2009

  • Former European Tour Pro Simon Hurd opens new GEL fitting centre

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 October 2009

    A new GEL fitting centre, specialising in custom putter fitting, has been opened by former European Tour pro Simon Hurd. The centre, based at Cookridge Hall Golf Club, near Leeds, is the 11th to have opened in the UK & Ireland in just four months. Hurd completed his training and accreditation with sports biomechanist and putting guru Dr Paul Hurrion, who devised the GEL...

  • Puma and Ralph Lauren launch Race to Dubai accessories

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 October 2009

    As the inaugural Race to Dubai reaches its climax next month Puma and Ralph Lauren have both released commemorative fashion accessories to mark the occasion. Puma have released new versions of two of their most popular shoe designs - the Swing GTX and the C-Hopper. Both shoes feature the eye-catching Race to Dubai skyline incorporating famous structures from the European Tour's leading...

  • TaylorMade R9 and R9 TP irons video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 22 October 2009

    You've probably already seen TaylorMade's stunning new R9 and R9 TP irons in Today's Golfer magazine - well now we've got our grubby mitts on them and get them out on the range for a test. The R9 irons are aimed at mid-high handicappers looking for a bit more forgiveness but without looking down at a chunky, ugly lump of metal. It...

  • Snake Eyes Viper XT fairway wood video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 22 October 2009

    Snakes Eyes pride themselves on their terrific custom-fit options so should always be on a golfers radar whatever their looking to buy - but how does the Snake Eyes Viper XT shape up if you're in the market for a fairway wood? The Viper XT features an extremely shallow face and rear weight insert to lower and deepen the centre of...

  • adidas Golf introduces new TOUR360 4.0 shoe

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 22 October 2009

    adidas Golf has announced the release of its new TOUR360 4.0 golf shoe, which they say is their most revolutionary to date. The TOUR360 4.0 features adidas Golf’s Advanced THiNTech low-profile technology, which is designed to bring the golfer closer to the ground for improved balance, weight transfer, stability, power and consistency. adidas designers worked closely with golfers and other athletes from...

  • MD Golf Superstrong Range

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 21 October 2009

    MD Golf enjoyed great success with their Superstrong range in 2009 and they've stuck to the same winning formula for the updated 2010 Superstrong line. The new line includes the impressive driver, a selection of fairway woods and brand new fairway finders, a number of hybrid options and a combo iron set. As ever, the Superstrong range is also extremely competitively priced...

  • Lambda Golf launches Imperia flag golf shoes

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 21 October 2009

    Golf shoe specialists Lambda Golf has launched a new range of Imperia shoes - including a stunning Union Flag emblem. The shoes feature flags of six different nations, with many more planned, and are designed to combine performance, fashion and nationalistic pride on the course. Fully hand made in Portugal, the shoes combinine the finest quality materials with the latest, innovative technology. The...

  • New golf fashion label launched

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 19 October 2009

    London-based fashion label UKKO is set to cause ripples by launching a new range of functional and fashionable golf clothing and accesories. UKKO's funky designs look great, are extremely comfortable and it's all made in the UK. They use traditional methods to produce modern clothing from a belt workshop in the east-end of London, a professional knitting company in Wales and one of...

  • Brand new MD Golf Seve wedge

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 19 October 2009

    MD Golf have launched a new range of Seve Icon wedges - the Pedrena and the San Roque. Seve Bellesteros was renowned for his stunning short game so it's no surprise that the latest wedges to bear his name look the part. Finished in sublime gun metal and light satin respectively, the Pedrena and the San Roque also have Seve's name sandblasted...

  • Nike SQ Dymo fairway wood video review

    Written by David Connor TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 16 October 2009

    If you are in the market for a fairway wood then chances are the Nike SQ Dymo is somewhere on your hitlist. Nike have been making golf clubs for 13 years now and they're getting pretty decent at it. As well as having the honour of the number one player on the planet using their clubs, more and more club players are...

