May

  • 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,...

  • REVIEW: Do you need a shot tracker?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 31 May 2018

    Tracking golf shots wasn’t even a thing a few years ago, but with some big brands now in the market and millions of rounds being played on their platforms, it’s safe to say this tech is here to stay. Modern GPS technology has made shot tracking both easier and more useful. Some systems are now so sophisticated they offer an electronic...

  • Is it time to drop your 5-iron?

    Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    If the 5-iron is the least-used club in your bag, there are plenty of easier-to-hit, more versatile replacements available. Iron lofts are getting stronger, the modern golf ball spins less and the average age of golfers is on the increase, so it’s easy to see why many club golfers struggle to launch a 5-iron from the turf nowadays. As if to...

  • READER TEST: Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 17 May 2018

    Four regular golfers put Callaway’s all-new graphene-infused Chrome Soft balls to the test... and love them. Callaway promised the original lower compression Chrome Soft was “the ball to change the ball”, and a couple of years on, softer balls have never been so popular. For 2018 there’s a new Chrome Soft model hitting the shops that’s infused with “graphene”, a phenomenally light...

  • Under Armour Spieth 2 golf shoe test: Can golf shoes really add distance?

    Thursday, 17 May 2018

    Can your shoes REALLY add distance? Under Armour says the new Spieth 2 shoes can... so four TG readers put the claim to the test. How often have you watched the world's best players on TV and thought: "How do they hit it so far with seemingly so little effort?" There are many differences between a tour player's swing and a club...

  • TESTED: Range ball vs Premium ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    How many times have you hit balls at the range and thought I’m sure I hit my 8-iron further than 120 yards? Most golfers assume that range balls, often two-piece balls bought in bulk, don’t perform like premium tour balls. But how do we know for sure? With many golfers basing theiron-course yardages on how far they hit shots on the range,...

  • PXG Irons: Can a set of irons ever really be worth £2400?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    PXG have launched four new iron sets, coming in at £400 a club. We got fitted to see what all the fuss was about... PXG have come a long way, quickly. News first broke in 2015 that billionaire Bob Parsons, who made his fortune setting up web giant GoDaddy.com, was building a golf club business, and many brushed off the idea...

  • REVIEW: Callaway XR Speed vs TaylorMade M4 driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    If you’re in the market for a brand new driver, but don’t want to spend more than £350, there are some great options – and the latest is Callaway’s Speed XR. Callaway’s “jailbreak” technology (two titanium rods attaching the sole to the crown) features in their Rogue and Epic drivers, but the tech is costly to produce, which means those two...

  • 4 Things your gear is telling you

    Wednesday, 2 May 2018

    What is your gear telling you? In our latest series, find out what the scuffs and marks on your gear is telling you, and how to fix your game accordingly.  Have you ever wondered what causes a single part of your grip to wear a lot faster than the rest, or looked down at the painted tee marks which are left...