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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, June 11th, 2017
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Red alert! You have exactly one week before Father’s Day.  Stay calm. I’ve got some great golf related Father’s Day gift ideas for you, most of which you can get shipped in time, or find in your local golf shop. I’ll cover a range of under $15 to about $500 so now matter how much you “love” dad, I’ve got you covered.  Each item will have a photo and a link to the HOG review.

Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder $14.99

At $14.99 the Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder is a great gift. It holds cigars of varying sizes and clamps via velcro or strong magnets.

Snell Golf Father’s Day Gift Packs $65-$75

Between $65-$75 is a Snell Golf Father’s Day gift pack.  The packs come with two dozen killer golf balls, an awesome hat, and two casino chip style Snell Golf ball markers. Snell Golf balls are designed by the engineer behind the ProV1 and many other high end “tour” golf balls.

aahSoles Green Coral Flip Flops $30

These flip flops are incredibly comfortable.  The padding under the feet provides a wonderful foot massage with every step.  The joy dad will get for a mere $30 investment is huge.

Emoji Poop Driver Head Cover $30

I love my Emoji Poop head cover. It’s a friendly reminder of how good my golf game really is. Dad’s golf buddies will be envious.  Under $30.

“Skullicious” Tattoo Golf Lucky 13 ProCool Golf Shorts $59.99

Fantastic golf shorts with an attitude featuring roughly 200 skulls. Dad will love wearing these at the stuffy old club.  Under $60.

Devereux Cameron Golf Polo $85

Class dad up with a high end golf polo from Devereux.  Incredible fabric, performance and fit.  $85 well spent.

Sci-Core Indoor-Outdoor Practice Golf Balls $14.95

Indoors or in the yard these are great practice balls.  They fly a fraction of the distance normal golf balls do, and won’t break the neighbor’s window when you blade a flop shot in the front yard.

Kentwool Game Day Collection Golf Socks $20ish

There are no better socks on the planet.  I will not wear any other socks than Kentwool.  They’re not cheap.  They last forever.  Their new game day version features colors of your favorite pro or college sports teams.

OUUL Super Light Python Series Golf Stand Bag $199

My current game bag is this one.  It’s super light and very cool looking with no outlandish logos or marketing on it.  Ouul is a new brand making some very cool golf bags.

Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder $499

Do you REALLY love dad?  Then you can pony up the $500 it will take to get him the best golf laser rangefinder on the market, the Bushnell Pro X2.  This is my gamer and I love it.

HOG Android or iOS App FREE

The best things in life are free.  Point dad to the new Hooked on Golf Blog mobile app, available for both major mobile platforms.  To find it, search for “Hooked on Golf Blog” in either app store.


Five Great Father’s Day Golf Gifts Under $50

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 16th, 2016
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Kentwool Game Day Collection Golf Socks | $20.00 | BUY

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As I’ve mentioned several million times now, Kentwool makes the best golf socks in the world.  There is no competition.

Golf Club Bottle Opener | $15.00

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Love these unique golf driver head bottle openers.  Perfect for dad to crack open frosty beverages while watching golf on TV.

First Look: Ragz by MitholoG Golf Towel | $39.00

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I have yet to post my full review, but this is my gamer towel and it is fantastic.

Pitchfix Switchblade Divot Tool | Under $15.00 | BUY

Pitchfix Switchblade Divot Tool
This is my current gamer divot tool. Love the switchblade action, build quality, and the magnetic ball marker! Here’s the HOG preview.

Bridgestone Golf Balls | $9.00-$46 | BUY

Bridgestone Golf Tour B330 Golf Balls for 2016

The new Bridgestone Golf B330 series for 2016 is amazing. In the interest of time, you should be able to find these at any local golf store, or golf course pro shop.


