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Hell Day tournament today

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Categories: HackersMiscellaneous

I’ve been the president of my men’s association for four years now.  One of the “fun” tournaments I started was the “Hell Day” tournament.  This is the last tournament of the year and close to Halloween.

On Hell Day we make the course super hard.  We put the tee boxes on dirt roads 50-100 yards behind the tips like on #10, where it is 320 yards to the fairway.   We put the pins on the tiers, which resulted in me 11-putting a couple of years ago.  We make players hit into bunkers.  We put pumpkins on the greens and players have to putt around them.

This year we’re re-routing the course.  So hole 12 is played from hole 13 tee.  Hole 13 involves a tee shot from 12, to 13 fairway, to 14 green (see picture above)…

I’ll post some photos and more info when the tournament is over.

SPECTACULAR conditions

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, October 16th, 2008
Categories: Golf CoursesHackers

I’m so happy today. I just putted on perhaps the best greens I’ve EVER putted on at one of my favorite courses, Bonneville. It was such a pleasure to putt on greens so pure and fast. I’m guessing they were a 12 on the stimp meter, with NO bumps. Smooooooth. If you hit a 39 foot putt on line with the right speed, it never varied and went straight in the hole.  You had to really place approach shots in the precise location.  You had to nut up and hit your chips perfectly or they were gone.  As fast as the greens were, they still held shots and properly played chips.  Perfect.

Bonneville GC 1st Tee

Bonneville GC 1st Tee

I had a great time playing with my normal Thursday group, with the addition of my pop. My pop and I took on my other two buddies in a nassau. It all came down to the 18th hole. All the bucks and bragging rights were on the line as we were tied.   First, my 71 year old dad blows his drive past my friend John, an ex-marine with hands as strong as a bull. Then I drain a 20 footer for birdie to bury our opponents and send them for their wallets.

The greens at Bonneville were so pure I just can’t get over it. Pure. This traditional, tree lined course is special, as you can see from the picture I shot from the 1st tee.  I play well and putt amazingly on this course.  Is there some kind of vibe I get from this course?  Perhaps so, since it opened the day I was born.

GolfBlogger ACE

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
Categories: Golf MediaHackers

Congratulations for my pal GolfBlogger!  He recorded an ACE!

Golf partner yells at two old ladies

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, September 19th, 2008
Categories: HackersMiscellaneous

On the first hole yesterday I saw a ball in front of my buddy while he was hitting his 3rd shot (par 5).  A few holes later apparently a ball nearly hit my buddy while he was walking off the green.  It seems the two old ladies in the group behind us were not only pushing us, with nowhere to go, but were hitting into us.

The old ladies, and I mean around 70ish, caught us on #6 tee.  My pal turned to them and in a very stern voice said “Hey you.  Stop hitting into us.  You nearly hit me twice.  We’re playing as fast as we can and waiting for the group in front of us on every shot.  If you hit one more ball at me I’m hitting it back at you.”

He was right.  They were rude and should have waited.  Even old ladies need a tounge lashing sometimes.

Mother nature shows me the target on a glorious morning

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
Categories: HackersMiscellaneous

I had a glorious round with my dad this past Sunday morning, only the 2nd time in three weeks I’ve hit a golf ball.  We teed off first of the day at just before 7:30am. At his beautiful club Hidden Valley, the mountains shield the direct sun for a while. We played about five holes before the sun broke over the mountains.

On #5 green I took a couple of pictures because the lighting was so cool. Little did I know that mother nature was showing me the target with a sun ray which shot right into the cup!

sun rays

I managed an easy 73 on that great morning.

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