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I officially give Sergio a pass, an apology and extend my best wishes. I feel your pain man. Let me buy you a beer.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 28th, 2009
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Anyone who has read my blog with any regularity knows I’ve been, shall we say, “critical” of Sergio Garcia.  The spit incident tarnished my respect for him long ago.  Recently Sergio’s play hasn’t been great and the old me was there to ride that horse, predicting a poor performance in the Masters and making fun of the promotion awarding free TaylorMade drivers to players who bought them before the Masters if Garcia won…

Now we know why Sergio’s play has been so rocky, he’s done with Greg Norman’s daughter Morgan Leigh

Back during the Masters I commented that Sergio had a look in his eye which didn’t look right.  It didn’t look good at all.  I wasn’t sure if he was ill, being audited by the IRS or what.  He looked beaten down.  He looked like he was in a daze.

As it turns out his relationship with Greg Norman’s daughter Morgan Leigh is over.  Some articles are saying he was “dumped” which is not terribly nice.

I feel your pain Sergio.  Can I buy you a beer?

Well guess what?  My game has SUCKED this season so far.  My handicap has TRIPLED and it is still getting worse.  I’ve thought about hanging it up a few times.  I’m so fragile emotionally on the course I want to cry with joy when I make a birdie and throw a temper tantrum like a big baby when I make a bogey.  I’m an emotional wreck now and my concentration level is horrid.

I’m in a similar boat to my now friend in misery Mr. Garcia.  I too broke off a relationship months ago.  It has been very tough.  Food hasn’t been terribly appealing and I have moments where I just stare off into space.  Several times a week I just want to go to sleep in the middle of the day, though I got plenty of sleep the night before.  In my morning shower I have these moments where I just fade off into some other universe.  I’m not exactly sure how long I stare at the wall of the shower some mornings.   I’ve lost 22 pounds in two months. It has been tough to gag food down and sometimes I’ll realize I haven’t eaten a meal in 24 hours or more, just a couple of olives.

Getting better slowly

I’m slowly adjusting to having that big hole in my personal life without a special lady who I thought was the perverbial “one.”  If Sergio felt the same way as I did, you can be sure his game won’t be back any time soon.  I’m about four months in and just barely coming out of my shell.  I still have moments where I zap back to the past and get sad, but I’m trying to move on and move forward.  I’ve now got the feelers out to friends and some dating sites, and maybe I’ll find me a nice lady who golfs.

So Sergio…

So Sergio I humbly apologize for all the crap I’ve given you here on my little golf blog.  I feel your pain man.  It will get better, but not as quick as you may hope.  That pain will never really go away.  You’ll just figure out how to process it.  Call it a character builder like those four foot putts.

You’ll always have those painful memories tucked away in the back of your golf bag, but you’ll find happiness in the future.  At least thats my plan.


Golfsmith acquired MacGregor

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf Gear
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About a week ago MacGregor golf was bought by Golfsmith.  I’ve got two sets of MacGregor irons, a MacGregor 3-wood and two Bobby Grace / MacGregor putters.  Or is it three?  Can’t even remember.

Another “classic” line like Ben Hogan is absorbed and has become a shadow of what it used to be.  It sounds like Golfsmith bought the brand for pennies if I’m reading this article right, $1.75 million over three years?  Maybe that is just for the “rights” to the brand.

Regardless, I’ve been a fan of MacGregor and had success with the gear I own from them.  While Golfsmith will have MacGregor be a “house” brand for them, this will obviously mean you won’t see it in other big name chains.

Greg Norman is now officially out of the golf equipment business and owns no stake in any golf equipment company.  Sell sell!


Greg Norman becomes TaylorMade Tour Staff Player

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
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This isn’t an April fool’s joke.

Greg Norman has inked a deal with TaylorMade. The Shark will play the TP Red golf ball (which he played in that great performance at the (British) Open last year, TaylorMade golf clubs, TM staff bag and a TM logo on the side of his hat. Yes the side. There’s NO way the Shark would let his Shark logo play 2nd fiddle to any other.

What about MacGregor?

Not sure what the ramifications are with this deal and Greg’s relationship/investment in MacGregor Golf, which is still sporting Greg’s photos on their home page.

Norman video on the switch, The Masters

In this nine minute video, Norman explains his decision to switch to TaylorMade. He also mentions playing golf at The Masters this year. He says the length of Augusta National makes Beth Page Black look like a pitch-and-putt course.


Greg Norman – The Way Of The Shark: Lessons on Golf, Business, and Life

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, February 8th, 2008
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How much do you really know about Greg Norman? I thought I knew just about everything until I read Greg’s book The Way Of The Shark: Lessons on Golf, Business, and Life.

If you’re like me here’s all you thought there was to know about Greg Norman:

1. He won the British Open twice.
2. He was the #1 golfer in the world for roughly 330 weeks.
3. He has high end apparel brand.
4. He has a golf course design business.
5. He lost the Masters to Nick Faldo after bringing a six shot lead into Sunday in 1996.
6. He’s Australian.

There’s much more…

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