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HOG Space Fantasy Golf Now Set Up! Sign Up Now!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Categories: Fantasy GolfSite News

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2011 Fantasy Golf is starting soon.  The setup is now complete of one of the longest running and BEST fantasy golf leagues.  Signup information is below.  Next week will be a practice round and the official season will begin in two weeks.

While at the PGA Show, I’ll be getting prizes and sponsors lined up.  Previous prizes have been provided by FootJoy, Bridgestone, Bobby Jones, Nicklaus Golf, Ogio, Sumi-G and many more.  You DO NOT want to miss out on HOG Space Fantasy Golf!


1. Point your browser to Kerplookee.com.

2. Create an account if you don’t have one. It is easy.

3. Click on Join a private league.

4. Enter league ID 145

5. Password is: Masters

HOG SPACE Fantasy Golf is presented by Hooked On Golf Blog and The Golf Space.

Talk all about fantasy golf in The Golf Space Fantasy Golf Discussion Thread.

HOG Space Fantasy Golf Coming Soon!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Categories: Fantasy GolfMiscellaneousSite News

Fantasy Golf

Many people are contacting me and very anxious to find out about the 2011 fantasy golf season. The season will tee off on February 10th at the AT&T Pebble Beach PGA Tour stop. We should have a practice round set up the prior week.

We will be using the same fantasy provider as last year, Kerplookee. Sign up information will be posted soon.


I’m currently in the process of searching for sponsors for the 2011 fantasy golf season. Sponsors will be highly exposed and receive many hits via referrals from our weekly fantasy updates as well as the static pages permanently posted, like this one.

Contact me to inquire about a sponsorship asap!


Over the past fantasy golf seasons we’ve had sponsors like Bridgestone Golf, OGIO, FootJoy, Bobby Jones, Nicklaus Golf, Frogger, Rife Putters, Tattoo Golf and many more. This year we plan on announcing some big name sponsors and great prizes shortly. We usually announce the sponsors after the PGA Merchandise Show, when we’ve finalized the details. Stay tuned.


HOG SPACE Fantasy Golf is presented by Hooked On Golf Blog and The Golf Space.


Talk all about fantasy golf in The Golf Space Fantasy Golf Discussion Thread.

A Look Back At 2010 – HOG

Part two of my look back at 2010.  This one is from the HOG (Hooked On Golf Blog) perspective.  What big events and happenings happened to, with or by HOG this last year?  Check out part one, A Look Back At 2010 – The Golf World.


In January 2010 I was able to nail down sponsors for the year’s fantasy golf.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get Rife Putters to come through with a prize at the end of the season after my contact left the company.

Of course, the buzz was the Tiger Woods scandal and I blogged about it a lot.

I started a new gig, working as national sales manager for Sumi-G.  Over the course of the year I’d build up a rep force in the USA for the company, as well as work on many media related items like the company web site etc.  That gig ended (on good terms so no worries) in October.

January saw me traveling to the PGA Merchandise show with Sumi-G and experiencing a perspective to the PGA Show which I hadn’t seen before.  That was one of working very hard for 15 hour days on and in the booth, meeting and talking with potential customers.


February I continued to blog and review gear.

Tried to tune in to Pebble Beach but couldn’t stand all the hack “stars” like George Lopez.


March was huge.  On March 1st I found a letter from Augusta National, letting me know that I had tickets to the Tuesday practice round at the Masters!  My life would forever be changed.

Sand Hollow Golf Course

On March 3rd I posted a review of Sand Hollow Golf Course, one of the coolest courses I’ve EVER played.

On March 12 I was in Puerto Rico, covering the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.  On my first night there I got to hang out with one of the coolest cats ever in golf, Chi Chi Rodriguez.  The next night I met Stefania Fernandez, Miss Universe.  What a gig.  During the off hours of  tournament I hung out in the casino with Rocco Mediate and Rory Sabbatini for about an hour.

While in Puerto Rico, I shot a two part series of videos, interviews and photos of The Golf Channel.  It was a very cool “behind the scenes” look at a live broadcast by TGC and the people who make it happen.  Months later, I was contacted and asked to pull it because nobody had “permission.”  Party poopers if you ask me.


Tiger Woods Masters


In April I started the first ever “HOG Putter Week” where I reviewed putters like the Nike Method, Heavy Putter Mid Weight K4-M, Double Duty Divot Repair Putter, Bob Burns Roll-In Putter, Bettinardi BB32 Putter,

On April 7 my “Dream Foursome” attended the Tuesday Masters Tournament practice round at Augusta National Golf Club.  I’ll never be the same and it was SO cool to have my best friend, my son and my dad there with me!  Man that was cool.


We saw the birth of the new category “How Not To.”

May 22 I married the most awesome lady in the universe! The day before I won my own tournament, the Non Annual Korologos Wedding Invitational Golf Tournament.

Started playing with the new Bridgestone B330-RX and B330-RXS golf balls.  One of my favorites now.


Speaking of Bridgestone, I had my first Bridgestone ball fitting on June 6th.

Tiger Woods divorce and scandal was still the big talk.  Divorce wasn’t confirmed yet, but rumors were flying that Elin was going to get $750 million.  That estimate was a little off.

