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Father’s Day Golf Gift Ideas Over $50

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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Now it is really crunch time.  You have just this week to get your golfing dad a Father’s Day gift. Since you waited this long, you might as well shell out some real dough for a super-nice gift.  This list is for you.  Get out your American Express Gold Card.  Here we go.

Bushnell Phantom Golf GPS Rangefinder – $99

Phantom showing yardages to center, front, back.

I’m still in the midst of reviewing the Bushnell Phantom golf GPS, but I can safely, and highly recommend it.  I’ve been gaming it for a couple of weeks now and love how quick and accurate it is. I also love keeping it in my pocket so I can grab front/back/center yardages from anywhere.  Stay tuned for my full review soon.

Tommy Armour TA1 Adjustable Driver – $299

You can find the Tommy Armour TA1 driver at Dick’s Sporting Goods.  This is a great adjustable driver for golfers who need forgiveness.  The driver comes in a very nice wooden box too, great Father’s Day package. Like the Bushnell GPS above, I’m early in the review period.  Stay tuned for more.

Cobra King F8 Driver – $399

I’m in the review/testing phase right now on the King F8 driver from Cobra. I’ve been gaming this driver now for a few weeks.  Starting to really like it. The face is the first ever milled face on a driver, and the adjustability is enough to make even the most obsessive compulsive golfer satisfied.

Shotscope V2 GPS Watch with Automated Performance Tracking

It is highly likely that the Shotscope V2 will win the Hooked on Golf Blog 2018 golf accessory of the year award. With this watch you can not only get yardages, but track every shot and view detailed statistics on every club, every hole, every round played on your mobile device or computer.  It is awesome.  Check out the Hooked on Golf Blog Shotscope V2 GPS Watch review for more.

Puma PWRADAPT DISC Golf Shoes – $150

Very cool treads from Puma.  These might be the most comfortable golf shoes ever made.  The “DISC” name comes from the disc which tightens the laces. It is a very cool system. Check out the Hooked on Golf Blog Puma PWRADAPT DISC Golf Shoe review for more.

Chase54 Trekker Golf Shorts and Frequency Polo – $79 & $73

My first Chase54 apparel review left me quite impressed with the quality, style, comfort and performance of the Trekker golf shorts and Frequency polo.  Highly recommended.

New Level 1031 Forged Irons – $1393.00

Do you REALLY love dad, and have a lot of money? Then I suggest picking him up a set of New Level forged irons.  I’ve just started testing the 1031 model, and they’re impressively long and accurate while being easy to hit.  It’s kind of like cheating.


Father’s Day Golf Gifts Under $50

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, June 9th, 2018
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It’s time for the long awaited Hooked on Golf Blog Father’s Day gift guides!  This year I’m going to break the guides into two categories, golf gifts under $50 and golf gifts over $50.  Let’s roll on the under $50. To get more details about the product, click the bold/blue heading.

Aris Urethane Covered Golf Balls $24-$28

These balls are roughly half the cost of Titleist ProV1’s, but employ similar materials and provide similar performance.

Zero Friction Supertubes

Fun packaging. Comes with golf balls, tees, and a golf glove!

MyCharge AdventureMax Portable Charger  – $49

Dad has a cell phone, golf GPS and probably other devices he needs to charge. This is a rugged portable USB charger capable of keeping dad’s batteries topped off.

Grip Boost Grip Enhancement Products $9-$15

If your hands slip, you need a better grip! Get a grip with Grip Boost.

Nicklaus Staydri Polo $24.99 – Nicklaus golf shorts – $29.99

I wore this outfit yesterday. It’s a great summer setup with light fabric which is comfortable and wicks moisture from the body.

Wallaroo Shelton Sun Protection Hat – $48

Summer is here. Keep dad protected from the sun with this comfortable had from Wallaroo hats.

Golf Jet – Monthly subscription from $37

Golf Jet - Jet Pack

Golf Jet – Jet Pack

This is slick, a monthly subscription to Golf Jet which includes high quality golf balls, tees, glove and more.

Wilson DUO Soft Golf Balls

Soft golf balls are the rage right now.  Wilson has the softest golf ball on the planet in the DUO Soft.  Soft golf balls are easier to compress for golfers with slow swing speeds.


Zero Friction Supertubes and Spectra Golf Ball 4-pack

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Did you know Zero Friction makes golf products other than their Zero Friction golf tees?

Below is one of the Zero Friction Supertubes. This is a very cool package with three golf balls, a hand full of matching Zero Friction tees, and a glove.

Another golf ball offering from Zero Friction is the Spectra golf ball.  It is a two-piece distance ball which comes in six cool colors.  They make a 4-pack which also includes a ZFTMAXX tee.  Below is the matte white version, which has a very interesting look.

These fun golf packs make some interesting golf gift ideas for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas and so on.


