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First Look: GolfJet Jet Pack

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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In for review is a “Jet Pack” from GolfJet. No I’m not going to be flying around on a jet pack, or riding around in a private jet. Coach for me unfortunately. The Jet Pack is a high end package containing some premium golf balls, tees, a glove, ball marker, and a mobile app for yardages and score keeping.

Golf Jet - Jet Pack

GolfJet – Jet Pack

From GolfJet

GolfJet gives subscribers the Tour pro treatment, providing them with a set of new premium golf balls, a fresh cabretta leather glove, and detailed knowledge about the course ahead of them — before each round. Think of us as your personal sponsor. Our products will help take your game to the next level. Meanwhile, the GolfJet Connect smartphone app will immerse you into a golf experience with detailed personalized numbers and data. It’s your personal digital caddy that even connects all of your friends into your own personalized tour.

Jet Packs can be purchased as one-offs, or even more fun by monthly subscription. Just when you thought you were going to run out of Golf Jet Jet3 or Jet4 golf balls, a new box arrives on your doorstep, assuming the porch pirates didn’t get to it first.

The Jet3 is a 3-piece construction ball with urethane cover. As you guessed the Jet4 is a 4-piece golf ball, also with a urethane cover. Urethane is the secret to “tour” spin and feel around the greens.

When the winter temperatures permit, I’ll put some of these jet balls and tees into play and see how they fly.  Stay tuned for the full review.


2017 Golf Equipment Product of the Year – OUUL Super Light Python Series Golf Stand Bag

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, December 29th, 2017
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The week between Christmas and New Years I post the Hooked on Golf Blog Product of the Year awards. We’re about halfway so far. Today’s award is in the “golf equipment” category. The golf equipment category can be anything from golf clubs to golf balls to…. golf bags.  I typically choose a product that stands out the most and/or the product I’ve used the most in my gamer setup during the calendar year.  Without further ado, the envelope please…



OUUL Super Light Python Series Golf Stand Bag

I’m still gaming my Super Light Python Series Stand Bag by OUUL. OUUL is a new company that launched this past year.

OUUL makes golf bags and accessories which are a little more high end or boutique style, and don’t have obnoxious branding or logos all over them.

My OUUL stand bag is solid, easy to carry, light, and durable. I’ve been using it all of 2017 and it still looks brand new.  I posted my original review on January 10th and I’m still using it.

Some stand bags wear quickly in the legs and get more and more unstable over time. Not with my OUUL. The stand still springs out and provides a solid base.

I’m able to easily put in clubs and take them out, and the pockets are all easy to zip and access.

The large carry bar/skeleton on the top (above) makes grabbing, loading, lifting, moving my bag easy.

Hats off to OUUL for winning the 2017 Hooked on Golf Blog Golf Equipment Product of the Year!

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2017 Golf Apparel Product of the Year – Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
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I’m happy to announce the long awaited Hooked on Golf Blog 2017 Golf Apparel Product of the Year.  After hundreds of hours of testing, wearing, washing, evaluating countless apparel items in the calendar year of 2017, one item has triumphed and is clearly the best of the best. Drumroll please…

Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover

The Insula Dash pullover is a 1/4 zip golf outerwear piece that exudes style and provides great comfort and performance.  “Body mapping” was used to assist in the design of this tremendous looking and high performance pullover, helping to determine areas which need optimization for breathability. Extra padding on the shoulders and arms not only looks cool, but provides extra insulation and warming in crucial areas.

Innovation, style, and performance have really set Galvin Green apart from other golf apparel companies. For more details on this fantastic apparel piece, check out the HOG Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover review.

Congratulations

Hats off to Galvin Green for claiming the 2017 HOG Apparel Product of the Year. I look forward to seeing what Galvin Green comes up with in 2018.


2017 Golf Accessory Product of the Year – Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
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It’s the end of the year and time to look back at some awesome golf products and golf courses I’ve covered, and award the cream of the crop with the Hooked on Golf Blog Product of the Year.  To qualify for this award the product has to have been reviewed here at Hooked on Golf Blog during the calendar 2017.

For the first Hooked on Golf Blog Product of the Year award of 2017 I’m starting with the golf accessory category. This award goes to the golf accessory I found to be the best, most important, and most go-to new accessory to my golf gamer bag of 2017.  The envelope please…

Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder

Hands down the most crucial and by far the most used accessory in my bag is my laser rangefinder. Boy is my gamer a good one, the Bushnell Golf Pro X2. The Bushnell Pro X2 uses “pinseeker” technology to nail the pin very quickly and give me solid yardages instantly.

Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder

Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder

This unit is fast, small, easy to use, accurate, well built, and dependable.

Features include rock solid yardages in yards or meters, vibration when locked onto the pin, bright red LED readout or standard black, slope (enable or disable easily for legal play), and a great carrying case.

Check out my Bushnell Pro X2 review for more details.

Congratulations

I get a LOT of golf accessories submitted here for review from golf GPS’s to lasers to training devices, apps, and countless other gadgets.  The X2 stood out above the rest and deserves the great honor of winning a HOG Accessory Product of the Year.

 


Used Golf Balls From Two Guys With Balls

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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It’s a great day when you find that brand new Titleist ProV1 or other expensive “tour” ball in the bushes. Mint condition! #winning! Just made $5.00.  It’s no big deal that some other golfer hit that ball before you.  It’s got plenty of great shots left in it. So why not consider that when purchasing golf balls?  There are options out there to allow you to get your golf balls, premium pro lines or others, for a fraction of the original retail price. One great example is “Two Guys With Balls.”

Two Guys With Balls is a seller of pre-owned golf balls.  I’ve just picked up a couple dozen myself, and I’ll be damned if I can tell the difference between most of them and a brand new one.

Ordering

The ordering process is easy.  Find your ball, choose the quality level, pay a very reasonable price, and the product shows up at your door a few days later.

The Two Guys With Balls website has a very friendly and easy to use interface. From the home page, pick your pellet. Once on the ball page you can select how many and what quality level you want. There are three quality levels in their grading scale: Eagle, Birdie, and Par. Eagles are the highest quality, like new. Birdie has some signs of use. Par has definite signs of use which may also affect the performance. The levels are priced accordingly.

I chose the Eagle grade for some Bridgestone B330’s. It doesn’t cost that much more to go first class (unless you’re flying, then it actually does cost a lot more). They’re sweet. They were only $23.99 per dozen, almost half the price of a new box. I’m thrilled with the quality.

Giving Back

One great aspect to giving Two Guys some business is that they’ll donate a portion of the profit from your purchase to the Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.” We believe that children and youth should be given the opportunity to develop the tools and values that will allow them to achieve success in life.” Amen Two Guys.

Conclusion

I dig what Two Guys With Balls is doing and wish them the best of luck in their golf venture. They have an easy to use shopping cart, excellent product quality, and I can get some feel-goods knowing a portion of the profit is going to a good cause. That’s two good causes: my golf game and Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation! Well played. #winning


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