On June 21st, my pop and I won the club’s annual Father’s Day tournament.

Graeme McDowell won the US OPEN.

In possibly my best work ever, I posted the Potty Putter Review.

For the first time in 10 years plus, I finished in the money in the Salt Lake City Amateur golf tournament, despite finishing bogey double-bogey on the 35th and 36th holes.


Summer heat, the altitude of Salt Lake, and no moisture in the air added up to the longest shots of the year.   350 yard drives, 205 yard 7-irons, 150 yard gap wedges…

I post my lowest round of the year on my home course on July 11th, a 69 from the black tees (tips).

My friend and St. Andrews caddy John Boyne posts an awesome three part guide to St. Andrews for the British Open.



Hooked On Golf Blog gets a new logo.  I like skulls.

HOG moves to a new, faster, bigger dedicated server because the site is getting so much traffic the old server was melting down!

Played in a great charity tournament for Homes For Our Troops, an organization which builds homes for disabled veterans.


In a move which rarely happens, I put a new putter in the bag.  My Dornoch Putter by Grant Mackay is the best putter EVER.

I shoot my best score ever at Wingpointe Golf Course, an Arthur Hills design.  That 70 topped my previous lowest round of the year because it was -2 for 18 while my 69 at River Oaks as -1 (par 70).  Needless to say, my opponents were hurting pretty bad that day.

I review the fanciest golf shoes I’ve ever worn, Royal Albatross’ hand made Italian leather Black Jack Nero Golf Shoes.

Vdara Las Vegas


I travel to Colonial Williamsburg to review the two great courses there, Golden Horseshoe Green Course and Gold Course.  I also do a review on the Historic Area in Colonial Williamsburg.

After six years, I retire as president of my local men’s club at the final tournament of the year, Hell Day.

I reviewed the Vdara Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas.

I started a new food and drink web site called MegaChomp.

Posted a bunch of Ryder Cup blogs.

In October my working relationship with Sumi-G ended, but my golfing relationship continues!


On November 16th my YouTube golf channel topped 3,000,000 views.

Posted the annual HOG Turkey Awards, featuring the year’s biggest boneheads in the golf world.

On November 30th, I posted my 3000th golf blog.

I travel to Notre Dame University to watch my Utah Utes football team.  Despite the Utes terrible performance on the field, visiting Notre Dame with my best friends and my dad was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had.

I find a picture of myself sitting on the potty, in the men’s restroom at a local golf course.



I travel to Puerto Rico, Mexico.  There I review Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club, Palmilla Golf Club and the One And Only Palmilla Resort.  I also happen to enjoy the 83 degree weather while my friends back home were freezing to death.

I post my look back at the golf world in 2010.

On 12/22 I review the new Nike Sport Cart Bag.

On 12/11 the HOG Golf Photo Gallery went over the 13,000 image mark.

On 12/31/10 I vowed to blog my golf ass off in 2011!

All claimed fantasy golf prizes have left the building

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Categories: Fantasy GolfMiscellaneousSite News

Boy was yesterday fun.  My local post office has ONE employee.  ONE.  In fact, since there’s nobody else to cover for him, he simply locks the door at 12:00 and leaves for lunch with a hand written note on the door:

“One employee.  This office will be closed for lunch from 12-1 daily.”

65 minutes after getting in line, I finally shipped out the last small fantasy prizes.

And some people want the government to provide us health care?  Don’t get me started.  I can see it now.

“This emergency room has one doctor.  He’ll be out to lunch daily from 12-1 and on the golf course Tuesdays and Thursdays…”

I wasn’t done though.  I had two large items to ship at FedEx.  All said and done I spent close to two hours shipping.

DONE – Looking to 2011 now

All prizes which were claimed have been shipped and it is now officially too late to claim a fantasy prize for 2010.  Unclaimed prizes will be added to next year or put into the HOG/Space prize pool for other site giveaways.

Who should be the 2011 fantasy golf provider?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Categories: Fantasy GolfSite News

Ok it is that time of year my friends. It is the time of year where we discuss where we would like to call home for the 2011 fantasy golf season. I’d like to hear your suggestions below.

Let me tell you why we are where we are now:

We used yahoo for a few years. I have a small connection at yahoo and they were cool enough to expand the league sizes from 50 to 100 players. But we routinely have around 200 competitors so that still meant we had to have two leagues. Remember “HOG Space 1” and “HOG Space 2?” This made doing the results and figuring out winners even more difficult than it already was.

So last year we went to Kerplookee. The good thing about Kerplookee is that there was no league size limit. That meant all the standings and results etc were in one place, easy to find and display. Kerplookee is not without its issues, some which I complained about all year but they were not fixed. While irritating these may not be deal breakers as those are less of issues to me than having the league split into two groups.

I’m open to suggestions. But if you suggest a league there are a few requirements I’d like to meet:

1. The provider can occupy ONE group and not have to be split up.

2. The provider is FREE.

3. The provider is TGS and HOG friendly.

4. The provider doesn’t suck.

5. The provider’s sole purpose is not to suck you into their site with a free game only to pressure and solicit you into joining their “pay” game.

I’ve started a thread in the The Golf Space forum to discuss this.  Please go to this link about it in the fantasy golf area or comment in below to discuss.  Thanks.

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