2019

  • ROBOT TESTED: Which golf ball suits my game?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 27 July 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...

  • Which Cleveland irons would suit you?

    Thursday, 19 December 2019

    These two new models from Cleveland are aimed squarely at club golfers, so how do they compare against ping's superb G410s? Cleveland have changed direction over the last few years, choosing to rededicate their design philosophy (other than their RTX4 tour wedges) towards club golfers. Whereas most brands operate a top-down approach, which focuses time and resources on optimising equipment for...

  • Do you really need an adjustable driver?

    Wednesday, 18 December 2019

    Do you really need an adjustable driver? Cleveland say many golfers don't, so we put their new Launcher driver to the test Every top driver launched by the major brands over the last few years has had built-in adjustability, in the form of a hosel adaptor that lets you change loft, lie and face angle, or movable weights to influence launch...

  • TESTED: Wilson Launch Pad vs Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons

    Tuesday, 10 December 2019

    This is the year hybrid irons come of age. For the first time, three major brands are targeting serious growth, from what’s only ever been a stagnant product category. In the past it’s only been mid-market brands shouting about their extra forgiveness, but 2020 sees Cleveland, Wilson and Cobra attacking the category head-on with new launches aimed at making the game...

  • Should you consider a hybrid iron?

    Tuesday, 10 December 2019

    Hybrid irons are built to be both powerful and incredibly forgiving, yet there still remains a stigma around them.  Is it time to put that all aside and try one? Like it or not ego regularly plays a role in every purchasing decisions we make. Whether we’re choosing a new car, smart phone or set of irons our perception of how that...

  • Essential things every new golfer needs

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    So you've decided to take up golf but don't know what you need? From golf clubs to bags and the apparel you need to get - we've got you covered.  Golf Clubs  When you're just taking up golf, you really don't need to spend hundreds of pounds of brand new equipment. You don't even need a full set of clubs.  Related: Best Drivers...

  • TESTED: Which Honma forged iron suits me?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 28 November 2019

    Since signing Justin Rose Honma have made big inroads into the consciousness of everyday golfers, especially those considering forged irons as their next set. But with at least six or seven choices, which forged Honma iron might suit you? And who are each of the models aimed at? Honma have a brilliant reputation for producing premium Japanese forged irons. So to help...

  • 9 Equipment fixes to help get the most out of your game

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Nine equipment fixes to help you get the most out of your game Struggling on the course with your driver? Can't seem to create a consistent putting stroke? It might be time to upgrade what's in your golf bag. As part of our Fast Fixes series, TG's Equipment Expert Simon Daddow talks you through nine simple and effect ways you could change...

  • Putter test: TaylorMade TP Patina v Odyssey Toulon Vegas

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    TaylorMade TP Patina v Odyssey Toulon Vegas: How do two high-end, big-name putters compare head to head? Over the last five years Sean Toulon – whose Toulon Design became part of Odyssey and Callaway after he left a 15-year stint at TaylorMade – has become one of golf's hottest putter designers. So good, in fact, Toulon believes his premium flatsticks are...

  • Best waterproof jackets 2019

    Wednesday, 13 November 2019

    Looking for a new waterproof jacket? These are at the top of our list for 2019 As the weather turns more unpredictable, we'd happily put any of these waterproof jackets into our bags 1. Galvin Green Andres - £290 We're big fans of Galvin Green's Gore-Tex Paclite performance for golf. Andres is great as it's very, very light, it allows you to layer...

  • How to choose your next set of forged irons

    Friday, 8 November 2019

    For many golfers forged irons are the pinnacle of the game, up there on an aspirational pedestal as the hallmark of a decent ball striker. Forged models have grown massively in popularity over the last five years and thanks to this renaissance there are now more of them on sale than ever before. The best options don’t just cover off the needs...

  • TESTED: Which forged iron suits my game?

    Friday, 8 November 2019

    For many golfers forged irons are the pinnacle of the game, up there on an aspirational pedestal as the hallmark of a decent ball striker. Forged models have grown massively in popularity over the last five years and thanks to this renaissance there are now more of them on sale than ever before. The best options don’t just cover off the needs...

  • Beat the chill with the best warm golf tops money can buy

    Wednesday, 6 November 2019

    The cooler golfing days are here again... but you'll be happy to play whatever the temperature with one of these insulating golf tops.  Ping Norse Primaloft II – £150 Primaloft Silver insulation inside the Norse is thin, lightweight and water-resistant and it stays warm even if wet. Breathable, stretchy material ensures comfort on and off the course. www.pingcollection.co.uk Peter Millar Legacy Wind Fleece...

  • Best Golf Shoes Under £100

    Friday, 1 November 2019

    The best golf shoes you can buy right now for under £100 There are a lot of us who replace our golf shoes once a year, and the cost can really add up. To ease that blow a little, we've put together a list of our favourite golf shoes under £100, featuring brands from adidas and Skechers to Footjoy.  Did you know:...

  • TESTED: Callaway's money-no-object Epic Forged iron

    Monday, 28 October 2019

    Callaway Epic Forged iron How this new money-no-object hollow-headed model compares against two of Callaway's most popular mainstream offerings. RRP: £1999 7-iron loft: 27° 7-iron offset: 3.3mm Stock shaft: Aerotech Steel Fiber FC and Mitsubishi Tensei AV silver (both graphite) There's a growing trend in golf for brands to launch super-premium irons, with prices that run to thousands. The trend can be traced to PXG,...

  • Which Mizuno MP-20 iron suits me?

    Monday, 28 October 2019

    Mizuno MP-20 MB / MMC / HMB irons From Tour star to club amateur, Mizuno's line-up has something for everybody Mizuno's golf business has been built on the success of its MP irons (MP stands for Mizuno Pro), so whenever a new model is introduced it's a big deal, not just for the brand but for Mizuno fans, too. Aficionados...

  • TESTED: TaylorMade P790 vs P760 vs M5 irons

    Thursday, 24 October 2019

    TaylorMade P790 irons The old P790 was TaylorMade's best-selling forged iron ever... so does the new version have what it takes to keep sales surging? RRP: £1299  7-iron loft:  30.5° 7-iron offset: 2.7mm Stock shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 VSS (s) UST Recoil 780 (g) Two years after the launch of the original P790 iron, TaylorMade decided the model was due a refresh. The update,...

  • Which wedge suits my game?

    Wednesday, 9 October 2019

    Which wedge will work for you? With eight high profile new launches over the summer we put the very latest models to the test. For decades there have been very few decisions to be made when buying new wedges. For most club golfers it has come down to choosing a brand, deciding on loft, grind and finish. Apart from these standard choices,...

  • Reader Test: TaylorMade Spider X putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 2 September 2019

    We asked four club golfers to test the putter that helped Jon Rahm to his victory at the DP World Tour Championship, TaylorMade's Spider X. When the first TaylorMade Spider putter hit the market 10 years ago, 75 per cent of Tour pros used narrow-headed blade-style putters. A decade later, and thanks in part to the Spider, 60 per cent of...

  • Toptracer: Behind the incredible technology on Tour, majors, and at UK driving ranges

    Thursday, 29 August 2019

    Toptracer: Behind the incredible technology on Tour, at majors, and driving ranges around the UK If you’ve watched any golf on TV this year you’ll almost certainly be familiar with Toptracer, the tracking technology which has revolutionised both our TV and driving range experience. The technology, which traces ball flights and displays data (including carry distance and launch angle) in graphics on...

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