Golf Lifestyle


Golf Cigar Aficianado: Arturo Fuente Cuban Corona Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 25th, 2015
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In the golf world most players have a “go-to” club.  It’s the one club they are the most confident in, hit the best, or depend on when they need to be sure to hit the fairway.  My cigar equivalent, or go-to cigar brand, would have to be Arturo Fuente. “Fuentes” have been as solid and dependable as the best club in my bag.

Arturo Fuente Cuban Corona Cigar

Arturo Fuente Cuban Corona Cigar

Today’s review is of the great tasting and satisfying Arturo Fuente Cuban Corona courtesy of Famous Smoke Shop.  The corona in the name is the shape.  In laymen’s terms it is a medium sized cigar.  The core of the cigar is Dominican in origin.

Specs

Strength: Medium
Shape: Corona
Size: 5 1/4 x 45
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: African
Wrapper Leaf: Cameroon

On The Course

On the course or in the back yard, this is a very tasty and enjoyable cigar. The medium strength is enough for me to get a nice vibe but not so strong that I’m shaking over my birdie putt on the 6th hole. The size is just right too, lasting just the right amount of time.

Conclusion

Not too strong. Not too big. Tasty and enjoyable. The wife and I celebrated our anniversary with this Fuente, and a bottle of bubbly.

If your father or a father you know is a cigar smoker, consider the Fuente Cuban Corona as a very well thought out Father’s Day gift.


Review: Dunning Solid Mesh Contrast Collar Signal Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Dunning Golf makes fantastic apparel items, from underwear to pants, shirts, and outerwear.  The line is some of the best of the best in golf apparel.  I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to review Dunning’s offerings and let my readers know about this wonderful apparel company.

Today’s piece is the Dunning Solid Mesh Contrast Collar Signal Golf Polo.  Yes, it would be better with a longer name, but we can only go with what they give us.

Dunning Solid Mesh Contrast Collar Signal

Dunning Solid Mesh Contrast Collar Signal

Style

This polo is a high high contrast green and gray.  It’s hard to describe the color of green but the best way I can describe it is vibrant or perhaps electric.  Despite how vibrant the green is, it is still very classy and not too over-the-top.  Not sure how they manage that but they do.

When wearing this polo with a pair of gray Dunning shorts, the color scheme is tremendous.  In fact, it made me want to redesign my website with the same color base?  What other golf blogger has an outfit that matches his/her website?!  Seriously.

dunning golf polo

This polo makes me look much better than I normally do…

Comfort/Care

The fabric in this polo is 100% polyester.  I’m a big fan of “polys” and not so much a fan of cotton anymore.  Polys are so much easier to care for, don’t wrinkle, don’t shrink.  They last forever and are very strong and durable.

Despite being a poly, the polo is as comfortable as any golf shirt I’ve worn.

Performance

The flexibility and fit of this great polo lend themselves to a free and unrestricted golf swing.  The mesh fabric helps keep the player cool and wicks moisture away.

Conclusion

Hard to write 2,000 words on a shirt review so I’m not going to try.  One final word comes to mind on this one and it rhymes with Dunning:

STUNNING.

This Dunning polo would make a fantastic golf Father’s Day gift.


Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 5th, 2015
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Today’s round was a perfect situation to put my Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip layer into play.  The temperatures were only in the 60’s with a steady wind about 10-15 miles per hour.  Not warm enough to go without some kind of protection, but not exactly winter golf.  That’s spring golf in Utah, or a round of golf just about anytime at Pebble Beach.

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip Features

This outer layer is made up of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.  No cotton and no problem for me.  I love what is being done with these fabrics over the last few years.  They’re durable, machine washable, wrinkle resistant, and very sharp looking.  The fabric insulates the body well, but also helps it breath.

The sleeves are slimming, meaning they’ll stay out of the way in the golf swing.  There’s nothing worse than bad swings caused by irritating apparel issues.

Today I used the included drawstring around the bottom.  Once I tightened it a bit those cold drafts no longer crept up from below.

Sizes/Colors

This piece comes in small, medium, large, extra-large, and double extra-large.  I sport a large and the fit is great.

Mine (pictured) is the black/silver stripe version. The other color combinations are Dusk/Hastings (light bluish with yellow stripe), Halo/Dusk (dark blue with light blue stripe), Sequence/Light Grey (lighter blue with grey stripe).

On The Course

I need an outer layer to take the edge off of the wind and slight chill, but not too heavy.  My black Stretch Thermal is perfect in that situation, and soaks up some of the sun’s heat to help keep my back warm.  The garment doesn’t bind or pull during the swing, allowing me to swing freely and crack some massive drives.  It also does not impede my putting.  I bend over quite a bit and some poorer fitted outer layers can snag the putter grip.  That’s a quick way to miss putts.

True to Dunning’s reputation the comfort level is as good as it gets.  Style wise?  When I wear Dunning I know I’m at the top of the golf apparel food chain.

Conclusion

I’ve dealt with dozens of apparel companies and reviewed countless products over the last 10+ years.  Every Dunning product I’ve tested, the $105 Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip included, features the highest of quality, style, comfort, and performance.


Today’s Golf Shorts Script: Dunning Stretch Performance Bottoms

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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I’m almost more excited for today’s golf short apparel script than I am for the day’s golf round. Today I’ll be putting these Dunning Golf Stretch Performance Bottoms.

Dunning Stretch Performance Bottoms (Golf Shorts)

Dunning Stretch Performance Bottoms (Golf Shorts)

I’ll be testing these for a few rounds on the course and around town, then posting my final review. I’m confident I will not be disappointed. Dunning Golf makes some of the best golf apparel I’ve ever experienced.

Below are links to a few of my previous Dunning Golf apparel reviews.  Check them out:

Dunning Stretch Pique Multi Stripe Polo

Dunning 1/4 Zip Outer Layer

Jersey Button Down Polo

Player’s Edition Sweater


Golf Cigar Aficionado: Perdomo 20th SG Epicure

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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IMG_0730This is getting tough. Once I started posting some cigar reviews, cigar submissions and requests for reviews have increased. I’m up to the task. Look for HookedOnCigarBlog.com coming soon perhaps!

Today’s golf cigar review is the Perdomo 20th SG Epicure, courtesy of the Famous Smoke Shop. I’ve enjoyed the Perdomo 20th SG Epicure on the course and during “cigar holes” I’m actually even par! I’ll do anything to play good golf (barring practice of course). The lampshade thing didn’t work but if all it takes is puffing on a Perdomo, I’m in.

Perdomo 20th SG Epicure Overview 

  • Strength: Full
  • Size: 6 x 56
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper Color: Natural
  • Wrapper Origin: Nicaraguan
  • Wrapper Leaf Type: Sun Grown
  • Price: $8.50 per cigar

The 20th SG Epicure is a full flavored smoke, not for beginners in my opinion. Give it a good 40-60 minutes to enjoy as at that strength enjoying too fast could be a little bit of an issue.  I’ll start this one up around the 6th hole, and it carries to the first hole or so on the back nine.  I enjoyed the flavor, right down to the end.  Some cigars get a little nasty at the end, but not this one.

Enjoy.


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