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Exclusive Photos: Not of Anna Rawson But of the New Parsons Xtreme PXG 03119302394320958.87 Niner Bravo Irons

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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I apologize for not posting a photo of Anna Rawson here.

I just posted the news of the new golf company founded by GoDaddy’s Bob Parsons (no he’s not related to the Alan Parsons Project) called Parsons Xtreme Golf.  They are using Anna Rawson as a spokeswoman for their $2,400 irons ($300 per individual iron).  Those irons are the PXG 0311 irons.

PXG 03119302394320958.87 Niner Bravo

Crack HOG insiders have found a prototype image of the next model Parsons Iron, the PXG 03119302394320958.87 Niner Bravo.  Check it out below.  Even more weighting technology.

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PXG 03119302394320958.87 Niner Bravo – 37 Niner Bravo Weight Technology

This iron uses a new patent-pending PXG 37 Niner Bravo movable weight technology, taking advantage of 37 precisely placed weights on the club. This allows the golfer to fine tune loft, lie, swing weight, launch angle, oxygen level, gravitational pull, altitude density, wind speed, air speed, ground speed, ball speed, club head speed, launch angle spin speed level 12, and 887 other swing characteristics.

Look for Anna Rawson in a bikini or some kind of thong, with this club in her hands, soon.


Parsons Xtreme Golf to sell $2,400 Irons via Anna Rawson’s, um… Personality

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Is it cold in here?

Anna Rawson to help sell $2,400 irons... $300 per iron

Anna Rawson to help sell $2,400 irons… $300 per iron.  Take a check?

A new golf company founded by Bob Parsons will be soon selling $2,400 sets of irons, or $300 per individual iron. What makes Parsons Xtreme Golf’s irons so good? Perhaps the 483 movable weights per club… And how does Mr. Parsons, the guy behind GoDaddy.com sell such expensive clubs?  The oldest way in the marketing book, with a sexy female spokeswoman.

Anna Rawson

I met Anna Rawson a few years ago. She wasn’t dressed quite the photo above unfortunately.  It was darn cold here in Utah when she was playing GOLF in an event here. Yes, this former GoDaddy girl actually does play golf.  She was very nice and a pleasure to gawk at… I mean…. talk to.  She really was very nice.

“From tee to green, you’ve never played like this before. With just one swing you can feel and see that PXG clubs are unlike anything else—and you can bet that our marketing is going to make some noise and shake up the industry too.” ~Bob Parsons

Well, I’m not sure Anna Rawson can shake up the golf industry any more than she has already.  It’s not like we haven’t seen her before.  Will these clubs be THAT good?  I may never know. I doubt I’ll ever get a sample of them to demo because I’m about to poke some serious fun at show their next model iron, the PXG 03119302394320958.87 Niner Bravo.  Stay tuned for that.

Oh yeah, here’s the actual golf club.  I realize with Anna’s photo up above the average joe (or jane depending on your orientation) could probably care less…

Parsons Xtreme Golf PXG 0311 Iron

Parsons Xtreme Golf PXG 0311 Iron

The marketing/branding/web image PXG golf is presenting looks like it is done by the same ones who do the My Golf Spy site.

 


Apparel Scripts to Blame for Tiger Woods’ Poor Play

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 8th, 2015
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TigerMastersApparelScriptGolf websites are scrambling, producing all sorts of “what’s wrong with Tiger Woods?” articles.  The pundits are pontificating and theorizing, endlessly babbling about what Tiger is doing wrong or what’s wrong with him.  From Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee to Fox Sports’ Greg Norman to the every day six-pack hack golfers wearing their sleeveless shirts showing their barbed wire tattoos, everyone has their theories.

None of them are correct.

It’s All About Apparel Scripting

To the uneducated/inexperienced golf media member or golf spectator the solutions would lie in Tiger’s swing coach, practice routine, equipment, personal problems, etc.  But to my keen and experienced golf blogger eye, the reason for Tiger’s poor play is obvious: bad apparel scripting.

While we can’t be sure if it is one piece or the whole ensemble, the results don’t lie.  Something is rubbing, squeezing, chafing, blistering, or perhaps cutting off Tiger’s circulation.  Maybe his hat is too tight and it cutting off blood flow to his brain causing bad golf decision making?  Maybe the tighty whities are too tight?  Shoes might be causing blisters?  Maybe it is just the color schemes?  The white hat and black belt don’t match?  The socks aren’t moisture wicking enough?

Whether it is one of the issues above, all of them, or a combination of a few, something is going to have to change.  If Tiger, Nike, and Tiger’s “handlers” don’t adjust his apparel scripting soon, the 85 from last week’s Memorial Tournament could be the tip of the iceberg.

Golf Titanic.

