Golf… There isn’t a sport anywhere in our solar system which has more gadgets and accessories. With Father’s Day coming up I thought I’d better mention the Belt Caddy by GolfTools as a possible Father’s Day Golf Gift.
The Belt Caddy is an accessory which attaches to the golfer’s belt and can hold two golf balls, two tees, the Belt Caddy divot tool (with included ball marker) and also has a velcro tab for attaching a golf glove. The glove can air dry while hanging from the player’s belt.
On The Course
It is hard to go into a 2000 word description of a basic accessory like this. That being said, I tried out the Belt Caddy and found it to work well and no problems with the functionality of the unit. I don’t wear a glove so I didn’t utilize the glove tab.
With Father’s Day coming up next month, and the festivities surrounding my pending wedding (and all the cigars which will be involved), I thought it would be a good time to do a piece on a very cool accessory called the Gentleman’s Vice.
The Gentleman’s Vice is a cigar/golf accessory which has many functions:
First it is a dual action cigar cutter. You push a button and the double guillotine blades extend out. Put the stogey in the opening and close the guillotine for a perfect cut.
A 2nd button/slider extends a divot tool. A gentleman always fixes his ball mark and a few others.
After fixing a few ball marks, the player/gentleman marks his ball and pending birdie putt with a customizable ball marker.
Nothing ruins a fine cigar quicker than goose dung. While hitting shots the U-shaped top of the unit can hold a cigar to keep it off of the wet grass, keep it out of the chemically treated grass or most importantly, keep it away from goose dung. The unit also can serve as a club prop to keep the grips from contacting the wet grass and becoming slippery.
The Gentleman’s Vice has a mounting clip which allows mounting of the unit on your belt or your pocket for easy access.
The Gentleman’s Vice comes in five colors: Silver (pictured), copper, gold, black and gray.
Each GV comes with a nice carrying case, pictured left. The case can easily attach to a golf bag.
I have a gallery of images set up. Check out the Gentleman’s Vice Image Gallery.
I’ve used my Gentleman’s Vice many dozens of times and it would make a great Father’s Day golf gift. It is a perfect combination of a fun golf gadget and real life useful functionality. The thing is indestructible too, which is why it has a lifetime warranty. The Gentleman’s Vice is built like a Russian tank, only it gets much better gas mileage.
This is yet another of what are sure to be glowing reviews of a product by my new golf buddy Marius, the gray matter behind the new hip golf company called SUMI-G. Marius and I met at this year’s PGA Show and have become golf pals, with weekly grudge matches to determine who reigns supreme, at least for one week. For the first time in our playing history, we both played decent last week. To this date all our battles have been pig fights. Somehow this week the bugger Marius beat me out of $1.00 despite the fact that I beat him by one stroke.
SUMI-G Dormy Belt
Part of the SUMI-G “Tee Collection,” the Dormy belt is a very hip and stylish belt for golf or just everyday life, unless looking cool isn’t on your list.
The Dormy belt sports that new wider footprint we’re seeing in golf belts these days worn by many of the “in” golf crowd. The width is 1 5/8″ wide. Note: if you are wearing some old school style golf pants or golf shorts from years ago, this belt may be too wide to fit through the loops. If you pick up one of these belts and it is too wide to fit through the belt loops, that’s a tell tale sign that the “hipness level” of your belt is beyond that of your pants. You’ll need upgrade your pants to match the quality and style of the belt!
The buckle is super stylish and shiny and features a unique double prong to latch it into the belt. Within the buckle is a magnetic SUMI-G ball marker. Using this marker during play is easy and is referred to “Sumigizing.” If you misplace the marker, the belt comes with two backups.
The leather of the belt is very soft. When I have strangers comment on the looks of the belt, I have them feel how soft the leather is. That looks a bit strange to passers by I must admit, but I feel a duty to spread the word on how nice and supple the belt is. It isn’t like a “biker” belt with the cheap hard Tijuana leather. This is Italian leather baby.
The Dormy Belt is yet another mega-stylish, elegant and useful product from my new favorite company SUMI-G.
Just a few minutes ago while sitting here in the San Diego airport withing for a flight, I had someone tell me how cool my belt was (I’m wearing the white one right now). This happens daily.
