Equipment Features

  • READER TEST: Galvin Green Dash Insula and Bruce Windstopper

    Written by Simon Daddow on 13 October 2017

    How do Galvin Green’s high-tech tops perform on the course? Four TG readers found out... Our little rock in the North Atlantic has some of the most variable weather in the world; in any round you can play in sunshine, rain, wind, snow, hail and back to sun... That means it’s crucial to have the right clothing to cope with any...

  • REVIEW: Centre shaft putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on 09 October 2017

    Centre Shaft putters Review: We put four of the latest centre shaft putters to the test. Centre-shafted putters have been part of the game for as long as most of us can remember. Back in the ’60s and ’70s, you were almost the odd one out if you didn’t own an old-school ‘bullseye’ or ‘golden goose’ putter. But since Ping introduced the...

  • REVIEW: GPS golf trolleys

    Written by Simon Daddow on 09 October 2017

    GPS Trolleys Reviewed: We put the two best GPS trolleys on the market to the test. The latest models from Motocaddy and PowaKaddy bring GPS yardages to your trolley in very different ways. But which does it best? We found out. Some 69 per cent of golfers now use an electric trolley, while 75 per cent own a GPS measuring device. Combining...

  • REVIEW: Red putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on 04 October 2017

    Red Putters Reviewed: We put five of the latest red putters to the test. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm all have something in common this year, and it’s not winning trophies. At some point, they’ve all used a red putter – like hordes of other players. TaylorMade and then world No.1 Jason Day started the trend back...

  • READER TEST: Rovic RV1C push trolley

    Written by Simon Daddow on 03 October 2017

    Four ordinary golfers give their verdict on Rovic’s £159 RV1C push trolley. Lugging a laden golf bag round a golf course is bad for your back. Fact. It’s no surprise then that more golfers are turning to trolleys. And not just electric ones. Push models have gone through a bit of a revolution over the last few years and are now...

  • READER TEST: Ecco Cage Pro spikeless shoes

    Written by Simon Daddow on 03 October 2017

    Four club golfers test the grip and comfort of Ecco’s Cage Pro spikeless shoes. Some golf shoe manufacturers happily admit spikeless shoes are more comfortable than spiked, simply because there’s no need to accommodate a port in the sole to accept screw in spikes. But the stability and grip of spikeless has been questioned ever since they were introduced a few...

  • Which irons suit my game?

    Written by Simon Daddow on 13 September 2017

    Choosing a new set of irons can be both exciting and bewildering, as there’s so many options to choose from. Make the right choice and get a set that compliments your game, and you literally can shave shots from a round. Get it wrong and you put huge amounts on the line when not playing your “A” game. To help you...

  • TaylorMade M2 v M2 Tour fairway

    Written by Simon Daddow on 12 September 2017

    TaylorMade’s M2 Tour fairway wood has found its way into the bags of Rory, Tiger and Justin Rose this year. They’re all top players, but what makes a pro choose the Tour M2 over a standard model? To the untrained eye the heads look pretty similar, but how different is their set-up, and what performance difference can you expect from both?...

  • How to choose hybrids: Wide body vs Narrow body vs Utility irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on 12 September 2017

    What type of hybrid should you choose: Wide body, narrow body or utility iron? Read this and find out! We’ve all boomed a Sunday best drive down the middle on a tough par 4, only to stroll to our ball and realise there’s more than 200 yards left to the flag. A few years ago you’d have been full of dread...

  • REVIEW: TaylorMade P790 iron vs Mizuno MP18-MMC iron

    Written by Simon Daddow on 05 September 2017

    Can the latest ‘better player’ irons also work for the rest of us? Prepare to be surprised Forged irons are the hallmark of decent players, like the rubber stamp most golfers want to attain for being a decent ball striker or single figure handicapper. Soft steel forgings feel and sound better, but for many golfers it’s the subtle shaping of a...

