Review: John Ashworth Linksoul Cotton Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Categories: Golf ApparelReviews
Linksoul Cotton Polo

I’m smiling because my Linksoul polo is so comfortable!

Back in 2011 John Ashworth created Linksoul as a classy and alternative golf lifestyle brand.  The designs are simple and elegant, some retro or old school and some with a hint of European styling.  According to brand PR Linksoul is for “style-conscious men seeking a comfortable alternative to ‘golf uniform’ technical pieces.'” Yeah, that’s what I was going to say.

One of those alternatives to golf uniform technical pieces is the Linksoul LS101 one-pocket cotton golf polo shirt.


I don’t know how one clothing designer can take a black polo and make it look better than another designer, but that’s just the case here.  This shirt is very classy and unique looking, though it is very simple.


I usually like to post a “sizes/colors” paragraph in my apparel reviews.  I was unable to determine the sizes and colors which are available in this model.  The John Ashworth web site has a fancy “look book” with a bunch of artsy photos, but no nuts and bolts info about the products such as available sizes and colors.  I’m not as into the fancy presentation as I am into being able to get to the meat of the content.

On The Course

The cotton fabric of this polo is extremely soft and smooth.  The shirt feels light on the body and breathes well.  The comfort level is fantastic.

During the golf swing the shirt is great.  There are no tight areas, no binding, no pulling.  The swing is not restricted.  It is hard enough to hit a good shot without having an apparel item mess with the golf swing!


The Linksoul one-pocket polo is a great cotton golf shirt and provides everything one would want from a polo including comfort, performance, classy and unique styling.

John Ashworth Linksoul


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Luke Donald moves to #1 in the world rankings. Is there an echo echoing the echo in here?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 28th, 2012
Categories: European TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods
Luke Donald

Donald moves to #1 for 4th time

Luke Donald successfully defended his title at the European Tour’s BMW Championship this past weekend at Wentworth Club.  With the victory Luke moves to #1 in the world rankings for the fourth time.  The victory also puts Donald into #1 in the European Tour’s Race To Dubai points.

Rory McIlory moves to #2 while Tiger Woods barely stays in the top 10 by just one world ranking point.

Updated Top 50 World Ranked Golfers Below

Rank Player Total Points
1 Luke Donald, Eng 542.32
2 Rory McIlroy, Nir 460.08
3 Lee Westwood, Eng 370.43
4 Bubba Watson, USA 299.42
5 Matt Kuchar, USA 313.88
6 Justin Rose, Eng 291.40
7 Hunter Mahan, USA 285.18
8 Jason Dufner, USA 270.10
9 Tiger Woods, USA 206.32
10 Steve Stricker, USA 207.79
11 Martin Kaymer, Deu 257.86
12 Phil Mickelson, USA 246.62
13 Webb Simpson, USA 257.64
14 Louis Oosthuizen, Zaf 249.87
15 Adam Scott, Aus 211.39
16 Charl Schwartzel, Zaf 248.57
17 Zach Johnson, USA 236.41
18 Jason Day, Aus 207.46
19 Rickie Fowler, USA 238.60
20 Dustin Johnson, USA 205.13
21 Graeme McDowell, Nir 233.57
22 Bill Haas, USA 217.76
23 Sergio Garcia, Esp 196.07
24 Keegan Bradley, USA 213.44
25 Peter Hanson, Swe 201.87
26 Brandt Snedeker, USA 200.24
27 Nick Watney, USA 193.16
28 Ian Poulter, Eng 191.13
29 Paul Lawrie, Sco 182.19
30 Bo Van Pelt, USA 176.53
31 K.J. Choi, Kor 176.06
32 Francesco Molinari, Ita 173.82
33 Martin Laird, Sco 172.53
34 Nicolas Colsaerts, Bel 159.31
35 John Senden, Aus 161.87
36 Mark Wilson, USA 161.59
37 Thomas Bjorn, Dnk 154.89
38 Carl Pettersson, Swe 160.22
39 Jim Furyk, USA 155.56
40 David Toms, USA 154.27
41 Bae Sang-moon, Kor 156.12
42 Alvaro Quiros, Esp 150.47
43 Ernie Els, Zaf 152.81
44 Simon Dyson, Eng 145.35
45 Robert Karlsson, Swe 142.27
46 Fredrik Jacobson, Swe 132.59
47 Geoff Ogilvy, Aus 137.91
48 Kevin Na, USA 139.83
49 Aaron Baddeley, Aus 139.51
50 Ben Crane, USA 138.75

