2009

  • Cobra boast top trio at Scottish Open

    Written by TG equipment writer on Tuesday, 7 July 2009

    The tournament may not yet have started but Cobra can already boast a 1-2-3 at the Scottish Open with the top three players in the field using their clubs. While the Cobra brand has long been known as one of the best game-improvement manufacturers around, recent performances on tours across the world has also shown that it is right up with the best...

  • ECCO UPDATE CLASSIC PREMIER

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 July 2009

    The Classic Premier shoe from ECCO just screams quality and class - and it's now benefiting from a little update! As well as featuring the Four Dots logo, which can be seen on all ECCO's 2009 range, the Classic Premier features a fusion of traditional styling and modern technology together with superbly finished leather uppers. A new dual-density, multi-coloured construction allows for...

  • ECCO GO ALL SPORTY WITH LATEST SHOE ADDITION

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 July 2009

    ECCO are right at the top of the tree when it comes to golf shoes - and now they've launched the Ladies Casual Pitch Premier to add to their extensive range. The shoe showcases the new Four Dots logo concept which is part of the consistent design of the 2009 collection and is perfect for the female golfer who wants that...

  • Odyssey fine-tuning helps Dougherty to victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 2 July 2009

    We've long been talking up the brilliance of custom-fitting in every department of your game - and Nick Dougherty's recent victory helps illustrate that perfectly! The amiable Englishman stole the headlines with victory at the BMW International Open last week - just a fortnight after visiting Callaway's putter lab where he made use of the state-of-the-art Science and Motion technology to...

  • RIFE Flying on Champions Tour

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 2 July 2009

    Last week was a good one for Rife putters with the brand claiming a win and a tie for second on the Champions Tour. Lonnie Nielson fired a sublime final round of 63 on his way to victory at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, with Rife putter users Fred Funk and Ronnie Black coming in equal runners-up spot. Making use of the famous Roll...

  • Forgan F3 Hybrid Irons Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 2 July 2009

    Who? What? OK, so Forgan might not be the most well-known brand out there, but for clubs at a lower price point than many they look like representing great value. The Forgan F3 hybrid irons are, well, just that. A set of hybrids that replace every iron in your bag! Sounds crazier than a national ID card scheme doesn't it, but we...

  • Callaway Diablo Irons Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 2 July 2009

    We've hit some pretty impressive irons this year, and in terms of looks the Callaway Diablo irons are up there with the best of the bunch. The funky modern, contemporary graphics make the club an instant winner, but good looks fade - so how does it play? TG Equipment Editor Jon Greathead enlisted the help of David Connor to give it a...

  • Cleveland tells golfers to BOGOF - that's buy one, get one free

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 26 June 2009

    Cleveland Golf has introduced an offer for customers purchasing a set of new Cleveland irons this year - by giving them their next set absolutely free. Yes, we had to read it again as well to make sure we weren't mistaken, but it is absolutely true. Golfers who buy a set of Cleveland irons - including CG7, HiBORE Xli, CG Tour or Bloom...

  • Glover credits Nike Prototype putter for US Open win

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 26 June 2009

    US Open winner Lucas Glover has credited a new Nike prototype putter as one of the key factors in his surprise victory at Bethpage. Glover took just 116 putts for his 72 holes, second only to David Duval and Phil Mickelson in the leading pack, and earned many plaudits for his composure on the greens. After the round he attributed much of...

  • Adams Family Number One at Bethpage

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 25 June 2009

    Lucas Glover provided the ultimate shock at Bethpage on Monday as he held his nerve to win his first ever Major Championship. But this might also come as quite a startling revelation to many of you - Adams Idea hybrids were the number one hybrid at the US Open. In fact, more than 27% of all hybrids played were Idea Hybrids, including...

  • Yonex offer free wedges and hybrids with iron sets

    Written by TG equipment writer on Wednesday, 24 June 2009

    Golfers are able to bag themselves a free approach wedge or hybrid this summer by buying a set of new Yonex irons. Yonex is running the promotion on sets of VMX or Nanospeed i irons with participating retailers. Customers buying a set of Nanospeed i irons before August 3, 2009 will be able to help themselves to a free Cyberstar XC+ Hybrid while those buying a...

  • MD Superstrong Players Wedge Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 23 June 2009

    It's that time of year when the ground is getting harder, and thinned chips around the green are the unfortunate order of the day for many of us! This is the MD Superstrong Players Wedge, featuring a CNC-milled face which provides a rougher surface for better spin retention on short shots. But could we use it?! Equipment Editor Jon Greathead and Instruction Editor...

  • Renowned MacGregor brand comes under Golfsmith's umbrella

    Written by TG equipment writer on Thursday, 18 June 2009

    MacGregor Golf has been bought by the Golfsmith brand as it looks to build on the previous success of the MacGregor name and once again turn it into a force to be reckoned with on tour. The MacGregor brand, one of the oldest in golf, has enjoyed unparalleled success on tour with a record 59 major wins. For a long time it...

  • Anniversary competition for FootJoy DryJoys customers

    Written by TG equipment writer on Wednesday, 17 June 2009

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its iconic DryJoys, FootJoy is giving everyone who buys a pair a chance to win one of 101 prizes. The DryJoys are 20-years-old this year and to commemorate the success of the shoes, FootJoy has launched a range of DryJoy Anniversary editions. But the company also wants to reward customers who buy a pair of DryJoys during...

  • True Temper launch Project X driver and hybrid shafts

    Written by TG equipment writer on Wednesday, 17 June 2009

    True Temper has announced the release of its brand new Project X driver and hybrid shafts to amateur golfers, after proving popular as prototypes with tour players. To many, Project X will sound like an evil plan hatched by a villain with designs on world domination from his lair in a hollowed-out volcano, but golf fans will know it as one...

  • Forgan IWD Driver Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 17 June 2009

    There are lots of solid, lower price point drivers out there at the minute, and this is one of the latest to hit the fairways - the Forgan IWD. At just £99.99, the IWD (which stands for Internal Weight Distribution) is cracking value, and Forgan say that the 460cc head gives more forgiveness, accuracy and distance. So we went to see how we...

  • Wilson Staff Smooth Driver Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 15 June 2009

    This is Wilson's new Smooth driver - it's one of the more classical-looking big sticks on the market and for £230 you could do a lot worse! According to the manufacturer, the Smooth benefits from a massive sweetspot as well as the unique internal weight positioning - weight is moved further back in the head as loft increases in order to...

  • FootJoy Classics help Gay to clinch US Open spot

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 15 June 2009

    Brian Gay secured his place at this week's US Open with victory at the St Jude Classic in Memphis - and did so wearing FootJoy Classics. The victory in Tennessee was the American's second of the season and he has now moved into fourth place on the FedEx Cup standings ahead of the second Major of the year at Bethpage Black...

  • Retro pompom head covers show your support on the fairways

    Written by TG equipment writer on Monday, 15 June 2009

    If retro pompom head covers sound like your idea of the ideal golf bag fashion accessory and you like to support your favourite footy team on the fairways then read on. Premier Licensing has launched a new range of official Premier League retro pompom head covers featuring all the top teams from the Premiership as well as a few of the...

  • Mizuno MP-62's get a makeover with Black Nickel finish

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    Calling all Mizuno fans - the Japanese forging legends have released an update to one of their most popular ranges with the Black Nickel MP-62's. It's hard to believe it was possible to make the existing MP-62's even easier on the eye but the new Black Nickel finish is a pleasing sight. The range has already caught the eye of Mizuno tour...

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