Equipment Features

  • TESTED: Best alignment golf ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 21 May 2020

    Sales of alignment golf balls are on a steep upwards trajectory. Callaway started the trend with their Triple Track Chrome Soft, which has now spawned a new range of putters in 2020. TaylorMade followed with “Clearpath Alignment” on the new TP5/TP5x Pix. And Srixon and Titleist have both added bolder alignment lines to their new Q-Star Tour and Tour Soft balls. As...

  • READER TEST: Mizuno BR-D2 Mini Stand Bag

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

    Pencil bags have seen a real rise in popularity lately, and part of the change is down to brands realising golfers might actually want to use a tiny lightweight bag every time they play, rather than just as an infrequent alternative to a more substantial carry or trolley bag. TG Equipment Editor Simon Daddow loves his mini stand bag, so with...

  • Behind the scenes at Wilson's Innovation Centre

    Written by Chris Jones on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

    Wilson are going from strength to strength at the moment, thanks to a consistent stream of top quality products and tour pro validation. We speak to the men behind the new designs.  The two men leading R&D operations for Wilson golf clubs and balls – Jon Pegande and Frank Simonutti – have more than 50 years of experience with the brand...

  • How a chance meeting led GoDaddy billionaire Bob Parsons to set up PXG

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 11 May 2020

    A chance meeting between Mike Nicolette, a former PGA Tour winner (1983 Bay Hill Invitational) with 23 years service at Ping, and GoDaddy billionaire Bob Parsons led to the founding of Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG). But how did it actually come about? What convinced two leading club engineers with 36 years experience to go out on a limb with a brand...

  • Best home golf simulators – for any budget

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 1 May 2020

    How to create a home swing studio – on any budget.  The disparity between the multi-millionaire golf Tour pros of the world and us everyday folk has become even more apparent during the Coronavirus lockdown. There they are, playing exact replicas of the world’s best courses in their air-conditioned home swing studios, while we’re digging up the back lawn trying to...

  • Which Ping iron suits me?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 29 April 2020

    Which Ping irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Ping's line-up, and who they are aimed at. Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2020 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks...

  • Which Callaway iron suits me?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 29 April 2020

    Which Callaway irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Callaway's line-up, and who they are aimed at. Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2020 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks to hollow heads...

  • Do you need Downhill Control (DHC) in your electric golf trolley?

    Written by TG Writer on Wednesday, 29 April 2020

    Do you need Downhill Control (DHC) in your electric golf trolley? Very few golf courses are completely flat. That means that a golf trolley user will, in all likelihood, need to park their trolley on a slope at some point during their round.  Their only hope used to be parking the trolley at a sideways angle and hoping that gravity – and...

  • Best golf ball deals

    Written by TG writer on Tuesday, 28 April 2020

    We’ve scoured the internet to find the best golf ball deals available. The best golf balls don’t come cheap. Many of the best tour golf balls have a RRP of over £50 per dozen, which works out at more than £4 per ball. At that price, it hurts when you lose a ball or one gets scuffed during play. The good news...

  • Which Wilson iron suits me?

    Friday, 24 April 2020

    Which Wilson irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Wilson's line-up, and who they are aimed at. Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2020 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks...

  • WITB - Rory McIlroy

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 9 April 2020

    How does a brand like TaylorMade go about dialling World Number 1 - Rory McIlroy into their latest range of SIM woods? It can be a long process, and usually starts way before the season even kicks off. But the man with the knowledge, know how and insight at TaylorMade is Senior Tour Manager, Adrian Rietveld. We sat down with him...

  • WITB - Callaway's Dr Alan Hocknell

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

    We get to see what equipment is in the bags of the games leading tour pro’s all the time. But, like us, have you ever wondered what the leading club designers, golf ball engineers and golf brand CEO’s have in theirs? Well we thought it would be interesting to find out. So as part of a new series we sat down...

  • The best garden golf setup you'll ever see

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

    The dream garden golf setup If money were no object, every golfer’s back garden would probably look something like this. Designed to function as a short game golf facility in the day and a golf lounge at night, this unique complex cost around $500,000 to build in the grounds of a private estate in New Mexico City. “I think my client had...

  • The best driver ever made

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

    The best driver ever What is the best driver ever? The original Callaway Big Bertha? The TaylorMade R7? Perhaps the Titleist 975D? Something else?  We wanted to end the debate and answer that question once and for all.  We asked for your nominations for the best driver ever and used them to create a shortlist of the 16 contenders:  – Nike Covert – TaylorMade SLDR –...

  • The Most Forgiving Irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 3 April 2020

    2020 Irons test: We've ranked 54 sets of golf clubs and rated every one by forgiveness so you can find the best irons for you. Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2020 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from...

  • The best PowaKaddy trolley

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 27 March 2020

    A guide to help you choose the best PowaKaddy trolley for your needs and budget.  Anyone who has bought an electric golf trolley over the last decade can’t fail to have considered a PowaKaddy or Motocaddy. Last year, in Britain at least, the pair accounted for 99% of electric trolley sales, and PowaKaddy clambered back to the position of market leader. While many...

  • What is putter toe hang? And why is it important?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 26 March 2020

    Putter toe hang can be the defining factor in whether a putter suits your stroke or hinders it. Here's how to decide whether face-balanced, slight or heavy toe hang models best suit you. Getting the right putter model to suit your individual stroke is absolutely crucial if you’re to optimise your putting potential. Make the wrong decision and there’s a real...

  • Find your perfect putter alignment aid

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 26 March 2020

    Long line? Short line? Three lines? No lines? There’s more to putter alignment aids than meets the eye… Ping are primarily an engineering company, so they plough a ton of resources into researching golfers. It means the company’s 75-strong R&D team get to carry out loads of investigations to build what they refer to as their “foundation of knowledge”. The idea...

  • The best driver of 2020

    Tuesday, 21 January 2020

    Which is the best driver of 2020?  Every January there’s a flurry of excitement as golfs biggest brands pull the covers from their new equipment ranges. And more so than any other club, drivers get the lions share of attention. Because drivers cause such a stir every new models already been scrutinized to the minutest detail in online forums, and across...

  • Why you shouldn't chase high launch, low spin in 2020

    Monday, 20 January 2020

    Ping have unravelled the mystery behind the perfect driver launch conditions to unlock distance, and for many golfers high launch, low spin isn't the answer. Most brands talk about high launch, low spin with their latest driver models. But infact it turns out it's much more important to optimise drivers for an individuals perfect launch angle and backspin numbers, based on...

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