New TaylorMade Speed Police Campaign has Team America World Police Flare

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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I’m not one to post every ad campaign golf companies come out with. It would fill up my blog in about a second…  But the new TaylorMade Speed Police gig is fun, and it is like one of my favorite movies Team America: World Police…

Videos below of each speed police officer…

Officer Dustin Johnson:

A hard-hitting tough guy from the U.S. of A., he swings first and asks questions later.

Officer Jason Day:

A passionate Aussie who’s in touch with nature. Even when he’s busting you, he’s hard not to like.

Officer Justin Rose:

A quick-witted, level headed Brit who goes by the book and is a champion of charm.

Officer Sergio Garcia:
http://youtu.be/xlWYzEEy6eU
A soft-spoken, seasoned tour veteran who hails from Spain. His passion for club justice is as deadly as his golf game. 


Box on Doorstep From TaylorMade – No Way This Sucks

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Today’s doorstep photo is the the definition of “does not suck.”  Inside the tall box should be my set of custom made TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons, which I was fitted for about two weeks ago.  The small box on the right is from China.  Parts for my new golf aerial photography rig.

Box o’ Clubs From TaylorMade and Parts for My Aerial Photo Rig…

Man I wish I had these SpeedBlade Irons two days ago when I lost $9.00 to my local pro in our Sunday game. Stay tuned for pictures of the clubs themselves.


My SpeedBlade Irons Fitting at the Local TaylorMade Performance Lab

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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I’ll be reviewing a custom built set of TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons soon. For them to be custom built to my specs, I had to spend some time in the local TaylorMade Performance Lab having my “granny over the top dual chicken wing” swing analyzed.  For a couple of very fun and educational hours my pal (the TMPL tech) Stacey and I did some deep granny dual chicken wing swing analysis.

TaylorMade Performance Lab

I want to walk around town with all of these sensors on my body…

The system TM has for swing analysis is amazing. You wear sensors all over your body as well as the golf club, and the computer does complete 3D golf swing analysis, even comparing your swing to pro players like Dustin Johnson. Needless to say, Dustin’s specs are slightly better than mine.

The system produces a recommended setup, then the tech builds test clubs with those settings on the spot. My settings were regular length, stiff shaft, and two degrees flat.

We took the clubs out to the heated driving bay outside. There’s still a lot of snow on the ground, but we still hit some range balls so we could see how the true setup worked.  That’s how the “my nipples hurt” tweet happened yesterday, a little chafing from the cold.  I hit the 7-iron very straight and accurately.  It launched at an angle that looked like a 9-iron or pitching wedge.  Never before have I hit a 7-iron that high. For comparison I hit the same club without the two degree flattening of the lie. Almost couldn’t hit the thing. Quite remarkable.

I even took some swings with a custom made SLDR driver, a 12 degree model. It flew.

I’m submitting my specs to TaylorMade today and they’ll be soon whipping up my full set of SpeedBlade irons (and hopefully some other clubs to match them…hint hint). Then I’ll hope the snow melts asap so I can put the irons to the real test, on the course. If the snow doesn’t melt, I may have to take a trip south.

Stay tuned.


Move Quickly – Link to Free Golf Club From TaylorMade

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 31st, 2014
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Don’t ever say I don’t take care of the HOG patrons!  (Just like the Masters, readers here are “patrons,” not readers).  Here’s a chance to get your hands on a free golf club from TaylorMade.  As part of their launch of the “SpeedBlade” line, they’re giving out, a.k.a. seeding 20,000 6-irons for people to try out.  Obviously they are expecting the golfers who use those 6-irons to be blown away by the club and buy a whole set, and will post about their great experience on their social networks.

Free TaylorMade golf club

Soon I’ll be doing a SpeedBlade fitting myself, getting tested in a TaylorMade Performance Lab and fitted for an optimal set of SpeedBlades.  Then I’ll be posting a SpeedBlade review after that.  Stay tuned and have fun with your new 6-iron.

“Enough content already, gimme the link!”

Here’s the link: http://pocketeffect.taylormadegolf.com/

 


Top secret pictures of the new TaylorMade Super Mega-Quad Core i111.4 driver prototype

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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I know that the new TaylorMade SLDR slider driver just came out and it is the longest driver they’ve ever made.  There’s a lot of excitement about it.  But I have top secret connection who got me a new TaylorMade prototype driver which we may be seeing in the next six months to perhaps year from now.  I’ve been hitting this thing for a couple of weeks and let me tell you, this thing is LONG!  It took me a bit to get the settings dialed in but when I did, it was amazing!

TaylorMade Super Mega-Quad Core i111.4 driver prototype

TaylorMade Super Mega-Quad Core i111.4 driver prototype – click to view larger image

Below are the current details and specs for the new prototype TaylorMade Super Mega-Quad Core i111.4 Driver.  Its a beast!

• Mega-Quad Core i111.4 Technology

• Hybrid iOS/Android/TMAG Operating System

• Loft, Lie, Swingweight, Face Angle, Shaft Flex Adjusted Via Software

• Built In Golf GPS With 40,000,000 Courses Pre-Loaded

• Internal Monitor Supports Resolutions up to 13,696×10,696

• Built-In WiFi and 6G Cellular Connectivity

• Hybrid Can Opener/Cigar Cutter

• HDMI Port (supports up to 5 monitors)

• Dual Ethernet Ports – 10 USB Ports

• Built In Firewall

• Speaker/Headphone Jacks

• Compass

• 6 Thunderbolt Ports

This isn’t the first TaylorMade prototype HOG has uncovered.  Remember a few years back the TaylorMade r15 SuperMegaQuad proto?


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