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The Web’s Most Complete Augusta National Par-3 Course Photo Gallery

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Categories: PGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryThe MastersTiger Woods

Today is the par-3 tournament day at the Masters Tournament.  Tiger Woods will be playing this time around, which is not his usual method of operation.

The par-3 tournament has been going since 1960.  The par-3 is a fun tournament where players interact closely with fans.  Some players who are not in the Masters Tournament are allowed to play the par-3 tournament.   Prior to the par-3 tournament there used to be a driving contest.

Augusta National Golf Club - Par-3 Course

Augusta National Golf Club – Par-3 Course – click image for full gallery

The par-3 tournament takes place at Augusta National’s par-3 course, possibly the most beautiful par-3 course in the world, though the folks at Three Tops located at Treetops Resort might argue that point.  As you will likely hear, no player who has won the par-3 contest has gone on to win the Masters Tournament.

Augusta Par-3 Course

Augusta National Golf Club – Par-3 Course – click image for full gallery

I walked every hole of Augusta National’s par-3 course a couple of years ago and shot a ton of photos.  For one shot I even snuck onto a little boat I found in the lake.  The skies were a little gray the day I shot them but they still look great.  I put together a gallery of 77 images of the course, the largest and most complete online photo gallery of the course that I’m aware of.  All for you HOG “patrons.”  Click the photos or the link below to view the gallery.

Augusta National Par-3 Course Photo Gallery

Masters Fantasy Golf $1 Million Prize

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Categories: Fantasy GolfGolfMiscellaneousPGA TourPro GolfRory McIlorySite NewsThe MastersTiger Woods

The wife has fallen in love and become obsessed with a new house.  Quite frankly, on a blogger’s budget the only new house we could realistically look at right now would be a toy house for the 2-year old.  She wants the house so bad she has actually APPROVED the $20 entry free to enter the Draft Kings Million Dollar Masters fantasy golf tournament.  I know a little about golf, so what the hell.  Here goes $20.

I set up an affiliate account with Draft Kings. If you want to try and win the million, click the image or link above and sign up. That way if I don’t win the million, I’ll make four cents commission and be closer to my retirement in 138,083 years.

HOG Eye View of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament – Part Deuce

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Categories: PGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryThe MastersTiger Woods

This is part two in a series of what I hope to be very interesting photos of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.  I’m hoping to show some less common angles, viewpoints, and interesting things in an effort to show a different perspective…because that’s how I roll.

Below is an information board. These are found in a few locations around the course.  Patrons can see where their favorite players are to plan their viewing enjoyment.

Masters beer is fairly cheap, though it did go up $1.00 this year.  Here’s a shot of one of the refreshment stands from behind, showing the spent beer kegs at the end of a practice round.

I presume these two gentlemen are checking the moisture level of one of the greens below.

There are a few parallel fairways at Augusta National.  Honestly I can’t remember which these are, but you can see at least three below:

The new practice range at Augusta National is very nice, of course. It has quite a bit of seating.

Below is a massive open area as seen from the edge of the 18th green, looking toward the 7th green way off in the distance.

Below is a cool look at the par-5 2nd green as it is approached by the players.  This photo is not far from where Louis Oosthuizen made the double eagle.

Below is a look at the front part of the par-4 10th green.  The picture does not do the vertical aspects of this hole justice.  The place where I’m standing is quite a bit higher than the putting surface, and the area short of the green is much lower, going back up a big hill to the tee.

Speaking of elevation changes, look at the drop from the fairway on the par-5 2nd below.  It drops hard to the right, and down to the green.



Making Sense of Masters Apparel Scripts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 6th, 2015
Categories: BoneheadsPGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryThe MastersTiger Woods

This is without a doubt one of the best weeks of the year in golf.  Yes it is apparel script season.  You see, the golf PR and golf apparel companies have really gone to great lengths to promote their products, and “apparel scripts” are getting more and more elaborate.  While I appreciate fine apparel, I don’t find myself having to have a certain pair of shoes because x-PGA Tour player wears them.  Same with the WITB (what’s in the bag) posts.  These apparel scripts have really flooded the golf media sphere.  The PR agencies send them out and all the sites post them for what I figure are two reasons: 1. They want to continue to get swag and fear if they don’t post, the swag boat will sail.  2. They don’t have to actually create content.  It’s all done for them.

I’ve made it a policy not to post apparel scripts.  When I started this site over 10 years ago I vowed to try and be as original as possible, and not post the same content everyone else does.

Today I’m making an exception though.  I feel I can add some value to these scripts, and a viewpoint (hopefully very twisted) not found elsewhere.  So let’s get to it.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlory

How about that video above? These people are serious about their apparel scripts.  Below are Tiger’s and Rory’s scripts (click to enlarge):


What stands out to me most about the above scripts are that somehow Tiger and Rory will both be golfing in shirts which are missing the right sleeve.  Heaven forbid there being any inclement weather as Rory’s outerwear layer is only the right half of his body.  No left torso or left arm.  Neither of these scripts has socks, which could be tough on those Augusta hills.  Neither has underwear.  That’s an issue.

Rickie Fowler Masters Apparel Script

Below is Rickie Fowler’s Masters apparel script from Puma (click to enlarge).

apparel script

Fowler’s Masters apparel script has no socks or underwear

I guess the “missing right arm” thing is big this year because like Tiger and Rory, Rickie’s script (above) has no right arms at all. Also, no socks or underwear. I suggest some anti-chafe cream.

Jason Day Masters Scripting

Jason Day (my pick once again to win and lost money last year in Vegas) has probably the best apparel script, from adidas.


As far as I can tell Jason is not missing anything obvious.  Strangely, all of his shirts do come with the right arm intact.  Can’t see if he has socks or underwear on, but I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Louis Oosthuizen Apparel Script

I really like Louis Oosthuizen. He seems to always bring some serious game to Augusta. But he might have some problems this week because of issues with his apparel scripting.


While his outfits all do include right arms, I think Louis is going to be at a big disadvantage with no shoes, underwear, or socks.  I don’t see a hat either.  He might get sunstroke without a hat, if he hasn’t had to withdraw due to sore bare feet.

Tony Korologos Scripting

Last year I broke the mold on apparel scripting for the Masters, doing my own Paulina Gretzky poses:

2014 Masters Apparel Script - Golf PR Companies Take Note

2014 Masters Apparel Script – Golf PR Companies Take Note

I’m not sure I can top last year’s script, but I’m going to give it a shot. Stay tuned.

Masters Week Begins

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 6th, 2015
Categories: Golf For WomenPGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryThe MastersTiger Woods

Good morning.  Its’ Masters week.  Starting out with some coffee from one of my several Masters mugs!

Masters Augusta

Augusta National 16th Hole – © Photo by Tony Korologos


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