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Luke broke my camera

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Categories: HackersMiscellaneous

So far this season my good pal Luke Swilor and I have been running into each other a lot.  His new hangout is my home course.  The greens aren’t very good, but the course itself will force you to hit a ball straight.  Luke and I have been playing some golf and having putting contests (thanks for tying Dave on that 60 footer the other night by the way, you saved me $.25).

I had to send my Canon camera in for repair though, after I shot this pic of Luke.  As you can see, there’s a black blob on the left of the photo.  Now every photo I shoot has that blob.  Oh, and Luke’s form looks great too.  His head is still down and his arms have totally released.  My release doesn’t look like that.  I’ve got some sort of granny chicken wing effect.

UPDATE: Canon’s service center ROCKS.  I sent in my camera, which arrived there on Thursady of last week.  I just got my fixed camera today, Tuesday.  They even cleaned it.

Errant Bill Murray golf shot sends lady to hospital

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 20th, 2009
Categories: Hackers

Over the weekend a lady was in her yard, across the street from a golf course.  During a Pro-Am at the TPC Tampa Bay Bill Murry pulled a shot OB, over the street, and hit the lady.  She was taken to the hospital.

No word on what score Bill carded on that hole.

She was overjoyed when she saw me because she said she had come out to see me and her husband had just said, ‘I hope he hits it over here.’

~ Bill Murray

Golfers for global warming

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
Categories: HackersLife

As president and founder of “Golfers For Global Warming” I thought I’d mention that today is the weekly meeting.

The meeting place will be the 17th hole at River Oaks, pictured below. I birdied this hole yesterday. Today? Doubting it.

snow sucks

Sacrificing life and limb to retrieve lost ProV1’s

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Categories: Hackers

Every year there’s a story of some crazy golfer drowning, falling to his death, or being eaten by alligators while trying to retrieve lost golf balls.

My last round (before the three straight days of snow) I was in the midst of evaluating the new Titleist ProV1x. I didn’t realize how much damage I’d done to my leg on the 12th hole when I went deep into the jungle to extract that ProV.  Fortunately (as least to some) I survived.

Incredible stolen clubs story. Justice prevails.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Categories: HackersLifeMiscellaneous

In this forum thread over at The Golf Space, my friend nicknamed motorman_mp3 wrote a sad story we’ve all heard too many times.  He ran into the pro shop to get a beverage and when he came out his clubs were gone.  His custom clubs worth thousands, with his name engraved on all of them and the bag, had been stolen.

mp3 was a former cop so he knew what process to go through, checking in with all the pawn shops etc.  Most crooks try to pawn stolen items within 24-48 hours as I found out myself in a similar experience.  They need cash fast, for drugs usually.

Less than one day later mp3 got a call from a pawn shop saying there’d been a call asking if they bought clubs.  He hoped this was his set and it was.

The dumb a$$ showed up at the pawn shop with my clubs.
I will know more in a little while after I leave work.
The police called and told me that it was a 16 year old kid that showed up with them.
He had his 18 year old brother with him.
It appears that everything is still there. I will know more when I get there and I will update you with more info tomorrow.
Then a few hours later this post:

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