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Incredible stolen clubs story. Justice prevails.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
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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 CLUBS ARE IN POLICE CUSTUDY”
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:

Golf On TV This Week

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Categories: Champions TourEuropean TourGolf MediaLPGA TourPGA TourTiger WoodsWeb.com Tour
Arnold Palmer Invitational
PGA TOUR
Thursday 3/26 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Thursday 3/26 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 3/27 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 3/27 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/28 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET NBC
Sunday 3/29 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET NBC
J Golf Phoenix LPGA International
LPGA Tour
Thursday 3/26 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 3/27 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/28 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 3/29 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM ET GOLF
Sunday 3/29 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET GOLF
Monday 3/30 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM ET GOLF
Open de Andalucia
European Tour
Thursday 3/26 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 3/27 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/28 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 3/29 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GOLF
The Cap Cana Championship
Champions Tour
Friday 3/27 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/28 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/28 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/28 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 3/29 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 3/29 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF

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
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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.

IF SERGIO GARCIA WINS THE MASTERS, I’LL PLAY THE PAR-5 1ST HOLE OF MY HOME COURSE NAKED.

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)
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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
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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:

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