Luke Donald’s solo 3rd finish this past week at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans has moved him past Rory McIlory and back into the #1 ranking in the world. I’m starting to lose count, but I do believe this is the 3rd time Donald has held the top spot in the world.
Below is a table showing the recently updated top 50 players in the world: (more…)
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I’ve been taking my time with this review. I wanted to log as many rounds in varying conditions as possible to completely fill my cranium with thoughts and comments on the new Nike Golf VR_S Forged Irons. Now that I’ve had a chance to play in every condition from snow to high winds 90+ degree desert heat, I’m ready. Here we go.
The VR_S Forged Irons feature Nike’s thinnest and hottest forging with Japanese SAE 8655 steel. This steel provides great distance and precise performance.
Nike puts the center of gravity low and far back behind the club face via an undercut. This is what they call Powerbow technology. Essentially what would be the muscle of a muscle back club is moved behind the face with a space between the face and muscle. Powerbow technology helps the ball launch higher for more carry and distance. To go with that higher launch angle is a steeper descent, making the ball stop quicker on the green. (more…)
The PGA Tour is in New Orleans to play the Zurich Classic. The Zurich Classic television schedule is posted below. Set your DVR!
This week marks the first week back for Masters champion Bubba Watson since his amazing win in Augusta a few weeks ago. I stood on that very spot that Bubba hit that shot from on 11, but didn’t have any idea what would be taking place there a few days later. Sorta cool.
Luke Donald is in the field too, after losing the #1 ranking to idle Rory McIlory. Can Luke get the #1 ranking back for a 3rd time?
Zurich Classic Of New Orleans Broadcast Times
|THU||4/26||Golf Channel||3 PM – 6 PM ET|
|FRI||4/27||Golf Channel||3 PM – 6 PM ET|
|SAT||4/28||Golf Channel||1 PM – 2:30 PM ET|
|SAT||4/28||CBS||3 PM – 6 PM ET|
|SUN||4/29||Golf Channel||1 PM – 2:30 PM ET|
|SUN||4/29||CBS||3 PM – 6 PM ET|
Post #2 today of my site tweaks. I’m fixing some social sharing issues which have been a problem. The last post worked perfectly when sharing to Facebook, with the proper thumbnails appearing on the share. That has been something I’ve been debugging for a long time.
This post will contain two images. One is the built in feature image (upper right) and the other will be an attached image (below) from the Hooked On Golf Blog image gallery. The test will be to see if either and hopefully BOTH of these images appear as options when sharing to social networks.
While I’m at it, be sure to follow Hooked On Golf Blog’s Facebook Page. The site is closing in on 1000 Facebook likes and I’m going to give away some free golf schwag when that milestone is reached!
Test Image – Enjoy