Golf Gear


Nike releases athlete apparel scripting for U.S. Open – Players not wearing shoes, socks or undies

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
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Anthony Kim U.S. Open Apparel

Anthony Kim's apparel lineup for the U.S. Open - click to see other players scripts

I’m curious to know how many people are interested in this sort of thing.  Nike PR has sent out apparel scripts for their players in the field at this week’s U.S. Open.  Now you can see what Stewart Cink, Anthony Kim and other Nike players will be wearing in advance.  I know I was losing a lot of sleep until I found out what color pants Lucas Glover is going to wear on Sunday’s final round, presuming he makes the cut of course.

The images though, don’t include what type of underwear (boxers, briefs, boxerbriefs or thongs) or what type of socks or shoes they’re wearing.  Looks like there will be a lot of players with chafed cabooses and blisters on their feet!


ZENGYRO Energy Bands

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf GearReviews
ZENGYRO

ZENGYRO Energy Band - click for more

I’ve been evaluating some golf energy bands for the last few dozen rounds of golf, one of which is a ZENGYRO.  This band is a hologram based energy band which is supposed to counteract the many electrical fields, like from cell phones, which upset the human body’s natural electrical balance.  At least they didn’t promise that it would add 20 yards of driving distance and 43% more accuracy.

The Technology

As mentioned, the ZENGYRO is designed to counteract electromagnetic fields which have a negative effect on the body.  The bracelet, with its three holograms stores positive frequencies and “reminds” the body of the proper frequencies.

The ZENGYRO’s three holograms are all 120 degrees apart, preventing cancellation which they say occurs in bands with two holograms.  Being 120 degrees apart there is no cancellation or “destructive interference” which would occur with bands where the holograms are 180 degrees apart.

I’m No Physicist But…

The above statements may or may not be true. If they are, they forgot to mention that there may be some additive and subtractive synthesis going on. They’re only talking about whether complete cancellation does or does not occur.  In physics two waves which are not completely out of phase may interact with each other in a positive or negative fashion.  Imagine a wave in the ocean moving along, and you jump into the wave.  The wave created from you jumping into the water adds to the other wave, creating a larger wave.

On The Course

I’m a skeptic.  I’m not really sure I believe that the hologram is storing good frequencies and telling my body to ignore the bad ones.  I’m not sure about the technology but I do have some coincidences to mention which might convert me.

Since putting the ZENGYRO on my left wrist, my golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are gone. Major bonus.  Is it the hologram doing that?  Maybe.  Perhaps it is just having something on my wrist?  Not sure, but I’m not going to take the chance of playing without the ZENGYRO for a while.

Saving The Human Race – Saving The Planet

I started wearing the ZENGYRO back before the predicted and widely publicized end of the earth.  I can safely say that since putting this energy bracelet on my wrist, the earth hasn’t been destroyed and the human race hasn’t come to an end.  Since I’ve been wearing this thing, no alien species has invaded our planet and eradicated the human race.  Based on that info alone, it seems that it would be a really good idea to keep wearing the ZENGYRO.

Pricing

The ZENGYRO is available at Amazon.com and prices range from $19.99-$34.99.


GolfBuddy World Platinum GPS Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 10th, 2011
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GolfBuddy Platinum GPS - Click for more images

GolfBuddy Platinum GPS – Click for more images

I’m going to continue with the GPS theme this week and post my review of the GolfBuddy World Platinum GPS.  The Platinum is full featured GPS with numerous cool features.

Golf Buddy Platinum Features

Yardages yardages yardages!  The unit shows a display of the golf hole you are on, and can give yardages to front, middle back of green as well as yardages to any place on the hole.  You can simply use the touch screen to highlight a target and yardages are calculated.

This unit has a touch screen interface.  I’m so used to using an iPhone and an iPad though, that I find myself pinching and dragging my fingers like it is one of those units.  It doesn’t quite work the same, but the interface works well.

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Bushnell neo+ golf GPS review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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Bushnell neo+ golf GPS

Bushnell neo+ GPS – click for more images

My primary yardage device happens to be a Bushnell Tour V2 laser.  I’ve leaned on the laser side of yardage tracking because I like to point the cross hairs at stuff and see how far away it is, like the snack shack or the range ball picker.

