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Bogey Is Life Golf T-Shirts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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A new fad in golf is t-shirts, for the millennial crowd I suppose. Maybe it’s the Top Golf thing. A new brand in the T space is “Bogey Is Life.” Bogey Is Life makes a few comfy casual apparel pieces like this one below, as well ask long sleeves, tank tops and hats.

Bogey Is Life

Bogey Is Life

I’ve been enjoying this T around HOG World Headquarters and the fabric is super soft and comfortable. It’s a “tri-blend” of 50% polyester, 25% cotton and 25% rayon.

The name is inspired by the creator of the brand, an average golfer.  Average golfers shoot bogey golf and probably worse if they played by the rules!

At only $24.99 direct from the Bogey Is Life website, this is a great golf related Father’s Day gift idea that dad can wear on or off the course.  For us golfers who shoot better than bogey golf though I wonder when the “Birdie Is Life” version comes out?


First Look: TecTecTec VPRO500S Laser Rangefinder

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Yesterday in the rain I started testing the TecTecTec VPRO500S golf laser rangefinder.  The VPRO500S has features found in units costing $500, but can be found on Amazon for $179.

Some of those features include:

  • Pinsensor (LOL, not pinseeker) technology locks onto the pin
  • Slope
  • Yards or Meters
  • Measures up to 540 yards (good for you long hitters)
  • Very nice zippered case with elastic quick release
  • Compact size

I’m simultaneously testing two lasers right now.  It’s quite geeky on the course but all in a day’s work of golf blogging!

This could be a nice Fathers Day golf gift for golfers or even hunters.

Stay tuned for my full review soon.


First Look: Cobra Golf King F7+ Driver

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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I have a dilemma. I’m playing in my first tournament of 2017 in three hours and I have a shakeup brewing in the gamer bag.   I hit my current gamer driver very, very well.  I have fantastic accuracy and great distance with my “Snakes on a Plane” driver, also known as an Air Force One (I get my cheesy b-rated movies mixed up).  I have a new snake themed driver which is looking to dethrone the Snakes on a Plane, the new Cobra Golf King F7+.  Look at this beauty.

The smart thing to do would be to simply warm up and get ready as normal, and play the driver I’m used to hitting. That’s what I will do.  It will be painful knowing I have this one to try out.  With all of the adjustment capabilities of the King F7+ I’m going to probably need a lengthy range session or session on a launch monitor (I prefer real balls, real range) to see which loft and weighting configuration works best for my granny over the top dual chicken wing epileptic seizure unfolding lawn chair swing.

Maybe after the tournament I’ll start testing out the King F7+.  And I will likely regret not putting it in play, but it wouldn’t be fair to my playing partner to test out a never-before gamed club in a tournament.  The good news is I’ll be back to play tomorrow and hopefully before the round I will find the right setting for the King F7+ so I can start gaming it.

Key Features

The F7+ has some cool features and what does the “+” mean?

  • Fully adjustable center of gravity positions via movable weights
  • Adjustable lofts from 8 to 11 degrees with varying draw/neutral positions
  • (The +) Arccos tracking in the grip syncs with smartphone to show driving distance an accuracy
  • More features and construction in my full review

Okay I need to get rolling.  I have a tournament to compete in!  Stay tuned here and on my social networks for reports on the tourney and the King F7+.  Watch for my review coming soon, but not a 3-range-ball review like other review sites…  🙂


Sci-Core Indoor-Outdoor Practice Golf Balls

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, May 7th, 2017
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My short game needs more work than a 1975 AMC Pacer.  It’s nice to have a six-sleeve of Sci-Core indoor/outdoor practice golf balls handy to practice my chipping and pitching in the hallway.


I can even hit flops from the bottom of the stairs to the landing, then up the other half of the stairway to the 2nd floor of HOG World Headquarters.  If I mis-hit a shot, which is highly likely, I won’t break anything except my fragile confidence.  Sci-Core practice balls are soft.

Some pitching wedge work in the hallway

Sci-Core practice balls differentiate themselves from regular practice balls in a few ways. They’re soft, but will not crush or change shape. Many practice balls will cave in with hard swings, never to be the same shape again. The covers are durable and don’t scuff. The roll and flight is more accurate than any other practice ball I’ve used.

Final Thoughts

Practice makes permanent. Work on your short game inside or outside, in tight spaces without the worry of causing any damage on errant shots.


New USGA and R&A Video Rules Missed the Elephant in the Room

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Pop quiz: What’s the only document more complicated than the USA’s IRS tax code?  You guessed it, the Rules of Golf!

I’ve just read through, ok glossed through the new and immediate rules decisions by the USGA and R&A regarding video evidence, disputes, and decisions.  Golf has had such a bad reputation because of things like the recent Lexi incident the governing bodies obviously felt it immediately necessary to do something.  In regular fashion, they added more language to the rules which doesn’t address the main problem.

If the committee concludes that such facts could not reasonably have been seen with the naked eye and the player was not otherwise aware of the potential breach, the player will be deemed not to have breached the Rules.

The above line is the key to the new changes, and I completely agree with the sentiment.  If it isn’t humanly possible to conclude there’s a breach in the rules, then there are no rules broken.  That’s the good part, but not the elephant in the room.

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What’s completely missing from the new rules is the way that rules infractions are discovered, reported, and the timing in which these notifications happen.  I’m talking mainly about the viewer call-ins, emails, or social networking of rules infractions.  In the case of Lexi Thompson, she was notified and penalized an entire day later, and during her final round.  In my opinion, any possible infractions and related penalties should have an expiration date.  Perhaps once the next day’s tournament tees off, all possible issues from the previous round become invalid.  If there isn’t an upcoming round, perhaps one hour after each player finishes the tournament is the point at which any questions about rules violations become moot.

That time limit can apply to any source of the possible infraction, whether another player, a spectator, a rules official, or some fat dude sitting on his couch eating Cool Ranch Doritos who has nothing better to do than shuttle his DVR back and forth 12,000 times to see if Segio’s ball moved on the 13th at Augusta in the final round of the Masters.  That has to be the worst run-on sentence I’ve ever typed, but it sure rolls off the tongue nicely.

In my opinion (yes I realize nobody is asking for it) there should be NO call-ins.  No emails.  No tweets of rules infractions.  There’s no other sport on the planet who allows such a thing and it’s one more way the golf industry makes itself look more dumb in the eyes of the general public.


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