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Golf on TV this week – Rory McIlory and other big names in action at UBS Hong Kong Open

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Categories: European TourPGA TourPro GolfRory McIlory

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UBS Hong Kong Open
Dates: Nov. 15-18
Venue: Hong Kong Golf Club, New Territories Fanling, Hong Kong

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Replay)

In the field: Rory McIlroy, Michael Campbell, John Daly, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie, Gregory Bourdy, Simon Dyson and Lin Wen-tang.

SA Open Championship
Dates: Nov. 15-18
Venue: Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Johannesburg Ekurhuleni, South Africa

Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)

In the field: Charl Schwartzel, Michiel Bothma, Darren Fichardt, Matthew Carvell, Jean Hugo, Jaco Van Zyl, Warren Aberty, Garth Mulrou, George Coetzee and Shaun Norris.

PGA Tour of Australasia

Talisker Masters
Dates: Nov. 14-17
Venue: Kingston Heath Golf Club – Sandbelt Course, Melbourne, Australia

Airtimes (Eastern):
Wednesday 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)
Thursday 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)

In the field: Ian Poulter, Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell, Peter Senior, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Mark Brown and Craig Parry.


CME Group Titleholders
Dates: Nov. 15-18
Venue: The Eagle Course, Twin Eagles Golf Club, Naples, Fla.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 1:30 – 4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 1:30 – 4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1:30 – 4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1:30 – 4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9 p.m. (Replay)

First Look: Kentwool 19th Hole Collection Dress Socks

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf Gear

I don’t dress up often, just weddings and funerals.  Now I have a good reason to, new Kentwools to review.  These babies are from the new 19th Hole Collection dress socks.

Kentwool dress socks

For those who have not yet read my reviews or heard of Kentwool, they are a great maker of wool socks with killer line of golf socks called Kentwool Tour.  I’ve done a few posts about them in the past.  See the related links below.  Review coming soon, as soon as I dress up…

kentwool 19th hole dress socks

Related Links

Kentwool Tour review

Kentwool Orange Edition

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Rory McIlory wins PGA Player of the Year and Vardon Trophy. PGA Tour POY coming up next.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Categories: European TourPGA ChampionshipPGA TourPro GolfRory McIlory

Photo © 2012 by Tony Korologos

This should come as a surprise to nobody.  23 year old, #1 player in the world Rory McIlory has won the PGA of America’s Player of the Year.  Rory won FOUR times in 2012 in 16 events, including the record-setting victory at the PGA Championship where he lapped the field.

Rory also won the Vardon Trophy, the award for lowest scoring average on Tour.

“Honoured to win The PGA of America player of the year award along with the Vardon Trophy, it’s fantastic to see my name on a list of winners alongside some of the greats of the game.” ~Rory McIlory via Facebook

For good measure, Rory has won the money titles on both the PGA Tour and European Tour.  He’s the 2nd player to ever do that.  Luke Donald became the first last year.  The money title award is referred to as the Arnold Palmer Award.

More Awards Soon

Next award for Rory: PGA Tour player of the Year.  Mark it down. It is a lock.

Golf Apparel Review: G-MAC Ardglass Polo by Kartel

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 12th, 2012
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearReviews
G-Mac by Kartel

My lovely G-Mac Ardglass – click for more

Today I’m reviewing the G-Mac Ardglass golf polo by Irish apparel maker Kartel.  The G-Mac line is new; a coloboration between Kartel and Irish golf star Graeme McDowell.  Let’s take a look at this awesome polo.

Ardglass Features

This golf polo is made from 63% pima cotton which is extremely soft and smooth.  I find myself uncontrollably petting this shirt as it hangs in the closet.  Tough to explain that to the wife at 4:13 a.m.  The other 37% of the fabric makeup is polyester.  Polys don’t wrinkle and they keep their shape well.  And perhaps best of all a poly fabric prevents shrinking.

The collar has a “button under” design which is very nice.  And the under side of the collar on my shirt (the orange or Whiskey color) is black, which matches the detailed stitching on the trim around the buttons.  Very nice touch.

Wearing this polo provides the wearer up to 30SPF ultra-violet protection.

The fabric of this shirt is not only soft, it combats moisture with its dry-tech moisture wicking technology.  The fabric pulls moisture from the skin to the outside of the shirt where it evaporates.

Along with the wicking, the shirt’s material is anti-microbial.


The Ardglass is available in four colors: Whiskey (orange, shown in this article), coral (hot pink), jade (hot turquoise), basalt (black/gray).

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Adrglass Colors

On The Course

This shirt is so comfortable and good looking that it practically inspires good golf.  I’ve gotten many comments on this shirt.

The smooth fabric combined with great design is great for the golf swing.  No binding, stretching or pulling.  I can swing free with this polo, and concentrate on my shot rather than an irritating apparel issue!

G-Mac Polo

Ardglass – Whiskey – click to zoom


It is tough to come up with a 4,000 word article on a golf shirt.  Lets face it.  There are really only three crucial requirements a golf polo must meet: Style, comfort and performance.  The Ardglass scores a “brilliant” rating in all three crucial areas.  Brilliant old chap!

I wish wearing this G-Mac polo made my golf game as good as Graeme McDowell’s, but I’ll have to settle for being as stylish I suppose…

Related Links

G-MAC by Kartel website

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Golf Apparel Review: Mobile Warming Heated Golf Rain Jacket

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, November 9th, 2012
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf ApparelGolf GearReviews

There are three inches of snow on the ground outside my house right now, and more snow is falling.  Not golf weather.  No worries though, because I have a HEATED jacket that can toast my upper body at up to 135 degrees, made by a cool company called Mobile Warming.  Lets take a look at this great idea.

Mobile Warming Overview

Mobile Warming is a company based out of Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Wisconsinites know what cold is all about.  MW makes heated apparel for men and women including jackets, shirts, vets and gloves.  Their line is geared toward hunters, skiers, hikers, fishermen, motorcyclists and now golfers as well. (more…)

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