2011

  • Nike Method Core putter launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 17 March 2011

    Nike have launched their new premium putter range for 2011 in the form of the stylish Method Core series. Building on the success of the Tour-proven Method putters, the new Core range combines a soft polymer and milled steel grooves to generate faster and more consistent roll at impact. The original Method putter featured polymetal grooves that were designed to put topspin...

  • Mizuno JPX-800 driver: tech video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 17 March 2011

    We've already brought you details of Mizuno's new JPX-800 driver, designed for the game improver and we'll also be extensively testing it as part of our comprehensive 2011 drivers test next month. However, it is often interesting to get the manufacturer's perspective of the new club, particularly when they are open and honest about what they were hoping to achieve. We've come...

  • Big name brands sign up for the National Golf Show

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 17 March 2011

    A host of big name brands will be showcasing their new equipment for 2011 at the National Golf Show in Birmingham next month and offering golfers the chance to hit the new clubs and be custom fitted on the massive indoor driving range. Nike, TaylorMade, Mizuno, Wilson, Yonex, Titleist, Cobra and Benross will be among the brands showcasing their newest clubs...

  • Odyssey unveil £100k diamond-encrusted putter

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    Odyssey Golf have unveiled a stunning one-off 2-Ball putter encrusted with rubies and diamonds to be sold in world-renowned department store Harrods. The putter comes complete with an 18-carat white gold head, 240 rubies and 378 diamonds - as well as a price tag of £100k. Callaway staff player Nick Dougherty attended the launch and said: “I can recall when the first...

  • New golf shoe drying device from Pingi

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    Pingi have launched a brand new device that could see wet, sweaty and smelly golf shoes become a thing of the past. Using Pingi’s silicon gel technology found in it’s domestic dehumidifier products, the Shoe Dry is designed to dry your shoes from the inside out without the use of heat. Golfers simply insert the Shoe Dry into the shoes after a round and leave...

  • Nick Watney in the bag: Winning Doral clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 14 March 2011

    Nick Watney settled any lingering doubts over his ability to close out a top tournament with a terrific five-under-par final round to win the WGC Cadillac Championship by two shots. The American sealed his first victory since blowing a three-shot lead at the USPGA Championship last year and showed great nerve by bouncing back from a dropped shot at the 12th...

  • Cleveland CG16 Wedge: Tech video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 March 2011

    Cleveland's wedges are legendary in the world of golf and their latest CG16 product looks like it's going to continue this fine tradition. With the new groove rules in place for manufacturers, Cleveland engineers started to make improvements on the face. The result was the Laser Milled process which makes the surface of the wedge rougher, and that helps to generate more...

  • Cleveland CG16 iron: Tech Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 March 2011

    Cleveland's CG7 Black Pearl irons romped to first place in last year's irons test, so we were desperate to get the inside track on the new CG16 product. We headed out to the PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day in glorious Orlando to speak to Scott Carlyle from Cleveland Golf about the new irons. They've been designed to be lighter and longer than...

  • Kaymer aims to tame Blue Monster with new R11 driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 March 2011

    World number one Martin Kaymer has put TaylorMade's new R11 driver into play for this week's WGC event at the TPC Blue Monster in Florida. The classy German, who had been using TaylorMade's R9 SuperTri, has switched into the new product that is even more adjustable than its predecessor, as he bids for another career win at Doral. Kaymer, playing with Luke...

  • ECCO builds on Casual Cool success

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 March 2011

    ECCO Golf have expanded their range of Casual Cool II Hydromax shoes by introducing new styles for the forthcoming season. The Casual Cool II, a favourite with TG Staffers and readers, features luxurious handcrafted leather uppers with additional rubber detailing for enhanced resistance to the elements. There are three new colourways for the 2011 season, with white/red/black, black/silver/white and bison/fire/black options all available. ECCO's own HydroMax...

  • FootJoy ahead of the game in gloves market

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 March 2011

    FootJoy enjoyed another impressive 12 months in 2010, with the latest Golf Datatech UK figures revealing they topped the count for gloves with a brand share of 47.4%. But it's not just one glove that is doing the job for FootJoy - in fact, the three best-selling products in the UK come from their portfolio, with the WeatherSof remaining the top...

  • TaylorMade R11: Justin Rose fitting video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

    TaylorMade staff player Justin Rose was one of the first pros to put the new TaylorMade R11 driver into play after it became available on Tour at the start of the year. For most Tour players it takes a lot to change clubs at the drop of a hat because they have to see some immediate and starting performance benefit and...

  • Total UK petrol stations sign up to Rewards4Golf

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

    Golfers can now earn free golf equipment for every pound they spend at the petrol pumps after Total UK petrol stations signed up to the Rewards4Golf scheme. Under the scheme, R4G members will get one point for every pound they spend at any one of 800 Total UK petrol stations - which may help to soften the blow of spiralling oil...

  • Golfers get a helping hand from Tour stars at The Belfry

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

    Golfers of all abilities and ages took the opportunity at the weekend to learn from the world's best players, as The Belfry hosted a highly-anticipated Open Day. Tour stars such as Danny Willett, David Lynn, Gary Boyd and Richard Finch were on hand at the four-time Ryder Cup venue to give expert opinion and coaching clinics to the assembled masses. In addition to free tuition, attendees...

  • Callaway Razr X irons: Q&A with design guru

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

    Callaway have long been known for their expertise in designing game-improvement irons to help high handicap golfers and the new Razr X irons are expected to carry on this mantle. We've already brought you initial details of the new irons and they will be going head to head with the best the game-improvement market has to offer in our comprehensive irons test...

  • Nike Method putter construction: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 7 March 2011

    If you are one of these golfers who regularly complains at the price of golf clubs we urge you to take a look at this video of the Nike Method putter being constructed. These days construction of a putter is far from as simple as just grinding a shape from a lump of metal or pouring metal into a cast. We've managed...

  • Sabbatini victory gives TaylorMade R11 driver a second Tour win

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 7 March 2011

    Rory Sabbatini held off the challenge of YE Yang to win the Honda Classic by a shot and the South African was using some of TaylorMade's newest equipment at the event. In addition to the new R11 driver, Sabbatini also used the distinctive white Burner SuperFast 2.0 fairway wood. TaylorMade's new TP MC irons were in his bag too, as were the...

  • Yonex Ezone Composite iron: First hit

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 4 March 2011

    If you're desperate to get some more distance from your irons, Yonex's new Ezone Composite irons might be just spot on for you. Engineers have developed the new product to be longer than their previous Yonex irons, with the new Composite irons up to eight yards longer, according to the manufacturer. The low centre of gravity has resulted in an expanded sweetspot...

  • Yonex Ezone Forged iron: First hit

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 4 March 2011

    Japanese golf brand Yonex have created a new Ezone Forged iron that is aimed for the better player who still wants an element of forgiveness. Representatives from Today's Golfer and sister publication Golf World flew out to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando to see the launch of the exciting new product. Their Ezone PB features a mid-sized head design that offers more forgiveness...

  • Marbas produce Clubhouse Collection for Augusta National

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 4 March 2011

    Italian golf brand Marbas has added to its range by designing and producing the "Clubhouse Collection" shirts for Augusta National, home of the US Masters. The company, well-known for producing fine quality shirts, has also expanded its embroidery service for leading golf resorts with a new "In Stock" service that enables retailers to order crested Marbas Golf shirts from their collections. "Marbas...

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