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2012 PGA Show Video Interview – Oakley Cipher Golf Shoes – Coolest Item From The Show? Perhaps.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearGolf VideosHOG World TourPGA Merchandise Show
Oakley Cipher Golf Shoes

Oakley Cipher Golf Shoes - click to zoom

People keep asking me what the coolest thing I saw at the PGA Merchandise Show last week was.  The first thing that comes to my mind isn’t a golf ball, golf club or anything like that.  The coolest thing I saw and experienced at the show was the new Oakley Cipher golf shoe.

The Cipher shoe is so light, it practically floats in the air.  The Ciphers weigh in at 9.2 ounces (.575 pounds) and have “nano-spike” technology instead of standard spikes.  Basically the bottom of the shoe looks like it has a large grain sandpaper for traction.  The nano-spikes are replaceable.   Very cool stuff.

I put the Ciphers on at the demo day and hit a few shots.  I TRIED to make myself slip on the wet morning grass and I couldn’t!  And when I inserted my foot into the Cipher, while wearing very comfortable Kentwool socks, the comfort level was off the charts.

Oakley has told me they’re sending in a pair for review, so I’ll post the review as soon as I can.  These shoes are very exciting.  Wish I had them walking around the hard ground in St. Andrews last summer.


2012 PGA Show – Talking belly putters with Stephen Boccieri

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearGolf VideosHOG World TourInterviewsPGA Merchandise Show

In the sunshine of Orlando I talk to Stephen Boccieri of Boccieri Golf, maker of the Heavy Putter line.  We talk about belly putters from Boccieri at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show demo day.


Met Blair O’Neal, which didn’t suck

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Categories: Golf For WomenHOG World TourLPGA TourMiscellaneousPGA Merchandise Show
Blair O'Neal

Me and golf babe Blair O'Neal. She's the one on the left... Click to zoom

While wandering the PGA Show demo day last week I was blinded by a neon outfit on a pretty lady walking toward me.  When my eyes adjusted to the outfit I realized it was Blair O’Neal, Cobra/Puma athlete, model and winner of Golf Channel’s Big Break Dominican Republic.  I stopped Blair and said hello and got this picture.  Blair was very nice to chat with.

Please note that Blair is standing on a hill.  I’m not THAT short.  If you want to enlarge the picture to get a better look at me, just click it.

A few years back I did an interview with Blair so check it out.  I also have a Blair O’Neal image gallery (okay, shrine).


Bridgestone Golf confirmed as golf ball sponsor for 2012 HOG Space free fantasy golf league

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Categories: Fantasy GolfGolfSite News

Bridgestone GolfI’m happy to announce that for the third consecutive year, Bridgestone Golf is on board as golf ball sponsor for the HOG Space Fantasy Golf League!  Thanks Bridgestone!  We have yet to determine which balls will be setup as the prizes, but it is highly likely that the new dual dimple B330’s or B330 RX series will be the ones.  Check the video below to see about the new dual dimple B330 balls…

HOG SPACE FANTASY GOLF IS FREE – SIGN UP NOW:

  1. Point your browser to Kerplookee.com.
  2. Create an account if you don’t have one. It is easy.
  3. Click on Join a private league.
  4. Enter league ID 145
  5. Password is: Masters

Players who were in the 2011 HOG Space league do NOT need to sign up again.  You are already in!


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