Equipment Features

  • 5 clubs that suit slower swing speeds

    19 February 2018

    Five products which are especially good for lower swing-speed golfers Golfers are an ageing breed, and brands are starting to wise up to how lighter head, shaft and grip combinations can help maximise club speed and carry distance. Here's five products which are especially good for lower swing-speed golfers. COBRA F-MAX CLUBS www.cobragolf.co.uk Driver £229; Fairway £169; Hybrid £149; Irons £449-£699 A whole range...

  • Reader Test: Bushnell's Excel GPS Watch

    14 February 2018

    'My old watch has already been binned': Four TG Readers put Bushnell’s new £199 app-enabled Excel GPS watches to the test  There's serious competition in the golf GPS watch category, as free apps have popped up all over the place. But they all need you to have a phone on the golf course. Bushnell say their new Excel GPS watches and app...

  • How to know if your gear is saying you cut across the ball

    09 February 2018

    Does your driver look like the one in our picture? It's telling you that you cut across the ball..  Wooden tee-pegs are of course painted, and impact can see that paint leave a mark on the sole of your club. With narrower- soled irons, that mark can be a useful indicator of toe or heel strikes; but with the wide-soled driver...

  • Drivers Test: TaylorMade M4 vs Callaway Rogue vs Ping G400 Max

    09 February 2018

    Head to head: They are set to be three of the most popular drivers of 2018, but which one should you put in your bag?  TG top 50 coach Kevin Hale puts the new TaylorMade M4, the Callaway Rogue and the Ping G400 driver through their paces to see how they perform against each other.  Watch the video to find out what...

  • GEAR TEST: Ping G700 irons vs Ping G400 Irons

    19 January 2018

    We put the Ping G700 Irons up against the Ping G400 Irons: Which should you choose? Ping launched their G400 irons last year, and they was hugely popular thanks to great performance and excellent numbers produced from the club. But now, Ping have launched their latest G700 iron, which they say is their highest launching, longest iron to date. The...

  • GEAR TEST: Ping G400 vs Ping G400 Max Driver

    19 January 2018

    We put the Ping G400 Driver up against the Ping G400 Max Driver: Which should you choose? Ping launched their G400 Driver last year, and it was hugely popular thanks to great performance and excellent numbers produced from the club. The newest edition to the G400 line-up is the G400 Max, which has a slightly bigger head in order to increase the MOI...

  • Game Improvement irons: Cleveland CBX vs Ping G400

    18 January 2018

    Cleveland CBX vs Ping G400 irons: One can only be bought off the shelf. The other can only be bought fitted. So which one should you buy? Choosing the right game improvement irons for you can be a minefield. There are more golfers in the game improver category than any other, but because those players can be anything from 10 to...

  • REVIEW: Gore-Tex vs Paclite vs Stretch C-Knit

    Written by Simon Daddow on 10 January 2018

    They're all waterproof. They're all breathable. So which Gore-Tex jacket should you buy? Galvin Green are clear market leaders when it comes to waterproofs. They don’t make shoes, or gloves or balls – just clothing that’s been designed to perform on the course. And as clothing is their No.1 priority – and waterproofs in particular – Galvin’s design team spend every...

  • Cobra F8 One Length Hybrid Review

    Written by Simon Daddow on 05 January 2018

    The hybrid that thinks it's a 7-iron. Golf is a breeding ground for eccentric ideas. Remember Callaway’s square driver? Or Cleveland raving about an “anti-shank” hosel-less VAS iron? Cobra unveiled their own novel idea in 2017 – One Length irons – and for 2018 the concept has been rolled into hybrids. The new King F8 One Length, launched alongside a new...

  • Crossover Irons Review

    Written by Simon Daddow on 05 January 2018

    Crossover Irons Review: With models that now blur the lines between better player and game improvers, we thought it was time to see if crossover irons deliver.  What is a Crossover iron? Irons usually fall into one of three neatly pigeon-holed categories – better player, game improvement and super game improvement. But times are changing, and there’s a new “crossover iron"...

