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ZENGYRO Energy Bands

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf GearReviews
ZENGYRO

ZENGYRO Energy Band - click for more

I’ve been evaluating some golf energy bands for the last few dozen rounds of golf, one of which is a ZENGYRO.  This band is a hologram based energy band which is supposed to counteract the many electrical fields, like from cell phones, which upset the human body’s natural electrical balance.  At least they didn’t promise that it would add 20 yards of driving distance and 43% more accuracy.

The Technology

As mentioned, the ZENGYRO is designed to counteract electromagnetic fields which have a negative effect on the body.  The bracelet, with its three holograms stores positive frequencies and “reminds” the body of the proper frequencies.

The ZENGYRO’s three holograms are all 120 degrees apart, preventing cancellation which they say occurs in bands with two holograms.  Being 120 degrees apart there is no cancellation or “destructive interference” which would occur with bands where the holograms are 180 degrees apart.

I’m No Physicist But…

The above statements may or may not be true. If they are, they forgot to mention that there may be some additive and subtractive synthesis going on. They’re only talking about whether complete cancellation does or does not occur.  In physics two waves which are not completely out of phase may interact with each other in a positive or negative fashion.  Imagine a wave in the ocean moving along, and you jump into the wave.  The wave created from you jumping into the water adds to the other wave, creating a larger wave.

On The Course

I’m a skeptic.  I’m not really sure I believe that the hologram is storing good frequencies and telling my body to ignore the bad ones.  I’m not sure about the technology but I do have some coincidences to mention which might convert me.

Since putting the ZENGYRO on my left wrist, my golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are gone. Major bonus.  Is it the hologram doing that?  Maybe.  Perhaps it is just having something on my wrist?  Not sure, but I’m not going to take the chance of playing without the ZENGYRO for a while.

Saving The Human Race – Saving The Planet

I started wearing the ZENGYRO back before the predicted and widely publicized end of the earth.  I can safely say that since putting this energy bracelet on my wrist, the earth hasn’t been destroyed and the human race hasn’t come to an end.  Since I’ve been wearing this thing, no alien species has invaded our planet and eradicated the human race.  Based on that info alone, it seems that it would be a really good idea to keep wearing the ZENGYRO.

Pricing

The ZENGYRO is available at Amazon.com and prices range from $19.99-$34.99.


GolfBuddy World Platinum GPS Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 10th, 2011
Categories: GolfGolf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews
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GolfBuddy Platinum GPS - Click for more images

GolfBuddy Platinum GPS – Click for more images

I’m going to continue with the GPS theme this week and post my review of the GolfBuddy World Platinum GPS.  The Platinum is full featured GPS with numerous cool features.

Golf Buddy Platinum Features

Yardages yardages yardages!  The unit shows a display of the golf hole you are on, and can give yardages to front, middle back of green as well as yardages to any place on the hole.  You can simply use the touch screen to highlight a target and yardages are calculated.

This unit has a touch screen interface.  I’m so used to using an iPhone and an iPad though, that I find myself pinching and dragging my fingers like it is one of those units.  It doesn’t quite work the same, but the interface works well.

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Bushnell neo+ golf GPS review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews
Bushnell neo+ golf GPS

Bushnell neo+ GPS – click for more images

My primary yardage device happens to be a Bushnell Tour V2 laser.  I’ve leaned on the laser side of yardage tracking because I like to point the cross hairs at stuff and see how far away it is, like the snack shack or the range ball picker.

But lately I’ve been really enjoying the simplicity and portability of my new Bushnell neo+ mini golf GPS.  This unit is small enough to fit in a pocket or mount onto a belt (via included belt mount) without getting in the way of comfort or the golf swing.

neo+ Features

NO FEES.  That is a biggie.  Many golf GPS devices require a setup fee, or a yearly fee or a fee fee.  I’ve taken other GPS devices to the course and excitedly powered them up on the 1st tee, only to find that I need to “subscribe” and/or pay some fee.  Quite a turn off, and that is what I ended up doing with those units, turning them off.

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Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Categories: GolfGolf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews
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Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid

Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid – click to enlarge

The first time I tried an Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid wasn’t pleasant.  I borrowed my local director of golf’s model and it felt horrible.  I couldn’t get it up in the air.  So when I received my own V3 from Adams to review I was very skeptical, until I hit it.  It turns out on the first V3 I’d tried, my friend had the shaft modified, lengthened, kick point altered etc.  He’s 6’4″ tall.  That club was set up as bad as a club could be for my 5’9″ frame and granny swing.  My V3 on the other hand, was close to magically setup for me and very easy to hit.

Design

There are many design features and technologies at work with the Adams Idea Tech V3 Hybrid.  And by the way, it would be cool if Adams could come up with a longer name for their next model…  Ahem.  I’m going to call it the V3 for now.

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Shock Lock vibration reduction system

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 6th, 2011
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews

Painful Golf Shots

How fun is it when you hit at 3-iron thin and your fingers go numb?  I love that even more than having my eyeballs gouged out with rusty pliers.  And those stinging irons are especially fun when the temps are cold.  Nothing like having numb hands for three holes.  It seems that right when the numbness goes away, you do it again.

Shock Lock

Shock Lock on my 5-iron reduces vibration and elbow abuse! Click for more Shock Lock images.

Another really fun and painful golf related thing I experience is golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow.  If you didn’t know, they are two different animals.  My golfer’s elbow has flared up recently as I’ve been practicing a lot trying to shake off the winter rust.  Range balls are much harder than regular balls because they have to be durable.  As soon as I start pounding range balls, my elbows flare up and start hurting with tendinitis.

Shock Lock Sports to the rescue

I’ve been testing out Shot Lock Sports’ Shock Locks lately, to help reduce the impact vibrations which sting my hands and aggravate my golfer’s elbow.  So far so good.

What are Shock Locks?  Shock Locks are a vibration dampening system for golf clubs.  They consist of three pieces of plastic and rubber which go around the hosel and the shaft of the club.  Two are black and sort of a shell which goes around a clear rubber “underlast.”  Installing them is fairly easy, though I did have a bit of trouble on my older Hogan irons as the hosels are pretty thick.  Generally though, they install well on clubs which are 10 years old or less.

Shock Lock Retail Package

On The Course

The system thankfully dampens the vibration to my hands, arms and joints.  I felt the golfer’s elbow creeping in a few weeks ago, but since I put the Shock Locks on my irons the condition has gone away.

I don’t notice the Shock Locks on my clubs or find that my swing or game is compromised as a result of having them installed.  I do feel less feedback than if they weren’t installed, but that is basically the point.  The Locks don’t weigh much at all and don’t change the club weight or feel in my opinion.

As slow as my swing is, I don’t think the extra width at the hosel slows it down either.  The extra width does take up a bit more space in the golf bag.

Critiques

Shock Locks change the look of the club as you are standing over it.  That can take some getting used to.

The units also increase the space the clubs take up in the bag.  If you have a small opening in your bag, the clubs will be more tightly packed.

If you are a total “feel” player looking for lots of impact feedback from your clubs, it might be contradictory for you to put a damping system on them.

Conclusion

Shock Locks deliver as promised.  They reduce vibration and shock to my hands, arms, joints and even my brain.

Though I’m a player who loves club feedback I’m willing to give up a little of that. It is much more important for me to be able to play without flaring up my tendinitis.  So I’m keeping the shock locks on my irons.


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