Equipment news

  • More distance, more feel from Mizuno's new ball

    Written by Simon Daddow, Equipment Editor on 15 February 2017

    It a big year for new balls, with a raft of new ones recently launched promising more distance and more feel. Now Mizuno is joining the party with its new JPX-S, a soft-compression three-piece ball which is said to offering “balanced performance across a wider range of swing speeds plus increased initial ball speed for most golfers”. By softening the core, Mizuno’s...

  • The new way to get a perfect grip

    Written by Simon Daddow, Equipment Editor on 01 February 2017

    If you need help getting your hands consistently in the right place on the club, Golf Pride’s latest grip is here to help. ALIGN Technology features a raised ridge that extends down the back of the grip so you can feel when your fingers are in the right place. It’s going to appear on the traditional MCC taper profile and MCC Plus4’s...

  • Jon Rahm: How to choose new gear

    Written by Simon Daddow on 30 January 2017

    Jon Rahm claimed his first PGA Tour title after bagging two eagles on the back nine of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Last week at the CareerBuilder Challenge the Spaniard bagged a ton of new gear from TaylorMade, including driver, irons, wedges, putter and – crucially – a ball. He used his new Itsy Bitsy Spider putter on Sunday to...

  • Skechers unveil 2017 Go Golf shoe collection

    Written by Michael Catling on 26 January 2017

    They’ve been taking the US market by storm, and now Skechers have expanded their footprint in the UK market by launching an updated Go Golf shoe collection for 2017. The US No.2 footwear brand, which is endorsed by Matt Kuchar, Russell Knox and Colin Montgomerie, has taken inspiration from their market-leading running and lifestyle divisions by introducing six technology-enhanced golf shoes. Like its 2016 predecessor,...

  • Tiger Woods signs with TaylorMade

    Written by Michael Catling on 25 January 2017

    Tiger Woods is finally off the equipment market after choosing TaylorMade as his new equipment provider. The multi-year deal will see the 14-time Major champion play with TaylorMade woods, irons and wedges for the foreseeable future. The exact length of contract was not disclosed, but TaylorMade CEO David Abeles did announce that Tiger will be putting the new woods in the bag...

  • Titleist unveil new Pro V1 and Pro V1x

    Written by Edward Colman on 25 January 2017

    Titleist have revealed the new 2017 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for 2017. The Pro V1's been part of golf since the year 2000. Every few years updates eek out a couple yards of distance, a touch more feel and extra spin. TOP STORIES TG's biggest ever equipment trial Top 100 Golf Courses in Great Britain and Ireland But Titleist reckon the newest...

  • Ping reveal new Sigma G putters

    Written by Smon Daddow on 25 January 2017

    Ping reveal new Sigma G putters. Ping have had a serious rethink of their putter offering for 2017. And what they’ve come up with encompasses everything they’ve learnt about putter design over the years with plenty of new insert, groove and roll technology. TOP STORIES Ping reveal new i200 irons Ping reveal new new Glide 2.0 wedges A new aluminium face insert is teamed with milled...

  • Cobra unveils King PUR wedges

    Written by Simon Daddow on 24 January 2017

    Cobra is offering some great clubs in 2017, and the King PUR wedges are the latest offering. They feature a raw, unplated stainless steel finish for maximum spin, improved feel, versatility and precision around the greens, and will cost £89.    ”Progressive Spin Technology” in three specific sole grinds designed cater for three very different types of wedge play and conditions.  “We recognise...

  • Titleist reveal new Scotty Cameron Futura putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on 24 January 2017

    Scotty Cameron may be best known for making some of the sleekest milled blade putters in the business, but it's not stopped him developing a brand new increased MOI Futura line up to offer golfers better stability and forgiveness.  From rounded mid-mallets to high-tech, high-MOI mallets, the seven strong family meld designs of previous GOLO and Futura X models with Scotty's...

  • Callaway unveil new Steelhead XR Pro irons

    Written by Michael Catling on 23 January 2017

    If you’re a fan of the new Epic driver, feast your eyes on Callaway’s latest range of Steelhead XR irons. The all-new Steelhead XR Pro irons feature the same technology as the Steelhead XR irons, but with the added addition of a more compact head, a thinner top line and narrower sole width. A sleek, non-glare black PVD finish has also been...

