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Unexplained Tragedy Strikes at My Home Course

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Categories: BoneheadsGolfMiscellaneous

I was horrified to see this tragic situation first hand, a couple of days ago.  It was on the 5th tee.

What events transpired to produce this awful waste? What happened?  Looks like the person got one bite into it and boom. End of story.

Was that dog #3?  Just couldn’t have any more?  Did the wife catch him on the golf course eating hot dogs when he was supposed to be at the gym and on a diet?  Did Gary Player make an unexpected appearance and the dog-eater had to secretly dump the one-biter in the trash?

If anyone has any information… any at all, please contact me.


Forté Golf Apex 6 – 6 Layer Golf Ball

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Categories: Golf BallsGolf EquipmentGolf For WomenGolf GearReviews
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Question, do golf balls from Australia spin the opposite direction?  Let’s find out.  Today’s review if the 6-layer golf ball from Austalia’s Forté Golf, the Apex 6.  Why six layers? Because six is better than five of course.

Apex 6 Key Features

  • Soft, low compression/high energy core reduces spin off the tee to help increase distance
  • Soft mantle layer helps the ball’s feel
  • Multi layer construction responds to multiple golfer swing speeds
  • Surlyn ionomer resin helps increase feel and control on short game shots
  • Urethane cover provides soft feel and spin around the greens

On The Course

I don’t do one-hole or one-round reviews. I played the Apex 6 for several months.  I found the ball to be as long as any tour ball I’ve played and accurate because of the low driver spin characteristics.  Length wise it is comparable to any of the high end tour balls I’ve played from the big name brands.

The ball’s driver trajectory for me was medium and it handled windy conditions well, not prone to blowing off line badly.

I played one ball over several rounds.  Aside from a minor wedge scuff or two the ball showed little signs of wear.  So the cover was quite durable.  There’s a fine line between durability and high spin in tour level ball covers.

Around the greens I had nice control, as much as my ailing game has had that is.

Critiques

My only complaint with the Apex 6 is ball that it feels a bit hard.  The hardness is noticeable with the driver, but most pronounced in the irons.

One other critique is with the Forté Golf website.  I know the company is based out of Australia, but the copy on the site and some of the terms wreak of bad Chinese to English translation. For example:

Ideal for players who demands the best or nothing. Underneath the cast urethane cover is the world’s first 6 piece golf ball! It guarantees to outperform the competition in all aspect.

Along with some grammatical (Chinese to English) errors, there are misspelled words, like “Lonomer” which should read “Ionomer.”  And “the best or nothing” sounds quite a bit like a Mercedes Benz ad, hehe.

Final Thoughts

Critiques aside I can confidently game this ball and it performs well in varying conditions.  The Apex 6 is a solid ball, long off the tee and responsive in the short game.


Golf Cigar Aficionado – Holt’s Cigar La Aroma de Cuba/San Cristobal

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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One of my long time best golf and cigar buddies was in town from Vegas yesterday. He was here enjoying the cooler, 100 degree temperatures. Naturally I suggested we hit the links and I brought some “little friends” (said in the voice of Al Pacino). Those friends, a.k.a. golf cigars were the La La Aroma de Cuba/San Cristobal courtesy of Holt’s Cigar Company.

This sampler includes the following:

  • 1 – La Aroma de Cuba Robusto (5.25 X 54)
  • 1 – La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Belicoso (5.5 X 54)
  • 1 – La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Maximo (5.5 X 54)
  • 1 – San Cristobal Monumento (7.25 X 49)
  • 1 – San Cristobal Revelation Legend (6.25 X 52)

These brands are blended by renowned cigar maker Jose “Pepin” Garcia, in Estelí, Nicaragua. This sampler rates in the 92-95 range.

On The Course

On the 11th tee dark clouds and rain hit us. Not heavy rain, but there was some lightning activity. We took shelter to wait it out and that’s when we said hello to our little friends. I chose the dark lady in the middle, the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Maximo while my buddy chose the San Cristobal Revelation Legend.

The La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Maximo I found to be very smooth and slightly above medium bodied, for me at least.  My golf buddy loved the San Cristobal Revelation Legend.  He finished the 11th with a fine par and when he was fully into his stick he made a tremendous birdie on the par-5 12th.   My game was supercharged too.  In the cigar holes 11-13 I went par-par-birdie.

Conclusion

The numbers don’t lie. We were cumulatively -2 for the cigar holes.  Next round I’ll be putting more of this cigar sampler into play.  I enjoyed mine right down to the (not bitter) end.  Some cigars I can’t go that far with, but my Reserva Maximo provided “maximo” smooth and consistent taste all the way.


First Nip: Swing Oil

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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The forecast for this afternoon is 98F and sunny.  I’ll be doing my best to stay hydrated and keep my concentration and energy level up with the help of some Swing Oil.

Swing Oil

Swing Oil

In my group “swing oil” or “swing lube” is normally in reference to another liquid refreshment.

I’ll be testing Swing Oil out over the next month or two and posting my full review soon. I’m playing so bad now that I’m tempted to not only drink this stuff but soak my clubs and golf balls in it as well. Hell, I might even pour some on my brain.


Emoji Golf Balls – Perfect For My Game

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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I’ve found a new gamer ball, one that fits my game perfectly:

The Emoji Poop ball above matches my Emoji Poop driver cover, which reviewed about a week ago.

Below is the Paige Spirinac ball:

These are part of the Emoji half-dozen pack which can be found on Amazon here.

When my golf partners watch me chip this is the ball that represents their reactions:

These would be a fun Father’s Day golf gift, though it may be too late to order these for Father’s Day unless you are on Amazon Prime.


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