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Bob Burns No-Bananas

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentHackersReviews

golf hybrid bob burns no bananasThe biggest problem most high handicap golfers have is the slice, or “banana ball.” Most high ‘cappers cut across the ball from outside-in, causing a side spin which makes the ball curve right. With some hard work and likely help from a golf pro, the banana ball can be cured.

Some golfers don’t have the time or the desire to put in the work needed to cure the banana ball. They just want to go out and have fun playing golf. For those players, the Bob Burns “No Bananas” series of clubs is a great option which will have those players enjoying their rounds immediately.

How it works

The No Bananas club faces are closed (driver by up to seven degrees) and the face offset. The closed face and offset help to counteract the side spin from outside-in swings, resulting in straighter shots.

Adjustable weights allow the player to fine tune the draw or fade bias for his or her game.


My 2008 golf season may finally be over

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, December 13th, 2008
Categories: Golf VideosHackersLife

I was happy to get in 16 holes yesterday before I ran out of daylight. I even hit my irons solid, which I haven’t been doing lately. Perhaps I hit them solid because I had to. If you thinned an iron in that super cold temp, your hand would go numb for the next 15 minutes.

I guess that was likely the last round of 2008 in my neighborhood because I woke up to find a big snow storm dumping.

I like global warming

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Categories: Hackers

I’m a pretty happy camper right now.  Everyone join in with me:

“Three cheers for global warming.  Three cheers for global warming.”

I just played golf three days in a row in December.  I can’t remember the last time I did that.  I played pretty well today until I ran out of gas and went +4 in the last five holes.  I managed a 76 (+4) in “competitive” conditions (i.e. money on the line).  I did manage to collect enough in winnings to play a complimentary round.

I’m not sure how long this will last, but I’m happy so far.  I like global warming.  Longer golf season…

Do you feel pressure on a three foot putt to win $2?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 30th, 2008
Categories: HackersMiscellaneousPGA Tour

It has all come down to the 18th hole and you have a three foot putt to beat your buddy out of $2.00 ($1.00 for the original bet and $1.00 for the press of course).  Do you shine?  Do you make the glorious putt and collect the cash and associated bragging rights?

Then how about the pressure you might feel if you were KJ Choi today.  He sank a putt on the last hole of the Skins Game which was worth $270,000.  Total take in this “so-so” silly season event for Choi, $415,000.

Threw the back out in a round of golf today

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 16th, 2008
Categories: HackersLife

Today was a great day and I was playing Thanksgiving Point, a super tough Johnny Miller design.

On the 15th hole I’m at +5 but starting to hit some more solid shots.  I bend over to chip after my approach went over the green when an electric shock went through my body from my lower back clear to my fingers and toes.  After going all summer without throwing my back out, I’ve thrown it out a 2nd time in two weeks.  Not happy.

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