2010 Battle of the Golf Blogs – Falcon’s Fire

Battle of the Golf Blogs is an epic struggle where golf bloggers go head to head in a life or death contest that can have only one victor. The battlegrounds for the contest are agreed upon by all involved and the prize is an undisclosed amount of money, bragging rights for a year and a single dollar bill autographed in blood (ok, not really..). 🙂 The format is net match play.

It began last year in 2009 between Tony Korologos from Hooked on Golf Blog and myself and it took place at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. Tony kicked my butt up and down the front and back nine and I left the course with my wallet a little lighter and my ego severely damaged.

BOGB 2010 took place out at Falcon’s Fire Golf Course on 01/31/10 and we included a third golf blogger, Mr. John Duval from Into the Grain.

As you can see by the evidence below, this years victory goes to the writer of Orlando’s best golf blog! 🙂 (that’s me, if you didn’t know…)

For those of you who are having trouble reading it, the dollar above states the following;

Humbly Submitted to OGB (Orlando Golf Blogger) from mediaguru @ HOG (Hooked On Golf Blog). 2011 is the tie breaker

If you can’t tell, on the bottom left of the dollar are the tear stains Tony left whilst signing the trophy.

This one is from John, and it states “Dave, enjoy it while you can!” On the back of the dollar, you can almost make it out, it says “PS: I always knew you were the better golfer -JFD

🙂

Seriously, though, it was a great time yesterday and neither of those two were playing very well, and they had a HUGE amount of strokes to overcome. I tell you, being a high handicapper playing against a low handicapper sucks, because if you win, it an empty victory because your opponents had to give you 25 strokes and if they win, it’s an especially big deal, because not only did they beat you, but they beat you by A LOT!

Perhaps next year we can add a couple other golf bloggers into the mix?

Now, to deflate my ego a bit, on the 16th hole, John bet me a dollar that he could win the hole, using my clubs, playing left handed… Check out the epic struggle..

Many thanks to Tony for putting the video together!

  10 comments for “2010 Battle of the Golf Blogs – Falcon’s Fire

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    Dave, it was great meeting you at this year’s PGA Show and I hope to make it again next year (for more than two days). If I do, I hope to bring my clubs and maybe I can get an invite to the 2011 BOGB?

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    Congrats Dave. That’s why they have the handicap system – no shame in winning. What were the gross scores?

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    Hmmm, why don’t you tell the folks out there a bit more about how many shots I had to give you (25) and the two tee box (900 yard) advantage you enjoyed?

    And why don’t you tell everyone what happened on the 16th hole when you were beaten by a right-handed golfer with YOUR left handed clubs?

    Your blogging friend (and mildly sore loser),
    John Duval 🙂

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    Editorial Preference 🙂 I was going to post an amendment to the post once I got the videos from Tony. Yes, Mr. Duval whooped me good with my own clubs…

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    Absolutely Bob, would love to have you join the 2011 BOGB 🙂

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    I’ll try to crunch the vids and make a youtube of the 16th as soon as I can. Long day today after the show. Still recovering from the show, and from the debacle which was yesterday’s round. I NEVER hit an iron all day.

    I have to mention that not only did John beat OGB on the 16th, playing with OGB’s clubs left handed… he beat ME on that hole too. John can play. I can play too… when the temp is above 26 degrees and the winds below 25mph, humidity below 87%, and I have more than 5 balls to hit as a warm up from a two month layoff! Oh, and my dog ate my homework.

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    Nice one he he, sounds like it was great fun!

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    Sounds like fun – I want to get in to this next year.

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    [Looks outside and sighs] Still white out there — can I play winter rules 8=)

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    With guys making pars opposite handed, wind blowing 50 mph, bitter FL cold….I’m sooo sorry that I could not have joined you guys! Next year I’m in….by the way, all PGA Pro’s are NOT great golfers 🙂 I play about 12-15 rounds a year, so I’ll need the same # of strokes Dave gets. I guess I need to become a Golf Blogger to play more 🙂 Great video Tony….Nice meeting you John…Dave, we will hook up soon…congrats on your victory!

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