2009

  • The world's first left-handed golf shirt

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 10 August 2009

    The 10% of golfers who are lefties usually get a raw deal, but now they’re getting something first for once. It may look like a normal shirt to the untrained eye, but this polo actually features 25% more fabric and a specific stretch panel on and over the leading right shoulder, which helps retain width in the backswing by providing additional...

  • Galvin Green kits out all the President's Men

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 7 August 2009

    Galvin Green clothing will be protecting the "Internationals" from the elements at this years Presidents Cup after being named official outerwear sponsor for the event. The "rest of the world" team will be under the stewardship of captain Greg Norman when they take on the United States in San Francisco in October. The team could include Masters champion Angel Cabrera, South Africans...

  • New autumn/winter 09 range from Ping Collection

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 6 August 2009

    With the barbeque's already being packed away and the summer officially declared a washout it must be time for a new Ping autumn/winter collection comprising waterproofs and fleeces to stave off the cold. Yep, we were right. The new Ping Collection range is based on three new distinct colour palettes; Eclipse (Black, White, Titanium) Woodland Trail (Oatmeal, Earth) and Cloudburst (Cornflower, Bluewash). Ping...

  • Four new models in GEL's Paul Hurrion Signature Range

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 4 August 2009

    GEL putters has introduced four new models to its exciting Paul Hurrion Signature range. The Ora, Pondera, Vicis and Quasso models have added to the impressive 2009 range inspired by renowned putting coach Hurrion, who counts Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood among his clients. The GEL ranges are always easy on the eye thanks to the striking yellow and blue...

  • Motocaddy trolleys powered by Panasonic

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 4 August 2009

    Leading powered golf trolley manufacturer Motocaddy has struck a deal with electrical giants Panasonic for the provision of high-quality batteries on all its S-Series trolleys. Motocaddy’s trolleys, including the brand new S5 GPS, are renowned as being among the most advanced on the market and the company says the new advanced and proficient batteries will enhance efficiency and longevity throughout the...

  • Glenmuir kits out Scotland's most powerful man

    Written by TG equipment writer on Tuesday, 4 August 2009

    Glenmuir has provided a commemorative shirt for the most powerful man in Scotland – no, not Colin Montgomerie but First Minister Alex Salmond. The Scottish National Party leader is a keen golfer and the Scottish-based company has provided him with a specially embroidered shirt to commemorate the Open being held in Scotland at Turnberry. Salmond was present at Turnberry to launch the...

  • Ping S57 irons video review

    Written by TG equipment editor on Thursday, 30 July 2009

    If you thought Ping only made clubs for game improvers then you obviously haven't heard about the Ping S57's. The S57's feature a small head and blade-style design which expertly finishes off Ping's product range and caters for lower handicappers looking for more feel and workability in their clubs. However, despite the small head, Ping still prides itself on the forgiveness of...

  • Snake Eyes Viper XT Irons Review Video

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 29 July 2009

    What's that you say? You're desperate to know more about the Snake Eyes Viper XT irons. Well, you've come to the right place. The XT's are a game improver set with a deep cavity and wide sole for ultra forgiveness and a low centre of gravity for a high launch. They also feature a super-hot face thanks to plasma welding round the...

  • Stadium Driving Range gets new short game area

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 29 July 2009

    Direct Golf UK's Stadium Driving Range, Huddersfield, has undergone an overhaul, including a fantastic new short game area. The new additions are: A deluxe Hotblade Putting Green fitted by Showcase Greens A decking and seating area over-looking the putting green 6 real grass tees 6 high quality astroturf tees 4 real grass chipping greens 1 real full size sand bunker Take the Hotblade Challenge this summer and enter the...

  • Massive Irons Test - Choose your weapon wisely!

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 29 July 2009

    We put an incredible 59 iron sets up for review in a recent issue of Today's Golfer magazine, splitting these into four categories. So, if you want to know what the greatest sticks are on the market right now, we've got some great iron reviews to keep you going... Over the next week we'll have all 59 sets reviewed in our...

  • ProStance's Brewerton Cruises To Spanish Open Victory

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 27 July 2009

    ProStance's Becky Brewerton scored a final round of 70 for a four round total of 270, 18-under-par, at Panorámica Golf & Country Club in Castelló to record a stunning six stroke victory at the Open de España Femenino. She finished six clear of fellow Welshwoman Breanne Loucks, Italian Diana Luna and Spaniards Tania Elosegui and Emma Cabrera-Bello. It was Becky’s second Ladies...

  • Ping i15 Fairway Wood

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 27 July 2009

    It’s good to see that Ping hasn’t neglected the faithful old fairway wood when it comes to the new i15 range. The Ping i15 fairway wood benefits from a longer face design which increases MOI by an impressive 13%, while the internal weighting has been designed to achieve a centre of gravity position that allows the more serious golfer to work the...

  • Ping i15 Hybrid

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 27 July 2009

    The Ping i15 hybrid is one impressive-looking club – clean, simple and full of great technology for the better player! The traditional head design increases the MOI by 7% which offers a decent level of forgiveness that even a better ball-striker will appreciate. The lofts are a degree stronger which means the ball should fly on a penetrating ball flight, while the internal...

  • Ping i15 Irons

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 27 July 2009

    If you’re a better player, but you still want a bit of forgiveness in your irons, then read on – the new Ping i15 irons could be right up your street! For a start the Ping i15 iron set is designed with slightly larger long irons to offer more forgiveness from further out – after all, a three-iron looks intimidating at the best...

  • Ping i15 Driver

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 27 July 2009

    If you like your driver to have a traditional, no-nonsense look, then the new Ping i15 driver will definitely float your boat! The pear-shaped 460cc head is forgiving because of a relatively high Moment of Inertia, but at the same time better players will love the workability that it offers. And it looks awesome – the entire head has been finished in a...

  • Ping G15 Hybrid

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 27 July 2009

    Lots of manufacturers are making their hybrids to look more like fairway woods these days – but Ping have gone to a more traditional hybrid shape with their new Ping G15 hybrid. In fact, it looks more like a traditional driving iron if we’re honest – which we quite like! If we want a fairway wood, we’ll buy one! Ping say that the...

  • Ping G15 Fairway Wood

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 27 July 2009

    Lots of people still use a good old traditional fairway wood, and Ping have certainly not forgotten it with the new Ping G15 fairway wood. Like the Ping G15 driver, it features and elongated head shape which increases the MOI by 23% - this means incredible forgiveness on even bad strikes from tee, fairway or rough. The low profile style of the club also...

  • Ping G15 Driver

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 27 July 2009

    If there was one club over the last two years that continually impressed TG readers and staff, it was the G10 driver. But after two seasons at the top of the ladder, the next evolutionary big stick has arrived in the form of the Ping G15 driver. Featuring an elongated head-shape from front to back, the Ping G15 driver has a 15%...

  • Ping G15 Irons

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 27 July 2009

    Ping’s G10 irons were built on the brilliant foundations of the G5 and G2 predecessors. And the latest Ping G15 irons beauties look set to have an equally impressive impact. We’ve got the full story in issue 260 of Today’s Golfer, which goes on sale on August 13. But in the mean time we can let you into a few little secrets...

  • Mizuno MP62 irons video review

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Saturday, 25 July 2009

    Mizuno's legendary status in forged irons is already secure with a string of top quality ranges to its name - but the Japanese company hasn't rested on its laurels with the MP62 line. Designed to Luke Donald's own grind specifications, the MP62's look so sleek and sharp you could almost shave with them. Of course, stunning good looks are all part and...

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