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First Look: Golf Buddy WT3 Golf GPS Wristwatch

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Golf Buddy WT3 Golf GPS Wristwatch

Golf Buddy WT3 Golf GPS Wristwatch

Remember how big golf GPS’s were a couple of short years ago?  Now they’re in your wristwatch…

In for review here at Hooked On Golf Blog is the cool new Golf Buddy WT3 golf GPS watch. The battery is charged and weather permitting I’ll begin testing of this unit this week. Stay tuned.

Until then, check out the HOG gallery where I’ve posted a couple of photos of the Golf Buddy WT3 golf GPS watch.


First Look: Nike Sport Lite Golf Bag

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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I’m putting a new Nike Sport Lite golf carry bag into play now and will be putting it through the regular rigorous Hooked On Golf Blog review battery.

Nike Sport Lite Golf Bag

Nike Sport Lite Golf Bag

When I golf I prefer to walk and carry the bag. I don’t carry much because of my bad back, but at less and four pounds carrying this bag should be pretty easy.

Nike announced this bag back on 10/31/13. Until I have my review done, you can check out the Nike Sport Lite Golf Bag press release here.

I’ve also posted a few photos of this bag: Nike Sport Lite Golf Bag photos.


Cleveland Smart Square Putter Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Cleveland Golf Smart Square Putter - click to zoom

Cleveland Golf Smart Square Putter – click to zoom

Cleveland Golf’s new Smart Square putter hits the shelves today. I’ve had the pleasure of putting the new Cleveland Golf Smart Square putter into play for a few weeks now. Ah, the benefits of running a popular golf website. Wondering why I didn’t start a bikini website or perhaps lingerie? But that’s a subject for another day…

Let’s take a close look at the lingerie Smart Square putter.

Smart Square Features

The SSP features a “dual axis alignment.” Two parallel lines extend from the center of the face helping with alignment and stroke path. Opposing perpendicular lines give the player feedback as to face angle.

The face of the putter has a copolymer insert which puts a true roll on the ball and gives the player excellent feedback in both feel and sound. That feel and feedback helps with distance control.

The putter’s high MOI (moment of inertia) helps to make off-center strikes roll straight and with the proper distance.

Traditional lengths are available in 33, 34 and 35 inch versions. Shafting options include heel and center-shaft. Lie is 70 degrees and loft is 3 degrees. Retail price on the traditional style model is $139.00.

There is an “Almost Belly” version which is 39 inches in length and features a heavier 400 gram head. The same lie and loft of 70/3 applies. Retail price on the Almost Belly model is $179.00.

Cleveland Golf Smart Square Putter - click for more

Cleveland Golf Smart Square Putter – click for more

On The Course

Putting is the strength of my game. With a good putter of any make or model I feel I’m capable of putting with Tour-like skill. Lets not talk about the rest my game though!

I enjoy putting with the Smart Square. It is weighted extremely well and seems to “want” to travel on line and stay square to the target.  This is very good, especially when the concentration level is wandering.

I set up with a lot of square angles and straight lines. My feet are parallel to the target line, squared to the target line.  The visual aspects of the putter help me with that setup. I’m not a big mallet guy but this one works well and sets up great for my eye.  The lines not only help the setup, but help subconsciously help the player keep the face square and the putts on line.

The feel and distance control of this putter is fantastic. I’m able to produce perfect pace, not running into come-back-ers of unmanageable lengths.

Cleveland Golf Smart Square Putter Face - click to zoom

Cleveland Golf Smart Square Putter Face – click to zoom

Conclusion

It’s hip to be square.

The two-square concept isn’t just a gimmick. The squares are definite visual aids which help in the setup and during the stroke. To complement the benefits of the squares, the balance and feel of the Smart Square is excellent.

If you’re in the market for a new putter, give the Cleveland Smart Square a look.

Related Links

Hooked On Golf Blog Cleveland Golf  Smart Square putter photos.


First Look: Little Tikes Golf Set

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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I’m excited about the latest golf equipment submitted for review here at Hooked On Golf Blog, the Little Tikes golf set.

This set comes with two clubs (really 4 as both clubs can be played left or right handed), as well as some golf balls, tee and a putting green.  The design of the iron is quite groundbreaking, with the same loft on both sides.

I’ve just started the review process.  Stay tuned for my full review, which I’ll post after I’ve put the set through the rigorous HOG test battery.

For now, check out the HOG Little Tikes photo gallery.


New Holiday Packaging for 3UP Golf Balls

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
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Looking for a great golf Christmas gift?  Check out the 3UP golf ball bag, in Christmas red.  It is like a little Santa gift bag full of goodies a golfer will really love.  Those goodies are 12 high performance golf balls, as good as a ProV1 or any other more expensive name brand ball.

3UP Golf Balls

Holiday 3UP Golf Ball Bag

Wondering about the performance of this golf ball?  Check out the Hooked On Golf Blog 3UP golf ball review.

For more on the holiday packaging read the 3UP press release over at HogWire.biz.


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