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Tornado Tee – Coolest new golf tees I’ve seen

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, February 14th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf GearGolf VideosInterviews

I’m wondering through the PGA Show in a daze and I happened to notice the name tags of some people in a both were from my home town of Sandy, Utah.  I took a closer look and found possibly the coolest golf tees I’ve ever seen, Tornado Tees.  I interview Tornado Tee founder and creator John Hartline in the video below.

Note: Tornado Tees are officially a sponsor of 2011 HOG Space fantasy golf. They’ll be providing tees as prizes!

Active Wraps – A company with supernatural powers? ESP?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf GearMiscellaneous

There are some events which are entertaining coincidences.  There are some coincidences which are so freaky, you can hardly believe there isn’t some other sort of supernatural force at work. The latter happened yesterday.

Active Wrap

Active Wrap elbow wrap was waiting on my doorstep the day I injured my elbow!?! Woa.

As many of you who read this golf blog know, I separated my shoulder almost three weeks ago.   I’ve been recovering and the pain level is bearable.  I’ve got 75% of the function back in my right arm now. I’m confident enough to go out and about without my sling now.

So I’m at a store yesterday and I need to put something in the middle passenger seat of my van.   And as was pointed out on my Facebook page, yes I no longer have a sports car.  That was two wives and three kids ago… But I digress.

I’m loading some stuff into my van with my right arm.  I didn’t realize that I failed to open the door far enough for it to catch and stay open.  So the van door slid closed and hit my right elbow so hard, it brought me to the ground in pain.  Yes, of course it was the elbow of the arm with the separated shoulder.  There’s a part of your elbow which has no meat around it.  Just a few layers of skin and then bone underneath. That’s where it hit.  Kill me now.

Active Wrap

The wrap and two thermal pads

I get home, and as is normal there are some boxes on my doorstep; the normal stuff, some golf clubs and a bunch of golf accessories companies send in for me to review. Lo and behold, one box is from Active Wraps. What was inside took me aback.   Inside that box was an elbow compression wrap, complete with two thermal pads which could be frozen or heated depending on the treatment needed.  Within 20 minutes of incurring an elbow injury, I had an elbow wrap on my doorstep.

Supernatural or simply a coincidence?  You be the judge.

I’m currently using the elbow wrap for my bum elbow.  It is helping to reduce the swelling and elbow pain, as I’ve frozen the thermal packs and am using them like ice packs.

As a golfer, I’ve suffered from some pretty bad cases of tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.  There is a difference between the two and if you are really unlucky, you’ll have both like I did.  The Active Wrap elbow system will surely help if and when those golf elbow injuries flare up.

$300 golf grips? – Grip Master – 2011 PGA Show

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf Gear

For those players who have extra dough after buying all the $500 drivers and such, here are some grips made from exotic animal skins…  Cost for some of these grips and exceed $300 per grip.

Sure Putt green level

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf Gear
Sure Putt Green Level

Bubble shows the break in the green

I’ve featured the EEZ Read here a few times.  This product is exactly the same concept as that one, with a different package.

The Sure Putt is a green reader with a bubble level inside.  Place the unit in your line on the green and you can see how much break there is.  To get better reads, place the unit in multiple locations of the putt line.

The construction of this unit is nice.  The casing is aluminum and the text is milled.  I’d say that whoever is doing their milling should get a raise because it is so good.

The unit could also be used as a large ball marker I suppose.

Note, this reader is not legal to use in tournament play or stipulated rounds.

Starter Coin

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf Gear
Starter Coin

Click coin for alternate image

When most golf groups are trying to determine who has the honor on the first tee, they throw a tee on the ground and whoever the tee is pointing toward has the honor. Throw it a 2nd time to pick the 2nd player and so on.

If you want a more “elegant” way of accomplishing the same thing, and only having to do it once rather than throwing the tee several times, check out the Starter Coin.

Along with being an honor “decider” (thanks Bush), the unit can be used as a large ball marker, or a smaller magnetic ball marker inside the coin can be used.


There are a few optional phrases you can choose, like “that’s how I roll” and “no putts, no glory.”

$12 shipped

At $12 shipped, this isn’t exactly an inexpensive “decider” when a simple golf tee could do the same thing, but the construction and look of the coin is nice.

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