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Gimme A Ruling

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
Categories: Golf AccessoriesReviews

The rules of golf can be quite dry, boring and downright hard to interpret. They can also be hard to remember. Gimme A Ruling is a “Trivial Pursuit” type of game which will make the rules of golf fun, interesting and easy to remember.


Top notch quality

The first thing I noticed when I opened up my Gimme A Ruling game was how nice all the components are. The game comes in a very elegant wooden case, somewhat like a humidor for cigars. The case has a protective draw-stringed bag. Inside the case you’ll find a matching wood game card holder, score cards, dice, pencils and instructions. The print components are on top notch paper and have excellent print quality. In short, this is a game has a classy look and is built to last many years.



TaylorMade Monza Corza Putter

Written by: Guy Lester - PGA Professional | Thursday, September 1st, 2005
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentReviews
Foreword by Tony Korologos (aka mediaguru)

I’d like to introduce my pal Guy Lester. He’s a PGA Pro at my local club. He’s going to be a contributor here at HOGB! Guy’s insights as a golf instructor, PGA Pro and a man behind the counter at a golf course will be a welcome addition here.

Now onto this putter story. When I got the Monza Corza putter Guy got his grubby hands on it and never gave it back. He then went out and shot a blistering 29 on the front 9 at a course down the street. He was sinking putts from two zip codes away. I’ve been trying to get this putter back from him but he won’t budge. I told him if he didn’t get me that putter back he’d be responsible for covering my review. Here it is:

monaz corza putterTaylorMade Monza Corza Putter

TaylorMade in their infinite wisdom has created a jewel of a putter for all of us who love the looks of a mallet style head: The Monza Corza

First, let me say that I was the first to jump on the TaylorMade driver bandwagon, and enjoyed their forward thinking technology as it progressed through the late 80’s and 90’s. I have tried a few putters that they have produced through this time, but I felt that Ping just had the market, and that TaylorMade were making putters almost as an afterthought. Even with the introduction of the Rosa series of putters, the feel and look that I was looking for was not there. Some were very heavy, some felt dead off the face and some felt very hot off the face. I would hit a few putts, and then put them back on the rack and keep my putter in the bag.


TaylorMade r5 Dual TP Driver Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, August 15th, 2005
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentReviews

TaylorMade has had the “#1 driver on tour” for some 190 consecutive weeks now. The r7 series with the 4 movable weights has been one of the biggest equipment stories in the past several years.


Enter the new r5 Dual TP Driver. The r5 TP is the latest movable weight driver offering from TM. Rather than the 4 weights the r7 employs, the r5 TP uses two located in the back of the club.


Wolf Creek Golf Club, Mesquite Nevada

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
Categories: Course ReviewsGolf CoursesReviews

Wolf Creek Golf Club: Extreme beauty, extreme golf


As I’ve said in several posts here previously, Mesquite Nevada is becoming a golf mecca. Mesquite was once a tiny little state line gambling town between Utah and Vegas. Years ago there was basically one casino there called the Peppermill and nothing else. Now Mesquite boasts several fairly large casinos and several amazing golf courses.

Wolf Creek Golf Club is definitely in the “amazing” category. It is more amazing from a scenic, design and architectural standpoint than from a golf purist’s standpoint.


TaylorMade r7 Dual TP 3 Wood

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, July 18th, 2005
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentReviews

r7-1TaylorMade’s V-Steel series is the most popular metal wood on tour and the most recommended by the pros at my home course. Can the new r7 Dual TP 3 wood improve on the V-Steel’s reputation? Let’s find out.

The Technology

The r7 Dual TP 3 wood is the first golf club I’ve owned that came with an owner’s manual. To me if a traditional club were to come with a manual it would read: “Swing club, hit ball.” But with TM’s movable weighting system you need the manual to know how to set your ball flight.

The r7 Dual has two movable weights located in the back of the club. These weights are part of what TM calls “TLC” or “TaylorMade Launch Control.” By altering the configuration of these weights the player can set it for varying degrees of draws and fades.


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