Equipment Features

  • Which wedge suits my game?

    Wednesday, 9 October 2019

    Which wedge will work for you? We've put eight of the very latest models to the test For decades there have been very few decisions to be made when buying new wedges. For most club golfers it has come down to choosing a brand, deciding on loft, grind and finish. Apart from these standard choices, which essentially are cosmetic and subjective, the...

  • ROBOT TESTED: Which golf ball suits my game?

    Monday, 16 September 2019

    Today's Golfer 2019 Golf Ball Test: 500,000+ pieces of data, 1,260  shots, 21 balls and one £250,000 robot... Welcome to the biggest (and best) golf balls test we’ve ever done! We flew to Arizona to spend a week on PXG’s test robot hitting golf balls. Our test took a week to do, six months to plan and we were talking about it...

  • Reader Test: TaylorMade Spider X putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 2 September 2019

    Four club golfers get to test the putter that helped Rory McIlroy to a storming 2019, TaylorMade's Spider X. When the first TaylorMade Spider putter hit the market 10 years ago, 75 per cent of Tour pros used narrow-headed blade-style putters. A decade later, and thanks in part to the Spider, 60 per cent of Tour pros now use mallet and...

  • Toptracer: Behind the incredible technology on Tour, majors, and at UK driving ranges

    Thursday, 29 August 2019

    Toptracer: Behind the incredible technology on Tour, at majors, and driving ranges around the UK If you’ve watched any golf on TV this year you’ll almost certainly be familiar with Toptracer, the tracking technology which has revolutionised both our TV and driving range experience. The technology, which traces ball flights and displays data (including carry distance and launch angle) in graphics on...

  • Gapping: How to choose the right clubs for the top of your bag

    Wednesday, 28 August 2019

    There have never been more options when it comes to choosing the clubs for the top of your bag... here's how to make sure you get it right How confident are you about how far each club goes once you get above something like a 6 or 7-iron? For lots of us, a 5-iron goes "about the same distance" as a 4-iron...

  • Head-to-Head: New TaylorMade P790s vs M5s, P760s and old P790s

    Monday, 12 August 2019

    How do TaylorMade's new P790s stack up against their previous generation, the current M5s and P760s? TaylorMade have launched the second generation of their P790s, so we decided to put them up against the previous model, as well as the current TaylorMade M5 irons and P760s.  The new P790s are a little less offset in the long irons and have a shorter, more...

  • Inside the gym of the stars with Joey D

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 9 August 2019

    Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson work with fitness guru Joey D at his state-of-the-art Palm Beach gym. We paid him a visit... If there's one thing that Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson have in common – besides the money and Majors – it's Joey Diovisalvi. Joey D, as he's affectionately known, is a biomechanics expert who has revolutionised their training, earning them...

  • Precision Golf: Inside Britain's £1m Golf Lab

    Thursday, 8 August 2019

    Golfers who want the ultimate club, swing and body makeover should head to Precision Golf's incredible set-up Custom fitting has to be the most abused term in golf. It describes everything from retailers who watch golfers smash a few shots into a net and sell "off-the-rack" equipment, to the game's biggest brands who have experts fitting equipment to their global tour superstars.

  • PXG’s half-price 0211 irons v the main competitors

    Wednesday, 7 August 2019

    PXG's 0211 Irons: How do these niche irons stack up against mass-market alternatives? From day one PXG have been all about making the best golf clubs possible, regardless of the price. Only after achieving their goal do PXG's engineers and money men sit down with founder Bob Parsons to tot up how much it all costs. The brand has grown a loyal...

  • Reader Test: Callaway’s ERC Soft golf ball

    Wednesday, 7 August 2019

    Four average golfers test Callaway’s new ERC Soft ball and its innovative alignment aid Callaway is well known for inventing the low compression Chrome Soft ball. It was tagged as "the ball that changed the ball" when it was launched in 2015. But in January, the company introduced its new ERC Soft, a ball that could well go down as "the ball...

  • Do I need a low spin driver?

    Sunday, 14 July 2019

    Back in January Ping pulled the covers off the new G410 family, and it was well documented at the time how there was no low-spin (LST) driver, like previous line-ups. The reason was simple – when Ping engineers started testing the intended new model, they realised it didn’t offer a big enough improvement over the existing G400 LST. So they went...

  • Reader Test: BioFlow's Sports Flex wristband

    Friday, 5 July 2019

    Bioflow's new Sports Flex wristband brings magnetic therapy to the course in a fully adjustable design - so we had three TG readers put it to the test What you need to know Bioflow's new Sport Flex wristband is an updated version of their original Sport Wristband and is not only fully adjustable but durable thanks to its waterproof silicone design.  Each...

  • Ben Hogan Club Range: What you need to know

    Friday, 5 July 2019

    What you need to know about Ben Hogan's range Get a closer look at the wedges, putters, irons and fairway woods in the newest range from Ben Hogan Ben Hogan Equalizer Wedge During his playing career, Ben Hogan's competitors called his Pitching Wedge his "Equalizer" because he used it so effectively. While he was never the longest or even most accurate player on...

  • The best used golf clubs for your money

    Tuesday, 2 July 2019

    The shelves at Golfbidder are jam packed with second-hand kit... and we've found the best of it Modern golf equipment has never been more advanced. But carbon composites, movable weight tracks and hollow constructions come at a price; the top drivers now cost £500 each and a set of irons is likely to set you back over a grand. But there...

  • 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...

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