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Hooked On Golf Blog’s Energy Athletic Facebook Photo Contest – Final Day To Enter For A Chance To Win A Free Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, October 15th, 2012
Categories: Contests/GiveawaysMiscellaneousSite News

Today is the final day of the Hooked On Golf Blog / Energy Athletic Facebook photo contest.  All you have to do is upload a golf photo to the Hooked On Golf Blog Facebook page to have a chance at winning one of FOUR negative ion golf polos from Energy Athletic.  See details below.

Energy Athletic

Click the shirts above or the Facebook logo below to go to the HOG FB page and enter the contest!


Click FB icon or shirt above to go to the HOG FB page and post your photos!


  • One submission per Facebook user
  • Contest begins October 2 and ends October 15
  • Top four liked photos win golf polos from Energy Athletic
  • Must TAG the photo with Energy Athletic –  See instructions below
  • 4 Photos with most likes on October 15 WIN!
  • Go to the HOG facebook page
  • Click on Photo/Video and upload your photo
  • TAG Photo with “@Energy Athletic” (include the space)
  • Get your friends to LIKE the photo!
  • While you’re at it, LIKE the HOG Facebook page if you haven’t already!


Hooked On Golf Blog Energy Athletic polo review

Golf Gadget Review: Score Band – Wrist Watch Golf Scorekeeper

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, October 12th, 2012
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf For WomenGolf GearReviews

Someone name me an industry which has more gadgets than golf?  They keep coming and these days with technology advancing, the gadgets are getting cooler and cooler.  Today I’m covering Score Band, a wrist mounted golf scorekeeper.  Score Band isn’t just a golf scorekeeper though.  It also tells time and does tennis and “allscore” scoring.  Our focus is obviously golf.

Score Band Golf Scorekeeper

Score Band – click to see more

About Score Band

Score Band is a lightweight rubber wrist band with digital score keeper.  Simple enough.  The rubber band is small and unobtrusive.  The knock I’ve had with other wrist mounted systems for scoring is their size and bulkiness.  I don’t wear a watch but I have worn bracelets when golfing.  The Score Band is the size of a bracelet, which makes it stay out of my way mentally and physically. (more…)

Golf On TV This Week – Frys.com Open, Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn, Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Categories: Champions TourLPGA TourPGA TourPro Golf

PGA Tour LogoPGA Tour

Frys.com Open – CordeValle Golf Club – San Martin, California

Thu, 10/11: GOLF 1p – 7p ET
Fri, 10/12: GOLF 1p – 7p ET
Sat, 10/13: GOLF 1p – 7p ET
Sun, 10/14: GOLF 1p – 7p ET

Champions Tour

Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn – Rock Barn G&S – Conover, North Carolina

Fri, 10/12: GOLF 1:30p – 4p ET
Sat, 10/13: GOLF 1:30p – 4p ET
Sun, 10/14: GOLF 1:30p – 4p ET


Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, East Course – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thu, 10/11: GOLF 9:30p – 11:30p ET
Fri, 10/12: GOLF 9:30p – 11:30p ET
Sat, 10/13: GOLF 9:30p – 11:30p ET
Sun, 10/14: GOLF 9:30p – 11:30p ET

Golf Travel Review: Inn At The Quay, BC, Canada

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Categories: Golf LifeGolf LifestyleHOG World TourReviewsTravel

Last month I had a great HOG World Tour leg up to the American northwest.  I stopped by the great new Salish Cliffs Golf Club and Chambers Bay Golf Club as well as staying at Little Creek Resort in Shelton, Washington.  After tooling around in the Seattle area I headed up north across the border for my first ever time in Canada, aye?  What’s that all aboot?  I stayed in one of the coolest hotels ever in Vancouver called Inn At The Quay.  Technically the location is in “New West Minister” but it is essentially a suburb of Vancouver as I understand it.

Inn At The Quay – New Westminister (Vancouver), BC, Canada


30 minutes from the heart of metro Vancouver, Inn At The Quay calls itself a “chic boutique” full service hotel.  The hotel is located on the Fraser River boardwalk in New Westminister.  From my room’s balcony I watched the waterfront activity of boats and ships coming and going.  Sitting out on the balcony at night and watching that activity with a nice glass of vino is very relaxing. (more…)

Golf Etiquette For Clueless Boneheads – Rake It, Fix It, Replace It, Move It

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Categories: BoneheadsGolf

On the 9th hole of a round I was playing last week, a player in the group in front of us hit a shot out of the left green side bunker.  He then proceeded to walk right past the rake and onto the green.  He didn’t rake the bunker.  Standing in the middle of the fairway about 145 yards I yelled, “rake the bunker.”  He yelled back, “what?”  I put my arms up in the air and yelled, “rake the bunker!”  He was obviously irritated and inconvenienced.  He walked into the bunker, did a couple of lame strokes with the rake and threw the rake violently into the center.  Then he looked back and stared at me with an F-you attitude.

Golf Rake

This is a rake. It is used to smooth out footprints and divots in sand traps. USE IT!

I’m sorry, but at what point did raking the bunker become such a problem?  This must be the same clueless bonehead who yells “get in the hole” or “you’re the man” at the top of his lungs in PGA Tour tournaments.  Same guy that doesn’t replace his divots or takes a chunk out of the putting green when he swings his putter in disgust.


Let’s cover some basic golf etiquette for those of you who apparently need a lesson.  Sadly, many golfers don’t seem to be getting basic etiquette, or they’re choosing to ignore it.  I guess they just watch the 16th green at the Phoenix Open and figure that golf is all about being an obnoxious, inconsiderate beer guzzling moron.

If you go in a sand trap, RAKE IT.

If your ball makes a mark on the putting surface, FIX IT.

If you take a divot from the fairway, REPLACE IT.

If your group is lagging behind the group in front of you, or you are being pushed by the group behind you, MOVE IT.

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Stay tuned for my next rant etiquette post: “The big a-hole covered in tattoos decked out in Florida State gear who thinks flipping the flagstick and damaging the hole is cool.”

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