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50 Backers!

50 Backers!

We hit 50 backers!  Thank you so much!  I hope everyone is staying safe and indoors.  

It has been drizzly here so I haven’t done much bee work. It has been a few days of cleaning and organizing, playing in the kitchen, watching the news, and as a bonus found all the episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th century.  Brings back some childhood memories.

I have found a tin manufacturer to make what I want.  Of course they are shut down, but excited about creating our packaging when we get through this crisis.

On a happy note, my daughter has received two full scholarships to two different law schools. She is going to do environmental law. Makes her farmer of a dad proud. Pretty impressive for a 21 year old.  As of right now she is working her butt off at Kroger.  So be kind to your grocery workers.  They are our heros who don’t wear capes.

Yesterday I gave all of our samples away to medical workers.  Hopefully a bit of a lift to their day.  I have great respect for what they are doing.  Their hardest times are coming soon here in my state. 

So, once again, be safe.  Reach out to friends and loved ones.  It will make their day.

George

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Hodson Golf has N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Masks to donate

Hodson Golf has N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Masks to donate

As building/repairing golf clubs can get messy (cutting graphite and steel shafts, grinding, sanding, etc.) I have always stocked up on protective gear. Obviously these things can be better utilized elsewhere right now. So for all the Richmond Virginia golfers out there please don’t break any clubs for a few more weeks. Once this thing […]

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

40+ backers on Kickstarter! Thank you!

40+ backers on Kickstarter! Thank you!

Today I requested the 7 day extension on the kickstarter project they are giving to help out during the time of this crisis. It was approved.

Thank you to the 41 backers who believe in our project. I checked on our bees and they are doing well. This early spring has coerced the queens to lay more more eggs earlier than usual. Populations are growing at a nice pace for the spring nectar flow!

I have decided to go old school and package the honey in tins, much like chocolate from the 1920s. My question to you, would you be interested in the tins having a changing design over time? I think since this is 2020, I am going to go art deco with the first design. One of my favorite styles of art and architecture.

Tomorrow I will post photos of some new product ideas. I have been making honey caramel and working to not make it too hard or too soft. It tastes amazing either way, especially coated in dark chocolate!

Please, everyone stay safe and reduce your contact with other people. We will get through this together. You are amazing!

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Over 30 backers on Kickstarter. Thank you!

Over 30 backers on Kickstarter. Thank you!

Bees tend to ignore whats going on in the world of politics. They are still working hard and gathering nectar, making sweet honey for us.

I am playing with some new ideas, working on packaging designs, and just enjoying the quiet time making chocolates.I am getting all sorts of emails from people who want money to promote the kickstarter. But with the stock market crashing, unemployment skyrocketing, and the world moving in pause mode, I am hesitant spending hard earned money on something that probably won’t work in these times.

I will continue to self promote. And if you can afford some sweet indulgence, thank you for pledging. We shall see what happens. We have weathered storms in the past, and will get through this one. I’m not going anywhere, so when we recover, your favorite chocolate covered honey, and other honey products will still be around.

Thank to the 31 backers we have now! You have lifted our spirits here letting us know we are onto something great!

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Kickstarter made us a project they love!

Kickstarter made us a project they love!

It was such good news to see we are selected as a project kickstarter loves! Thanks to the staff for selecting us! It means a lot! And that’s a lot of exclamations!

So yesterday I posted a riddle: What is it that has a Grandfather but no Father, has a Grandson but no Son?

The answer is a Drone bee (The male in the hive). A drone is produced by the queen by laying an unfertilized egg. Thus no father. But the queen has a father, so the drone has a grandfather. The drone then mates with a queen. She lays fertilized eggs from him, producing daughters only (so he has no sons). One of those may be a future queen, producing him grandsons.

There is one exception to this whole thing though. Can you tell me what it is? Answer tomorrow.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loveofhoney/love-of-honey-and-chocolate/

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Day 3 of kickstarter was great!

Day 3 of kickstarter was great!

Thank you to everyone supporting our chocolate covered honey! We reached $1000 last night so we are 1/7th of our way to our goal! (Who says beekeepers can’t love math?)
I am headed off to work the bees today. Spring has come early and the bees are bringing in honey for 2020. So your chocolates will contain fresh honey from the hives. So exciting!
I’ll try and post some photos from today when I get back.
Yours truly,
George
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loveofhoney/love-of-honey-and-chocolate

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2020 China Tariff/Trade Issues and Covid-19 expected delay issues

2020 China Tariff/Trade Issues and Covid-19 expected delay issues

So please don’t take this the wrong way but I’m just relaying what I am hearing from several of the close sources I have in the golf business. As always I’m just trying to keep our loyal customers up-to-date and not sticking my head in the sand trying to avoid a serious issue. I’m assuming […]

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Still fitting outdoors in February!!

Still fitting outdoors in February!!

We are still going strong and just wanted to encourage those who have been sitting on the fence to contact us to set up your private fitting. This weather won’t last (hopefully it will) and we have all the new 2020 lineups in stock and ready to fit!

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

First Week of February in the 70’s?!!! Book your outdoor fitting now – All new 2020 lineup in-hand and ready for fitting!!!!

First Week of February in the 70’s?!!! Book your outdoor fitting now – All new 2020 lineup in-hand and ready for fitting!!!!

Break out the shorts people and contact us now to schedule your outdoor fitting for next week. Some of you have been on our weekly availability email for some time and what few times we have left next week will fill up fast (while also taking advantage of our winter fitting special). Get fit now […]

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

All New 2020 Lines now available for fitting!

All New 2020 Lines now available for fitting!

So the PGA Trade Show wrapped up last week and we are pleased to announce that we now have all the 2020 latest and greatest OEM lines and exotic shafts ready for fitting. We are still experiencing higher than normal temperatures and no rain so contact us to schedule your private fitting (outdoors and not […]

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Congratulations to Peter Hodson who just received the US Army’s Public Service Commendation Medal for his  service through the Links to Freedom Foundation!

Congratulations to Peter Hodson who just received the US Army’s Public Service Commendation Medal for his service through the Links to Freedom Foundation!

So my father has been driving up to Fort Belvoir every Saturday each season to work with the soldiers stationed there through the incredible Rehabilitative Golf Program Links To Freedom Foundation. He and Mahrty Lehr and Tom Dougherty have been making this road trip for the last 8 years and have logged over 1,000 hours […]

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

60’s in December/January?! We are still fitting outdoors – off REAL GRASS!

60’s in December/January?! We are still fitting outdoors – off REAL GRASS!

For everyone who received a holiday gift certificate from Hodson Golf, we just wanted to let you know that we are still fitting outdoors off grass. Take advantage of this warm spell to book your fitting now before the cold weather returns.

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

PXG Generation 3 line availability

PXG Generation 3 line availability

We are excited to have in-hand the new PXG Generation 3 line any day now. The official release is 1/15/20 but we hope to begin fitting for this new line early next week. Please contact us to set up your private launch monitor fitting and you will be the first customers in the country to […]

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

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