2010

  • First-hit video: Cleveland Drivers 2011

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 30 December 2010

    Cleveland are well-known for their sensational wedges, but their new drivers for 2011 could well be ready to take off too. There are three different drivers in the series - the XL270, the SL290 and the TL310 - and each one is suitable for different golfers. The XL270 weighs in at 270g and is the lightest driver ever put into production meaning the...

  • Nike's new fairway woods designed for a higher trajectory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 30 December 2010

    Nike has introduced their new VR Pro Fairway woods which have been engineered to provide golfers with a higher ball flight off the deck. Nike has used feedback from their athletes to design the new woods, and the engineers have created a flatter sole and lower profile wood which makes it easier to get the ball into the air. This allows good players the...

  • First-hit video: Nike VR Pro fairway wood

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 29 December 2010

    The right fairway wood will certainly help your game improve, and if you're a better player you might want to check out Nike's new VR Pro woods. Designed with the better player in mind, the new wood looks neat behind the ball but Nike say it's has been designed to get the ball in the air quicker and easier so the better...

  • First-hit video: Nike VR Pro driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 29 December 2010

    Nike have been making great strides in all areas of golf equipment for years now, and their latest better player driver looks set to continue this trend. The new VR Pro driver has been designed in conjunction with Nike's Tour stars, and looks-wise the new model is very similar to last year's edition. But there are a few subtle changes including the...

  • Master Model MK1 makes a return

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 29 December 2010

    Some of you will remember the Master Model irons, and now John Letters are set to bring back the former favourites. The new incarnation, named the Master Model MK1, has been forged from 8620 stainless steel which provides fantastic feel while the cavity back is almost invisible at address. This means the better player will approve of the slim look behind...

  • FootJoy enjoy highly successful year in 2010

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 29 December 2010

    FootJoy has enjoyed another stellar 12 months on the European Tour, with an average of 63.5% of players at any event choosing to wear FootJoy shoes. In addition to notching up 23 tournament victories, FootJoy also claimed a massive 61.7% of all top-10 finishes which was nearly four times more than its closest competitior. Brand ambassador Lee Westwood ended the year as...

  • Titleist unveil adjustable woods

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 29 December 2010

    Titleist have entered the world of adjustable fairway woods and hybrids with the arrival of their new 910F fairway metals and 910H rescue clubs. The new woods will benefit from Titleist's recently-developed SureFit Tour Technology which allows golfers to make left or right flight improvements as well as launch and spin improvements by altering the lie and loft. In total, there...

  • New Wilson Di11 irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 24 December 2010

    Wilson Staff are well known for their heritage in Tour-quality irons - in fact they've been used by professionals to win more Majors than any other brand in history. But nowadays they put just as much effort into designing clubs that even the most inconsistent of golfers can use to good effect - such as the Di11 irons. These irons are designed...

  • First-hit video: Cleveland CG16 wedges

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 23 December 2010

    Every year Cleveland face a difficult problem in trying to improve upon some superb wedge designs of the past - and 2011's attempt is the CG16 wedge. The wedge has been designed following significant feedback from Tour players using Cleveland wedges and the CG16s have been based on the hugely successful CG14 template. However, there are a couple of key differences, namely...

  • First-hit video: Nike VR Pro Combo irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 22 December 2010

    Last week we brought you a video of Nike's Tour pros testing the new VR Pro Combo irons - but this week we've got a couple of players who are more your level. Nike pros such as Tiger Woods, Stewart Cink and Anthony Kim waxed lyrical about the VR Combos but they are paid to do so and, almost always, hit...

  • First-hit video: Mizuno JPX-800 irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 22 December 2010

    Mizuno's JPX-800 iron boast the highest MOI of any in their illustrious history - and to the lay-man out there that means they are ultra-forgiving. The Japanese iron-experts were determined to package the most forgiving iron they've ever made into a head that even better players could stomach. That means the JPX-800 is designed to be a club that will help you...

  • First look: TaylorMade Tour Preferred Muscle Back irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 21 December 2010

    TaylorMade have been out of the forged iron market in recent years but they are back with a bang with a new range of forged TP irons. Here we bring you a stunning picture of the TPMB (Tour Preferred Muscle Back) iron, designed for players at the very top level of the game. It's likely we'll see these in the bags of...

  • TaylorMade Tour Preferred Muscle Cavity irons unveiled

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 21 December 2010

    The second set of irons in TaylorMade's new forged range are the TPMC (Tour Preferred Muscle Cavity) irons - and we've got a lovely picture to feast your eyes on. The set is aimed at golfers who want all the feel and aesthetics of a traditional blade design but without giving up all the forgiveness of a cavity back. Therefore it has been...

  • Wilson Staff sign up Webster

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 21 December 2010

    Two-time European Tour winner Steve Webster has signed a contract with Wilson Staff to play their clubs in the 2011 season. The Englishman has been using Wilson's FG Tour irons since the summer without a contract but he has now put pen to paper after being wowed by their performance. Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington also uses the FG Tour irons, which...

  • Savile Row tailor offers bespoke golf trousers

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 21 December 2010

    Golf-club custom fitting has now been commonplace for years but now a whole new custom-fit experience is available - bespoke golf trousers. For years London's Savile Row has been the destination of choice for anyone wanting a bespoke suit - but now you can head there to get your golfing strides made as well. Souster & Hicks, which trades on Savile Row...

  • First look at TaylorMade Tour Preferred Cavity Back iron

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 19 December 2010

    TaylorMade have unveiled plans to release a new line of TP Forged irons - and we've got a picture of the new Cavity Back irons in the set to show you. The new TPCB, as they are known, feature a forged face that has been melded onto a cast head to maintain high levels of forgiveness but increase feel and ball...

  • Video feature: Lee Westwood custom-fitting tips

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 19 December 2010

    At Today's Golfer magazine we say it until we are blue in the face - custom fitting will take shots off your game. Many players listen to us but a lot of golfers we speak to, particularly higher handicap golfers, tell us they are still not convinced about just how much difference a set of custom-fitted clubs will make. Well, if we can't...

  • Video feature: Nike pros test VR Pro Combo irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 19 December 2010

    We brought you news of Nike's new line-up of Victory Red irons - including the VR Pro Combos - a couple of issues ago and there was no hiding the fact that we were extremely impressed at the time. The technology in the heads is designed to allow players who need a little bit more forgiveness in their longer irons enjoy a...

  • Skins design golf specific range of compression clothing

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 17 December 2010

    Specialist sports compression apparel manufacturer Skins have designed a range of compression gear specifically for golfers. The Skins G400 range is designed to support the body throughout the swing aiding strength, flexibility and endurance for the whole of the round. It works by using specially designed panels in different areas of the body to compress muscles meaning the work more efficiently and pump...

  • Rife putters celebrate a successful 2010

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 17 December 2010

    Rife putters have enjoyed a successful year in 2010 with both the leading money winners on the PGA and LPGA tour using their short sticks. The company do not pay a single penny for player endorsement but this year both Matt Kuchar and Na Yeon Choi used a Rife putter as they topped the money lists in their respective tours. Kuchar...

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