2011

  • TaylorMade Corza Ghost putters: gear video

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

    TaylorMade rocked the putter world last year when they launched the Rossa Corza Ghost - complete with its striking white colour scheme. It immediately became a hit with TaylorMade staff players such as Justin Rose putting it into play. In 2011 they have now increased the Ghost offering by releasing three brand new models to complement the original Corza Ghost model. The range...

  • New Woods launched by Snake Eyes

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    Custom-fitting giants Snake Eyes have launched their new 685T woods which feature an element of adjustability and a new face technology. The new driver and fairway wood benefit from an adjustable weight towards the back of the sole, which adjusts the centre of the gravity that in turn leads to a change in trajectory. The heavier the weight is in the sole...

  • Never Compromise launch new Gambler putter series

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    If you're in the market for a new putter, Never Compromise have launched their Gambler Series of flatsticks that will appeal to golfers of all abilities. The range, which has been designed as a limited edition series, boast four putters that have been named after card hands. The Royal, The Flush, and The Straight and The Boat are all forged from 303 stainless...

  • McDowell set to compete in new ECCO Comfort Classic

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 19 April 2011

    ECCO have launched their new Comfort Classic shoe and have revealed that US Open champion Graeme McDowell will be competing in them this year. The new shoe features ECCO's famous Hydromax leather that ensures the shoes remain soft and breathable while keeping feet dry in a wide-range of conditions. McDowell will be joined by several other ECCO Tour players in wearing the...

  • Manassero relies on Titleist for Tour victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 18 April 2011

    Matteo Manassero used Titleist's new 910 driver and fairway wood on his way to victory at the Malaysian Open at the weekend. The Italian starlet claimed the title just two days short of his 18th birthday, holding off the challenge of Frenchman Gregory Bourdy to win by a single stroke, with fellow Titleist staffer Rory McIlroy back in third spot. In addition...

  • Mizuno JPX800 driver: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 17 April 2011

    When Mizuno's R&D team set about designing the new JPX800 driver they also set about changing the way we think about forgiveness in a driver. Traditionally when we think about forgiveness we think about whether the head will twist if we hit it out of the heel or the toe - thanks to something called horizontal MOI (moment of inertia). Now Mizuno...

  • Callaway Razr X Forged irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 17 April 2011

    If you've ever looked at Callaway's stable of Tour stars on TV and wondered what irons they use then, for the majority of them it's the new Razr X forged iron. This has been designed for the serious player who values looks, feel and workability above everything else although, like a number of better player irons these days, has a small...

  • Callaway Razr X Tour irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 17 April 2011

    When Callaway engineers sat down to design the Razr X Tour irons they were charged with a task of creating something easy enough for a mid handicap amateur player to use but in a head size that wouldn't put a pro golfer off. The result of their, not inconsiderable, combined brain power was Razr technology. This allowed more weight to be...

  • Aldila unveils new RIP Beta shaft

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 14 April 2011

    Shaft specialists Aldila have launched their latest model in the form of the new RIP Beta shaft. The product is the latest addition to the popular RIP Series and features the company's Reverse Interlaminar Placement technology that features lower torque and increased tip stability for for control. The new white Beta joins the Alpha and Gamma shafts and will be easier...

  • ECCO extends deal with Couples

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 14 April 2011

    Tour legend Fred Couples will continue to compete in ECCO's Golf Street shoes that first took the golfing world by storm at the 2010 US Masters. The 51-year-old led after the first round at Augusta last year wearing the shoes and in difficult conditions, it was noted that he wasn't wearing socks, preferring the feel of the Golf Street shoes on...

  • Nike VR Pro wedges unveiled

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 12 April 2011

    Nike have unveiled the brand new VR Pro wedge for 2011,as used by South African Charl Schwartzel to win the Masters at Augusta in terrific fashion. The wedge is forged from S20C for a soft feel on full and half shots and is available in two finishes - brush oxide raw and satin chrome. It also features Nike's brand new X3X groove...

  • Nike VR Pro blades updated for 2011

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 11 April 2011

    Nike have updated their bladed irons for 2011 in the form of the VR Pro blades. The irons are designed for the pure ball striker and feature a traditional flatback blade design. However, each iron has been specifically shaped to perfectly position the centre of gravity at a precise point to ensure consistent trajectories throughout the set from the long to...

  • Charl Schwartzel in the bag: The Masters

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 11 April 2011

    South African Charl Schwartzel's sensational victory at the Masters will be remembered for years to come after four birdies on the final four holes to win by two. The 26-year-old hardly missed a shot during a tense final round but perhaps the most impressive aspect of his game was his putting, where he seemed to hole every clutch putt going and drained...

  • Callaway Diablo Octane driver: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    When details of the new Callaway Diablo Octane driver first emerged late last year it was clear Callaway were extremely excited about the new product. That's because it features something called forged composite - a brand new material that came about as a result of a collaboration between the R&D teams of Callaway and supercar giants Lamborghini. It is lighter and stronger...

  • Callaway Razr Hawk driver: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    Callaway staff players Phil Mickelson and Alvaro Quiros are two of the players to have already put the new Callaway Razr Hawk driver into play. Unfortunately they were both playing in a small tournament called The Masters this week so we couldn't get them to speak to you about the performance of their new big dogs. That means you'll have to settle...

  • Callaway Razr X irons: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    Callaway are well known for producing terrific game improvement irons and the latest in their line up is the new Razr X irons. Designed for higher handicappers, the irons feature Callaway's new Razr technology which pulls weight back in the head while also allowing engineers to make the sole thinner and more playable. In the video below TG's gear team Jonathan Greathead...

  • Powakaddy launch new golf bag range for 2011

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    Electric trolley brand Powakaddy have unveiled their new line up of golf cart bags for 2011. The new range has been designed specifically, but not exclusively, for use on Powakaddy's range of trolleys and features the innovative key lock system to securely fasten it to the key plate of all PowaKaddy electric carts, minimising movement throughout the course of play. The new range features: Deluxe IV...

  • John Letters to open new St Andrews showroom

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    Scottish golf brand John Letters is continuing its revival after announcing the opening of a new showroom and workshop in St Andrews. In the middle of the last century John Letters was known as one of the finest equipment manufacturers in golf with golfing luminaries such as Fred Daly, Dai Rees, Lee Trevino, Bernard Gallacher, Sam Torrance and Gary Player playing the brand. Now...

  • Wilson Staff unveil new Tour truck and demo day schedule

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 7 April 2011

    Wilson Staff have unveiled their brand new Tour truck, which will serve their stable of players on the European Tour, including three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington. The 18-ton Mercedes Tour truck is nearly twice the size of the previous model at over 11 metres long and houses all the latest club-making technology and custom-fit facilities. But it's not just Harrington and co...

  • Phil Mickelson puts two drivers in bag for the Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Wednesday, 6 April 2011

    Phil Mickelson looks to have sprung yet another equipment surprise at Augusta as he reveals he is likely to go with two drivers in the bag to defend his title. The Callaway man made headlines in 2006, when he also won, after putting two drivers in the bag - one to hit a draw and one for a fade. However, this time...

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