August

  • 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...