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HOG World Tour Visits Spanish Oaks Golf Course – Spanish Fork, Utah

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, September 25th, 2016
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From Scotland to French Lick to Spanish Fork, Utah. The HOG World Tour’s latest course visit was the extremely fun Spanish Oaks golf course at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon, about an hour south of Salt Lake City.

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Fall is most definitely here, and we had been getting rain for roughly two days straight. Right as my lads and I reached the first tee the rain stopped, the temps rose, and we loved it. The combination of the lush green grasses with the low clouds on the mountains, with the leaves turning colors… wow.
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Spanish Oaks is a very fun course. It’s not long, but it gets quite tight as it progresses. There are some short, risk-reward par-4’s which can reward well executed aggressive shots. I wish I wasn’t so far from this course or I would play it much more often. The greens were great, even after being soaked for two days in the rain.

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Somehow I managed to shoot an even par round. Three birdies, three bogeys and the rest pars. What a fun day.


New Custom NXT18 Belt – College Football Style

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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I have to admit that now that college football season is here I’ve been spending a lot of time working on one of my other websites, UteHub.com. I’m a University of Utah Utes fan and built that site as a forum and fan “hub,” and it has been quite successful. I built a game there to allow the members to pick the weekly Pac-12 football games, called Pick Em. I have some neat prizes, and the grand prize is a custom belt from NXT18 Golf. Check it out.

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I reviewed a milled belt by NXT18 Golf back in 2015. It’s a Hooked on Golf Blog version.

Custom Milled HOG NXT18GOlf Belt

Custom Milled HOG NXT18GOlf Belt – A Work of Art

The new college version is a little more mature and cleaner looking I must admit.  Plus it works with a standard belt, which is interchangeable.

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My new Utah Utes belt is great. I’m wearing it proudly, even this moment. If you want a belt like this, or with your own custom logo of your favorite team or golf blog, follow this special link for a discount and free shipping.


St Andrews New Course Yard Sale Bunker

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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St Andrews Old Course has many famous bunkers.  There’s Shell Bunker, Hell Bunker… and of course the most famous bunker in all of golf, the Road Hole Bunker.  But on the St Andrews NEW Course (1895), did you know about the Yard Sale Bunker?

While playing on the New Course a few weeks ago a gust of wind (known as a “wee breeze” in Scotland) blew my lad Todd’s trolley (known as a push cart in the USA) into a bunker. I caught it before the wheel stopped spinning.

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Wee Breeze at Scotland’s Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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Video highlight from the back nine at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in northeastern Scotland.  No, the beauty swing you see isn’t mine.  It’s my lad Shanego.  Nice little windmill serves as a backdrop.


Exclusive First Look: OUUL Golf Bags

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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I’m happy to show you a very exclusive look into a golf company that you’ll be hearing about on other golf sites sometime in early 2017:

OUUL fashion forward, technically superior bags & accessories

Yes this isn’t a hack golf blog which reviews gear that’s been out for five years.  Oh no.  Hooked on Golf Blog is often able to feature golf equipment, courses, resorts, apparel and other products that haven’t even hit the market yet.  Be on the lookout for OUUL.

I will be covering many of OUUL’s products down the road.  For starters I’m doing a preview post and working on reviews of the OUUL Python Collection of golf bags.  These bags are super-light, even the cart bag.  I seriously almost threw the cart bag across my back yard when I picked it up to move it.   Check them out:

OUUL Python Golf Bags - Stand bag and cart bag

OUUL Python Golf Bags – Stand bag and cart bag

I’ll be testing these bags out for the next few weeks and I’ll post individual reviews of each one when I’m ready.  In the mean time enjoy the photos and let me know if you have any questions about OUUL.

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