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Photo: 2nd Mystery Box From FootJoy – More Clues To New Product Innovation

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Clue #2 with regards the “new FootJoy innovation” arrived at my door this morning. This is box number two of five.  Inside was an interesting object, made from a couple of different materials.

FootJoy Mystery Box #2

FootJoy Mystery Box #2

See this post for clue #1.


Photo: Mystery Box From FootJoy Holds Clues To New Product Innovation

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Well now this is fun.  A mystery box came in to day from FootJoy.  Normally boxes which come from FJ are in the size of shoe boxes.  This one was not.  It was about three by five by five inches.

Inside was a mystery “object” which is about seven inches long and shaped somewhat like a bat.  One side is textured, as can be seen in the photo.

FootJoy Mystery Box 1

FootJoy Mystery Box 1

A small card in the box says “We would like to invite you to experience the next innovation from FootJoy over the coming weeks… piece-by-piece from the inside out!”

Welcome to piece clue number one…


First Look: Ecco Golf Street EVO One Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, December 9th, 2013
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In for review is the new Street EVO One hybrid golf shoe from Ecco Golf.

Ecco Street EVO One Shoe

Ecco Street EVO One Shoe


I’ll be putting these in play as soon as possible, as in when the snow melts. Stay tuned for my review, hopefully very soon.


Holiday Golf Gift Guide – Golf Apparel

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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There are so many great golf apparel companies which make some fantastic threads. Here are a few quick gift suggestions for the golfer on your Christmas list. Each short description includes a link to the original Hooked On Golf Blog review.

Tattoo Golf Clubhouse Collection Polo – $49

Tattoo Golf Clubhouse Collection Golf Polo

Tattoo Golf Clubhouse Collection Golf Polo

Tattoo Golf’s Clubhouse Collection Polo is a very comfortable and sharp looking golf polo. The fabric, 100% woven polyester, is high on comfort and low on management. The fabric resists wrinkling and doesn’t need to be ironed if you take it right out of the dryer.

Not only is the polo very comfortable and high performance, it is adorned with the timeless signature Tattoo Golf skull and cross club bones.

Brilliant.

Dunning Base Layer

Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer

Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer

Staying warm on the golf course is imperative for comfort and playing well in cold conditions. If I’m not warm, my back tightens up and the swing goes bad. Very bad.

The Dunning Golf base layer is a system you wear under your normal golf threads. The base layer system can include a long or short sleeve merino wool undershirt as well as merino wool boxer-briefs.

My personal experience with the Dunning base layers has been nothing short of fantastic, on and off the course.

Nike Golf Hyperadatpt Storm-FIT Jacket – $280

Nike Storm Fit Jacket

Nike Storm Fit Jacket

If you were to give this $280 jacket as a gift, you’d be telling someone they’re very special. This is the same jacket the likes of Rory McIlory and Tiger Woods had in the bag at the 2013 British Open.

The Nike Hyperadapt Storm-FIT Jacket is an amazing performance golf jacket which a very stylish design. Most importantly, this jacket can hold off even the worst of Scottish rain and wind.

FORE!! Axel & Hudson Golf Apparel for Boys and Girls

FORE!! Axel & Hudson

FORE!! Axel & Hudson

Got a baby or youngster who could use some very classy golf apparel? Back on October 21, 2013 I posted a review of some of the products from FORE!! Axel & Hudson, makers of very stylish and classy golf apparel items for ages 12 months to 12 years.

Included in the review: Crinkle Plaid Driver Cap, Poncho Stripe Shorts, two Golf Polos.

OGIO Groove Shorts – $90

OGIO Groove Golf Shorts

OGIO Groove Golf Shorts

2013 marked the year that the very cool company OGIO started to offer golf apparel to go along with their killer golf bags and accessories.

I’m thrilled with the comfort and style of my OGIO Groove golf shorts. These are made from 94% polyester and 6% spandex. The end result is mega-comfort, no wrinkles and easy care.

Greg Norman ML75 Golf Polo – $69

Greg Norman ML75 Polo

Greg Norman ML75 Polo

Here’s one you may find in your local apparel store or golf shop, the Greg Norman ML75 golf polo.

The ML75 is a very sharp looking polo which comes in some really great color combinations. The polo is made from a super fine microfiber polyester yarn which is so soft and smooth that the shirt feels like it is made from silk.

Switch Belt – $29

Switch Belts - click for HOG review

Switch Belts – click for HOG review

I’ve raved about Switch Belts many times. These are so cool.

Switch Belts are made from plastic. They come in one size and the wearer cuts them down for a tailored fit. There are 14 colors available in both the belt and buckles, which are interchangeable. That makes 196 different color combinations. Better budget some extra time for getting dressed in the morning.

Since the belts are made from plastic, they can be washed in the dishwasher. Yes, the dishwasher.


Holiday Golf Gift Guide – Golf Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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Each year I write a holiday gift guide around Thanksgiving. I usually include many random items from golf equipment to golf apparel. Those articles feature a comment or two about the item, plus a link to my original product article or review.

I’m going to do something a little different this year. Rather than putting a bunch of random items into one post, I’m going to post a few more focused golf gift guides. This one will be shoes.

Holiday Golf Gift Guide – Golf Shoes

FootJoy M:Project

FootJoy M:Project Spikeless

FootJoy M:Project Spikeless

When looking back the the shoe reviews I’ve done this year, and there are many, I’d be inclined to give FootJoy’s new M:Project the best golf shoe of 2013. The M:Project is a departure for the normally conservative FJ in its appearance, in a good way. Not only are these shoes very stylish, they’re perhaps the most comfortable golf shoe from FJ I’ve ever worn.

The M:Project comes in spiked and spikeless flavors. Check out the Hooked On Golf Blog FootJoy M:Project golf shoe spiked review and the M:Project spikeless golf shoe review.

GoBe Prodigy Golf Shoes

GoBe Golf Shoes

GoBe Golf Prodigy-Black/Red Golf Shoes – click for more images

GoBe is a new player in the golf shoe market.

The new GoBe Prodigy golf shoe is a hybrid street/golf shoe with great comfort, performance and best of all, a very cool look.

The GoBe Prodigy shoes are 20x more water resistant than treated leather golf shoes.

Puma Faas Lite Mesh Golf Shoes

Puma Faas Lite Mesh Golf Shoe

Puma Faas Lite Mesh Golf Shoe

I really dig Puma golf shoes. They’re always very stylish and trendy, with all sorts of great innovations.

The Puma Faas Lite Mesh golf shoes are the lightest golf shoes on the planet (currently). They’re like wearing super-light sneakers, only more comfortable and better looking.

The treads are very innovative with their “SmartQuill” pattern and flex grooves. Great traction.

Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip

Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip Golf Shoes - click to see more

Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip Golf Shoes – click to see more

I’d have to say the best looking shoe I’ve reviewed in 2013 is the Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip. You could wear this shoe to a wedding, then run out to the adjoining golf course to squeeze in nine holes between the ceremony and the reception.

Not only are they fantastic looking, the Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip is as comfortable as wearing a pair of fuzzy bunny slippers.

Conclusion

Whether you’re going for comfort, performance, style or a bit of each, the list above has you covered for great holiday golf gifts!


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