2009

  • FOOTJOY CONTINUE TO DOMINATE GLOVE MARKET

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 12 June 2009

    You may be aware that FootJoy are the number one shoe brand in golf - but did you know they also dominate the glove market too? The most recent Golf Datatech UK retail audit reveals that FootJoy dominated the volume brand share with a whopping 43.9% which was over six times greater than its closest rival. And FootJoy also came out on...

  • New Nippon N.S PRO WV wedge shafts promise increased spin

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    Leading shaft manufacturer Nippon has unveiled the newest shafts in its collection, designed specially for wedges. The Nippon N.S PRO WV shafts are designed to create a slightly lower launch angle with the short clubs but impart more spin on the ball allowing greater control. The shafts are aimed at all level of golfers from tour professionals to weekend players and come...

  • Callaway Diablo Driver Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 12 June 2009

    This is the latest driver to come out of the Callaway stable - the Callaway Diablo is getting plenty of Tour action too, with the likes of Rocco Mediate putting it into play! The Diablo is all about power, and the Edge Technology helps golfers to square the clubhead at impact, especially when they're giving it the "full monty" off the...

  • Free downloads with the Sonocaddie Auto Play golf GPS

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    The new Sonocaddie Auto Play golf GPS device has been launched - and it's been pre-loaded with 1,500 UK courses. The Auto Play has the capability of storing as many as 30,000 courses worldwide and downloads and updates are free, with no annual subscription. The device will automatically recognise the course and hole and its high-resolution colour display is waterproof. Distance to target,...

  • Pringle Aengus waterproof ensures you'll stay dry this summer

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    It's the summer, so what would you need a new Pringle Aengus waterproof for? Well, this is Blighty after all and the weather changes more often than Man Utd's away kit. Pringle's new high-performance waterproofs feature a breathable lining and moisture-wicking properties which means it not only keeps water out but draws sweat away from the skin and allows it to...

  • Another great Idea for Adams Pro Black irons

    Written by TG equipment writer on Thursday, 11 June 2009

    Someone once said that in roulette you should always bet on black - that's exactly what Adams has done with the launch of its new Pro Black Idea irons. The sleek design and black nickel finish on these muscle-back beauties has had us drooling in the TG office and there's no doubt these weapons are real head turners. We can't wait to get...

  • TaylorMade R9 Driver Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 10 June 2009

    When you think TaylorMade you think about cracking drivers - long, accurate and forgiving would be three words to describe their products perfectly. And the new TaylorMade R9 driver is no different. It's adjustable up to eight different positions, to give the golfer the opportunity to customise the driver like never before. If you want to hit a gentle fade or draw,...

  • New alignment tool from Softspikes

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 8 June 2009

    The latest ball-marking aid has landed - in the form of Softspikes new ball alignment tool! It's the first such tool that lets the golfer mark both sides of the ball - the spring mechanism holds the ball and enables golfers to mark each side without having to re-position the tool. There is also a new putter squareness line which has been developed to enable...

  • Nike DYMO 2 STR8-Fit video review

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 5 June 2009

    If you a gadget fan, but want a top quality performance from your driver at the same time, you'll want to check out this video of Nike's DYMO 2 STR8-Fit in action. The driver, which retails at £360, can be adjusted to eight different positions to give you the shot shape you want. TG's equipment editor Jon Greathead has...

  • Driver Videos Galore!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 4 June 2009

    Our mega Power Special issue was on sale a month or so ago, and as a follow up to the massive drivers test in that edition we will now be publishing videos of several drivers in action on the site! In fact, we'll be adding two every week until we've got the job done - so if you liked what you...

  • Wilson Staff Spine Driver video review

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 4 June 2009

    If you're struggling for distance off the tee, we might just have the thing for you in the form of the Wilson Spine driver. In our recent drivers test, PGA professional Chris Ryan from the Belfry smashed this out to 328 yards - but what did our equipment editor Jon Greathead think of it under the watchful eye of...

  • Match your trolley to your brolly!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 3 June 2009

    We know that lots of you are big fans of Motocaddy and if you've got one of their award-winning trolleys you may well want to match up your golfing accesories with their latest umbrella. The new S-Series Dual Canopy Auto-Open umbrella has been designed to withstand winds of up to 50mph but, like with Motocaddy trolleys, technology doesn't come to the...

  • Send the thieves packing - without your clubs!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 2 June 2009

    Picture the scene. You've just nailed that well-deserved post-round pint and you're heading out to your motor to tootle home - only for your clubs to have been robbed by some light-fingered lout. Utter disaster. But now a new device is helping to put this awful scenario well and truly to bed - this is the new Pro Defender Series alarm which has been...

  • Perfect pendulum putting stroke with CentreCup

    Written by TG equipment writer on Monday, 1 June 2009

    New golf training aid CentreCup® is being launched in the UK this month – and it promises to revolutionise putting coaching. The CentreCup has been designed by PGA professional Ian Melville in order to promote the perfect pendulum putting action. The training aid can be used at home or on the putting green and promises to teach golfers the perfect stroke and...

  • Footjoy glove launch

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 1 June 2009

    FootJoy has revealed its latest glove and claims it sets new standards for feel, fit and performance It has a lighter leather specification, a more tailored, conforming fit and new leather preparation techniques, PureTouch is designed for better players who demand the finest in materials, fit and feel.  Due to the exclusive leather specifications and strict manufacturing process, the PureTouch glove will...

  • Motocaddy say S3 is legal for competition play after disqualifications

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 29 May 2009

    Motocaddy has moved to set the record straight after confusion regarding use of its S3 digital powered trolley in competition play. In recent months a number of S3 owners have been disqualified or barred from playing in competitions because of the temperature settings on the trolley, which are banned under Rule 14-3, and distance measuring capability which is also banned, although...

  • FootJoy delight at still being No1

    Written by TG equipment writer on Thursday, 28 May 2009

    Leading golf shoe brand FootJoy has maintained its place as the number one selling shoe on the market in the first quarter of 2009. The brand, endorsed by leading players such as Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy, dominates brand share with more than 53 per cent of all shoes sold in the UK during the first quarter of 2009 being FootJoy. FootJoy’s...

  • TaylorMade Z-TP wedge video review

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 28 May 2009

    Do you lie awake at night wondering exactly how good the TaylorMade Z-TP wedge is? Well fret not, TG's equipment editor Jonathan Greathead and instruction editor Carly Cummins have tested it for you and even made a video for you below. In fact, they've tested all the best wedges on the market to help you when it comes to updating your wedge...

  • Mizuno MX Series wedge video review

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 28 May 2009

    If your in the market for a new set of wedges, should you consider the Mizuno MX Series? Well whatever the weather and blistered hands or no blistered hands, TG's equipment editor Jonathan Greathead and instruction editor Carly Cummins have tested the best wedges on the market for your benefit. You can view the video below to see what they thought about...

  • TaylorMade R9 460 Driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 27 May 2009

    If you liked the look of TaylorMade's innovative R9 driver then you're going to love the latest big dog to come off the production line - this is the TaylorMade R9 460! It combines TaylorMade's new Flight Control Technology (FCT), which features in the regular R9, and a 460cc titanium clubhead for added forgiveness. In comparison to the R9, the 460 version...

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