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Today’s Office at Grand Solmar Land’s End, Cabo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, October 17th, 2016
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Today has been a little rough. Started out having to blow up a floatie for the pool. Got a little dizzy. After recovering from the floatie thing, the rest of the day went (and has been) great. Here’s today’s office.
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Oh on a work/golf related note, they’re expanding here and building a new resort which will feature a Greg Norman course, right next to Diamante. Great area.
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Below is a little shot of my table.  I couldn’t help taking a picture.  Everything I need, water, beer, a HOG hat, sunglasses, chips, sunscreen, a towel, and amazing chile sauce which I just got the recipe for.  Chile Arbol.

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HOG World Tour Arrives at Grand Solmar Lands End Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, October 15th, 2016
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I’m thrilled to report I’m officially on hog-cation.  For the next five days I will be enjoying the luxurious Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.  My family arrived in time to spend some time at the pool.  Here’s the view tonight.

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HOG World Tour Visits Salt Lake Country Club

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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The latest terrific course visited in the HOG World Tour is The Country Club (of Salt Lake City).  The Country Club is an 18-hole private golf and country club located in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley.  SLCC is known for its great location, course architecture, tons of bunkers (ugh), and very high quality and conditioned golf holes.

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The hole above is the beautiful and very tough par-4 11th. It looks very Augusta-esque, hints of the 13th at Augusta National Golf Club.

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Above is a panoramic shot showing one of the many incredible views of the “Wasatch Front” mountains, which are seen from most of the holes.

And speaking of great views, here’s a drone shot I captured of the course a couple of years ago.

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I had a great time and struck the ball well. One problem I had was testing out new wedges in rain compacted sand. That was a score wrecker. On non-bunker holes I was even-par on the day. Bunker holes, 7-over. Boo.


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.


Review: Puma Tech Golf Pants

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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For years I’ve been known as “Tony no pants.”  Not by the ladies, but my golf buddies.  Even in the coldest winter conditions I wear shorts.  I have many reasons for wearing shorts.  The primary ones are that I tend to get very hot in long pants.  I often find long pants to be uncomfortable because I have thick, short legs.   Heat, comfort, fit… Good reasons to avoid long pants.  This summer I had to get my hands on some golf pants because a couple of the clubs I was going to play in Scotland required “trousers.”  “Trousers” is UK speak for pants.

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For a pant to work for me I figured it would need to have an athletic fit but be very flexible.  Plus it would need to be NOT cotton.  I’m not a cotton fan.  It would need to be a polyester or spandex.  Or perhaps a “poly-span” combo.  Enter the Puma Tech pants.  Just what the apparel scripter ordered.

Fit

My waist is a moving target depending on the time of year, and depending on how many people bring free donuts to the break room at work.  I was happy to find the fit on the Puma Tech pants is flexible.  A comfortable waist is a must and even with the ups and downs of the summer waistline the Tech Pants are always comfortable.   The spandex/poly fabric stretches and moves with me, instead of resisting.

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Sporting the black Tech pants at Panmure in Carnoustie, Scotland

Fabric

Speaking of spandex/polyester… The fabric on the Tech pants is 97% polyester and 3% spandex.  The Puma formulation results in very light and comfortable pants which don’t get me too hot.  As mentioned, heat and heat management is a real issue for me when it comes to pants.  I’ve been more comfortable in these pants than any other long pants I’ve ever worn.

One reason for that comfort and coolness is the airflow created by the Puma 3D Cell fabric. If you look closely at the fabric, you can see each individual little cell, with gaps between them.

dryCELL technology in the pants wicks moisture away from the wearer.  I need this.

Style

Naturally Puma is on the hip end of the style spectrum.  I know I’m sporting the latest in style and design with the Tech Pants.  But at the same time these classic and classy looking.  They work well on the course or at the office.  And sometimes those two are the same thing.

On the Course or at the Office

When I have to wear long pants at the office these are a big help between the comfort and heat management.  On the course, when I need to dress up a bit, I’m still comfortable.

I’ve got a black pair and a silver pair.  I really love the silver pair.  The color is great and the versatility is tremendous.  Really with the black or silver I can wear nearly any color shirts or tops.

Conclusion

I don’t like to wear long pants.  But when must wear long pants the Puma Golf Tech Golf Pants are my gamers.


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