2009

  • A sneak peek at Paddy's new Wilson Staff FG Tour irons

    Written by David Connor, TG equipment editor on Friday, 24 July 2009

    It's safe to say Padraig Harrington hasn't enjoyed his best form over the past few months but there were glimpses of his old self at Turnberry and now he's got a new set of bats to help him recover his form - the new Wilson Staff FG Tour irons. The new irons are actually inspired by the renowned FG-17 irons which were...

  • Orka PS9 muscle back irons video review

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Friday, 24 July 2009

    You may not be familiar with the name but here at Today's Golfer we've been impressed by Orka's gear for some time now so our equipment team were delighted to get their hands on the PS9 muscle back irons. Designed as a better player's club the PS9 features a sleek look, thin sole and top line for maximum workability and feel. Orka...

  • Go tight to improve your game with Equmen undershirts

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Friday, 24 July 2009

    Skintight tops, such as Equmen undershirts, seem to be all the rage on the golf course these days - but it's more about performance than fashion on the fairways. The technology and science behind these performance shirts could get a man halfway to Mars, but it is the performance benefits on the course that will interest the golfers out there. Equmen's Core Precision...

  • What have the pros got in the bag?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 23 July 2009

    Take a look at what clubs the top pros had in their bags at this year's Open Championship at Turnberry. Links golf provides a very different test to what these guys are used to week-in week-out on Tour and this is reflected in their club selections. Many of the players that TG spoke to opted to replace their hybrids and lofted woods with 2-irons. Top...

  • Daly Signs Up With Druh Belts

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 21 July 2009

    John Daly was, without doubt, the most colourful man at Turnberry last week with his lairy clothes capturing the imagination amongst the TV viewers and spectators in the stands. And while the bright trousers were often the talk of the town, the two-time Major winner was also showcasing his own range of Druh belts throughout the week. Daly, who eventually tied for an impressive...

  • It's hip to be square for Cink at The Open

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Monday, 20 July 2009

    Stewart Cink's dramatic victory in The Open Championship at Turnberry has given Nike two-in-a-row when it comes to major championship victories. In truth, that's not all that unusual for Nike but previously it has been Tiger Woods bagging honour after honour instead of Cink following up fellow Nike player Lucas Glover's surprise victory in the US Open. Cink's victory means he is...

  • Powakaddy introduces two-year warranty across its ranges

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Friday, 17 July 2009

    Leading electric trolley manufacturer Powakaddy has announced that it has introduced a two-year warranty as standard across all its electric ranges. Earlier this year the company announced a two-year warranty on its flagship range the Freeway II but that has now been extended across the board at no additional cost. For more details visit: http://powakaddy.com/support/warranty-registration/...

  • New device helps to improve your game in the wind

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Friday, 17 July 2009

    JDC Electronics has introduced a handy device for measuring wind speed on the golf course so golfers can analyse their yardages and shot shapes in windy conditions. The Skywatch Eole 1 Anemometer can measure any windspeed from 1mph and stronger. Obviously the device cannot be used in competitive rounds but is ideal for practice rounds and on the range. www.skyview.co.uk £62.00...

  • Mizuno and Bettinardi sever ties

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Friday, 17 July 2009

    Mizuno and Bettinardi Golf have announced that their exclusive partnership in putter manufacture will not be extended beyond 2009. The companies had enjoyed a successful spell in partnership following the debut of Mizuno Bettinardi putters in 2006. But now Bettinardi, led by founder Bob Bettinardi, will branch out on its own and start producing putters under the Bettinardi brand from Autumn this...

  • Wilson Di9 Irons Review Video

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Thursday, 16 July 2009

    It was never going to be easy for Wilson to follow up and improve on its impressive Di7 irons but the new Di9 Distance irons promise to do just that. Wilson say the Di9 range is longer, straighter and more forgiving than its predecessor as well as being more fun to play. It features a low-profile wide sole for a lower centre of gravity...

