Equipment Features

  • Which irons suit my game?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 20 June 2019

    Looking for a new set of irons but don't know where to start? We've tested several sets from top brands to give you a better idea of what clubs will suit you Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal...

  • Should you buy second hand golf gear? The pros and cons

    Thursday, 20 June 2019

    Should you buy second hand golf gear? The pros and cons of used equipment Just like buying a used car, second hand golf gear needs a bit of thought and research if you're to come away with clubs capable of helping your game. Here's seven things to help you make the right decision. Go and see Golfbidder It's not possible for everyone to get...

  • Reader Test: SkyCaddie SX500 GPS

    Friday, 14 June 2019

    SkyCaddie’s new SX500 GPS has become the first of its kind to replace yardage books and laser rangefinder in Tour pros bags (on the Staysure Tour). The switch is primarily down to the extra detail it offers over lasers and traditional GPS systems. To find out if the time is right for you to ditch your laser, we asked four TG...

  • TESTED: Mini Driver vs Normal Driver

    Friday, 14 June 2019

    TaylorMade celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2019, and to mark the occasion they’ve unveiled a new mini driver. The original Pittsburgh Persimmon metalwood launched by the company in 1979 changed the game, convincing many golfers to switch from old-fashioned wooden drivers to metal. So the new Original One (Pittsburgh Persimmon) has been created to showcase both the brand’s heritage, but...

  • TWIN TEST: SkyCaddie SX500 vs Garmin Approach G80 GPS handhelds

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 14 June 2019

    Club golfers used to rely on 150 yard markers and yardage books to get distances, but GPS and rangefinders are well on their way to knocking traditional ways of accessing yardages on the head forever. While most lasers haven’t changed much over the years, GPS technology is evolving to create some seriously powerful multi-functional devices. So with SkyCaddie claiming their new SX500...

  • How much spin are you sacrificing with an old wedge?

    Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    Old vs New: Find out how a brand new Cleveland RTX 4 compares to a five-year-old 588 RTX 2.0 Tour players can be really picky when it comes to wedges. Each player wants his own perfect loft, sole grind, head shape and finish, which sounds like a lot of personalisation work for manufacturers when a 150 players turn up each week...

  • Best Super Game Improver Iron 2019

    Tuesday, 14 May 2019

    Best Super Game Improver Irons 2019: We bring you the best irons of 2019 - tried and tested as part of our biggest ever golf club equipment guide, Top Gear. In our biggest ever equipment test we reviewed hundreds of golf clubs, and for us there were five stand out Super Game Improver performers,...

  • Best Hollow Body Iron 2019

    Tuesday, 14 May 2019

    Best Hollow Body Irons 2019: We bring you the best irons of 2019 - tried and tested as part of our biggest ever golf club equipment guide, Top Gear. In our biggest ever equipment test we reviewed hundreds of golf clubs, and for us there were five stand out Hollow Body performers, TaylorMade P790, PXG 0311 P...

  • Best Game Improver Irons 2019

    Thursday, 9 May 2019

    Best Game Improver Irons 2019: We bring you the best irons of 2019 - tried and tested as part of our biggest ever golf club equipment guide, Top Gear. In our biggest ever equipment test we reviewed hundreds of golf clubs, and for us there were four stand out performers, Honma T/World 747 P, Ping G410, Callaway Apex 19, and...

  • Best Player Irons 2019

    Thursday, 9 May 2019

    Best Player Irons 2019: We bring you the best irons of 2019 - tried and tested as part of our biggest ever golf club equipment guide, Top Gear. In our biggest ever equipment test we reviewed hundreds of golf clubs, and for us there were five stand out performers, Mizuno MP-18 SC, Srixon Z 785, Callaway Apex Pro 19, Ping i210 and the...

  • Longest iron of 2019

    Thursday, 25 April 2019

    The longest irons of 2019 If it's distance you're looking for, you've come to the right place. Callaway's Rogue X, Ping's G700 and Wilson's D7 came out on top for distance when we tested every 2019 iron (see our verdicts below), with the Rogue X besting second place by an impressive 12 yards.  After the top three, we've listed the rest of the...

  • TESTED: Titleist Pro V1 vs TaylorMade TP5 golf balls

    Wednesday, 17 April 2019

    Golf Ball Test: Titleist Pro V1 vs TaylorMade TP5  When the pros teed off for the first round of The Masters, the world’s top three players –Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy – all played a TaylorMade TP5 ball. It’s a position that TaylorMade has never been able to shout about before, as golf ball usage on Tour has traditionally been...

  • Why we use a Foresight GC Quad launch monitor

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    More than four years ago when we pulled together plans for the original Top Gear, we had a chance meeting with Foresight Sports at their European HQ in Guildford, Surrey. At the time (2015), testing over winter in the UK was at best hit and miss. Tests were likely to be washed out by rain, blown off course by the wind...

  • 2019 Irons: Ranked by forgiveness

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    2019 Irons test: We've ranked 38 sets of golf clubs and rated every one by forgiveness so you can find the best irons for you Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks to...

  • Which Wilson iron suits me?

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Which Wilson irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Wilson's line-up, and who they are aimed at Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks...

  • Which Cobra iron suits me?

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Which Cobra irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Cobra's line-up, and who they are aimed at Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks to hollow heads...

  • Which PXG iron suits me?

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Which PXG irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in PXG's line-up, and who they are aimed at Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks...

  • Which Mizuno iron suits me?

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Which Mizuno irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Mizuno's line-up, and who they are aimed at Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range ...

  • Which Ping iron suits me?

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Which Ping irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Ping's line-up, and who they are aimed at Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks...

  • Which Callaway iron suits me?

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Which Callaway irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Callaway's line-up, and who they are aimed at Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks to hollow heads...

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