Review: Sunday Golf El Camino Walking Golf Bag

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
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I’ve had the Sunday Golf El Camino Golf Bag in play for awhile now. I really dig the concept of Sunday golf bags, which typically are very small, light, and hold less clubs than a standard bag.

Are 14 clubs really necessary?

Let me tell you a little story.  For 578 long decades I was the president of my local men’s golf association.  In human years that’s seven.  I was in charge of arranging tournaments, scoring, activities and all that goes along with being the club president. Yeah I fielded calls at 3am from disgruntled players wondering why their birdie on #13 didn’t win a skin. It’s really fun to explain to some bonehead at 3am how an eagle beats a birdie. I digress.

One of the tournaments I put on every year was the “4-club” tournament. In that tournament each competitor could use any 4 clubs they wanted from their bag. I’d usually go 3W, 7i, PW, putter or something close to that. Over the years of putting on the 4-club tourney I noticed something very interesting. The scores didn’t change! What? Yes. The score players turned in with four clubs were the same average scores they shot with 14. It was then that I realized that having 14 clubs, including four wedges might not be as critical to my game as I thought.

Back to Sunday

So I’ve had a few Sunday bags in my years of golfing and blogging about golf. I love to walk and carry and a Sunday bag is the best option by far. Now let’s talk about the El Camino.

El Camino

The El Camino is well designed and thought out. Obviously not just slapped together by someone who doesn’t play golf.  I can super-easily fit eight clubs in the bag and I’ve squeezed 12 in there in a pinch. I prefer eight when using the El Camino. Driver, hybrid, a few irons, couple of wedges, putter.

Getting clubs out and putting them in is a breeze. There are four compartments for arranging the clubs.

The pockets on the El Camino are huge, especially considering the small footprint of the bag. I can easily fit in a bunch of extra balls, accessories, rain gear, a towel, some snacks, and even a couple of…. “frosty beverages.”

The stand portion of the bag is solid. It provides a great base and deploys and tucks away without a thought.  It’s natural to pick up the bag and just throw it over your shoulder without thinking about the stand.

Looks

Aesthetics are a big deal and the El Camino nails them.

The El Camino is super sharp looking. Clean lines, great color scheme (I dig grays).

Colors

The El Camino is available in eight colors, including a camo style. My color is Heather Grey.

Final Thoughts

Walking is no doubt the best way to experience golf. Walk the course with the El Camino.

While you’re at it, rethink your club strategy. You may be carrying too many clubs and not using your brain and creativity to create shots with the clubs you do have.

Great Gift Idea

Father’s Day, Christmas, Holidays, tournament prizes… All great reasons to pick up an El Camino! They’re around $200 on the Sunday Golf website.


First Look: Robert Graham Clubhouse Collection

Filed under: “How’d they know I needed a new wallet?”

In for review is a fun box with a couple of nice leather pieces from Robert Graham Clubhouse Collection. Inside is wallet with card guard RFID protection, and a fun tee holder with some very cool golf tees included.

The Box: (It’s all about the presentation!)

What’s Inside

The Wallet

My current wallet is falling apart! The timing of this product submission is perfecto! I’ll be putting the wallet into play immediately and posting a full review after I’ve beat it up for awhile.

Initial Impressions

I like the quality and the styling. The color scheme of the inner art is nice. This wallet is a little bigger than my previous, but I need more space to carry all the cash I win on the golf course.

BOOOM!

Stay tuned for my full review.  Until then I’d consider these items as potential Christmas (“Holiday” for you politically correct folks) gift items!


Player2 Apparel Review – Drop Another

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 10th, 2022
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I’m happy to help support new golf brands and entrepreneurs. Here’s your chance to do the same with Father’s Day just around the corner. Check out some Player2 apparel.

On the left side of the photo above is the Player2 “3-Putt” polo.  I must admit that I would normally shy away from any golf product whose name implies something bad, but we’re going to let it slide… this time. The 3-Putt is a performance polo with a classic fit and 4-way stretch.  The polo employs active wicking to pull moisture away from the player and help it quickly evaporate.  The polo keeps the player cool (physically) with “brrr Triple Effect Cooling.  It was 96 degrees here today, so I need a bunch of that brrr Triple Effect NOW!

On the right is a classic T for apres golf. The fabric is mega-soft due to a tri-blend of fabrics.  I dig chilling out in this one.  Sizes run from small to XXL and there are four available colors.

Finally in the center is the Trucker Mesh Hat… er, a “lid.” I dig trucker lids.  Sizes available for adults and kids.

Best of luck to Player2. May your birdies, and your sales be plentiful.

FORE!


2020 Golf Pride MCC Teams Hybrid Grips – Which Color is Your Team?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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The Golf Pride MCC grip is the #1 hybrid grip on tour.  These grips are a hybrid rubber/cord grip which combines the best performance characteristics of each material. Here’s the whole color spectrum, representing color schemes for most sports teams.

The upper hand area of the grip is brushed cotton cord and the the lower part of the grip is a high performance rubber material.  The cord portion naturally gives the player a solid grip and control in all weather conditions while the rubber portion provides feel and responsiveness.

Summary

All weather control – cord style wicks away moisture to help prevent slipping.

Max surface texture – “Pebbled” texture increases surface area, increasing control of the club.

Firm feel – Grip provides firm, responsive feel and a high level of feedback. “Feedback” is the vibration and audible sound translated from the club to the golfer.

Team Colors

After careful analysis my team color is the red and black grip, just right of center.  This matches well the Utah Utes crimson red.

Which color matches your team?


HandiMagnet is Great Golf Accessory for Mounting Gloves, Towels, Cigars

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 12th, 2020
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I get so many useless golf gadgets in for review that it’s a big deal when I receive an actual useful one! Well here’s the big deal, the HandiMagnet.  HandiMagnet is a small golf accessory which an incredibly strong magnet on one end, and a multi-function clamp on the other.

Glove/Towel/Paper

The first clamp, seen lower right on the image above, is for gloves, towels, or even papers like scorecards or pin sheets.  Simply attach the super magnet to your push cart or golf cart frame, then hang the glove/towel/paper from the other.  The accessory airing out and drying sweaty gloves.  Take the glove off and hang it on the HandiMagnet while driving the cart or pushing a trolley down the fairway and let the glove air out in the sun and wind.

I’ve used the clamp to hang a pin sheet and have it right up in front of my face on a golf cart. Super convenient.

Cigar Holder

I’ve been known to enjoy a few stogies on the golf course.  One pain when golfing is finding a place to put that cigar. With the 2nd mount (middle of first photo above) one can make any metal object an instant cigar holder.  Below my 4-iron has been converted from a club that’s hard to hit, to a club that provides me convenient access to my Romeo Y Julieta.

Bonus Function – Club Loft Checker

An old golf trick to help a player understand the launch angle of a club is to stick a golf tee on the face of the club.  The tee points to the angle of the shot.  A golfer can use that in practice or on the course (against the rules) to see if a shot will clear an obstacle like a tree.  Sometimes golfers will use some chewing gum to stick the tee to the club.

A bonus with the HandiMagnet is this unit can be used as an easy loft checker.  The magnet is so strong it will not come off even during a full swing.  I tried it and couldn’t get it to budge.

Final Thoughts

Father’s Day is coming up quick! HandiMagnet is a super choice for dad, at a mere $13.99. Get one for dad and one for yourself and still have enough money left over to buy a frosty beverage at the cafe after your next round.


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