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Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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It’s getting cold here and I’m fully prepared and stylish in my new Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover jacket.

Galvin Green makes some of the most amazing golf apparel and outerwear on the planet. It’s really several steps above just about anything else out there.

Dash Insula Pullover Overview

The 1/4 zip Dash Insula pullover features a warming layer which helps keep the player (me) warm, which keeps me loose and especially helps prevent muscle strains and injury.  The primary insulation/warming of the Dash is provided by Galvin Green’s INSULA material.

The shoulders and elbows have a thicker padded area which provides more warming effect on crucial, exposed areas.  “Body-mapping” technology was used to determine the areas to pad, and what areas need more optimized breathability to prevent moisture buildup.

The dash is easy to wash and care for, made from 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane.

One very interesting design feature and technology is the front pocket.  It’s good for a cell phone, or smaller, thin item.  The pocket is actually “welded” to the body of the garment.

On The Course

The comfort and fit of the Dash Insula Pullover is perfect.  Not too baggy and not too tight.  Somehow the shaping of the garment can give me a more chiseled look, which I’m happy about.

During the golf swing there is no binding, pulling or stiff areas. The pullover flows with my swing, which isn’t easy to do. It has to bend in multiple bizarre and odd directions!

The performance of the jacket is tremendous. The warmth it provides helps keep me loose and with a bad back which stiffens easily in the cold, that’s a very important quality.

On days where the weather is a wee bit worse or more wet, I’ll use the Dash as a middle layer with another outer layer on top of it.

Final Thoughts

Galvin Green products are of the highest quality and most innovative design in the golf apparel world. Their performance is unsurpassed.  The Dash Insula Pullover enhances the already tremendous Galvin Green lineup as a go-to outerwear piece, or as a middle layer.  If used as a middle layer, it matches up perfectly with the Galvin Green Bart Windstopper Jacket as the outer layer.  Pricing for the Dash Insula is commensurate with it’s quality and performance, about $250 on the street.


Cobra Golf Introduces 2018 Lineup Including First Ever CNC Milled Driver Face

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Got some press releases from Cobra Golf yesterday with a TON of images of their new 2018 lineup and it looks intriguing. I don’t post press releases here, but I do at the HOG sister site HOGWire.biz. That’s the HOG newswire.  Here’s a brief overview of the new Cobra gear, and links to the galleries and press releases here at at HOGWire. If you’re just looking to salivate over hero shots of the gear, check out the HOG Cobra Golf 2018 image gallery.

King F8 and F8+ Driver

This is super intriguing! The first ever CNC milled driver face.  We’ve seen CNC milling in putters for years and even irons/wedges, but this is a new world for drivers. I’m curious what the benefit is to most amateur golfers, who usually have too much spin.  Personally I don’t have a lot of side-spin, so maybe it would work for me.

To see more of this driver visit the HOG Cobra Golf 2018 gallery.  To read more visit the Cobra Golf F8 driver press release at HOGWire.biz.

King F8 and F8+ Fairways and Hybrids

The new 2018 Cobra Golf hybrids and fairways.

 

To see more F8 Hybrids and Fairways visit the HOG Cobra Golf 2018 gallery.  To read more visit the Cobra Golf F8 hybrids and fairways press release at HOGWire.biz.

King F8 and F8 One Length Irons

First look at the F8 irons, which will be available in regular and one length versions.

 

To see more of this driver visit the HOG Cobra Golf 2018 gallery.  To read more visit the Cobra Golf F8 irons press release at HOGWire.biz.

First Ever Smart Set of Golf Clubs

A full set Cobra Golf clubs with Arccos 360 swing/shot tracking. Intriguing.

 

To read more visit the Cobra Golf Arccos press release at HOGWire.biz.

 


TPK Fine Leather Goods, Score Card Holders, Wallets, Golf Bag Tags

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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TPK Golf at www.tpkgolf.com offers some very nice leather goods and other accessories for golfers and non-golfers alike. Recently I’ve been sporting this very handsome and supple full-grain leather scorecard wallet:

The leather in this wallet is extremely soft and very classy looking. Plus it is light. I don’t like a lot of weight in my pockets when I’m golfing, especially walking. The wallet can hold scorecards and notes of many different sizes and formats and holds the card in place well.

