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Antigua Vista Pullover Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Lately I’ve been greatly enjoying and needing to put into play my new Antigua Vista Pullover.

Antigua Vista Pullover

Antigua Vista Pullover

Right now in northern Utah we are in what I call the “decoy spring.” Some days it’s warm, some days its cold. Some days it’s 80. Some days it snows. There are lots of days between where a light pullover layer is just right. I’ve been gaming the Vista on the course and at the office as I’m right under an air conditioning vent.

Vista Details

  • 100% polyester
  • Desert DryTM moisture wicking heather twill knit
  • 1/4 zip pullover with contrast taping & dyed to match cover stitch detail
  • Stand up collar
  • Open bottom & contrast zipper placket
  • 3D silver reflective Antigua logo
  • Five colors available
  • Sizes up to XXL

On The Course

On the course this pullover has been fantastic and a real lifesaver.  Right now it’s just cold enough that a simple golf polo isn’t enough.  Once you get the chill it’s hard to hit good golf shots and enjoy the round.  The Vista has provided a perfect layer of protection.

The fit of the Vista works very well for me.  I bend over fairly far to putt, not quite Michelle Wie style, but pretty far.  Baggy and loose fitting outerwear often gets in the way of my putter grip and often catches, sending the putts off line.  The Vista somehow fits closely, but comfortably and loose enough that I can move.  The sleeves are a perfect length and during the golf swing there’s no pulling or restriction.

Antigua Vista at the train station

Antigua Vista at the train station

I’ve used the stand up collar several times already, to help keep my neck warm and keep the elements out.

Price Point

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Vista is the price point.  A quick Google search pointed to me to an outlet which hat this piece for only $59.00.

Conclusion

The Vista by Antigua is a great way to take the edge of a slight chill in the air.  This would be a great option for golf in spring or fall, southern California in the spring, or Scotland just about any day of the summer!

Father’s Day is coming up.  The Vista would be a great choice for the golfing dad on your list.

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Antigua Edge Golf Polo Review

Review: Antigua Paradise Golf Shorts

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Antigua Edge Golf Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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Let’s say you just found out you have to jump on a plane (3 planes actually) to Singapore. Between long flights and layovers in multiple airports in multiple countries, you will be traveling for 35-40 straight hours. That was me a couple of weeks ago.

Antigua_Edge_Polo

My first order of business was to insure comfort on such a long journey. I chose the Antigua Edge Polo as my shirt scripting. It’s part of Antigua’s “PERFORMANCE GOLF – MEN’S PERFORMANCE – 72 SPRING 16” collection. This is one of the most comfy golf shirts I’ve ever worn. After 35+ hours of traveling halfway across the planet, it still looked and felt great, unlike it’s wearer.

Edge Polo Info

The Edge polo is made from 95% polyester/5% spandex. No cotton which is good by me. Cotton can be quite a pain between wrinkling, shrinking, breathability, and performance.

The polo features “Desert Dry” moisture wicking. This means the fabric is pulling sweat and moisture away from the wearer to the outside of the polo where it can evaporate.

Colors/Sizes

The Edge is available in five colors: White/DarkGrey (pictured), Dark Grey Heather/Hypnotic, Medium Grey Heather/Verdant, Black/Fire, Medium Grey Heather/Black

Sizes currently run from medium to double extra-large.

Final Thoughts

I easily have over 100 polos in my closet so it means a lot that I chose this polo to wear when traveling halfway around the planet.  I knew I needed comfort and durability.

On the golf course the polo shines as well.  The cut is extremely comfortable and does not bind or restrict the golf swing at all.

On or off the course, or on a plane for that matter, the style of this polo is very simple, sharp, and classy.


Review: Antigua Paradise Golf Shorts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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Summer is coming fast and I have a perfect pair of golf shorts at the ready in the Antigua Men’s Performance Paradise Golf Shorts, part of Antigua’s “Men’s Performance – 72 Spring 16” collection.
Antigua_Paradise_Golf_Shorts
Specs

The Paradise golf shorts are made from 95% polyester and 5% spandex. These are the core fabrics in golf apparel these days and in most cases I think far better than cotton. These materials are far more durable, easier to care for, don’t shrink, resist wrinkling, and breathe much better than cotton.

One other great benefit to the materials in these shorts is the Antigua “Desert Dry” moisture wicking system. The fabric helps lift moisture off the body to the garment, where it then can evaporate. Great for summer.

Sizes/Colors

This is a seasonal offering and therefore has some limited availability. These shorts are available in six different colors. I recommend one of each.

The size range for these shorts ranges from 30-42 inches on the waist. The inseam is 10 inches.

