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PGA Show Demo Day 2010 – Bridgestone Golf Long Driver

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
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I apologize but for the life of my I can’t remember this basher of the ball’s name.  He was a long drive clinician in the Bridgestone Golf tent at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show demo day.  I watched him hit a couple of shots.  The ball goes so far and so fast that I lose track of it.  The ball is still ascending when I lose sight of it about 280 out…


2010 PGA Merchandise Show Photos

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
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I’ve finished uploading all of my 2010 PGA Merchandise Show Photos. I’ve got shots from many booths, after hours, tear down and demo day.  Below are a few samples.

Above: Tail Of The Tiger Golf Balls which have the first 12 Tiger Woods mistresses on them

Above: Demo Day… Taping up the hands during the world record attempt at most golf balls hit in 12 hours.

Above: Titleist booth (with hot chick walking through)


2010 PGA Merchandise Show – Weszty Golf

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 29th, 2010
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I have a pal named John who makes a series of irons. His brand name is Weszty Golf. I’ve reviewed one set of the Weszty irons to date, with another review on the way soon.

Here in this video below, I caught up with John and got the lowdown on his three models of irons.


Bridgestone announces two new flavors of B330-RX – YUM!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, January 28th, 2010
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Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend a super high end media only event at this year’s PGA Show, the announcement by my good friends at Bridgestone Golf about their new flavors of B330-RX. The RX (RX must be because the ball is prescription strength) is perhaps my favorite golf ball.

Two new series, the RX and RXS will cater even more to golfers (like me) with slower swing speeds.

Here’s my original Bridgestone B330-RX golf ball review.

Bridgestone’s press release is below.
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I have a new gig

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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Last year during the PGA Show my last product interview was with Sumi-g, a very hip golf accessory company which had just launched.  As I talked to the president of the company Marius, I’d found out that we had a lot in common.  First, we’re both golf junkies with similar handicap levels.  Second, we lived in the same town.  Third, we’d been playing the same course every Thursday for years, our tee times about 45 minutes apart.

Over the last year I’ve done numerous posts and product reviews about Sumi-g head covers, belts and other accessories.  I’ve played dozens of rounds of golf with Marius, and our friendship developed over the year.

Toward the end of 2009 I’d started looking for a new gig, as my other business world, the media duplication industry, was on life support.  Technological advances (digital downloads etc) and the economy were putting that business model to sleep.  I knew I had to jump ship before the boat sank.  Then one day Marius approached me and asked if I’d join Sumi-g.  I guess he’d gotten to know me well enough and through seeing how excited I was about the product line in person and on my web sites, saw some value in what I could offer.  I decided to take a leap of faith and jump from my sinking ship into a new position as national sales manager for the company.

Not To Worry

My web ventures like Hooked On Golf Blog and The Golf Space are happy and healthy and it aren’t going anywhere.

As far as a conflict of interest goes that is an interesting thing to ponder.  If some company who competes with Sumi-g sends me a head cover or a belt or accessory to review, what will I say?  I’ve gone over that in my head for a while.  It really comes down to what I’ve always done, which is call ’em like I see ’em.  If the thing is awesome, I’ll write about it.  If it sucks, then I’ll write that too.

2010 PGA Show

Yes I’ll be at this year’s PGA Show.  But most of that time will be spent working the booth.  I’ll throw my press credential on a run a round a bit, but this year I won’t be able to do the massive coverage I’ve done in previous years.  I will be blogging about the show regardless so there will be plenty of info to chomp on.  I’ll also have other insights on what it is like behind the scenes and what is up at the Wednesday demo day.  I’ll be attending that for the first time.

So if you want to come by and say hello, ask for me me in booth #3629.  That’s where I’ll be most of the show.


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