2011

  • TaylorMade R11: 2011 drivers test review video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    There's no question that the TaylorMade's R11 driver has been the equipment launch of 2011. It has captured more column inches than any other club and had golfers across the globe talking about the striking white head and new levels of adjustability. But aside from the hype, it has also performed with a plethora of European and PGA Tour wins. The only thing...

  • Callaway Razr Hawk - 2011 drivers test review video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    We all know that equipment manufacturers go to great lengths when developing their new drivers but when Callaway announced they had worked with supercar giants Lamborghini on the new Razr Hawk driver we expected something pretty special. The two R&D teams developed something called Forged Composite to replace Titianium in 67 per cent of the driver clubhead to make it lighter...

  • New PING G20 driver - spied!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    After the best part of two highly successful years, it looks like PING are about to launch the replacement to the wonderful G15 driver, in the form of the G20. Although details are sketchy at this point, expect the latest model in the famed G-Series to feature similar (but undoubtedly enhanced) characteristics to the G15 and the G10 that went before. The...

  • Molinari to show Inter colours at BMW Italian Open

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    Italian golfer Francesco Molinari will show his allegiance to Inter Milan at this week's BMW Italian Open by donning Nike golf apparel complete with the Nerazzurri's branding. The new outfit has been launched by Nike to celebrate its sponsorship and support of football clubs throughout Europe. Molinari, who will wear the outfit on one of the opening two days at Royal Park in Turin, said; "I...

  • TaylorMade sign up Hank Haney as global ambassador

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    World-renowned golf instructor Hank Haney has signed up to be an ambassador with TaylorMade and insisted that innovation in equipment is the biggest factor in growing the game worldwide. The company moved to sign Haney, a former coach of Tiger Woods, after his contract ran out with rivals Nike and see the partnership as an ideal way to promote the brand...

  • TaylorMade launches new Ghost Spider putter

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 6 June 2011

    Following on from the successful launch of the Corza Ghost putter last year, TaylorMade have introduced the new Ghost Spider flatstick. The new Ghost Spider follows in the footsteps of the Corza model, as it features a white head but it also boasts the same high MOI characteristics that the original Monza Spider had. "Fans of the Monza Spider, of which there...

  • Alex Noren in the bag: winning Wales Open clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 6 June 2011

    Sweden's Alex Noren won his second European Tour title at the Saab Wales Open at the weekend and then promptly declared his driving is better than it has ever been. The reason for his new found confidence off the tee is his Callaway Razr Hawk driver, which he says puts less pressure on his short game. The Callaway man has also qualified...

  • Steve Stricker in the bag: winning Memorial clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 6 June 2011

    Steve Stricker's win at The Memorial at the weekend elevated him to No4 in the world, making him the highest ranked American for the first time in his career. The Titleist man blitzed the front nine on all four rounds enroute to victory and also holed in one on the 8th Amateurs desperate to play "Tour quality" bladed irons should take note of...

  • Get involved with TG's biggest ever demo day!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 June 2011

    We know that for lots of you TG readers golf is all about trying out new equipment, playing great courses and getting helpful tips. So we've teamed up with The Belfry to offer just that! On the August Bank Holiday, we will be at the four-time Ryder Cup venue near Birmingham along with fitting experts from eight of the biggest manufacturers to...

  • Nike Machspeed Black: 2011 drivers test review video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 June 2011

    The talk this year may have been mostly about white drivers but with the Nike Machspeed Black, Nike decided to go the opposite way. The all-black clubhead won admirers in our 2011 drivers test and the club had the performance to match as well. It has been designed with aerodynamics and forgiveness in mind as well as with high launch and low...

  • Ping K15: 2011 drivers test review video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 June 2011

    Over the years TG readers have grown to love Ping's uncompromising, uncomplicated drivers and according to the 2011 drivers test, the latest incarnation, the Ping K15, is no different. Designed to cure a slice, the K15 is set up with more weight in the heel but despite that it has been created so that any level of golfer can use it. Our...

  • Cobra launch new white ZL driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 June 2011

    Cobra have launched a new white version of their ZL driver, with the club currently being used by Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter. The driver will be fitted with a premium all-white Aldila RIP shaft, and will also feature Cobra's E9 face technology that is also in the black-headed original version of the ZL. The face technology means golfers still achieve great...

  • TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0: 2011 drivers test video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 June 2011

    When it comes to pure power and distance off the tee the TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0 driver has been designed to be the ultimate weapon. They say it has been designed with the "Bomber" in mind as opposed to the R11, which features extreme levels of adjustability. It is the lightest driver TaylorMade have ever produced and features a more streamlined shape than...

  • Under Armour launch new range of performance mouthwear

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 1 June 2011

    Under Armour have released a new piece of equipment designed to help lower your scores on the golf course - a mouthpiece. The product is designed to fit onto your lower jaw inside your mouth and prevent you clenching your teeth, which experts say leads to muscle tightening and stress. Under Armour say that when you train and compete, including swinging a...

  • Oakley Fast Jacket golf sunglasses launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 1 June 2011

    Oakley have launched the revolutionary new Fast Jacket golf sunglasses, which feature interchangeable lenses. The glasses, which are worn by Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy, feature Oakley's new Switchlock technology which allows the golfer to easily replace the lenses in the frame depending on conditions. Fast Jacket has been engineered by Oakley to ensure a perfect Three-Point Fit so the frame makes contact...

  • Donald trusts Mizuno on his way to victory at Wentworth

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 31 May 2011

    Luke Donald continued his fine season with victory at the PGA Championship at Wentworth, and used Mizuno's MP62 irons on his way to the win. The Englishman saw off the challenge of fellow-countryman Lee Westwood in a play-off, with Chicago-based Donald winning on the first additional hole. As well as the Mizuno irons, Donald also used the Japanese brand's new MP-T11 wedges and...

  • Callaway Diablo Octane Black: 2011 drivers test video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 May 2011

    This year has been a big one for Callaway in terms of their new drivers but while the Razr Hawk may have grabbed all the headlines on Tour, the Callaway Diablo Octane Black is also winning many admirers. Among those admirers is our four-strong test team in our 2011 drivers test where the Diablo Octane Black was voted among the best...

  • Snake Eyes 685T: 2011 drivers test video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 May 2011

    They may not be the first brand name that immediately springs to mind when you are in the market for some new golf clubs but Snake Eyes make some excellent equipment, including the new Snake Eyes 685T driver. Our testing panel rated this in the top 10 of drivers on the market today and gave it an overall score of 4...

  • Softspikes launch new Black Widow accessory range

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 May 2011

    Softspikes have launched a whole new range of Black Widow accessories to complement their renowned golf shoe cleats. The range, which features branded umbrellas, ball retrievers, poker chip ball markers and towels. Featuring three high-performance and eye-catching designs, the Black Widow umbrellas include a 68” double-canopy wind-resistant version, a traditional 62” Single canopy featuring a Black Widow Fusion handle and a more...

  • Mizuno MP630: 2011 drivers test review video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    When you think of Mizuno there's no doubt you instantly think about great irons but in our 2011 drivers test our panel of golfers agreed that the Mizuno MP630 driver is a real beast of a club. Aimed specifically at the better player, our team were impressed by the workability and the neat and compact head shape of the MP630. However, they...

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