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The Consequences of the Ball You Hit

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 18th, 2016
Categories: BoneheadsGolfGolf For WomenMiscellaneous

I love golf signs, especially ones that I have to read about 300 times to figure them out and still can’t.
Consequences Golf Sign

Analysis

I love how some grammar freak like me used a golf pencil to put in the missing comma after “the golfer.”

The sign addresses “the golfer.” So what if a person who isn’t a golfer is reading the sign? And what if a person who is not a golfer hits a ball? Or is the sign simply trying to call out the golfer in a group of non golfers? “Hey you, the golfer.”

I’m still trying to wrap myself around the “consequences of the ball you hit” part.  The ball has consequences? I find that hard to believe but let’s assume it does.  Why shouldn’t the ball itself be responsible for its own consequences?  Why should I, assuming I’m the golfer, be responsible?


Today’s Putter Grip and Golf Shoe Scripting

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Categories: BoneheadsGolfGolf GearHackers
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Apparel scripting is one of the most crucial and important aspects of one’s golf game, just ask any golf company or golf PR person around the major championships.  It’s all about the scripts.

With that in mind I crafted a hell of a combo golf shoe and putter grip script today and it really made a huge difference in my performance and my score.  Check it out:

Shoe Grip Script

The goal of today’s shoe and putter grip scripting was to set a color scheme and combination which allowed me to fully concentrate on the shot at hand. One which was simple, and not distracting. One would not want to be midway through one’s putting stroke only to be completely distracted by the fact that there are 73 different colors between your shoes, socks, and putter grip.

The script worked very well and I played a solid and satisfying round in high winds and cold.

For my next script I plan to start with this setup, then drop acid.


Adios Golf Course Grounds Crew – Your Replacement Autonomous Fairway Mower Has Arrived

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, April 15th, 2016
Categories: GolfGolf CoursesGolf VideosMiscellaneous

As a drone builder and flyer I’m interested in autonomous technology. Below is a video and info about an autonomous fairway mower. It mows the course without a human piloting it. I dig the technology but I also worry about potential golf jobs lost with this sort of thing.

About TURFLYNX and the F315 machine

TURFLYNX wants to make a future of mobile robots and information-based solutions for field keeping activities a reality today. We brought to market the first fully autonomous golf course fairway mower.

TURFLYNX’s vision of a mobile-robot and information-based future has resulted in our first product: the F315 autonomous triplex fairway mower.

We currently work hard in the development and marketing of robotic solutions for golf courses and sports fields using mobile robotics technology.

TURFLYNX developed the first autonomous and driverless fairway mower available on the market. A solution tailored to be cost-effective, autonomous, silent and environmentally friendly, with a special focus in reducing the maintenance costs on Golf Courses, addressing the needs of Managers and Greenkeepers, but also guided towards the improvement of the environment and to higher quality standards of the playable area.


2016 Masters Tournament Friday Leader Board and Cut Line

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Categories: Golf

Below is the Masters Tournament leader board through Thursday and Friday, including players who missed the cut.

