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Boo Weekly fouls up Sergio Garcia’s score card…again

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
Categories: Pro Tips

Sergio Garcia signed an incorrect score card and was disqualified from the 2007 PGA Championship. Boo Weekly was the one who was keeping score.

Last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship those two were paired up and sure enough, Weekly screwed up Sergio’s card again. This time Sergio caught it and corrected it before any damage was done.

So at this point you have to wonder if Boo is just messing with Sergio or is he really a bonehead?


Ask the PGA experts questions at PGA.com

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
Categories: Golf FitnessGolf InstructionGolf MediaHackersMiscellaneousPro Tips

There’s a cool new feature on PGA.com called “Ask the PGA experts.” Go to the PGA.com home page and scroll down to the bottom. There you’ll see the experts themselves and links to ask a question and to read the answers.

I submitted a question just to see what would happen and the experts replied! I picked a question relating to my game, specifically my fight with golfer’s elbow:

Are there specific ways to adjust your swing or technique to prevent or reduce “golfer’s elbow?”
Tony K.

Golfers elbow is caused by an early release of the wrists on the downswing or a scooping action through impact. This is usually the result of your swing path being outside to in or your body being out of position. If you put your right arm (for a right handed golfer)out in front of you and bent your right wrist backward so that the back of your right hand and wrist created an angle your would want to maintain that angle as long as you could into impact. When you lose that angle and your hand goes the opposite way you are early releasing the club early and creating stress on the elbow that causes golfers elbow. See your local PGA pro for a lesson and they will be able to help you with your early release.

— Dave Phillips, PGA Professional – Titleist Performance Institute

I actually didn’t think there was a solution to my problem, which was part of the reason I picked that question. I simply thought the stress of impact on my aging elbows was the problem. But apparently I have something to look into. I don’t think my swing path goes outside in, but I DO know that a problem I have is early release on my wrists. Fixing the early release will not only increase my power but apparently help my golfer’s elbow problem. I’m very glad to hear this information.

Head to PGA.com and ask your question!


Feel like a schmuck now

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
Categories: European TourGolf MediaLifeMiscellaneousPGA TourPro Tips

Greg Norman bookMy cousin in NYC who is 6 days younger than me sent me some cool stuff for Christmas. I feel like a schmuck now because I didn’t get him anything. We’ve never gotten each other anything before so this was kind of out of the blue. Hopefully he doesn’t read this post or he’ll know I opened my Christmas present early.

The present he got me should be very interesting, being that I seem to be “involved” in the golf business in some way or another. It’s Greg Norman’s book “The Way of the Shark. Lessons on Golf, Business and Life.”

Greg Norman and I have a lot in common. We’re both incredibly handsome, our golf swings look very similar, we both have tons of dough and our change in marital status just cost us both a fortune. Well, he’s actually got me on the first 3.

I’m a pretty slow reader (blogging too much), but a book report will follow one of these years.


Pro Golf News is STEALING CONTENT

The site at pro golf news dot net (URL not included intentionally) is stealing content from Hooked On Golf Blog and many other golf blogs and sites like The Golf Channel’s. Much of this content is not linked or credited to the original authors AND they have google ads on the site. They’re making money by illegally posting OUR blog posts.

Though this site and many golf blogs have RSS feeds, these feeds are intended for the personal use of individuals on their personal home computer. These RSS feeds are NOT for other sites or companies to use for monetary gain.

I’ve sent them a C&D email and reported them to google for adsense violations.


Friday Ryder Cup Pairings

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, September 21st, 2006
Categories: European TourMiscellaneousPro Tips

FOURBALL

3 a.m. ET – Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk, United States, vs. Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington, Europe.

3:15 a.m. ET – Stewart Cink and J.J. Henry, United States, vs. Paul Casey and Robert Karlsson, Europe.

3:30 a.m. ET – David Toms and Brett Wetterich, United States, vs. Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia, Europe.

3:45 a.m. ET – Phil Mickelson and Chris DiMarco, United States, vs. Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood, Europe.


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