2016

  • TESTED: Cleveland’s new RTX-3 wedge

    Written by Simon Daddow on 20 December 2016

    How does Cleveland's new RTX-3 compare to the one it's replacing? New driver launches bowl us with boasts of multiple technologies wrapped under their bonnets. But when it comes to new wedges it's very different. TOP STORIES TG's biggest ever equipment trial Which type of GPS is best for you? Need help getting your handicap down? Many of us think wedge design can't be measurably improved,...

  • ECCO Golf signs PGA Tour star Smylie Kaufman

    19 December 2016

    ECCO Golf has announced the signing of American PGA Tour player Smylie Kaufman as a brand ambassador. Kaufman, who will compete in the new ECCO Classic Lux and showcase the company's logo on his sleeve, burst onto the scene when he landed his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2015 with a spectacular final round...

  • Everything you need to know about TaylorMade’s new TP5 and TP5x 2017 golf balls

    Written by Edward Colman on 19 December 2016

    Eric Loper, Director of Golf Ball R&D at TaylorMade tells Today’s Golfer everything you need to know about the new TP5 and TP5x 2017 golf balls, in this series of videos. The tech story behind TaylorMade's two new five piece balls is an exciting one and combined with the ball's impressive off-the-record numbers from golf's top tour players it isn't hard...

  • Tiger Woods’ Bridgestone golf ball available in the UK thanks to Benross

    Written by Edward Colman on 15 December 2016

    Golfers in the UK will be able to play the same ball as 14-time Major Championship winner Tiger Woods with Bridgestone balls available in the UK again this summer. Benross Golf has secured exclusive distribution agreement with Bridgestone Golf for the UK and Ireland, bringing the range of Bridgestone balls from February. TOP STORIES Rangefinder Guide GPS Watch Guide Today's Golfer Advent Calendar Jon Everitt,...

  • Tiger Woods signs golf ball endorsement deal with Bridgestone Golf

    Written by Edward Colman on 15 December 2016

    Tiger Woods has signed a multi-year deal to exclusively play the Bridgestone B330-S ball. The 14-time Major Champion put the ball, the same currently played by Matt Kuchar, into play at the Hero World Challenge and will be playing the same version of the B330-S that will soon be available for you to buy and put in your bag. TOP STORIES TG's biggest...

  • Wilson Staff Triton Driver - Driver vs. Driver Winner ruled nonconforming

    Written by Edward Colman on 15 December 2016

    Two versions of Wilson’s Triton driver, the winner of the brand's 'Driver vs. Driver' competition have been ruled as non-conforming, pending a change in the product's design. The USGA did issue a conforming ruling on the 9 degree Triton on December 5 but the 10.5- and 12-degree heads have been deemed illegal for now. TOP STORIES TG's ultimate golf club guide Looking for a...

  • Padraig Harrington pens new deal with Wilson Golf

    Written by Edward Colman on 12 December 2016

    Three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington has signed a new multi-year deal with Wilson Golf. The deal will see the Irishman reach a milestone of 20 consecutive seasons playing Wilson Staff clubs on Tours around the world and follows his first European Tour victory in eight years at the recent Portugal Masters. The 45-year-old won in Portugal playing with the new FG Tour...

  • TaylorMade reveal 2017 M1 driver and woods

    Written by Simon Daddow on 05 December 2016

    TaylorMade's new M1 may bear the same name as the original, but it's been re-engineered from the ground up to deliver extra forgiveness and more personalisation. It looks similar, with that distinctive carbon crown framed by white. But make no bones about it, TM's engineers have stripped the original M1 back to its individual components and studied how each part could...

  • TaylorMade reveal 2017 M2 driver and woods

    Written by Simon Daddow on 05 December 2016

    M2 DRIVER As good as the original M2 driver was, its success in the hands of tour players surely was never predicted at TaylorMade's HQ in Carlsbad. Why? Well because M2's TaylorMade's most forgiving driver, and not many brands expect their most forgiving big dogs to be widely played on tour. DJ, Sergio, Rosey and plenty of others put the M2 in...

