I’ve known Luke Swilor for many years now. We’ve had some epic matches, most of which he has come out on top. But I hang my hat on the one where I had a great day and he had a bad day and I kicked his butt.
Anyway, a hearty congratulations to Luke and wife on the birth of their new son Zac.
Zac will be taking my money on the golf course soon.
New blog post: Congrats to my buddy Luke Swilor. HE’S A DAD! http://www.hookedongolfblog.com/2010/08/10/luke-dad
The last time my buddy Luke Swilor and I squared off in the famous “Guru/Swilor Three – The Redemption” match, Luke was not hitting on all cylinders. In fact, if he were a V6, I’d say four of his injectors were clogged.
Now Luke is on a roll, dropping rounds in the 60’s and notching top-5 finishes on the Canadian Tour. I’m very happy to see Luke putting it together. It looks like he’s got his Canadian Tour card for 2009 locked up.
Hey Luke, when you get back home after so many months of playing up in the great white north, are you going to be saying “what’s that all aboot, aye?”
Yesterday’s round was the 3rd meeting in the Swilor/Guru golf blogger matches. The first two were taken by Luke Swilor. The 2nd was a pretty humiliating day for me as I shot my worst score of the year in 45mph winds and lost seven balls while Luke Shot an amazing 70.
Yesterday’s match found me in very good form, striking the ball well and putting well. Luke was not at the top of his game and I was able to come out with the win 6-and-4, with a couple of won presses as well. I caught Luke at a good time for me and a bad time for him.
Highlights for me included eagling the par-5 13th hole (our 4th hole since we played the back first), and birdieing the 17th and 18th holes. My round of 72 was pretty good for me, considering that this lateral hazard ridden course is extremely tight and there was a strong wind all day.
So I’ve finally notched my first win against Luke for a 1-2 record.
I’m happy to announce that Luke Swilor and I will be playing golf today!
I’m hitting the ball decently right now. Last 5 scores, 73, 78, 74, 73, 69. That being said, Luke will still probably be giving me an on-course lesson.
My very good pal Luke Swilor is a local guy who is working his way up to the PGA Tour. He’s playing mini tours and trying to pay the bills with dough he makes as a pro golfer.
TWO in a row!
Luke Just notched his 2nd 1st place finish in a row so I raise my frosty beverage in a toast to Luke’s continued success.
Luke’s blog has moved to a new location. If you have him on your blogroll be sure to update it to http://blog.lukeswilor.com/ and if you don’t have him blogrolled, do so now!
HOG’s close friend, local golf blogger and playing partner (when he’s not on some kind of tour) Luke Swilor has qualified for Q-School! I knew he was near Houston at the pre-qualifying school but I hadn’t written anything out of superstition.
I have numerous mentions and stories about Luke here so click this link to see them.
Bill does a nice job writing about Luke. He quoted me a heck of a lot, which is nice.
Bill even posted a 2nd article which more directly asks someone out there with some cashola to sponsor Luke. Another blog jumps on the Luke sponsorship bandwagon! You never know. It just might happen.
My favorite quote from the 2nd article: “Being a good blogger is like being good at oral sex. Sure, it’s something that gives you pride, but so few people are aware of your skills.”
By the way, Luke was very patient with me while I (to quote Chris DiMarco) “threw up all over myself” on the course yesterday. Thanks buddy.