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These New Imperial Headwear Coolcore Hats Are the Coolest Hats in the World

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 19th, 2015
Categories: GolfGolf ApparelGolf GearSite News

These Imperial Headwear Coolcore hats are undoubtedly the coolest hats in the world:

Coolest hats in the world? Absolutely - Coolcore by Imperial Headwear

Coolest hats in the world? Absolutely – Coolcore by Imperial Headwear

Love at first sight. Still awaiting delivery on these and will post a full review of the Imperial Coolcore soon.

For now you can check out the press release and description of these golf hats below:


Cooling Technology Lowers Fabric Temperature Up to 30 Percent Below Skin Temperature
BOURBON, MO – Imperial Headwear has announced that its Imperial Powered by Coolcore® hatshave begun hitting pro shop shelves. Introduced in January at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, the products have been well received by the many golf professionals who have experienced them.

“The most anticipated golf headwear of the season is now available at better golf shops across

the country,” says David Shaffer, Director of Marketing at ImperialHeadwear. “Cooling fabrics are definitely the next trend in performance fabrics and Imperial is excited to be the first company to bring this industry-leading Coolcore technology to the golf market,” says Shaffer.

Coolcore® provides a cooling solution that extends beyond traditional moisture-management fabrics or evaporative cooling technologies that typically rely on chemicals. It’s 100% free of chemicals, polymers, gels, crystals or phase changing materials, ensuring all Coolcore® benefits never wash out or degrade. And, Coolcore® fabrics deliver three distinct functions, including moisture wicking, moisture transportation to accelerate drying, and regulated evaporation for a cooling effect. The result is up to 30% lower surface temperatures, drier garments that don’t cling or saturate, healthier chemical-free usage, and zero degradation of the cooling effect over time or washing. Coolcore® is the only company globally to receive the “Cooling Power” award from Hohesntein.

“Imperial’s new cooling technology has the potential to change the headwear business,” said Laura Robinson, Director of Retail at Pinehurst Resort. “The Pinehurst team saw their demonstration and we were all amazed at how this can be incorporated into headwear designs. Imperial impresses me with their innovation in the accessory category.”

The Imperial Powered by Coolcore® collection consists of nine headwear styles, over 50 SKU’s, and ranges from caps and visors to small fit and sun protection hats.For more information on Imperialpowered by Coolcore® products, please click on video below. To place an order, please call (800) 950-1916.

Hooked On Golf Blog Twitter Reaches 3,000 Followers – Give HOG a Follow!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Categories: MiscellaneousSite News

Last night the HOG Twitter account recorded its 3,000th follower!

HOG Twitter

Promptly after announcing that on Twitter, some joker unfollowed and put it back to 2,999.  That’s my kind of humor for sure.

If you haven’t already, give the Hooked On Golf Blog Twitter a follow:

Give my personal Twitter a follow as well. That one is up over 4,200 followers:

Masters Fantasy Golf $1 Million Prize

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Categories: Fantasy GolfGolfMiscellaneousPGA TourPro GolfRory McIlorySite NewsThe MastersTiger Woods

The wife has fallen in love and become obsessed with a new house.  Quite frankly, on a blogger’s budget the only new house we could realistically look at right now would be a toy house for the 2-year old.  She wants the house so bad she has actually APPROVED the $20 entry free to enter the Draft Kings Million Dollar Masters fantasy golf tournament.  I know a little about golf, so what the hell.  Here goes $20.

I set up an affiliate account with Draft Kings. If you want to try and win the million, click the image or link above and sign up. That way if I don’t win the million, I’ll make four cents commission and be closer to my retirement in 138,083 years.

Thanks For the Generous Offer to Write Free Articles for HOG – How About You Give Me a Round of Golf at Pebble Beach?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Categories: BoneheadsGolfMiscellaneousSite News
First Tee- Pebble Beach

First Tee- Pebble Beach

I’m getting so many contribution offers here it is mind blowing. On a daily basis I receive 5-10 “offers” from “writers” who have “been reading my blog for years” who want to contribute fantastic content my readers are going to love!  There are so many generous people out there!  I’m so humbled and thankful.  I’m sure the only reason they want to write for HOG is because it is such a well respected golf site, full of great and useful content.  I’m sure their only motivation is “exposure” and “contributing.”  So exciting!  I’m absolutely positive that great content will happen to have an outgoing link or two, you know, in exchange for the great article!  Yay! No problem.

Yeah, how dumb do you think I am?

Most of these writers have amazingly and coincidentally penned 100% perfect search engine optimized content, keyword rich in the subject of their expertise.  That subject isn’t necessarily golf. It could be cosmetics, online gambling, mortgages, erectile dysfunction.

Obviously Google’s latest algorithms are setup to favor links which come from site articles, rather than advertisements or banners.  As a result, I get a flood of “offers” of this great, SEO bait.

Typically I respond with a nice one or two sentence note, “thanks for the kind offer, but I do all my own writing. Good luck.”  But it is getting so out of hand that I’ve decided to write this post and send all the would-be HOG contributors here to read it.

How about you buy me a round of golf at Pebble Beach in exchange for this article?  Here’s the skinny…

I’ve decided that I can be bought.  If you want to place one of these articles let’s first call it what it is, a PAID advertisement or advertorial.  If any of these “generous” writers are willing to pony up what it will cost me to play a round of golf at Pebble Beach ($500), I’ll happily post their piece, and even let them put that outgoing link in with a “do-follow.”  If you don’t know what a do-follow is, no matter.  The link will be valid for one year and after that the article will be deleted, or can be renewed for another round at Pebble!

If you are one of the few real writers, simply looking for a real outlet to publish your work and you don’t have the cash to buy me a round at Pebble:

“Thanks for the kind offer, but I do all my own writing. Good luck.”

First Look: $173 Golf Laser Rangefinder by ScoreBand

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Categories: GolfGolf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf For WomenGolf GearMiscellaneousSite News

Here’s a first look at a new $189 (retail) $173 (street) golf laser rangefinder by the company ScoreBand.   I reviewed a ScoreBand product a couple of years ago, a small wrist watch style golf score keeper.   Yesterday I did my first round of testing the new ScoreBand PULSE Compact Golf Laser Rangefinder and I was quite impressed.

ScoreBand Laser Rangefinder - click to buy

ScoreBand Laser Rangefinder – click to buy

Though it was only my first round with the unit, I found it to be nice and compact and easy to use. The yardages locked in quickly and were consistent, unlike other lasers I’ve tested. A friend in my group was using a Leupold laser rangefinder and the yardages from the Pulse were always within one yard of that unit, which cost him $499.

I’m still testing but so far I dig this unit. Stay tuned for my full review soon.

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