May

  • What Gear Focus: TaylorMade Penta TP

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 28 May 2010

    Three and four-piece balls have been around for a while now, but TaylorMade have gone one layer better and launched the Penta TP, the world's first five-piece ball. The Penta TP features in our new What Gear Online part of the website, which we've created in association with onlinegolf.co.uk. TaylorMade have designed the ball with five layers so that performance can be...

  • Video Review: TaylorMade R9 SuperTri

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 28 May 2010

    The launch of TaylorMade's R9 SuperTri was eagerly-anticipated and the club certainly doesn't disappoint. With it's knock-out looks and gorgeous black finish, it really does look the part behind the ball and oozes class even if it is going to set you back £349. In terms of technology, the R9 SuperTri is loaded with clever bits of kit, such as Flight Control...

  • Video Review: TaylorMade R9 460

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 28 May 2010

    TaylorMade drivers are massively popular on Tour, as well as with the masses, and the innovative R9 driver really was a class act. But saying that, it was a slightly smaller-headed driver compared to lots of the others out there, so with that in mind TaylorMade launched a larger, more forgiving version designed to help a wider range of players. The R9 460,...

  • Torrance goes back to his roots

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 28 May 2010

    Former Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance has rejoined equipment brand John Letters of Scotland, nearly 40 years after he signed his first contract with them. Torrance has captured 43 professional wins in a sparkling career that has also seen him play in eight Ryder Cups and skipper the side to victory at the Belfry. "It's lovely, I'm back to my roots. The...

  • Father's Day Promotion from Titleist

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 28 May 2010

    With Father's Day just around the corner, Titleist are offering punters the chance to buy personalised golf balls for their Dads! Golfers can purchase either the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, which are popular on Tour, or the recently launched NXT Tour or NXT models. The only criteria is that you need to buy at least a dozen balls, and the message...

  • PENTA TP flying on both sides of the Pond

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 27 May 2010

    TaylorMade are familiar with their players winning titles all over the world, but last Sunday was the first time that the PENTA TP ball won on both sides of the Pond on the same day. In England, Simon Khan surprised many by winning the BMW PGA Championship by firing a sublime final-round of 66 at the newly-revamped Wentworth. Khan was not only...

  • Video Review: Game Improver Driver Buying Guide

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 21 May 2010

    Buying a driver is one of the most exciting purchases a golfer can make - and we want to help to make your buying-decision better for you. We've produced a short video with some helpful hints and tips with regards to what to look for when you're looking to buy a new driver and, in particular, a "game-improver" driver. Our Equipment Team...

  • Video Review: Better Player Driver Buying Guide

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 21 May 2010

    If you're a better player, this latest video from TG's Equipment team might be exactly what you're after, especially if you're looking to buy a driver. Our dynamic duo have come up with a few pointers for you to consider when buying a better-player driver. Things like head-shape, workability and shaft are all things to think about, as are price and custom-fitting. There...

  • Video Revew: PING Rapture V2

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 21 May 2010

    PING's G15 and i15 drivers have been widely acclaimed, but it's worth remembering that the Rapture V2 is still out and about. And what's more, it's still performing brilliantly! PING engineers have combined titanium with external weight pads to create a lower-spinning high launch driver that also delivers in the forgiveness stakes, thanks in no small part to the high MOI. Our equipment...

  • Video Review: Mizuno MX-700 Driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 21 May 2010

    Mizuno have a well-deserved reputation for making stunning irons, but the MX-700 woods are something to shout about too. In this latest TG video, our gear team have a dabble with Mizuno's MX-700 driver and tell you what the fuss is all about. The Hot Metal driver features a new rolled plasma-welded face which not only gives great distance off the tee,...

  • What Gear Focus: TaylorMade Rossa Spider Vicino

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 21 May 2010

    TaylorMade are renowned for making brilliant golf equipment and while they may be best known for their array of gorgeous drivers, their putters are a class act too. The new TaylorMade Rossa Spider Vicino is part of our innovative What Gear Online section of the website, in association with onlinegolf.co.uk. TaylorMade engineered the Vicino so that golfers could get the true roll...

  • Cleveland launch easy-to-hit HB3 Irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 20 May 2010

    If you're struggling for consistency with your irons, then the new Cleveland HB3 irons might be right up your street. The HB3 irons are a hybrid set packed full of innovative technologies in order to help the game-improver do just that - through improving consistency across the board. They feature a deep centre of gravity which gives a towering ball flight and...

  • New Adams Idea Pro Black CB1 Irons Launched

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 20 May 2010

    Better-player irons are normally stunningly-beautiful clubs, and the new Idea Pro Black CB1 irons from Adams Golf are no exception. The forged carbon steel head provides all the workability and feel that skilled players look for, and the dramatic nickel-chrome and black PVD finish really do add a touch of class in the looks department. The Idea Pro Black CB1 irons also...

  • Leadbetter Training Aid Launched

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 19 May 2010

    If you're desperate to improve your golf this summer, but fearful of the usual British weather, it may not be all doom and gloom. My Personal Golf Trainer is a new computerised training aid - endorsed by instruction wizard David Leadbetter - and is about to hit the stores. It has been designed to be used with a Nintendo Wii, so you can now hone...

  • Adam Scott's winning Titleist clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 18 May 2010

    Aussie favourite Adam Scott looks ready to catapult himself back up the world rankings after his second win in six months with a bag full of Titleist gear. The former world No3 had dropped out of the world's top 50 following a dip in form but now he's back with a bang with victory in the Valero Texas Open to follow...

  • What Gear Focus: New Adams Speedline FAST 10 woods

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 13 May 2010

    Adams new Speedline FAST 10 driver and fairway woods are part of our great new What Gear Online section of the website, in association with onlinegolf.co.uk. The driver, as the name suggests, has been designed to help the golfer obtain greater clubhead speed in order to get more distance. Adams have done this by reducing the drag of the clubhead through...

  • TaylorMade launch new Corza Ghost putter

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 13 May 2010

    One of the main problems facing golfers when it comes to putting is how to aim properly - and with this in mind, TaylorMade have launched the new Corza Ghost flatstick. Rossa Tour Staff professional and putting instructor Dave Stockton has been heavily involved in the project which is all about making it easier to aim - and the first thing you notice about the putter is...

  • Video Review: Cleveland Launcher DST

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 13 May 2010

    Cleveland are perhaps best known for making superb wedges, and their new CG15 certainly continues to enhance the fine reputation, but their latest driver is also making waves. The new Launcher DST, which retails at £229, features Cleveland's Ultralite Sub 300g Technology which actually makes it 25g lighter than standard drivers, and this helps to generate greater clubhead speed and greater distance. For...

  • Video Review: Callaway Diablo Edge Driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 13 May 2010

    Callaway have been at the forefront of technological advances in golf equipment for years now, and their new Diablo Edge driver for 2010 is no different. In our recent TG Test, the panel of four rated it highly enough for the Diablo Edge to land a Silver award, with our guys noting the forgiveness of the new big dog and in...

  • Clark's mixed bag helps him to victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 13 May 2010

    Tim Clark's victory at the Players Championship was certainly a surprise to many, and another surprise comes in the form of his bag make-up. The South African, who won by a single stroke from Australian Robert Allenby, used equipment from Srixon, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Callaway and Odyssey on route to victory at Sawgrass. The 34-year-old relied on TaylorMade's gorgeous R9 SuperTri driver, Burner...

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