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Nike SQ Machspeed Black Driver In HOG Test Lab

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, December 16th, 2010
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Nike SQ Machspeed Black Driver - Pretty isn't she? Click image to view larger version.

It has taken a long time, but there may finally be a replacement to my old driver which has been in my bag for a good seven years.  Thanks to my pals at Nike, I’m now testing out a new SQ Machspeed Black driver.  My first range session with this thing was stellar.  I’ve logged four rounds with it now.  My review will be coming soon.

Nike has just released a video about the Machspeed.  I receive press releases and videos from golf companies all the time and I can’t possibly post them all. That would be a full time job.  But since I’m about to do my review on this particular driver I’m posting this one as a teaser in hopes you come back and check out my review.

In this video I like how Paul Casey’s accent makes it sounds like he’s saying Nike “Mack” Speed.

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Fortune Brands to sell off golf unit which includes Titleist – Shall we take up a collection and buy it?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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Fortune Brands is going to split into three units and sell off its golf and home products units, keeping its most profitable division which is in the alcohol realm (Jim Beam).

Fortune’s golf unit would include anything under the Acushnet umbrella, Titleist, Footjoy, Pinnacle etc.  Cobra has already been sold off to Puma.

This essentially means that golf’s biggest brand will have one of those WalMart happy face stickers and be up for sale to the highest bidder.

“While the breadth and balance of our portfolio have served shareholders very well, we see the potential for even greater value by separating our businesses into focused companies,” ~ Chief Executive Bruce Carbonari.

So, I’ve just gone through my wallet.  I managed to gather up $19.60.  I’m willing to throw that in the pot.  What do you say we pass around a golf hat and see if we can come up with enough dough to make the purchase?  I think that would mean we could get a great deal on, or perhaps even scam some free ProV1’s…


Bridgestone Phone Fitting?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
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Bridgestone Golf fans can help them test out a new phone process where you can call in for advice on ball and club fitting.  From the Bridgestone facebook page:

We need your help testing a new option we’re adding to our B-Fit line of services. We have a live, expert technician standing by right now to accept phone inquiries about what ball and/or club will work best for your game. Please test Elliot and feed back! 404 549 4233.

Please Bridgestone… Just tell me this isn’t outsourced to India!


Camilo Villegas to join TaylorMade tour staff in 2011

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
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Camillo Villegas, a long time Cobra/Titleist guy, will be joining the Taylormade-adidas tour staff starting in 2011.

Villegas, 28, will play TaylorMade® clubs, a TaylorMade ball, wear TaylorMade headwear, wear a TaylorMade glove, use a TaylorMade staff bag and wear adidas Golf footwear. More details on the relationship between Villegas and TMaG will be revealed on September 9.

Currently Camilo is ranked 25 in the world, but ranked #1 with the lady golf fans…


My new pal

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 30th, 2010
Categories: Golf BallsHackers

I had just make a great birdie on #3 at Wingpointe (by the Salt Lake Airport).  That hole is a tough par-3 over water, usually into a head wind.  I’d stuck my B330-RXS to about three feet and drained the putt with a putter I’d accidentally left in my bag from equipment testing yesterday.   After making that putt I may have a new putter but I definitely have a new pal.

Walking off the green I nearly stepped on this guy.  I picked him up to put him in a safer place but had to snap a pic first because he was so cool.


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