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Drool Alert: Bridgestone Golf Reveals 2015 Iron Line

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf Gear

Bridgestone Golf is known mostly as a golf ball company, but they make some killer clubs.  I know, because I’ve gamed many from the J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons to the J40 445 Driver.

Bridgestone has updated their 2015 lineup and just announced their newest irons.  There are four models:

  • J15MB Muscle Backs
  • J15CB Cavity Backs
  • J15DF Driving Forged Irons
  • J15DPF Dual Pocket Forged Irons

For details and the full press release on these new irons check out the Bridgestone J15 Irons press release on the HOG sister-site,, a golf newswire.  Enjoy the photos below.








New Bridgestone J715 Driver Announced

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, January 5th, 2015
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf Gear

I really loved the J40 445 driver from Bridgestone Golf a couple of years ago.  It is still in my driver rotation.  Now they have a new model out, the J715.  I’m not sure what the numbers mean, except the 15 is for 2015.

Follow the embedded tweet below for the press release.

2014 Product of the Year – Best Golf Club – Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta Fairway Metalwood

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, December 29th, 2014
Categories: GolfGolf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf For WomenGolf GearMiscellaneousProduct of the YearSite News

HOG_POY_2014_Best_Golf_ClubIn May of 2014 I put the Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta Fairway Metalwood (yeah long name) in my bag and it has been my gamer ever since.  This is the sweetest 3-metalwood I’ve ever hit and is absolutely the best golf club reviewed here at Hooked On Golf Blog in the calendar year of 2014.

Thanks much in part to the XCG7 Beta Fairway Metalwood I recorded more eagles this season than I have in any other.  I’m reaching par-5’s in two much more often, some shots ending up inside of 2-3 feet!  There’s nothing better than watching your opponent’s shoulders shrink when you drain a 2-foot eagle putt when he just pressed the bet!

When driver is too much or I need to be SURE to hit the fairway at a critical time in the round or the match, the XCG7 is the go-to club and performs perfectly.

The XCG7 is long, sounds sweet, and has a fantastic feel with great feedback.  The super-sweet ping sound tells me I just nutted another one.

Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta Fairway

Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta Fairway

Not only is the feel and sound of this metalwood fantastic, so is the look.  I really like the matte black finish on this club.  No obnoxious and busy paint job on this club.  The club, not the paint job, does the work.

For the full story on this killer fairway metalwood, check out the Hooked On Golf Blog XCG7 Beta Fairway review.

Congratulations to Tour Edge on winning this year’s Best Golf Club award!  Well deserved.


Drool Alert: First Look at the Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearSite News

Drool alert! I try to be as unbiased and objective as I can with my product reviews in the hopes that my readers can trust my opinions. That said, I’m as excited to review these beautiful Mizuno irons as I’ve been for just about any product review I’ve done. Just look at them…

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons (no lame photo filters needed) – click to see more

Two Saturdays ago I had a Mizuno fitting which produced the data for what is hopefully the holy grail of clubs for me. Now my Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons are here, custom fit for my amazing dual chicken wing granny over the top swing. I begin testing at noon today, rain or shine..sun or snow. Nothing is going to stop me from hitting these as soon as possible.

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Set (4-iron to gap wedge) - click for more images

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Set (4-iron to gap wedge) – click for more images

One round will certainly not be enough to evaluate and write a review since I don’t do flyby reviews or “hit it once on the range” reviews like other golf sites. Stay tuned for my review in what I hope is a short while. I plan to get in as many rounds as the snow will allow and when it does snow, I’ll be heading south to St. George, Mesquite, and/or Vegas to complete the testing.  Yeah, tough gig.

For now you can enjoy more Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons pictures.

The First Real Foot Wedge I’ve Seen

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, November 21st, 2014
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf Gear

I always thought the “foot wedge” was a fictitious club. You know, when a player kicks his golf ball away from the base of the tree when nobody is looking?  That’s what I thought it was.  But a friend on my Google Plus posted this photo, proving that the foot wedge is actually a real club.

Foot Wedge

Foot Wedge

Unfortunately the person who posted this photo can’t tell me where it came from. I’d really like to find this company and get the foot wedge in my hands for some real product testing. If any of you HOG patrons know who makes this club, let me know.

As bad as my short game is, I’d try anything. This may be the magic club.

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