August

  • Edoardo Molinari’s winning Johnnie Walker clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    As finishes to tournaments go, Edoardo Molinari’s birdie, birdie, birdie finish to win at the Johnnie Walker Championship was a stunning achievement but when you consider that his Ryder Cup place was likely on the line it was even more special. Prior to the tournament the TaylorMade staff player knew that only a top-notch performance would give him a chance of...

  • Matt Kuchar’s winning Barclays clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    He may have broken Scottish hearts by pipping Martin Laird in a playoff at the Barclays but there can be no doubting the quality of Bridgestone player Matt Kuchar’s golf to take top spot in the FedEx cup standings. The American’s 7-iron to a couple of feet from the left-hand rough on the first playoff hole was sublime and it followed...

  • Tuesday’s deal of the day: Wilson Staff DNA Distance balls

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    Tuesday’s deal of the day from online golf is for those of you who go through a few balls every round – a dozen Wilson Staff DNA Distance balls for less than £7. Online Golf usually sell the balls for £9.99 per dozen, which is still a saving on the RRP of £16.99, but for today they are offering the balls...

  • New Penfold Dual iD golf balls

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 August 2010

    Penfold, one of the oldest names in golf-ball manufacture, is making a big return to the premium ball market with the launch of the new Dual iD ball. The ball is a four-piece design which has been constructed to offer low spin off the tee and high spin coupled with great feel with short irons and around the green. Each Penfold Dual...

  • Friday’s deal of the day

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 August 2010

    The last deal of the day this week is for golfers who have reached the end of their tether with bunker play and will try anything to find a way of recovering from sand. Online golf is offering a £10 discount on the unusual Alien Shot Saver wedge, which features a dual sole and promises to extricate the ball from sand...

  • Garmin launch G3 and G5 Approach GPS’

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 26 August 2010

    Garmin have taken their GPS devices to the next level with the launch of the G3 and G5 Approach models. Both models are a step up on Garmin’s previous devices because they feature colour touch screens and a map of each hole in front of you. Yardages to any point can be calculated by simply tapping the screen. It will even...

  • Thursday’s deal of the day

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 26 August 2010

    It’s getting to that time of year again when golfing in shirt sleeves isn’t always the wisest choice but with today’s deal of the day from online golf you can grab an extra £20 off a Wilson windcheater to keep you warm on the fairways. The Wilson Staff Wind Tech Windproof 1/2 Zip Jacket features removable sleeves and is made from...

  • Video review: Srixon Z-TX hybrid

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 August 2010

    Srixon may be better known these days for their outstanding golf balls but they still produce some pretty mean golf clubs and the Z-TX hybrid is one of those. The entire Z-TX range has gone down well in our equipment tests this year and the hybrid won plaudits for its high yet powerful ball flight. As a result the hybrid went and...

  • Wednesday’s deal of the day

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 August 2010

    Wednesday’s deal of the day from online golf comes in the form of £10 off a pair of Hi-Tec CDT Pure Speed WPi golf shoes – plus three free golf gloves. The shoes, which are worn by European Tour player Oliver Wilson, feature Hi-Tec’s CDT technology to provide added grip and torsion, giving you the confidence to swing faster. They also feature a full grain...

  • Video review: Mizuno MX-700 hybrid

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 24 August 2010

    There’s no doubt that the MX-700 range will go down in history as the moment when Mizuno properly entered the woods market. Until then it would be fair to say their woods didn’t live up to the reputation of their irons but the MX-700 range changed all that with the hot metal face and extremely forgiving heads. The hybrid in the line-up...

  • Peter Hanson’s winning Czech Open clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 24 August 2010

    Swede Peter Hanson not only secured his second victory of the season at the Czech Open but he also virtually assured himself of a place in Colin Montgomerie’s Ryder Cup team in the process. The win catapulted Hanson to number eight in the nine automatic qualifying positions for Monty’s team and means results will have to go against him at Gleneagles...

  • Tuesday’s deal of the day

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 August 2010

    Today’s deal of the day is one for those of you who prefer the use of battery power on the fairways with a free Gustbuster golf umbrella with every Powerhouse Freedom Terrain electric trolley. Online Golf have the Powerhouse trolley for sale at £269.99, a great price for a trolley with a 36-hole battery. The trolley has tyres made from 3mm pneumatic...

  • Monday’s deal of the day

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 August 2010

    Online Golf’s deal of the day kicks off this week with a free TaylorMade R9 towel with every TaylorMade Catalina ladies Pro Golf cart bag. The Catalina bag is part of TaylorMade’s new range for 2010 and features a 14-way divider for easy separation of golf clubs, four-way full-length shaft dividers and nine pockets to store all the accessories you need. The...

  • New Nike V-Rev wedge

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 22 August 2010

    If there’s one positive thing to have come from the new groove rule regulations this year it’s that there are lots of shiny new wedges around for us to drool over – and none more so than the striking Nike V-Rev wedge. The new V-Rev is the follow up to the popular VR wedges which have excelled in the hands of...

  • Video review: TaylorMade Rescue 09

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 22 August 2010

    When they launched their first rescue club back in 1999 not even TaylorMade could have foreseen the impact on the golfing world. Now, more than a decade later there is hardly a golfer in the world without a hybrid or rescue club in the bag and the TaylorMade Rescue 09 is still leading the way in terms of performance. It is as...

  • Bushnell launches Ryder Cup rangefinder

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 21 August 2010

    Bushnell, the preferred supplier of The 2010 European Ryder Cup Team, has launched a Ryder Cup laser rangefinder and binocular as part of its exclusive Ryder Cup 2010 range. The Tour V2 laser rangefinder, with specially-designed Ryder Cup packaging, comes complete with a removable white Skinz cover and pouch both featuring the Ryder Cup logo. The features of the Tour V2 include...

  • Video review: TaylorMade Burner Superfast hybrid

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 21 August 2010

    If there’s one thing you can always say about TaylorMade golf clubs it’s that they place as much emphasis on them looking just as good as they perform – and the Burner Superfast hybrid is evidence of this. The sleek and contempoary clubhead styling makes them jump off the shelf but the appearance is just as much about performance as it...

  • In the bag video with Alex Noren

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 20 August 2010

    Swedish star Alex Noren is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the game thanks to a combination of a sound long game and terrific hands in his short game. The Callaway staff player won his first tournament on the European Tour in 2009 at the Omega European Masters. He is well known for his stunning chip trick shot where he...

  • FJ launch layer system

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 20 August 2010

    FootJoy have unveiled their new three-tiered layering system as well as the new ProDry Performance Base Layer. “The new layering system has been developed following feedback from golfers at all levels, extensive research and generations of product innovation,” explained Richard Fryer, European Marketing Manager for the brand. The Base Layer has been designed to provide an initial layer of moisture management and regulates...

  • Nike snap up English Amateur Champion Fleetwood

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 August 2010

    Nike Golf is continuing to invest in the future after announcing the signing of starlet Tommy Fleetwood. The 19-year-old, who is the current reigning English Amateur champion, has turned professional and is playing his first tournament as a pro in the Czech Open. The agreement with Nike Golf will see the youngster exculsively use the manufacturer’s equipment, including the VR driver and...

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