Golf Gear


Gear head alert! First in hands look at the new Bridgestone Golf J40 445 driver

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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Ohhhhh.  Gear head alert.  I’ve got my hands on a Bridgestone J40 445 driver, which will be in play at 9:16am tomorrow.  A report will follow naturally.  This driver has a deep face and looks nice standing over it.

Bridgestone Golf J40 445 Driver

Looks great. Hope hit plays great at 9:16 am tomorrow. Bridgestone J40 45 Driver. Click for more images.

Stay tuned for my first impressions tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.


Club Stick

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf GearReviews
Club Stick

The Club Stick in action - click to see more photos

Next time you play in one of those three club tournaments here’s your bag, the Club Stick. The Club Stick is a plastic stick which holds three clubs and can either stand up via a fork which goes into the turf, or a clip which hangs on the side of a golf bag.

Benefits

The main benefit to the Club Stick I can see is keeping clubs dry which you bring to the green area or away from your bag.  Nice to keep the clubs and grips off the wet grass.

Lately my greens in regulation is so bad (50%), that I’m always bringing 2-3 clubs to greens.  I put those three in the Club Stick and all I have to do is grab it and head to the green.  No digging in the golf bag for my putter, lob wedge and 8-iron (the three clubs I’ll need to get up and down).

Critiques

The Club Stick web site claims that the product will improve the golfing experience because it lets you “focus less on managing your gear.”  That seems a bit of a contradiction, since the unit would be an additional piece of gear to manage, but I get it.

Conclusion

One of the better accessory offerings for keeping club grips dry.  Convenient for the range or those who like gadgets on the course.  Don’t think serious players would use it, but the casual 18 handicapper might.

Related Links

Club Stick web site

HOG Club Stick photos


New drivers and fairway woods from Bridgestone

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, August 26th, 2011
Categories: Golf EquipmentGolf Gear
Bridgestone J40 Driver

Bridgestone J40 445 driver - Click for more images

As I mentioned in the previous post, Bridgestone is announcing some new gear.   Along with the new Bridgestone Golf J40 irons announced yesterday, Bridgestone has two new J40 driver models and a new line of J40 fairway woods.

J40 Drivers

The new J40 drivers will come in two models, a 430cc model and 445cc model (pictured right).

J40 Fairways

Interesting lineup for the new J40 fairways with three models, a “3+” wood (below), 4-wood and 5-wood.  Normal 3-woods are 15 degrees, but the 3+ is 14 degrees for that little bit of extra distance.  The 4-wood is 16 degrees and the 5-wood is 18 degrees.

Bridgestone golf J40 fairway wood

J40 3+ Fairway - Click for larger image

More images of the new (and old) Bridgestone gear is in the HOG Bridgestone Golf image gallery.


Bridgestone Golf unveils two new sets of irons

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, August 26th, 2011
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Bridgestone Golf is in the midst of releasing a bunch of new clubs across the board. There are two new sets of irons coming out, the new J40 Forged Dual Pocket Cavity (2nd image below) and the new J40 Forged Cavity Back (1st image below).  For the full press release from Bridgestone, click here to go to the new HOGWIRE.BIZ golf news wire site!

Bridgestone Golf J40 Irons

Bridgestone Golf J40 Forged Cavity Back Irons - Click for larger image

I’m hoping to get my hands on these babies when they’re available for review. Stay tuned.

Bridgestone Golf J40 Irons

New Bridgestone Forged Dual Pocket Cavity Irons - Click for larger image

For more images of new gear, check out the HOG Bridgestone Golf image gallery.


Cypress Classics Golf Keepsake Box

Written by: Tony Korologos a.k.a. mediaguru | Friday, August 26th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf GearReviews
Cypress Classics Golf Box

Cypress Classics Image Box - Click for larger image

I received a sample Large Box from Cypress Classics a few days ago. Seldom have I gotten this stoked and had such a great first impression of a product like I did with this one.

About Cypress Classics

Cypress Classics makes some very nice tee prizes, award plaques, keepsake boxes, awards, logo ball displays, throws and picture frames. The products are very classy looking and well made.  I particularly like the wood finish and the lamination.

Large Box

My Large Box is really neat.  It has a picture of Lake Nona on the top.  The image is atop a ceramic tile inlay in the lid as well.  Very nice.  Cypress can put any image you desire on the top of the box.

The fine wood of the box is a red colored maple hardwood and the lid’s hinges are made of brass.  Very elegant.

The inside of the box is lined with a forest green fabric which is great for putting fine items inside.  The large perfectly fits four sleeves of golf balls.

Cypress Classics Box

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Conclusion

Hard to write a 2000 word review on a golf keepsake box.  This review will top out at about 250, but I could sum it up in five words.  Cypress Classics products are cool.

I have my keepsake box on my dresser and put small valuables, pocket cameras, football tickets and my wallet in there.  Love it.

Related Links

Cypress Classics Web Site

HOG Cypress Classics Image Gallery


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