During a golf round last week I ran into a guy I’ve known for years who has done club tech work at a local shop for many years. He told me he’s got a new gig coming up at the new PGA Superstore. That was the first I’d heard that a new PGA Superstore is opening here. Then I heard an ad on the radio saying the store would open in early April, just a week or two away.
PGA TOUR Superstore is known for its large-format interactive stores across the country. The 25,000 square foot interactive store will feature four state-of-the-art simulators, four practice hitting bays and an expansive putting green measuring more than 750 square feet. Its new Sandy location at 10355 S State Street, east of I-15 off of State Street next to PetSmart and Nordstrom Rack (in a previous Staples location), will be the largest golf retail store in the area.
The location is literally about five minutes from HOG world headquarters. Sandy is a suburb of Salt Lake, and in the middle of the most densely populated areas between Ogden and Provo.
It will be interesting to see what effect the new PGA Superstore has on other local golf stores, and even golf course pro shops. My loyalty lies with my local course pro shops when it comes to buying golf gear.
My lower back is spasming again. This is the 2nd time since December. The December one was one of the worst and most painful ever. This one isn’t as bad, but bad enough that I can’t sleep, or stand in an upright position, or lift much of anything, or put my shoes and socks on easily.
I need to do something about the back pain. I guess it’s time to hit the gym, or the doctor, or the shaman or something.
Doesn’t look like I’ll be making my noon tee time Sunday to see an old buddy. Not cool.
Happy 12th blogiversary to the rock solid golf blogger known as… well… Golf Blogger. About eight months before Hooked on Golf Blog was founded John Retzer (Golf Blogger) founded GolfBlogger.com. GolfBlogger.com is likely the longest running independent golf blog in existence, and certainly one of, if not the best golf blog in the universe. It always has been. That’s because John has passion and dedication to golf blogging, he knows how to spell, and he loves golf. The spelling part is a really big deal to me. I know as well as anyone that running a serious blog in any category isn’t easy and running one at the quality level and frequency of John’s posts only happens about 1% of the time or less.
When I started HOG I looked up to Golf Blogger in admiration and with inspiration. There were a couple of other golf blogs which started in 2004 too, which are now long gone. There are many hundreds, if not thousands of golf blogs which were started and abandoned over the last 12 years. The net is a blog graveyard of people who thought they could do it with little to no effort.
I’ve said many times that the absolute best, and unexpected part of running this blog has been the fantastic people I’ve met and become friends with. John and I have played many rounds of golf together and have established a great friendship. In fact, we’re golf blog brothers.
I’ll forever be tailgating Golf Blogger as one of the first kids on the block. I know he and I will be around for many years to come because we do it for the love of the game and to express ourselves, not for the big money that bloggers make. Yeah, right.
Hats off to you John. I look forward to another 12 years from you buddy. FORE!
I just received an email asking if I ever do any golf related videos here at Hooked On Golf Blog. It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned this so be sure to visit the HOG YouTube channel, and subscribe too! Here’s the URL: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGolfSpace
The HOG YouTube channel currently features 450 videos. There are 672 subscribers and the channel has logged over 5,486,000 views! That’s substantial! Below are a couple of highlight videos for your enjoyment.
Oasis Palmer Course Hole #5 Reverse Flyover
Tiger Woods Driver Swing With Slow Motion
Automated Folding/Unfolding Golf Push Cart (Trolley for those of you in the UK)
Black Mesa Golf Club 16th Hole Flyover
Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club Flyover
There are a couple of videos of my baby boy in there but since his name is Seve that qualifies as golf videos… 🙂
It is with great pleasure that I post to inform HOG patrons of a major HOG World Tour event taking place in July of this year. I’ll be heading to Scotland for a third time and checking out many new courses in the Scottish northeast. Courses on the list for that swing are Fraserburg Golf Links, Cruden Bay, and Royal Aberdeen.
I’m thrilled. Not a day goes by that I don’t daydream about the upcoming July tour. I’m not in golf shape yet. I put on some insulation over this brutally cold and snowy winter. I look forward to getting into golf and walking shape and of course, getting my game ready for real golf. Links golf.