How NOT To Drop In On Your Pro Shop

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, January 13th, 2014
Categories: Golf VideosHow Not ToMiscellaneous

Support your local golf pro shop. Drop in, but not this way…

Golfers Treated For Sleep Apnea Improve Handicaps By 31.5%

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Categories: GolfGolf FitnessGolf Life

dufneringThis is a very interesting finding which makes me wonder what other health related issues can have an affect on one’s golf scores.

This study published by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine) and also mentioned in the New York Times, found that golfers who have sleep apnea and undergo treatment can improve their golf handicaps by as much as 31.5%! That is crazy. It is even more crazy that there was a study done in the first place.

Groups of golfers whose handicaps were above 12 found an improvement in their handicaps following sleep apnea treatment by an average of 11.3% while golfers whose handicaps were under 12 had handicap improvements of 31.5%.

Golfers will do anything (except practice of course) or buy any worthless piece of golf-training junk to shoot lower scores. As crazy as golfers are, some may read this study and try to somehow contract sleep apnea, just so they can go through the treatment and improve their golf scores.

My wife says I snore a lot. Perhaps I have sleep apnea? Yesssss. Yesssssss.

What study is next? Golfers who lose 200 pounds or more improve their handicaps by 32.3%? Fetch me a pizza so I can put on enough pounds to be able to afford to lose 200!

Video: How to hit out of a plugged lie under the lip of a bunker to within five feet of the pin

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Categories: GolfGolf InstructionGolf VideosInstruction

Usually I post videos of my buddy, the director of golf at my home course Guy Lester, in trouble to give him grief.  In this particular case he tried something I would have never thought of to get himself out of the horrid “plugged golf ball under the lip of the bunker” situation. Instead of opening the blade to his sand wedge, he turned the toe down.  It was a brilliant shot which not only got on the green (the main goal), but settled to about five feet!

And to cap it off, he was playing with a broken foot.  That’s dedication to golf!

Well played Guy.

Golf Book Review: 365 Golf Tips & Tricks From the Pros

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf BooksGolf FitnessGolf InstructionInstructionPro TipsReviews

There are many studies which prove that short study sessions allow the pupil to retain more than long study sessions. It is better to, for instance, study in 20 minute segments and break three times than to study a straight hour. The starts and stops are where most of the information is retained. That’s what makes a format like 365 Golf Tips & Tricks From the Pros so great. It is 592 pages, but there’s no way on earth I’d read it from start to finish. I’ll take a tip and read it with the thoughts of really trying to absorb it and work the concept into my game or my practice.

I recommend keeping books like this in places you'll visit every day...  Click to buy

I recommend keeping books like this in places you’ll visit every day… Click to buy

1 Tip Per Day

365 Golf Tips & Tricks From the Pros is obviously meant to be read a day at a time, a tip at a time.  Read that one tip on one day and really try to absorb it.  The tips are well but concisely written and all supported by color photos demonstrating the concept.

All areas of golf are covered from the rules to etiquette to long and short games.  365 lessons are in there and at only $12.95, a fraction of the cost of one private lesson!

First Look: Swing Tip – iPhone/Android Based Golf Swing Analysis System

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, December 14th, 2012
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf GearGolf InstructionInstructionMiscellaneousSite News

I can’t wait to test out the Swing Tip swing analysis system which arrived recently.  This system is comprised of two basic parts.  The first part is a bluetooth sensor which attaches to a golf club.  The 2nd is iOS or Android based software which receives the data and produces information about the swing, swing plane, club head speed, club face angle, impact zone and swing tempo.  The data is displayed on the phone, iPad, tablet or computer screen.

Swing Tip Golf Analysis System - click to buy

Swing Tip Golf Analysis System – click to buy

This would likely be a good golf Christmas gift, but I’ve already posted my two Christmas golf gift guides: Golf Gifts Under $30 and Golf Gifts Under $1,000,000.

It is really cold here so I may have to do some of my testing in the garage or the basement.  The “highs” are in the 40’s and the temp is dropping.  Stay tuned.


There are a couple more images in the Hooked On Golf Blog Swing Tip gallery here.

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