Motorola MOTOACTV Golf Edition - click to zoom
Here’s an interesting product coming out from Motorola. The unit is a MOTOACTV. The MOTOACTV has quite a feature set:
- GOLF GPS with 20,000 course database
- Virtual caddy, tracking scores, clubs, statistics
- Syncs via wireless for study and visualization with home website
- tracks fitness activities like time, distance, speed, calories burned
- MP3 player
Oh, did I mention it does all this from your WRIST?
I hope to be posting a review of the unit soon. No word yet from Motorola when they asked for my suggestions for these features:
- Makes homemade pizza from its own handmade dough and spicy pizza sauce
- Pours frosty beverages
- Fetches me the remote
Full Press Release
For the WHOLE story check out this press release on the MOTOACTV.
FJ Merino Tour Golf Socks - click for more
Where would you say the biggest advances in technology the last 1-2 years in the golf world have been? Adjustable drivers? Golf balls? Maybe. But I’d vote for golf sock technology. I’ve seen some very cool advances in the sock world from the materials to the way they are constructed with ventilation zones, support zones, moisture wicking etc.
FootJoy Merino Tour
FootJoy has joined the wool golf sock craze with their own line called “Merino Tour.” The FJ Merino Tour golf socks are made from fine, natural merino yarns. Specifically the sock is 64% Merino Wool, 34% Nylon and 2% Spandex.
The construction of these socks provides “moisture management” as well as special extra cushioning in high impact areas.
The socks are made with anatomically shaped left and right foot beds. In other words, each sock is specifically designed and shaped for the left and right feet.
- The wool of the sock regulates temperature and moisture, keeping the feet comfortable and dry
- Mesh inserts in key areas give the sock ventilation
- A special “comfort seam” toe enclosure provides a comfortable and smooth fit
- Heels are double reinforced, providing extra durability
- Individually constructed for right and left feet
- Targeted cushioning in the balls and heel of the feet for comfort and less impact
On The Course
I’ve just finished a test round with my pair of the Sport version (pictured below on my footsies) including 18 holes, a range session and a very sweaty workout at the gym after. The feel and fit is great. After so much physical activity in one day, my feet feel great. No stress or aches. After the sweaty gym session, my feet felt comfortable and noticeably dryer than standard cotton socks.
The longer crew version of the FJ Merino Tour is available in black or charcoal color.
The ankle high sport version is available in black or natural color. (more…)
Join me in wishing a happy blogday to my buddy and fellow golf blogger John Retzer. GolfBlogger.com is one of the original golf blogs. In fact, possibly the only remaining one which predates HOG.
John is a rock in the golf blogosphere. Last year John published 1,270 posts. That’s amazing.
Keep it up buddy. I’m right here with you.
DVR Alert! Below is the television schedule for the PGA Tour this weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Notables in this week’s field include… JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Gary Woodland, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell and of course Arnold Palmer’s nephew Sam Saunders.
Dates: March 22-25
Venue: Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida
Thursday: 3-6PM ET Golf Channel
Friday: 3-6PM ET Golf Channel
Saturday: 12:30-2:30PM ET Golf Channel
Saturday: 2:30-6PM ET NBC
Sunday: 12:30-2:30PM ET Golf Channel
Sunday: 2:30-6PM ET NBC
Had a strange photo submission on the Hooked On Golf Blog Facebook Page a few days ago from Facebook fan Richard B. Speaking of the HOG Facebook Page, please “like” it via the link in the previous sentence! This is a photo from a new course in southern Utah called Kokopelli. Unfortunately, these folks didn’t have a very good round.
“A customer parked on the side of the cart path but didn’t set the brake. After they finished putting they called the clubhouse saying someone took their cart…lol” ~Richard B.
"Honey, where's the cart?" - click to zoom
The course looks pretty nice and is definitely on my “to play” list.
HOG Kokopelli image gallery