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Golf Cigar Aficionado – Lobotomy by Asylum

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
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The weekend grudge match today started out rough, pun intended.  I had a new partner and he pretty much carried me the whole front nine.  Despite his heroic efforts we were two-down starting the back.  I knew I had to pull out the big guns for us to have a chance at coming back.

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The latest in the cigar review queue is the Lobotomy by Asylum, courtesy of Famous Smoke shop.  I was playing so bad I felt like I’d had a lobotomy.  Could this stogie help bring my game back?  After analysis of the Lobotomy slogan I was liking my chances:

“With a strength profile that will shock your receptors back to normal, and a flavor as complex as a Rorshach Test, these cigars will ease your stress and help you relax like never before. Get your Lobotomy now. Er… Asylum Lobotomy that is.”

Lobotomy Info

Strength: Medium-full
Filler: Aged cuban seed tobaccos
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

As usual, I gave my opponents the opportunity to surrender before I powered up the Lobotomy.  Their mistake was not accepting the offer.  Upon my enjoyment of the Lobotomy, my game improved greatly and my partner and I scratched out a tie when it had looked like we were dead and buried.

Lobotomy isn’t one for the weak.  It’s a bold cigar.

Bold is what just what the neurosurgeon ordered.


Proper Threads – Devereux Andrew Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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“Proper Threads”

I love that statement. It seems many golf apparel makers are going for shock value, and becoming less and less classy and sophisticated. Those flashy products may be hot for short period, but become passe quickly. Conversely, a product like Devereux with it’s simple and elegant styles, stands the test of time.
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The simple and stylish Andrew polo, part of the “72 Collection,” is certainly not one where the user needs to know where the replacement batteries go.  The $75 Andrew is sharp, classy, elegant, and easy to put together in all sorts of apparel scripts.

“A closet filled with big bright in-your-face colors and dizzying patterns that SCREAM will not transform you from dud to stud. Oftentimes, the reverse is true.” ~Devereux

Colors/Sizes

The Andrew comes in four colors: steel (pictured above), aqua, coral, navy.  Each color easily pairs up with numerous short/pant combinations.  I recommend pairing the Andrew up with the Devereux Martin Shorts (review coming soon).

Sizes for the Andrew polo: small, medium, large, extra large, double extra large.

Specs

  • Oxford Performance Knit
  • Swing Free Tailoring
  • Spread Collar
  • Grosgrain Detail
  • Heather Effect
  • 60% Pima Cotton // 40% Polyester

On The Course

I’ve had the Andrew in play for many rounds this golf season, in some very different conditions.  Earlier in the spring I put the Andrew through the colder temps here in northern Utah.  Then a trip to Indiana had me testing out the polo in high humidity and 97 degrees.  And just this week I wore the polo for a round in which the air was extremely dry and the temperature at the end of the round was 104.  In those varying conditions the polo performed well and stayed comfortable.

During the golf swing some poorly designed polos can bunch up, pull, tug, and come untucked.  The Andrew’s cut keeps me comfortable.  Even with my violently spastic golf swings the polo stays in place.

The Andrew is great to wear while writing golf blog posts at HOG world headquarters, or when out on the town.  It can work great in business casual situations.

Conclusion

The Andrew polo by Devereux is a solid performer on and off the course.  It exceeds my strict requirements for golf polos: performance, comfort, style, and easy care.  Set your apparel script up with some proper threads.

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HOG World Tour Arrives in French Lick Indiana

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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Greetings from the fabulous and beautiful French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana. I think I can see Larry Bird’s house from here. I’m in French Lick on a press trip to review the resort and the three golf courses here. More to come on the golf.

View from a balcony room into the dome at the West Baden Springs Hotel

View from a balcony room into the dome at the West Baden Springs Hotel

The photo above is a shot from the balcony of my terrific room here at the West Baden Springs Hotel. The hotel is circular with a huge dome in the middle. The reverberation is quite lengthy.

This is a very classy place. They obviously aren’t on to me being a blogger. They must think I’m a “journalist.” Shhhh. Don’t tell them.

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

Last night I had a dinner, feast rather, fit for a king. Above you can see the waiter making up my favorite dessert in the universe, Bananas Foster. Wow was that good. Great restaurants here at French Lick Resort.

Check back for some golf related posts from the Ross Course and the Pete Dye course.


Golf Apparel Grand Slam: Bobby Jones Stretch Twill Travel Jacket, Jacquard Polo, Stretch Twill Pant

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 10th, 2016
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It’s the best week of the year in golf, Masters week.  This has been a different Masters week for me as I had to do an emergency trip to Singapore during the week and then had yet another issue which took me away from the Saturday round.  I’ve not been able to watch or produce as much Masters material as normal.

