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Review: Maui Jim Hanalei Sunglasses

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, April 13th, 2012
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf GearReviews

It has been cloudy and rainy here for a few days.  In fact it snowed a bit yesterday.  But today the sun is out.  That means I can wear my lovely Maui Jim Hanalei sunglasses, which is always good.  The blue sky reminded me I need to bust out this review on the Hanaleis so here we go.

Maui Jim Hanalei Sunglasses

Maui Jim Hanalei Sunglasses - click to zoom

Design

The Maui Jim Hanalei is a lightweight and light footprint model.

The lightweight frame is made from Grilamid, a polymer which can be bent to extremes yet still retain its shape.  This is great for those bad days when you get in your car and accidentally sit on your sunglasses.  They’ll pop right back into shape.

The frame’s finish is a high gloss from being tumbled in teakwood and bamboo.

The nose piece and frame ends are tipped in rubber for a secure fit which won’t slip.

Lenses

There are two lens options available for the $199 (retail) Hanalei model:

  • Natural Grey – Great for bright and direct sunlight.
  • HCL Bronze – Gives a bronze tint. Good for sunlight to overcast.

Frame Colors

Frames for the Hanaleis are available in Gloss Black or Tortoise.

Maui Jim Sunglasses Case

Maui Jim Sunglasses Case - click to zoom

Accessories

Maui Jim’s glasses case is awesome.  The case is rugged and has a clip which can allow you to hang the case on your golf bag, gym bag or your dog’s collar.

Also included in the case is the Maui Jim Hawaii style cleaning cloth.

On The Course

These shades have been great for every outdoor activity I’ve been able to throw at them.  They’re light and comfortable.

I’ve logged several rounds of golf with the Hanaleis on my skull.  The colors of the course are vibrant and clear.  Reading the contours of the greens is easy.

I’ve driven and enjoyed many miles in the HOG Tour Van from course to course with the Hanaleis.

Conclusion

Another winner from Maui Jim.  Well played.  Very comfortable, clear, crisp and light on the cranium.

Related

Hooked On Golf Blog Maui Jim Image Gallery (with more shots of the Hanaleis)

Maui Jim Longboard Review


Arnie Apparel Limited Edition Sam Arnold Palmer Invitational Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Categories: Golf ApparelReviews
Arnie Wear Sam Polo

Arnie Wear Limited Edition Sam Polo

A lot of golf apparel reviews this week!  On the menu today is a really killer golf polo from the new Arnie clothing line.

Sam

Sam Saunders is Arnie’s grandson.  The Sam polo line is named after him.  Within the Sam line is a limited edition polo created for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the SAM-Limited.  The Sam-Limited has a horizontal striped pattern in the colors of the Arnold Palmer Invitational (red, white, green and yellow).

Material

This polo is a made from a blend of 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex with “Quick-dry” technology.  Quick-dry is a moisture wicking technology which keeps you cool and dry in hot and humid conditions.

As I’ve said many times, I love non-cotton shirts like this simply because they don’t wrinkle easily and they’re easy to manage.

Availability

Availability of this special polo is limited and showing shipping around the 16th of April. (more…)


DVR Alert: PGA Tour and Champions Tour Weekend TV Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Categories: Champions TourPGA TourPro Golf

PGA Tour LogoPGA Tour – RBC Heritage

Thursday – 3PM-6PM – Golf Channel
Friday – 3PM-6PM – Golf Channel
Saturday – 1PM-2:30PM – Golf Channel
Saturday – 3PM-6PM – CBS
Sunday – 1PM-2:30PM – Golf Channel
Sunday – 3PM-6PM – CBS

Champions Tour – Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay

Friday – 12:30pm-2:30PM – Golf Channel
Saturday – 6:30PM-9:30PM – Golf Channel
Sunday – 7PM-9:30PM – Golf Channel

All times Eastern


Customized Driver Colors And Options With Callaway’s udesign

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf Gear
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Callaway has a new customization option for their Razr Fit drivers.  If you go to udesign.callawaygolf.com you’ll find an interface (pictured below) which allows you to build a Razr Fit driver to your specs and colors.

Customizable Options

  • Men’s/Women’s
  • Right or Left Handed
  • Lofts in 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5
  • Eight Colors
  • Countless Shaft Options
  • Club Length
  • Grip Wrap
Callaway Golf Razr Fit udesign

Callaway Golf Razr Fit udesign Interface - click to zoom

No “hot pink” option for the driver color though. 🙂

Once you set up your driver you can save it for later or purchase for $449 with a 1-2 week delivery.

Orders will be shipped beginning early May.


175+ Websites Who Sell Counterfeit Golf Clubs Shut Down – Total This Year Roughly 250

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Categories: Golf BallsGolf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearMiscellaneous
Titleist 712 Irons

New Titleist 712 irons - click to see more images

I’m happy to read some press releases (one posted below) that almost 200 websites which sell counterfeit golf clubs have been shut down recently.  I get emails all the time from Chinese manufacturers who are trying to get me to sell their fake versions of Titleist, TaylorMade, PING, Cleveland and Callaway Golf clubs. I always tell them to jump off a cliff.

In January some 60 other web sites were shut down.  This past week’s shutdowns bring the total to about 250.

Well played.  For more on the fight against counterfeit golf equipment, visit Keep Golf Real.

Press Release (more…)


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