Hey Readers, I need your help.
For 5-1/2 years ... almost 600 articles ... I've been sharing my thoughts about nearly all things golf. And from the first day, I've written under the moniker, "The Wedge Guy". That was because when I started this blog, I was building EIDOLON Golf, which I still believed made the best wedges in golf.
But just over a year ago, we created a whole new company to introduce our revolutionary new SCOR4161 line of precision scoring clubs. These ARE NOT "just wedges", though we did make the Golf Digest Hot List in that category. And we've had thousands of golfers hail the performance of "SCOR wedges".
But "just wedges" pigeon-holes SCOR4161 into a category of golf clubs that hasn't really evolved in nearly 70 years. This category hasn't experienced the technical revolution that has completely changed everything else in our golf bags, as well as our clothes and shoes. In my collection, I have "wedges" from the 1980s, 1970s, 60s, 50s and 40s that ... if you stripped the chrome and graphics ... are almost indistinguishable from those on the racks in the retail stores today.
SCOR4161 is different ... and better for short range precision ... than any "wedges" that have ever been built. I won't go into the full story here, but I urge you to visit our site and see what we've done to completely re-invent the short end of the set, and the way in which golfers can put their scoring arsenal together.
What I need your help with today is what my new moniker should be. It's time to put "The Wedge Guy" into the archives. In name only, of course. I'll keep writing twice weekly like I always have, consistently focused on helping you with lowering your scores inside the "red zone", but also touching on whatever subjects come to mind or that you suggest. So, by November 1, I want to be writing this column under a new name, and let "The Wedge Guy" go into the history books (where "just wedges" should go also).
And since I haven't come up with a new name to write under, I'm going to ask all of you to help me with your suggestions. Just click the link below and offer your ideas. Send as many as you want. And here's how I'm going to reward you for helping.
Just for sending in your suggestions, I'll enter you in a drawing for a full five-club custom-built set of SCOR4161 precision scoring clubs — everyone has a chance to win.
And if you submit the name that I choose to adopt going forward, you'll win your own full set of five custom-built SCOR4161 precision scoring clubs.
To ensure that your suggestion is entered, please submit your nominated names to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the link below so that they'll come to my personal inbox.
You all are the readers that keep me doing this every week. You all know my work better than anyone else. So you get the chance to help me determine my new pen name.
I can't wait to see what you come up with.
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I'll start things off:
The Bottom Line
The Scoring Club Guy? Hmm gonna some time to think about this one. I'll get back to you later.
I think something along the lines of "The Scoring Guru" or "The Scoring Guy." They call Dave Pelts the putting guru and you are all about scoring so hence the scoring guru.
You have entered "The Scoring Zone"!!!
Tim Horan says:
How about Lofty?
As you said..."Inside the Red Zone" with Terry...
LOL @ Lofty, that's genius.
Obviously, Scorman fits. Though you shuold have a name which encapsulates your regional/generational qualities, your American ingenuity, and you respect for Hogan et al. Texas Green (like a blues moniker), Houston Shorty, Dead Aim Dick, Koehler Kronicles.
"The Scor Zone!" Allows you to keep the name if you ever expand Scor into irons. Develop a Flagstick exclamation mark for the end.
Another one - "Terry on SCORing!"
I like "SCORing with Terry"
Duke of Hazards says:
(The Golfer, formerly known as Wedge Guy)
...Professor Pitch in the war room with a one iron, "Pin-Points," Sole Train, Sole Resolve, Big Country Sole, San Antonio Sole, Country Fried Sole, Drain Brain, Perfect Pitch, Gripping Down, Spin Seeker, Going Low, Low Rider, I'm Just A Poor Fairwayin' Stranger, Immortal Sole,, Sole of the Game, Heart and Soul, sole... -food -ambition -intent -sacrifice
Matt McGee says:
The Erudite Swing Pedagogue?
Scorsman is all about having fun!
Dr. Red Zone
The SCOR Doctor
The Wedge Guy has a certain ring to it but as they say all good things must pass. Here are few that popped in my head: Plane Speak, Putting for Bird, Koehler's Korner, and Short Side Bunker.
LOL McGee - The Erudite Swing Pedagogue
Spin Doctor. Or, Pin Doctor.
Hmm....Short Game Guy or Guru; the Pin Punisher; the Club Doctor or Phd; Money Iron Man; Tap In Terry. Good luck!!!
Money Club Man also
Stick with 'The Wedge Guy'. We still use the term 'woods' even though today's fairway woods and drivers are radically different than yesterday's (they aren't made of wood anymore for one thing!). I'd much prefer it if, instead of changing your name in order to make a point about how wedge design has stagnated, you let your company's products speak for themselves by driving design change in the industry. Regardless, I love your column and will read it whatever you do!
How about just...Terry Koehler.
By : "The Pinseeker"
Round Club Roundup, The Right Approach, Approaching Excellence, Dishing the Dirt, Grass Menagerie, The Flop House, U-SCOR-2, Up&Down Town, A Long Walk un-spoiled, Shivas Scoring Irons, The Hole Story, As it Lies, SCORboard, SCORcard,SCOReez, SCORkeeper, SCORpad....... Don't get me started Scoreguy!
I think these are neat because of the double meaning (ie. the actual maker of the clubs combined with the goal of building/improving scores)
A quick list of your brand identity on the 'net:
Scorzone (which is also - apparently - an Italian truffle that is very popular)
The Wedge Guy
short game intelligence
forgiving. accurate. smart.
SCORZONE by SCOR Golf
SCORZONE Short Game Journal
The SCOR Method
It may be that you need fewer names - not more?
Scott Shields says:
I would go with something more general that applies to all golf (because often times your columns are general) ... The Balanced Finish by Terry. I guess I'm naming the article / column more so than you. I like that because balance is sooo often ignored, yet so critical, and you would be reminding us all every time we read your column to have ... A have a "Balanced Finish"... :-)
Tim Horan says:
How about giving simply Lofty an olde worlde persona - W. G. Lofty?
SCORMORE or SCOR: Checked and Balanced
Hop and Stop
Control your SCOR
SCOR with Terry.
The creator of SCOR
Short Game Science
Short Game Stories
Mr. Savoire Fairway
The Count Of SCOR
DOC KNOCKEM STIFF
The SCORgame Specialist
Kurt the Knife says:
Kurt the Knife says:
Open up a new tagline:
"Say hello to my little friends!"
The Sweet Spot with Terry.
Tales from the Short Game.
Just your everyday, consistent, repeatable golf blog.
SCORguy, Scoreguy - like naming horses, you want to have some of the parent in it!
In the Hole
In The Hole with Terry Koehler
@KTK - Scorface -- hahahaha
what about: "Mo Wedges"
How about "I'll Keep Scor"?
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