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Golf Christmas Gift Ideas – Head to Toe Apparel

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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Below are my top golf apparel Christmas golf gift suggestions. Each item below has a link and image which you can click for the full Hooked On Golf Blog review.  I cover a golfer’s wardrobe from head to toe, including underwear.  Enjoy!

Undies

Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer

Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer

Dunning makes amazing merino wool sport underwear. Can undies shave strokes off your game? Why take the chance of not wearing these and never knowing?

Shorts

Tattoo Golf Shorts

Tattoo Golf shorts

Tattoo Golf makes a fantastic line of golf shorts.  Very sharp, classy, and yes they do have skulls on them. Rock it.

Socks

kentwool tour golf socks

kentwool tour golf socks

Kentwool makes the best golf socks on the planet. I just gave away about 25 pairs of cotton socks because I refuse to wear crappy cotton socks anymore after wearing Kentwools. Simply the best golf socks anywhere.

Golf Shoes

FootJoy DNA Golf Shoes

FootJoy DNA Golf Shoes

The new FootJoy DNA golf shoes are fantastic. These have been my gamer golf shoes for ALL of 2014, and they’re still going strong.

Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

I’m in love with my new Bobby Jones 1/4 Zip Baby Alpaca Sweater.  The fur on this piece is so soft, does not itch, and it is stunningly attractive.

Bobby Jones himself would love to wear this piece.

Golf Polos

I’ve reviewed so many great polos by so many different manufacturers it was hard to pick just one.  So here are three below.

Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Polo

Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Polo

Greg Norman ML75 Polo

Greg Norman ML75 Polo

Nike Golf Innovation Men's Golf Polo

Nike Golf Innovation Color Men’s Golf Polo

Outerwear

Sunice Tornado Bollon Jacket

Sunice Tornado Bollon Jacket

Sunice makes some incredible outerwear, 100% waterproof but won’t compromise your comfort or golf swing.  Check out the Tornado Bollon Jacket.

Belt

Mission Belt

Mission Belt

I’ve been digging my all-red Mission Belt, especially when supporting my Utah Utes football and basketball.  To make it even better, I put a Ute logo on the buckle.

Hat

Bridgestone Golf hat with Utes logo  = beautiful!

Bridgestone Golf hat with Utes logo = beautiful!

Speaking of my Utes, Bridgestone Golf is now making Collegiate Team Logo hats.  Winner.


Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 24th, 2014
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This is one of my quicker review turnaround times.  I haven’t had the Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater for more than a few weeks, but after wearing it nearly every day since the temperatures dropped, I’ve logged more than enough miles to post my review.  I wanted to be sure to get this review done before Thanksgiving and all the hubbub with Black Friday later this week.  This is without a doubt the nicest, most comfortable, best looking sweater I’ve ever worn.  No comparison.  If you’re shopping for a golf sweater for yourself or for the golfer on your Christmas list, your search ends here.

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Highlights

  • Retail Price: $225.00
  • 100% Baby Alpaca
  • 12 gauge cable rib detail
  • Suede piping at front zip placket closure
  • 1×1 rib at neck, cuff and bottom trims
  • Super soft baby alpaca hand feel

Style

The cable rib pattern and charcoal color of this sweater exude style and class.  The suede piping around the front zipper is very sharp.  The fit, cut, and ribs on the trim are so sharp.

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Comfort

The baby alpaca fur is so soft.  I want an entire outfit, down to the undies, made from baby alpaca fur.  I want my bed sheets and comforter made from baby alpaca fur.  There is NO itching like one might expect from a wool sweater.  The sweater is mega-soft and the fit is perfect.

Performance

This is not a super-heavy sweater.  I’d recommend it for fall and spring.  Very cold temperatures in the winter might be too much for this piece, unless wearing a jacket or outer layer.

The smooth fur and great fit of this piece do not bind, stretch, or restrict the golf swing.  I can swing in full comfort.

Conclusion

No, the $225 price tag for this Bobby Jones Apparel piece is not cheap.  Neither is a Mercedes.


