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First Look: MyCharge Portable Power Outlet

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, June 30th, 2018
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The life of a golf blogger is exciting! Exotic locations, high-end golf courses, golf babes, the best in golf equipment… When I’m traveling I use up a lot of power with my many cameras and mobile computing devices.  Posting live blogs, social networking commentary, photos, and videos eats up a lot of juice.  Plus I have golf GPS’s, bluetooth speakers, and all sorts of other devices I need to charge on the road.  Sometimes I’m nowhere near a power outlet and that’s when MyCharge comes in.  I’ve got many MyCharge units in my arsenal (see related links below).  Now I have the mother of all portable chargers ready for its first gig, the MyCharge Portable Power Outlet.

MyCharge Portable Power Outlet

MyCharge Portable Power Outlet

The Portable Power Outlet packs 20,000mAh of juice, a massive amount. Through two USB ports, a USB-C port, and a 110 volt 65 watt power plug, I can charge up or run many devices at once, including laptops and items which require a wall plug.


I’m about to take this monster on the road to Bandon Dunes, as well as the regular rigorous HOG golf blog schedule. I will post my full review and findings soon. Stay tuned, and stay charged!


HOG World Tour Visits Jack Nicklaus Designed Red Ledges Golf Course in Heber, Utah

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Yesterday was a tremendous day.  I had the pleasure of taking the HOG World Tour to Utah’s Red Ledges golf club, a Jack Nicklaus signature design. Red Ledges is located in Heber, Utah.

Heber is a quiet town near to dozens of summer and winter activities.  Heber is very close to Deer Valley and Park City ski resorts, national forest land, and Jordanelle Reservoir which is a haven for boating and water sports.

My round was very fun and challenging.  I was aided by caddie John, who was very good. Whenever I executed the shot, hitting the landing area he suggested, good things happened!

It will take me a while to process all the photos and write my review.  Plus I plan to return to review their par-3 course.  So stay tuned for my full Red Ledges Golf Course review soon.


Review: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align Golf Grips

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, June 24th, 2018
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I take my golf reviews seriously and spend a lot of time with equipment reviews.  This isn’t a “put one grip on one club and hit five balls on the range” review like one might find on lesser golf blogs! I’ve now had the Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align golf grips on my entire gamer set for 10 weeks.  I play an average of 3-4 rounds per week. During that 10 weeks I’ve experienced everything from freezing cold, humid, rain, and the last few weeks super hot and dry conditions.  I’m not a glove wearer, so my connection and dependence on good grips is even more critical. If my hands slip, it’s bad news. Let’s take a look at these grips and how they have, and continue to fare.

Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

Golf Pride Tour Velvet is the #1 grip played on worldwide golf tours.  It features a scientifically designed non-slip surface pattern with plus sign textures. The texture helps pull moisture away from the surface and reduce slipping.  The rubber material used to manufacture the grip is optimized for feel and playability.

The “Align” portion of the grip is quite interesting.  There’s a red portion of the grip which is positioned on the bottom side and runs the length of the grip.  When the grip is installed on the shaft, this ridge rises up slightly.  The raised ridge will be perfectly lined up with the club face if the grip is installed properly.  The golfer can feel this ridge in the grip and can associate the club face position and alignment with an actual tactile feel.

Sizes/Weight

Size Weight Core Size
Standard 52g 60 ALIGN
Midsize 63.5g 60 ALIGN

On The Course

It was interesting feeling the Align ridge the first time I used the grips. Knowing that the ridge was aligned with the club face helped me be aware of the position of the face through different parts of the swing. Over time the ridge has become part of my normal feel and setup. I don’t notice it much now, but will take note if my setup wanders or I feel like I’m not aligned properly.

As I mentioned, I don’t wear golf gloves. I can feel my connection to the grip in all parts of my hand and I seemingly lose a lot of control and distance if any part of my grip slips. Even in sweaty (a.k.a. nervous/high pressure) situations I found the Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align grips to be super sticky and responsive. The surface of these grips is superb. In damp morning conditions or rain I’ve not had any slippage issues.

Final Thoughts

The golf grip connects the golfer to the club. It’s a crucial piece of golf equipment.  The Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip insures distance control, power, accuracy, and proper feel.  Adding the Align feature to the equation gives more confidence, feedback, and proper setup to the golfer for even better results.

Related

Review: Golf Pride Tour SNSR Putter Grip

 


Mullybox Monthly Gift Box

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 22nd, 2018
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Monthly gift box subscriptions are very popular right now.  In my monthly sub I’d much rather have cool golf stuff than an overpriced razor blade.  That’s where Mullybox comes in.

Oh goodie!

A Mullybox subscription runs $29/month and includes a minimum of $60 worth of golf goodies delivered right to your doorstep, as you can see above.

Goodies Inside

Inside a Mullybox are golf treasures, from golf balls to towels to tees to game tracking devices.  Every month it is a new and exciting mystery combination.  It’s fun to open her up and see what’s inside!

The take this month (above) is half a dozen premium golf balls, a casino chip ball marker, some golf tees, a Frogg Togg chili pad cooling towel, and an Arccos Driver tracking system.  Woot!  Perfect timing for me.  It’s darn hot here right now and the chili pad is going to come in very handy.

Here’s another look below.

Final Thoughts

Ditch the Dollar Shave Club or whatever other lame monthly subscription you have, or are giving as a gift. Replace that razor with some premium golf accessories from Mullybox!  Guaranteed winner.


Introducing the #GolfBlogWorldTour – First Stop: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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I’m excited to announce that Hooked on Golf Blog is joining forces with great golf media friends GolfBlogger.com, IntoTheGrain.com, and GolfBalled.com for an epic trip to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. This power group of independent golf bloggers/media will be in Bandon Dunes July 11-15 and sharing the experience.

The #GolfBlogWorldTour will be playing numerous rounds on all the Bandon courses: Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, Bandon Preserve, Old Macdonald, and settling ties at The Punchbowl.

Tune in to social networks and follow the hashtag #GolfBlogWorldTour to view live photos, videos and commentary from America’s #1 golf destination, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.


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