Golf Balls


First Look: TaylorMade Golf Project (a) Golf Balls

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 13th, 2015
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Man do I have a lot of golf balls to review! I may do another “HOG Golf Ball Week” soon to cover them all.  The latest in the large and growing golf ball review queue is the TaylorMade Project (a).

TaylorMade Project (a) Golf Ball

TaylorMade Project (a) Golf Ball

I’ve been hearing about these TaylorMade Project (a) golf balls. The (a) is for amateur, which is the target player for this ball. Just how they do that I have yet to discover, but my guesses would first be a lower compression and more spin around the greens.

I’ll be putting these into play soon and doing a full compliment of test rounds before my review. Stay tuned.

Regarding the photo above: I swear I almost have as much fun capturing cool images of golf equipment as I do playing it…


WITB Week – What’s In MY Bag (WIMB)

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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What’s In The Bag/WITB Week Continues! So fun…

Previous WITB Week Posts:

The Truth About What’s In The Bag Photos/Articles

Why Is This Boring? What Does WITB Really Mean?

What’s In My Bag?  Thanks for asking…

I field many requests asking what’s in my personal bag.  Because I review so many clubs throughout a given season, my bag changes often.  There are positions in my bag which are very solid, and it is doubtful that a new club will replace them.  That does not mean a particular club will not be given the opportunity to oust a starter from the gamer lineup.   The most solid position is the putter.  Mine is hand-made by Grant Mackay in Dornoch, Scotland.  I’m in the middle of reviewing an entire set of irons, a new wedge, and a new driver.  Therefore my WITB is in a test mode.  I’ll post both versions of my WITB below, the first being my 2014 gamer set.  This is a valid WITB because of the WRX watermark.  Don’t be fooled by imposters.  Real WITB photos must have a watermark, since they’re such valuable assets and one must protect them from theft or misuse.

WITB - Tony Korologos 2014 River Oaks Club Champion

WITB – Tony Korologos 2014 River Oaks Club Champion

The Gamer Bag Above Features

The Current WITB with test clubs includes the following below:

Photos of Current Test Gear – Reviews coming soon…

Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge

Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons

Powerbilt Air Force One Driver

Powerbilt Air Force One Driver

New ZStar Golf Balls for 2015

New ZStar Golf Balls for 2015

Bridgestone Golf e7 Flower Pattern Dimple Highlighted

Bridgestone Golf e7 Flower Pattern Dimple Highlighted

FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe

FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe


First Look: Vision Golf’s Pro Soft Golf Balls from Down Under

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Vision Golf has been selling golf balls to some 300 green grass outlets down under for about eight years. This premium Australian golf ball brand is looking to expand to north America so where do they turn? HOG!
Vision_808_Golf_Balls

These are “pro” or “tour” model balls, but the cover is not urethane. I’m anxious to test these out in real conditions and see how they feel and perform. They’re in the queue, and weather-permitting my testing will start soon.


Check Out the Dimple Pattern on the New 2015 Bridgestone Golf eSeries Golf Balls

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Bridgestone Golf has been doing a lot with dimple design in their eSeries.  The eSeries includes the e5, e6, and e7.   Previously, they did a dimple-in-dimple design, which carried over into their tour balls, the B300 series.  I’ve enjoyed the performance of said dimple pattern in the B330 model.

I just received some samples of the new eSeries for 2015 which feature an even more interesting dimple pattern. Below is a photo of the neat sample box.

Sample Box

These balls have a flower-leaf-like pattern where there are circular dimples in the center with irregular hexagon shaped leaves around them. Bridgestone calls it “Web Dimple” technology. The circular dimple still features the dimple-in-dimple pattern. See the image below, with the hexagonal leave shaped dimples highlighted.

Bridgestone Golf e7 Flower Pattern Dimple Highlighted

Bridgestone Golf e7 Flower Pattern Dimple Highlighted

The dimple patterns between the e5, e6, and e7 are slightly different to the naked eye. That’s likely how they get the different flight characteristics.

Bridgestone eSeries Golf Balls 2015

New 2015 Bridgestone Golf eSeries Golf Balls

Look for my reviews of the 2015 Bridgestone Golf eSeries golf balls later this spring.


First Look: New Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star XV Coming February 6th

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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New ZStar Golf Balls for 2015

New Z-Star Golf Balls for 2015 – click image to see more

Thanks to Srixon for considering me as one of their “key industry influencers.” As said influencer, I get the privilege of playing the new 2015 Z-Star and Z-Star XV golf balls before they hit the market on February 6th. This nice box arrived on my doorstep yesterday.

I’ve reviewed the Z-Stars as well as the Z-Star XV in the past. They’re awesome golf balls. Really, there aren’t many companies out there making crappy golf balls! The technology is so good now.

I do recall that the XV is a very high compression, like 110ish.  Too high for my swing speed, but I’ll try these new ones out anyway. The regular flavor Z-Star though, is perfect for my game. Love those.

Weather permitting I hope to test these golf balls out soon.  It is winter here and golf rounds in northern Utah this time of year are not common.  Right now we’re skiing!

I’ve snapped a few pictures of the new Z-Stars for you to check out in the HOG Srixon 2015 Z-Star Gallery.

Click the Z-Star above to see more…


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