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Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide: Threads

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Father’s Day is coming up quickly.  It’s time to write up a golf apparel script for dad.  Below is my list of Father’s Day apparel suggestions which are guaranteed to make pops the hippest, sharpest dressed golfer in his group. Click the links within the text to go to the original golf blog post.

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Golf Belt

Beltology Silver Spoon Belt

Don’t let dad get caught with his pants down. Get him a nice golf belt from Beltology.

Dunning Solid Mesh Contrast Collar Signal

Golf Shirt

Review: Dunning Solid Mesh Contrast Collar Signal Polo

Dunning is one of the best golf apparel brands available. Want to class it up for dad? Get him a Dunning polo like this incredible piece.

Golf Shorts

Tattoo Golf Shorts

Classy, comfortable, stylish shorts which come with a tiny edge in the form of the classic skull and golf club bones logo. Welcome to Tattoo Golf. Golf shorts unlike any other.

FootJoy City - Black/Mocha

Hybrid Golf/Street Shoes

FootJoy City Shoes

These hybrid golf shoes are good looking enough to wear to a wedding or out on the town, yet still perform great on the golf course.  Dad will dig ’em.

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Outer Top Layer

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Dunning’s golf apparel products are SO good I couldn’t resist putting another on this Father’s Day gift guide.  When it is a little too chilly to roll with just a golf polo, this Dunning 1/4 Zip Thermal will take the edge off the cold but not the golf swing.

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Kentwool Graduate Compression Sock Review

Kentwool is hands down the best golf sock maker in our solar system and perhaps beyond. I haven’t received any sock samples from outside our solar system, so I can’t be 100% sure though.


Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 5th, 2015
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Today’s round was a perfect situation to put my Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip layer into play.  The temperatures were only in the 60’s with a steady wind about 10-15 miles per hour.  Not warm enough to go without some kind of protection, but not exactly winter golf.  That’s spring golf in Utah, or a round of golf just about anytime at Pebble Beach.

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip Features

This outer layer is made up of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.  No cotton and no problem for me.  I love what is being done with these fabrics over the last few years.  They’re durable, machine washable, wrinkle resistant, and very sharp looking.  The fabric insulates the body well, but also helps it breath.

The sleeves are slimming, meaning they’ll stay out of the way in the golf swing.  There’s nothing worse than bad swings caused by irritating apparel issues.

Today I used the included drawstring around the bottom.  Once I tightened it a bit those cold drafts no longer crept up from below.

Sizes/Colors

This piece comes in small, medium, large, extra-large, and double extra-large.  I sport a large and the fit is great.

Mine (pictured) is the black/silver stripe version. The other color combinations are Dusk/Hastings (light bluish with yellow stripe), Halo/Dusk (dark blue with light blue stripe), Sequence/Light Grey (lighter blue with grey stripe).

On The Course

I need an outer layer to take the edge off of the wind and slight chill, but not too heavy.  My black Stretch Thermal is perfect in that situation, and soaks up some of the sun’s heat to help keep my back warm.  The garment doesn’t bind or pull during the swing, allowing me to swing freely and crack some massive drives.  It also does not impede my putting.  I bend over quite a bit and some poorer fitted outer layers can snag the putter grip.  That’s a quick way to miss putts.

True to Dunning’s reputation the comfort level is as good as it gets.  Style wise?  When I wear Dunning I know I’m at the top of the golf apparel food chain.

Conclusion

I’ve dealt with dozens of apparel companies and reviewed countless products over the last 10+ years.  Every Dunning product I’ve tested, the $105 Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip included, features the highest of quality, style, comfort, and performance.


2014 Product of the Year – Best Apparel Item – Bobby Jones 1/4 Zip Baby Alpaca Sweater

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
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I’m wearing this tremendous 1/4 zip baby alpaca fur sweater by Bobby Jones at this very moment.  It is so comfortable that I may wear it even in the summer when it is 104 degrees.

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

This fantastic, stylish, sharp, classy, and mega-comfortable sweater is hands-down the best apparel item reviewed in 2014 at Hooked On Golf Blog.

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By being said best item, I send my congratulations to Bobby Jones for winning the Best Apparel Item award in the 2014 Hooked On Golf Blog Product of the Year Awards! I’m sure this is the most prestigious award collected by Bobby Jones to date.

Well played.


Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 24th, 2014
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This is one of my quicker review turnaround times.  I haven’t had the Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater for more than a few weeks, but after wearing it nearly every day since the temperatures dropped, I’ve logged more than enough miles to post my review.  I wanted to be sure to get this review done before Thanksgiving and all the hubbub with Black Friday later this week.  This is without a doubt the nicest, most comfortable, best looking sweater I’ve ever worn.  No comparison.  If you’re shopping for a golf sweater for yourself or for the golfer on your Christmas list, your search ends here.

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Highlights

  • Retail Price: $225.00
  • 100% Baby Alpaca
  • 12 gauge cable rib detail
  • Suede piping at front zip placket closure
  • 1×1 rib at neck, cuff and bottom trims
  • Super soft baby alpaca hand feel

Style

The cable rib pattern and charcoal color of this sweater exude style and class.  The suede piping around the front zipper is very sharp.  The fit, cut, and ribs on the trim are so sharp.

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Comfort

The baby alpaca fur is so soft.  I want an entire outfit, down to the undies, made from baby alpaca fur.  I want my bed sheets and comforter made from baby alpaca fur.  There is NO itching like one might expect from a wool sweater.  The sweater is mega-soft and the fit is perfect.

Performance

This is not a super-heavy sweater.  I’d recommend it for fall and spring.  Very cold temperatures in the winter might be too much for this piece, unless wearing a jacket or outer layer.

The smooth fur and great fit of this piece do not bind, stretch, or restrict the golf swing.  I can swing in full comfort.

Conclusion

No, the $225 price tag for this Bobby Jones Apparel piece is not cheap.  Neither is a Mercedes.


First Look: Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca Cable 1/4 Zip Sweater

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Baby alpaca. I’m posting this just to write that… The temperatures here in northern Utah are dropping fast. On the course yesterday the high was 40 degrees and this morning it is 28.  With wind-chill it is minus two million. Now is a perfect time to put the newly arrived Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca Cable 1/4 Zip to the test. Look at this beautiful piece:

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Highlights

  • Retail Price: $225.00
  • 100% Baby Alpaca
  • 12 gauge cable rib detail
  • Suede piping at front zip placket closure
  • 1×1 rib at neck, cuff and bottom trims
  • Super soft baby alpaca hand feel

I’ll be putting this sweater through the rigorous HOG review battery and posting my review and opinions soon. Initial impressions? For the first time in my life I may actually be hoping for cold weather.


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