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Salted Nut Rolls – Official Snack of Golf… and Skiing

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Even before I received a box of Salted Nut Rolls for review, the product has been one of my go-to snacks on the course and elsewhere.  I don’t like peanuts either.  Though I can’t stand peanuts  somehow when they’re in a Salted Nut Roll I like them. The only other time that happens is with my aunt’s greek honey-nut triangles.  This is but one of the many bizarre culinary facts about this golf blogger I’m sure people are dying to read about.

So fine.  I have a box of Salted Nut Rolls to review.  Hard work.  Golf and eat one.  Golf and eat one.  They provide a great boost on the course and some needed salt.   I’ve been saved several times by having one in the bag when my energy is lacking and I need a pick-me-up.

But perhaps the best save by a SNR happened not on the golf course, but skiing a couple of weeks ago.  My cousin came into town in the morning on a Friday and we headed up to the resort, about 30 min from HOG World Headquarters.   My cuz wanted to get a ski lesson and the timing of our arrival and the lesson meant we were going to miss lunch.  The problem is that skiing all day, and having a lesson in some very tough terrain, was a calorie burner.  Fortunately I threw a couple of Salted Nut Rolls in my pockets, just in case.  Boy was that a good choice.

There was one tough thing about that day and the Nut Rolls. It was about 1 degree outside.  When they’re cold Salted Nut Rolls are VERY hard to chew!

The SNR’s saved the day and helped me keep my energy level up on a high energy day when I missed lunch.

Conclusion

Realistically a Salted Nut Roll could save a golfer strokes.  Hear me out!  No energy, no lunch, ran to the tee from the parking lot, bla bla bla.  A few rolls in the bag could help a golfer keep the energy level up and help prevent some weak golf, physically and mentally.

Keep a few Salted Nut Rolls handy, just in case.


Golf, We Have a Problem

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, February 10th, 2017
Categories: Golf

Temperatures here in northern Utah have increased and the snow has melted.  Well, not in the mountains above x-thousand feet though.  Still plenty of great skiing snow there.  But down below mountain level we are now seeing two things we haven’t seen in months, grass and dirt. Some golf courses are now open.

It is at this point in time that I typically post about my excitement for the upcoming golf season. Typically when these conditions happen I’ll even get out and play golf on the soggy and sometimes frozen courses.  By this point in any winter over the last 15-20 years, I will have been lamenting the cold and dying to get out and golf.

This winter is different.  I don’t miss golf.  I don’t have that ache to return to golf.

When winter fell upon us here at the end of 2016 I welcomed it, unlike previous years where I hoped it would never come.  I was somewhat relieved when winter came; to not “have to” golf, spend the money, spend the time, experience the frustration, and feel like I’m not being productive.

It’s a weird feeling.  I almost feel like I’m obligated to golf or obligated to like golf.  Right now I’m quite apathetic toward it.  I’m not sure what to say at this point, other than I’ll just see how things pan out as spring approaches.


Tiger Woods in Ski Marketing

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Unless you’ve been on another planet which doesn’t have WiFi, you’ll know I’m on a big skiing binge right now. Hooked on Skiing. I bought some new skis last week and when shopping for them, I did a lot of research. I came across a description for a ski/skier type which had me laughing bad. It would seem that Tiger Woods’s reputation crosses over from golf to skiing.

Ironically I ended up buying skis that were 98mm in the waist. So I guess I “accumulate vertical feet like Tiger accumulates notches in his belt.”


OUUL Super Light Python Cart Bag Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, January 30th, 2017
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A new golf bag and golf accessory company you will be hearing more and more about is OUUL.  They are out to bring to the market golf bags that are high quality, classy, well made, and not plastered with logos and branding like most bags from the big manufacturers these days.  I’ve been quite impressed with my new cart bag, the OUUL Super Light Python Cart Bag.  Let’s take a look.

OUUL Python Super Light Cart Bag Overview

First, with the phrase “super light” in the name, you’d expect this bag to be light.  It weighs only five pounds.  This is great, even for a carry bag, but this is a cart bag!

The top of the bag is 10 inches wide and has a 15-way design.  This design helps keeps clubs safe and separated, even your USGA rule-breaking 15th club.  Around the top are three great handles which come in very handy.  Sure they’re great for carrying, moving and loading the bag.  They also help protect the clubs.  But I also use the handles to hang stuff on, like golf towels or carabiners for accessories like GPS’s or club brushes.

