I’ve played different versions of “Vegas Golf,” the game where you have casino chips representing different good and bad situations that happen on the golf course. Recently I put the Vegas Golf VIP version into play with my group. $42 later I think it worked out quite well. Let’s take a look.
Vegas Golf VIP Edition
This is a golf game played between 2-4 golfers. It wouldn’t be possible to play more than four due to the players being in different groups. The game comes with 19 casino-style chips. Each chip represents an event that can occur on the course, like making a birdie or 3-putting. Some events are positive, like the eagle, birdie, 3-pars-in-a-row chips. Some events are not good, like the water hazard, 3-putt, anger, lost ball chips.
During play the “chip keeper” will hand out chips to players as the events occur. In my round yesterday for instance, I hit a tree on the first tee shot. Yes, I captured the tree chip. If another golfer hit a tree after that, he/she would get the chip. There are certain chips that are very active, like the 1-putt chip.
The group decides on a bet value per chip. In the case of my group, we decided on $1.00 per chip. So if a player ended up with say the birdie chip at the end of 18 holes, he would collect $1.00 from each of the other players in the group. If a player ended up with one of the bad chips, like the 3-putt chip, he would pay each of the other players in the group $1.00.
During the round it is quite fun to razz your opponents and hand them the tree chip or the lost ball chip. It’s great to get rid of that one. It’s also great to capture the birdie chip, and hope to be able to keep it for the whole round.
This version of the game comes with a nice accessory bag to store the chips in. It clasps onto the golf bag for easy use and access.
Vegas Golf VIP is quite fun. My group had a blast playing it, except for the guy who ended up with the tree chip, worm burner chip, and water hazard chip. I don’t think he was too thrilled. But I digress.
This $50 valued golf game is $29 on Amazon and is a very fun and reasonably priced golf gift for the holidays, Christmas, Father’s Day, birthdays.
Man it is November already. This year has flown by. I already saw a Christmas tree erected downtown here near a shopping mall. With the holiday season approaching I will be posting my annual golf gift guides. Call them Christmas golf gift guides or holiday golf gift guides. Whatever your politically correct leanings are.
BIG MAX Autofold FF Push Cart/Trolley
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Christmas is coming up soon and what better way to spread the holiday cheer than with a fine Honduran cigar? How about this one, the Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet Toro?
Medallas de Oro Romeo Y Julieta
- Strength: Medium
- Shape: Toro
- Size: 6 x 52
- Country: Honduras
- Wrapper Color: Natural
- Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian
- Wrapper Leaf: Connecticut
This cigar is a very tasty cigar for my not-so-professional cigar taste, not too strong. Medium strength is good for me. The flavor stays consistent, even toward the end of the cigar’s life where some can get a bit nasty. This size will last me several holes to perhaps 1/3 of a round on the golf course, or about 40-60 minutes on the front porch. Even the lovely bride, who is a newb to cigars, enjoys this one despite the strength being a little bit higher than she would prefer.
The numbers for me don’t lie. My golf scores when enjoying a fine cigar are a good 40% better. I’m not kidding. Perhaps it is that the cigar helps me relax, or perhaps keeps my mind eating itself with bad memories of the last 3-putt. Out of courtesy I always give my opponents an opportunity to surrender as I light up my next cigar.
This the 2nd installment of my 2015 golf Christmas gift guides. These guides may be known to the politically correct as “holiday” golf gift guides.
Today’s gift category is golf accessories. Below are a few suggestions. Click the title link or the image to go to the full product review.
GPS watches are very popular in golf at this time. Your yardage to the front, middle, and back of the great is on your wrist at all times. Keep score too.
This awesome LARGE flask is a must for the golf bag and for other opportune times like tailgating. Have a wee nip!
If you like having the top of the line when it comes to your golf accessories, this is your laser. Not the cheapest, but the best in performance and quality no doubt.
Whether on the practice range, in the garage, or on the beach this is a great bluetooth speaker. I recommend metal.
This is a very nice switchblade divot tool. Super high quality and includes a magnetic ball marker.
I certainly can’t blame my golf accessories if I miss a green or a target! When I’ve got the Bushnell NEO Ghost pocket golf GPS on my person I have solid yardages of about 30,000 courses!
My family enjoys some of these “gift of the month” types of gigs, wine, fruit, cakes… Birdie Box offers several golf related subscriptions, all which could be some great holiday/Christmas gifts that “keep on giving.”
Rukket Sports makes some very cool practice nets for all sorts of sports, not just golf. I have several now. This is a good one for short game practice, and boy do I need that.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This golf polo is super comfortable, very classy and simple, and keeps the player dry even in the most humid conditions. Highly recommended.