Get Leonardo DiCaprio on the phone.

 


You Can Buy Tiger Woods’s Exact Driver, But Should You?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Nike Golf TW Vapor Speed Driver

Nike Golf TW Vapor Speed Driver – click to view larger version

Who do you trust more, fish oil salesmen, politicians, or golf marketing?  These “what’s in the bag?” articles and limited edition clubs setup like the pros are so funny to me.  Now you can buy a club custom fit to someone else, who has swing characteristics completely unlike yours!

The latest is a promotion by Nike Golf, where you can buy the exact driver Tiger Woods is using.  The Nike TW Vapor Speed is available for purchase today (June 1, 2015) and has the exact same specs as Tiger’s gamer driver.  What bonehead would want this club, other than perhaps a collector?  According to other marketing themes we as golfers should be getting a custom fit driver for our swings, right?  So buying Tiger’s driver would be idiotic to say the least, unless of course we have the exact same build, height, weight, swing speed, technique, swing plane, takeaway, release, tempo, launch angle, grip, head dip…. I could go on forever.

Before you make that big decision to buy a club nobody in the world could probably hit, take a look at some of these numbers below.  Tiger hasn’t played enough holes this season to qualify for the Tour stats apparently, since he isn’t even on the driving statistics listings on the Tour site for 2015.  I’ve done some analysis for you.

Driving Distance:  Tiger’s average driving distance right now is 297.1.  That would be good enough for 26th place at this point on Tour.

Driving Accuracy: Tiger’s driving accuracy is 50.71%.  That would put him at 199th on the PGA Tour in 2015.

Tiger has no ranking for total driving and it is not possible for me to calculate it.  By my guesses, it would be near or at the bottom of the entire PGA Tour’s list.

Conclusion

If you love Tiger Woods and have $399 to spend for a driver you probably can’t hit, this one is for you.

 

 


Salt Lake City Golf Division is Giving the Shaft to Bonneville Golf Course Patrons

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Bonneville Golf Course Aerial Photo by Tony Korologos

Bonneville Golf Course

I’ve never written a “letter to the editor” of a local paper.  Tonight will be the first, a submission to the Salt Lake Tribune.  Below is my take, and below that the text which will be a shorter version for the letter.

If you paid for a six pack of your favorite beverage and only received five cans, would you be a satisfied customer?

If you went to the movies and the movie theater cut out 15 minutes of the movie, would you be a satisfied customer?

If you paid for a 60 minute massage and the masseuse cut it off at 49 minutes, would you be a satisfied customer?

Salt Lake City Golf Division is doing this same thing to patrons of Bonneville Golf Course.  We patrons are paying full retail for 18 full holes of golf, but not getting what we paid for.  The course is in the midst of an install of an automatic sprinkling system which has been decades overdue.  That’s great.  While the course is torn up the players are asked to skip large portions of the course, like the 500 yard par-5 first hole today.  In exchange for skipping those parts of the course a temporary hole is setup somewhere else.  This temporary hole is obviously a pale excuse for Salt Lake City Golf Division to charge full price since the player is playing 18 holes.

In the spirit of the game it would be good customer service to offer a discount, a free bucket of range balls, or some kind of bounceback rate due to the conditions.  Instead, Salt Lake City expects golfers to pay full rack rate, and that’s not sitting well with many.  Trust me on that one.

When I mentioned the lack of a discount to the staff in the pro shop (who will remain unnamed to protect their anonymity) they informed me that the asked the city about it.  No dice.

When discussing this lack of consideration for the players, one player on the course today told me “they’re doing it because they can.”  That is true.  While I could choose to go elsewhere, I’m still patronizing Bonneville.  I’ve been playing there for decades.  But I can’t help these feelings of resentment which have been building over the last several full retail rounds I’ve paid for, getting only 17 holes of golf.

Other courses in this area are very considerate of their players during adverse course conditions. River Oaks posts a discount for roughly one month when they aerate their greens.  That’s a course who cares about their customers.  Apparently that’s not the case with Salt Lake City Golf Division.

The Letter To The Editor (shorter version in hopes they run it)

If you paid for a six pack of your favorite beverage and only received five cans, would you be a satisfied customer?

As a patron of Bonneville Golf Course for decades–who has paid tens of thousands of dollars in green fees in my lifetime–I can’t help feeling like I’m getting the shaft when paying full retail for a course that is torn up and offering essentially 17 holes worth of golf.

Salt Lake City Golf Division should offer a discount, a free bucket of balls, or a bounceback rate to show their customers that they appreciate their business during installation of their new sprinkler system.  Granted the sprinkler system is much needed and decades overdue, but charging full retail for an incomplete product is a shank out of bounds and not in the spirit of the game.

End of rant.

 


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