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Review: Prazza micro-chipped electronic golf ball location system

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 7th, 2011
Categories: GolfGolf AccessoriesGolf ClubsGolf GearReviews
Prazza Golf Ball Radar System

Prazza Golf Ball Radar System - click to zoom

The Prazza golf ball locator could be the Hooked On Golf Blog golf gadget of the year for 2011.

About The Prazza Golf Ball Finder

The Prazza golf ball location system comes from some brainiacs in the Netherlands.  The setup is comprised of two components, the ball and the ball tracker.

The Tracker

The locator device, or tracker, gives a visual direction to the ball in the form of arrows on the unit’s screen, and also vibrates in the searching golfer’s hand more and more as he gets closer to the soon to be formerly lost spheroid.  The device uses RFID, or active radio frequency identification to find the ball.  Balls within around 100 yards pop up on the tracker, and the unit can even find a ball submerged in water up to eight inches.


OnCore Hollow Metal Core Golf Ball Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 7th, 2011
Categories: GolfGolf BallsGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews
Omen Hollow Golf Ball

OnCore’s Omen Golf Ball – click to zoom

My first post for 2011 Golf Ball Week is my review of the OnCore Golf Omen, a hollow metal core golf ball.

Omen Design

This is the only golf ball in the world with a hollow metal core.  I’d call it a four piece ball, if you count air as a piece.  There are three layers, plus the hollow metallic core.  The kind of metal in the core isn’t really known other than being called a “proprietary metal” in one OnCore product description, and “steel core” in another.  The high strength metal layer gives the ball its structure and helps with a high moment of inertia (MOI).  Since all of the ball’s mass is outside the air gap, it is essentially a perimeter weighted ball!

The 2nd layer, which sits on top of the metal layer is a black polymer which helps to transfer energy from the impacting club to the metal core.  The better the energy is transferred, the more it is translated to the core.  The more energy translated to the core, the farther the ball goes.


Bridgestone Golf J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews

There’s no doubt that Bridgestone Golf is blowing up (in a good way).  Their golf balls are well known for being some of the very best on the market, but how about their clubs?  Better call in the bomb squad.

Bridgestone Golf J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

Bridgestone Golf J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons – click to see more

J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

Okay first things first.  I’m going to mention the name “Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons” many times.  So from this point on I’m going to Greg Normanize them to the abbreviation “J40DPC.”

The J40 is the newest version of the J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons that most recently Fred Couples won two events with on the Champions Tour.  These are premium forged irons with a mid sized head and traditional look when standing over them. (more…)

Santa Claran Hotel and Casino – Espanola, New Mexico

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Categories: Golf LifeGolf LifestyleHOG World TourReviewsTravel
Santa Claran Hotel

Santa Claran Hotel – click to zoom

Quick quiz: What is the best hotel between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado?

You guessed it, the Santa Claran Hotel and Casino in Espanola, New Mexico.  And if you take my advice, you WILL be staying at the Santa Claran.

Why mention this place and where the heck is Espanola?  When you travel to New Mexico to play one of the best courses on this planet and possibly my all time favorite, Black Mesa Golf Club, you’ll need a place to stay.  There you have it.

Santa Claran Overview

The Santa Claran is a new hotel and casino, recently built by the Santa Clara Pueblo tribe.  The location is in the town of Espanola, about 30 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.


PING Scottsdale Senita Putter Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews

Perhaps the greatest putter I ever had was my trusty old PING Zing.  I was deadly with that thing.  Unfortunately it was stolen right out of my bag a few years ago. I think some of my regular golf opponents put out a contract on it.  So I’ve always had a soft place in my bag for PING putters…

PING Scottsdale Senita Putter

The Scottsdale Senita putter is what I’d call a descendent of the PING Craz-e putter.  It is a mallet with some very funky designs behind the blade.

PING Scottsdale Senita Putter

PING Scottsdale Senita Putter - click to magnify

Those funky designs don’t just give the putter a high tech look.  They serve crucial purposes like providing proper weighting, moment of inertia and giving the player visual alignment help. (more…)

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