But lately I’ve been really enjoying the simplicity and portability of my new Bushnell neo+ mini golf GPS.  This unit is small enough to fit in a pocket or mount onto a belt (via included belt mount) without getting in the way of comfort or the golf swing.

neo+ Features

NO FEES.  That is a biggie.  Many golf GPS devices require a setup fee, or a yearly fee or a fee fee.  I’ve taken other GPS devices to the course and excitedly powered them up on the 1st tee, only to find that I need to “subscribe” and/or pay some fee.  Quite a turn off, and that is what I ended up doing with those units, turning them off.

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Father’s Day Golf Gift Ideas

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Okay okay I’ll post this! I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking my “expert” opinion on Father’s Day golf gifts.  I’ve put together a small list of fun stuff you can get dad.  But if you are one of my offspring, don’t get them for me.  I already have them!

Bridgestone Golf Balls & Beer – About $10

Bridgestone Golf has a great Father’s Day combination box which includes Michelob Ultra beer and some Bridgestone Golf e6 golf balls.  In the link from the previous sentence, you can watch the video interview I conducted with my buddy Brandon from Bridgestone Golf, who explains what I affectionately call the “Free Beer” package.

Tattoo Golf Switchblade Divot Tool – $25

I can’t mention golf Father’s Day gifts without including one of my favorite companies, Tattoo Golf.  I really love using my Tattoo Golf switchblade divot tool.  The product is solid and works great, but of course the best part about it is the skull and golf club cross bones on the unit.

Kikkor Golf Tenny Clayburn Golf Tennies – $115

A very unique golf Father’s Day gift would be a pair of Kikkor Golf’s shoes.  My review of the Kikkor Golf Tenny Clayburns covers these cool treads. Kikkors are very comfortable, perform surprisingly well, and bridge the gap between Vans and golf shoes.

Book – 101 Winning Golf Tips – $12.95

If you want to help out dad with his golf game, gear may not be the answer.  Perhaps dad needs some tips on how to play the game.  Golfweek’s 101 Winning Golf Tips covers almost every type of golf shot a player may encounter on the course, and how to execute it.

Hexcaliber Golf Ball Compression Measurement Device – For the dad who you thought had every golf gadget there was – $150

Think your dad has every golf gadget ever made?  I’d be willing to bet he doesn’t have a Hexcaliber.  The Hexcaliber checks the roundness, size and compression of golf balls.  Now dad can see if the balls he fishes out of the lake on hole #7 are good or waterlogged.

Nike Machspeed Black Driver – $300

Money is no object for dad this year?  Then I’d look into picking pops up a new driver.  My Nike Machspeed Black Driver Review might influence your decision a bit.  With extremely light components, dad can swing this club faster and gain more yards.  With the completely adjustable club head, the club can be perfectly setup to match dad’s swing.

Frogger BrushPro – $19.95

I’m fairly sure I’ve included the Frogger Golf BrushPro in every Father’s Day gift guide I’ve posted.  The BrushPro is perhaps THE most used golf accessory I have.  I love this thing and it keeps my iron grooves nice and clean. I use the BrushPro before every iron shot.  It is part of my pre-shot routine!

Gentleman’s Vice – $26

I covered the Gentleman’s Vice last year before Father’s Day and this unit is still a very original pick for a gift for dad.  The Gentleman’s Vice is a combination cigar cutter and green repair tool with built in ball marker.  The unit is very solid and comes with a nice carrying case.

Bushnell neo+ Pocket Golf GPS – $145

I haven’t reviewed this unit yet, but I really like the Bushnell neo+ mini golf GPS.  No it isn’t a GPS for mini-golf, it is a miniature sized GPS for golf which fits easily in dad’s pocket or on his belt.

Loudmouth Golf Shorts

Summer is here and you want to stay cool and look cool.  I definitely look cool in my Loudmouth Golf Hot Dog (on a stick or with a stick) golf shorts.  They’re very comfortable and help keep me cool on the course, in more ways than one.


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