February

  • Tour Edge Exotics XCG3 driver video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 28 February 2010

    Tour Edge's new XCG3 driver is designed to be a high-launching, maximum carry driver for golfers looking to increase their hang time off the tee. The driver combines titanium, tungsten and carbon all fused together using a hi-tech combo-brazing process to produce a powerful and forgiving big dog. To find out more about the club, TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead visited...

  • Tour Edge Exotics XCG3 fairway wood video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 28 February 2010

    Tour Edge have launched their new Exotics XCG3 fairway wood with an incredible claim of adding 20 more yards to your game or your money back. The boffins at Tour Edge are so confident that they say you will see an instant increase in distance and if you don't they'll happily let you return it within 30 days. To find out more...

  • Wilson Staff launch new Ci9 irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 26 February 2010

    Wilson Staff have released the latest addition to their impressive iron line-up - the new Ci9 irons. The Ci9 irons are the newest club in the Ci franchise, and are designed to offer competent players more control on the course. The Ci9 irons appeal to a wide variety of golfers thanks to a traditional midsize head with a “players club” design that...

  • New Wilson 888 classic putter line-up unveiled

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 26 February 2010

    Wilson Staff have released their brand new line-up of classic-looking 888 putters, designed to appeal to traditionalists. The putters are all designed in classic styles in order to be appealing on the eye while still featuring cutting-edge technology to improve your fortunes on the green. The four blade, mallet and semi-mallet designs feature Visual Plane Differential alignment technology (VPD) with multi-surface markings...

  • Atlas polo shirt leads new PING Collection range

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 26 February 2010

    PING Collection has launched a range of classic and vibrant polo-shirts for Spring/Summer 2010 that includes the stylish Atlas polo-shirt. Classic, but with a modern twist, the Atlas polo-shirt is available in an array of colour options and benefits from moisture movement properties that ensure it is quick-drying, lightweight and crease resistant. A fashionable, yarn-dyed stripe design adorns the front of the...

  • WHAT GEAR REVOLUTION - GOING LIVE!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 25 February 2010

    In association with It was a hot, sunny day just after the Open Championship last year. And the Equipment Team were ordered into a meeting with TG Editor-in-chief Andy Calton to discuss What Gear 2010. "We need something different, radical and better for next year's supplement," challenged the boss. "We need to find a way of getting all of the good stuff,...

  • Ian Poulter's winning WGC Matchplay gear

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 22 February 2010

    Cobra staff golfer Ian Poulter has played himself up to number five in the World Golf Rankings after his victory at the WGC Matchplay Championship in Arizona. The Englishman has elevated his status on the world stage with the victory, his first in America, and has ensured he is a virtual shoe-on for the European Ryder Cup team set to take on...

  • Video review: Nike SQ Machspeed irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 22 February 2010

    Nike know it may not be love at first sight with their new SQ Machspeed irons but they insist it will be love at first hit. The styling is bold and in your face but this is necessary to incorporate the Nike Powerbow and the Total Swing Aerodynamic technology. The Powerbow allows 50g of weight to be moved from the face to...

  • New 2010 Callaway drivers video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 22 February 2010

    If you're an avid reader of Today's Golfer magazine you'll already know about Callaway's new driver line-up for 2010, including the Diablo Edge and FTiZ big dogs.   But if you missed that, fear not. Senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead has been at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando to speak to Callaway boffins about the new line-up.   They are much better qualified...

  • ECCO unveils new women's shoes!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Saturday, 20 February 2010

    ECCO have been churning out cracking shoes for years now - and there's some pretty impressive new DAPS available for women this season. The all new "Classic Hydromax" represents the ideal combination of performance and style, featuring a direct-injected midsole with a real lether welt and embedded metal icon. The Classic Hydromax also features a dual-density outsole that ensures stability and traction throughout...

  • Couples and ECCO record victory in Florida

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 19 February 2010

    Former American Ryder Cup star Fred Couples staved off the challenge of a tough field to win his maiden Champions Tour victory at the Ace Group Classic in Florida. And Couples was helped on his way to victory by ECCO's new Casual Cool II GTX shoes which have recently launched here in the UK. The Casual Cool benefit from a unique combination of street-inspired...

  • TaylorMade unveil new Kia Ma putters

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 18 February 2010

    Following on from the launch of three new Rossa Core Classic putters last year, TaylorMade have unveiled an additional trio of wands from the company's master-craftsman Kia Ma. The new Rossa TP line-up consists of two blades (Daytona and Monaco) and one mallet in the form of the Fontana Tour. They have been designed with the input of numerous Tour professionals, and have...

  • Softspikes launches new Black Widow grips

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 17 February 2010

    Leading golf cleat and tee brand Softspikes have entered the golf grip market with the launch of BLACK WIDOW grips. The new BLACK WIDOW Grips line was created to meet the demands of players at all levels and offers five models, each one featuring bold colours and myriad performance features. • Tour Silk - Tour Silk features a Softspikes inspired horizontal "S" traction pattern...

  • Oxford Golf launches 2010 clothing range

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 17 February 2010

    Premium golf clothing brand Oxford Golf has unveiled its 2010 line-up - including 15 golf shirts. Worn on Tour by Major champion David Toms, the new collection features classic designs made from the very latest high tech and eco-friendly fabrics and also comprises luxury knitwear and a choice of smart trousers and shorts. The range is spearheaded by the environmentally-friendly Castlebar golf...

  • Video Review: Tour Edge XCG-3 Irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 11 February 2010

    Tour Edge is a big deal out in the United States - and they are looking to do more distribution this year in the UK and Europe. We met Tour Edge equipment guru Jay Hubbard at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in January and he talked us through some of their new key products for 2010. In this particular clip, Jay...

  • VIDEO REVIEW: PING G15 V I15 DRIVER

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 11 February 2010

    At the back end of last year we brought you the first look at the PING G15 driver - the first UK magazine to do so. A month later we followed it up by taking a look at PING's new i15 driver. But what are the differences? The G15 is essentially a little more forgiving and a little easier to hit, while...

  • Odyssey unveil new Black Series Design Tour putters

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 11 February 2010

    After consulting closely with the likes of Phil Mickelson, putter giants Odyssey have unveiled their new Black Series Tour Design range of milled flatsticks. The range, milled from 1025 carbon steel for super-soft feel, features updated head-shapes which have been designed to offer better players optimised performance. The new putters feature Advanced Roll Technology which helps to deliver a precise response and...

  • New Rossa Monza Spider Vicino ready to roll!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 9 February 2010

    Following on from the massive success of the Spider and the Itsy-Bitsy, TaylorMade have unveiled the new Rossa Monza Spider Vicino. You may well recognize the look of the new Vicino, but it is considerably sleeker than the past two offerings. However, none of the MOI that has become synonomous with the two models that have gone before has been sacrified. The Vicino's...

  • PING BOYS ON SONG IN DUBAI

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 8 February 2010

    At TG we've been talking up PING gear since Adam was a lad, and further compelling evidence about how good the gear is came from Dubai this weekend. PING staffers Miguel Angel Jimenez and Lee Westwood battled it out over the final day at the Dubai Desert Classic, with the Spaniard closing out the win at the third extra play-off hole. The 46-year-old survived...

  • New boys join the Z-Star revolution

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 8 February 2010

    Srixon have announced that Ryo Ishikawa and Shane Lowry will be playing their Z-Star ball. Ishikawa turned pro in 2008 and won in his first year on Tour, before becoming the youngest player ever to appear in the Masters. Lowry, a 22-year-old from County Offaly in Ireland, provided a genuine shock on the European Tour in May last year when he became only...

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