My Black Mesa Testimonial Video

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 28th, 2012
Categories: Golf CoursesGolf VideosHOG World Tour

I just saw that my friends at Black Mesa Golf Club posted a video of yours truly on their YouTube channel.  This was following a week of playing the course for a recent media trip.  I love that place and the people there, and want to get back as soon as possible.  Come with me?

This Is The Ugliest Driver In The World

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Categories: GolfHackersMiscellaneous

Callaway C4 Driver

The thing I like most about the game of golf is the people I get to meet.  This game has introduced me to life long friends, athletes, famous stars and all sorts of other interesting characters.

In the character department is my newest golf bud Earl.  I met Earl this past Tuesday at my home course.  Earl is one interesting cat, both physically and personality wise.  Earl is a working class guy who enjoys the game of golf very much.  He plays regularly, fights the slice and enjoys numerous frosty beverages on the course.  Earl has a very cool handlebar mustache which goes great with his very outgoing personality.

Earl’s golf game is that of a higher handicapper who fights the slice and loves to make the occasional par.  I couldn’t help noticing that he turns his driver face to about a 38 degree closed position; an effort to combat the slice.  I also noticed that he often hits his driver off the deck.  He told me any distance outside of 200 yards is when he’ll hit the big dog, regardless of the lie.

Earl’s big dog (driver) is something to behold.  The club is an old Callaway C4.  He has undoubtedly hit this thing thousands of times.  The finish is cracked and falling off and it looks like it is a million years old.

During our round I was admiring Earl’s C4.  Then something terrible happened.  When hitting the club off the deck from 201 yards on the 15th hole, the sole plate came off.  Earl was quite sad, but kept hitting the club.  A few shots later, a circular plug of some sort came out which left the bottom of the club with a big hole (picture below).

Ugliest Driver In The Wolrd

The Ugly Whistling Driver – click to zoom

Once the hole was exposed the club would whistle during his swing.  That was the funniest damn thing I think I’ve ever seen on a golf course, but I felt bad for Earl as he loved this old driver and swore by it.  I suggested that he get some epoxy at Home Depot and glue the driver back together.

After the round I was thinking about how fun it was to play with Earl.  He loved to high five you if you made any putt outside of three feet, or hit a drive in the fairway or hit a green in regulation.  He was blown away by my 75, which in my mind sucked.  It is all about perspective and he really helped me enjoy the day and not worry about my score.

Later in the evening I was thinking about Earl, hoping that I’d get the chance to play with him again to not only see if he’d fixed his driver but to enjoy his company.  Then it dawned on me that I’d made a mistake.  I have so many drivers in my garage that I should have offered to give Earl a new modern one.

I swear if I see him again, I’ll do just that.

Major Challenge Fantasy Golf – US OPEN Segment Approaching! Sign Up Now.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 25th, 2012
Categories: Fantasy GolfSite News

Majors Only Fantasy Golf Tournament – Next game is the US OPEN, June 14-17th  SIGN UP NOW!

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I’ve teamed up with Buzz Fantasy Leagues to offer a fantasy golf season for the major tournaments.  It isn’t too late to get in on BIG prizes for each major and prizes for the season!

The following prizes will be awarded for EACH of the four major championships in golf this year:

  • Carnahan Golf: Putter
  • Bridgestone Golf: One dozen of the new dual dimple golf balls
  • Kikkor Golf: One pair of Kikkor’s skate style golf shoes
  • Switch Belt: One cool plastic golf belt
  • Grand Prize (total winner for ALL FOUR MAJORS): Set of wedges from Carnahan Golf!

Do I rock it or what!!?!?!

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1. Go to
2. Create an account if you don’t have one
3. Click on “Join Existing Private League”
4. Enter League ID 233, and Season ID 206
5. Create your team, enter league password “HOG”


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