Equipment Features

  • Do rusty wedges really give you more spin?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 1 October 2020

    We put Cleveland’s Tour Raw RTX- 3 up against a normal version to answer the question once and for all: Do rusty golf wedges really give you more spin?  Rusty wedges appear in many a tour pro’s bag. Sometimes, the rust is a result of a hard life spent splashing shots out of bunkers and pounding golf balls from the turf...

  • TaylorMade P760 v PSi irons test

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    More distance. More accuracy. They’re the two factors most of us will focus on when we’re fitted for new clubs. And if we’re honest, the former will be most important (especially with a driver). But when you get to a certain level – when you’re already a competent ball striker with a repeatable swing – you want something else from a...

  • READER TEST: Galvin Green Dash Insula and Bruce Windstopper

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 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: GPS golf trolleys

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 9 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 Wednesday, 4 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 Tuesday, 3 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 Tuesday, 3 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...

  • TaylorMade M2 v M2 Tour fairway

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 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?...

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

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 5 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

    Monday, 4 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 Monday, 4 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

    Wednesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 R&D...

  • Tested: Wilson Staff Triton driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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...

  • Which compact trolley test: Motocaddy M1 Pro DHC v PowaKaddy Compact C2

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 28 July 2017

    Motocaddy vs PowaKaddy: Looking at buying an electric trolley but keen to keep an eye on saving space? We pitted the two leading compact electric trolleys on the market against each other in a head to head test.   It wasn’t that long ago choosing an electric trolley was a relatively simple task. There were only a few serious options on...

  • TaylorMade Reader Test: Making the 5switch

    Friday, 7 July 2017

    Heard a lot of good things about the TaylorMade TP5/TP5x and wondering if you should make the switch? With five of the World’s top 10 using TaylorMade’s latest golf ball, it should come as little surprise that there’s been a big buzz about the TP5 and TP5x. Between World No.1 Dustin Johnson, Masters Champion Sergio Garcia and youngster Jon Rahm – the...

  • Buy Better: The best ball inside 125 yards

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 26 June 2017

    Want to find out which ball performs best inside 125 yards? We asked three of the world’s top ball experts to explain how you can select one that will help you get up and down more often. Longer, faster, higher launching, more spin, less spin, softer feel, whiter, rounder… we’ve heard all the claims imaginable when it comes to golf balls. But...

  • Which putter rolls the best?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 15 June 2017

    Virtually every new putter launched comes with the promise of better roll. Whether the improvement comes from face grooves, a new insert or milling pattern, the designer’s intention is always to reduce the amount putts skid, impart more top spin and get putts rolling smoother, sooner. If they do that, they’re more likely to hole their line – and go in. TaylorMade’s...

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