August

  • What is the safest club to chip with?

    Written by Michael Catling on 06 September 2016

    Wedge, 7-iron or Odyssey's new chipper?  Any short game coach will tell you that keeping the hands quiet is key to a good chipping strike. Yet many club golfers can’t seem to do anything about their busy hands around the green. So step forward the X-Act Tank Chipper, a club built by the boffins at Odyssey to help you make effective contact,...

  • Two new 2016 GPS watches

    Written by Today's Golfer on 31 August 2016

    Love them or hate them GPS watches have had a significant effect on golfers since they first hit the shelf and we recently put two of this year’s cohort to the test over ten rounds and were impressed with what was on offer. Garmin Approach X40 First impressions I don't usually wear a watch as I don't like playing with anything...

  • Titleist reveal new Cameron & Crown putters

    Written by Equipment Editor on 30 August 2016

    Scotty Cameron reckons year on year he’s being asked more and more often for shorter length putters. So he and Titleist have decided to produce a range of 33” flatsticks (35” is standard for many manufacturers) which have been specifically weighted and balanced for a shorter length. Many golfers over the years have cut down a putter...

  • Cleveland reveal four new TFi 2135 mallet putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on 30 August 2016

    Cleveland reckon they “Reinvented Alignment” when they launched the TFi 2135 putters earlier this year. By raising the sight line to the exact centre of the golf ball their engineers say all golfers can align correctly at the target no matter how they set-up over the ball. Cleveland reckon their four new models are designed for golfers who prefer larger headed...

  • Callaway reveal new Big Bertha Fusion woods

    Written by Simon Daddow on 30 August 2016

    Usually when new drivers hit the the market the big sell manufacturers use to hook golfers in is how the clubs can hit further from the tee than anything that’s gone before. But that’s changed a bit with Callaway’s new Big Bertha Fusion as it’s the first driver we’ve seen that spouts about being aimed specifically at golfers needing a...

  • Ping launch Bubba Watson's pink G driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on 25 August 2016

    Bubba Watson’s used a pink Ping driver to raise money and awareness for his foundation since 2012. And with huge interest from golfers around owning their own pink Bubba driver Ping have decided to release 6000 of them on a limited-edition basis. You’ll need to really want one as they’re selling for £500 a piece, but Ping promise $60 from every...

  • Cleveland reveal Huntington Beach putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on 25 August 2016

    Cleveland if you didn’t know see themselves as short game specialists nowadays, and no short game brand worth a second look would be complete without a first class putter range. So hot on the heels of launching the RTX 3 wedges Cleveland are introducing a brand new Huntington Beach range of flatsticks. They’ve chosen three tour inspired classic blade and mallet...

  • Callaway reveal new Steelhead XR irons and Hybrids

    Written by Simon Daddow on 23 August 2016

    If you’ve been around golf for a while you’ll no doubt of come across Callaway’s X-Series irons before. They were about from the late noughties for over a decade and ran to at least 7 different series, but one model, the X14 was held closer to golfers hearts than most. Callaway reckon it was one of the most successful irons...

  • Srixon reveal 10th generation Soft Feel ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on 22 August 2016

    Srixon are market leaders when it comes to two-piece golf balls, and to keep them ahead of the game they’ve just launched a new generation Soft Feel golf ball range. The new Soft Feel includes male and female specific models and is designed specifically for those with mid to low swing speeds. Now in its 10th generation, the new Soft Feel...

  • Ping unveil new Vault milled putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on 15 August 2016

    Milled putters are seen as the pinnacle of flat sticks, because every head is precisely created by a computer controlled milling machine. Each dimension is cut into a solid block of steel or aluminium, which guarantees quality, precision and of course extra cost. But if the truth be known it’s also the easiest way to tailor a specific model to...

  • Mizuno reveal new JPX900 irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on 15 August 2016

    There aren’t too many brands that launch three irons with the same name at the same time but Mizuno reckon thanks to 3 different head materials their new JPX900 irons cover off all bases from game improver to tour player. First up is the new JPX900 Hot Metal iron which is aimed at the game improver. There’s a wider sole, deep...

  • Mizuno reveal new T7 forged wedges

    Written by Simon Daddow on 15 August 2016

    Mizuno are big fans of the performance benefits boron brings to their forged irons, so it’s no surprise they’ve decided to use the material in their new T7 wedges too. Boron brings additional strength to Mizuno’s array of forged irons which allows the face thickness to be thinned down by Mizuno’s engineers. But when it comes to wedges they say the...

  • Does size matter? Wishon Golf’s new Sterling Single Length Irons tested

    Written by Simon Daddow on 09 August 2016

    Same-length irons are nothing new but since Bryson DeChambeau – the physicist-turned-tour-pro – burst onto the scene with some impressive amateur results earlier this year, the idea has grabbed headlines. At face value, it makes perfect sense. Creating every iron the same length – whether it's a gap wedge or a 3-iron – means you don't need to change your set-up...

  • Reader test: TaylorMade M2 fairways

    08 August 2016

    To find out how the M2 stacks up in the hands of ordinary golfers, we teamed up with TaylorMade to stage the first UnFairway Day at the beautiful Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, where TG readers had the chance to get fitted for an M2 fairway and try TaylorMade’s other clubs. All but one golfer gained distance over their old clubs...

  • Lynx reveal new Black Cat woods range

    Written by Edward Colman on 05 August 2016

    Following the success of its recent Black Cat irons, Lynx has now unveiled a new series of matching Black Cat woods. The adjustable Black Cat driver, adjustable fairway woods and hybrid rescue clubs all contain new technology designed in the UK by the Surrey-based company's R&D team, and further underpins the brand's status among the most forward-thinking and innovative equipment companies...

  • Cleveland unveil new RTX-3 wedges

    Written by Simon Daddow on 04 August 2016

    Cleveland are short game specialists, they even say themselves “nobody focuses on the short game like we do. Since the introduction of the iconic 588 wedge in 1988 the brands captured 350 PGA Tour titles, won 26 major championships and has been played by 11 world no 1’s….and if you still need convincing they’ve also sold more than 10 million...

  • Win Jimmy Walker's FootJoy outfit

    04 August 2016

    To celebrate Jimmy Walker’s first career Major victory, we’ve teamed up with the #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf, FootJoy, to give you the chance to win the outfit he sported on the final day’s play at Baltusrol Golf Club.   As part of the prize, our lucky winner will receive a pair of FJ ICON Black shoes, three StaSof...

  • Nike Golf to stop producing equipment and focus on apparel

    Written by Edward Colman on 04 August 2016

    Nike has announced that its golf division will move away from producing equipment such as golf clubs, balls and bags and instead focus on expanding its golf footwear and apparel ranges. "We're committed to being the undisputed leader in golf footwear and apparel," Nike brand president Trevor Edwards said in a statement. "We will achieve this by investing in performance innovation for...

  • Ping reveal new iBlade iron

    Written by Simon Daddow on 01 August 2016

    Ping aren’t a brand too many associate with blade irons. In fact their business has been built on cavity backs which are the polar opposite of blades. Company founder Karsten Solheim channelled out the back of a blade to create his first game changing cavity back in the 1960’s and since then they’ve passionately championed the benefits perimeter weighting brings...

  • Titleist reveal new Cameron & Crown 33" putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on 30 April 2016

    Scotty Cameron reckons year on year he’s being asked more and more often for shorter length putters. So he and Titleist have decided to produce a range of 33” flatsticks (35” is standard for many manufacturers) which have been specifically weighted and balanced for a shorter length. Many golfers over the years have cut down a putter to a shorter length...

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