GolfJet Monthly Subscription Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Monthly subscriptions are the rage. Why get a bunch of overpriced razors when you could get something much more fun and useful, like golf stuff? There are a lot of monthly golf subs, but if you want to really class it up, check out the GolfJet JetPack.

Golf Jet - Jet Pack

Golf Jet – Jet Pack

The Packages

GolfJet offers several different monthly packages ranging from $37.95/month. Included in each pack are GolfJet golf balls, a glove, tees, ball marker, and access to the GolfJet Connect mobile app.

Depending on the package level, the JetPack will include 9 or 12 balls. See more on the ball types below.

JET Series Golf Balls

There are two models of GolfJet golf balls, the Jet3 and Jet4. Each model features a urethane cover, the secret sauce to “Tour” performance. Urethane is what makes the ball perform the best around the greens. The Jet3 golf ball is a 3-layer ball and you guessed it, the Jet4 is a 4-layer ball.

I played both the Jet3 and Jet4 balls for several weeks.  Both balls spin incredibly around the greens.  One would have a hard time finding a difference between these and big named Tour balls like the ProV1, TaylorMade TP, or Callaway Chrome Soft.

I found the Jet4 to be a little harder feeling off the driver than the Jet3.  I personally prefer the softer, more mushy feel.  That said, I scored well with both balls.

Glove

The cabretta leather golf glove is luxurious.  I’m not much of a glove wearer, but I gave the glove some attention and found the comfort and performance to be great.

Tees

The GolfJet tees are interesting.  There’s a gold rubber crowned section on the top which helps protect the golf club.  The body of the tee is shaped more like a blade or knife. It’s not round.  The tip of the tee, a blade shape, is great for groove cleaning and cleat cleaning.

App

The GolfJet app is exclusive to GolfJet subscribers.

The app features GPS rangefinder capabilities, score tracking, statistics, and sharing (smack talking) with your golf buddies.

Final Thoughts

The cost of a box of Titleist ProV1’s or other high-end tour balls can run in the $50’s, $60’s and up.  For less than the cost of a dozen of those balls, golfers can enjoy a dozen premium urethane covered balls which perform just as well, and delivered right to their door.  Add to that the tees, plush leather glove, ball marker and mobile app and that’s a winning ticket.


Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, June 11th, 2017
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Red alert! You have exactly one week before Father’s Day.  Stay calm. I’ve got some great golf related Father’s Day gift ideas for you, most of which you can get shipped in time, or find in your local golf shop. I’ll cover a range of under $15 to about $500 so now matter how much you “love” dad, I’ve got you covered.  Each item will have a photo and a link to the HOG review.

Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder $14.99

At $14.99 the Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder is a great gift. It holds cigars of varying sizes and clamps via velcro or strong magnets.

Snell Golf Father’s Day Gift Packs $65-$75

Between $65-$75 is a Snell Golf Father’s Day gift pack.  The packs come with two dozen killer golf balls, an awesome hat, and two casino chip style Snell Golf ball markers. Snell Golf balls are designed by the engineer behind the ProV1 and many other high end “tour” golf balls.

aahSoles Green Coral Flip Flops $30

These flip flops are incredibly comfortable.  The padding under the feet provides a wonderful foot massage with every step.  The joy dad will get for a mere $30 investment is huge.

Emoji Poop Driver Head Cover $30

I love my Emoji Poop head cover. It’s a friendly reminder of how good my golf game really is. Dad’s golf buddies will be envious.  Under $30.

“Skullicious” Tattoo Golf Lucky 13 ProCool Golf Shorts $59.99

Fantastic golf shorts with an attitude featuring roughly 200 skulls. Dad will love wearing these at the stuffy old club.  Under $60.

Devereux Cameron Golf Polo $85

Class dad up with a high end golf polo from Devereux.  Incredible fabric, performance and fit.  $85 well spent.

Sci-Core Indoor-Outdoor Practice Golf Balls $14.95

Indoors or in the yard these are great practice balls.  They fly a fraction of the distance normal golf balls do, and won’t break the neighbor’s window when you blade a flop shot in the front yard.

Kentwool Game Day Collection Golf Socks $20ish

There are no better socks on the planet.  I will not wear any other socks than Kentwool.  They’re not cheap.  They last forever.  Their new game day version features colors of your favorite pro or college sports teams.

OUUL Super Light Python Series Golf Stand Bag $199

My current game bag is this one.  It’s super light and very cool looking with no outlandish logos or marketing on it.  Ouul is a new brand making some very cool golf bags.

Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder $499

Do you REALLY love dad?  Then you can pony up the $500 it will take to get him the best golf laser rangefinder on the market, the Bushnell Pro X2.  This is my gamer and I love it.

HOG Android or iOS App FREE

The best things in life are free.  Point dad to the new Hooked on Golf Blog mobile app, available for both major mobile platforms.  To find it, search for “Hooked on Golf Blog” in either app store.


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