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Pictured: Bobby Jones Stretch Twill Jacket, Flat Front Stretch Twill Casual Pants, Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo, FootJoy City Shoes

One review I really wanted to get to this week is of my new green jacket and associated shirt and pants from Bobby Jones.

Bobby_Jones_Stretch_Twill_Travel_JacketBobby Jones Stretch Twill Travel Jacket $295

I’ve got my first green jacket and I didn’t have to beat Jordan Spieth to get mine.  Personally I like color better than the green jackets from Augusta National Golf Club.  My green jacket is the Stretch Twill Travel Jacket by Bobby Jones Apparel, in “mint” color green.

Stretch Twill Jacket Specs

The Stretch Twill Travel Jacket is made from 98% cotton and 2% spandex.   The coloring/dye produces a comfortable “lived-in” look.  The jacket features two front buttons, chest pocket, two lower pockets, and two zippered pockets on the inside.

The cut is designed for comfort and versatility.

Stretch Twill Jacket Colors Available

Mint (pictured), Island Red, Light Blue, Navy

Stretch Twill Jacket Comments

Weddings and funerals. Those are the times I dress up.  Otherwise my apparel scripting consists of golf shorts and golf shirts. I’ve always disliked dressing up because it always seemed so uncomfortable and hot.  But with threads like these from Bobby Jones I’ve changed my tune.  I can dress sharply and really enjoy comfort.  The Stretch Twill Jacket is so comfortable and soft, and does not restrict my movement due to its design and cut.  Plus I don’t get too hot in it, even at events which are outside and very warm.

This jacket is the beginning of a sharper image for me, and I’m very excited about that as is the lovely lady.

Stableford Jacqard Luxe Polo by Bobby Jones

Stableford Jacqard Luxe Polo by Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo $98.50

When I was putting this outfit together I loved combining the mint green jacket with the pinkish (Lilac) color of the Bobby Jones Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo.  What a combo.

Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo Specs

The Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo is a double-mercerized 100% Egyptian cotton golf polo which oozes style.  The mercerizing gives the shirt a texture and pattern which is very visually attractive, including a slight sheen.  The collar is flat tipped and woven on the underside.

Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo Colors/Sizes

Celery (light green), Pool (light blue), Lilac (pink, pictured here)

Sizes for this polo include small, medium, large, extra large, and double extra large

Stableford Jacquard Luxe Cotton Polo Comments

Wow is this polo comfortable.  Whether I’m swinging a golf club or wielding a mouse at the office, this polo is luxury.  The mercerizing gives it such a cool look and texture. It’s hard to describe. You have to see it in person.

BJ_FlatFront_Stretch_Twill_Casual_PantBobby Jones Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pants $125.00

Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pant Specs

These pants are made from 98% cotton and 2% spandex.  The fit is is relaxed.  The design is meant to move with the wearer and provide comfort and ease of movement and flexibility.

Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pants Sizes/Colors

There are eleven available colors in these pants.  I’d like one of each color please, except perhaps blue.

Sizes run 30-44 on the waist.  I have stubby legs so I had to have mine hemmed.

Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pant Comments

I have really hot legs, and I don’t mean that from a visual standpoint.  I have a lot of heat in my lower body, especially below the knees.   I find long pants to be very uncomfortable and I get very, very hot and sweaty in my shins.  Yes, I know that sounds strange. That’s why I wear shorts.

The Flat-Front Stretch Twill Casual Pants are very light and comfortable.  I don’t get hot in these like I do other pants.  The way they match up with the mint jacket and lilac shirt is fantastic.  In fact, the white color I have will go with anything.

Final Comments

This whole outfit is so fun, classy, unique… Bobby Jones has such class.  I love it.  It’s comfortable and easy to wear traveling, out on the town, or hanging out at the local club.  I’m thrilled to have a green jacket and can’t wait to take it on the road when I visit Scotland later this year.


Hooked On Golf Blog Releases 2016 Masters Cigar Scripting

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Categories: CigarsGolf LifestyleThe Masters
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I’ve worked hard on this one, my 2016 Masters Tournament cigar scripting. It’s a script like no other, for the ages, and it’s its time.

Yes Sir!

Yes Sir!

To see the actual reviews of these cigars visit the links below:

Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet Toro

Kristoff LIgero Maduro Matador Toro

La Gloria Cubana Serie RF

Ave Maria Crusader


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