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Stop Over-Watering Golf Courses

6 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

I played a course a couple of days ago which I’d played dozens of times, many years ago. It isn’t on my current rota of regular stops. It was fun to get back there and play for a good change of pace. Somehow I managed to birdie the first three holes. Of course after that […]

Anyone Missing a Cheeseburger?

6 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

Episode 978 of “weird stuff you find on the golf course” is here. While entering Hidden Valley Country Club today I couldn’t help noticing the cheeseburger on the ground. I feel bad for whoever lost this cheeseburger. It looked good. #lostcheeseburger

The Wilderness at Lake Jackson Brilliantly Saves Their Equipment in Hurricane Irma

6 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

Golf courses and their infrstructure can be huge casualties of flooding. Check out these photos from The Wilderness at Lake Jackson. Some super-smart person found the highest points on the course, apparently two greens, and parked the gear around them to keep it out of the water. Very cool and absolutely brilliant. Well played. Amazing! […]

Is it Fall Yet? First Look: Galvin Green Dash Jacket

6 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

Normally I dread fall and winter. But when I have an apparel piece as nice as this sitting here burning a hole in my psyche it’s a different story. Say hello to the new Galvin Green Dash Jacket. I just tried it on. I may wear it the rest of the week, even though the […]

Utah’s Impact Golf Center

6 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

I must make a shout out to Utah’s Impact Golf Center and my buddy Jordan there. They’ve helped me quite a bit with club testing, club fixing, club maintenance, re-grips, and golf simulator/launch monitor time.  I often get clubs in for review which aren’t setup right for me, or need different grips because of my […]

First Look: Bermuda Sands Apparel Fall Collection

6 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

It’s still almost 100 degrees here, but fall is coming. And soon I’ll be hooked on skiing here in northern Utah. For fall I have some new threads to test out from Bermuda Sands, the Woodland polo and Perfection long sleeve with full zip collar. Here’s the Woodland polo: And here’s the Perfection long sleeve: […]

Review: The Loop at Forest Dunes Michigan – Reversible Golf Course by Tom Doak

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

What a fantastic opportunity I was able to take advantage of on the recent HOG World Tour stop in Forest Dunes, Michigan.  Forest Dunes is located in rural northern Michigan (map below). I had the chance to play perhaps the most talked about new course in the last several years, The Loop.  The Loop is […]

HOG World Tour Visits The Bear Course at Michigan’s Grand Traverse Resort

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

The last golf course played on the recent HOG World Tour visit to Michigan was The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort in Grand Traverse, Michigan. It was figuratively and literally, a bear. The Bear is a Jack Nicklaus design.  This par-72 layout features six sets of tees which range from 5,281 yards to 7,078 yards. […]

HOG World Tour Visits Michigan’s Grand Traverse Resort Wolverine Course

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

The final golf day of the 2017 Michigan HOG World Tour event took place on the Wolverine Course at Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City.  The Wolverine is a very playable Gary Player signature design which doesn’t beat you up and as tired I was at that point it came as a relief. I started […]

HOG World Tour Visits Michigan’s Bay Harbor Links and Quarry Courses

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

High winds, cold air blowing off the water, heavy rains… welcome to Scotland golf on the shores of Lake Michigan in early fall.  The HOG World Tour stopped in at Bay Harbor to play the Links Course and Quarry Course, each 9-holes.  Bay Harbor Golf Club is located in Bay Harbor, Michigan, very close to […]

HOG World Tour Visits Michigan’s Boyne Highlands Heather Course

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

I had the great pleasure of playing The Heather course at Boyne Highlands in northern Michigan today. There wind there today would make Scotland proud, and it had its way with my game but I still loved the Robert Trent Jones Sr. layout. The Heather Course features some of the most amazing, biggest green-side bunkers […]

HOG World Tour Visits The Loop – Reversible Course at Forest Dunes

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

In an 18 hour period I played 36 holes on two golf different golf courses that were the same golf course. Sound confusing? I played the Red and Black courses which comprise Forest Dunes’ “The Loop.” The Loop is a new course which was designed by golf architecture genius Tom Doak. It is one of […]

HOG World Tour Visits Forest Dunes Weiskopf Course

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

Forest Dunes is a golf resort in northern Michigan you should definitely put on your golf bucket list. There are four courses on the property, if you count The Loop, which is a reversible course by Tom Doak. Yesterday morning I had the thill of taking on the Forest Dunes Weiskopf course and oh what […]

First Look: New Shorts and Polo From Jack Nicklaus Apparel

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

Being a world famous golf blogger has its advantages… the big money, the hot women… but best of all is getting to check out killer golf apparel. Case in point today are some shorts and a polo from Jack Nicklaus apparel that aren’t even on their website yet. Retail price on these two is extremely […]

Craftsman Golf Head Covers

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

Old-school leather style head covers are the hot ticket right now in the golf accessories world.  There are some very nice ones out there, some which fetch a hefty price.  On the less expensive side and less smug is Craftsman head covers.  These are Chinese made (don’t sigh, 99.9% of golf stuff is made in […]

Golf Stock Photo Fail – Teeing Up a 3-Wood on the Putting Green

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

Ah yes. A fun meme about golf.  They’re all over chain emails and golf social networks. You know, those tweet face things…  These incredibly creative golf memes usually have some catchy golf quote and a great supporting photo.  This one above asks if golfers “lie awake at night and brood on what went wrong…” Me? […]

First Look: Healing Sole Heel Pain Relief Flip Flops

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

You’re probably asking, “WTF do heel pain relief flip flops have to do with golf?”  In my case quite a bit.  Last year while “training” for my 3rd Scotland golf trip, I completely overdid it on shoes with low arches and gave myself plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a very painful condition in the heel […]

Forté Golf Tour-Performance S Golf Ball Review

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

I recently reviewed the 6-layer golf ball from Forté Golf, an Australian based company.  That’s the first of two golf ball modes from Forté Golf.  Today’s review is the Tour-Performance S model.  This is a ball with a different construction than their 6-layer, but still focuses on “tour” performance.  What does that mean? We hear “tour” all […]

High Quality Golf Laser on the Cheap – TecTecTec VPRO500S

7 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

I may be fooling myself, but I like to think I hit certain clubs fairly accurate and consistent yardages. When I have an exact yardage to my target it helps me confidently pick the right club and put a solid swing on it.  That’s one reason I typically prefer laser rangefinders over GPS devices on […]

On The Radar – California’s Oak Quarry Golf Club

8 months agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

One of my bestest golf buddies has a great gig as a pilot. He is able to stop and play golf in many great places and when he finds good ones, he sends me photos. After seeing his latest batch I was inspired to post about Oak Quarry Golf Club, located in Riverside, California. The […]

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