This May Be The World’s Best Golf Accessory

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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I’ve finally put a TaylorMade driver into play. No it isn’t the TaylorMade M1, or M2 or M5 (wait, that was Star Trek)… It’s a Tour Preferred 8.5 degree midsize System2 driver. This thing is a beast. Nope, it’s not adjustable. Can’t tweak the loft or the lie or adjust the compass on the bottom to north. All this driver does is open beer bottles and boy does it do a fantastic job.  I’ve really tested this golf driver head bottle opener hard.
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One can’t be too safe when it comes to golf accessories this important. A solid backup is a must. That’s why I have the Wilson Patty Berg Autograph persimmon driver, below.

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This great use of old golf clubs is courtesy of a long time friend of the blog named Scott Jesse.  Scott is a veteran and former golf pro who has a history of making some neat golf accessories.

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These bottle openers can be purchased for a mere $15 plus shipping through the Elmjay Antiques and Up Cycle Facebook page.  That beats the hell out of buying a $500 driver that will be obsolete and $24.99 in the used bin at the golf store before you reach the top of your backswing.

Think of Father’s Day, Christmas, birthdays for golfers… So many great applications.  How about these being the default openers at your golf club?


Golf Gift Idea: University Themed Golf Bag

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 16th, 2015
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I need another golf bag like I need a hole in the head.  But I had some pro shop money which was about to expire and this lovely University of Utah Utes themed golf bag caught my eye.

Utah Utes Golf Bag
This is a great golf Christmas gift idea, a University themed golf bag. Most local pro shops around these parts at most of the golf courses have these bags for the local colleges and universities. If you have a person on your Christmas (holiday for you PC people) gift list, check with your local golf course or golf shop about a golf bag themed with your recipient’s favorite team.


SILO Golf Club Carrier by Rival and Revel

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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What the heck is this?

What the heck is this?

There’s probably nobody on the planet who has more golf gadgets in his/her house than me.  10+ years of running a popular golf blog will do that.  Most of the gadgets are useless pieces of plastic and metal that some poor aspiring golf entrepreneur blew his retirement fund on in hopes of selling a million of them.  Likely the poor sap as 5,000 of them sitting in his garage, shipped directly to him from a plant in China that screwed them up and took his money.

I thought the SILO Golf Club Carrier by Rival and Revel would be another one of those useless gadgets I trip over in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom, but after playing with it I’ve changed my opinion.

So what is the SILO?  It’s a golf club carrier which carries up to six clubs, three tees, and a ball marker.  The intended use is for times when carrying a full bag of clubs isn’t needed and just a few are necessary.  Those times might be practice sessions, rounds on smaller courses, or perhaps using it to carry wedges and a putter right of one’s main bag.

I’ve played in a lot of 3 and 4-club tournaments, and the scores are nearly the same for the players as when they play their usual 14 clubs.  So why not knock it down to six clubs and carry 80% less weight around?

Scotland Coming

I’m currently planning my third trip to Scotland.  Golf over there is very different than here in the USA.  I’ve learned what clubs I use over there and what ones I don’t.  Most of my wedges are useless over there, especially a lob wedge.  I could easily go with a sand wedge and get rid of the gap, lob, and maybe even pitching wedge.  The only reason I would keep the sand is to get out of pot bunkers.  I never used 3-wood either.  I could easily drop 2-3 irons.  The ball rolls forever there, and it’s about feel.  I’ve thought of bringing a pencil bag with about 8-10 clubs, but now I’m toying with the thought of bringing the SILO and six clubs:  Driver, putter, sand wedge, 5-iron, 7-iron, pitching wedge… or perhaps driver, putter, SW, 4-iron, 6-iron, 8-iron.

Critiques

There are three tee holes on the opposite end of the unit from the magnetic ball marker.  I could not get a tee in there.

Suggestions

I would love to see a SILO-8 or SILO-10.  The 8 or 10 representing the number of clubs it holds.  I would like to see a wider unit and down the center one could store a sleeve of balls (not in the sleeve of course).

Conclusion

Would a tour pro use this golf gadget?  Probably not.  But for practice, quick nines, or perhaps a trip to Scotland the SILO could be a great alternative to a golf bag Joe golfer.


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