Putter Magic by Frank LaRosa, Golf to Go ESPN 1320

Over a round of golf many years ago, Mr. Sacramento, Stan Atkinson and I traded putters…and I began a love affair with my long neck Scotty Cameron Teryllium Newport 2 putter.

 

The black finish would glisten in the sun as I stood over a putt and I always felt confident about drawing it back and making a birdie. Years later, it began to show its age with scratches, nicks, faded paint, rust, and a depressed top line from dropping it into my golf bag for all those years. Little by little, my putting became less consistent and (horrors) I began to look at newer models.

 

Then I learned about Scotty’s Custom Shop and their ability to completely restore Cameron putters. The custom shop can stamp initials, apply paint fills, create additional sight dots and lines, add a new grip or head cover, restore your putter’s finish, add weight and even authenticate your putter.

 

I sent my putter back to the Custom Shop with instructions and personal preferences. When the box arrived about six weeks later, I was like a kid on Christmas morning. The secure packaging was an indication of the treasure I was about to unwrap. Now I know what the phrase “good as new” truly means.

 

My completely restored, personalized, authenticated Scotty Cameron Teryllium Long-Neck Newport 2 putter looks as though I was pulling it off the shelf for the first time. It boasts a new finish, new shaft, new grip, new head cover, and it’s re-set to original specifications.  I can’t say enough about the staff and the personal service I received which matched the extraordinary craftsmanship on the putter.

 

The team is so proud of their work that every day on their website, they spotlight one putter that has been sent for restoration or customization. Check out what has been done by other customers and maybe get some great ideas for yourself.

 

Recapture the magic at www.scottycameron.com.

January 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

Watch the Bob Costas Entire interview with Jerry Sandusky

There’s a lot of things you could say about this Jerry Sandusky interview with Bob Costas last night. Costas said later to Dan Patrick that he was expecting to interview his attorney. It was Sandusky’s attorney that offered up the former Notre Dame coach. Everybody is asking, “Why on earth would you do that?”

This isn’t safe for work, and very graphic in parts.

November 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Stop Gore, Make Alex Beat You. You Did.. And He Did…

Alex, don’t say anything. Just smile and walk away. Jim Harbaugh… just say, “I’m proud of our guys.”  In the post game after that thriller against Eli Manning and the New York Giants, it’s obvious that Mr. Harbaugh reads every little morsel that’s written about Alex Smith, who’s often referred to as “a game manager” in a tone that suggests that’s something to be ashamed of. And isn’t it about time Lowell Cohn asks Jim Harbaugh “What did you see in Alex Smith?” I wish Jim would say “How many freaking times do I have to answer that? Weren’t you here the other 350 times you asked that question?” As for the New York Giants, a lot of good teams would kill to be 7-2. You’re one of them. As for the 49ers?  Eight. And. One. Who’s Got It Better Than Us?
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November 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Tom Nakashima's Blog | No comment

Feels Like A Playoff Game…

The reality is… the New York Giants are damn good. And this Sunday’s 49ers-Giants match up feels special. Oh, I know it’s way too early to even think about post season but come on, Candlestick will have a playoff atmosphere. I even heard a rumor that “The A Team” may do the TV broadcast, replacing the usual “D Team.” And that’s the way it should be. If the Niners lose, you can bet there will be plenty of “fans” jumping off the bandwagon. The experts will say the 49ers are nothing but pretenders, overachievers or poseurs. I just wanted to use poseur. A loss would put them at 7-2, a record that a lot of good teams would kill for. On the other hand, a win would, well… Who’s Got It Better Than Us?

AJGuel Photography

November 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Tom Nakashima's Blog | No comment

Watch as ESPN Analyzes the 49ers at This Point In Season

Who knew Kordell Stewart was an analyst for ESPN? You wouldn’t know, as they never show him on TV. They’ve buried him on video for the website with the very attractive Prim Siripipat. He needs a little more personality.

He does tell of facing Harbaugh as a player with the Pittsburgh Steelers. They talk at length about the 49ers successes below.

