2011

  • The Extra 20 Yards generation two is launched

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

    The Extra 20 Yards have launched a new version of their revolutionary golf fitness and training aid after a successful launch of the first product. The device, which promises to add 20 yards to your drives by building up the powerful muscles around your core, sold out within just nine months of going to market and the developers have now launched a...

  • Stephen Gallacher's home practice range

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

    European Tour star Stephen Gallacher has fulfilled every golfer's dream by turning his home into his very own practice range. The Scot has installed a Rotanet practice net from Huxley Golf in his house and also turned his garden into a putting green by laying down an all-weather Huxley putting green. Gallacher said: “It took less than two minutes to get the...

  • Behind the scenes at the 2011 wedges test

    Written by TG Web Producer, Harriet Linton on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Here at Today’s Golfer we pride ourselves on our extensive testing process, and this month we’ve taken a few behind the scenes pictures to give you an insight into how we go about it. Generally, one of the TG Equipment team heads up to The Belfry to meet up with one of their excellent PGA Professionals, while two keen-as-mustard amateurs also...

  • White Hot Poulter reigns in Spain

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 May 2011

    Ian Poulter claimed the 14th title of his career with victory at the World Match Play, and used the stunning white-headed ZL driver in the process. The driver has now been released on sale to the general public, and with Poulter excelling with it expect even more interest in the product. Poulter saw off the challenge of fellow-Englishman Luke Donald at the stunning Finca Cortesin...

  • Toms returns to the podium with Cleveland

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 May 2011

    David Toms returned to winning ways at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, and had a good array of Cleveland equipment in the bag. The American last tasted victory over five years ago, but he recovered from a hideous third-round to see off the challenge of Charlie Wi on Sunday. One of the highlights of Toms' final round was a stunning holed wedge shot...

  • Nike VR Pro: drivers test 2011 video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 22 May 2011

    It has already bagged its first Major title in the hands of Charl Schwartzel at the Masters but how would the Nike VR Pro driver fare in the hands of TG's test team? We assembled a four-strong team of varying abilities to test the best drivers on the market in our comprehensive 2011 drivers test. Our panel were big fans of the...

  • Adams Speedline F11: drivers test 2011 video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 22 May 2011

    The Adams Speedline driver family has been a top choice of many long driver competitors in recent years and the new Speedline F11 driver has been designed to carry on the distance baton. It has been designed with a super streamline shape to move through the air quicker and ultimately mean faster ball speeds and more distance. But how would it fare against...

  • Cobra ZL: drivers test 2011 video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment editor on Sunday, 22 May 2011

    There's no doubt Cobra's ZL driver has been performing sensationally well in the hands of Cobra staff player Ian Poulter - but how would it rank when compared with 30 of the best drivers on the market today? The Cobra ZL driver went head-to-head with the best drivers money can buy in the comprehensive Today's Golfer drivers test for 2011. Our panel...

  • Titleist and Footjoy sale agreed

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 20 May 2011

    A deal has been agreed which will see renowned golf brands Titleist and Footjoy come under new ownership. Fortune Brands Inc, which owns the Acushnet Golf Company comprising Titleist and Footjoy, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Acushnet to a group led by Fila Korea, Ltd., the owner of the Fila brand globally, and Mirae Asset...

  • GolfBuddy launches new World model

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 May 2011

    GolfBuddy have launched their new World GPS system, which will sit aside the current World Platinum model. The World is slightly smaller than the Platinum model, but retains lots of the same features including a 40,000 course memory, TFT touch screen, TouchPoint instant distance measurement as well as a Touch 'n' Move flag option. Where the models differ is that the new...

  • Hi-Tec set to launch new affordable golf shoe

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    This autumn will see HI-TEC introduce their new V-Lite Splash golf shoe, which will be easy on the bank balance but tough on water. The new product has been labelled "the lightest, cleated waterproof golf shoe in the world" due to its innovative design. And at £35.00, it looks like a really good value-for-money product. The shoe has been produced from a one-piece, injection-moulded...

  • Cobra-Puma snap up Pace

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    The current Ladies' European Tour Order of Merit winner Lee-Anne Pace has put pen to paper with Cobra-Puma golf. The South African will play Cobra equipment and wear PUMA apparel and shoes as she bids for another successful season. "We are excited to announce Lee-Anne to our growing roster of professional golfers," said Bob Philion, President of Cobra-PUMA Golf. "Lee-Anne is a driven...

  • PowaKaddy to continue support of England squad

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 16 May 2011

    PowaKaddy has confirmed it will continue to supply the England squad with new PK Sport electric trolleys, which have been recently launched to the consumer. The squad was presented with their all-white England trolleys, emblazoned with the EGU English rose logo at the Lytham Trophy that was eventually won by national player Tom Senior, who conquered the tricky conditions. The new PK...

  • Clarke secures win with TaylorMade R11 driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 16 May 2011

    Darren Clarke took advantage of a final-round collapse from Englishman Chris Wood at the Iberdrola Open to claim his first Tour title since 2008. TaylorMade staffer Clarke, last year's Ryder Cup vice-captain, fired a one-under-par 69 in Mallorca on Sunday to win by three shots from Wood, who could only manage a 76. The Northern Irishman was using TaylorMade's much-talked-about new R11...

  • FootJoy extends partnership with National Teams

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    FootJoy have announced that they will continue to supply apparel and shoes for English Golf Union's national squads. The number one shoe and glove brand will kit the players out in FJ ICON MyJoys shoes, as well as premium FJ Performance Light Rain Jacket and Light Rain trousers. "We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the English Golf Union and lend...

  • Ecco Biom shoes: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    When it comes to golf equipment we spend much more time thinking about getting the right clubs than we do the right footwear. But at Ecco, all their time and energy goes into golf shoes and their latest creation is the Ecco Biom shoe, which has been designed for comfort and stability on the course. There's an incredible amount of technology that...

  • Golfers to get Tour staff treatment with Vokey wedges

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    Titleist Tour stars such as Rory McIlroy and Matteo Manassero benefit from fully-customised Vokey wedges, and now golfers up and down the land can get the same treatment after the introduction of Vokey Wedgeworks Exclusives. This full customisation programme offers golfers exclusive wedge designs, special grinds and custom finishes with a full personalisation service. Golfes can now get either the Tour Van...

  • Nike's X3X high frequency grooves: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    When the new rule limiting the volume of grooves on golf clubs was announced a few years ago it sparked widespread head scratching from golf R&D teams across the world as they tried to figure out a way to compensate for the lack of spin. The rule effectively meant that grooves were less able to efficiently channel dirt, water and debris...

  • Mizuno MP53 irons: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    Mizuno have long been known for making terrific better-player irons with great feel but with the new MP53 irons they have tried to include an element of forgiveness as well. They were determined to keep the better-player looks and profile that Mizuno fans have become accustomed to while still making them the most playable and forgiving MP irons in their history. In...

  • McGinley extends deal with TaylorMade-adidas

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    Irishman Paul McGinley has extended his deal with TaylorMade-adidas, and will now be wearing Ashworth apparel too. McGinley has competed three times in the Ryder Cup, including 2002 when he holed the winning putt at The Belfry. The current European Ryder Cup vice-captain said: "I have always thought that TaylorMade are innovators in the golf industry and the number one company in golf and...

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