More Site Work Today – Test #1

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Categories: Site News

I’m working on the backbone of HOG today. If things get a little strange looking, just check back.  I’m working on fixing some of the social networking and sharing issues, such as thumbnail photos sometimes appearing in shares and sometimes not.

This is test #1 to see if the thumbs actually are working now.  I’m posting this with no embedded image, but a “featured” image for the post which shows in excerpts and on the site home page as a post thumbnail.

Review: Pro Compression Golf Socks

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearReviews

Pro Compression SocksThis past year or so I’ve set a HOG world record for golf sock reviews.  Here comes another.  I’m really digging the technology, heightened comfort and performance of modern golf socks.

Pro Compression Overview

What are compression socks anyway?  I’ve been hearing more and more about them the last year or so.  The answer: socks which are designed to fit tightly but for specific performance and therapeutic reasons.

Compression socks help delay muscular breakdown and fatigue from long rounds.  The socks improve blood flow, stability and reduce recovery time.

I wonder if they have a brain compression sock?

Pro Compression Golf Socks

Pro Compression Golf Socks - click to zoom


Pro Compression socks are made from a proprietary blend of nylon and poly materials which are optimized for performance.

Made In The USA

These socks are not made in China.  The quality of these USA made socks is completely under control, and results in consistency in construction and performance. All due respect to Chinese manufacturing, of course.

Sizes / Colors

There are numerous models offered by Pro Compression, both for golf and other activities.  The primary golf line contains several different lengths from ankle to long socks in many varying colors.  Best to visit their web site to see all the options,

On The Course

It took a few minutes for me to get used to the compression of these socks.  The pressure is noticeable. Slipping my feet into my golf shoes has a nice feel with the Pro Compressions on.  Playing many rounds of golf with these socks has been enjoyable.  I’ve walked several hundred holes with absolutely no discomfort.


While I can’t necessarily claim that these socks have knocked any strokes off my scores I can attest to the comfort and performance.  I like the fact that they seem to handle moisture well, much better than cotton. I’m about to throw out all my cotton socks…

2012 Fantasy Golf – Week 11 Winner

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Categories: Fantasy GolfMiscellaneousSite News

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Week #11 (Valero Texas Open) winner:

Weekly prizes provided by Champ Spikes: very cool Flix divot tools. I’ve received the first shipment so they’re ready to go. Winners please contact me to make shipping arrangements.

PRIZE BREAKDOWN (prizes still in process)

  • 1st Place: Nike Golf VR_S Irons (forged or cast), value up to $1200
  • 2nd Place: FootJoy complete golf apparel makeover including shoes, pants/shorts, shirt
  • 3rd Place: Sun Mountain Club Glider Journey Golf Travel Bag
  • 4th-10th Place: To be announced
  • Special Events: Bridgestone Golf B330 golf balls with new dual dimples
  • Weekly Prizes: Champ Spikes Flix switchblade divot repair tool

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  1. Point your browser to
  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!


New for this year is the Major Challenge fantasy tournament. Four majors only. Click the previous link for info. Never too late to join the competition!

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Review: MOTOACTV Golf GPS, Golf Scorekeeper, Music Player, Fitness Tracker

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, April 20th, 2012
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews

This review may be a bit long. The MOTOACTV has a lot of features to cover and I have a lot of comments and critiques about the unit.  First lets discuss what this device is and does.


The MOTOACTV is made by Motorola.  It is an electronic device which is about the same footprint as an iPod Nano, about 1.5 inches square and 1/2 and inch thick.  The unit has a touch style interface and color screen.


  • GPS tracker for distance, pace, speed, elevation – shows route on map
  • Tracks time, distance, speed, calories burned in workouts
  • “Smart” music player knows which songs motivate higher workout performance
  • Challenges allow you to compete with your previous accomplishments or a friend’s
  • Notifications from calls, messages and even Facebook
  • Weather Alerts
  • Golf GPS
  • Golf Scorekeeper
  • Golf caddie makes club selections
  • Watch/clock


Review: Nike Golf VR_S Hybrid

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews

This is the first in a several part series I’ll be doing on the new Nike Golf VR_S golf clubs.  In the review queue right now are the VR_S Forged Irons, VR_S Driver, VR_S Fairway and today’s subject, the VR_S Hybrid.  I’ve picked the VR_S Hybrid as the first because I’ve been hitting some fantastic shots with it.  This club has turned into an instant go-to gamer for shots anywhere from 200-250 yards depending on conditions.

Nike VR_S Hybrid

Nike VR_S Hybrid - click to zoom

VR_S Hybrid Technology – Speed

Speed is a keyword for Nike with the VR_S line.  VR_S is all about obtaining more of it.

Nike is touting their “NexCOR” technology, which is in the face of the club.  What is that exactly?  I didn’t know until I hit one, then I didn’t care.  It worked.  But since I’m doing this review I thought I’d see what NexCOR really is.

With NexCOR technology the face has a variable thickness.  Unlike most clubs which make the face thinner toward the center, this face is thicker in the center and thinner on the outside. Very interesting.  The result of this variable thickness is a larger and hotter sweet spot, which literally adjusts to shots which hit the face in different locations.  The variable thickness produces hotter ball speed from all over the club face.

Along with the face technology is an aerodynamic design which helps the club head obtain more speed.   Catch that last word? (more…)

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