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If Garcia wins the Masters I’ll play golf naked, and Golfsmith will give you a TaylorMade driver

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, March 23rd, 2009
Categories: Golf EquipmentHackersLifeMiscellaneousPGA Tour

Wow the folks at Golfsmith are big risk takers. Read a portion of their press release below, but it basically says that that if you buy one of three TaylorMade drivers from Golfsmith between now and April 11th, you’ll be refunded your money if Sergio Garcia wins the Masters.

It is no secret that I’m critical of Sergio. I lost respect for the guy when he spit in the hole on national TV and then denied it in a post round interview.

I’m also quite confident that Sergio will NOT win the Masters as his putting on the slick Augusta greens will be his downfall.  In fact, I’m so confident that Sergio will not win the Masters that I’ll make the following statement.


I have lost a few pounds recently.  In fact, I weigh 10 pounds less than I did in high school.  So there won’t be any beached whale sightings on the course should Sergio win.   That being said, I’m no spring chicken and I don’t exactly have a six pack or abs of steel.   🙂

I’m not alone in my skepticism:

Deadspin piece (read the great comments, except for the Payne Stewart one)

Shots from the weekend

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, March 23rd, 2009
Categories: LifeMiscellaneous

This weekend I caught a couple of snaps of some random stuff on the golf course.

Golf Dog

Next to the 1st tee here sits “Golf Dog.”  This guy was patiently sitting there waiting for his owner.  I saw Golf Dog and his owner on the course around the 13th hole too.  The dog just stayed in that same place even when the cart was moving.

Play it as it lies?

This classifies for a submission to the “worst lie ever” contest.  In order to get this shot, my shoes took on some extra weight…

Furyk’s Hawaiian estate for sale. Anyone have $7.5 million I can borrow?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
Categories: Golf LifestyleMiscellaneous

This listing and photos, courtesy of Sakamoto Properties, is for the Hawaiian Estate of Jim Furyk. The home is located on the Plantation course on Kapalua, HI.  Man I knew I should have been a professional golfer when I grew up.

Here’s the original listing:

Price: $7,500,000
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3.5
Square Feet: 4085
Lot size: 2.525 Acres

Listed By: Roy & Betty Sakamoto, Sakamoto Properties
Awesome ocean views surrounded by the Plantation Golf Course behind the gates at exclusive Plantation Estates! Beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds. Two master suites plus guest bedroom and workout room in main house, plus two bedroom, two bathroom guest house. unique pool and hot tub, outdoor fireplace, huge outdoor covered BBQ and entertainment area. Designed by master aechitect Rick Ryniak.

Here are a few more pics if you are interested:


Fantasy Golf 2009 – Week 10 Results

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
Categories: Fantasy Golf

Free Fantasy Golf

Two more weeks until the 1st 3rd of the season is in the books and someone wins a pair of VedaloHD sunglasses!

I’m happy to announce that my good friend and fellow golf blogger Rich (EatGolf) won week 10!

Week 10 winner: EATGOLF

Winners contact me to claim prizes!

(click now and thank ’em!)



Rife Putters

Full results for week 10 and total standings below…


(not) another great Nike ad

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearGolf Media

Nike’s ads really get me sometimes.  The other day I walked into my local pro shop and plastered everywhere were these posters about Nike having the “new winningest drivers on tour.”  That’s cool.  I’m sure they meant on a Tuesday during a full moon on a leap year…

I really got a laugh when I looked closer at the picture of Tiger Woods.  He doesn’t even have a Nike driver in his hand.  He’s got a TITLEIST putter!  Haha!  Nice one Nike.  Keep up the great advertising work.

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