November

  • Direct Golf UK to open four new stores

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 30 November 2010

    Direct Golf UK have announced plans to open four new stores, taking the total number to 17 across the UK. The retailer will open stores in Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Farnborough and Reading in the coming months as it looks to expand its high-street retail business further. The first of the four new stores to open will be in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, with a grand...

  • Karlsson powered to victory by Titleist

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 29 November 2010

    Robert Karlsson used a full arsenal of Titleist equipment as he claimed victory at the season-ending Dubai World Championship on Sunday. The Swede, who was the European Number one in 2008, used Titleist's new 910 D3 driver as well as the world-famous Pro V1x ball as he saw off the challenge of Ian Poulter in the desert. Karlsson finished with a four-round total...

  • Louis Oostuizen re-signs with Ping

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 29 November 2010

    Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has signed an extended contract with manufacturers Ping. The South African has played Ping equipment since he turned professional and used it to great effect as he won the Open Championship by seven strokes at St Andrews in July. His opening round 7-under 65 was the lowest opening round by a winner in the history of The Open...

  • New ProQuip Aquastorm waterproofs

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

    ProQuip enjoyed publicity that money can't buy at the Ryder Cup when their rainsuits came to the rescue of the US team - and now they've launched their new entry level Aquastorm range aimed at amateur players. Priced at £120 for the suits, ProQuip say the new suits combine great performance with unbeatable value. It is ProQuip’s first entry level suit with a...

  • Harrington trials new Wilson Staff gear

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

    Wilson Staff player Padraig Harrington has been trialling some of the manufacturer's new equipment for 2011 ahead of the Dubai World Championship. The Irishman was spotted on the range putting Wilson's new DXi driver and Vizor putter through their paces as he warmed up for the season-ending event. Harrington has long been an ambassador for Wilson Staff and has used his Wilson...

  • Review: Mizuno MP Titanium fairway wood

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

    Mizuno may be known for making sublime irons but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider the Japanese brand when it comes to the distance end of your bag. They have designed their MP Titanium fairway wood to deliever everything a good player is looking for. It features a hot face thanks to the ultra-thin titanium as well as a small profile...

  • Video review: Callaway FTiZ fairway wood

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

    Callaway have a terrific heritage in the game when it comes to introducing technologically-packed golf clubs and the FTiZ fairway wood is one of these. Featuring a four-piece construction, the club has a graphite composite crown to save weight while a heavier face and weight port at the back of the head are designed to aid momentum in the swing and...

  • PING celebrate sensational year

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

    PING are celebrating a stellar year after Lee Westwood's successful assault on the World Number One spot capped a sensational 12 months for the family-owned firm. In addition to Westwood's considerable achievement, it should be remembered that Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen is a PING staff player as well. There have also been victories by several other PING players, including Miguel Angel...

  • Poulter wins with white driver

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 23 November 2010

    Cobra staff player Ian Poulter secured his second win of the season at the Hong Kong Open and eagle-eyed gear enthusiasts will have noticed he did it with a white driver. The Englishman was using Cobra's new Limited Edition White ZL driver - which is a white version of the ZL driver he has been using to great effect since this...

  • Wilson Staff launch new driver for 2011

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

    Wilson Staff have launched their DXi driver which aims to give you more distance by optimising trajectory. The club utilises Trajectory Control Technology which reduces spin in order to increase distance. As the loft of the club increases, two tungsten rubber inserts move the CG further back. In the higher lofted options there is a 7.5g...

  • VIDEO REVIEW: TaylorMade Burner SuperFast fairway wood

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

    TaylorMade have continued to raise the bar when it comes to product development and innovation, and the Burner SuperFast fairway wood is no exception. The newly-improved SuperFast technology package promotes more swing speed, greater ball speed and therefore more yards off a variety of lies. The clubhead is also very muscular - in fact, it's 200cc which makes it the largest steel-headed...

  • VIDEO REVIEW: Benross VX Proto fairway wood

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

    Benross are renowned for producing good-quality clubs at affordable prices, and the VX Proto is a must-try option for those on a tight budget. The club has been designed to be easy to use from the tee, the fairway and even out of the rough so versatility is certainly impressive. Benross engineers have placed the centre of gravity lower and deeper to...

  • PING S56 irons racking up the wins

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

    PING's S56 irons have been on sale for a while now, and their strong performance on the worldwide Tours continues to impress. So far the players' irons have helped golfers record victories in the Unites States, France, Switzerland, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, Mexico and Singapore. In fact, the irons have 12 worldwide wins to their name already. "We've never seen such instant...

  • Titleist launch new adjustable driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    Titleist have launched their first ever adjustable drivers, with the new 910 series becoming available this month. There are two drivers in the range and both the 910D2 and the 910D3 have adjustable lie and loft angles that can be altered independently from each other. This new SureFit Tour hosel has 16 different settings for loft and lie, but the two drivers...

  • ProQuip unveils new water-repellent knitwear

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    ProQuip have launched two new water-repellent knitwear garments to keep golfers dry and warm in the winter months. The first is a soft Merino-lined zip-neck offering while the second is a lambswool-lined top, both of which are incredibly comfortable and practical. Both products feature a lightweight lining which is taken from ProQuip's Ultralite Tour rainsuit that is breathable and is also very...

  • Titleist 910 driver powers Scott to victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    Adam Scott romped to victory at the Barclays Singapore Open at the weekend, with Titleist's new 910 driver in the bag. The 910 F3 driver features Titleist's revolutionary independent loft and lie adjustability system and Scott's win was the 11th victory for the 910 series. Scott, who finished on 17-under-par, was also using the Pro V1 golf ball, the 910 Fd Protoype fairway, 909H...

  • FootJoy launch new DryJoys Tour shoe

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 12 November 2010

    FootJoy have launched their latest shoe, with the new DryJoys Tour hitting the shops in January 2011. These new shoes shoes feature the next generation Tri-Density TPU Stability PODS outsole which will provide impressive stability and performance on a wide variety of courses and terrain. "This new category takes our highly-successful DryJoys franchise to the next level with the integration of several...

  • Video Review: MD Golf Superstrong F3 Fairway Wood

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

    MD Golf aren't just a value brand these days - they are making serious golf clubs at an affordable price-point. The Superstrong F3 fairway is a classic example of how great styling, impressive design and innovative technology can be combined and not cost the earth. It's a sleek-looking club behind the ball - the black head is confidence-inspiring and the components such...

  • Video Review: PING G15 Fairway Wood

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

    PING's G15 range of woods has been around for over a year now, but the high-quality nature of the product still makes it a TG favourite. Designed very much with the game-improver in mind, the G15 fairway wood features lots of forgiveness and a high MOI. An external weight pad on the sole of the head positions the centre of gravity to...

  • Nike Golf unveils new Lunar Control shoe

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 10 November 2010

    Nike Golf have added a new shoe to their current collection in the form of the new Lunar Control, which made its debut at the HSBC Champions event last week. Eventual winner Francesco Molinari, as well Paul Casey, Anthony Kim, Carl Pettersson and Charl Schwartzel, were all wearing the new shoe in Shanghai. Nike designers and engineers have taken inspiration from the...

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