June

  • 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...

  • 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,...

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