Below is a shot with some other TPK products: card wallets on the left, bag tag and on the right is a wallet, but not just any wallet.

The wallet is called the “Back Saver Wallet,” which instantly got my attention. I have a bad back and the dumbest, smallest things can set it off. Because of that I never keep my wallet in my back pocket, especially if I’m sitting. Sitting with a thick wallet under one cheek makes your whole lower body get out of alignment, curing the lower back. Instant ache or even worse, a tweak.

The Back Saver is extremely thin and helps prevent a bad back from getting set off. Great idea. So far so good for me with my Back Saver, except for those times on the course when I win so much cash that it is too thick. Okay, that never happens.

Final Thoughts

TPK’s products are very classy and elegant. They can do custom logo or name engraving on just about everything they make too. Think about getting your name, company name, favorite college football team (Utah Utes), or pro team embossed onto a scorecard wallet or Back Saver wallet.

The holidays will be coming up before you know it. A custom TPK Golf product with your recipient’s name on it would make a fantastic Christmas gift.


First Look: Ecco S-Drive Golf Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, October 16th, 2017
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This one is going to be tight. I just received the new Ecco S-Drive golf shoes for review.  The golf season here is winding down and I’ve already gotten my skis tuned and my ski boots refitted. I hope the weather holds out long enough for me to put these new S-Drives through the rigorous HOG review battery before the snow flies.

These are quite unique looking.  Check out the laces and top of the shoe.

I hope to get my review done in the next few weeks. If not, you’ll know I’m enjoying some deep Utah powder and the review will come in the spring. For now, check out the press release from Ecco, detailing some of the S-Drive’s features.

From Ecco:

ECCO S-DRIVE represents an entirely new take on golf footwear. Drawing inspiration from the running market, the bold, athletic styling is matched with a simple, yet highly-technical asymmetrical last to enhance both fit and feel. The result is a lightweight, agile design that still offers the comfort, stability and performance golfers demand. ECCO S-Drive highlights the company’s commitment to innovate, through a unique set of performance and comfort properties, including:

  • An asymmetrical closure system enables a revolutionary, close to the foot fit, resulting in excellent support and stability.
  • Soft mesh upper for a comfortable feel, and bonded with microfiber for optimal support and stability. Treated with HYDROMAX® for superb weather and perspiration resistance.
  • A removable Ortholite® inlay sole offers long-term cushioning, enhanced breathability, antimicrobial function and the option of extra width.
  • Wrap up on the side of the midsole adding support during golf swing. Direct-injected TPU outsole featuring E-DTS® technology for excellent grip, traction, durability & flexibility.

Bermuda Sands Woodland Golf Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, October 13th, 2017
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It wasn’t quite Bermuda, but I last wore this fantastic Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo while playing golf in the Dominican Republic. I thought it was fitting, pun intended.

Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo

Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo

Woodland Polo Overview

The Woodland Polo is part of the Bermuda Sands fall collection. The materials in this polo are 92% polyester and 8% spandex. No cotton, which is good! These fabrics are so much better than cotton because they breathe, flex, resist wrinkling, don’t shrink, and are easy to care for.

The Woodland’s fabric has a striated heather look (I had to google it to see what it was).  It’s a pattern in the fabric, like grainy or lined look.  It’s very popular these days in golf apparel.

Colors/Sizes

The Woodland is available in five colors: purple (shown here), green, red, gray, blue.

Sizes range from small to triple-extra-large.

On The Course

I’ve worn the Woodland in some very different conditions with great performance and comfort.  Here in northern Utah I’ve worn it in 50 degree fall temperatures.  In the Dominican I wore it in 90 degrees with super-high humidity.  In both situations I was very comfortable.  The Woodland’s moisture wicking fabric really helped.

The fit of the Woodland is great.  There is no binding, pulling, stretching, or limiting of my rotation in the golf swing.

Final Thoughts

The $75 retail Woodland is a classy, stylish, comfortable, and high performance golf polo which competes against polos costing much more.  I highly recommend trying out the Bermuda Sands Woodland.  Upgrade your apparel scripting.


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