  • FootJoy reveal new 2017 ContourFIT golf shoes

    Written by Edward Colman on 23 January 2017

    FootJoy reveals new 2017 ContourFIT golf shoes. The Contour range was created with a focus on comfort, and FootJoy has that dedication continues with the latest innovation, ContourFIT. Footjoy's designers reimagined the entire category from a blank sheet of paper and they say ContourFIT was born from an obsession with comfort so golfers could experience Comfort That Never Quits. They say the Contour...

  • Out Now: New 2017 Srixon Z-Star / Z-Star XV golf balls revealed

    Written by Edward Colman on 23 January 2017

    Srixon have unveiled their new 2017 Z-Star and Z-Star XV golf balls in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK - and are available in shops now. Srixon promise golfers more distance, more spin and more consistency in the wind from the fifth generation Z-Star and Z-Star XV and say that the Z-Star balls are already being used by numerous tour professionals. Hideki Matsuyama, ...

  • Bettinardi Golf launches new 2017 putters

    19 January 2017

    Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer based in Chicago, has released its 2017 range. The ranges is made up of striking new putters and head covers in the shape of Bettinardi's Studio Stock and Queen B series. Consisting of 15 premium models across its four popular ranges - which also includes the classic BB Series and the standout iNOVAi -...

  • Alex Noren and Thomas Pieters sign Nike Golf apparel deals

    Written by Edward Colman on 19 January 2017

    Eight-time European Tour winner Alex Noren and European Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters are among the latest golfers to join Nike Golf's athlete roster. Noren, currently world number 10 resumes his 2017 season this week, at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and said he is excited to be joining Nike. "I had five great months on tour in 2016, but I want...

  • TaylorMade reveal new Milled Grind Wedges

    Written by Simon Daddow on 18 January 2017

    TaylorMade reveal new 2017 Milled Grind Wedges. Precision’s the name of the game when it comes to the short game and TaylorMade reckon their new Milled Grind wedges bring oodles of the stuff to the party. TOP STORIES TaylorMade reveal 2017 M1 driver and woods TaylorMade reveal new 2017 M1 irons TaylorMade reveal new 2017 M2 irons Whereas the soles of other wedges are hand polished...

  • TaylorMade reveal new P770 and P750 Irons

    18 January 2017

    TaylorMade reveal new 2017 P770 and P750 Irons. Tour players are a fickle bunch, and designing them a new set of irons can be a minefield. If the look and feel isn’t to their exact liking there’s no chance they’ll entertain putting the club into play. So TaylorMade’s engineers have worked closely with their tour stars on the 770’s and in particular Justin...

  • Ping reveal new Glide 2.0 wedges

    Written by Simon Daddow on 18 January 2017

    Ping reveal new 2017 Glide 2.0 wedges. Ping’s classic Eye wedges launched at a time when blade wedges were all the rage. TOP STORIES Ping reveal new i200 irons TG's biggest ever equipment trial The original Eye design was very different and reinvented how golfers saw shots around the green and even today 30+ years on they still command a hearty chunk of sentiment from...

  • ECCO unveils new 2017 Cage-Pro golf shoe

    Written by Edward Colman on 18 January 2017

    ECCO Golf has revealed the new 2017 ECCO Cage Pro golf shoe. The Cage Pro is a spikeless golf shoe that Ecco say utilises their Spydr-Grip sole design to provide outstanding grip and performance. TOP STORIES Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip Which hybrid test: Wide body v narrow body hybrid As the inventors of the original hybrid golf shoe, ECCO believe they have revolutionised...

  • Puma unveil 2017 DISC collection

    Written by Edward Colman on 17 January 2017

    PUMA Golf have revealed the new 2017 DISC collection of golf shoes. The footwear range is headlined by the Titan Tour Ignite DISC and Titan Tour Ignite Premium DISC models and features specific shoes for male, female and junior golfers. TOP STORIES Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip Cobra reveal King Forged and King F7 One Length irons The collection combines Puma's DISC closure system...

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