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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.
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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.


Golf Apparel Grand Slam: Bobby Jones Stretch Twill Travel Jacket, Jacquard Polo, Stretch Twill Pant

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 10th, 2016
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It’s the best week of the year in golf, Masters week.  This has been a different Masters week for me as I had to do an emergency trip to Singapore during the week and then had yet another issue which took me away from the Saturday round.  I’ve not been able to watch or produce as much Masters material as normal.

Bobby Jones

Pictured: Bobby Jones Stretch Twill Jacket, Flat Front Stretch Twill Casual Pants, Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo, FootJoy City Shoes

One review I really wanted to get to this week is of my new green jacket and associated shirt and pants from Bobby Jones.

Bobby_Jones_Stretch_Twill_Travel_JacketBobby Jones Stretch Twill Travel Jacket $295

I’ve got my first green jacket and I didn’t have to beat Jordan Spieth to get mine.  Personally I like color better than the green jackets from Augusta National Golf Club.  My green jacket is the Stretch Twill Travel Jacket by Bobby Jones Apparel, in “mint” color green.

Stretch Twill Jacket Specs

The Stretch Twill Travel Jacket is made from 98% cotton and 2% spandex.   The coloring/dye produces a comfortable “lived-in” look.  The jacket features two front buttons, chest pocket, two lower pockets, and two zippered pockets on the inside.

The cut is designed for comfort and versatility.

Stretch Twill Jacket Colors Available

Mint (pictured), Island Red, Light Blue, Navy

Stretch Twill Jacket Comments

Weddings and funerals. Those are the times I dress up.  Otherwise my apparel scripting consists of golf shorts and golf shirts. I’ve always disliked dressing up because it always seemed so uncomfortable and hot.  But with threads like these from Bobby Jones I’ve changed my tune.  I can dress sharply and really enjoy comfort.  The Stretch Twill Jacket is so comfortable and soft, and does not restrict my movement due to its design and cut.  Plus I don’t get too hot in it, even at events which are outside and very warm.

This jacket is the beginning of a sharper image for me, and I’m very excited about that as is the lovely lady.

Stableford Jacqard Luxe Polo by Bobby Jones

Stableford Jacqard Luxe Polo by Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo $98.50

When I was putting this outfit together I loved combining the mint green jacket with the pinkish (Lilac) color of the Bobby Jones Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo.  What a combo.

Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo Specs

The Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo is a double-mercerized 100% Egyptian cotton golf polo which oozes style.  The mercerizing gives the shirt a texture and pattern which is very visually attractive, including a slight sheen.  The collar is flat tipped and woven on the underside.

Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo Colors/Sizes

Celery (light green), Pool (light blue), Lilac (pink, pictured here)

Sizes for this polo include small, medium, large, extra large, and double extra large

Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo Comments

Wow is this polo comfortable.  Whether I’m swinging a golf club or wielding a mouse at the office, this polo is luxury.  The mercerizing gives it such a cool look and texture. It’s hard to describe. You have to see it in person.

BJ_FlatFront_Stretch_Twill_Casual_PantBobby Jones Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pants $125.00

Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pant Specs

These pants are made from 98% cotton and 2% spandex.  The fit is is relaxed.  The design is meant to move with the wearer and provide comfort and ease of movement and flexibility.

Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pants Sizes/Colors

There are eleven available colors in these pants.  I’d like one of each color please, except perhaps blue.

Sizes run 30-44 on the waist.  I have stubby legs so I had to have mine hemmed.

Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pant Comments

I have really hot legs, and I don’t mean that from a visual standpoint.  I have a lot of heat in my lower body, especially below the knees.   I find long pants to be very uncomfortable and I get very, very hot and sweaty in my shins.  Yes, I know that sounds strange. That’s why I wear shorts.

The Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pants are very light and comfortable.  I don’t get hot in these like I do other pants.  The way they match up with the mint jacket and lilac shirt is fantastic.  In fact, the white color I have will go with anything.

Final Comments

This whole outfit is so fun, classy, unique… Bobby Jones has such class.  I love it.  It’s comfortable and easy to wear traveling, out on the town, or hanging out at the local club.  I’m thrilled to have a green jacket and can’t wait to take it on the road when I visit Scotland later this year.


Bobby Jones Apparel Masters Contest – $1000 Prize

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearThe Masters
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bobby_jonesQuick quiz: Who is the all-time best amateur in the history of golf, and who happens to have the same name as one of the best golf apparel brands on the planet, and who also was the founder of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, and whose photo is the only photo on the wall above my workstation at HOG world headquarters?

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones is my favorite golfer in history, with Jack Nicklaus a close second. I wish I could have met the man before he passed.  It would have been a lifetime event.  Bobby Jones is also one of my favorite apparel brands and I’ve reviewed many of their fine pieces.  See some links at the end of this post.

I almost didn’t want to post this in order to give myself a better chance at winning this, but Bobby Jones apparel is running a Masters contest. Pick the winner and have a chance at winning a $1000 Bobby Jones gift card. I could melt a Bobby Jones gift card in seconds.  SECONDS!

If I don’t win, I hope you do. If you do win, my shirt size is XL. Just sayin’.

Related Links

Bobby Jones 1/4 zip baby alpaca sweater

Bobby Jones Fragrance

Bobby Jones Wedges

Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Golf Polo


First Look: Carnoustie Sportswear Quarter Zip Suede Vest

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, March 28th, 2016
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My current outerwear script features this new Carnoustie Sportswear Quarter Zip Suede Vest. My color is “Bordeaux,” which is a good match for my evening adult beverage scripting. The other color available in this product is Grape. Love the color names.

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Details:

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

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I may actually wear this vest at Carnoustie golf links in Scotland when I visit in July, which is ironically cool.

Stay tuned for my full review.


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