2018

  • 5 clubs that suit slower swing speeds

    Monday, 19 February 2018

    Five products which are especially good for lower swing-speed golfers Golfers are an ageing breed, and brands are starting to wise up to how lighter head, shaft and grip combinations can help maximise club speed and carry distance. Here's five products which are especially good for lower swing-speed golfers. COBRA F-MAX CLUBS www.cobragolf.co.uk Driver £229; Fairway £169; Hybrid £149; Irons £449-£699 A whole range...

  • Reader Test: Bushnell's Excel GPS Watch

    Wednesday, 14 February 2018

    'My old watch has already been binned': Four TG Readers put Bushnell’s new £199 app-enabled Excel GPS watches to the test  There's serious competition in the golf GPS watch category, as free apps have popped up all over the place. But they all need you to have a phone on the golf course. Bushnell say their new Excel GPS watches and app...

  • How to know if your gear is saying you cut across the ball

    Friday, 09 February 2018

    Does your driver look like the one in our picture? It's telling you that you cut across the ball..  Wooden tee-pegs are of course painted, and impact can see that paint leave a mark on the sole of your club. With narrower- soled irons, that mark can be a useful indicator of toe or heel strikes; but with the wide-soled driver...

  • Drivers Test: TaylorMade M4 vs Callaway Rogue vs Ping G400 Max

    Friday, 09 February 2018

    Head to head: They are set to be three of the most popular drivers of 2018, but which one should you put in your bag?  TG top 50 coach Kevin Hale puts the new TaylorMade M4, the Callaway Rogue and the Ping G400 driver through their paces to see how they perform against each other.  Watch the video to find out what...

  • GEAR TEST: Ping G700 irons vs Ping G400 Irons

    Friday, 19 January 2018

    We put the Ping G700 Irons up against the Ping G400 Irons: Which should you choose? Ping launched their G400 irons last year, and they was hugely popular thanks to great performance and excellent numbers produced from the club. But now, Ping have launched their latest G700 iron, which they say is their highest launching, longest iron to date. The...

  • GEAR TEST: Ping G400 vs Ping G400 Max Driver

    Friday, 19 January 2018

    We put the Ping G400 Driver up against the Ping G400 Max Driver: Which should you choose? Ping launched their G400 Driver last year, and it was hugely popular thanks to great performance and excellent numbers produced from the club. The newest edition to the G400 line-up is the G400 Max, which has a slightly bigger head in order to increase the MOI...

  • Game Improvement irons: Cleveland CBX vs Ping G400

    Thursday, 18 January 2018

    Cleveland CBX vs Ping G400 irons: One can only be bought off the shelf. The other can only be bought fitted. So which one should you buy? Choosing the right game improvement irons for you can be a minefield. There are more golfers in the game improver category than any other, but because those players can be anything from 10 to...

  • REVIEW: Gore-Tex vs Paclite vs Stretch C-Knit

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    They're all waterproof. They're all breathable. So which Gore-Tex jacket should you buy? Galvin Green are clear market leaders when it comes to waterproofs. They don’t make shoes, or gloves or balls – just clothing that’s been designed to perform on the course. And as clothing is their No.1 priority – and waterproofs in particular – Galvin’s design team spend every...

  • Cobra F8 One Length Hybrid Review

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 05 January 2018

    The hybrid that thinks it's a 7-iron. Golf is a breeding ground for eccentric ideas. Remember Callaway’s square driver? Or Cleveland raving about an “anti-shank” hosel-less VAS iron? Cobra unveiled their own novel idea in 2017 – One Length irons – and for 2018 the concept has been rolled into hybrids. The new King F8 One Length, launched alongside a new...

  • Crossover Irons Review

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 05 January 2018

    Crossover Irons Review: With models that now blur the lines between better player and game improvers, we thought it was time to see if crossover irons deliver.  What is a Crossover iron? Irons usually fall into one of three neatly pigeon-holed categories – better player, game improvement and super game improvement. But times are changing, and there’s a new “crossover iron"...

  • Crossover irons review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 03 January 2018

    Crossover Irons Review: With models that now blur the lines between better player and game improvers, so we thought it was time to see if these crossover irons deliver.  Irons usually fall into one of three neatly pigeon-holed categories – better player, game improvement and super game improvement. But times are changing, and there’s a new “crossover iron" category that sits...

  • READER TEST: Mizuno JPX golf ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 03 January 2018

    Mizuno reckon due to two-piece golf ball tech now being so good, the majority of golfers can’t tell the difference between the new JPX and a premium tour ball. Four TG readers put Mizuno’s new low-compression JPX ball (two-piece), which has a soft polymer cover and aerodynamic micro-dimples, to the test. Q: How did the JPX compare to your usual ball in...

  • REVIEW: Blade vs Cavity irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 03 January 2018

    Blade vs Cavity irons reviewed: We put the latest forged blade and cavity irons to the test. Blades or cavity-backs? It’s a debate that’s raged over a pint in golf club bars ever since Ping invented the first Ping Eye cavity iron in the 1960s. Forged blades, with their smaller, sleeker heads often catch the eye of golfers prone to buying with...

  • Behind the scenes at TaylorMade HQ

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 02 January 2018

    Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director of Product Creation - irons, and the man behind TaylorMade's latest irons, gives us a guided tour of his office Everywhere you look, there's a Tour bag over flowing with TaylorMade clubs. The latest range is within arm's reach of Tomo Bystedt's desk, which on any other day would be scattered with sketches and 3D prints.

  • READER TEST: Cleveland CBX Wedge

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 01 January 2018

    How do Cleveland's new CBX cavity back wedges perform on the course? Four TG readers found out... Cleveland reckon 84 per cent of golfers play cavity-back irons. Yet most of those golfers use tour-style bladed wedges, which are heavier and less forgiving than their irons. It makes no sense, so Cleveland recently launched a brand-new cavity-back CBX wedge which is said to...