Swing Tweaks – Granny Edition

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Categories: GolfHackers

I’m working on a small tweak to my swing which will hopefully increase accuracy and eliminate my ever famous “granny” move.  While playing my 18 hole league Tuesday, my pal and golf pro Guy and I discussed shortening my swing.  I tried a few swings and he told me that those were the best swings and most on plane he’s seen me make.

I played an extra nine holes after the original 18, and carded a little 32 on that side.  I even missed a birdie putt of about 3-4 feet.

I’m playing around with my dad today at the nicest club in town.   I plan on hitting the range for a few before the round to groove the 3/4 backswing anti-granny move version of my swing a bit.

A report will follow.


Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson two highest earning athletes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Categories: PGA TourTiger Woods
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SI has come out with their “Fortunate 50” list for 2010.  Once again the top to highest paid athletes are golfers!

#1: Tiger Woods has been the highest paid athlete for seven years in a row, despite a drop in $22 million last year.  Boy how much could you do with an extra $22 million per year?  Was it worth it?  Despite dropping $22 million, Tiger still brought in $90 million.  I suspect that number will be smaller for next year.

#2: Phil Mickelson is once again #2 in earnings and brought in $61 million.


Review: Gran Melia resort in Puerto Rico

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Categories: Golf CoursesGolf LifeGolf LifestyleLifeReviewsTravel
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I couldn’t have imagined that starting a golf blog in 2004 would result in my attending the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open and staying at the beautiful Gran Melia Resort in Puerto Rico six years later.  But that’s one of many great events which has occurred as a result of being the web’s #1 golf web geek.

Location Location Location

Let’s start with Gran Melia’s location, Puerto Rico.  This was my first time there and I loved it.  The weather was rainy the first day or so, but even then it was beautiful.  The resort is located in the city of Rio Grande, about a 30 minute drive from the Puerto Rico airport and from the most well known PR city of San Juan.

The resort sits on Coco Beach in the northeastern coast, where the water is very calm and shallow.

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Happy Birthday Sophie Sandolo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Categories: Golf For WomenMiscellaneous

Birthday wishes to golf babe Sophie Sandolo.  For some reason which I can’t quite pinpoint, I really like Sophie….


The Ball Is FLYING Right Now

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Categories: GolfHackers

100 degree temperatures.  4200 above sea level.  No moisture in the air.  The back is loose.  The ball striking is pretty good.  Bridgestone B330-RX golf balls.

These are all reasons why the ball is FLYING right now.  Every summer I have to readjust my yardages.  “Summer yardages” are now in effect.

During Saturday’s Sandy Amateur, which I had great ball striking except for three swings, I had all sorts of trouble with yardages.  I hit a gap wedge with no wind with no elevation change, about 150 yards.  I was hitting my sand wedge about 130 yards.  On the 1st hole (my 9th because it was a shotgun start), I hit my 6-iron onto the green from 200 yards and made an eagle putt from about 12 feet.  That was the highlight of the day.  The lowlights are that the ball was going so far I was flying over greens.  On the 5th hole I had 135 to the back pin.  I flew my gap wedge to pin high, it bounced off the green into the hazard behind it.  Blech.

League play is today, and the temps will be 95-98.  I’ll be using summer yardages today for sure.


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