January

  • NEW BRIDGESTONE PREMIUM BALLS SET TO SHINE

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Sunday, 31 January 2010

    Bridgestone have unveiled two new premium balls for 2010 in the form of the Tour B330-RX and the Tour B33O-RXS. The new Tour B330-RX benefits froms a core that is 7% softer than previous models which helps to reduce unwanted excess spin, leading to more accurate shots. The softer core is also easily compressed which helps the golfer to get those...

  • ODYSSEY BACKSTRYKE – SNEAK PEAK

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Saturday, 30 January 2010

    We mentioned that we saw these at the PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day, and now we’ve got a little bit more topline info for you on Odyssey’s new BACKSTRYKE putters. Although not officially shipping until April of this year, TG was given the lowdown on a truly innovative product. Essentially, the shaft of the putter is positioned towards the back of the...

  • T-FRAME MALLET FROM CLEVELAND – NEW PRODUCT!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Saturday, 30 January 2010

    If you’re looking for a new high MOI putter for 2010, Cleveland might have the one for you in the form of the T-Frame mallet. Mallet putters are generally designed to relocate weight to the perimeter of the club – this helps to increase MOI and means that if you don’t get the ball out of the centre of the clubface...

  • SKYCADDIE SGX – FIRST LOOK!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 29 January 2010

    The SkyCaddie SG5 was a pretty impressive product and it did fantastically in our recent GPS test in the magazine – but the next generation of system has well and truly landed with the arrival of the SGX. Unveiled for the first time at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, the SkyCaddie SGX is one of the most innovative bits of kit...

  • Cleveland launch CG1 Tour Blades

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 29 January 2010

    There are some truly stunning bladed irons on the market, and another beauty has emerged at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Cleveland’s new CG1 Tour irons are fantastic to look at and really caught the imagination of both serious golfers and those of us who wish we were good enough to use them at the annual show in the United States. The...

  • Video review: Cleveland Launcher DST driver

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 29 January 2010

    Cleveland’s new Launcher DST driver has been on the slim-fast diet in order to make it even longer. The club is 25g lighter than a standard driver and the thinking behind it is the lighter it is, the faster you can swing it meaning more potential yards off the tee. TG Equipment Editor David Connor is a huge fan of the previous...

  • CLEVELAND CLASSICS GET MAKEOVER

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 28 January 2010

    Cleveland’s range of Classic putters are just that – a real classical looking blade that have been crafted for top-quality performance. And now they’ve been joined in the range by the Classic BRZ wands. These four offerings feature a BRZ finish and a copper infused face insert which helps to generate a softer, yet responsive feel. Each putter comes with an oil-treated...

  • SRIXON GO FOR MELLOW YELLOW!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 28 January 2010

    It wasn’t too long ago that the only yellow golf balls you could buy were about as soft as Mike Tyson’s jaw. But we’ve seen something at the PGA Merchandise Show that’s going to change all that – and it comes in the form of a yellow Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star X. The Z-Star range is a TG favourite – the Tour-proven ball...

  • Srixon unveil new Trispeed in Orlando

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 28 January 2010

    Srixon have unveiled the latest addition to their family of balls in the form of the new TRISPEED at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. We will be bringing you much more information on the new product in a forthcoming edition of TG, but what we can say is that this new offering is a three-piece ball which has been designed...

  • Video review: Cleveland Launcher DST fairway wood

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 28 January 2010

    Having to pick a ball up off a tight fairway lie with a 3-wood is not every golfer’s idea of the dream shot – but the new Cleveland Launcher DST fairway wood promises to make it easier. With an oversize face design, thin crown and low and deep centre of gravity, the Launcher DST is designed to make it easier for...

  • New Ping stand bags lighten the load

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 28 January 2010

    Ping have released three new standbags designed to cover all your needs on the course – the Latitude V2, the Hoofer C-1 and the 4Under bags. Leading the line-up of new bags is the updated Latitude V2 bag. The original was named best stand bag in the Today’s Golfer Awards 2009 and Ping have updated it with even more features while...

  • Galvin Green unveil 2010 collection

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 27 January 2010

    Leading waterproof and golf fashion company Galvin Green have just unveiled their brand new collection for 2010 – just days after being named No1 in both waterproof and fashion categories in the Today’s Golfer Awards for 2009. The new range – called The Cool Collection – is Galvin Green’s largest to date with more than 100 pieces, including 70 brand-new garments...

  • BLOG -The latest news from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 26 January 2010

    Day Four The final day of the PGA Merchandise Show has come and gone. And it doesn’t seem like two minutes has elapsed, let alone four days! I’ve seen some stunning irons in the form of the new Cleveland CG1 blades and a truly innovative GPS in the form of SkyCaddie’s new SGX. But perhaps the most amazing thing that I’ve come across comes...

  • PGA Merchandise Show Set To Impress

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 26 January 2010

    Spring – it’s not quite close enough to touch, but it’s not a million miles away either. And with the beginning of this fantastic season comes the prospect of more golf as the weather in Britain improves. And for you, it may be time to consider a new driver, set of irons or putter ahead of the new season. But...

  • Martin Kaymer gives TaylorMade’s Penta ball it’s first tour win

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 25 January 2010

    TaylorMade staff player Martin Kaymer has delighted the company’s R&D team by becoming the first tour winner with the revolutionary new Penta TP golf ball. The German won in Abu Dhabi to seal his fifth victory on the European Tour and record the Penta’s first worldwide tour win in the process. The Penta is golf’s first five-piece ball and each of the five layers has...

  • Video review: Mizuno MX-300 irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 22 January 2010

    There’s no doubt the gap between better player and game improver irons is closing these days as clubs become more workable and more forgiving. The new Mizuno MX-300 irons are a prime example of this. Built to replace the MX-200 irons, the MX-300 range is designed to offer similar levels of feel and workability to Mizuno’s MP irons (for better players) but...

  • Video review: Mizuno MX-1000 irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 22 January 2010

    Game improver irons are a funny breed – we know they’ll help our game but many of us just can’t bring ourselves to use them because we don’t like the way they look. The Mizuno MX-1000 irons are seeking to change that! Designed with a hollow construction and hot metal steel face, these are as forgiving as they come as well...

  • SkyCaddie supports English Golf Union stance on GPS devices

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 21 January 2010

    SkyCaddie has once again been named the official rangefinder of the English Golf Union as the organisation continues promoting the use of devices in competition to speed up the pace of play. Last year the EGU announced that distance measuring devices would be legal for use in all its 2009 Championships and they have carried on that stance into 2010. During 2009...

  • Lawrie goes back to Wilson Staff

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Former Open Champion Paul Lawrie has re-signed with Wilson Staff – the equipment manufacturer that helped him to his only Major victory. The 41-year-old took the title back in 1999, after a collapse of massive proportions from Frenchman Jean Van De Velde at Carnoustie. Lawrie, who will be using Wilson’s new FG Tour irons and the brilliant Tw9 wedges, had this to say:...

  • Callaway unveil new Diablo Edge irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 19 January 2010

    Callaway’s latest foray into the irons market comes in the form of the new Diablo Edge irons. Aimed at the super-game-improver end of the handicap system, the new Diablo Edge irons have been engineered with a 50% lower and 17% deeper centre of gravity. This makes the sweetspot more accessible to the lower impact locations produced bu amateur golfers, and the result...

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