2018

  • Forged irons ranked by forgiveness

    Monday, 15 October 2018

    Forged Irons: We've ranked every leading model and given them a forgiveness rating Forged irons used to be the domain of decent golfers. Many players, especially those who make it to single digits, see a beautiful set of forgings as the absolute pinnacle of the game. Why? Forged irons generally have smaller, more compact heads, while the way they’re stamped into shape...

  • TWIN TEST: Motocaddy S5 Connect vs Powakaddy C2i compact trollies

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    Size is everything when it comes to technology, and smaller is generally better. It’s so important for electric trolleys that the two market leaders, PowaKaddy and Motocaddy, are locked in a size war. Motocaddy started the “compact” trend with their M-Series a few years ago; PowaKaddy hit back last year with the Compact C2, and then C2i for 2018. But Motocaddy...

  • TESTED: Hollow body irons

    Friday, 14 September 2018

    With the exception of all the new drivers, hollow-body irons have been the hottest equipment launch of the last 12 months. They weren’t new when PXG introduced their first model in 2015; TaylorMade made some in the 1990s. But PXG’s thinking lit up a whole new product category – and now all the major brands bar Callaway and Mizuno are getting...

  • Which irons have the most wins on tour in 2018?

    Tuesday, 11 September 2018

    The 2018 season on Tour has ended, so it only seems fair to see which iron models won the most trophies and pocketed the most cash on the PGA Tour. With both Dustin Johnson and Jason Day winning multiple times this season already, it's no surprise that TaylorMade has come out on top - with both players having used TaylorMade's P730's...

  • Which driver has the most wins on Tour in 2018?

    Tuesday, 11 September 2018

    The 2018 season on Tour has ended, so it only seems fair to see which driver model won the most trophies and pocketed the most cash on the PGA Tour. There have been seven multiple winners on Tour in 2018, so it's no surprise that TaylorMade have come out on top given four of those players (including three of four major...

  • TESTED: Srixon's new Z785 against the best drivers of 2018

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 10 September 2018

    Can Srixon’s new driver hold its own? Imagine spending $55 million a year on tour – and not one player puts your driver in the bag. It must be heartbreaking, but that’s what Srixon has been up against ever since investing in big-name signings like Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama. Part of the issue is how Srixon...

  • Which putter has the most wins on Tour in 2018?

    Monday, 10 September 2018

    The 2018 season on Tour has ended, so it only seems fair to see which putter models won the most trophies and pocketed the most cash on the PGA Tour. There are only seven styles of putter that have been used more than once in 2018 to win tournaments on the PGA Tour (all because of multiple winners); the TaylorMade Spider...

  • 15th Club: How big data is changing the game

    Thursday, 30 August 2018

    Meet the entirely legal 15th Club that has probably already told Thomas Bjorn who’s on the plane to Paris... It’s often said that every football team needs a 12th man. But rarely do you hear about a golfer needing – and using – a 15th Club. Doing so is usually grounds for disqualification, but not so if you’re a European Tour...

  • TESTED: Blade vs Cavity Back irons with Nick Faldo and new Mizuno JPX919 irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 29 August 2018

    It’s 22 years since Sir Nick Faldo won his last major. It was 1996 and he tore 11 shots out of Greg Norman in the final round of the Masters at Augusta. For eight years (from 1988 to 1996) Faldo was the dominant force in golf, winning six of the biggest tournaments in the game – and he did it all...

  • READER TEST: TaylorMade Spider putters

    Tuesday, 21 August 2018

    Four TG readers give their verdict on TaylorMade's Spider Putters: "The Spider’s feel, appearance and roll is the best I’ve ever used" Thanks to the success of Jason Day’s red putter, TaylorMade have for the first time got a serious foot hold in the premium putter market. Spider putters having weaving their web across the world’s tours and are now available in...

  • Titleist Pro V1 vs Mail order golf balls

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 13 August 2018

    Pro V1 performance... at half the price? Can the new mail order balls really compete with a Titleist? We found out. Mail order golf balls weren’t even a thing five years ago. Back then your choice of premium tour-level balls boiled down to the traditional major brands – Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway and Srixon. All brands who’d like you to believe tour-level...

  • TWIN TEST: TaylorMade Spider Mini vs Odyssey Exo Seven putter

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 13 August 2018

    Moment of inertia is a buzz phrase in golf that’s normally associated with drivers. But recently, as more Tour pros – including Tiger Woods – have switched to big, MOI-style putters, the phrase has been associated with flatsticks. At one point in 2017, nine of the top 10 players in the world used mallet and MOI putters (yet club golfers reckon...

  • TESTED: Old vs New drivers

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 23 July 2018

    Adam Scott rocked up to the recent Players Championship in Florida with an eight-year-old driver. That’s right, a 13-time PGA Tour winner – with over $47 million in the bank – thought his best driver option was a Titleist 910 D3, which launched in 2010. You could pick one up today on Golfbidder for £61. Scott hit eight of 14 fairways in...

  • READER TEST: Galvin Green Interface-1 Lance Jacket

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 13 July 2018

    Could you ever really wear a jacket for the 95% of rounds you play? That's the claim Galvin Green make with their new Interface-1 range. Galvin have cornered the market when it comes to premium performance waterproofs over the last 15 years. Now their focus has turned to changing how golfers think about sweaters and wind jackets thanks to a brand-new...

  • Swing Commanders: Why the Red Arrows love golf

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    The Red Arrows are perfectionists. You need to be when you’re hurtling towards each other at more than 300mph, before breaking off at the last second in a cloud of red, white and blue smoke. With their trademark Diamond Nine shape and combinations of close-formation, precision flying, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team has been wowing crowds since 1965. In this,...

  • READER TEST: Bagboy Compact 3 Push Trolley with Top-Lok

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 22 June 2018

    Bag Boy have made trolleys and bags for over 70 years. Their latest bright idea is Top-Lok. It means golfers can attach a cart bag to the trolley without the need for any straps. The bag can’t spin or rotate solving an annoying issue which has plagued golfers for years. We asked four TG readers to put the idea through its...

  • TESTED: TaylorMade's M4 vs RBZ Black

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    One is a 2018 Tour winner, the other is a retail special... So how do they compare? TaylorMade’s current M3 and M4 drivers are played by many of the game’s biggest names including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Jason Day and Tiger Woods. But for all the hype these two clubs have generated in 2018, they aren’t TaylorMade’s only...

  • The anatomy of the perfect putt

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 15 June 2018

    There isn't one perfect way to hit a putt – just like drivers or irons, every golfer has their own unique way of presenting a putter to the ball and launching shots across a green. Everyone’s numbers are different – the real skill comes down to a fitter’s ability to find a way to compliment your natural stroke, with a putter...

  • TESTED: Do putter face grooves actually make a difference?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 15 June 2018

    Every new major putter launch promises to roll putts better nowadays, but do the face grooves actually make a difference?  Where some putter designers reckon face grooves grab and grip the ball at impact, creating more topspin and reducing skid, others insist hinges on the face lift putts into a better roll. Some even say you don’t need face tech at...

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