Mizuno Skintite Golf Glove Review

The Mizuno Skintite golf glove is good enough for Luke Donald, but is it good enough for me?

Mizuno Skin-Tite GloveThe golf glove is often overlooked because of new drivers, irons, wedges, putters, etc. Understandably so. And while I dislike buying new golf gloves each year, it’s a must for me. People have tried to get me to play with no glove in the past, but I’ve never been able to do so. Whether it’s a mental thing or just the Oklahoma humidity, I have to wear a golf glove until I’m chipping or putting.

A few years back, I reviewed the 3M Greptile Premium golf glove. At the time, it was the best glove I had ever worn, but I haven’t had one in more than a year. I switched to FootJoy gloves, but even they left me wanting a bit more. I’ve been playing a lot more golf this year than in the past, and the Footjoy gloves don’t last more than a few rounds in the Oklahoma heat without losing their grip.

When I had the chance to review the Mizuno Skintite glove, I jumped on the opportunity. Is it good enough to replace my beloved 3M Greptile, or will I have to keep looking? Keep reading to get my full impressions.

Kaenon Sunglasses Review

You’ve only got one set of eyes, so we suggest you take care of them. Do these sunglasses from Kaenon fit the bill?

Kaenon SunglassesAs a contact wearer and avid golfer, I’ve been in need of a good pair of sunglasses for a while now. It isn’t much fun squinting and fighting dry eyes during a round of golf in the sun.

Kaenon Polarized is a company that manufactures sunglasses for a variety of sports, ranging from kite boarding to climbing to golf. Competing against giants like Oakley and smaller but somewhat entrenched companies like Tifosi, Kaenon has their work cut out for them. Can their products compare or even surpass the others? Read on to find out.

FootJoy ReelFit Shoes Review

The Reelfit FootJoys are not only an evolution in technology, but an evolution in comfort as well. FootJoy has not only kept their lead in the golf shoe category, they have cemented it – with a twist.

ReelFit HeroNormally, a new version of FootJoy shoes would not be met with such a buzz. The latest versions would be upgraded with a slight modification of the lines and possibly the spikes might be updated for better traction. This wouldn’t draw much attention in and of itself.

This time around FootJoy has added something new and exciting. The BOA Lacing System adds a new twist and level of technology never seen in golf shoes before. Gone are the days of loose fitting shoes and laces the come undone or wear out. Now comes a new generation of golf shoes that not only need no breaking in, but fit perfectly right out of the box.

Too good to be true? Not really.

Sun Mountain RainFlex Pullover Review

Truly a unique product, Sun Mountian’s RainFlex delivers much needed protection from the elements when you’re enjoying golf in the rain.

Sun Mountain LogoKeeping dry on the golf course is important in many parts of the country all the time and in all parts of the country some of the time. Sure, you may have been blessed to live somewhere with very little precipitation, but the Pacific Northwest in not such a place.

They say that if you’re not prepared for the rain in Washington, well, you’ll be wet more often than dry. We’ve grown accustomed to playing golf in the rain, though not without the aid of technology. More than even Starbucks, Gore-Tex™ and other waterproof materials get us through the days.

Tifosi Optics Sunglasses Review

Tifosi Optics makes golf-specific sunglasses with interchangeable lenses for customized performance.

tifosi_logo.jpgAre you the sort of person who has multiple pairs of sunglasses laying about? One in the car, one in your briefcase, one in your jacket pocket. And, hopefully, one in your golf bag (in case you haven’t heard, prolonged exposure to the sun is bad for your eyes. Got it?).

Tifosi Optics is a sunglasses manufacturer that would like to streamline your sunglasses setup with a nifty interchangeable design that makes each pair of the company’s shades a triple threat. Does that make the Tifosis three times as good as other sunglasses? Read on to find out.

Rosasen Apparel Review

Is it possible to look cool in golf clothes? Rosasen thinks so. Find out what we think.

Rosasen LogoThis might just be me, but I hate having separate clothes that I wear to golf in and that I wear everywhere else. I consider myself a stylish guy, and since I can remember, I’ve had a separate wardrobe dedicated to golf appropriate attire (Ashworth polos, khakis, etc.) and then my everyday clothes (more stylish shirts, pants, etc.). Having all those different clothes drove me crazy, it was just too much. Not to mention my golf clothes were really dorky looking, and I hated that. I remember in high school, grabbing a bite to eat after a tournament and seeing a girl I liked at a restaurant and being embarrassed because of my golf attire. It just wasn’t cool.

PGA Championship Club Counts

Club (and shoe, ball, and glove) counts from the last major of 2005 are out. Any surprises? You betcha.

pgachampionship_baltusrol_logo.jpgThe PGA Championship has been over for awhile, but club geeks are still talking about the fact that Phil Mickelson used both a TaylorMade r7 TP 3-wood and a Titleist 980F 4-wood in his victory (see SirShanksAlot for more).

Late last week, GolfWeek published the official club counts, and geeks dove right in. Can you guess who the five players using the Titleist hybrid woods were? How about the three lonely souls playing Maxfli golf balls?

USGA Sued by Glove Maker

H&B, makers of the Bionic Glove line and Louisville Slugger sports equipment, has filed a lawsuit against the United States Golf Association after the company’s Bionic Golf Glove was rejected and deemed non-conforming by the Association’s Equipment Standards Committee.

The Bionic Golf GloveIf the glove doesn’t fit the guidelines, then you must deem it non-conforming. Sure, that may not be as catchy as Johnny Cochran’s famous slogan, but that’s what the USGA has been preaching to Louisville Slugger. Hillerich and Bradsby Co., manufacturer of the Bionic Glove line and Louisville Slugger baseball equipment, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against the United States Golf Association involving the Association’s approval of the Bionic Golf Glove.

The Bionic Golf Glove was designed by Louisville hand surgeon Jim Kleinert and advertised as an aid to golfers with arthritis due to it’s ergonomical design. The glove has neoprene between the fingers and on the flexpoints of the hand as well as padding placed throughout the palm and fingers. The glove’s padding is the culprit when it comes to seeking the USGA’s approval. Rules state that the glove be “plain” and meet 12 of the USGA Equipment Standards Committee’s guidelines such as “[the glove] shall not have features such as any other contrivance or device that might assist the golfer in making a stroke.”

Moseau Bamboo Fiber Shirt Review

We used to play with hickory and persimmon. How about bamboo… in your shirts and socks?

MoseauIt’s not often that one thinks about their shirt when playing golf except to be annoyed: annoyed that it’s soaking up their sweat or that the left sleeve is in constant need of tugging up or that it keeps coming untucked on their follow-through.

As Josh mentioned in his Adidas ClimaCool Polo Shirt review, technology has finally come to the golf polo. Adidas, Callaway, Nike, and other manufacturers have mixed natural fabrics with synthetics and achieved solid results: wrinkle-free, stain-proof, moisture-wicking shirts with sun protection.

A company called Moseau has gone an entirely different route. Instead of synthetics, Moseau uses all natural fibers to construct their shirts. The fibers? Why, they come from bamboo.