Equipment Features

  • ROBOT TESTED: Which golf ball suits my game?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 27 July 2020

    Today's Golfer 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 for...

  • Cut golf balls vs. Titleist Pro V1

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 22 July 2020

    Cut Golf claim their balls offer performance to match any premium golf ball, but at a fraction of the price. We put them to the test against the market-leading Titleist Pro V1.  The rise of direct-to-consumer golf balls There's a fair chance you've never heard of Cut Golf. Compared to established brands like Titleist, Callaway and TaylorMade, all of whom have been...

  • Three ways a Garmin Approach could help your game

    Written by Advertising Feature on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

    Sponsored Content The world is driven by technology – and so is golf. If you really want to play your best and shoot lower scores, Garmin have a device to help you achieve it Improve your tee shots Improving your technique is one thing – but it counts for nothing if you don’t have an effective plan for the shot. Focus on these...

  • How to get the most from your Garmin GPS

    Written by Advertising Feature on Monday, 20 July 2020

    Sponsored Content  Thinking about investing in a new device? Here are five ways the technology can really help your game.   GPS, range finders and shot tracking tech has stormed golf over the last few years, and now it’s pretty rare to play in a four-ball where somebody hasn’t got at least one of them. But with so many options available,...

  • Vice golf balls vs Titleist Pro V1

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 15 July 2020

    Vice Golf claim their balls offer performance to match any premium golf ball, but at a fraction of the price. We put them to the test against the market-leading Titleist Pro V1. The rise of direct-to-consumer golf balls There's a fair chance you may not have heard of Vice Golf. Compared to established brands like Titleist, Callaway and TaylorMade, all of whom...

  • Tested by you: TaylorMade Tour Response golf balls

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 7 July 2020

    For years, picking a golf ball came down to price or performance. If you wanted performance, you’d pay more for a tour ball with a urethane cover (that was likely to be too firm for many club players to compress). If price was your key factor, you’d compromise on feel, sound or spin buying a ball with a lower spinning surlyn...

  • "If the players made the rules golf would be a very different game"

    Written by Tony Jacklin on Monday, 29 June 2020

    Former Open and US Open champion Tony Jacklin has his say on the state of the game. I’m not coming at this as a gnarled old pro dreaming of days of yore, and none of this is sour grapes or anything like that. I’ve just got the best interests of the game at heart and I’m concerned about the direction golf...

  • TaylorMade Tour Response vs. Titleist Pro V1 golf balls

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 25 June 2020

    The TaylorMade Tour Response golf ball promises premium tour-level performance at a compression and price to suit an amateur golfer's swing speed and budget... but how does it perform against the market-leading Titleist Pro V1? After surveying thousands of average golfers and listening to what they wanted from a golf ball, TaylorMade came up with the three-piece Tour Response. They were...

  • "90% of driver shafts are too long"

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 22 June 2020

    Is your driver shaft too long for you?  What length is your driver shaft? For most golfers, the answer is “no idea”, “a bit longer than my 3-wood” or “not quite long enough to get me out of that bush when I’m using it to measure where I’m allowed to drop”. And why would you know or care? They’re all pretty much...

  • How often should you replace your golf grips?

    Monday, 22 June 2020

    We put the key golf grip questions to Golf Pride's expert, Craig Watson How often should I change my golf grips? We recommend that if you play at least once a week, get your grips changed once a year. The compound in the rubber soon breaks down with the sweat in your hands and the weather conditions. Does golf grip size matter?  If the...

  • Srixon Q-Star Tour vs. Titleist Pro V1 golf balls

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 15 June 2020

    The Srixon Q-Star Tour golf ball promises premium tour-level performance at a compression and price to suit amateur golfer's swing speed and budget... but how does it perform against the market-leading Titleist Pro V1? It wasn’t that long ago the choice of golf balls for club golfers was pretty limited. Players who’d reached a reasonable standard and ...

  • Callaway Chrome Soft vs. Titleist Pro V1 golf balls

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 12 June 2020

    The Callaway Chrome Soft promises premium tour-level performance at a compression to suit an amateur golfer's swing speed and budget... but how does it perform against the market-leading Titleist Pro V1? It wasn’t that long ago the choice of golf balls for club golfers was pretty limited. Players who’d reached a reasonable standard and weren’t put off by the...

  • WITB - Callaway's Sean Toulon

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 29 May 2020

    We get to see what equipment is in the bags of the leading pro’s all the time. But have you ever, like us, wondered what club designers, leading equipment engineers and golf brand CEO’s have in theirs? Well we thought it would be interesting to find out. So as part of a new series we sat down with Sean Toulon, General...

  • The 10 rules of buying used golf clubs

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 27 May 2020

    The 10 rules of buying used golf clubs Buying used golf clubs can be a fantastic way to get excellent kit for a fraction of the normal price. But, just like buying a use car, second hand golf clubs require some thought and research if you want to avoid buying a dud. Here are 10 top tips you should consider when...

  • Can you buy a decent set of forged irons for £600?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 22 May 2020

    Many golfers believe forged irons are the pinnacle of the game. Using a set (even though today’s forged irons can suit everyone from a tour pro to an 18+ handicapper) is seen as a badge of honour, and often highlights golfers as well above average. But the costs of forged models have spiralled. Just four years ago a great set of...

  • TESTED: Best alignment golf ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 21 May 2020

    Sales of alignment golf balls are on a steep upwards trajectory. Callaway started the trend with their Triple Track Chrome Soft, which has now spawned a new range of putters in 2020. TaylorMade followed with “Clearpath Alignment” on the new TP5/TP5x Pix. And Srixon and Titleist have both added bolder alignment lines to their new Q-Star Tour and Tour Soft balls. As...

  • READER TEST: Mizuno BR-D2 Mini Stand Bag

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

    Pencil bags have seen a real rise in popularity lately, and part of the change is down to brands realising golfers might actually want to use a tiny lightweight bag every time they play, rather than just as an infrequent alternative to a more substantial carry or trolley bag. TG Equipment Editor Simon Daddow loves his mini stand bag, so with...

  • Behind the scenes at Wilson's Innovation Centre

    Written by Chris Jones on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

    Wilson are going from strength to strength at the moment, thanks to a consistent stream of top quality products and tour pro validation. We speak to the men behind the new designs.  The two men leading R&D operations for Wilson golf clubs and balls – Jon Pegande and Frank Simonutti – have more than 50 years of experience with the brand...

  • How a chance meeting led GoDaddy billionaire Bob Parsons to set up PXG

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 11 May 2020

    A chance meeting between Mike Nicolette, a former PGA Tour winner (1983 Bay Hill Invitational) with 23 years service at Ping, and GoDaddy billionaire Bob Parsons led to the founding of Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG). But how did it actually come about? What convinced two leading club engineers with 36 years experience to go out on a limb with a brand...

  • Best home golf simulators – for any budget

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 1 May 2020

    How to create a home swing studio – on any budget.  The disparity between the multi-millionaire golf Tour pros of the world and us everyday folk has become even more apparent during the Coronavirus lockdown. There they are, playing exact replicas of the world’s best courses in their air-conditioned home swing studios, while we’re digging up the back lawn trying to...

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