Ecosox Rocks - Click to see more
For my last few rounds of golf, and the last few rounds at the gym I’ve been sporting some new Ecosox. Ecosox are not regular socks. They’re not made from cotton or wool or some sort of synthetic fabric. Ecosox are made from bamboo.
Bamboo is just about the most “green” and replenish-able source material there is. Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants and produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent set of trees.
One of the biggest benefits to the person wearing the socks is the high moisture wicking. These socks soak up about 60% more moisture than cotton socks do. My lower legs and feet are where I sweat from the most, so this is a really big deal. To go with the high level of absorption, these socks do a far better job than cotton at controlling odor. No stinky feet!
I’m NOT one of the crazy ones who gets up at midnight and shops on black Friday. I usually wait until December 24th to do my golf Christmas shopping. But for those of you HOG readers who are shopping for golfers on your Christmas list, here are a few suggestions I have for you, featuring friends of HOG. These are my personal suggestions and I have not been asked, or paid to post these.
50% OFF orders from Sumi-G
As you may know, Sumi-G is one of my favorite companies. They make the BEST head covers in the world, fantastic belts, and a variety of golf bags unmatched anywhere. Plus they have many other accessories. Sumi-G is offering a 50% off discount in the Sumi-G online store with the coupon code: Holiday11.
20% off orders from Tattoo Golf
Tattoo Golf is one of the all time best HOG supporters and buddies. I have everything imaginable from Tattoo golf from killer golf skull shirts to awesome golf skull bags, to putter covers and more. Get 20% off from the Tattoo Golf online shop with the code: blkfri.
10% additional discount at Frogger Golf
My buddies at Frogger Golf make the best golf brush in the universe, and the killer dual layer Amphibian Towels. Get an additional 10% off from the Frogger Golf online shop with the code: FROGGERFANS.
There you have some fun discounts for golf shopping. I’m off to watch my Utah Utes play the final football home game of the season today. Adios.
The snow has melted and the temps are supposed to be above 50, which is pretty good around here right now. It was possible that we wouldn’t see green grass until March or April. Thankful for global warming I suppose.
Wilson FG Tour X Golf Ball - click for more images
I’m happy to report that I’ll be testing the new Wilson FG Tour X golf balls TOMORROW. The FG Tour X’s are three layer balls with a cast urethane cover. This is the longer/harder distance version of the Wilson FG Tour, which is more of a spin ball.
Stay tuned for my first impressions in about 24 hours.
Nike Xtreme Sport IV Golf Bag - click to zoom
Gear Head Alert
Nike has just announced a new lineup of carry bags called the Extreme Sport IV.
I just uploaded a set of pictures of the new Xtreme Sport golf bags in the HOG Nike Image Gallery.
The full press release from Nike can be found over at the Hooked On Golf Blog golf newswire, HOGWIRE.BIZ. (more…)
Greetings from 35,931 feet and on a flight path far north of the original intended path from NYC to home, Salt Lake City, UT. Seriously choppy ride due to a big storm area we passed over and/or through. I’d hoped to get writing my final Golf Ball Week 2011 post an hour ago but it was so bumpy the passengers weren’t allowed out of their seats. Now that we’ve passed the chop, I’m ready to chop into my final, delayed Golf Ball Week post. I’m sure many HOG readers have been losing sleep for the four days since I interrupted this series to take part in a long weekend in the Big Apple with friends and family, but it is time to return to the regularly scheduled Golf Blogram.
Best “Tour” Golf Ball of 2011
I’ve played every great ball imaginable this past season and it was hard to pick the winner between the two finalists for best tour golf ball, the TaylorMade Penta and the Srixon Z-Star. It was a dead heat for me on performance and distance and I had to go to a “sudden victory” playoff (thanks to Dana White and the UFC for that one) to break the tie.
Srixon Z-Star Golf Ball - click for more
Based on the fact that I found the Z-Star to be considerably more durable than the Penta, the Z-Star was my pick for #1 Tour level ball this year. I have a Z-Star yellow floating around my bag that I played somewhere around 10 rounds with, and counting. Despite all that play with square grooved wedges and a couple of cart paths, the ball is still totally playable and shows very little wear.
I’ve reviewed both color options of this golf ball. You can click the hyperlinks for my Srixon Z-Star white review and my Srixon Z-Star yellow review.
Golf Ball Week 2011 Concludes
It has been a fun week or so covering EIGHT different golf balls, including some which employ crazy technologies like hollow metal cores and radar tracking systems. Sure there are many, many other great golf balls out there which I didn’t cover. If you feel the need, comment in your favorite golf ball below and let me and the HOG readers know why.