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First pictures from the 2009 PGA Show

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentHackers

titleist 909 d3 driver 2009 pga showI have started dumping photos into the 2009 PGA Show Gallery. Here’s a shot of the new Titleist 909 D3 driver. Many more to come but for now I’m back to the floor.

CLICK HERE to go to the 2009 PGA Show Photo Gallery


Argon Laser Putter

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentHackersReviews

argon laser putterThe creativity and ingenuity of golf inventors, entrepreneurs and small companies never ceases to amaze me. Case in point today, the Argon Laser Putter.

Concept

I’ve reviewed laser putters before. The concept is simple. A laser beam emitted from the putter face allows the player to check alignment and even “see” a real line to the target, rather than having to imagine one. Being off line by a tiny amount makes putts go off line more and more the farther away you are from the target.

Three Lasers Are Better Than One

Previous laser putters I’ve reviewed had one laser in the center of the club face. The laser was good for checking alignment, but without addressing the ball. Once the ball was positioned in front of the club face it blocked the laser.

With the Argon 3-laser setup this is not a problem. There are two lasers at ground level. One laser is on the heel and one is on the toe of the putter face. The other laser is in the middle of the tall club face. The two ground level beams are not blocked when having a ball positioned at address. The player can see a set of laser rails which give a great visual of the width of the line. The top laser hits the top of the ball.

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Puma Swing GTX Golf Shoe

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf EquipmentHackersReviews
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puma golf shoe swing gtxThis Puma Swing GTX golf shoe brings the best of old school design and modern technology into a super hip looking package.

Looks

This Swing GTX was a real eye catcher for me the first time I saw it.  There’s a retro style and simple elegance to these golf shoes.  How Puma can take a white shoe with a couple of green (or black depending on the model) lines and make it look so cool is beyond me.  That’s why I’m a golf blogger and not a shoe designer I suppose.

Comfort

The Swing GTX is super comfortable.  With the soft leather in the upper I feel like I’m wearing my cozy slippers rather than a pair of performance golf shoes.

There was no break-in period required before enjoying that comfort level either.  I put ’em on and they felt great right out of the box.

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Worst winds I’ve ever played in

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 9th, 2009
Categories: Golf VideosHackers

My round with my local pro and a couple of pals was fun, but cold.  Despite the 50mph winds we still had a good time.   The balls were blowing off the greens and our scores all blew up. Coincidentally, we’re in a town named “Hurricane.”

Still it was good to get out of “white hell” if only for a couple of days.


3rd Annual Christmas Classic Tournament Highlights

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
Categories: Golf VideosHackersLifeMiscellaneous

I’ve been in a blog break since the 22nd.  This is the longest break I’ve taken, 7 days.  I was going to be on blogbattical until the new year but I just can’t stay away.


On Christmas day, three buddies and I got together for the 3rd Annual Christmas Classic.  This tournament takes place on the par-3 18th hole at River Oaks in Sandy, Utah.  We each hit 12 balls, the 12 balls of Christmas.  The closest to the pin is the champion for the year.

Video highlights


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