PING Scottsdale Putter Winner Announcement

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 29th, 2012
Categories: MiscellaneousSite News

Last week I announced that when the Hooked On Golf Blog Facebook page reached 1000 likes I’d give away a PING Scottsdale putter.  Well now that the page is even past 1100 likes it is time to make someone REAL happy on a Friday.  And by the way, click the link in the first line here to like HOG on Facebook.  More cool golf prizes to come!

Bill Assman, come on down!

I looked back through HOG’s social media comments, likes and comments here on the blog to pick a patron who has been active and participating in discussions.  There were many great candidates, like the college golfer who wanted a new putter or other users who wrote some very entertaining comments.  I picked HOG fan Bill Assman because of his history of participation, not just during the contest but back even farther in HOG history.

Pick Your Prize

Bill, I’ve got THREE PING Scottsdale putters you can choose from.  Each one represents a putting stroke type.  Check out these reviews listed below, pick your stick of choice and contact me with your shipping info.

PING Scottsdale Senita Putter Review

PING Scottsdale Senita Putter – click to zoom

PING Scottsdale ZB S Putter Review

PING Scottsdale ZB S Putter

PING Scottsdale ZB S Putter – click to zoom

PING Scottsdale Shea Putter Review (more…)

Golf On TV This Week – AT&T, Irish Open, More

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Categories: Champions TourEuropean TourLPGA TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Tour

PGA Tour LogoPGA Tour

AT&T National
Dates: June 28-July 1
Venue: Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md.

Tiger Woods, K.J. Choi and Nick Watney headline.

Airtimes: Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (CBS Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (CBS Replay)

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The Irish Open
Dates: June 28-July 1
Venue: Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Rory McIlory, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington in action.

Airtimes: Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Golf Channel Live)
Friday 9-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel Live)
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel Live)
Sunday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel Live) (more…)

First Look: Cobra Baffler Fairways And Hybrids

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearSite News

Golf Gear Head Alert

In for review here at Hooked On Golf Blog are the new and cool looking Cobra Golf Baffler hybrids and Baffler fairway woods.

Cobra Baffler Hybrid

Cobra Baffler Hybrid & Head Cover – click to zoom

I spent some time shooting a few pics of them yesterday and have uploaded them to the HOG Cobra Image Gallery for you gear heads to enjoy in the mean time, while I’m in the testing period.  Click either photo to see more. (more…)

Nationwide Tour Becomes Tour

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Categories: PGA TourPro Tour Tour LogoWOW.  I logged in to for my regular morning drive by and saw an odd name in the upper menu where the Nationwide Tour link used to be: Tour.  Big news announced today that has signed a 10 year deal to be the umbrella sponsor of the PGA Tour’s development league, which is now formerly the Nationwide Tour.

For full details here’s a link to the press release from the Tour on Hooked On Golf Blog HOGWire news wire.

Another new addition to the PGA Tour web site is the Latinoamérica tab.

Justin Bieber’s Golf Game Interrupted By Paparazzi – Needs Steve Williams On The Bag

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Categories: BoneheadsHackersMiscellaneous

I have to admit that I had no idea who “Justin Bieber” was until recently.  Every time I heard the name I thought people were saying “just in beaver.”  I thought WTF?  The guy is an 18 year old teenie bopper singer who produces fluffy pop songs I’m told.  Being a metal head rock and roller and drummer, I’m sure his material is far from anything I’d want to listen to.

While playing a round of golf at Calabasas Country Club, Bieber apparently ran into some problems with paparazzi snapping photos and making noise in his swing.  The desperate photographers even resorted to yelling in Bieber’s swing to get his attention for a better photo.

Bieber took to Twitter to voice his anger:

“Dear paps…golf is supposed to be a relaxing sport..u aren’t supposed to be in the bushes yelling at me with cameras. let me finish the game”

“Gonna stay focused. back at it. not gonna focus on the negative. just a little respect would help.”


Did the photogs yell “mashed potatoes,” or “get in the hole,” or “you da man!” like the idiots who seem to be at every PGA Tour event these days?

Perhaps this kid should enlist the caddie services of Tiger Woods’s former looper and now Adam Scott’s current, Steve Williams.  Professional camera smasher Williams knows how to deal with photographers.

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