The golf magazines are going nuts right now, digging in their archives of brilliant Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky photos. You see, DJ won this past weekend and that’s all the excuse the struggling golf magazines need to post link bait, also known as T&A.
Many Hooked On Golf Blog patrons know I’m an aspiring photographer and I think it would be totally bichin if I got a job working for Golf.com or Golf Digest or some golf media outlet. So below I’m submitting a few photos from my portfolio. Since I know they love to post any kind of Paulia photo, even with random animals and stuff like that, I found some of my best material.
Let me know when I start the new photo job okay?
DJ and Paulina Gretzky and a giant pig humping a barrel
Paulina Gretzky and DJ and a dumpster
DJ and Paulina and some old junk appliances
Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky and a pile of tires
DJ and Paulina and a greasy transmission
So what do you think? These would fit right in with Golf.com and Golf Digest’s Paulia photos…
Yesterday I predicted that Golf.com would use Dustin Johnson’s victory at Doral this past weekend as an excuse to post Paulina Gretzky photos. Like clockwork the photo galleries are popping up. Golf journalism at its best!
For my next unbelievable feat, the oracle will predict the sun rising in the east.
Now I’m positive that Golf.com has lost its mind. This was in my Facebook “stream” today. What the *&*%*^* does this photo have to do with anything?
Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson and an elephant? WTF?!?!?!?
I can see the production meeting at Golf.com unfolding:
Editor: “People, Dustin Johnson won this weekend. We need Paulina Gretzky photos!”
Intern: “How about the elephant one?”
Rory McIlory has a few options at this point, following throwing his club into the lake as per Rules of Golf 32.0A-3-A-Niner-6969, subsection B-989-E-Bravo-Niner.
- He can play a new club from the same position he threw the last one under penalty of one throw.
- He could drop a club within two club lengths of where the club entered the water hazard and throw a new club under penalty of one throw.
- Finally, he could take the point in which the club entered the hazard and drop a new club as far back as he wants, in line with the pin, under penalty of one throw.
A few days ago I did a “first look” post for Cork Tree, a company that makes some cool cork putter grips. I do these first look posts to help get the word out about the products I receive, very quickly after I receive them. I often take quite a long time on my reviews, since I take them seriously unlike other fly-by sites. So the reviews can take a while. The first look gives my readers a teaser to spark some interest, and gives the company that sent in the product some web juice while I’m doing my more lengthy review process.
As usual, I distribute links to the posts on all the social networks I have, including Twitter. I was thrilled to see that my retweeted first look tweet (yes sounds ridiculous) had some 1,400 favorites and 1,400 retweets.
Those numbers blew away my previous best, which were maybe just 100 or 200. I thought it was a little funky that this tweet had so much action though. The tweet is from Cork Tree’s twitter, and they only have 227 followers as of today’s date. How could a Twitter account with 227 followers generate such interaction?
Out of curiosity I looked at a few of their other tweets and noticed a very interesting pattern. Many tweets would have no action, or perhaps 3-4 retweets or favorites. Then there would be a tweet with 1.4K favorites and 1.4K retweets. Hmmm. A little fishy. The numbers of retweets/favorites on these “popular” tweets is almost always 1,384, or 3-4 tweets above that. This smells as fishy as Ian Poulter’s five balls in the water last week.
Magic number 1,384
I’m not going to say that Cork Tree is engaging in some kind of social networking fraud. I don’t care. Maybe some bot or some hacker who is trying to help them is behind this.
Either way, I’ll be reviewing the Cork grip soon. Can’t wait to see how many retweets that one gets.
My guess is it will be 1,384.
Kid Rock gives Tiger personal hygiene advice…
Wow the copycat golf sites are blowing up with this incredible news that Kid Rock gave Tiger Woods advice. I love how they all type the same story. Giving Tiger advice seems to be the hippest thing anyone can do now. I’m sure the advice Kid Rock gave to Tiger was all regarding personal hygiene…
Since about 100 golf sites have written this same story I decided to dig deeper for the REAL Tiger Woods advice story. There are actually quite a few musicians who are offering up their advice and expertise for Tiger. See this short list below.
- Keith Richards is giving Tiger Woods advice on how to stay attractive as he grows older.
- Lady Gaga is giving Tiger advice on how to wear a meat suit.
- Pete Townshend is giving Tiger advice on what it is like to be a woman trapped in a man’s body.
- Kenny G is giving Tiger Woods advice on how to play the kazoo.
- Madonna is giving Tiger advice on falling down, and a bonus bit on how to have sex with Dennis Rodman.
- Coldplay is giving advice to Tiger on how to create sappy, mind-numbing gutless music that induces suicidal reactions from listeners.
- Hootie and the Blowfish are giving advice to Tiger on how to be completely vanilla.
- Pearl Jam is giving Tiger advice on how to make whiny mumbling nasal “Seattle” rock.
- Black Eyed Peas are giving Tiger Woods advice on how to fake EVERY single thing they do in a performance.
- Miley Cyrus is giving Tiger advice on how to twerk.
- Yoko Ono is giving Tiger Woods advice on how to ruin the best band the world has ever seen.
- Dave Mathews band is giving Woods advice on how to croon like a drunk Kermit the frog. (Thanks to Jeff Weis).
- Phish gives Tiger Woods advice on making his fans believe he’s good.
- Justin Bieber gives Tiger advice on how to be irritating.
- Creed gives Tiger advice on producing one product and repackaging it into the same product, year after year.
- Michael Jackson gives Woods advice on prescription medication and entertaining young boys.
- David Bowie gives Tiger apparel advice. Now working with Nike Golf on Tiger’s apparels scripts.
- Lynard Skynard gives Tiger advice on redneck culture.
- Grateful Dead… no matter how bad they are, just like Tiger, fans continue to show up and watch them.
- Prince gives Tiger advice on being tall.
- Bruce Springsteen gives Tiger advice on how to sing entire albums without even mistakenly hitting a right note.
- U2 gives Tiger advice on arrogance.
- Amy Winehouse gives Tiger advice on wasting immense talent.
- John Mayer gives Tiger Woods advice on being insufferable.
I’m sure there are more… comment in your own! It’s fun!