2009

  • Powakaddy unveils winter wheels for trolleys

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 15 December 2009

    Powakaddy has developed a winter wheel for trolleys so they can be used all year round on the golf course. In wet conditions trolley wheels can often damage the turf and therefore many greenkeepers are reluctant to allow them on the course during the winter months. But Powakaddy have developed the winter wheels in special consultation with the British and International Golf...

  • Video review: Nike's new VR STR8-Fit Driver

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 December 2009

    If you want to start off the 2010 season as the envy of all your golfing mates, then one way to do it is to stick the new Nike VR STR8-Fit driver in your bag. Not only does it look the business with its striking red, silver and black colour scheme but it is packed full of technology. The headline stealer is...

  • Video review: Nike VR fairway wood

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 December 2009

    Nike have taken head adjustability to a whole new level with the launch of their new Victory Red (VR) fairway wood. Featuring STR8-Fit technology, the head can be set in any one of 32 different positions to promote different shot shapes. But the technology doesn't end there. The VR fairway woods also feature Nike's red compression channel in the sole, positioned just...

  • Callaway reveals new Diablo Edge hybrids

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 December 2009

    With Callaway's new Diablo Edge hybrids the company say they have addressed the issue of hard-to-hit long irons for game improvers. The hybrids are designed to be 32 per cent more forgiving thanks to the higher MOI meaning longer, straighter and more consistent ball flights. An improved sole design also means the clubs can be used more effectively from a variety of...

  • Callaway Diablo Edge irons launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 December 2009

    Before designing the new Diablo Edge irons Callaway analysed how most amateurs hit the ball and found the impact position was significantly lower on the face to where the centre of gravity was located. The result is a 50 per cent lower centre of gravity in the Diablo Edge irons and 17 per cent further back in the head. This has...

  • Callaway unveils new Diablo Edge fairway wood

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 December 2009

    It's a big boast but Callaway say the new Diablo Edge fairway woods are 10-12 yards longer than the previous model. They say this has been made possible with an aggressive face design which features Variable Thickness Technology (VFT). Essentially this means there is more of a trampoline effect across the entire face rather than just at the sweet spot. The Diablo...

  • New Callaway Diablo Edge Driver

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 December 2009

    The new Diablo Edge driver is the longest, fastest and most forgiving driver Callaway have ever made, according to the company. It is an update on the original Diablo driver but Callaway say it is a significant improvement. The head is a four-piece structure comprising of the sole, crown, face and weight chip and made entirely of ultra-thin sheet titanium. These four pieces...

  • Revealed: New Callaway Diablo Edge equipment

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 December 2009

    Callaway have released their new Diablo Edge range aimed at helping golfers improve their game. The range is Callaway's most forgiving to date, according to the company, and features the latest shot-saving technology. In the range is a new driver, fairway woods, hybrid and iron. For details of each follow the links below.

  • Graeme McDowell signs with Stuburt

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 December 2009

    Just days after signing Gareth Maybin to its stable of staff players, Stuburt have announced the signing of his countryman Graeme McDowell, who will now be an ambassador for the brand. Stuburt will announce details of their first ever apparel range in January 2010 and both Maybin and McDowell, currently ranked world no38 following his second-place finish in the Chevron World...

  • New Hi-Tec golf shoes launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 December 2009

    Hi-Tec have launched two new golf shoes for 2010 - including a Patriot model to celebrate the Open returning to St Andrews next year. The Patriot shoe features a full grain leather upper with a one year waterproof guarantee, and tonal Champ “Stinger” cleats on the sole. It also has an embroidered St Andrews cross in recognition of the home of golf. The...

  • Video review: New Srixon Z-TX irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 6 December 2009

    Shiny new sets of irons always make us sit up and take notice, especially if, like Srixon's new Z-TX irons, they promise a 20 per cent bigger sweet spot without compromising playability. The new Z-TX range is designed to appeal to better players who are still looking for that forgiveness when they are not quite on their game. The thin top line...

  • Video review: Srixon's new hybrid for 2010

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 6 December 2009

    Srixon have recently launched their new hybrid for 2010 to complement the full range of Z-TX clubs. We know Srixon are now a major player in the golf ball market with some truly excellent products so we were keen to get our hands on their new clubs. The hybrid has been designed with input from Srixon's range of staff players and is...

  • Gareth Maybin signs with Stuburt

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 6 December 2009

    Northern Ireland's Gareth Maybin has signalled the end of a successful debut season on the European Tour in 2009 by signing a deal to become Stuburt's first golf clothing ambassador. Maybin is currently ranked 55th on the European Tour and has already enjoyed five top ten finishes as well as second place finish at the South African Open in his first...

  • Stowamatic introduce Deluxe trolley golf bag

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 6 December 2009

    Stowamatic have launched a new Deluxe cart bag to complement their existing range of powered trolleys. The Deluxe weighs in at just 4kg and features a 14-way club divider and an external putter well if you prefer to keep your short stick separate from the others. In addition the bag features a host of pockets from large to small in which to...

  • Lee Westwood re-signs with PING after Race to Dubai win

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 2 December 2009

    Ryder Cup stalwart Lee Westwood has extended his contract with leading club manufacturer PING after winning the inaugural Race to Dubai. The Englishman, who finished the season as Europe's number one golfer and the 4th best player in the world, has signed a new deal to use PING equipment which extends his professional relationship with the company to more than 16 years...

  • CUMULUS POLO SHIRT ADDED TO PING COLLECTION

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 1 December 2009

    With winter very much here, PING Collection have launched their stunning new Cumulus long-sleeved polo-shirt. The PING Collection Cumulus has been manufactured from a quick-drying fabric and also features dry-fibre moisture movement properties. The Cumulus is available in either Pale Stone, Earth or Black and will retail at £36. INFORMATION: For more details on the PING Collection Cumulus, or any other PING Collection equipment...

  • Video review: Wilson Staff D-FY half graphite, half steel irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 26 November 2009

    In last month's issue of Today's Golfer magazine we brought you exclusive news of Wilson Staff's D-FY irons with half graphite and half steel shafts. Well, we've done it again and we're the first to actually get these clubs in our hands to test them out. The thinking behind these clubs are that they give the game-improving golfer the best of both...

  • Video review: Brand new Wilson Staff FYbrid HS

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 26 November 2009

    Wilson Staff have launched a brand new FYbrid HS, to update its extremely popular and successful FYbrid range. We have long been fans of the FYbrid range - in the hands of a better player they prove extremely versatile and workable and in the hands of a game improver they provide a terrific link between woods and hybrid clubs. However, if we...

  • New MD Golf Seve Icon range

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 November 2009

    You might think Seve Ballesteros would have been a little preoccupied of late what with battling back from a life-threatening brain tumour and setting his sights on The Open at St Andrews next year. But the legendary Spaniard has still found time to lend his name to a brand new range of equipment from MD Golf - the Seve Icon range. The...

  • MD Golf reveals Seve Icon forged irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 November 2009

    MD Golf say no Seve Icon range would be complete without a classic set of forged irons - and we agree! The Seve Icon forged irons have been carefully engineered by MD Golf to produce a set with clean lines and ultimate forged feel, which the company says is unparalleled at this price point. What price point you ask? The irons (3-PW) retail for...

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