2011

  • John Letters launch stunning new TP-S wedges

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 19 December 2011

    John Letters have launched a new addition to their wedge line-up for 2012 in the shape of the impressively-styled TP-S wedges. Designed with feedback from former Ryder Cup player and captain Sam Torrance, the wedges have been engineered to appeal to those golfers who prefer a more traditional shape at address. The TP-S wedges have also been engineered with the majority of...

  • SNEAK PEEK! TaylorMade set to unveil new R11S woods and RocketBallz range

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 12 December 2011

    TaylorMade are just about to unveil their new R11S driver and fairway wood, as well as introduce a brand new RocketBallz range of clubs. We can't tell you everything just yet, but what we can tell you is that the new R11S driver is more innovative than last year and the new RocketBallz (RBZ) range will have golfers genuinely excited about potential performance...

  • Alvaro Quiros in the bag: Dubai World Championship winning clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 12 December 2011

    Before the first ball was hit all the attention was focussed on Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy and their tussle over the Race to Dubai - but Alvaro Quiros obviously had other matters on his mind. The Spaniard, who kicked off his season in style with victory in Dubai in January, completed the double as he overpowered the lengthy Earth Course...

  • Nike VR-S driver: video first look

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 9 December 2011

    At Today's Golfer we're always on the lookout for top quality clubs but equally we like to keep an eye on the bottom line and we reckon that for less than £200 the new Nike VR-S is going to be one of the best value drivers on the market in 2012. TheNike VR-S driver has been introduced to replace the Nike...

  • Nike VR-S irons: video first look

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 9 December 2011

    Nike's new VR-S irons are designed to give the maximum amount of forgiveness and playability to higher-handicap golfers but as usual with Nike they have also placed huge importance on the aesthetic value. They have been introduced to replace the SQ Machspeed irons which offered excellent forgiveness but didn't have the aesthetic appeal that other irons on the market had. The VR-S...

  • Nike Method Core Drone putter: video first look

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 9 December 2011

    Golf these days is a game of extremes with golfers and manufacturers prepared to go to any length to improve performance - and the new Nike Method Core Drone is a fine example of that. If you are a traditionalist it's likely you're not going to be a fan of the Method Core Drone but if it is holed putts you are after...

  • TAKE OUT A SUBSCRIPTION AND GET A FABULOUS BENROSS ESCAPE CLUB

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 9 December 2011

    Taking out a subscription to Today's Golfer couldn't be easier, and when you do you will be entitled to a stunning Benross Quad Escape club. Today's Golfer magazine is the UK's best-selling golf title, and is packed full of exclusive and informative equipment news, as well as some of the best tips and advice on how to improve your golf. It's also...

  • Nike VR-S woods unveiled for 2012

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 8 December 2011

    Nike have released details of their brand new range of VR-S woods due out in 2012. The VR-S woods, which stands for Victory Red Speed, will replace the SQ Machspeed line for next year. Gone are the square headshapes designed to maximise forgiveness and in their place comes sleeker, more aesthetically-pleasing designs. However, Nike say these are no less forgiving than the...

  • Ping Collection launch G20 polo shirt

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 8 December 2011

    If you are a fan of the new Ping G20 range of clubs you can now wear it on your sleeve thanks to a G20-inspired polo shirt from Ping Collection. The shirts come in three designs featuring charcoal, graphite, white and inferno red, as well as the G20 logo on the sleeve, to mirror the colour scheme on the hardware launched earlier...

  • Rory McIlroy in the bag: Winning Hong Kong clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 6 December 2011

    Rory McIlroy's win in Hong Kong not only gave him his second of the year but also teed up a thrilling climax to the Race to Dubai with the Northern Irishman moving within striking distance of Luke Donald. McIlroy holed his bunker shot at the 72nd hole to seal a two-stroke victory over Frenchman Gregory Havret and his ball-striking throughout the...

  • Tiger Woods in the bag: Winning Chevron Challenge clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 6 December 2011

    Love him or loathe him, he gets people talking about the game and Tiger Woods winning at the Chevron Challenge has created a real buzz ahead of the 2012 season. There have obviously been a few changes in his swing and in his own mind as he won for the first time since 2009 but there have also been a few...

  • TG sees the famous Ping man in action

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 2 December 2011

    PING test their clubs through a variety of means, and one of those includes the famous PING Man which is based in their impressive HQ in Scottsdale. PING Man, with the help of a few technicians, swings the golf club in a similar manner to that of a human golfer and a ball-flight system tracks the distance, spin and many other...

  • Nike unveils new VR-S game-improver irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 2 December 2011

    It's a good time of year to be buying new golf equipment because lots of manufacturers are launching their new clubs, and Nike's VR-S irons will certainly tick a lot of boxes for game-improvers. The new irons feature Nike's recently-developed NexCOR face technology that offers greater distance throughout the set. But it's not just about yardage - the new VR-S clubs can...

  • FootJoy launch improved Boa fitting innovation

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 2 December 2011

    FootJoy's BOA L4 Closure system has been around for a while now, but the manufacturer has updated it for 2012 and more shoes will now offer the feature. The Dial mechanism on the heel of the shoe is connected to the BOA lace system to ensure golfers get exceptional fit and comfort. The updated system is now even more precise than before,...

  • Callaway Razr Fit driver: exclusive video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 2 December 2011

    Yesterday we brought you the news of the new Callaway Razr Fit driver, the company's first foray into the world of adjustable clubs. Now we have an exclusive interview with the man behind the design of the new club, Dr Alan Hocknell, Callaway's senior VP of research and design. Today's Golfer equipment editor David Connor joined Callaway at Valderrama in Spain earlier...

  • Callaway launch first adjustable driver - the RAZR Fit

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 1 December 2011

    Callaway have entered the realm of the adjustable driver with the RAZR Fit - the first in the company's history to feature an adjustable face angle and moveable weights. The hotly anticipated driver is the result of years of product development from Callaway's R&D team, who say the engineering issues that an adjustable driver throws into the equation are significant. Therefore, Callaway...

  • New Silver Swan putters unveiled

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 30 November 2011

    John Letters has launched a new Silver Swan putter range for 2012, with two brand new models on offer as well a re-designed classic.  The new SS7 and SS8 have been designed to offer great feel and responsive feedback, and have been crafted from 304 stainless steel and produced with a double CNC Milled face. The SS7 is ideal for those golfers after a...

  • Win a sleeve of prototype Callaway Tour golf balls

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

    Today we have an EXCLUSIVE competition for you: Win a sleeve of prototype Callaway Tour golf balls months before they go on sale to the general public. The new Tour ball, known only as HBT-1, is currently being tested by the likes of Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Alvaro Quiros but Callaway want your feedback too before they make any tweaks to the...

  • TG visits Ping's legendary gold putter vault

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 November 2011

    PING clubs are firm favourites with professionals and amateurs all over the world, and for every PING putter that produces a win on Tour the company marks the triumph by making a gold-plated version of the model used by the player. We went to PING HQ in Arizona to take a look inside the famous Gold Putter Vault, and the video below...

  • Latest Adams Speedline driver launched

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 November 2011

    Adams Speedline range has been around for a while now and the latest driver incarnation in the form of the UL model is another impressive beast. The new Speedline 9088UL weighs in at just 290g, making it one of the more lightweight drivers available, but engineers have also balanced the weight throughout the entire length of the club for more accuracy...

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