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Happy Halloween

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, October 31st, 2008
Categories: Site News

Happy Halloween

This is the 2nd post in a row with a scary orange image.

The only thing more frightening than ghosts and goblins is my short game.

HOG Space Fantasy Golf – 2008 Final Results

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, October 17th, 2008
Categories: Fantasy GolfSite News
HOG Space Fantasy Golf
1ST PLACE: BooBubbaBoBaddeley
Congratulations for playing so well all year long. You have won:

Grand prize: Driver, 3-Wood & Hybrid from Bobby Jones Golf

2ND PLACE: Jim@socialgolfers.com

Jim wins a great driver:

2nd place: Fastback Driver from Nicklaus Golf Equipment

3RD PLACE: Birdie Man
Congratulations! You are the lucky Ogio bag winner:

Ogio Golf Bag
4TH PLACE: cosine
Winner gets a GRIP Golf club!
Golf Research In Play

Official HOG Space Fantasy Golf Discussion and SMACK TALK Thread

PRIZE WINNERS: CONTACT TONY AT THE GOLF SPACE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE! These prizes will be shipped directly by the sponsors so you’ll need to give me your contact info, which I’ll provide to them.

The final totals for all participants are below.

A note from Tony Korologos,
HOG Space commissioner and organizer:

HOG Space Participants: It has been a great 2008 fantasy golf season! I’ve truly enjoyed the competition (when I didn’t forget to select my damn team before the deadlines). It takes a lot of time to put together the scores, ship prizes and do all the "administrative" parts of running a league with roughly 200 participants. I did my best to get things done as my schedule allowed and I hope all went well for everyone. I look forward to making 2009 even better!

Let the sponsors know they are appreciated!

Do us all a favor and let all the sponsors know that you appreciated them. Click their links and send them some emails letting them know! We’d like them to feel like they’re getting some marketing value out of providing prizes.

I’m going to start looking for sponsors for HOG Space 2009 soon so please contact me to be a sponsor.

I’m considering using a different fantasy engine/provider for next year so let me know if you have any suggestions. In fact, I’m open to any suggestions at all to make the league better for 2009!

See you on the golf course and I look forward to 2009 fantasy golf!

Tony Korologos
HOG Space Commish, Golf Space Geek, Golf Blogger


Weeks 37 + 38 HOG Space Fantasy Golf Results

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, October 17th, 2008
Categories: Fantasy GolfSite News

HOG Space Fantasy Golf Final Two Weeks:

Week 37 goes to “Shaderunner”
Week 38 Parman and NYRob tie.

Winners may claim any of the weekly prizes.

New HOG sponsor: Boggy Golf

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
Categories: Site NewsTiger Woods

I’m happy to announce that Boggy Golf has become a Hooked On Golf Blog sponsor.  Boggy Golf makes cool golf gloves.

Do me a favor and be sure to click their banner when you see it!

Eat Car

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Categories: MiscellaneousSite News

The friendship I’ve had with the reclusive and elusive Eat Golf has been one of mystery.  Digital.  Virtual.  Though I knew him online, I never physically met “Eat” a.k.a. Rich for years.  My relationship with this mysterious member of the original five golf bloggers was one of late night chat sessions about PHP code at 3am or the occasional email propping up cool golf blog posts.  But did Eat really exist?  Was he human?  Did he have seven inch long fingernails like Howard Hughes?  It took me nearly four years to find out.

I made some attempts to visit Eat in his “hood,” which is what they call cities or neighborhoods in southern California.  I was foiled two years in a row by bad weather, and the fear of hooking up with an old girlfriend who broke my heart who lived in the area.  Chicken.  I wondered if I’d ever meet Eat.  I wondered if I’d be able to actually verify that he existed.  Could I verify that he was indeed, human?  Could I indeed back up with my own empirical evidence that Eat wasn’t in the same class as UFO’s and Big Foot?

I meet Eat

Last month in Vegas much of the mystery was uncovered, yet much more mystery unfolded.  I did in fact meet Eat Golf.  I did in fact have several (dozen) beers with this mysterious web genius who, after days of endless programming without sleep, was able to brilliantly create mega cool and productive golf web applications which did astounding things, like telling readers the quality level of the range balls at every golf course in the country.  Despite that brilliance Eat was somehow too inept to backup his files, causing the loss of years worth of work and thus making his “current” blog post dated back on February 9th 2006.

I had a great time spending a couple of days with Eat.  He didn’t have a room so I offered up the extra bed in my room at the Luxor.  He declined.  He’d spent the first night at some odd, off the strip place in Vegas which was $50/night.  Is that where he really stayed?  Are we sure he didn’t stay at the Belagio or the Wynn?  Nobody really knows.

Eat Car

So do I have actual proof that I spent a couple of days with Eat?  Strangely enough, I have no photos of him.  I have a receipt from some bar in Vegas showing a couple of rounds of drinks.  I have nothing which could prove much of anything.  Why?  Why didn’t I get a shot of us together?  We’re long lost pals.  We’re joined at the golf blog hip.  We’re lost web geek brothers.  This is a terrible omission on my part, not getting a photo of us.  Rich is my pal and I f’d up by not getting a pic of us hangin’ in Vegas.

I did however, get one shot which may be proof enough.  One pic which may convince the sceptics that Eat really does exist.  I shot a pic of Eat’s car.  Check out the bumper stickers in the back window.

Eat Car

Eat Car

Sure this could be anybody’s car.  But who puts three Ron Paul bumper stickers on their car?  Not two?  One isn’t enough?  Then there’s the “other” Eat site, Speculative Bubble, a site which provided information which may have prevented and/or predicted the current mortgage and credit crisis.  If we would have listened to Eat, America might not be in this mess…  At least that is my motto.  But the coup de gras in my proof that I met Eat is the tiny little sticker to the far right:  “PHP.”  PHP is a server side dynamic hypertext protocol computer language.  Only the truest of the true geeks would have a PHP bumper sticker in their window.  Only geeks which have attained the level of geek greatness and psychosis, like Rich.  Like Eat.

I truly hope I don’t have to wait another four years for my next Eat sighting.

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