November 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Alex.. The Worst 7-1 Quarterback In History…

About Alex Smith, Lowell Cohn’s mantra is “he’s so limited.” Limited, as if Alex were some sort of contest winner plucked from the stands…and who gets to line up behind center as a promotional stunt. I’m getting tired of it. Certainly the 49ers are not seriously thought of as one of the league’s elite teams. Especially not elite is their quarterback. So who’s better than Alex? How about Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Michael Vick, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, Sam Bradford, Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Josh Freeman, Mark Sanchez, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Matt Stafford, Tony Romo, Matt Schaub, Colt McCoy… did I forget anyone? No, Alex is at the very bottom of the list. The bottom. We get it. He’s not 6’5”, he’s not strong armed, he’s not a superstar, he’s not a glory hog. Don’t you see, that’s the beauty of it all. If you’re the Eagles, the Lions, The Bucs, The Browns, The Seahawks, The Redskins or The Bengals… you just got beat by a team that has Alex in charge. He’s not anything you like… but he is something you’re not. He’s 7-1.
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November 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Tom Nakashima's Blog | No comment

If I Offended Anyone…

Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams was in the spotlight again. His racial slur aimed at Tiger caused quite an uproar at a caddies’ awards party last week in Shanghai. He says he’s not a racist, and I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on that. But he gave one of those weak “If I offended anyone” apologies that always sounds like a non-apology. Though comments at the award-roast were supposed to be “off the record”… here’s some Breaking News for you Stevie: Nothing is off the record. Were your comments offensive, stupid and crass? Of course. Will they have an effect on world events? Probably not. But you obviously put your new boss, Adam Scott, in the uncomfortable position of having to answer questions about your actions…. and I’m sure he has better things to do.
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November 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Tom Nakashima's Blog | No comment

Poker is King Tonight

It’s all over tonight. In a few hours, we’ll know the holder of the most prestigious poker title in the world.. when the Main Event Champion for 2011 is crowned in the World Series of Poker. A field of more than 6800 players, each laying out $10,000 to compete in poker’s biggest championship… is now down to three. The chip leader is Pius Heinz, a 22 year old from Germany (107,800,000 chips). Then it’s American superstar Ben Lamb (55,400,000). And finally, Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic (42,700,000). Of course, the prize pool is off the scale. The “disappointed” third place finisher collects about 4 million dollars… for second place, it’s  around 5.4 million. And to the Main Event Champion… 8.7 million fisheroos. You could win the Masters, The Kentucky Derby and the Daytona 500 in the same year…. and not have $8.7 Million.  Yikes. Catch the Final Table action tonight on ESPN.
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November 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Tom Nakashima's Blog | No comment

Watch Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott Comment on the Current 49ers

Tout used to be just the place Shaq made announcements. Now, it’s gaining a lot more steam. 49ers legends Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott sat down to discuss the current state of the franchise. Montana, as one example talks about Frank Gore set to become the all time leader in rushing for the team.

November 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

A Joyful 49er Homer


written by Andy Hawk, ESPN 1320’s resident 49ers Homer

Steve Young, Jerry Rice, and Brent Jones sure do look great this year.  At 6-1, The 49ers are ranked by ESPN as the #2 team in the NFL.  Don’t mind me, I just have that tingly feeling anytime someone says anything about the NFL or even football in general.  Come on… six and freaking one!  How did this happen?  It’s felt like an eternity since our team was a dominant force on Sundays.  I mean Alex smith is our QB!  I thought we had holes in the offensive line?  I thought the Niners were too weak at the WR position?  Isn’t Frank Gore too old?  No, nope, nah, and not at all.  The San Francisco 49ers have improved every week in almost every facet.  The defense is so good they’re physically knocking star players out of the game every week. 

 

The 49ers run the ball and can’t be run on.  This spells very bad news for the hapless Redskins on Sunday.  John Beck, you’re in trouble.  I’m so excited for Sunday at 10AM, I can’t stand it!   As the playbook is evolving we are starting to see some serious creativity coming from coach Harbaugh.  Never in our wildest dreams would anyone have guessed Joe Staley and Isaac Sopoaga would both have huge catches for first downs.   I’m not even going to try and predict what trick play we might see on Sunday morning

 

I’m Andy Hawk, your San Francisco 49er homer, reminding you to catch the game this week on ESPN 1320 and hold on…pregame at 9:00am, kickoff at 10:00am, with Ted Robinson and Eric Davis.

November 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Brian Lopez's Blog, Uncategorized | No comment

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