Equipment Features

  • TESTED: Mini Driver vs Normal Driver

    Friday, 14 June 2019

    TaylorMade celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2019, and to mark the occasion they’ve unveiled a new mini driver. The original Pittsburgh Persimmon metalwood launched by the company in 1979 changed the game, convincing many golfers to switch from old-fashioned wooden drivers to metal. So the new Original One (Pittsburgh Persimmon) has been created to showcase both the brand’s heritage, but...

  • TWIN TEST: SkyCaddie SX500 vs Garmin Approach G80 GPS handhelds

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 14 June 2019

    Club golfers used to rely on 150 yard markers and yardage books to get distances, but GPS and rangefinders are well on their way to knocking traditional ways of accessing yardages on the head forever. While most lasers haven’t changed much over the years, GPS technology is evolving to create some seriously powerful multi-functional devices. So with SkyCaddie claiming their new SX500...

  • How much spin are you sacrificing with an old wedge?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    How much spin does using an old golf wedge cost you? We pitted a fresh Cleveland model against a well-used older club to find out.  We tested a fresh Cleveland RTX 4 wedge against a used five-year-old Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0. Tour players can be really picky when it comes to wedges. Each player wants his own perfect loft, sole grind, head...

  • Best Super Game Improver Iron 2019

    Tuesday, 14 May 2019

    Best Super Game Improver Irons 2019: We bring you the best irons of 2019 - tried and tested as part of our biggest ever golf club equipment guide, Top Gear. In our biggest ever equipment test we reviewed hundreds of golf clubs, and for us there were five stand out Super Game Improver performers,...

  • Best Hollow Body Iron 2019

    Tuesday, 14 May 2019

    Best Hollow Body Irons 2019: We bring you the best irons of 2019 - tried and tested as part of our biggest ever golf club equipment guide, Top Gear. In our biggest ever equipment test we reviewed hundreds of golf clubs, and for us there were five stand out Hollow Body performers, TaylorMade P790, PXG 0311 P...

  • Best Game Improver Irons 2019

    Thursday, 9 May 2019

    Best Game Improver Irons 2019: We bring you the best irons of 2019 - tried and tested as part of our biggest ever golf club equipment guide, Top Gear. In our biggest ever equipment test we reviewed hundreds of golf clubs, and for us there were four stand out performers, Honma T/World 747 P, Ping G410, Callaway Apex 19, and...

  • Best Player Irons 2019

    Thursday, 9 May 2019

    Best Player Irons 2019: We bring you the best irons of 2019 - tried and tested as part of our biggest ever golf club equipment guide, Top Gear. In our biggest ever equipment test we reviewed hundreds of golf clubs, and for us there were five stand out performers, Mizuno MP-18 SC, Srixon Z 785, Callaway Apex Pro 19, Ping i210 and the...

  • Longest iron of 2019

    Thursday, 25 April 2019

    The longest irons of 2019 If it's distance you're looking for, you've come to the right place. Callaway's Rogue X, Ping's G700 and Wilson's D7 came out on top for distance when we tested every 2019 iron (see our verdicts below), with the Rogue X besting second place by an impressive 12 yards.  After the top three, we've listed the rest of the...

  • TESTED: Titleist Pro V1 vs TaylorMade TP5 golf balls

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 17 April 2019

    Golf Ball Test: Titleist Pro V1 vs TaylorMade TP5  When the pros teed off for the first round of The Masters, the world’s top three players – Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy – all played a TaylorMade TP5 ball. It’s a position that TaylorMade has never been able to shout about before, as golf ball usage on Tour has traditionally...

  • Why we use a Foresight GC Quad launch monitor

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    More than four years ago when we pulled together plans for the original Top Gear, we had a chance meeting with Foresight Sports at their European HQ in Guildford, Surrey. At the time (2015), testing over winter in the UK was at best hit and miss. Tests were likely to be washed out by rain, blown off course by the wind...

  • 2019 Irons: Ranked by forgiveness

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    2019 Irons test: We've ranked 38 sets of golf clubs and rated every one by forgiveness so you can find the best irons for you Want to see the latest irons? Check out our review of the best golf irons of 2020 Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having...

  • Which Cobra iron suits me?

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Which Cobra irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in Cobra's line-up, and who they are aimed at Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 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...

  • Which PXG iron suits me?

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Which PXG irons should I buy? Your guide to each iron in PXG's line-up, and who they are aimed at Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks...

  • Which golf ball brand has the most wins on Tour this season?

    Tuesday, 19 March 2019

    The 2018/19 season is well underway, so we decided to see which golf ball brand has picked up the most victories and pocketed the most money on the PGA Tour so far this year. In our first table, find out how many wins and how much money each brand has totalled this season. In the second table, find out who used which...

  • Reader Test: Pearl Golf Balls

    Thursday, 14 March 2019

    We've proven how well mail order balls perform. Now four regular golfers test Pearl's two premium models Last year we put the best tour-level mail order golf balls up against the game's top-selling ball. At the time we had no idea how good internet-only balls could be. Not only in terms of data, but feel, feedback and spin, too. With the Pearl...

  • Which putter has the most wins on Tour in 2019?

    Monday, 4 March 2019

    For the 2018/19 find out which putter model picked up the most victories and pocketed the most money on the PGA Tour. In our first table, find out how many wins and how much money each putter has totalled this season. In the second table, find out who used which putter to win. TaylorMade's Spider X Putter led the way with 5...

  • Which irons have the most wins on tour in 2019?

    Monday, 4 March 2019

    For the 2018/19 season find out which iron models picked up the most victories and pocketed the most money on the PGA Tour. In our first table, find out how many wins and how much money each set of irons have totalled this season. In the second table, find out who used which irons to win. TaylorMade's P730's led the way with...

  • Which driver has the most wins on Tour in 2019?

    Monday, 4 March 2019

    For the 2018/19 season, find out which driver model had  the most victories and pocketed the most money on the PGA Tour. In our first table, find out how many wins and how much money each driver has totalled this season. In the second table, find out who used which driver to win.  TaylorMade's M5 driver led the way with 10 victories...

  • Best Driver 2019

    Thursday, 28 February 2019

    Technology stories – like prices – have rocketed with the new breed of 2019 drivers. They are a bigger investment than ever, making this the most important driver test we’ve ever done. Lots has been written and filmed about these new big sticks, but this is the first time – anywhere – they’ve all been tested head-to-head. We asked leading brands to...

  • Top 10 Golf Grips

    Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    From Golf Pride to Lamkin and Superstroke, the top 10 golf grips on the market  Golf pride Tour Velvet 360 - from £6 www.golfpride.com | Weight: 50g (Tour Velvet standard is 45g) | Colours: Black | Sizes: Standard (Tour Velvet is available in Standard, Midsize, Jumbo and Junior) Our verdict: The most popular grip in golf and favoured by more tour players than any...

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