POS PLAYER TO PAR R1 R2 TOTAL
1
J. Spieth
-4
66
74
140
2
R. McIlroy
-3
70
71
141
T3
D. Lee
-2
68
74
142
T3
S. Piercy
-2
70
72
142
T5
S. Kjeldsen
-1
69
74
143
T5
H. Matsuyama
-1
71
72
143
T5
B. Snedeker
-1
71
72
143
T8
K. Aphibarnrat
E
72
72
144
T8
D. Berger
E
73
71
144
T8
B. DeChambeau
E
72
72
144
T8
S. Garcia
E
69
75
144
T8
D. Johnson
E
73
71
144
T8
S. Lowry
E
68
76
144
T8
D. Willett
E
70
74
144
T15
J. Day
+1
72
73
145
T15
J. Holmes
+1
72
73
145
T15
S. Kaufman
+1
73
72
145
T15
B. Koepka
+1
73
72
145
T15
B. Langer
+1
72
73
145
T15
T. Merritt
+1
74
71
145
T15
B. Wiesberger
+1
73
72
145
T15
C. Wood
+1
72
73
145
T23
A. Cabrera
+2
73
73
146
T23
P. Casey
+2
69
77
146
T23
J. Donaldson
+2
74
72
146
T23
E. Grillo
+2
71
75
146
T23
D. Love III
+2
73
73
146
T23
K. Na
+2
72
74
146
T23
J. Rose
+2
69
77
146
T23
K. Streelman
+2
71
75
146
T23
J. Walker
+2
71
75
146
T23
L. Westwood
+2
71
75
146
T33
K. Bradley
+3
74
73
147
T33
R. Cabrera-Bello
+3
74
73
147
T33
H. English
+3
74
73
147
T33
M. Fitzpatrick
+3
71
76
147
T33
B. Horschel
+3
70
77
147
T33
R. Langasque
+3
74
73
147
T33
I. Poulter
+3
69
78
147
T33
C. Smith
+3
74
73
147
T33
H. Stenson
+3
72
75
147
T42
C. Hoffman
+4
71
77
148
T42
T. Jaidee
+4
72
76
148
T42
M. Kuchar
+4
75
73
148
T42
H. Mahan
+4
73
75
148
T42
A. Scott
+4
76
72
148
T47
V. Dubuisson
+5
73
76
149
T47
B. Haas
+5
75
74
149
T47
M. Kaymer
+5
74
75
149
T47
K. Kisner
+5
77
72
149
T47
A. Lahiri
+5
76
73
149
T47
L. Mize
+5
76
73
149
T47
L. Oosthuizen
+5
72
77
149
T47
P. Reed
+5
76
73
149
T47
W. Simpson
+5
77
72
149
T47
J. Thomas
+5
76
73
149
57
B. Watson
+6
75
75
150
CUT
B. An
+7
0
0
151
CUT
T. Immelman
+7
0
0
151
CUT
M. Leishman
+7
0
0
151
CUT
P. Mickelson
+7
0
0
151
CUT
V. Taylor
+7
0
0
151
CUT
B. Grace
+8
0
0
152
CUT
Z. Johnson
+8
0
0
152
CUT
R. Knox
+8
0
0
152
CUT
D. Lingmerth
+8
0
0
152
CUT
C. Schwartzel
+8
0
0
152
CUT
T. Watson
+8
0
0
152
CUT
D. Bard
+9
0
0
153
CUT
J. Dufner
+9
0
0
153
CUT
E. Els
+9
0
0
153
CUT
R. Fowler
+9
0
0
153
CUT
J. Herman
+9
0
0
153
CUT
C. Kirk
+9
0
0
153
CUT
G. McDowell
+9
0
0
153
CUT
V. Singh
+9
0
0
153
CUT
M. Weir
+10
0
0
154
CUT
R. Moore
+11
0
0
155
CUT
S. Schmitz
+12
0
0
156
CUT
R. Streb
+12
0
0
156
CUT
F. Gomez
+13
0
0
157
CUT
C. Jin
+13
0
0
157
CUT
S. Lyle
+13
0
0
157
CUT
M. O’Meara
+13
0
0
157
CUT
A. Sullivan
+13
0
0
157
CUT
D. Clarke
+16
0
0
160
CUT
S. Bowditch
+17
0
0
161
CUT
I. Woosnam
+19
0
0
163
CUT
P. Chaplet
+21
0
0
165

Breaking: Tiger Woods to Replace Arnold Palmer in Ceremonial Masters Opening Tee Shot

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, April 1st, 2016
Categories: GolfPGA TourPro GolfThe MastersTiger Woods
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April 1 2016 – Tiger Woods announced today that he would be replacing Arnold Palmer in the traditional opening tee shot ceremony at the 2016 Masters Tournament. Palmer, 86, has been suffering from a lingering shoulder injury and earlier in March announced that he would not be able to participate in the opening tee shot.

Arnold Palmer Now Driving

Arnold Palmer Teeing Off In The Masters Opening Ceremony

Four-time Masters champion Woods, 40, has been battling injury as well and is recovering from another back surgery.

“I have concluded I’m not at a physical or mental state to compete in the Masters Tournament at this time. By taking part in the opening tee shot ceremony Thursday morning I will be able to participate and contribute to the event. I’m looking forward to seeing if I can out-drive Gary (Player).” ~Tiger Woods

Woods will join six time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus and three time champion Gary Player as part of the modified “Big Three.”

“I look forward to hearing the announcement, ‘fore please, Tiger Woods now driving.’  That said, I don’t plan on permanently relinquishing myself to a ceremonial starter and hope to return and compete for another green jacket in 2017.” ~Tiger Woods

The ceremonial tee shot takes place Thursday morning at 8:00am eastern time on the first tee of Augusta National Golf Club.


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