As I’ve mentioned many times, I’m a slow reader. I read 2-3 books per year. I just finished Greg Norman’s book and I’ll have a review on the way. I received Norman’s book as a Christmas present back in 2006. So that one took me 13 months to get done!
I receive golf books submitted by authors all the time. Right now I’d say I have 15-20 books in a pile which will take me 6-7 years at the pace I read.
I get requests from people for me to read “eBooks” or PDF golf books often as well. Spending hours reading in front of a CRT is even more difficult for me and kills my eyes. I don’t really consider a “book” to be a “real” book unless it is… well, in print.
A guy (who will remain nameless) recently emailed me and asked for me to read his eBook. I told him I don’t read eBooks. His reply to me was classic:
“Here’s the best golf putting book in history for free being offered to you. If you don’t want to look at it as a golfer, that would not appear very smart — just sort of egotistical.”
So I guess I’m dumb and egotistical. Tell me something I didn’t know. After that comment I’d surely have difficulty staying unbiased about this book should I do a review on it anyway. And if said book was the “best golf putting book in history,” I would wonder why it isn’t available in any printed form? I’m just sayin’…
The latest HOG poll is closed and the results are in.
Do you wager on the course?
* Gamblers anonymous (4%)
* Sometimes (28%)
* Yes (46%)
* No (22%)
Total Votes: 390
2008 PGA SHOW BLOG
If you checked in this morning you may have found a “bandwidth exceeded” message here. HOG’s bandwidth usage just hit an all time high this month. While that may seem like a bad thing, it’s actually a good thing. What it means is that HOG is generating more and more traffic. All I had to do was increase my bandwidth on my server so no big deal.
One of the buzzes from the recent PGA Show was the new interchangeable shafts and heads. Many sites are quoting the “first look at interchangeable shafts and heads” with articles about the Callaway i-Mix and Nickent Evolver 4DX.
While this is a valid buzz in golf, I’m going to have to poopoo sites claiming the “first look at interchangeable shafts” when referring to the Callaway and Nickent offerings.
Travel back to September 12, 2007
Back on September 12, 2007 I posted an article and video on interchangeable shafts and drivers from Versus Golf. And quite honestly, that driver had been sitting in my living room for a couple of months before I got around to it.
Quote from my interchangeable shaft/head post back in September
|“I’m amazed that a system like this hasn’t become some kind of ’standard’ in the golf industry. How cool would it be to carry 2-3 different driver shafts in your trunk and be able to use the one that’s fitting your current swing during that time?”
And yes, today companies like Callaway and Nickent are offering packages which are exactly what I just described in the quote above, with 2-3 shafts. Am I good?
If only I was this good with the women…