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CEP Compression Socks

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, January 4th, 2016
Categories: GolfGolf ApparelGolf For WomenGolf Gear
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CEP_Compression_Socks_2Here’s my first review for calendar year 2016, the CEP Compression Sock line.

CEP Compression is a sports brand of medi GmbH & Co. KG headquartered in Bayreuth, Germany. CEP’s products include various apparel items for a wide variety of sports like running, biking, soccer, triathlon, basketball, and of course golf.

Why Compression Socks?

If you’ve never tried compression socks you are missing out on some great performance enhancement as well as a great feel. The compression of these socks helps reduce muscle and bone fatigue, increases performance recovery, helps blood circulation and helps speed up lactate metabolism. Golfers need every edge they can get so why not take advantage of these properties?

Feel

I sport compression socks like the CEP socks quite often, even when I’m not on the course or doing anything athletic. The comfort and feel of compression socks is very hard to describe. I can feel a big difference during wear, and especially at the end of the day.

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Models

I’ve been using two different sock models, the Dynamic+ no-show, and the Dynamic+ short socks. The no-show are basically ankle socks and the no-show (first photo above) are about halfway up the calf. The no-shows run around $18 and the short version runs around $22.  There are numerous other models depending on the sport/application, and for men or women.

Conclusion

I can’t claim that these socks have shaved any strokes off of my golf game, yet.  It’s winter and I haven’t played in a couple of months now.  From past experience using other compression socks I can say I’m looking forward to the refreshed feel and lack of fatigue when I finally do get back on the course.

CEP’s are well made and very comfortable.


First Golf Blog of 2016 – Happy New Year

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
Categories: GolfMiscellaneous

I got so sick of golf and golf blogging last year that I decided to shut it down until the next year.  It’s been a nice five day break since that last post of 2015.

Happy New Year.

I didn’t get to a lot of my regular end of the year posts in 2015. I didn’t do the 2016 HOG Turkey of the Year.  Didn’t do the products of the year.  A few factors have been involved in my slacking a bit.  One is that I’ve been struggling with my game, on the course and off.  That has hurt my motivation.  The other is the horrid back injury I got on the day before Thanksgiving.  It made doing anything tough.  For nearly four weeks I was in terrible pain.

I may or may not get to the Turkey of the Year.  My guess is it would/will be Robert Allenby for his escapades in strip clubs and being kidnapped or perhaps not kidnapped.  Then again, the camera man who knocked out Tiger Woods’s tooth is probably right up there.

Best products for 2015 are probably Bobby Jones or Dunning on the apparel side.  Bridgestone or Mizuno for their irons.  Perhaps Bushnell or Golf Buddy for their golf GPS’s and golf lasers.

Now is the time of year for me to evaluate 2015 and look forward to what I want to do in ’16, on and off the course and on this 11+ year old golf blog.  What did I do well?  What needs to be improved?  What should I bail on?  What new stuff should I try?


Golf Stock Photo Fail – Just Plain Absurd

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, December 20th, 2015
Categories: Golf

This is the continuance of my brilliant series on boneheaded stock golf photos, Golf Stock Photo Fail.  This is part five in an ongoing series highlighting the idiotic golf photos commercially available out there on the interwebs.  How someone would pay actual money to use one of these is almost more mind boggling than the photos themselves.

Today’s title is “Just Plain Absurd.”  You’ll see why.

Jeff Spicoli putts a pink ball (Jordan Spieth style, not looking at the ball) on snow? “My father is a television repair man. He has an ultimate set of tools.”

“Hey lady. The hole is over here!”

“Tend the flag stick for me please. I can’t see the hole from 3.5 feet.” Also known as, a great woman’s ass is great advertising for men (heterosexual men of course)

Gigantic woman the size of the entire green lines up putt facing away from the green in the rough, with no shirt on. Makes sense.

I honestly can’t even come up with anything for this one. I have no words.

I pooped my skort!

I’ve long suspected that arab golfers tee up 3-woods on the putting green

Half-inch putts are best tapped in late in the day, with un-branded wedges which are rotated 90 degrees from the target line


Golf Stock Photo Fail – Golf Equipment

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Categories: BoneheadsGolf

This is the “equipment” segment of my ground breaking golf journalistic series, “Golf Stock Photo Fail.”

NO, you idiot!

Yes of course I tap in putts with a left-handed 3-wood from 1995. Doesn't everyone?

Yes of course I tap in putts with a left-handed 3-wood from 1995. Doesn’t everyone?

“Bob what a great driver! What kind is it?”
“I don’t know Fred. It came with all the branding photoshopped out!”

Right. A right-handed blade teed up very high, with a left-handed glove. Awesome.

I see nothing odd about this photo at all. Don’t most golfers wear hiking boots and rain pants while teeing up an old yellow range ball 4-inches above the ground with a 9-iron in hand?

PULL THE PIN!!! Penalty for leaving pin in if ball hits it! By the way, great ballet shoes!

Worst greens in town! They’re so bad the dude has to hit a 3-wood (from 1995), from two inches!

“The greens were so bad I had to chip with a pitching wedge from two inches!”

I always practice my chipping using only my 3-wood, while wearing a suit, in a Windows XP screensaver background.


Golf Stock Photo Fail – The Golf Bag – How Not to Wear it and What Not to Put in It

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Categories: BoneheadsGolf

This post is a continuation of the hard hitting golf journalistic series “Golf Stock Photo Fail.” Subtitle: “The Golf Bag.” Be sure to check out part one, Golf Stock Photo Fail – Golf Technique, part two: Golf Stock Photo Fail – The Joy of Leaving Putts Short, and part three Golf Stock Photo Fail – Hump Your Golf Partner.

Apparently the golf bag is a very foreign thing for photographers, advertisers, and people who don’t golf. It can be very complicated, you know, slinging a bag over one’s shoulder. The complexity of the golf bag worsens when one tries to put clubs in it. How many? Two, none, seven? Which ones?

How two morons carry golf bags. As a bonus, neither bag has no more than 4-5 clubs.

Too dumb to figure out the shoulder strap… Awesome. At least he only has 5 clubs! Seriously. Between the two golfers posing for the image and the photographer(s) nobody could figure this out?

“I don’t need to stinking 14 clubs! Wait this bag has a shoulder strap? I thought golf bags were to be carried under the armpit.” –The more I look at this, the more it looks like the bag and the dude were photoshopped together.

Why is this lady carrying an empty golf bag? And why has the photographer rotated the horizon of this shot 36.2 degrees counter-clockwise? And what about the poor, frightened children who obviously have to pee?

“I’m a badass mother f**ker. I only need 7 clubs but I do need a golf cart to carry my bag with 7 clubs. And just because, I put the bag on the passenger’s side of the cart. Don’t mess with me.”

“I can’t believe this bitch is making me carry a tour bag with only 5 clubs.”


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