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Think Inside the Box – Monthly Golf Goodie Subscription from iGC Box

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s, Birch Box, Trunk Club, Lootcrate… the monthly goodie box for men concept is pretty hot right now.  But why get overpriced razors every month when you could get something really fun and useful, like golf balls and accessories?  That’s where iGC Box comes in.  Let’s take a look inside the box.

iGC Box

Inside my iGC Box are some nice golf goodies.  See below.

First and foremost is a half dozen high quality, urethane covered 3-piece balls.  That’s the same recipe one would find in “Tour” quality golf balls which can run $50-$60/dozen. I have NO desire to get a monthly subscription if the balls inside are “RockFlite” quality. The balls come inside a useful accessory bag which is great for the other small golf items one loses inside a big golf bag.

Along with the balls my box had some nice, long plastic tees.  I tee it high, so these are perfect for me.  Plus they’re much more durable than wood tees.

A nice full leather golf glove comes in iGC box, as well as an iGC ball marker.  Can’t have too many ball markers.  Most golfers have about 500 in their bags…

Last but certainly not least is a terrific little club brush, which is not even the size of a box of Tic-Tacs. There are three retractable parts: a metal brush, a plastic brush, and a pointed plastic groove cleaner.  This accessory is worth a month’s subscription price on its own. It’s so small it can live in the golfer’s pocket, ready for use whenever a quick club or groove cleaning is needed.  Clubs work their best when they’re clean and the grooves are not full of debris.

Subscriptions

There are two subscriptions available from iGC, year-round and seasonal.  Both subs are $19 and delivered monthly.  The yearly obviously comes every month through the year, while the seasonal is monthly between the months March through September.

Semi-Final Thoughts

I say “semi-final thoughts” because I’ll be covering another iGC box soon, which offers some other goodies, to give you the idea of the variance.

Think inside the box. iGC Box. With an iGC box landing on your doorstep every month you’ll have a solid pipeline of the most used and highest wear-and-tear items in your golf arsenal, balls, gloves and tees.


Hit Your Local Course for Last Minute Christmas Golf Gifts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Categories: Golf For WomenMiscellaneous
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Hooked On Golf Blog ChristmasYou’re in trouble, so you think. You’ve waited far too long to get that golf gift for the golfer on your Christmas list. Now it’s too late to order anything from Amazon.

Fear not. There’s probably a local golf course somewhere near you or even better, the home course of your gift recipient.

Last Minute Golf Christmas Gifts

Gift Card

If you know your golfer’s home course, a great gift is simply a gift card to the course. Then your recipient can choose exactly what he/she wants. Some courses separate pro shop apparel and equipment from golf green fees, so make sure you get them the card for whichever one you prefer.

Range Pass

Some courses also offer range passes or punch passes for buckets. A gift of game improvement is a great idea.

Lesson(s)

Speaking of game improvement, consider buying a lesson from a PGA Pro at your local course as a Christmas golf gift. The course can likely work that into a gift card of some kind or gift certificate.

Balls

If you’d like to be a little more personal take a sneaky peek at your golfer’s golf bag if you can. See what kind of golf balls they have in the pocket. There’s probably a hodge podge of balls, but look closely and try to figure out his/her preferred brand and model, or perhaps you already know it. Your local golf shop should have them.

Accessories

Some other ideas for golf gifts you’ll easily find at any local golf shop include golf towels, umbrellas, head covers,

Apparel

Golfers can never have too many golf shirts, shorts, hats, outerwear or golf socks. Most local golf course pro shops have great selections. Many regional shops have team logo items for your favorite college or pro team.


2017 Christmas Golf Gift Guide – Holiday Golf Gift Guide For You PC People

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Uber Wednesday (I just made that up)…  Christmas is coming in about a month and it’s time to start thinking about getting the golfer on your gift list some cool gear. I’m here to help.  I’ll post a few great suggestions which will be in a fairly broad price range.  Each item will be a quick writeup and photo.  The title and photo will be linkable to the HOG review where you can get more information.  Also be sure to check out the HOG 2017 Christmas/Holiday Golf Apparel Gift Guide.

TecTecTec VPRO500S Laser Rangefinder – $179

This is a high performance laser with slope for a very inexpensive price, rivaling other lasers that can cost over $500.

Snell My Tour Ball – $31.99

Snell MTB My Tour Golf Ball

The My Tour Ball equals the performance of the highest end balls, like the ProV1.  It should. It was designed by the same person who designed it!

Emoji Poop Driver Head Cover – $20

For only $20 bucks you can remind the golfer on your gift list exactly what kind of game he/she has.

