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Back From St. Andrews and Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Blogram

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, July 8th, 2013
Categories: HOG World TourMiscellaneousSite News
St. Andrews, Scotland

St. Andrews, Scotland – click to zoom

I’m groggily typing today as my journey from St. Andrews to home took over 26 hours yesterday. I had a three hour flight delay in Philly which added salt to the injury of not only traveling for so long, but travelling from golf mecca.

I shot 996 photos while in Scotland. A few might even be good. I’ll be posting more soon.

I will do some recaps of my experiences at various courses shortly as well.

I’m very tired and will surely be suffering from jetlag as the week progresses. My calves are completely knotted up from walking over 80 miles of fairways this past week on ground as hard as the freeway.

The experiences I had last week with friends, in such a special place, will not be forgotten. Stay tuned for recaps shortly.

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Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour Heading Home From Scotland

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, July 7th, 2013
Categories: HOG World Tour

Hello from the Philadelphia airport.  I’m back on US soil.  Quite frankly, I’d rather be on Scottish soil!

HOG World Tour Rolls Through Crail, Scotland!

I’ve had one hell of a week playing seven golf courses, nine rounds and a total of 164 holes with my buddies “The Lads.”  Here’s the course list:

  • The Old Course (twice)
  • The New Course (1895)
  • Kingsbarns Golf Links
  • Carnoustie Golf Links
  • Balcomie Golf Links
  • Fairmont St. Andrews Torrance Course
  • Castle Course (twice)

Between all the golf and all the pubs and meals, I didn’t get back to my lodging until the “wee” hours each night and therefore had no time to write posts.  I will be doing a recap of the rounds/courses/days during the next week or so.

The Old Course at sunset! Doesn’t get any better…

Also be sure to watch for new photos which I’ll be adding to the HOG golf photo gallery, specifically from Carnoustie, Crail/Balcomie and some fresh images from Kingsbarns, Castle and of course the Old Course.

HOG World Tour Heads To Carnoustie, Scotland

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 5th, 2013
Categories: Golf CoursesHOG World Tour

A quick check-in.  I’m just out the door to head up to the “world’s most difficult golf course” Carnoustie.  Over under on my score as a 3.1 handicap?

In the mean time, here’s a picture of the Old Course at St. Andrews I shot last night at close to sunset.  Beautiful.

18th Hole, Old Course – click to zoom

St. Andrews Day Two

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Categories: HOG World TourSite News

Good morning from St. Andrews!  Not much time to write anything because my buddies and I are golfing as much as possible!  Played the Castle Course and New Course (1895) yesterday.  Looking forward to playing the Fairmont Torrance Course and the Old Course today!

Lots of rain on day two. Yes my apparel does not match. View of St. Andrews in background from the Castle Course.

Check back soon!

Greetings From St. Andrews! Played the Old Course Today

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, July 1st, 2013
Categories: HOG World Tour

I’m SO tired.  I’ve gone the last 30 hours with one weak hour of sleep on the plane from Philly to Scotland.  We arrived in Glasgow this morning at 8:00 a.m. and managed to get a two-ball on the Old Course with me and my best bud Al at 12:40. My game was not good and I struggled in the 3-club wind.  Still it was fantastic.  Great to be back “home” in the Home of Golf.


L-R: John Boyne (caddie), me, Alan Nelson

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