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GolfJet Monthly Subscription Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Monthly subscriptions are the rage. Why get a bunch of overpriced razors when you could get something much more fun and useful, like golf stuff? There are a lot of monthly golf subs, but if you want to really class it up, check out the GolfJet JetPack.

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Golf Jet – Jet Pack

The Packages

GolfJet offers several different monthly packages ranging from $37.95/month. Included in each pack are GolfJet golf balls, a glove, tees, ball marker, and access to the GolfJet Connect mobile app.

Depending on the package level, the JetPack will include 9 or 12 balls. See more on the ball types below.

JET Series Golf Balls

There are two models of GolfJet golf balls, the Jet3 and Jet4. Each model features a urethane cover, the secret sauce to “Tour” performance. Urethane is what makes the ball perform the best around the greens. The Jet3 golf ball is a 3-layer ball and you guessed it, the Jet4 is a 4-layer ball.

I played both the Jet3 and Jet4 balls for several weeks.  Both balls spin incredibly around the greens.  One would have a hard time finding a difference between these and big named Tour balls like the ProV1, TaylorMade TP, or Callaway Chrome Soft.

I found the Jet4 to be a little harder feeling off the driver than the Jet3.  I personally prefer the softer, more mushy feel.  That said, I scored well with both balls.

Glove

The cabretta leather golf glove is luxurious.  I’m not much of a glove wearer, but I gave the glove some attention and found the comfort and performance to be great.

Tees

The GolfJet tees are interesting.  There’s a gold rubber crowned section on the top which helps protect the golf club.  The body of the tee is shaped more like a blade or knife. It’s not round.  The tip of the tee, a blade shape, is great for groove cleaning and cleat cleaning.

App

The GolfJet app is exclusive to GolfJet subscribers.

The app features GPS rangefinder capabilities, score tracking, statistics, and sharing (smack talking) with your golf buddies.

Final Thoughts

The cost of a box of Titleist ProV1’s or other high-end tour balls can run in the $50’s, $60’s and up.  For less than the cost of a dozen of those balls, golfers can enjoy a dozen premium urethane covered balls which perform just as well, and delivered right to their door.  Add to that the tees, plush leather glove, ball marker and mobile app and that’s a winning ticket.


Think Inside the Box – Monthly Golf Goodie Subscription from iGC Box

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s, Birch Box, Trunk Club, Lootcrate… the monthly goodie box for men concept is pretty hot right now.  But why get overpriced razors every month when you could get something really fun and useful, like golf balls and accessories?  That’s where iGC Box comes in.  Let’s take a look inside the box.

iGC Box

Inside my iGC Box are some nice golf goodies.  See below.

First and foremost is a half dozen high quality, urethane covered 3-piece balls.  That’s the same recipe one would find in “Tour” quality golf balls which can run $50-$60/dozen. I have NO desire to get a monthly subscription if the balls inside are “RockFlite” quality. The balls come inside a useful accessory bag which is great for the other small golf items one loses inside a big golf bag.

Along with the balls my box had some nice, long plastic tees.  I tee it high, so these are perfect for me.  Plus they’re much more durable than wood tees.

A nice full leather golf glove comes in iGC box, as well as an iGC ball marker.  Can’t have too many ball markers.  Most golfers have about 500 in their bags…

Last but certainly not least is a terrific little club brush, which is not even the size of a box of Tic-Tacs. There are three retractable parts: a metal brush, a plastic brush, and a pointed plastic groove cleaner.  This accessory is worth a month’s subscription price on its own. It’s so small it can live in the golfer’s pocket, ready for use whenever a quick club or groove cleaning is needed.  Clubs work their best when they’re clean and the grooves are not full of debris.

Subscriptions

There are two subscriptions available from iGC, year-round and seasonal.  Both subs are $19 and delivered monthly.  The yearly obviously comes every month through the year, while the seasonal is monthly between the months March through September.

Semi-Final Thoughts

I say “semi-final thoughts” because I’ll be covering another iGC box soon, which offers some other goodies, to give you the idea of the variance.

Think inside the box. iGC Box. With an iGC box landing on your doorstep every month you’ll have a solid pipeline of the most used and highest wear-and-tear items in your golf arsenal, balls, gloves and tees.


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?


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