  • Cleveland CG7 Tour Irons Review Video

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Thursday, 16 July 2009

    Cleveland Golf is changing the face of better player irons with its new range of CG7 Tour irons. Traditionally better player irons have been thin slithers of forged steel shaped for ultimate workability and control, with perhaps a slight cavity cut out of the back for some added forgiveness. But Cleveland's CG7 Tour irons are jam-packed with technology, including a micro cavity back and...

  • Big-headed drivers make players sloppy according to Watson

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 15 July 2009

    Five-time Open champion Tom Watson believes that using ultra-forgiving big-headed drivers can make golfers sloppy. A change back to smaller-headed drivers was one of three ways that the American said he would change the current equipment. "If I were commissioner for a day or if I were commissioner for ten years, I would do three things; I would roll the golf ball...

  • Pinpoint accuracy with the new Sureshot 8850

    Written by TG equipment writer on Wednesday, 15 July 2009

    For golfers who like to know every square inch of a course Sureshot has just released a new handheld GPS which can store up to 100 courses at any one time. The Sureshot 8850 is correct to within +/- one yard thanks to hi-tech digital, calibrated maps and in-house “mappers” to ensure that all courses are 100% accurate. The 8850, distributed in the...

  • Win A Set Of John Letters Pro F90 Forged Irons

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 15 July 2009

      In recognition of The Open Championship returning to Scotland this year todaysgolfer.co.uk has teamed up with one of Scotland’s most illustrious club manufacturers, John Letters, and leading golf discount retailer Direct Golf UK, to offer a fantastic competition prize. We are giving away a superb set of limited edition John Letters Pro F90 forged irons, released to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the...

  • Glenmuir's Cool & Confident Collection

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Wednesday, 15 July 2009

    When the heat is on, golf’s top players turn to Glenmuir, whose latest range of clothing is at the very cutting edge of design and performance  While Europe’s 2008 Ryder Cup team may not have come back with the Samuel Ryder Trophy last year, at least they couldn’t blame their clothing for their unexpected defeat in Valhalla. Nick Faldo’s team was kitted...

  • Mizuno MX-200 Irons Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 14 July 2009

    Some of you may think that Mizuno only make irons for better players - but the Mizuno MX-200 irons disproves this theory spectacularly! Featuring the Y-Tuned pad, the Mizuno MX-200 boasts all the forgiveness that you would expect from a classic game-improver iron, but also an impressive level of feel. Mizuno price the MX-200 irons at £75 per club, and to see...

  • TaylorMade Burner 09 Irons Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 14 July 2009

    TaylorMade irons have long been big hits with TG readers and staffers alike - the mix of quality and relatively sensible pricing make them a real winner. And the TaylorMade Burner 09 irons are no different. Priced at £549, these game improvement irons represent decent value, especially when considering the quality of the bats. In terms of tech-talk, the short, mid...

  • Odyssey putter to suit all budgets!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 10 July 2009

    Odyssey putters are among the best in the world - they are well-known for their quality and variety of shapes and sizes - and also for being a tad on the expensive side. But the latest Crimson Series can be in your bag for just £80! Yep, the new range features three Tour-inspired head shapes featuring Odyssey's Crimson Stronomic insert. There is...

  • Stewart Golf wheels in to No10 Downing Street

    Friday, 10 July 2009

    The creator of the innovative range of Stewart Golf trolleys has received the ultimate ministerial endorsement after being invited to 10 Downing Street to meet Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Mark Stewart is the man behind the luxurious remote controlled trolleys such as the X3 and the F1 Lithium, which retails at a cool £2,500. And with UK celebrities such as Vernon Kay...

  • Black and white approach for new Puma collection

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 10 July 2009

    Puma doesn't hold back when it comes to the design of its golf clothing ranges and the new Autum/Winter 2009 Golf Special Edition Collection is more black and white than ever before. In fact, the entire collection is based solely on a contrasting black and white colour palette, matte and shine finishes and some striking designs. Puma ambassador Geoff Ogilvy will be showcasing the new designs...

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