Golf Clubs


First Look: Harry Taylor Wedges

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Golf gearhead drool warning. Have a bib ready for this one. I just got in some fantastic looking wedges from Harry Taylor Golf.

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Harry Taylor Golf Wedges

Previously, Harry Taylor was a club designer at TaylorMade, Mizuno, and Founders Club. He’s now making his own wedges and as you can see by the images I’ve shot, they look sweet.

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Harry Taylor Golf Wedges

I’ve got a full set of these wedges to test: 52-56-60. These are going straight in the bag and I will start hitting them next week, weather permitting. As I do with all of my golf club reviews, I’ll be spending a lot of time playing these on the course before I post my detailed review. Until then, enjoy these pics and check out the Harry Taylor Golf website.

Harry Taylor Golf Wedges

Harry Taylor Golf Wedges


HOG Exclusive Photo: New PXG Drone Putter Version 2.123

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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On Twitter today My Golf Spy showed the new PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf) putter, the “Drone.”  Funny that PXG used the word Drone for the name. Obviously drones are the hottest thing out there so PXG’s search engine optimization team suggested the name.  Voila.  More web views.

Anyway, not trying to scoop My Golf Spy, but Hooked on Golf Blog has some embedded sources within most golf companies who provide some fantastic images and information regarding new products, patents, and new product development.  One of my inside sources at PXG provided the image below on condition of anonymity.   Below is the next revision of the Drone putter, the PXG Drone 2.123. According to my source the “123” in the name represents the number of “screw weights that don’t seem to do anything.”

Yet-to-be-released PXG Drone 2.123 Putter

Yet-to-be-released PXG Drone 2.123 Putter

This product is still in development and yet to be announced or released. My source tells me they’re still working on the placement of some of the “screw weights that don’t seem to do anything.” If/when I get any more images or revisions to this putter I’ll share with loyal HOG readers.


The Footwedge is REAL

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, February 1st, 2016
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My short game is so bad I’ll try anything (except practice of course). I think I may have finally found my gamer wedge, my go-to club. Say hello to the FootWedge!
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You thought the FootWedge was just an imaginary club, didn’t you? Or perhaps you thought it was the situation where the cheater in your group is under a tree with an impossible lie and when nobody’s looking he kicks it out to a perfect position?

This is the real deal people. Not only is this a fine looking wedge, it doubles as a bottle opener.
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If only there was a cigar cutter and roach clip in there too somewhere.  There might be.  I’m still looking.

I’ve just gotten this club in and will be testing it out on a real-deal golf course. I’ve already tested the bottle opener. The club did a fantastic job with a frosty Corona.

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Stay tuned for my full review soon.

If you can’t wait to get one of these you can pick one up at footwedgepro.com. Yes, this is the “pro” model.


Transparent Olympic Mallet Putter

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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Today’s episode of “strange golf clubs you find in your dad’s basement” features the “Transparent Olympic Mallet Putter.”  This unique putter features a high MOI (moment of inertia), olympic rings which provide a visual aid to the golfer for alignment, and a custom protective cover.

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Review: Golf Pride Tour Wrap Grips

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, October 30th, 2015
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After a few months of gaming the Golf Pride Tour Wrap grips on my newest irons, the Bridgestone J15DF Driving Forged Irons, I’m ready to post my findings.
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I didn’t want to use these grips at all. I’ve been suffering from pretty bad golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow since last year. These grips are advertised as shock absorbing, but I didn’t believe it based on how hard they felt. But rather than ripping them off my irons without even trying them, I thought I’d give them a chance and I’m glad I did.

Tour Wrap Features

The grip is made to look like an old school leather wrapped grip, but it is really a one piece rubber grip. The rubber is extremely tacky, even after months of play and dozens of rounds. Unlike an old school leather grip, the rubber material in the Tour Wrap lasts a long time and is extremely durable.

Colors

The Tour Wrap is available in black (pictured), red, blue, and white.

Sizes

A couple of the colors also have different sizing available. The white model is available in regular and midsize. The black is available in regular, midsize, jumbo, and undersize.

On The Course

Though these feel hard to me when just gripping them, somehow the grip does a great job of isolating and reducing vibration. That really has helped me stay in the game without experiencing a lot of pain with the elbows. In fact, since I switched the irons and put on these grips, my pain has nearly gone away completely.

The tackiness of the grip ensures ultimate control and feel for me. No slipping and no death grip needed to keep the club under control.

The only time I have a grip issue is in the rain. If the grip gets wet it can turn quite slippery.

Even after months, I barely see any wear and the grips are still as tacky as the day I first tried them.

Conclusion

Tacky, durable, great feel. What more could one want in a golf grip?


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