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First Look: Snell “Get Sum” Golf Ball

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Along with the MTB golf balls (My Tour Ball) I’ll be testing out, courtesy of Snell Golf, I’ll also be trying out the “Get Sum” model. The Get Sum golf ball by Snell Golf is more of a regular golfer’s ball.
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The Get Sum is a “high-performance, two-piece golf ball geared toward golfers who desire more control and require help getting the ball airborne. A large core keeps the driver spin rates low and creates fast ball speeds for all swing types.”

The Get Sum probably isn’t the best fit for my game, as a low single digit handicap, but you never know. I’ll give it a shot, so to speak. Stay tuned.


First Look: Snell My Tour Golf Ball

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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Yesterday I put some new golf balls into play for testing, the Snell Golf “My Tour Ball” or MTB. Who is Snell? Snell is the name of the company’s founder, Dean Snell. Dean is a former TaylorMade Vice President of R&D for golf balls, and co-inventor of the Titelist ProV1.
Snell MTB My Tour Golf Ball
The MTB is a “tour” caliber ball. This means it has a qualities a professional tour golfer would want, such as high spin, soft cover and so on. The cover is urethane, just like 99% of the other tour balls, like the ProV1.

I have to log many more rounds before I’m ready for my full review, but here’s a short commentary after one full 18 hole round. I loved the feel of the ball and found it to respond well when I put a good swing on it. Unfortunately in yesterday’s round the good swings were not that often. I found the ball to feel great around the greens and with the putter. I especially loved the feel hitting bump and run shots with anything between a 7-9 iron.

Below is a photo of two Snell MTB balls. One is the ball I played 18 holes with and one is brand new, never played. Can you tell which is which?

Snell MTB Golf Ball

One ball is new, one has been played 18 holes. Can you tell which is which?

Based on yesterday’s round and the photo above, these are very durable for “tour” balls. Tour balls aren’t typically durable.


First Look: Miura Series 1957 Small Blade Limited Edition Irons

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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I have a real problem.  Tomorrow I have one of my leagues and I have a set of new Miura irons that is so beautiful I don’t even want to him them for fear of possibly getting one spec of dirt on them.  I just want to sit in my office and gaze at these.  Say hello to the Miura Series 1957 Limited Edition Small Blade Irons.

Miura Series 1957 Small Blade Irons

Miura Series 1957 Small Blade Irons

The Miura 1957 Small Blade Irons are the highest performing irons made by Miura, according to the man himself, Katsuhiro Miura.

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If you don’t know who Miura is, I’m glad to open your eyes to one of the most well respected and sought after irons on this planet.  Many tour pros who are endorsed by the major, big-name brands, actually play these clubs.

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These blades are 15% smaller than Miura’s regular tour blades. Think you could hit them? I’m going to find out if I can, even if I have to cover all of them in swing tape.

Blade-a-licious! Could you hit this?

Blade-a-licious! Could you hit this?

Stay tuned for my full review. Once I’ve had sufficient rounds and time with these I’ll post all of my thoughts. And if Miura wants these returned after my review, look for the review to appear around November of 2023.

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Second First Look – Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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At the end of the 2016 golf season here in northern Utah I received the Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition for a review.  I posted a quick first look article right when it came in.

Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition

Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition – click for more photos

Because of my golfer’s elbow I couldn’t hit it until I changed the grip.  By the time I got the grip changed I had thrown out my back very badly and it took four weeks for me to recover.  By then the courses were closed and winter had come.  So I’ve been staring at this beautiful club all winter and spring.  The snow finally melted and my back is cooperating. It was hard to even consider hitting this beauty.  I thought it might be better to just put it on the wall as a show piece.  But I’ve now put it into play.

Tour Edge CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition

Tour Edge CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition – click for more photos

I’ve got a few rounds in the books with this hybrid and I think it is fantastic.  My full review of the CB Pro U Hybrid will be coming soon.  If it comes close to my Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 3-wood, the 2014 HOG Product of the Year, I’ll be thrilled.


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


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