July

  • New Ping ranges for 2011

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 30 July 2010

    Ping, one of the world’s biggest golf equipment manufactuers, have announced their brand new ranges for 2011. The new line-up features a game-improver range of K15 clubs which comprise woods and a hybrid-iron set. They have also released a new better-player iron set, the Ping S56, which has already won in the hands of new Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen. Tour-S wedges and...

  • Video buying guide: Game improver irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 30 July 2010

    If you’ve been playing golf for a while without getting any better or you’re looking to bring your handicap down into the mid teens from 20-something then chances are you should be using game-improver irons. But what exactly are game-improver irons and why do they help your game? TG’s gear duo Jonathan Greathead and David Connor discuss the thinking behind these clubs...

  • Video buying guide: Super game-improver irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 30 July 2010

    If you are a higher handicapper or someone thinking about taking up golf, you may not understand fully what you are looking for in a set of irons – but the chances are you are going to need what is called a super game-improver set. In the video below TG’s equipment team Jonathan Greathead and David Connor aim to talk you...

  • What Gear Focus: adidas adiPure shoes

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 30 July 2010

    Comfort is key on the golf course and adidas’ new adiPure golf shoe, as featured in our What Gear 2010 section in association with online golf, is one of the most comfortable around. The shoe boasts a premium, hand-finishes leather upper which gives the shoe a classical look while also making it more durable. In terms of technology, it features adiPRENE...

  • In the bag video with James Morrison

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 29 July 2010

    Nike staff player James Morrison has enjoyed a terrific debut year on the European Tour with one title to his name already – and he puts much of this down to the equipment he uses. The Englishman bagged the 2010 Madeira Islands Open in April and then followed that up with a secon-place finish behind Spaniard Alvaro Quiros in the Open...

  • Ping launch new Scottsdale putters

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 July 2010

    Ping putters can be found in golf bags up and down the land, and the new Scottsdale range seems likely to follow suit. The wands feature a new insert material which provides soft feel at impact as well as a crisper sound, which not only offers better feedback, but also improves performance. There are 14 models in the range so you’ll be sure to find a...

  • New Tour-S wedges from Ping

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 July 2010

    The Ping Tour-W wedge has proved to be a TG favourite over the last couple of years, and the latest wedge development from the brand looks to be just as good. The new Tour-S wedges benefit from a precisely machined face that gives them a sensational look, and the new grooves conform to the 2010 R&A regulations. Available in either a silver...

  • Ping S56 irons launched

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 July 2010

    Following on from the success of the S57s, Ping have launched their latest better-player irons for 2010, the S56. We will have more information in a forthcoming edition of TG, but we can tell you that the irons benefit from tungsten toe-weighting which provides a higher MOI to offer more forgiveness. But while there is an element of forgiveness in the new...

  • Ping unleash K15 iron/hybrid set!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 July 2010

    Alongside the launch of the new K15 woods range, Ping have introduced the new K15 iron/hybrid set which is ideal for the game-improver out there. The hybrids, which replace the traditionally-harder-to-hit three, four and 5-iron, use technology from the award-winning G15 hybrid and have been engineered to help golfers get the ball airborne more consistently. The centre of gravity is positioned further from the...

  • New Ping K15 woods – UNVEILED!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 July 2010

    Ping have launched their latest driver and fairway woods in the shape of the brand new K15, and they could be the answer for golfers who suffer from the killer slice. Both the driver and the fairway woods feature the new Straight Flight Technology which makes it easier for golfers who fade it to square the clubhead up at address, giving them...

  • What Gear focus: Cleveland CG15 wedge

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 23 July 2010

    When it comes to short-game spin Cleveland have been one of the best around ever since the 588 wedges were launched around 20 years ago and now the new CG15 wedge, as featured in What Gear 2010 in association with online golf, is carrying on that mantle. The CG15 wedge comes in three different finishes and features Cleveland’s patented laser-milled groove...

  • Update for Ecco Classic Hydromax

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 21 July 2010

    ECCO have announced the latest addition to their family of sensational golf shoes in the form of the New Classic Hydromax shoes. The shoe has been immensely popular in recent seasons and the new update for 2010 offers a fusion of traditional style and modern technology. The outsoles have been engineered for enhanced stability through all stages of the golf swing –...

  • Edfors signs up with Cobra

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 21 July 2010

    Three-time winner on the European Tour Johan Edfors has signed an equipment deal with Cobra Golf. The 34-year-old Swede will be using Cobra’s CB irons and the Baffler hybrid, as well as other products from the existing range. “I’m really excited to be involved now with Cobra Golf,” said Edfors. “This brand has been all about innovation, technology and performance. I chose...

  • In the bag video with Shane Lowry

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 21 July 2010

    It’s not every week that an amateur wins a prestigious European Tour title on his debut – but Irishman Shane Lowry did just that. His victory in The 3 Irish Open in May 2009 catapulted him into the limelight and the man from Clara turned professional shortly afterwards. Now, one year on Lowry has just competed in his first Major Championship, finishing in...

  • Video review: Wilson FG Tour irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 21 July 2010

    Our recent irons test caused quite a stir when the Wilson FG Tour irons came out as number one in the tour quality category ahead of others clubs that are more widely used on Tour. But the fact that two Major winners in Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie as well as rising US star Ricky Barnes are using these clubs indicates...

  • Penta powers Bettencourt to US win

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 19 July 2010

    While Louis Oosthuizen was busy winning The Open at St Andrews, Matt Bettencourt was getting the job done on the other side of the pond at the Reno-Tahoe Open. The victory means Betterncourt will play at next month’s US PGA Championship and will no doubt turn to his TaylorMade Penta TP ball and Burner SuperFast driver which served him so well this past...

  • Louis Oosthuizen’s winning Open Championship clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 19 July 2010

    He may have started the week as a 200/1 outsider but Louis Oostuizen ended it as the 2010 Open champion after his game stood up to one of the toughest tests in golf. The South African is a Ping staff player and he trusted a new set of irons and wedges enroute to following in the footsteps of countrymen Bobby Locke,...

  • What Gear Focus: Nike Method putter

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 16 July 2010

    Rarely has a new putter in a golfers’ bag caused so many headlines but Tiger Woods’ decision to switch to the Nike Method, as featured in our exclusive What Gear 2010 section in association with online golf, has been worldwide news. In fairness, the Nike Method putter already has a proven track record in Major Championships with two wins to its...

  • Video review: Nike VR TW Forged blades

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    Despite being relatively new to the golf equipment game, Nike have quickly worked out that golf clubs have to look good as well as play good and they don’t come much better looking than the Nike VR TW Forged blades. These were designed in conjunction with Tiger Woods and they feature all the characteristics he looks for in a golf club...

  • Video review: TaylorMade R9 TP irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    TaylorMade know that even the best players in the world have off days and therefore often look for a bit of forgiveness in their irons – and that’s exactly what the new R9 TP irons are designed for. They are TaylorMade’s take on the successful R9 game improver irons which feature a foam-filled cavity for enhanced forgiveness. The R9 TP irons...

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