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Switch Belts – Can a golf belt increase driving distance and clean last night’s lasagna dishes?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf ApparelGolf For WomenGolf GearGolf LifestyleGolf VideosInterviewsPGA Merchandise ShowReviews

While at the PGA Show a few weeks ago, I was working on a freelance golf writing gig for my local golf association’s quarterly magazine (Fairways Magazine).  The focus was Utah companies on display at the show.  I found a very cool new company called Switch Belt.  Switch is a one year old company which makes very unique plastic golf belts.  Yes plastic.

Switch Golf BeltOverview

Switch belts are made out of a thermoplastic resin (TPR).  (Now this is starting to sound like a golf ball review.  No the core of the belt doesn’t decrease spin and increase carry. Nor does the ultra thin cover of the belt produce high spin around the greens.)  But, the thermoplastic resin is an Eco-friendly plastic which is biodegradable.


2012 PGA Show Video Interview – Switch Belt makes cool plastic belts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, February 6th, 2012
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf ApparelGolf For WomenGolf VideosHOG World TourInterviewsPGA Merchandise Show

Very cool product I found at the 2012 PGA Show by a local Utah company Switch Belt.  These belts are made from plastic, so they don’t stretch and are waterproof.  If they get dirty, throw them in the dishwasher with last night’s lasagna dishes.  The belts come in one size, which is cut to size by the user.

Switch belts come in 14 colors in both belt and buckle, creating 196 different color combinations.

Switch Belt

Switch Belts - click for more images

Well played…

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).

World’s Coolest Golf Belt Buckle

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 6th, 2012
Categories: GolfGolf AccessoriesGolf ApparelGolf For WomenGolf GearReviews

As a rock & roll musician and metal head, I love skulls and general blackness.  I’ve tried to cross a little of that rock & roll vibe from my music world to golf blogging.  That’s how the Hooked On Golf Blog logo ended up being a golf skull.  I was thrilled to find that my buddies at Tattoo Golf, who also love skulls, created a solid pewter golf belt buckle with a golf ball skull.  What a match!  As they say in Scotland, “brilliant!”

So here’s a picture of what I’m calling the world’s coolest golf belt buckle, the Tattoo Golf OB Skull and Crossed Clubs design:

Golf Skull Belt Buckle

A skull golf ball belt buckle made of solid pewter? Sign me up! - Click to expand

I’m wearing the golf skull belt buckle with a Tattoo Golf belt in the image above, but the buckle can be purchased separately for $24.99 and works with any belt with snaps.  The buckle is designed to work with 1 1/2″ belts.

A Look Back At 2011 – Part Three – Hooked On Golf Blog – January through June

Part one and part two of my look back at 2011 covered the professional golf world, Tiger Woods, PGA Tour etc.  Part three today covers the first half of 2011 for Hooked On Golf Blog as well as my own unique experiences.  I’m lumping them together because it is too hard to separate them.  So here’s a sequential look at January to June 2011 through the HOG and TK filter:

January 2011

January is always a big post month because of the start of the PGA Tour season, and because of my annual trek to do live blogging from the PGA Merchandise Show.  At the PGA Show I did a ton of interviews including Titleist, Taylormade, Bridgestone Golf, Cleveland/Srixon and many others.

Unfortunately in January I separated my shoulder skiing.  I was blogging and shooting photos with one arm in a sling.  The injury caused me to miss the annual Battle of the Golf Blogs in Orlando at the PGA Show.  My role became photographer, reporter, tweeter and videographer.

Nike Machspeed Black Driver

Nike Machspeed Black Driver - click for review

February 2011

My new Nike Machspeed Black driver review was posted.

Did a review of the Hexcaliber, a golf ball compression and roundness testing device.  Very cool.

Nailed down Nike Golf as the grand prize provider for 2011 HOG/Space fantasy golf.  I rule.


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