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Nike Golf announces new Method Concept Putter

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Nike Method Concept Putter

Nike Method Concept Putter - click to zoom and see more

Gear Head Alert!  Nike Golf has just announced their new Method Concept Putter, a new mid-mallet.  The shape of the putter is interesting to say the least and the weighting setup is even more intriguing.  The face is very light, weighing in at 90 grams while the black body weighs in at 200 grams.

The club will be available February 17th, 2012.  Retail price will be $199 for regular length and $229 for mid-length.

For more information, refer to the Nike Method Concept putter press release.

Go to the HOG Nike image gallery for Nike Method Concept Putter photos.


World’s Coolest Golf Belt Buckle

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 6th, 2012
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As a rock & roll musician and metal head, I love skulls and general blackness.  I’ve tried to cross a little of that rock & roll vibe from my music world to golf blogging.  That’s how the Hooked On Golf Blog logo ended up being a golf skull.  I was thrilled to find that my buddies at Tattoo Golf, who also love skulls, created a solid pewter golf belt buckle with a golf ball skull.  What a match!  As they say in Scotland, “brilliant!”

So here’s a picture of what I’m calling the world’s coolest golf belt buckle, the Tattoo Golf OB Skull and Crossed Clubs design:

Golf Skull Belt Buckle

A skull golf ball belt buckle made of solid pewter? Sign me up! - Click to expand

I’m wearing the golf skull belt buckle with a Tattoo Golf belt in the image above, but the buckle can be purchased separately for $24.99 and works with any belt with snaps.  The buckle is designed to work with 1 1/2″ belts.


First look at Nike Golf’s new “NexCOR” VR_S driver, fairway, hybrid and irons

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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Nike VR_S Driver

Nike VR_S Driver - click to zoom

Nike Golf has just introduced the new VR_S NexCOR club face technology, which will be available on February 3, 2012.  I’m sure I’ll be seeing some first hand at the upcoming PGA Show, so stay tuned here for pictures and initial impressions.  The VR_S clubs will span the full golf bag: VR_S driver, VR_S fairway woods, VR_S hybrids, VR_S irons, VR_S forged irons.

Press Release

Nike Golf’s full press release describing the new VR_S line can be found on the Hooked On Golf Blog golf wire site, HOGWire.biz.

Nike VR_S Images

For all current VR_S images, go to the Hooked On Golf Blog Nike Golf VR_S Image Gallery.

Nike Golf VR_S Irons

Nike Golf VR_S Irons - click to zoom

 


Final Look Back At 2011 – July To December

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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Welcome to the fourth and final post looking back at 2011 for myself and Hooked On Golf Blog.  I start this post in July 1 2011, which happens to be when I’m on an airplane to golf’s home, St. Andrews, Scotland.  What comes up first is the trip of a lifetime and the shot of a lifetime.

July 2011

My first July golf blog came on the 2nd, Greetings From St. Andrews.  It was a quick hello from the home of golf.  Not much time to write, too much golf to be played and pubs to be experienced.

My 2nd July post is Great times in St. Andrews, more to come.  Look at the killer pic of my golf group standing in the Road Hole bunker.

Within a couple of hours of arriving in St. Andrews, we were teeing off on the Old Course.  Having traveled all day and having no feel for the huge difference between American golf and Scottish golf, I was happy with my 81.

Shot Of A Lifetime

At 7:00am the next day, we played the Old Course again.  This is where I hit the shot of a lifetime–the greatest par I’ll ever have on the Road Hole, the 17th.  To cap that off I make birdie on #18 to shoot a satisfying 77.

St Andrews

Picking my ball out after holing out from 196 yards, Road Hole – St. Andrews, Scotland

Other courses played while in St. Andrews include the amazing Castle Course, the unbelievable Kingsbarns, Strathtyrum, Jubille Course, New Course and the Eden Course.

Robert Duvall

Interviewed Robert Duvall

August 2011

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Academy Award winning actor Robert Duvall about his starring role in the golf movie Seven Days In Utopia.

In August I had the pleasure of seeing my golf writing appear in an actual print magazine.  My article on the Solstice Golfathon appeared in the Utah Golf Association’s Fairways Magazine.

On August 8th I posted a review of one of the best courses in Southern Utah, Coral Canyon.

The HOG World Tour headed for some sea and sun to southern California and the beach.  While there I took some time away from basking in the sun to visit the Cleveland/Srixon world headquarters.

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A Look Back At 2011 – Part Three – Hooked On Golf Blog – January through June

Part one and part two of my look back at 2011 covered the professional golf world, Tiger Woods, PGA Tour etc.  Part three today covers the first half of 2011 for Hooked On Golf Blog as well as my own unique experiences.  I’m lumping them together because it is too hard to separate them.  So here’s a sequential look at January to June 2011 through the HOG and TK filter:

January 2011

January is always a big post month because of the start of the PGA Tour season, and because of my annual trek to do live blogging from the PGA Merchandise Show.  At the PGA Show I did a ton of interviews including Titleist, Taylormade, Bridgestone Golf, Cleveland/Srixon and many others.

Unfortunately in January I separated my shoulder skiing.  I was blogging and shooting photos with one arm in a sling.  The injury caused me to miss the annual Battle of the Golf Blogs in Orlando at the PGA Show.  My role became photographer, reporter, tweeter and videographer.

Nike Machspeed Black Driver

Nike Machspeed Black Driver - click for review

February 2011

My new Nike Machspeed Black driver review was posted.

Did a review of the Hexcaliber, a golf ball compression and roundness testing device.  Very cool.

Nailed down Nike Golf as the grand prize provider for 2011 HOG/Space fantasy golf.  I rule.

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