Equipment Features

  • Find the edge with your wedge

    Wednesday, 7 May 2014

    The problem: you need to get up-and-down for par from off the green. It’s a situation that club golfers face every game. The pressure we put on ourselves to make par often adds extra importance to these shots, which can lead to tension, clouded thinking and ultimately poor execution that leaves us a long way from the hole and needing...

  • How to hole out with confidence

    Monday, 5 May 2014

    There’s nothing more frustrating than missing short putts from inside four feet that you expect to make. It can destroy your scores and enjoyment of the game – and the doubt often spreads from poor holing out and manifests itself in greater pressure and poorer performance in other areas of your game. On the flip side, if you can happily...

  • Don’t let anger ruin your round

    Saturday, 3 May 2014

    The first question to ask is what makes you angry? Is it just hitting a bad shot or is it what the bad shot makes you feel about yourself? We all hit bad shots and we all react differently to those bad shots, but it is how we deal with that reaction that determines how we continue to play afterwards.

  • Focus your practice to improve

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    We meet many golfers walking off the 18th green who are bewildered by their performance on the course and the big scores on their card. They explain that they spend hour after hour hitting balls on the range, but don’t see their scores fall. After a few brief questions, we usually uncover a logical explanation for the common complaint. First, the...

  • How to conquer 1st tee nerves

    Monday, 28 April 2014

    The first shot of the golf round is usually the most stressful, and this often results in a poor effort that immediately puts you in a tricky position and undermines your confidence. It’s natural to feel nervous on the 1st tee because the outcome of the shot is important to you, you are unsure about the outcome and there is...

  • Callaway Apex Pro

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON Back to the start >> Irons Test 2014: Callaway Apex Pro - GOLD AWARD Cost: £799 steel Tech: 1020 carbon steel forging gives the Apex Pro the soft, responsive feel that the best players in the world demand. The tungsten inserts in the soles of the long irons make these incredibly easy to hit and deliver...

  • Nike VR Pro Combo Forged

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Nike VR Pro Combo Forged Cost: £849 steel Tech: A polymer-filled pocket cavity in the 3-6-irons produces a high, strong trajectory, and a split cavity in the 7-PW offers stability and precision with uncompromising feel. What we said... JR: “Mid-size head but with a thin top line. Very nice shape:...

  • Ping i25

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Ping i25 - BRONZE AWARD Cost: £90 steel £110 graphite, per club Tech: Engineered for a variety of skill levels with technology that provides versatility and forgiveness. The progressive set design generates highly forgiving long irons and controlled short irons, which will bring confidence to your shot-making. What we said... JR: “I...

  • Mizuno MP-54

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Mizuno MP-54 - SILVER AWARD Cost: £100 steel Tech: he MP-54 is a solid, powerful Grain Flow Forged iron crafted to awaken the shotmaker in players needing just a little forgiveness. A deep milled pocket cavity delivers stability from off-centre hits, while a heavily bevelled sole ensures cleaner turf...

  • TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC Cost: £849 steel Tech: Combines a player’s shape with a shallow “muscle cavity” to boost MOI. The 3-7-irons boast a Speed Pocket to make ball speeds consistent across the entire face. What we said... JR: “Medium head size. The straight leading edge and mid topline makes...

  • Yonex Ezone Forged MB

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Yonex Ezone Forged MB Cost: £1,295 steel Tech: Hand forged in Japan, these blades are designed for the advanced player looking for consistent spin performance and distance control. What we said... JR: “Slim head, little offset and square leading edge are all great but shape of the toe is odd, particularly...

  • Adams XTD Forged

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Adams XTD Forged Cost: £699 steel Tech: A multi-piece forging with the category’s first-ever Cut-Thru Slot. A floating face and hollow design adds forgiveness. What we said... JR: “It feels very light, which didn’t help me swing it faster. The heads are compact, especially in the short irons and the long...

  • Wilson FG Tour M3

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Wilson FG Tour M3 Cost: £599 steel £699 graphite Tech: The M3 iron has the look, feel and workability of a forged players’ iron, while delivering high levels of forgiveness. What we said... JR: “I like the darker finish. Small head but the hitting area is large because the toe and...

  • Orka RS5 S25C Forged

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Orka RS5 S25C Forged Cost: £120 steel, per club Tech: Forged from the finest Japanese s25c steel the RS5 cavity back provides the ultimate feel, quality and confidence. What we said... JR: “Similar ball speed and spin to other models in the category but lacked distance due to the high loft.

  • John Letters Master Model

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: John Letters Master Model Cost: £599 steel Tech: Available in black or satin finish, these irons are the finest Letters have created; 8620 stainless steel ensures ultimate feel. What we said... JR: “Looks a little too big to be a better-player club; significant offset, clean, slick design on the back. A...

  • Cobra BiO CELL+

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Cobra BiO CELL+ Cost: £649 steel Tech: The long and mid-irons feature heavy tungsten in the heel and toe for a higher MOI and faster ball speeds. The short irons feature tungsten centred behind the ball to enhance control and feel. What we said... JR: “The head is very long from...

  • Callaway Apex

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Callaway Apex  - GOLD AWARD Cost: £799 steel £999 graphite Tech: The Apex irons give X2 Hot distance, engineered into a forged clubhead. An ultra-thin face insert set into a forged carbon steel head increases feel and distance, and tungsten sole inserts in the longer irons maximise playability and performance. What...

  • TaylorMade SpeedBlade

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON Better Player Irons >> Irons Test 2014: TaylorMade SpeedBlade - GOLD AWARD Cost: £599 steel £699 graphite Tech: Visually striking and incorporating Speed Pocket, a handle-bar shaped slot in the sole of the 3 to 7-irons that enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speed, higher launch...

  • Cleveland 588 Tour-Trajectory

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << Back to the start VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Cleveland 588 Tour-Trajectory Cost: £449 steel £499 graphite Tech: Tour-calibre flight and feel. Constant blade height and progressive blade length promote more forgiveness in long irons and controlled trajectory in short irons. What we said... James Ridyard: “A little hard work. Looked like an upright lie angle, which meant I...

  • Benross RIP SPEED 2

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Benross RIP SPEED 2 Cost: £399.99 steel £429.99 graphite Tech: The compact profile, smaller offset and narrow sole and top-edge all suit the eye of the accomplished golfer. True Temper Dynamic Gold and Golf Pride Multi-Compound Grips as standard. What we said... James Ridyard: “Little chunky for a better player, especially...

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