  • The Fastest Clubs of 2017

    04 September 2017

    If you're looking for more speed, here's 45 new clubs that deliver it Jailbreak bars, speed slots, cup faces, inverted cones, turbulators... Today's new clubs are rammed to the rafters with tech to help you hit it further. The examples above are just ve of the innovations currently featuring in drivers, woods and irons on sale now; there are many more. But...

  • Slice busting 'draw' Drivers: The Test

    Written by Simon Daddow on 04 September 2017

    Can the latest models help you hit more fairways? We found out... Research suggests some 80% of golfers slice the ball – yet very few of those players own exactly the kind of driver designed to help them. Why? Well, anti-slice drivers of old often looked odd, with massively closed faces or tons of offset. How things have changed... Today’s “draw” drivers look...

  • The science of the smash factor

    23 August 2017

    Smash Factor is one of golf's buzz-phrases. So what is it, and how do you up yours? Is there a better feeling in golf that ripping a drive right down the middle? When everything comes together – aim, swing plane, impact zone,  finish – it yields long, soaring shots that we admire as they fly. And one number in particular is...

  • Top 10 Blade Putters 2017

    Written by Simon Daddow on 22 August 2017

    With so many different models and options to consider, picking a new putter can be a daunting task. From counter-balancing to grooved inserts, alignment aids and oversized grips, we've tested everything before coming up with our Top 10 Blade putters for 2017. Bettinardi BB1F Bettinardi BB1F £249 Headweight: 350g Grip: BB Series standard Toe hang: Strong www.bettinardi.com Our verdict: With a decent price...

  • Callaway Epic v Apex irons test

    Written by Simon Daddow on 16 August 2017

    Callaway’s new Epic irons are among the most expensive currently on sale. So what does £1,700 a set actually buy? Creating golf clubs without worrying about how much they cost is every designer’s idea of heaven. It’s ultimate freedom, and means you’re not constrained with hitting price points, or accounting for every component. Callaway boss Chip Brewer challenged his head of...

  • Tested: Wilson Staff Triton driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on 15 August 2017

    Amateurs don’t often get the chance to design their own driver. But Wilson Staff’s president Tim Clarke thought it would be interesting to see what normal golfers might come up with – so he teamed up with the Golf Channel to make it happen. Wilson put up a $500,000 prize and created a reality TV style show called Driver v Driver.

  • Top 10 MOI Putters 2017

    Written by Simon Daddow on 15 August 2017

    With so many different models and options to consider, picking a new putter can be a daunting task. From counter-balancing to grooved inserts, alignment aids and oversized grips, we've tested everything before coming up with our Top 10 MOI styled putters for 2017.  TaylorMade Spider Tour Red £269 Headweight: 355g Grip: Winn Medallist or AVS Mid-Size Toe hang: Moderate www.taylormadegolf.com Our verdict: A high-quality MOI...

  • How to choose new irons: Better player vs Game improvement vs SGI

    Written by Simon Daddow on 11 August 2017

    What type of irons should you choose: Better player, game improvement or super game improvement? Read this and find out! Buying a new set of irons is exciting, but with so many options out there the decision can be bewildering. You need to make the right choice so you get a set that complements your game, reduces the effects of mishits and...

  • 10 Top Spikeless Shoes

    Written by Simon Daddow on 10 August 2017

    There's no denying spikeless shoes can be lighter and more comfortable than spiked models. Their soles grip better and offer greater stability than ever before, and because they can be worn straight from the street to the golf course they're now super versatile as well. These are our favourite 2017 models.        adidas Crossknit Boost adidas Crossknit Boost £124.95 The popularity of...

  • 10 Top Putter grips

    Written by Simon Daddow on 03 August 2017

    A new putter grip often breathes new life into a golfers putting performance, as a change in feel is all many of us need to fall in love with a favourite old flat-stick all over again. But buying a new putter grip can be a mind-boggling experience, as there's so much choice out there. To help narrow your selection we've picked...

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