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Spring in Utah. Weather determines whether we golf or ski.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Categories: LifeMiscellaneous

Now is the time of year here in northern Utah where the weather isn’t exactly sure what it is doing. 7 days ago I played golf and most of the courses in the Salt Lake area were open.

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One foot of snow this morning...

Certainly no courses are open now, based on the one foot of snow in the front yard this morning.  Time to bust out the long boards and the Longboards and hit the ski slopes.


Powder Skiing – When I Can’t Golf

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Categories: LifeMiscellaneous

The weather here in Salt Lake is at that unique point where one could decide to either golf or ski.  If you’re crazy like me, you do them both on the same day sometimes.  Today though, there was some fresh powder up at Alta.  At only a 20 minute drive from my house, it proved to be too irresistible.  I bailed on watching the Northern Trust Open on TV and decided to go find some pow pow.


Golf buddy and injured Iraq war vet playing in Northern Trust Open pro-am today! Good luck pal.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, February 13th, 2012
Categories: GolfGolf LifeLifeMiscellaneous

This is an official good luck post for my buddy Bryant Jacobs, who is playing in the Northern Trust Open pro-am today at Riviera Country Club.  Bryant, pictured below 2nd from the left and next to me, was injured in Iraq by a road side bomb.

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Bryant is 2nd from left, I'm 2nd from right.

“Bry” has gotten the golf bug and now addicted just like me.  For more info on Bryant read this link, “A friend and inspiration lives” and this one too, “Injured Iraq war vet and golf buddy gets new home.”

GOOD LUCK BUDDY!


Happy Birthday To my Pops. 75 big ones. If not for him, I would never know how infuriating a 3-putt is. Thanks a lot…

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Categories: Life

January 10 is the birthday of two excellent golfers.  One is Ian Poulter.  The other is one of my favorite golfers in the world, my dad.  Pops turned 75 today and still hits my old Titleist 983K driver damn near as far as I hit whatever driver I’m playing that week.  He’s a heck of a golfer and as a team we’ve paired up to win many tournaments.  We’ve also felt the pain of missing out on winning or placing in tournaments by one damn stroke…

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My Dad and me in Goblin Valley, 2011

My dad is also a hell of a skier.  Check the video below from last year, when he was 74.  If I can move like that when I’m 74, I’ll be very satisfied.  Hell… I hope I can walk.

My dad introduced me to the two best outdoor activities there are, golf and skiing.  Sometimes I’m a little irritated that he introduced me to the beautifully irritating and fabulously frustating game of golf.

Hats off.  Tipping back a cold one in honor of my dad.  Cheers to you Pops.  See you on the slopes or the fairways…


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.

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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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