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First Look: Devereux Cameron Golf Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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I’m going to be sporting some proper threads for my apparel scripting today (if you don’t know what apparel scripting is, use the search function here). The latest in my golf apparel review queue is the Devereux Cameron Golf Polo.

Devereux Cameron polo

Devereux Cameron polo

The photo doesn’t really do it justice. The colors and look are much better in person. Maybe I’ll post a selfie later today. That’s what the young kids do these days.

I’ll be putting this golf polo to the test and posting a full review soon, so stay tuned.

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Summer Flip Flop Scripting: aahSoles

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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I dislike wearing shoes and socks when it’s hot here in the desert. My shoe-less, sock-less après golf footwear scripting looks to be solid for this summer, thanks to ahhSoles. “aahSoles?” I see what you did there, LOL.

It’s a little too cold at the moment to think about flip flops. The big snow we got over the weekend has melted though, and I hope to be golfing later this week. Soon here in northern Utah it will be hot, and I normally like to air out the feet after walking 18 holes.

Stay tuned for my aahSoles review soon.


First Look: Tattoo Golf Plaid Series Performance Golf Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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I’m thrilled to have some new Tattoo Golf apparel to review. Tattoo Golf and HOG to back a long time. We’ve become good friends. And why shouldn’t we? We both have rock & roll attitudes, love golf, and love skulls.

I have a pair of shorts to review (preview post soon) and this handsome Plaid Series Performance Polo. Check it out.

I just tried the polo on for the first time tonight. It’s smooth as silk. I can’t wait to put it in play this week, if the snow melts.

Check out the coolest inside collar in the world:

That’s a case of “good ring around the collar.”

Stay tuned for my Tattoo Golf Plaid Series Performance Golf Polo review soon.


Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Sigh. This has been a very tough review. It has taken a lot of work on the course and in a few select locations to get the testing environment setup and working well.  I have overcome.  The tests are complete, but I will continue followup tests of course.  Let’s look at the Stage V Clinger cigar holder.

Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder

Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder, in action!

First, I dig this shade of red. It’s a college sports thing. I gave the blue unit away. Solid.

The holder has several sizes in the opening to accommodate different sizes of smokes. It can also be bent a tiny bit to adjust more. I had to do this because my humidor was working too well, and some of my cigars have been a little too soft.

The holder comes with a velcro strap to mount it onto just about anything. But the best mount feature is the two strong Neodymium magnets. Neodymium magnets are extremely powerful. From my old rock & roll and recording days I have microphones with those magnets in them… Anyway, as you can see in the photo above, any metal surface can be turned into a convenient cigar holder.

When not in use, the very light and small Stage V Clinger stows away in my golf bag. Super convenient.

Here’s a shot of the retail packaging:

Conclusion

The Stage V Clinger cigar holder is solid and works great. Definitely made it to the gamer bag.


Villa Mandarine, Rabat Morocco

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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On my recent trip to Morocco I had the opportunity to stay at some truly special and unique places, and I’m excited to share those places and experiences.  Today’s review/share is of the Villa Mandarine, in Rabat Morocco.

Location

Before I cover the Villa itself, let’s get some geography information.  Rabat is the capitol of Morocco.  It is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, about one hour northeast of Casablanca.

The city’s population is roughly 580,000. I’ll cover nearby attractions and activities later.

Villa Mandarine Overview

Villa Mandarine is a small, secluded oasis minutes from all the action in Rabat.  It’s practically in a residential area, hidden behind a wall around the edge of the property, which is traditional in much Moroccan architecture.

The Grounds

Inside the grounds is a practical rain forest of vegetation, immaculately maintained.  The three-acre estate features 700 orange trees and tons of flowers.

Small trails wind around and lead to sitting areas, sculptures, activities, and of course the villas themselves.

The Villas

There are 31 villas and 5 suites at Villa Mandarine. Each villa has a large main room, entry, large bathroom and fantastic terrace overlooking the grounds.

The quarters are very warm and welcoming, as are the hotel lobby, restaurants, and bar.  The luxury rooms are so inviting and relaxing, it’s hard to decide whether to stay in or venture out to the terrace, or the grounds to soak in the mellow vibe.

If you can’t relax here, there’s probably no hope for you.

Amenities

Along with the beautiful and serene gardens, guests can lounge at the swimming pool and hot tub.

If you fancy a game of ping pong, you’re covered. I had a great match with fellow golf blogger and golf buddy John Duval, from IntoTheGrain.com.

Food & Beverage

The restaurant at Villa Mandarine is fantastic.  I enjoyed several meals there, featuring traditional moroccan dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  There are selections for every possible palette, including a kids menu.  Lunch out on the terrace was particularly great, between the excellent food and the fabulous environment.

Villa Mandarine’s bar/lounge is great.  Every possible drink is served and the atmosphere is very warm and inviting.  I could kick myself… well I have actually been kicking myself, for not enjoying some of the Cuban cigars there.

Nearby Attractions and Activities

There is some fantastic golf nearby, at Dar Es Salaam Golf Club.  Dar Es Salaam is an award winning Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design, lined with mature trees and featuring some tremendous golf holes.

In the city of Rabat one can find fantastic shopping and dining at the Medina. Be sure to rock the Kasbah. For sightseeing I recommend visiting the historic Hasaan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Mohammad V. Don’t forget to visit the Royal Palace.

Mausoleum of Mohammad V, Rabat Morocco

Mausoleum of Mohammad V, Rabat Morocco

Last but not least, Rabat is on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the beaches and you’ll see why Morocco is a well known secret haven for surfing huge waves.

Conclusion

A visit to Morocco should be on everyone’s bucket list. The sights, tastes, sounds, golf, and experiences will be remembered and cherished for a lifetime. Villa Mandarine fits right into that formula, providing a tremendous, welcoming, and comfortable home base.


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