Golf Accessories


HOG Holiday Golf Gift Guide – Part One – Golf Accessories, Golf Apparel, Golf Training Aids

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Categories: GolfGolf AccessoriesGolf ApparelGolf EquipmentGolf GearMiscellaneous

As I was staring at my blank screen trying to feed my cerebral cortex with coffee, struggling to pry a blog post out of my cranium with a digital crowbar when my buddy John Duval from Into The Grain suggested that I do a holiday golf gift guide.  Fantastic idea.  I did do a Black Friday golf post a few days ago, but this guide below will be a more comprehensive top 10 list covering everything from clubs to bags to golf balls.  Each suggestion will link to my product review so you can get details and links to the manufacturer’s web sites.  Only products I’ve actually tested/reviewed will be on this list.

Golf Accessories

I review about 400 billion golf accessories every year, a fraction of the number that hits my doorstep.  A few fantastic accessories have stood the test of time with me.  Below are the best ones I can suggest:

Frogger BrushPro

Frogger BrushPro

Frogger BrushPro – Under $20

The Frogger BrushPro, which I reviewed clear back in 2007, is probably THE most used accessory in my arsenal.  I use the brush pro to keep my grooves clean, so I can have the best spin and control on my irons and wedges.

Rain Wedge

Rain Wedge

Rain Wedge – Under $20

The Rain Wedge is such a cool invention.  I did my first review of the Rain Wedge clear back in 2006 and I still use it.  I have a newer model I’ve used and will post a supplementary review soon.  Basically the Rain Wedge is a retractable rain cover for the golf bag, sort of like a half umbrella.  But it easily folds out of the way when you need to grab a club or put a club away.  When not in use, it fits easily into a pocket or into a club slot.

iPing

iPING

iPING Putter App & Cradle – $25

I recently reviewed the iPING iPhone putter app.  This is a very cool tool to analyze and improve your putting stroke.  You can even compare your stroke with tour pros, or find the best putter (PING of course) for your putting style.

Sumi-G Head Cover

Sumi-G Head Cover

Sumi-G Head Covers – $20-$40

Perhaps the coolest looking and most innovative golf accessory EVER, the Sumi-G head covers protect golfer’s expensive woods and hybrids.  No need to bend over and pick them up off the ground either.  Just scoop them up.

FootJoy Layering System

FootJoy Layering System

Apparel

There are so many great apparel manufacturers in the golf world.  On the higher end I love Greg Norman‘s offerings and have many Norman items.

Puma makes fantastic apparel items, but don’t wear the all orange Rickie Fowler outfit unless you want to be mistaken for a traffic cone.

Tattoo Golf is one of my favorites in the apparel world.  Love Skulls.

My favorite socks come from Kentwool and also from Ecosox.

Kikkor Golf Shoes

Kikkor Golf Shoes

Golf Shoes

My favorite golf shoe selection is a no-brainer:  FootJoy is at the top of the list.  I have several pairs of Puma golf shoes as well.  Can’t go wrong with either, but stylistically very different.

On the casual end, the Kikkor golf shoes are my favorite.

Golf Outerwear

For outerwear I strongly recommend Columbia Sportswear as well as the FootJoy layering system.

For hats I go with HOG partner Pukka Headwear.  Pukka is the maker of the super mega killer HOG/Space Golf Hats.

Greens Speed Reader

Greens Speed Reader

Training Aids

Wow I could post a million of these.  My buddy Lance makes a swing aid called a Zoom Boom, which is a swing trainer that seemed to help me learn how to release the club.

The Pure Shot Driver helps you hit your driver on the sweet spot, and accentuates miss-hits to give you feedback.

Greens Speed Reader is a personal stimp meter which can help golfers get the speed of greens down.


Crayons De Golf – French Golf Pencils At Staples?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesMiscellaneous

Valuable trade secrets about to be revealed here… One way to get a lot of free golf in, is become best buds with the director of golf at your home course.  Wondering how this leads to French golf pencils at Staples?

“Crayons De Golf”

The other day I stopped by the course to chat with my director of golf buddy.  We decided to run a quick errand for the course, along with grabbing lunch.  The course had run out of golf pencils and he needed to get some.  Somehow he knew that the local Staples had golf pencils.  I thought that was quite entertaining, and was even more entertained when I learned that the pencils were French.

French Golf Pencils

Oui Oui! Crayons De Golf!

So if you golf pros or merchandise guys out there are freaking out because somehow you’ve run out of pencils at your local course, you know you can pick up some “crayons de golf” at the local Staples.


Black Friday Golf Shopping Suggestions And Discount Codes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, November 25th, 2011
Categories: GolfGolf AccessoriesGolf ApparelGolf EquipmentGolf GearGolf LifeGolf LifestyleMiscellaneous

I’m NOT one of the crazy ones who gets up at midnight and shops on black Friday.  I usually wait until December 24th to do my golf Christmas shopping.  But for those of you HOG readers who are shopping for golfers on your Christmas list, here are a few suggestions I have for you, featuring friends of HOG.  These are my personal suggestions and I have not been asked, or paid to post these.

sumi-g50% OFF orders from Sumi-G

As you may know, Sumi-G is one of my favorite companies. They make the BEST head covers in the world, fantastic belts, and a variety of golf bags unmatched anywhere.  Plus they have many other accessories.  Sumi-G is offering a 50% off discount in the Sumi-G online store with the coupon code: Holiday11.

20% off orders from Tattoo Golf

Tattoo Golf is one of the all time best HOG supporters and buddies.  I have everything imaginable from Tattoo golf from killer golf skull shirts to awesome golf skull bags, to putter covers and more.  Get 20% off from the Tattoo Golf online shop with the code: blkfri.

10% additional discount at Frogger Golf

My buddies at Frogger Golf make the best golf brush in the universe, and the killer dual layer Amphibian Towels.  Get an additional 10% off from the Frogger Golf online shop with the code: FROGGERFANS.

There you have some fun discounts for golf shopping.  I’m off to watch my Utah Utes play the final football home game of the season today.  Adios.


Review: Prazza micro-chipped electronic golf ball location system

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 7th, 2011
Categories: GolfGolf AccessoriesGolf ClubsGolf GearReviews
Prazza Golf Ball Radar System

Prazza Golf Ball Radar System - click to zoom

The Prazza golf ball locator could be the Hooked On Golf Blog golf gadget of the year for 2011.

About The Prazza Golf Ball Finder

The Prazza golf ball location system comes from some brainiacs in the Netherlands.  The setup is comprised of two components, the ball and the ball tracker.

The Tracker

The locator device, or tracker, gives a visual direction to the ball in the form of arrows on the unit’s screen, and also vibrates in the searching golfer’s hand more and more as he gets closer to the soon to be formerly lost spheroid.  The device uses RFID, or active radio frequency identification to find the ball.  Balls within around 100 yards pop up on the tracker, and the unit can even find a ball submerged in water up to eight inches.

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New Video: Prazza Golf Ball Finder – You MUST see this!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 6th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf GearGolf VideosSite News

Prazza golf ball finderI’ve reviewed about 4,578,093 golf gadgets and I must say, not many can top this one.  The Prazza golf ball radar unit is a system which comes with golf balls equipped with transmitters inside, which can be located by a hand held device which give the golfer visual and vibration feedback which enables the player to find his ball, ANYWHERE.  It will even find a ball in water.

I’ll be doing a more detailed review of the Prazza golf ball finder soon, but had to share this video as soon as I had it posted to the HOG/TGS YouTube channel:


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