Indoor-Outdoor Golf Practice Balls – $14.95

Practice makes perfect. Get some reps in inside with these soft practice balls. They won’t break the china.

Stage V Clinger – $14.99

Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder

Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder

Looking for a cigar gift? The Stage V Clinger is a great clip which magnetically attaches to metal, or attaches to anything else via velcro.

Tornado Tee – $15

These space age tees have a micro mesh crown which gives way during the compression of the ball at impact. This helps reduce spin and increase distance.

Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder – $499

Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder

Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder

For that golfer on your holiday gift list you really, really, reeeeaallly love… get him/her the best laser rangefinder money can buy, the Bushnell Golf Pro X2.


Christmas, a.k.a. Holiday Golf Apparel Gift Guide

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf Gear
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Below is the Hooked on Golf Blog Christmas Golf Apparel gift guide for 2017. For you politically correct folks out there, think of it as a “holiday golf apparel gift guide.” Below are some great golf gift ideas for that someone special in your life who golfs, or just likes to dress well. Click the link in the description or the image to go to the full review and get more information.

Nicklaus Apparel Men’s Staydri Polo and Shorts – $54.99 For the Pair

 

This is a great, affordable short and golf polo shirt combination with breathable, easy-care fabric which won’t wrinkle and won’t shrink.

Bermuda Sands Woodland Golf Polo – $75

Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo

Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo

In any conditions (hot, cold, wet, dry) this polo is super comfortable and the deep colors look fantastic. Class up your golf gift recipient with this great polo from Bermuda Sands.

Ecco S-Drive Golf Shoes – $160MSRP

I received these Ecco S-Drive golf shoes late in the season and have been using them for a few rounds but haven’t posted my full review yet. Unlike other golf sites and blogs, I actually really test everything I review for many weeks, not just a 3-ball range session. In short, they’re very comfortable right out of the box, and great for wearing on and off the course. Highly recommended.

Tattoo Golf Lucky 13 Golf Shorts – $59.99

Golf, skulls, and a bit of attitude make a great gift. Shake it up and get the golfer on your gift list this terrific pair of golf shorts from Tattoo Golf!

Antigua Vista Pullover – $59 Street

Antigua Vista at the train station

Antigua Vista at the train station

Spring, fall, Scotland… Take the edge of the wee cold with this super 1/4 zip pullover from Antigua. It’s stylish, comfortable and comes at a very reasonable price point.

Devereux Cameron Polo – $85

Devereux Cameron polo

Devereux Cameron polo

A higher-end polo for the discriminating golfer on your gift list. Super classy and stylish and high performance.

aahSoles Green Coral Flip Flops – $30

The funny name isn’t the only selling point for aahSoles. The flip flops are actually extremely comfortable and practically give the bottoms of your feet a tingly massage with every step.

Galvin Green Bart Windstopper Jacket – $275

Do you really really really love someone who golfs, or just loves or needs the most awesome and fantastic outerwear on this planet? Then cash in your 401K and pick up your lucky gift receipient the Bart Windstopper from Galvin Green. There is nothing better. Nothing.


The BroBasket

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
Categories: Golf LifeGolf LifestyleMiscellaneousReviews
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Women get flowers and smelly stuff as gifts.  What do men get? Ties? Yuck. Now men can get a gift which they would like as much as women like smelly stuff and flower gifts, the BroBasket.  BroBasket you ask?  Yes.  I just got my first one.  It went something like this.

The mystery box above was on my doorstep and had the quote, “a special gift for you.”  I thought to myself, “oh goodie!”

The fun stuff inside the mystery box was a very cool combination of “bro” friendly items like wine, whiskey rocks, golf balls, golf accessories, and a reusable basket to put other bro stuff in.

The wine came at a perfect time.  I cracked it open right away while putting together the inventory of my take in my first BroBasket.

My basket is “The Mini Golfer” basket.  What’s cool about BroBaskets is they can be customized to fit the the bro’s personality. I’m a wine guy. My basket featured a nice California cab, which I’m enjoying right at this moment (it is 7:58PM).  One can configure the spirit portion of the basket by picking from one of five wines, or a selection of brandy, gin, liqueurs, mixed drink packages, rum, scotch, tequila, vodka or whiskey. This cab is great. Cheers.

Other items can be added, pardon me, “configured,” to the basket such as glasses, accessories, and snacks.

Conclusion

BroBasket makes many different themed men’s gifts from the golf one I’ve featured here to others including spirits, corporate themes, holidays, and every other imaginable reason one might wish to give a man a gift.

Stop giving ties or gloves to your man and give him a gift he really wants and will most definitely use, one from BroBasket.


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