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Puma Golf PWRWARM 1/4 Zip Golf Popover Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 27th, 2016
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It is spring here in northern Utah. What that usually means periods of rain, cold, wind, hail, with the occasional jump up to 95 degrees. The last couple of weeks the temperatures have been in the 50’s and 60’s on average. That’s perfect for the Puma Golf PWRWARM 1/4 Zip Popover, which I’ve been sporting on and off the course for several weeks. Here’s a shot from Valley View GC last week.

Puma Golf 1/4 Zip Popover In Action!

Puma Golf 1/4 Zip Popover

In the round above there was just enough of a chill that I needed to take the edge off my core, but not enough to wear long pants. Then again, my nickname is “no-pants” so it has to be pretty cold to go that route.

Details

First things first. What on earth is “PWRWARM?” This is some amazing technology actually. It is a ceramic print that helps recycle and redirect the golfer’s body heat. Here’s how Puma describes it:

A CERAMIC PRINT THAT REFLECTS MORE OF YOUR BODY HEAT BACK TO YOU, SO YOU CAN KEEP PLAYING.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
High-performance golf apparel that keeps you warm in cold conditions; it’s a simple idea. Here’s how it works:

1. Heat is absorbed by the PWRWARM ceramic coating from the body.
2. Excess heat is stored by PWRWARM away from the body.
3. Stored heat is released back to your body if it gets too cold.

So basically a ceramic material stores and releases the golfer’s heat back to him as needed.

Sizes/Colors

The color shown above is one of seven color combinations, “white / gray medium heather.”  Other combos include gray and black bases with the color orange, purple, and a couple of blue shades.

Sizes run from small to double XL.  The size I’m wearing is an XL and it fits great, not too loose.

On The Course

As I mentioned, I’ve had this fantastic Puma Golf outerwear piece in action on the course for a few weeks.  It has served me very well, taking the edge off the sometimes cold spring air here.

During the golf swing the 1/4 Zip Popover is extremely comfortable.  There is no binding.  No tight areas.  No restriction when the body is coiled up or releasing a massive drive down the fairway.  I particularly like that the fit is slimming but not loose.  I need all the slimming I can get.

Off the course I’ll wear this piece in the office when it is chilly, or when I’m out on the town.  It’s so sharp and comfortable it can work well for many situations off the course.

Final Thoughts

I love the style, performance, and comfort of the PWRWARM 1/4 Zip Popover.   The white/gray matches up well with just about any apparel scripting I’m sporting.  I especially dig how the gray matches up with my HOG hat.

Some golf outerwear can get into the crazy zone price-wise.  Based on all the great properties and style of the 1/4 Zip Popover I wouldn’t have been surprised if it was in the $200+ range, but this piece is an extremely reasonable $75.00 retail price.

I’m stoked to take this piece as one of my scripting choices for my upcoming Scotland golf trip in July.  Even in the summer the temps in Scotland can be a bit chilly if the sun goes behind the clouds.  The 1/4 Zip Popover will be a perfect solution.   Can’t wait.


Carnoustie Sportswear Quarter Zip Suede Vest Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Carnoustie_Q_Zip_Suede_VestIn northern Utah we have four seasons:  The beginning of winter, winter, the end of winter, and summer.  Right now we are in the end of winter.  It will be cold until summer, at which time it will top 100 degrees.  When summer ends it will be back to winter shortly after that.  I think you get the concept.

I’ve been taking advantage of the layering and warmth I get from my Carnoustie Sportswear Quarter Zip Suede Vest this end of winter.  It has allowed me to keep warm but still be flexible and not restricted in my golf swing.

Details:

  • 100% cotton, lining 100% polyester
  • Lining for extra warmth
  • Covered zipper treatment
  • Classic fit
  • Hand or machine wash, cold water, gentle cycle

Colors

My color pictured is “Bordeaux,” which is a good match for my evening adult beverage scripting. The other color available in this product is Grape.  Obviously someone at Carnoustie loves certain grape based beverages as much as I do.  I like it.

Carnoustie_Q_Zip_Suede_Vest_02

On The Course – On The Town

This vest is super good looking.  The suede is classy and comfortable.  I’m happy to wear this vest not only on the golf course, but at work, around town and wherever else I go when I need to keep my core warmer but give my arms some freedom.

During my golf swing the vest does its job, providing insulation and warmth.  It does not hamper my swing, bind, or pull at any point.  I also like the fact that it doesn’t interfere with my putter.  I bend over quite far with a short putter and some apparel items which hang loosely can catch the top of the putter grip.

Final Thoughts

A golf apparel piece has to meet a few requirements for me.  First is functionality.  This vest shines at doing its job, keeping the core warm and insulated.  Next is comfort.  As I mentioned, this vest is super comfortable.  Of course style is a factor, though not the #1 priority for me.  No worries though.  This vest is super stylish.

I look forward to summer, when I don’t need to wear layering like the Carnoustie sportswear Quarter Zip Suede Vest.   Until then I’ll be enjoying its great benefits.


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


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