First Look: Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca Cable 1/4 Zip Sweater

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Baby alpaca. I’m posting this just to write that… The temperatures here in northern Utah are dropping fast. On the course yesterday the high was 40 degrees and this morning it is 28.  With wind-chill it is minus two million. Now is a perfect time to put the newly arrived Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca Cable 1/4 Zip to the test. Look at this beautiful piece:

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Highlights

  • Retail Price: $225.00
  • 100% Baby Alpaca
  • 12 gauge cable rib detail
  • Suede piping at front zip placket closure
  • 1×1 rib at neck, cuff and bottom trims
  • Super soft baby alpaca hand feel

I’ll be putting this sweater through the rigorous HOG review battery and posting my review and opinions soon. Initial impressions? For the first time in my life I may actually be hoping for cold weather.


Personalized Golf Balls from GolfBalls.com

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Ah look at the incredible beauty of the white spheroid below.  Tremendous.

Hooked On Golf Blog Golf Ball

Majestic…

The ball above was personalized by my new best friends at GolfBalls.com. GolfBalls.com sells golf balls of course, and also offers full color customization on them as well. In addition to golf balls, they also sell golf clubs, apparel, shoes, bags, accessories, and team logo merchandise.  Many of their products can be personalized.

The basic process for creating a customized golf ball could not be much easier.  Simply pick the ball you want to customize, upload an image or create the text you want imprinted on it, pay.  Within a very short time your custom golf balls arrive.

The following golf ball brands can be personalized by GolfBalls.com:

Ben Hogan
Bridgestone
Callaway Golf
Chromax
Golfballs.com
Nike
Pinnacle
Precept
Rife
Saintnine
Srixon
TABASCO Brand
TaylorMade
Titleist
U.S. Kids
V Golf
Vice
Volvik
Wilson
Wilson Staff

Final Thoughts

Christmas is coming up.  A great Christmas golf gift for the hard-to-shop-for golfer on your list would be a box of custom printed golf balls.  Slap your favorite golfer’s logo, photo, or favorite saying on a dozen balls and the golfer on your list will forever be thankful.  That joy will spread to other golfers as well, when they find your golfer’s lost custom balls in the bushes!


Lyle and Scott Crew Neck Pullover Sweater

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, October 13th, 2014
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If there’s one country that should know how to deal with the cold, it is Scotland.  You could trust that an apparel company established in Scotland would have unparalleled expertise in warmth, especially a company which has been around since about 20 years before St. Andrews’ New Course (1895) and the Jubilee Course (1897).  Lyle & Scott would be that company.

Today’s featured item from Lyle & Scott is their Crew Neck Pullover “Jumper.”  Here in the USA we could call the same thing a sweater.

LyleandScottJumperThis jumper, ahem, features a cable knit. Cable knit is a pattern woven into the fabric which has a look like many cables or ropes aligned vertically. The jumper is made from 80% lambswool and 20% nylon. The cuffs on the sleeves and the waistband are a ribbed knit.

Style

This jumper is extremely sharp looking. The fit for me, a USA XL, is perfect, unlike many “euro” sized apparel items. Not too tight, but not like wearing a weather balloon.

Comfort

I dread trying on wool. I can almost feel the itching before I even put on the garment. Not the case with this beauty. The lamb’s wool/nylon combo is not abrasive or itchy at all.

On The Course

We’ve had an indian summer here in northern Utah. Fall has been warm but finally the temperatures have been dropping to the point of needing to wear a sweater…I mean jumper. During the round yesterday the cold late in the day gave me quite a chill but as soon as I put on the Crew Neck Pullover the cold was gone and I felt nice and toasty.

Despite having a nice thick wool insulation layer, I was still able to move freely and the garment did not impede the swing or my comfort level at all.

Conclusion

I have a new favorite jumper and sweater all in one. The Crew Neck Pullover is perfectly comfortable, plush, and fits naturally.

This is not a sweater for the faint of wallet.  Pricing on this jumper is around $175 USD.  That said, this one is worth the price of admission and will surely pay itself off in the form of many warm and comfortable years of enjoyment.

Where to Buy

No matter what side of the pond you are on, you can pick up Lyle and Scott at Mainline Menswear. They deliver to the United Kingdom, Europe, and the USA.


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