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Used Golf Balls From Two Guys With Balls

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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It’s a great day when you find that brand new Titleist ProV1 or other expensive “tour” ball in the bushes. Mint condition! #winning! Just made $5.00.  It’s no big deal that some other golfer hit that ball before you.  It’s got plenty of great shots left in it. So why not consider that when purchasing golf balls?  There are options out there to allow you to get your golf balls, premium pro lines or others, for a fraction of the original retail price. One great example is “Two Guys With Balls.”

Two Guys With Balls is a seller of pre-owned golf balls.  I’ve just picked up a couple dozen myself, and I’ll be damned if I can tell the difference between most of them and a brand new one.

Ordering

The ordering process is easy.  Find your ball, choose the quality level, pay a very reasonable price, and the product shows up at your door a few days later.

The Two Guys With Balls website has a very friendly and easy to use interface. From the home page, pick your pellet. Once on the ball page you can select how many and what quality level you want. There are three quality levels in their grading scale: Eagle, Birdie, and Par. Eagles are the highest quality, like new. Birdie has some signs of use. Par has definite signs of use which may also affect the performance. The levels are priced accordingly.

I chose the Eagle grade for some Bridgestone B330’s. It doesn’t cost that much more to go first class (unless you’re flying, then it actually does cost a lot more). They’re sweet. They were only $23.99 per dozen, almost half the price of a new box. I’m thrilled with the quality.

Giving Back

One great aspect to giving Two Guys some business is that they’ll donate a portion of the profit from your purchase to the Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.” We believe that children and youth should be given the opportunity to develop the tools and values that will allow them to achieve success in life.” Amen Two Guys.

Conclusion

I dig what Two Guys With Balls is doing and wish them the best of luck in their golf venture. They have an easy to use shopping cart, excellent product quality, and I can get some feel-goods knowing a portion of the profit is going to a good cause. That’s two good causes: my golf game and Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation! Well played. #winning


First Look: London’s Savile Row Chinos

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
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In for review are some very nice trousers from The Savile Row Company, a family run business in the heart of London’s Savile Row, where some of the world’s finest tailors are based. I’m thrilled to put the Savile Row Men’s Grey Classic Fit Chinos through the HOG test battery. Check them out.

My photo doesn’t do them justice. I’ve tried them on and they’re super comfortable and the fit is just right.

Features

  • Classic fit, pleat front, zip fly
  • 98% cotton; 2% elastane
  • Improved fabric giving more comfort
  • 2 pleats at front, fits through thigh with a slightly tapered leg
  • Slanted pockets; jetted buttoned back pockets
  • Machine washable at 40°C (Hey, they’re from London. That’s 104 Fahrenheit)


I’ll be testing these trousers out on and off the course and posting my full findings soon. Stay tuned.


First Look: COAST Apparel

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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I’m about 750 miles from the beach on the west coast. Now I have a reason to get myself there, to wear my COAST Apparel Beach Pants and French Terry Crew Neck sweater.

These threads just came in for review. I just tried them on and boy are they comfy. The sweater is going to come in handy right now, as golf rounds are a wee bit cold at the moment.  Plus I like having some warmth even indoors because it can be hard to shake the chill.

The pants fit very well and they’re super soft.  Can’t wait to put them through a full HOG apparel review battery.

Stay tuned for my full review of these COAST Apparel threads soon.


First Look: Big Max Blade Quattro 4-Wheel Push Cart

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 20th, 2017
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I try to walk as often as I can, but with a sketchy back I don’t like slinging my bag. That’s why I use push carts, also known as “trolleys” for you HOG patrons in the U.K.  I’m now sporting this 4-wheel trolley from Big Max Golf, the Blade Quattro:

The Blade Quattro sports “4-wheel drive,” in a folding package that flattens to a small footprint for putting in the trunk or storing in the garage:

I need to capture some video of the folding action. The wheel’s automatically fold under when the user folds the frame. Very cool.

I’m just starting my detailed review process, which of course means a lot of on-course evaluation. Stay tuned for my full review soon, lack of snow permitting here in northern Utah.

Until then, enjoy one more shot of the Blade Quattro doing its thing.


Christmas, a.k.a. Holiday Golf Apparel Gift Guide

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Below is the Hooked on Golf Blog Christmas Golf Apparel gift guide for 2017. For you politically correct folks out there, think of it as a “holiday golf apparel gift guide.” Below are some great golf gift ideas for that someone special in your life who golfs, or just likes to dress well. Click the link in the description or the image to go to the full review and get more information.

Nicklaus Apparel Men’s Staydri Polo and Shorts – $54.99 For the Pair

 

This is a great, affordable short and golf polo shirt combination with breathable, easy-care fabric which won’t wrinkle and won’t shrink.

Bermuda Sands Woodland Golf Polo – $75

Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo

Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo

In any conditions (hot, cold, wet, dry) this polo is super comfortable and the deep colors look fantastic. Class up your golf gift recipient with this great polo from Bermuda Sands.

Ecco S-Drive Golf Shoes – $160MSRP

I received these Ecco S-Drive golf shoes late in the season and have been using them for a few rounds but haven’t posted my full review yet. Unlike other golf sites and blogs, I actually really test everything I review for many weeks, not just a 3-ball range session. In short, they’re very comfortable right out of the box, and great for wearing on and off the course. Highly recommended.

Tattoo Golf Lucky 13 Golf Shorts – $59.99

Golf, skulls, and a bit of attitude make a great gift. Shake it up and get the golfer on your gift list this terrific pair of golf shorts from Tattoo Golf!

Antigua Vista Pullover – $59 Street

Antigua Vista at the train station

Antigua Vista at the train station

Spring, fall, Scotland… Take the edge of the wee cold with this super 1/4 zip pullover from Antigua. It’s stylish, comfortable and comes at a very reasonable price point.

Devereux Cameron Polo – $85

Devereux Cameron polo

Devereux Cameron polo

A higher-end polo for the discriminating golfer on your gift list. Super classy and stylish and high performance.

aahSoles Green Coral Flip Flops – $30

The funny name isn’t the only selling point for aahSoles. The flip flops are actually extremely comfortable and practically give the bottoms of your feet a tingly massage with every step.

Galvin Green Bart Windstopper Jacket – $275

Do you really really really love someone who golfs, or just loves or needs the most awesome and fantastic outerwear on this planet? Then cash in your 401K and pick up your lucky gift receipient the Bart Windstopper from Galvin Green. There is nothing better. Nothing.


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