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Wee Breeze at Scotland’s Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Categories: GolfGolf CoursesGolf For WomenGolf VideosMiscellaneous

Video highlight from the back nine at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in northeastern Scotland.  No, the beauty swing you see isn’t mine.  It’s my lad Shanego.  Nice little windmill serves as a backdrop.

Yum! Haggis Flavored Crisps (Chips for Us in the USA)

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Categories: Miscellaneous

I have a new favorite kind of crisps (known as chips here in the USA).  Yes, on my recent Scotland trip I enjoyed some haggis and cracked black pepper flavored potato crisps!


For those who don’t know what haggis is:

Haggis is a pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach.


Midnight Putting at Cruden Bay, Scotland

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categories: GolfGolf VideosHOG World TourMiscellaneous

The Lads of Scotland (my golf buddies who converge in Scotland biannually) have a very fun tradition we’ve indulged in each of the (now) three times we’ve golfed in Scotland, midnight putting. The event usually follows 36 holes of golf, dinner, a few dozen wee pints, cigars, and a wee bottle of scotch.

The first two Scotland trips The Lads did the midnight putting event on the Himalayas, the putt-putt green next to the Old Course, and the 18th hole of the Old Course itself. I’m proud to have made a bogey on the 18th at The Old with my putter, in the dark, at 1 a.m.

This year we changed it up and had our midnight putting event on the beautiful 4th hole at Cruden Bay in northeastern Scotland. The 4th at Cruden provides some great drama with a gigantic false front, false right, and 14 foot grass bunker wall behind. Enjoy the video:

Lovely how the moon rose over the course. Yes, we raked the bunker when we were done…

New Blogstation

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, August 5th, 2016
Categories: Site News

It has been seven years, tens of thousands of photos, and probably millions of words written since I bought my 2009 Apple Macbook Pro 17 laptop. That’s the single greatest tool I have for blogging, other than the two remaining braincells in my cranium. The machine has been a rock, taken a beating, survived countless spills of wine, hot sauce, feta cheese, olive oil… It’s still rocking, but now has moved on to new horizons in the HOG household.

Come to papa!

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Today that amazing 17 was replaced by a shiny new 15 inch Apple Macbook Pro with a Retina display. This machine is a speed demon. It’s smaller and lighter too. I’ve been spending the day getting this mew machine setup with all my apps, tools, audio-streaming, and everything I need to make golf blog posts. She’s ready.

Macbook Keyboard

Golf Superstition #69: Cart Number

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Categories: GolfGolf For WomenMiscellaneous

I’m not ashamed to admit I ride a golf cart sometimes.  You come here when it is 106 degrees and walk 14 miles on a course that’s hillier than Augusta before you give me that “only real players walk” argument.  I walk as much as I can in this old body with the bad back.

When you ride a golf cart are you superstitious like me?

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Anyway, if I do take a golf cart (“buggy” for you in the UK… toot toot!), I have this thing with cart numbers.  I won’t pick a “bad” number.  It’s part of that golf superstition thing:

Bad golf cart (buggy) numbers:

37-50 (bad nine hole scores)
73-100 (over par 18 hole scores)
120 (complete hack)
13 (unlucky, right?)

Good golf cart (buggy) numbers:

69 (you do the math)
59-72 (all great golf scores)
29-36 (good nine-hole golf scores)

This is normal, right?

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