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First Look: Puma Storm Jacket

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Thunder showers are hitting this morning.  Rain, wind, lightning… in other words a beautiful day in Scotland.  I’ve got my outerwear scripting ready.  I’m rocking my new Puma Storm Jacket.

Puma Storm Jacket

I walked around in the rain a bit this morning before going into the office to give the jacket its first test. The water beaded up and the jacket did a fine job keeping me perfectly dry.

After some on-the-course testing I’ll post my full review of the Puma Storm Jacket. Stay tuned.


Antigua Edge Golf Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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Let’s say you just found out you have to jump on a plane (3 planes actually) to Singapore. Between long flights and layovers in multiple airports in multiple countries, you will be traveling for 35-40 straight hours. That was me a couple of weeks ago.

Antigua_Edge_Polo

My first order of business was to insure comfort on such a long journey. I chose the Antigua Edge Polo as my shirt scripting. It’s part of Antigua’s “PERFORMANCE GOLF – MEN’S PERFORMANCE – 72 SPRING 16” collection. This is one of the most comfy golf shirts I’ve ever worn. After 35+ hours of traveling halfway across the planet, it still looked and felt great, unlike it’s wearer.

Edge Polo Info

The Edge polo is made from 95% polyester/5% spandex. No cotton which is good by me. Cotton can be quite a pain between wrinkling, shrinking, breathability, and performance.

The polo features “Desert Dry” moisture wicking. This means the fabric is pulling sweat and moisture away from the wearer to the outside of the polo where it can evaporate.

Colors/Sizes

The Edge is available in five colors: White/DarkGrey (pictured), Dark Grey Heather/Hypnotic, Medium Grey Heather/Verdant, Black/Fire, Medium Grey Heather/Black

Sizes currently run from medium to double extra-large.

Final Thoughts

I easily have over 100 polos in my closet so it means a lot that I chose this polo to wear when traveling halfway around the planet.  I knew I needed comfort and durability.

On the golf course the polo shines as well.  The cut is extremely comfortable and does not bind or restrict the golf swing at all.

On or off the course, or on a plane for that matter, the style of this polo is very simple, sharp, and classy.


2016 Golf Sock Scripting by Kentwool

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
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I’m currently putting together my 2016 apparel scripting as well as scripting for upcoming Hooked on Golf Blog World Tour visits to the ING Spring Conference, French Lick Resort, Cabo San Lucas, and most importantly 10 days in Scotland this summer.  I’ve turned to Kentwool, maker of the world’s best golf socks, for the sock scripting.  This should do the trick:

Kentwool socks

The Golf Sock Mother Lode!

If you’re not familiar with Kentwool let me tell you a little bit about them. They are an american company dating back to 1843 and have made all sorts of garments including some for the US Military. In 2010 they launched a line of premium golf socks which are 61% wool, 27% polyester, 10% nylon and 2% spandex.

They’re also 100% awesome. Seriously. There’s nothing close to Kentwools. I’ve reviewed countless socks in the 11+ years this modest golf blog has been operating and KW’s are THE best. No comparison. I love my Kentwools so much I’ve made them the ONLY sock choice in my drawer. For me it’s Kentwool or nothing.

I posted my first review of the Kentwool Tour sock back in 2011.

Since then I’ve reviewed many other models of Kentwool:

Kentwool 19th Hole Collection Socks

Kentwool Masters Socks

Kentwool Graduate Compression Socks

Kentwool KW Series Men’s Sport Socks

Kentwool Gameday Collection


First Look: Puma Titantour Ignite Golf Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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My shoe queue is getting a little out of hand. Thankfully spring is here and I can start getting to these reviews. One of the new items on my review list is the Puma Titantour Ignite golf shoe.

Puma Titantour Ignite Golf Shoes

Puma Titantour Ignite Golf Shoes


The Puma Titantour Ignite is Puma’s latest tour shoe. Typically the word “tour” means the ones the pros use in tournaments.

These are fine looking spiked shoes which come with the “Ignite” foam inside. This is very much intriguing to me as I intend to walk most of my rounds this year to get more exercise. After yesterday’s walking round my right knee was sore (different shoe) so I’m hoping some shoes with good cushion and low impact help. Plus I’ve got an upcoming Scotland trip. The last trip to Scotland I walked nearly 110 miles in a week on the golf course.

These are 2nd in my queue and I’ll be posting my full review of the Puma Titantour Ignite Golf Shoes in roughly 3-4 weeks after having a chance to fully test them on the course. Stay tuned.


Review: Antigua Paradise Golf Shorts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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Summer is coming fast and I have a perfect pair of golf shorts at the ready in the Antigua Men’s Performance Paradise Golf Shorts, part of Antigua’s “Men’s Performance – 72 Spring 16” collection.
Antigua_Paradise_Golf_Shorts
Specs

The Paradise golf shorts are made from 95% polyester and 5% spandex. These are the core fabrics in golf apparel these days and in most cases I think far better than cotton. These materials are far more durable, easier to care for, don’t shrink, resist wrinkling, and breathe much better than cotton.

One other great benefit to the materials in these shorts is the Antigua “Desert Dry” moisture wicking system. The fabric helps lift moisture off the body to the garment, where it then can evaporate. Great for summer.

Sizes/Colors

This is a seasonal offering and therefore has some limited availability. These shorts are available in six different colors. I recommend one of each.

The size range for these shorts ranges from 30-42 inches on the waist. The inseam is 10 inches.

On and Off the Course

These shorts are very light, soft, and extremely comfortable. In fact, they’re the ones I chose to wear when flying to Singapore last week. When you know you’re going to be on airplanes and in airports for 35 straight hours, you must wear comfortable clothing. It tells a lot that these are what I chose for that ordeal!

On the golf course I’ve really loved these shorts.   I’m doing a lot more walking this year and need not only comfort, but the moisture wicking.  During the swing and while walking the shorts are very comfortable and move with my body, rather than resisting it.

The look and style of these shorts is classy, and matches up well with a huge portion of my gigantic selection of golf shirts and outerwear.

Conclusion

Antigua has been one of golf’s best apparel brands for years.  The Paradise golf shorts are another fine example of Antigua’s quality, style, fabrics, comfort, and performance.  I strongly recommend adding these shorts to your next apparel script.


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