After the Masters practice rounds last week the HOG World Tour took a drive up to Canton, Georgia to play a round of golf at Woodmont Golf and Country Club. Woodmont is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design which is a very fun track. I’ve added my photos of Woodmont to the new HOG Woodmont Image Gallery.
Woodmont Golf and Country Club
I had a terrific time and played quite well at Woodmont, shooting a 76 from the blue tees. That good round was primarily due to the fact that I hit 13 of 14 fairways. In fact, it wasn’t until the last hole that I realized I’d hit 13 fairways in a row. Then of course the gag reflex kicked in and I missed the 14th fairway. Oh well. (more…)
Fila Plaid Bermuda Golf Shorts - click to zoom
This one is a follow up to yesterdays review of the Fila Golf Trento Polo. These Fila plaid Bermuda shorts go perfectly with the polo from yesterday in my “ensemble” I wore at last week’s Monday Masters practice round.
The Fila Golf Plaid Bermuda shorts are made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton. I’d prefer all poly really since I’m not a big cotton fan. But having worn and washed these shorts several times I’m not unhappy with them. The cotton is wrinkle resistant, which is important to me. I don’t want to spend half my life ironing golf apparel.
Two large welt pockets in the back are great for wallets, scorecards and yardage books. (more…)
Fila Trento Polo - Gray - click to zoom
I really like where the materials and technology in golf apparel have gone the past few years. I can’t stand cotton polos, the wrinkling, shrinking fading. Glad to have spandex and polyester these days. Those materials last forever and hardly wrinkle. Case in point, the new Fila Golf Trento Polo.
The Trento Polo has a couple of different makeups in its construction, in the body and the panels. The body is 90% Polyester and 10% Spandex, while the panels are 91% recycled Polyester and 9% Lycra.
In English we have a shirt which is going to be easy to clean, won’t shrink and won’t fade. It hardly requires ironing either. Perfect for travel.
There is an anti-bacterial finish in the fabric, which helps prevent odors and increases the durability.
Tech-Dry fabric wicks moisture and helps keep you dry. The moisture is transferred to the outer layer of the polo, where it can evaporate. Quite amazing.
The Polyester in the fabric is made from 100% soda pop bottles! Nice. You can have a great shirt and go green. (more…)
Yesterday I had my first session with the new Motorola MOTOACTV. The MOTOACTV is a device about the same footprint as an iPod Nano. It is square, about 1.5 inches. The unit has a vibrant color screen and a touch based operating system. You can swipe and select on the little screen. It is quite neat.
This unit does a lot of nice and useful functions for golfers and those who workout. Yesterday after setting up my preferences and such, I loaded some metal mp3 files onto the unit and headed to the gym. The MOTOACTV tracked my workout, calories burned and strides on an elliptical machine. It did all those while pounding my eardrums with some great metal from Sevndust and Lamb of God. The system will actually track calories burned with individual mp3 tracks and give you a selection of “workout tunes” which gets you pumped even more. Very cool.
I need to get my hands on a heart rate sensor so it can be more accurate and trace that as well. What I really like so far is the footprint. I’ve been using my iPhone for my mp3 player during workouts but it is quite bulky in the pocket. The MOTOACTV can clip onto your shirt/shorts or I can use the included wrist mount (pictured).
Motoroloa MOTOACTV Club Setup - click for more
The unit has a built in Wi-Fi. As soon as I got home to my wireless network, the unit automatically uploaded my workout to the MOTOACTV web site. From there I could look at details and such. Of course the workout could be viewed on the MOTO’s screen as well.
The unit has a built in GPS. My particular model has the “golf workout” section. In there you can setup your clubs, courses and misc golf related items. On the course you can use the unit as a GPS yardage device, track each shot and even get club suggestions based on your personal club distances.
I’ll be testing out the unit’s golf GPS and scoring features on the golf course this afternoon. Stay tuned.
Motorola MOTOACTV Image Gallery
Thanks to my pal Golf Blogger for this tip. A man was arrested following the conclusion of the Masters tournament for going under the ropes and trying to steal some sand with a cup. He had been drinking heavily. When he was spotted, the man took off and a foot chase ensued. He was charged with disorderly conduct.
You can’t outrun a security force on a hilly golf course when you’ve been drinking heavily.
Do you think they took his badges? Uh yeah. Imagine if he was someone who used another person’s badges and those were revoked. Ouch.
I’m just glad they didn’t catch me this week. I
stole “accidentally acquired” a pine cone from Amen Corner.
UPDATE: I like Geoff Shackelford’s description of this guy: “Man formerly known as patron.”