  • TaylorMade reveal new 2017 M1 irons

    05 December 2016

    The brief for the new M1 was simple. Bring together all the forgiveness and playability of the original M2 with the speed slot tech of the RSi into one model for golfers who prefer a more compact head. Sounds simple but game improvement tech and compact iron heads don't ordinarily go hand in hand. TOP STORIES TaylorMade reveal new M1 woods TaylorMade reveal new...

  • TaylorMade reveal new 2017 M2 irons

    05 December 2016

    Game improvement irons are all about hitting shots higher, further and more consistently and as far as performance goes the original M2 irons excelled in all three. But TaylorMade engineers were convinced they could do better by incorporating "face slot" technology and running the rule over the whole original design to eek out further improvements. TOP STORIES TaylorMade reveal new M1 woods TaylorMade reveal...

  • TaylorMade unveil new TP5 and TP5x 2017 golf balls

    Written by Simon Daddow on 05 December 2016

    It's going to be a big year for balls in 2017, with a raft of new ones hitting the shelves vying for your attention. One way they do that is through tour success, and with the likes of world No.1 Jason Day, No.3 Dustin Johnson, plus Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose all switching, TaylorMade hopes its new TP5 and TP5X balls...

  • TaylorMade reveal 2017 M1 and M2 drivers, woods, irons and golf balls

    Written by Edward Colman on 05 December 2016

    When Porsche, BMW or Mercedes launch a new car, they often do so under the guise of a well-established and successful brand – think 911, 3 Series, S-Class. TaylorMade believes its M family of woods built up so much credibility in 2016 – it was the No.1 driver on tour, in the bag of the world’s No.1 and No.2, put in...

  • FootJoy reveal HyperFlex II shoe

    Written by Simon Daddow on 01 December 2016

    Golf shoes have come a long way over the last couple of years, as brands have fought it out to find the perfect combination of stability, lighter weight and traction within their latest designs. TOP STORIES Looking for a new driver for less than £250? TG's GPS watch guide 13 of the best Black Friday golf deals FootJoy’s original HyperFlex was a leader when it...

  • The story behind Tiger Woods’ new Nike TW ‘17 shoes

    Written by Edward Colman on 29 November 2016

    When Tiger Woods returns to action at the Hero World Challenge this week he will be playing in a prototype of his latest signature golf shoe, the Nike TW '17. "This shoe is an absolutely integral part of my return to the sport I love and have missed so much," Woods says. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? Looking for new...

  • Improvement made effortless with Shot Scope

    28 November 2016

    Shot Scope is golf’s first fully automated performance tracking system. Comprised of a wristband and set of 20 unique tags which allow for automatic shot detection and requires no phones or manual club tagging. Shot Scope conforms to the Rules of Golf and has been used on the European Tour. Simply wear the wristband, play any course in the world...

  • Do funky iron faces deliver more distance?

    Written by Simon Daddow on 25 November 2016

    Callaway says their new Steelhead XR irons have faces close to the legal limit for springiness (set by the R&A), just like a driver. It's the first time we've heard a manufacturer make such a claim when it comes to irons. So it led us to ask how much more performance do you get from cup faces and speed slots in irons? TOP...

  • 13 of the best Black Friday golf deals

    Written by Edward Colman on 24 November 2016

    Love it or hate it, Black Friday yields some of the best deals of the year, so we have picked out some of our favourite Black Friday golf deals to help you get your gear for less. We inherited Black Friday from our friends across the pond about five years ago and the day after Thanksgiving has been gaining momentum, mainly...

  • Gary Player on the future of golf, his greatest achievement and living until he’s 100

    Written by Edward Colman on 24 November 2016

    Gary Player is never lost for an answer and he pulled no punches when chatting to Today’s Golfer at Wentworth recently. From Rory to Rio and Hogan to health the Black Knight was putting the world to rights and the legendary South African's views are often forthright and controversial. How can you ignore the thoughts of somebody who has won nine Majors,...

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