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  • Which Ping iron suits me?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 13 January 2021

    Which Ping irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Ping's line-up, and the golfers they are aimed at. Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 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...

  • TESTED: How does the cold affect a golf ball's performance?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 14 December 2020

    We're all guilty of leaving our golf bags and balls in the car boot or shed from time-to-time but have you ever considered how much it could be impacting your performance, especially in the cold months of winter golf? We tested cold golf balls against warm to find out exactly how much it could be affecting your game. ...

  • TESTED: Can bulky clothes harm your golf swing?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 14 December 2020

    As winter golfers, it's tempting to wear thick clothes to ensure we stay warm while getting out on the course. But could wearing the wrong clothing actually harm our game? We put it to the test to find out if wearing bulky clothing instead of the right layering can have a negative effect on your golf swing. Anyone...

  • TESTED: How dirt affects golf club grooves

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 14 December 2020

    We test dirty golf clubs against clean golf clubs to find out just how big an impact dirt and mud in your grooves can make to your performance on the golf course. Tour pros have caddies who clean their clubs after every shot, ensuring no dirt or debris clogs the vital grooves. Club golfers rarely clean...

  • TESTED: Which golf wedge works best when it's wet?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 14 December 2020

    Mizuno claim the grooves of of their new ES21 golf wedge perform best in damp conditions, so we put their claims to the test in a head-to-head with Titleist's Vokey Design SM8 and Cleveland's RTX Zipcore to find the best performing wedge for the wet conditions we find in winter golf. The job...

  • TESTED: Does moisture affect a golf ball's performance?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 14 December 2020

    How much of an impact does water have on the performance of your golf ball? With damp conditions far more common during the months of winter golf, we tested wet and dry golf balls head-to-head to find out exactly what difference a bit of moisture could make to your game. We’ve all played on cold, wet and frosty mornings. The sort...

  • Why you need winter golf gloves

    Written by Rob Jerram on Tuesday, 20 October 2020

    The Best Winter Golf Gloves make playing in the cold and wet a pleasure (well, a lot less miserable).  We don't know many golfers who would rather play in the rain than in dry weather, but given the choice of a round in the rain or no golf at all, we'll get wet every day of the week.  But there's no denying...

  • Should I switch to spiked golf shoes in winter?

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 12 October 2020

    Spiked golf shoes have moved on from the days of hard leather and metal cleats that damage greens. The best spiked golf shoes of 2020 deliver grip, comfort, energy and aesthetics as standard and, thanks to excellent waterproofing, are ideal for winter golf From less than £50 to more than £200, there's something to suit every budget, performance need and style...

  • Should you play a winter golf ball?

    Written by Rob Jerram on Sunday, 11 October 2020

    The cold and wet months aren't the ideal time for club golfers to be playing a tour-level golf ball. Lots of club golfers play a premium soft urethane-covered Tour ball during the season, because they believe it gives greater short game spin. That extra control is thought to be useful when greens are hard baked and running fast. RELATED: Tested - How the...

  • Layering is key to playing good golf in winter

    Written by Rob Jerram on Saturday, 10 October 2020

    The best golf mid layers offer the versatility to keep you warm when it's cold, comfortable when it warms up, dry when it rains and able to swing your club freely. And they should look great both on and off the golf course. No golfer's wardrobe should be without at least one mid-layer sweatshirt, pullover or jacket option, especially if you...

  • The Best Waterproof Golf Shoes

    Written by Simon Daddow on Saturday, 10 October 2020

    The Best Waterproof Golf Shoes will keep your stance solid and your feet warm and dry – whatever weather you face this winter. If you’re lucky enough to play your golf on a links course that stays fairly dry all year round then you may get away with wearing your favourite spikeless golf shoes throughout the whole winter. For most of us, though,...

  • Our pick of the best waterproof golf jackets

    Written by Rob Jerram on Friday, 9 October 2020

    The best waterproof golf jackets help keep you dry on the course and enjoying your round even when the rain arrives. Just because it's winter doesn't mean its time for your golf clubs to be packed away into the shed and weekends on the golf course a thing of dreams until Spring. Once you own a decent waterproof golf jacket you'll...

  • ROBOT TESTED: Which golf ball suits my game?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 6 October 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...

  • Wedges Test: Titleist Vokey SM8 vs Cleveland RTX ZipCore

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 5 October 2020

    When it comes to golf wedges, Vokey and Cleveland are top of most club golfer's shopping lists. But, with both brands releasing new models for 2020, should the Titleist Vokey SM8 or the Cleveland RTX ZipCore be going in your bag? We tested them head-to-head to find out. RELATED: Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 drivers revealed Should I buy Cleveland or Titleist Vokey golf...

  • Why we all need a waterproof golf bag

    Written by Rob Jerram on Thursday, 1 October 2020

    Keep all of your equipment dry on the course with the best waterproof golf bags. Waterproof golf bags never used to be a thing. If there was a downpour while you were on the course, you and your equipment got wet, end of story. But over the last decade, as lightweight waterproof fabrics have developed, bag makers can protect what’s inside your...

  • The benefits of winter performance golf trousers

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 1 October 2020

    The best waterproof golf trousers that you'll be happy to wear come rain or shine.  Many golfers find themselves pulling on a pair of waterproof trousers every time they play in winter. Some like the extra warmth they offer; others just want to keep their trouser ankles clean. But in this day and age, performance golf trousers can keep you warmer...

  • WITB Justin Rose... And the story behind his Axis1 putter

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 30 September 2020

    After his split from Honma, we take a look at the TaylorMade, Cobra and Titleist golf clubs that are in the bag of Justin Rose and find out how the founder of little-known Axis1 putters managed to get his flatstick into the hands of the former World No.1. It’s been quite the golf equipment rollercoaster for Justin Rose in recent years. Having...

  • Trolleys test: PowaKaddy FX7 GPS vs Motocaddy M5 GPS

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 21 September 2020

    The PowaKaddy FX7 GPS and Motocaddy M5 GPS electric golf trolleys are the leading brands' top-of-the-range models for 2020. But which is better? We pitted them against each other in a head-to-head test. Depending on who you listen to, PowaKaddy and Motocaddy own 90-98 per cent of the UK electric golf trolley market. Every year they come up with new tech...

  • Driving range ball vs premium golf ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

    We tested a driving range ball against a premium five-piece tour golf ball to find out if your practice ball could actually be having a negative impact on your performance on the golf course. How many times have you hit golf balls at the driving range and thought I’m sure I hit my 8-iron further than 120 yards? Most golfers assume that...

  • WITB: Rory McIlroy

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 8 September 2020

    How does a brand like TaylorMade go about dialling Rory McIlroy into their latest range of SIM woods? We find out what's in the bag of the four-time Major champion. It can be a long process, and usually starts way before the season even kicks off. But the man with the knowledge, know-how and insight at TaylorMade is Senior Tour Manager, Adrian...

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