2011

  • Wilson Staff legend Harrington to open Sarazen bunker

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 11 May 2011

    Two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington will unveil a new bunker on Prince's Himalayas course on June 1, in memory of the great Gene Sarazen who won the Claret Jug at the Kent venue in 1932. Sarazen famously used a self-invented sand wedge on his way to victory at that tournament, and that original hickory-shafted club will be held by Irishman Harrington...

  • Lucas Glover in the bag: Wells Fargo Championship

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 9 May 2011

    Since winning the US Open in 2009 Lucas Glover was conspicuous by his absence in the winners circle until his win in the Wells Fargo Championship at the weekend. The bearded American triumphed over Jonathan Byrd in a playoff at Quail Hollow to mark his first victory since that surprise US Open win at Bethpage Black. And here are the clubs he did...

  • Ping S56 irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 7 May 2011

    Ping are the first name on many mid-high handicap amateur golfer's lips when it comes to buying new equipment - but they make some great gear for elite players as well. The Ping S56 irons are perfect examples of this and are designed to be used by their elite Tour pros and single figure amateurs alike. South African Louis Oosthuizen is a...

  • Nike VR Pro wedge: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 6 May 2011

    A few years ago golfers may have thought twice before picking up a Nike golf club but now they are among the best you can buy - and the Nike VR Pro wedge is no different. Forged from 1020 carbon steel and featuring Nike's new X3X groove pattern, the wedges were used by Charl Schwartzel to win the 2011 Masters and...

  • TaylorMade TPMC irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 6 May 2011

    Last week we brought you videos featuring TaylorMade's new TPMB and TPCB irons aimed at the elite player and game improver respectively. But TaylorMade have also catered for the middle man, someone looking for more of a Tour profile head but with a bit of forgiveness built in. The result is the TPMC irons - Tour Preferred Muscle Cavity. It features the...

  • Get the Tour pro fitting experience with Cleveland Golf

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 6 May 2011

    Cleveland Golf is offering amateur golfers up and down the land the chance to have their clubs custom-fitted and built on the same day, just like the world's best Tour professionals. This new service, which will take the regular demo day to a new level, will allow club golfers to have their new clubs fitted exactly to their specifications with an...

  • Stability boost from Under Armour

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 6 May 2011

    Performance-apparel specialists Under Armour have launched a new compression top, designed specifically to help reduce back ache, one of golf's most common ailments. The Stability compression top uses strategic stabilisers that are built into the fabric of the shirt to support the lower back, and these panels also help to promote better posture through all stages of the swing. Under Armour's head...

  • Motocaddy supporting Grow Golf initiative

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 4 May 2011

    Powered trolley giant Motocaddy has joined other major manufacturers by backing the British Golf Industry Association's new Grow Golf campaign. The scheme has been designed to get a wider range of people into golf in the UK, regardless of age, geographic location or social background. Motocaddy join the likes of Callaway, PING, TaylorMade and Acushnet in supporting the initiative by paying an...

  • Save that scorecard from the rain with Heather and Links scorecard holder

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Trying to fill in a soggy scorecard after an unexpected shower of rain isn't much fun, but now golfers can change that with a new luxury scorecard holder from Heather and Links. The range consists of products made from Italian calf leather, traditional bridle and an even softer buffalo calf, complete with linings from coloured lizard and snakeskin, as well as...

  • PING enjoy double weekend success

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    PING staffers Bubba Watson and Lee Westwood continued to show just what their gear (and enormous talent) can do as they recorded victories on opposite sides of the world. Westwood made it two wins in as many weeks after shooting a brilliant final round 67 at the Ballantine's Championship in Korea, following victory in the previous Indonesian Open. The recently-crowned world number...

  • TaylorMade TPMB irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 30 April 2011

    There's no more beautiful sight in golf than a perfectly crafted bladed iron and TaylorMade have sought to create exactly that with the new TPMB iron. It has been designed to suit the eye of the elite player with a thin topline, thin sole and short blade length and TaylorMade ambassador Nick Faldo was pivotal in the design of the irons. TaylorMade...

  • TaylorMade TPCB irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 29 April 2011

    TaylorMade's new TPCB irons have been designed for players who want to use something resembling the irons that the pros use but who needs a little bit of forgiveness built in. That's why TaylorMade have created the Tour Preferred Cavity Back iron with a compact head but with a higher MOI than you would normally expect from the head size. The irons...

  • Ping K15 driver: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    When Ping launched their K15 driver last year as an anti-slice club there would have been a few Ping loyalists worried about how the driver would look. But thankfully Ping have managed to squeeze the anti-slice properties into a clubhead that looks inviting to hit for even the most traditional of golfers. It's all down to how they've positioned the weight in...

  • Galvin Green launch summer apparel

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 27 April 2011

    With the promise of warmer weather hopefully upon us, Galvin Green has launched its new Spring/Summer range. The manufacturer's VENTIL8 range now features a Mapping short-sleeved polo shirt, which transports moisture and excess heat away from the body twice as quickly as a conventional polyester golf shirt. The fibres in the shirt are also designed to disperse perspiration over a larger area, ensuring...

  • Cleveland and Srixon aiming to sharpen your short game

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 27 April 2011

    If your short game is in dire need of urgent repair, Cleveland and Srixon are offering you the perfect opportunity to improve with a special custom-fitting session at Golf Live in May. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to be custom-fit for a new Cleveland wedge and Srixon balls, to the same level as a Tour player. Fitting staff...

  • Iconic PING brand helps Westwood to top spot

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    Englishman Lee Westwood trusted PING clubs on his way to victory at the weekend's Indonesian Masters, a win which elevated him back to the top of the world rankings. Westwood, who celebrated his 38th birthday in Jakarta, held a five shot lead going into the final round, and a three-under-par round on Sunday gave the Worksop golfer a three-shot victory over Thongchai...

  • Wilson offers Tour-style treatment at Golf Live

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    With Golf Live (May 20-22) just around the corner, Wilson Staff is offering golfers the chance to have their clubs built just like the pros do on their new Tour truck. Wilson's stable of players includes three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington, Andalucian Open champion Paul Lawrie and hot-shot American Ricky Barnes, and visitors to Golf Live at The London Club will have the...

  • Wilson FG62 irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 24 April 2011

    When it comes to better player irons, Wilson have designed the new FG62 irons to have everything the skilled golfer is looking for. A short bladelength, classice muscleback design and thin topline all contribute to the feel and workability of the club - both aspects of the game that a better player places a premium on. But with enhanced feel and workability you...

  • Jim Furyk testing the TaylorMade Penta TP ball

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 21 April 2011

    As anyone who has read our annual golf ball supplements should know, choosing the right ball for your game is vital to lowering scores. But how do you go about finding out which ball is right for you? We've come across this really interesting video featuring Jim Furyk in which he details what he's looking for in a golf ball and...

  • Get £20 off your next pair of golf shoes with Foremost

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 21 April 2011

    Foremost has teamed up with FootJoy and adidas to offer golfers up to £20 off their next pair of shoes, when they trade in their current pair. A full £20 discount will be offered on those wishing to buy the FootJoy Contour, adidas adiPURE, adiPURE Z or adiPURE NUOVO. Foremost will also offer a £10 discount on a pair of FootJoy XDimension...

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