Aerial Photo: Soldier Hollow Golf Courses – click for more
SALT LAKE CITY – May 20, 2016 – Hooked on Golf Blog will bring it’s famous “HOG World Tour” to Heber, Utah May 23-25, 2016 for the annual International Network of Golf (ING) Spring Conference. ING is a non-profit organization with the objective to “bring golf industry executives together with members of the golf media to improve communication, introduce new products, services and destinations, and to develop and nurture relationships.”
“I’m looking forward to attending my first ING conference and especially to meeting new and old friends and associates in the golf industry. I’m also looking forward to experiencing the great golf Heber Valley and the state of Utah have to offer, and showing some of my new and old friends around this great area.” ~Tony Korologos, Hooked on Golf Blog
At the ING Spring Conference the blog will be meeting with industry professionals media regarding equipment, travel, tourism, education, media, and social networking. Of course, many rounds of great Utah mountain golf will be experienced.
At the end of the 2016 golf season here in northern Utah I received the Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition for a review. I posted a quick first look article right when it came in.
Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition – click for more photos
Because of my golfer’s elbow I couldn’t hit it until I changed the grip. By the time I got the grip changed I had thrown out my back very badly and it took four weeks for me to recover. By then the courses were closed and winter had come. So I’ve been staring at this beautiful club all winter and spring. The snow finally melted and my back is cooperating. It was hard to even consider hitting this beauty. I thought it might be better to just put it on the wall as a show piece. But I’ve now put it into play.
Tour Edge CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition – click for more photos
I’ve got a few rounds in the books with this hybrid and I think it is fantastic. My full review of the CB Pro U Hybrid will be coming soon. If it comes close to my Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 3-wood, the 2014 HOG Product of the Year, I’ll be thrilled.
Yesterday I had my first in-water therapy session for my back. I’m a little stiff today. Following a recent MRI I was diagnosed with arthritis, narrowing of the gaps between the vertebrae and a couple of discs slightly bulging. Somewhere in there a nerve pinches once in awhile and puts me down with massive back spasms and insane stabbing pain.
My latest back doc recommended aquatic therapy for the back, to strengthen my core and help relieve some pressure on the lower vertebrae. It was an interesting session. I was in a small pool with a moving floor. The doc had me do core exercises like walking in the water, forward, backward, sideways. He even turned on jets to provide more resistance. I also did some kind of water weightlifting and resistance training.
At the end I did a relaxation session where I floated vertically to let gravity help the back loosen. It was not a difficult session and I had to remind the doc that when my back isn’t tweaked, I’m pretty much 95% and no pain. That said I can have some stiffness in the morning or after sitting for a while. The doc told me I did great and can “take a lot more” than most people, so he will be working me harder in the next session. Bring it on.
He also said if I tweak the back to call or text him and get in the water right away. He says some water therapy can get rid of the spasms quickly. I have my doubts on that, but the next time I tweak it I’ll be giving that a shot.