Equipment Features

  • 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...

  • Top 10 Electric Trolleys

    Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    Top 10 Electric Trolleys: From Big Max and GoKart to Motocaddy and PowaKaddy Here are our top Electric Golf Trolleys on the market right now, with prices ranging from £279 to £1,699 Big max hunter Quad - RRP £699 www.bigmaxgolf.com | Weight: 13.5kg | Folded size: 700mm x 550mm x 320mm Our verdict: Big Max reckon in terms of stability the Hunter's four wheels...

  • DRIVER TEST: Ping G410 Plus vs TaylorMade M6, Callaway Epic Flash and Cobra F9

    Monday, 21 January 2019

    Driver Test: We put four of the latest drivers up against each other Ping just launched their brand new G410 Plus driver on Monday, so we decided to put it up against the other two big releases from Callaway and TaylorMade in 2019 and the Cobra F9. Find out which performs the best in the video below!...

  • TWIN TEST: Cobra's F9 vs Titleist's TS drivers

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 10 January 2019

    Speed is the most heavily researched area of driver design right now. The idea is simple – by improving aerodynamics, you swing at the same speed but the clubhead travels quicker, equalling more yards. Some brands claim aerodynamics and drag reduction can improve clubhead speed by 2.5mph, whereas others say gains are closer to 1.5mph. But what you have to realise...

  • READER TEST: Snell MTB Red and Black golf balls

    Friday, 7 December 2018

    When we put the best mail order tour level balls up against the game’s top-selling ball (the Titleist Pro V1) in the summer, we had no idea how good they were going to be. Not only in terms of data, but feel, too. With the Snell MTB Black and Red models performing so well in our test – and because they’re available...

  • TWIN TEST: TaylorMade HI-TOE vs Ping Glide Forged wedges

    Written by Simon Daddow on Saturday, 1 December 2018

    TWIN TEST: TaylorMade HI-TOE vs Ping Glide Forged wedges More than ever, the one-off clubs and prototypes afforded to the world’s best players now make it onto the shelf of your local pro shop. Callaway and Phil Mickelson started the trend when they introduced the highly specialised PM Grind wedges and “Phrankenwood” (remember the fairway driver?). TaylorMade then knocked a home run...

  • The truth about strong lofted irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 30 November 2018

    Is a 7-iron still a 7-iron when it has the loft of a 5-iron? Before launch monitors appeared on the scene, iron lofts barely got a look-in when it came to designing, making and marketing new irons. It was pretty much a given that a 7-iron was... well, just a 7-iron. But since launch monitors gave golfers and club fitters the...

  • READER TEST: Odyssey Red Ball putters

    Tuesday, 13 November 2018

    Aiming at the hole and setting up correctly ultimately leads to more holed putts. PGA Tour star Danny Lee would agree. His sponsors Odyssey say that if he holed just one more putt a week, he’d have earned an extra $500,000! To address the issue, and help you set up and align correctly more often, Odyssey designed the new Red Ball...

  • Tiger's 2004 Nike Ignite vs his 2018 TaylorMade M3

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 9 November 2018

    Tiger Woods' Driver Test: 2004 Nike Ignite Driver vs 2018 TaylorMade M3 Tiger Woods’ comeback win at the Tour Championship capped many firsts. His first win since 2013; first win since back-fusion surgery; first win with a Bridgestone ball; and it was his first win with a TaylorMade driver. His last victory (in fact, all his wins since 2002) came with Nike...

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