  • Mizuno MX-700 fairway wood video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 16 October 2009

    Mizuno have long been known for their stunning irons but the MX-700 wood range has been making big waves recently, including the MX-700 fairway wood. So does it deserve the praise? Well, the hot metal steel face is Mizuno's thinnest to date, which allows weight to be distributed elsewhere in the head to lower the centre of gravity and increase forgiveness. The result...

  • New MD Superstrong Hybrid released

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 16 October 2009

    MD Golf's last Superstrong hybrid won rave reviews for its performance and now they've only gone and released a new and improved version. The company believe this is their best ever hybrid with a deeper face and an extra 1.5mm of offset. It's also undergone a bit of a cosmetic makeover to make it look even prettier as well. The hybrid is available...

  • New MD Superstrong fairway woods and fairway finders

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 16 October 2009

    The new MD Superstrong range by MD Golf has been bolstered not only with the introduction of a new fairway wood, but two new fairway finders as well. The traditional 3, 5 and 7 woods have been augmented two deeper faced fairway woods - the Brassie and the Spoon. They are designed with deeper faces than the traditional shallow-faced wood so they...

  • New MD Superstrong driver unveiled

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 16 October 2009

    MD Golf has followed up the success of the Superstrong driver with a brand new Superstrong Ti460 for 2010. The MD Superstong range performed superbly in tests in Today's Golfer magazine this year and bagged more than a few best value awards. And it looks as though the MD team has done it again with the release of the Ti460 - a...

  • ProQuip TourFlex Waterproof suit - UNVEILED!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 15 October 2009

    ProQuip are well-known for their top-notch waterproof suits and the latest one off the assembly line looks set to impress too. The ProQuip TourFlex is the first all-over stretchable rain suit in the company's 28-year history and has been in development for the last three years. The TourFlex fabric features complete super-stretch performance which allows golfers of all abilities to swing freely and athletically. The...

  • Glenmuir Introduce Grove Shirt

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 15 October 2009

    Autumn seems to have landed and with the promise of frosty cold mornings just around the corner Glenmuir have launched their new Grove long-sleeved polo shirt. The shirt is made from a super-soft cotton-yarn and has been designed to add warmth for the upcoming months, helping the golfer to play to the best of their abilities without worrying about the weather conditions! The Glenmuir Grove...

  • PING G15 fairway wood video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 11 October 2009

    Ping is renowned for making terrific woods so if you are in the market for a new fairway wood you're probably considering investing in the new G15 range. Ping say it's better than the G10, which is a brilliant club, but then they would say that, wouldn't they? They also say it has a lower centre of gravity and a 23 per...

  • TaylorMade launches new Titanium R9 fairway wood

    Written by David Connor, Equipment Editor on Friday, 9 October 2009

    TaylorMade has announced the release of a new titanium-headed R9 fairway wood to complete its R9 range. The R9 Ti features a larger head than the original steel-headed R9 (190cc vs. 165cc) and a lower centre of gravity, which TaylorMade believes will appeal to higher handicappers who struggle to hit the ball off the deck with a fairway wood. The R9 Ti features...

  • Scotty Cameron launches new California line of putters

    Written by David Connor, Equipment Editor on Thursday, 8 October 2009

    Scotty Cameron has launched a new California line of putters as well as adding three new models to its popular Studio line. The new California line features four new models, each named after a town in the state - Coronado, Monterey, Sonoma and Del Mar. The new range includes blade and mallet-style heads and two different neck styles. The putters are available in multiple...

  • New S2 and S2 Forged irons from Cobra

    Written by David Connor, Equipment Editor on Thursday, 8 October 2009

    Cobra has launched new S2 and S2 forged irons aimed at the improving golfer and the skilled golfer respectively. The S2 irons are designed to produce maximum distance and accuracy for mid-handicapper golfers who prefer a wider sole design to inspire confidence over the ball. The club head is cast from stainless steel and features a polymer topline and toe insert alongside...

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