  • Crossover irons review

    Written by Equipment Editor on 03 January 2018

    Crossover Irons Review: With models that now blur the lines between better player and game improvers, so we thought it was time to see if these crossover irons deliver.  Irons usually fall into one of three neatly pigeon-holed categories – better player, game improvement and super game improvement. But times are changing, and there’s a new “crossover iron" category that sits...

  • READER TEST: Mizuno JPX golf ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on 03 January 2018

    Mizuno reckon due to two-piece golf ball tech now being so good, the majority of golfers can’t tell the difference between the new JPX and a premium tour ball. Four TG readers put Mizuno’s new low-compression JPX ball (two-piece), which has a soft polymer cover and aerodynamic micro-dimples, to the test. Q: How did the JPX compare to your usual ball in...

  • REVIEW: Blade vs Cavity irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on 03 January 2018

    Blade vs Cavity irons reviewed: We put the latest forged blade and cavity irons to the test. Blades or cavity-backs? It’s a debate that’s raged over a pint in golf club bars ever since Ping invented the first Ping Eye cavity iron in the 1960s. Forged blades, with their smaller, sleeker heads often catch the eye of golfers prone to buying with...

  • Behind the scenes at TaylorMade HQ

    Written by Michael Catling on 02 January 2018

    Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director of Product Creation - irons, and the man behind TaylorMade's latest irons, gives us a guided tour of his office Everywhere you look, there's a Tour bag over flowing with TaylorMade clubs. The latest range is within arm's reach of Tomo Bystedt's desk, which on any other day would be scattered with sketches and 3D prints.

  • READER TEST: Cleveland CBX Wedge

    Written by Simon Daddow on 01 January 2018

    How do Cleveland's new CBX cavity back wedges perform on the course? Four TG readers found out... Cleveland reckon 84 per cent of golfers play cavity-back irons. Yet most of those golfers use tour-style bladed wedges, which are heavier and less forgiving than their irons. It makes no sense, so Cleveland recently launched a brand-new cavity-back CBX wedge which is said to...

  • Buying Tips: How to pick the right clubs for your game

    04 December 2017

    Do you know how to pick the right clubs for your game when you're looking for a change? Here's how...  From understanding what to consider when you're buying new clubs, we break down the things you need to think about; from driver and woods to irons, wedges and putters.  How to pick the right woods for your game Smaller doesn’t have to mean less forgiving Ping’s...

  • Top 10 Electric Golf Trolleys

    20 November 2017

    TG Top 10 Electric Golf Trolleys: If you're looking for a new golf trolley, why not take a look below to find out which electric golf trolleys made it on to our top 10 for 2017. From Motocaddy and Powakaddy to Big Max, Hill Billy, GoKart and Stewart Golf, there's plenty on the market to suit your needs on the course...

  • How often should I replace my grips?

    08 November 2017

    Have you ever thought about how often you should replace your golf grips?  Most of us are guilty of keeping the same grips for longer than we'd like to admit, but could that be negatively affecting our performance on the course? In our biggest questions answered series, we posed the question to Craig Watson from Golf Pride - just how often...

  • How big is the sweet spot of your irons?

    03 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to find out - just how big is the sweet spot of your irons?  An iron's actual sweet spot, like any club, is no bigger than a pinhead. It's the point on the club where, when you hit a golf ball, the centre of gravity is moving directly towards the centre of the...

  • REVIEW: Uber-forgiving irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on 25 October 2017

    Super-forgiving irons have a reputation for being ugly ducklings, with big heads that look more like oars than clubs. Admittedly uber forgiveness in the past has come with trade-offs, usually in the form of wide soles, huge cavity backs and top edges thicker than a sumo wrestler’s loincloth. But trust us, looks and cosmetics are now a serious consideration for the...

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