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Inside the Titleist tour truck

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
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Titleist Tour Truck

Making a new 910 driver for a Titleist player - click to enlarge

I managed to sneak into (okay “force” my way into) the Titleist Tour van truck semi rig here at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Inside the truck were busy club technicians tweaking and building clubs for the Titleist players in the field. I mean BUSY. I watched as my new pals built and tweaked Scotty Cameron putters, Vokey Wedges and 910 drivers.

I gained a lot of cool bits of info on how each player likes his club setup, specific wraps under the grips, the lie and lofts they like etc.  It was quite an experience and I thank the folks at Titleist for letting me get in the way watch them work for a while.


Bridgestone Golf’s “free beer” promotion starts today…

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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Did the “free beer” quote get your attention?

Today marks the first day of the ultimate Father’s Day golf gift from Bridgestone Golf.  They have a retail package which includes Bridgestone e6 golf balls and cans of Michelob Ultra.

Back at the PGA Show earlier this past winter I did a video interview and found out all about this innovative combination of products.  Click read more below if the video isn’t visible.

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Korean equity firm to buy Acushnet, outbitds HOG by $1.2999 billion

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 20th, 2011
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Acushnet Korea sold

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The largest Korean equity firm Fila Korea Ltd. and Mirae Asset Private Equity has agreed to by Acushnet, parent company of Titleist, FootJoy and Pinnacle for roughly $1.3 billion.

“The Fila Korea and Mirae group understands and appreciates our golf industry leadership, passionate associates, and unique and enduring culture. Together, with our new owners, our team is looking forward to strengthening and building upon the global success of the Titleist and FootJoy brands.” ~Acushnet CEO Wally Uihlein

No major changes to Acushnet’s management team are expect currently and its worldwide headquarters in Fairhaven, Massachusetts should remain just that.

“The acquisition of Acushnet transforms our platform with a stable of premier world class brands.  We are equally excited to embrace Acushnet’s exceptional management team led by Wally Uihlein. With our extensive knowledge and reach in Asia, we believe that the Acushnet brands have incredible new opportunities for growth in the emerging markets in Asia.” ~Gene Yoon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fila Korea, Ltd.

Back on December 8th I started up a petition to have HOG users chip in and buy Acushnet.  Apparently the $19.60 we scraped up wasn’t quite enough.  Maybe next time.


Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid

Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid – click to enlarge

The first time I tried an Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid wasn’t pleasant.  I borrowed my local director of golf’s model and it felt horrible.  I couldn’t get it up in the air.  So when I received my own V3 from Adams to review I was very skeptical, until I hit it.  It turns out on the first V3 I’d tried, my friend had the shaft modified, lengthened, kick point altered etc.  He’s 6’4″ tall.  That club was set up as bad as a club could be for my 5’9″ frame and granny swing.  My V3 on the other hand, was close to magically setup for me and very easy to hit.

Design

There are many design features and technologies at work with the Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid.  And by the way, it would be cool if Adams could come up with a longer name for their next model…  Ahem.  I’m going to call it the V3 for now.

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Poorly thought out golf divot mix bottle install

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 16th, 2011
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On my recent HOG World Tour trek, I shot a few videos.  This is one of them.

I had to shoot a quick vid of the irritating installation of the divot mix bottle on my cart at an unnamed resort.  Every time I’d take the damn bottle out I’d smash my knuckles on the roof of the cart.

Click the read more to view the video, as I don’t like to have YouTube videos on my home page slowing down the site.

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