HOG SUMI-G image gallery.
The entire SUMI-G line may be purchased online now at The Golf Space SHOP or at the SUMI-G web site.
My review of the super cool SUMI-G golf head covers which feature rigid exoskeletons.
Back in April Fox News was constantly talking about T-Bagging. Comedians like Steven Colbert and John Stewart were having a hay day with it. Funny thing was that Fox didn’t really know what that term meant to some people. Yes, to us golfers it refers to a very cool golf accessory bag which holds golf tees and makes them easy to access. 😉
The T-Bagg is a fun and inexpensive stretchy mesh bag which hangs from your golf bag or your golf cart. You put tees in there and stick the pointy end of the tee through the mesh. When you need a tee you just pull it through the stretch mesh and it it pops out. Simple.
I was skeptical at first but I’ve grown to really like having that bag handy rather than having a bunch of tees in my pocket poking me or poking holes in my pocket.
The only critique I have, which I’ve suggested to my T-Bagg friends, is to change the top of the bag from velcro to magnetic. I’m not a velcro fan because it wears out and gets shabby over time. With magnets sealing the top of the bag it will last much longer. I do realize the price point of the T-Bagg at $7.95 retail may not be attainable with more expensive components and assembly if they went with magnets.
The T-Bagg won’t replace my having some tees in my pocket but it is a fun and handy golf gadget which I like. My golf pals like it too. I gave two extras to some golf pals and they both rave about them.
Great Father’s Day Golf Gift
Father’s day is coming up and the T-Bagg is a very inexpensive yet unique gift to give to that dad who golfs. (Kids, don’t get me one since I already have one!).
T-Baggs are available at The Golf Space SHOP, or at the T-Bagg web site.
More T-Bagg pictures are here.
I’ve been touting how cool the products from SUMI-G are. My new golf buddy Marius, the cranium behind SUMI-G, has a talent for making super hip, elegant, unique and functional golf accessories. Every round of golf I play I have people drooling over my new head covers. Just two days ago a military buddy of mine wanted the driver cover so bad I gave him the one off my personal set so he could have one in time for a trip to Hawaii.
Tired old head cover designs
Lame head cover #1: This one is a stretchy cotton sock which wears out and eventually just falls off.
Lame head cover #2: This one is leather or plastic and has velcro, which wears and and gets shabby looking over time.
Lame head cover #3: This one is leather or plastic and has a zipper. The zipper may work for 1-2 rounds, then fails.
SUMI-G Mega-cool super stylin’ hip headcover
The SUMI-G head cover (hybrid shown upper right, driver cover lower right) has a stylish look with a silky black finish which feels like velvet. I’m no fashion expert, but the black finish will match any bag color.
This headcover has a unique mechanical closure which protects the head. The mechanical enclosure allows for installation of the cover with one hand can be put on the club from the ground without even having to bend over. This one handed ground installation can save having to bend over dozens of times (drivers, fairways, hybrids) during around, helping guys like me with a bad back stay off the injured reserve list. This 12 second video below shows just how quick and easy it is to slip the cover on:
I’ve been excited to write this review not just because this is the coolest head cover on our planet and several others, but because I could use the words “rigid exoskeleton.”
The SUMI-G head cover employs a rigid exoskeleton to protect the club and the shaft. Drivers these days are quite an investment and I don’t know about you but I’d sure want a rigid exoskeleton protecting my $500 driver with the $150 shaft.
On the course
These headcovers bring more enjoyment to my golf rounds because of their ease of use. I just throw the head cover on the ground by the tee and slip it on with one hand when leaving the tee after blistering a drive down the middle. It has become sort of my “post shot routine.”
Style, uniqueness and a perfectly useful functionality. This is the coolest innovation in head covers in years and they’re so classy and sharp looking to boot. Who wouldn’t love to own a head cover which has a rigid exoskeleton and convenient one handed ground installation?
If you just have to have a set of these head covers now, the new Golf Space SHOP carries the entire SUMI-G product line.
SUMI-G HOG Photo Gallery.
SUMI-G interview at the 2009 PGA Show.
SUMI-G web site.