For a golf blogger some days are great and some days are awesome. The awesome ones are when unexpected packages show up for review, and they’re not another bent piece of metal known as a “golf club stand.” Oh no. The awesome days are when those unexpected boxes of joy contain really useful, tasty, enjoyable, relaxing, score-improving…. Davidoff limited edition golf cigars.
The Davidoff Golf Scorecard Edition 2016 cigar is a Gran Toro format. This is about a six inch cigar which is fairly thick with a ring gage of 55. “Enjoyment time” (love that) is about an hour. During that our I offer my golf opponents the opportunity to surrender, because I’m deadly with the cigar as my 15th club. Today they declined the offer and paid the price. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This Dominican based cigar is wrapped in a veinless leaf. I didn’t know how much I would like that until I had one. The strength is medium to strong by my experience, but Davidoff’s rating is medium.
A box of five hours of enjoyment time will run about $120 but don’t fret. That’s the same cost as a couple of boxes of Titleist ProV1’s, but you won’t find any great cigars in the bushes.
The weekend grudge match today started out rough, pun intended. I had a new partner and he pretty much carried me the whole front nine. Despite his heroic efforts we were two-down starting the back. I knew I had to pull out the big guns for us to have a chance at coming back.
The latest in the cigar review queue is the Lobotomy by Asylum, courtesy of Famous Smoke shop. I was playing so bad I felt like I’d had a lobotomy. Could this stogie help bring my game back? After analysis of the Lobotomy slogan I was liking my chances:
“With a strength profile that will shock your receptors back to normal, and a flavor as complex as a Rorshach Test, these cigars will ease your stress and help you relax like never before. Get your Lobotomy now. Er… Asylum Lobotomy that is.”
Filler: Aged cuban seed tobaccos
As usual, I gave my opponents the opportunity to surrender before I powered up the Lobotomy. Their mistake was not accepting the offer. Upon my enjoyment of the Lobotomy, my game improved greatly and my partner and I scratched out a tie when it had looked like we were dead and buried.
Lobotomy isn’t one for the weak. It’s a bold cigar.
Bold is what just what the neurosurgeon ordered.
I’ve worked hard on this one, my 2016 Masters Tournament cigar scripting. It’s a script like no other, for the ages, and it’s its time.
To see the actual reviews of these cigars visit the links below:
Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet Toro
Kristoff LIgero Maduro Matador Toro
La Gloria Cubana Serie RF
Ave Maria Crusader
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 past weekend I put into play some new sticks. Sticks can be a synonym for golf clubs, but can also be for cigars. Actually put into play new irons and new cigars, so a double set of sticks!
La Gloria Cubana Serie RF Cigar
I was struggling with my game on the front nine. I decided I should tone my intensity down a bit and enjoy a cigar during the round. On the par-5 10th hole I started up this La Gloria Cubana Serie RF from Famous Smoke Shop. I hit a good drive but it kicked right and ended up in a lateral hazard. After taking my drop from the hazard I bombed a 3-wood from 270 and hit the green, past the pin. I then nailed about a 40 footer for birdie. Birdie, even with the penalty for the hazard.
First birdie of the day. Must be the cigar, right?
On the next hole I missed the green left, but chipped in for my second consecutive birdie.
Definitely the cigar!
Two holes later, I made birdie on the par-5 14th.
All told I carded three birdies during this fine cigar’s life. It did kick my butt a little bit. I smoked it a little too fast. Otherwise I might have had another one to try and finish out the last four holes with more birdies.
Cigar holes: Three birdies.
Non-cigar holes: Zero birdies.
- Body: Medium
- Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
- Binder: Havano
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian
- Price: A little over $5.00 each
I might make the PGA Tour if I just smoke 4-5 of these per golf round.