2011

  • Phil Mickelson in the bag: Shell Houston Open

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 4 April 2011

    According to most experts Callaway player Phil Mickelson was only using the Shell Houston Open as a few competitive practice rounds before the Masters following a slow start to the season by his standards. At the end of the second day that belief looked to be not too far off the mark but then Mickelson went on a birdie frenzy and...

  • TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0 driver: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 3 April 2011

    TaylorMade have made a big deal about the adjustability on their R11 driver but they know some golfers will just want to grip it and rip it and that's why they've launched the Burner Superfast 2.0 driver. The driver may be designed for the distance-orientated golfers out there but it's not simply a lump of metal on the end of a...

  • TaylorMade R11 driver: review video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 3 April 2011

    The TaylorMade R11 driver is one of the biggest launches of 2011 but there is much more to the club than the striking white colour scheme. When TaylorMade first launched the R9 driver with Flight Control Technology there was no doubt it was a giant leap forward in terms of adjustability. But it didn't have all the answers and the fact...

  • Nike golf shoe construction video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 3 April 2011

    You probably don't think a great deal about golf shoes when you put them on to go out for a round - other than how they look - but with modern shoes just as much R&D goes into developing them as the latest driver. Nike are able to call on all their experience from creating footwear in a variety of other...

  • Win a Lamborghini for a year with Callaway

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 1 April 2011

    Today Callaway invites golfers to be a part of the company's biggest and most exciting consumer promotion ever that culminates in 100 customers winning exclusive Supercar Track Days, 10 finalists experiencing the wonders of Automobili Lamborghini HQ in Italy and the incredible opportunity for one grand prize winner to receive the ultimate test drive… a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 for...

  • Powakaddy Sport electric trolley unveiled

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 31 March 2011

    Powakaddy have launched their new PK Sport electric trolley as their flagship model for 2011. The new Sport features a new handle design and a speed control roller, a feature which proved extremely popular on previous Powakaddy trolleys. It has been introduced to replace the Powakaddy Freeway II trolley and features the same slimline and sporty frame as well as the easy...

  • Paul Lawrie in the bag: Andalucian Open

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 29 March 2011

    Wilson Staff player Paul Lawrie won his first title in nine years at the Andalucian Open - just a year after coming back to the brand with which he won the Open Championship in 1999. The win was the Aberdonian's sixth on the European Tour and sparked a fantastic weekend for Scottish golf with Glaswegian Martin Laird winning the Bay Hill...

  • Garmin Approach – The new leader in the club house

    Written by TG Staff writer on Monday, 28 March 2011

    Range finders and GPS are becoming ever more common place on the golf course as golfers are recognizing the need for accurate yardage to improve their course management, get closer to the pin and eradicate doubt from their game. A lot of the game is in your head so if you can feel confident about the shot you’ll commit to it...

  • Martin Laird in the bag: Bay Hill Invitational

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 28 March 2011

    Martin Laird enjoyed the best moment of his career to date after clinching the Bay Hill Invitational by a single shot. The TaylorMade man secured his second win on the PGA Tour after taking a three-shot lead into the final round and survived a few scares to secure victory with a par on the last. He became the first Scot to win...

  • TaylorMade TP Forged irons: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Many golf gear enthusiasts are very excited about TaylorMade's new TPMB, TPMC and TPCB irons - because it represents a return to forged irons for the company. TaylorMade enlisted the help of staff player and legendary ball striker Nick Faldo in designing a series of irons for the better player and game improver. And they've come up with three different head profiles...

  • TaylorMade R11 driver: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Some people have accused TaylorMade of indulging in something of a PR stunt after releasing a white driver - but they insist the new R11 driver is anything but. TaylorMade engineers insist there is a real and tangible benefit to using a driver with a white crown and a black face and TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead managed to track...

  • Never Compromise unveil new Gambler Series putters

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Never Compromise have unveiled their new Gambler Series putters for 2011. The new premium putters are forged from 303 stainless steel and during the forging the metal is compressed and shaped to refine the grain structure to improve the physical properties of the material and, ultimately, the feel of the putter. The result is a very soft metal for great feel on...

  • Nike VR Pro hybrid: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Nike know there are some golfers out there who turn their nose up at modern-day hybrids because they look too much like a fairway wood than an iron - and that's why they've developed the VR Pro hybrid. Nike's engineers have designed the VR Pro hybrid with a straighter leading edge to make the transition from long iron to hybrid easier...

  • Ian Poulter testing prototype Cobra putter

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    Cobra staff player Ian Poulter has added fuel to rumours the company are preparing to bring out a new line of putters by revealing he has been testing a Cobra prototype model. The Englishman posted pictures of the prototype model on his popular Twitter page (@IanJamesPoulter) and even a video showing himself practicing with it. Most golf gear enthusiasts have been expecting...

  • Foresight Sports brings GC2 launch monitor to the UK

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    A new launch monitor is set to bring golf club custom fitting to more golfers in the UK after being released on these shores for the first time. Foresight Sports have brought the GC2 ball flight monitor to the UK after a hugely successful launch in the United States where it is said to have revolutionised club fitting and teaching because...

  • Raphael Jacquelin in the bag: Sicilian Open

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 21 March 2011

    Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin has claimed his first Tour victory in four years at the Sicilian Open and also racked up the third win in four weeks for the TaylorMade R11 driver. Jacquelin parred the last hole as Englishman Anthony Wall fell just short with a double bogey at the 17th in the inaugural Sicilian Open. The TaylorMade staff player became the third...

  • Wilson sign up Danish record breaker Andreas Hartø

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 21 March 2011

    Wilson Staff have signed up Andreas Hartø, the talented young Dane who set a new record for the fastet two wins on the Challenge Tour last year. The 22-year-old only became a professional golfer after winning the ECCO Tour Championship held in Winsen, Germany in August last year and followed that win up with a stunning victory at the Roma Golf...

  • TaylorMade R11 driver: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 19 March 2011

    It's been the most hyped big dog of recent years but the TaylorMade R11 driver isn't just about a white paint job. It features new levels of adjustability not previously available in TaylorMade drivers. To find out more about it TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead collared one of the top R&D guys at the TaylorMade area at the PGA Merchandise Show...

  • TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 18 March 2011

    By now you'll have heard all the hype about the new TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0 driver and the fact that it's got a white head. Well, there's a lot more to the club than just a simple paint job and to find out what TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead caught up with one of TaylorMade's main men at he PGA...

  • John Letters unveils new Masters Model iron

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 18 March 2011

    John Letters have released their latest irons in the form of the Masters Model - a modern recreation of the set Fred Daly used to win the 1947 Open Championship. The John Letters brand is undergoing something of a resurgence back to the upper echelons of the game after a few years in the wilderness and the Masters Model irons are...

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