Golf Lifestyle


First Look: Bobby Jones Stableford Jacqard Luxe Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Here’s today’s shirt scripting, courtesy of the fine golf apparel and lifestyle brand Bobby Jones.

Stableford Jacqard Luxe Polo by Bobby Jones

Stableford Jacqard Luxe Polo by Bobby Jones

This is a fantastically comfortable cotton polo which I’m wearing for the 2nd time now. Today’s post is an introduction to give me time to fully review this polo on the course and out on the town. Stay tuned for my full review soon. Along with this polo I have a pair of trousers and an unreal mint green jacket which I’ll be covering during Masters week. Stay tuned.


Bobby Jones Donegal Cable Mock Sweater Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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When I felt a slight chill this morning I knew exactly what I was going to insert into my apparel scripting for the day, the Bobby Jones Donegal Cable Mock. If you’re not sure what I mean about apparel scripting, stick around and you’ll eventually find out.
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Bobby Jones Donegal Cable Mock Sweater is so comfortable and soft it’s practically sinful or indulgent. The comfort of this amazing sweater is rivaled by its style, all class, just like the original Bobby Jones, my favorite golfer of all time.

The $265 imported Donegal Cable Mock is made from 90% merino wool and 10% cashmere. The fabric is so absolutely soft it’s hard to fathom. It is also very light, not heavy feeling. The stylish V-neck sports some large, old-school buttons. This is a gamer and will just as stylish and comfortable in 20 years as it is now.

This is not a super thick or heavy sweater, so it’s not quite what you’d pick for a windy day in Chicago on January 4th. But in conditions where there’s a small chill in the air, spring or fall, San Francisco type conditions, it’s a perfect choice. Just this evening I used only this sweater on a date with the fine lady, with evening temps around the high 40’s to low 50’s.

I love sporting Bobby Jones apparel. I will never be the golfer Bobby Jones was, but I gain great inspiration from him. He was a true inspiration in his play, and his classic style is still as sharp many decades later as it was in 1930, the year he won the first ever Grand Slam in golf.

Oh, that chill I mentioned before? Gone. I’m perfectly comfortable and toasty now.

Hats off Mr. Jones.


Golf Cigar Aficionado – Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet Toro

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, December 7th, 2015
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Christmas is coming up soon and what better way to spread the holiday cheer than with a fine Honduran cigar? How about this one, the Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet Toro?

Medallas de Oro Romeo Y Julieta

Medallas de Oro Romeo Y Julieta

  • Strength: Medium
  • Shape: Toro
  • Size: 6 x 52
  • Country: Honduras
  • Wrapper Color: Natural
  • Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian
  • Wrapper Leaf: Connecticut

This cigar is a very tasty cigar for my not-so-professional cigar taste, not too strong.  Medium strength is good for me.  The flavor stays consistent, even toward the end of the cigar’s life where some can get a bit nasty.  This size will last me several holes to perhaps 1/3 of a round on the golf course, or about 40-60 minutes on the front porch.  Even the lovely bride, who is a newb to cigars, enjoys this one despite the strength being a little bit higher than she would prefer.

The numbers for me don’t lie.  My golf scores when enjoying a fine cigar are a good 40% better.  I’m not kidding.  Perhaps it is that the cigar helps me relax, or perhaps keeps my mind eating itself with bad memories of the last 3-putt.  Out of courtesy I always give my opponents an opportunity to surrender as I light up my next cigar.


Pechanga Resort & Casino Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Recently the Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour spent some time at Pechanga Resort & Casino, located in Temecula, California. My stay was fabulous and I enjoyed as much of the amenities, food, and golf as I could squeeze in. I didn’t get to it all, so I hope to return and finish the job soon! Let’s take a look at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

Pechanga Hotel Left - Golf Clubhouse Right

Pechanga Hotel Left – Golf Clubhouse Right

Overview

Pechanga is a resort/casino which features 517 luxurious rooms of varying levels. The casino area is enormous, as big as any mega-resort in Vegas. As one walks in the main entrance, indoor waterfalls and interesting interior design please the eye.

Within the casino areas just about any form of gaming one would like to experience is there, from blackjack, craps, slots, to a massive bingo parlor. It’s all there.

It would take a week of three-meals per day to scratch the surface on Pechanga’s dining offerings, from fine dining to a food court which rivals large malls.

After a long day of recreating, work, or winning megabucks at the casino, Pechanga offers a full spa with various treatments and services.

Last but not least, “The Journey” at Pechanga is the on-site golf course which features fantastic views, elevation changes, and prime golf conditions. Check out the Hooked On Golf Blog Journey at Pechanga review here.

Location Location Location

What would a perfect golf/casino/resort location be? I’d say somewhere warm with access to major international airports, perhaps close to major metropolitan areas. And to put it over the top I’d say it would be located in a great area for vineyards wine.  Pechanga fits the bill on all accounts. The resort is located almost exactly halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego in Temecula, California. When I was flying in I was able to choose flights by comparing cost to LA or San Diego airports. This time around, it was the best deal to fly into San Diego and take the 45-60 minute drive north to Temecula.

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First Sniff: Bobby Jones Fragrance

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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My short game might stink but now that I’m reviewing the new Bobby Jones fragrance I won’t.  On first sniff I can say I really like it, and so does the lovely lady.

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This is a first look sniff post and after a few “rounds” under my belt with this fragrance I’ll report as to how many strokes it shaved off of my scores.  Stay tuned.


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