There are eight massive pockets in the OUUL Python Cart Bag.  Massive.  The side pockets could carry several outfits, including jackets.  The ball pocket is gigantic.  I’ll tell you this. If you start a round with the ball pocket full and run out of golf balls?  Quit. Seriously.  Maybe try bowling.

The bag features a very large accessory loop for towels, brushes, GPS’s, or whatever other golf accessories you have to hang.  Plenty of room.

The umbrella clip, which I’ve used extensively in the fall rains, is spring loaded.  Nice.

Looks/Design

As mentioned, this bag is not a billboard for some big name-brand golf company.  Instead, the Python design looks like the skin of a python.  It’s subtle and attractive.  The lines are sharp and clean.

The design is perfectly functional, making access to all pockets and clubs easy.  The handle design is very, ahem, handy.  The 15-way club opening with putter well makes taking out and putting back clubs super easy.

Materials

I have to mention the materials in this bag.  If you get a chance to do this, reach inside the pockets of one of these bags.  The material is smooth as silk.  It’s unbelievable.

They really spared no expense on the inner-lining.

On The Course

I’ve used my OUUL Python in conditions ranging from 90+F to rain and practically hail.  No issues.

Accessing all the pockets and the clubs is super convenient and there is an absolute ton of room on all fronts.

Conclusion

This isn’t the cheapest cart bag a golfer can find, at between $230-$280.  If you’re a cheapo and are satisfied with crap quality, this bag isn’t for you.

If you love quality products with great materials, design, functionality and a classy look, the OUUL Python Cart Bag is the ticket.

Welcome to the golf business OUUL!  Glad to have you.


Top 10 Things I’ll Miss at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show – This One Goes to 11

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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The social posts, blog posts, and articles from the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show are starting to roll in.  Sigh.  As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve made an executive blog decision to sit out the show this year as I did last year.  There is plenty of media there to cover the latest in the longest long super long more yardage longer longest long LONG big huge super long low spin long carry long distance mega long drivers and of course the awesome golf club stands.  Yes there is a lot of nonsense at the PGA Show, which I won’t miss, but there are many things I will miss, a lot.

Top 10 Things I’ll Miss at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show

  1. Free booze! – Love packing booths at the end of the day to get a free beer.  But as you can see from the ladies below, several days of drinking can take its toll!

    Getting in a booth that offers free booze, let alone getting to the bar is a war.  KILL KILL!
  2. Free swag? I have to mention it, but the last few shows I went to I intentionally came home empty handed. Too much golf stuff here at HOG World Headquarters as it is LOL.
  3. Warm weather.  We had 20 inches of snow in 24 hours a couple of days ago. It’s nice to go to Orlando and get out of the cold.
  4. Booth babes.  Yes the same thing I complained about in the previous post.

    After all, they give me plenty of blog material and of course more hits when I post pictures of them.
  5. Playing golf in Florida, at courses I haven’t played. Definitely a benefit of going to the Show.
  6. This mannequin:

    I visit her every year. I can’t quite “pinpoint” what I like so much about her but I stop by and admire her every Show.  On a side note I can never figure out why that section of the show is so cold every year.
  7. Meeting famous people in golf.  Below is me with the maker of the most over-priced and over-sought-after putters, Scotty Cameron.
  8. There’s a lot of real junk at the show, but there are the occasional very cool new golf products.  It’s fun to see what the golf inventors and designers come up with to shave more strokes off your game.

    I’m still about the same handicap I was 10 years ago though.
  9. Tilted Kilt. I love me a good ole fashioned Florida Scottish pup with the greasiest fried food on the planet and the hottest waitresses.  Unfortunately in the photo below I couldn’t put my arm around her because I had just dislocated my shoulder and my arm is in a sling. Booo.

    Okay I lied.  I just like the place because its initials are “TK” and they have a beer called the “TK Ale.”
  10. Perkins.  I always stop by for some pancakes.  Yes, this is “the” Perkins where it all went down, so to speak.
  11. PEOPLE – By far the biggest thing I’ll miss at the PGA Show is the AWESOME PEOPLE.


    I have so many great friends in the golf industry. It pains me to miss out on an opportunity to see you all.  Damn that hurts!

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