On and Off the Course

These shorts are very light, soft, and extremely comfortable. In fact, they’re the ones I chose to wear when flying to Singapore last week. When you know you’re going to be on airplanes and in airports for 35 straight hours, you must wear comfortable clothing. It tells a lot that these are what I chose for that ordeal!

On the golf course I’ve really loved these shorts.   I’m doing a lot more walking this year and need not only comfort, but the moisture wicking.  During the swing and while walking the shorts are very comfortable and move with my body, rather than resisting it.

The look and style of these shorts is classy, and matches up well with a huge portion of my gigantic selection of golf shirts and outerwear.

Conclusion

Antigua has been one of golf’s best apparel brands for years.  The Paradise golf shorts are another fine example of Antigua’s quality, style, fabrics, comfort, and performance.  I strongly recommend adding these shorts to your next apparel script.


2015 Holiday Golf Apparel Gift Guide, a.k.a. Christmas Golf Apparel Gift Guide

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Well it is that time of year, the “gift guides” are all over the blogosphere now. Ah, I remember back in the days when I did one of the only golf blog Christmas gift guides. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Today’s golf gift guide is specifically geared around golf apparel. Featured below I have several golf apparel suggestions. Click the title of each one, or the image to read the full review. Happy Christmas shopping! If you follow my suggestions, your gift recipient will be very happy.

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater Review

11.24.14 | Category: Golf ApparelGolf LifestyleReviews

I have to include the Hooked On Golf Blog 2014 Apparel Product of the Year. This is an absolutely amazing sweater, made from baby alpaca fur. I wore it today.

FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe

FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe Review

08.03.15 | Category: Golf ApparelGolf GearReviews

The best golf shoes I’ve worn in 2015 are the FootJoy Hyperflex.  These wild looking shoes have provided a very stable base along with comfort to last walking round after round.

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

04.05.15 | Category: Golf ApparelGolf GearGolf LifestyleReviews

Dunning is one of the absolute best golf apparel brands on the planet.  This 1/4 zip thermal has been a gamer in my golf scripting for nearly a year.  So comfortable and so good looking.

Such a great color...

Kentwool Game Day Collection Golf Socks

10.07.15 | Category: Golf ApparelGolf GearReviews

Any HOG reader knows already that Kentwool Socks are THE best golf sock, ever in the whole universe.  Now they have colors for your favorite college teams.  These aren’t cheap, but I REFUSE to wear any other sock.

Custom Milled HOG NXT18GOlf Belt

Custom Milled NXT18 Golf Belts

Get the person on your Christmas gift list a custom milled golf buckle and belt from NXT18 Golf.  Send them a graphic and they’ll put it right on the buckle. If you’re not sure what graphic to use, they have the HOG logo on file.

Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo

Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo Review

06.16.15 | Category: Golf ApparelGolf GearReviews

This golf polo is super comfortable, very classy and simple, and keeps the player dry even in the most humid conditions.  Highly recommended.


Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Though I’m not currently on the course (I do have to write these posts from somewhere other than the 2nd green) I’m still enjoying today’s shirt script, the Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo.  This is a great shirt for the current weather conditions here, 90+ degrees.  Let’s take a close look at this golf polo.

Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo

Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo

Materials

I’m a polyester and spandex fan typically.  I’m not talking about 1980’s hair band spandex, just to clarify.  So I’m not as hip on cotton apparel lately.  The Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo (yes it is a mouthful) has changed my tune though, from an 80’s hair band song to something much better. The fabric in this polo combines Antigua’s “Desert Dry moisture management technology” along with natural fibers of cotton.

Sounds good but what does that mean? The fabric sucks moisture (sweat) away from the body. It goes through the fabric to the outside where it can evaporate. In even more simple terms, it helps keep the player dry. More on this:

“Cotton as a fiber alone absorbs moisture quickly, but doesn’t allow the moisture to travel across the cotton knitted fibers for quicker release — like synthetic micro-filament fibers. By engineering fabrics utilizing synthetic micro-filament yarns and blending them with fine natural cotton fibers, D2PC offers the look and casual comfort of cotton while maximizing the wicking properties of a performance fabric.” ~Antigua

Style/Fit

This polo is extremely simple in style, yet super good looking. It’s not flashy but it’s classy.

The fit is super comfortable and does not interfere with my mouse clicking in the office or my full golf swing on the course. Those are my two most crucial skills and I need performance out of them!

On The Course

Speaking of the course, I’ve enjoyed many rounds in my DDPC polo. Despite high temperatures and humidity lately, I’ve been quite comfortable. The shirt is very light, soft, and does not pull or bind in my golf swing.

Conclusion

It’s late in the game but still a few days before Father’s Day. Your local golf course shop or major sports/golf retailer may have the Desert Dry Performance Cotton polos in stock. They’re inexpensive, comfortable, stylish, and perform well on and off the course.


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