2011

  • TaylorMade R11 Driver tested by tour players

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 14 January 2011

    It's the hottest golf equipment story around at the moment and the excitement about the new TaylorMade R11 driver shows no signs of stopping. But it's not just in clubhouses and on golf forums where discussions are raging - Tour players are talking about it too and we've got a hold of this video from TaylorMade showing what their staff players...

  • Nike launch new Zoom Advance golf shoe

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 14 January 2011

    Nike have unveiled their newest golf footwear offering - the Nike Zoom Advance shoe. The Nike Zoom Advance is designed to provide lateral stability throughout the swing with an innovative midfoot harness that extends from the midsole up through to the laces. The result, say Nike, is more power and control. The lightweight Nike Zoom Air in the heel has also been introduced...

  • G-Mac defends equipment change

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 10 January 2011

    US Open champion Graeme McDowell has defended his change of equipment after shooting a course record 62 with his new Srixon and Cleveland gear. The Northern Irishman had come under scrutiny after switching from Callaway following the best season of his career in 2010 but after a fine performance at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua he insists he has...

  • Louis Oosthuizen's winning African Open clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 10 January 2011

    Last year's Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen has shown that he hasn't lost the winning touch after an inury lay-off following his first Major victory. The South African bagged the African Open title, his first since winning at St Andrews in June, by beating Chris Wood and Manuel Quiros in a three-man playoff. It also means a great start to the year for...

  • TaylorMade officially tie-up Camilo Villegas

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 10 January 2011

    TaylorMade have officially announced the signing of Colombian Camilo Villegas to their stable of Tour players. Details of the deal were actually released last September but legal action from Cobra, his sponsors at the time, prevented further publicity. Now TaylorMade have announced that Villegas is playing their equipment in 2011 and has become the brand ambassador for the Burner product line. That means...

  • Furyk signs up with TaylorMade

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 7 January 2011

    TaylorMade have announced the signing of American Jim Furyk, with the 16-time winner set to use a TaylorMade driver and Penta TP golf ball. Furyk will also wear adidas footwear, which he has been doing since 2006. "I'm thrilled to be joining the staff. From the innovation they continue to bring to golf equipment to the passion and expertise of their Tour...

  • First-hit video: Nike VR Pro hybrid

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment editor on Friday, 7 January 2011

    They say some like it hot - and it doesn't come any hotter than Nike's new VR Pro hybrid. Nike say they have designed the face of the new hybrid to be 21 per cent hotter than the previous model and that means it delivers faster ball speeds across more of the face. This is done with the introduction of a compression...

  • Video interview with ProQuip MD Richard Head

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 6 January 2011

    In TG's latest 'My Perfect Day' feature, ProQuip MD Richard Head tells us about his Friday at the Ryder Cup, which started with him kitting out the entire American Team in waterproofs and ended with European fans chanting "There's only one Dickie Head!" See a full interview with Richard Head below:...

  • McDowell confirms his clubs for 2011

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 6 January 2011

    New Cleveland and Srixon staff player Graeme McDowell has confirmed the clubs he will be using in 2011. The Northern Irishman, affectionately known as G-Mac, signed a deal to endorse Cleveland and Srixon this year after leaving Callaway following his most successful season on Tour. The deal sees him play Srixon irons and ball and Cleveland wedges but speculation had been rife...

  • First-hit video: Cobra S3 driver

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 6 January 2011

    Cobra have launched their first driver since being taken over by Puma Golf - and the the S3 looks like a beast! The driver has been designed to carry on Cobra's mantle of producing some terrific big dogs in recent years such as the ZL, S-91 and the S2. We're big fans of Cobra drivers at Today's Golfer so to see if...

  • First-hit video: Cleveland Mashie

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 6 January 2011

    Cleveland have gone back to basics with their latest utility club - the Mashie. It is designed with a raw finish rather than glossy paint seen on most modern rescue clubs so the look is very retro, as is the name. But Cleveland say the old-fashioned focus stops there, with the Mashie packed full of technology to help your game. It features a...

  • McDowell signs with ECCO

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 6 January 2011

    US Open champion Graeme McDowell has signed a multi-year agreement to wear ECCO shoes. The Portrush-native will compete in the newly-launched Comfort Classic shoes, and he will also showcase the brand logo on his headwear. "I had a lot of success last year and that led to some great new opportunities in terms of my equipment," said the 31-year-old. "When it came to footwear, partnering...

  • Garmin S1 Approach GPS watch

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 5 January 2011

    Garmin have launched the new S1 Approach - the world's first golf GPS wristwatch. The satnav experts have expanded their golf range with the introduction of the S1 Approach, which offers golfers the smallest and most convenient GPS device around. It comes preloaded with nearly 5,000 European courses with no additional subscription or download fees and the watch is ready to go...

  • New Yonex VMS irons launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 5 January 2011

    Yonex have announced the launch of their new VMS irons - the eagerly awaited update to the VMX range. The new Yonex VMS set has been designed to carry on the mantle of the VMX irons, which delivered brilliant forgiveness in a reasonably compact head. Yonex say the VMS irons are even more forgiving than their predecessor and longer too. The irons feature...

  • G-MAC to play Cleveland 588 wedges

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 4 January 2011

    US Open Champion Graeme McDowell will use the classic Cleveland 588 wedges in 2011 after signing a deal with Cleveland and Srixon. The Ulsterman will also play the brand new Srixon Z-Star XV ball, released later this month and of which we'll have more details in the next issue of Today's Golfer magazine. The move ends McDowell's association with Callaway and will...

  • New Burner SuperFast 2.0 from TaylorMade - SEE IT HERE!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 3 January 2011

    In addition to their new R11 driver, TaylorMade have also launched their latest Burner driver in the form of the Burner SuperFast 2.0. Weighing in at just 280g, the SuperFast 2.0 is the lightest driver TaylorMade have ever produced and it also features a white head - this makes it stand out more clearly on the grass, making it easier to...

  • TaylorMade unveil new white R11 driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 3 January 2011

    TaylorMade have launched their new R11 driver for the forthcoming season - and it's white, packed full of adjustability and something totally unique. We've got the full story in the new edition of Today's Golfer magazine - look out for a very white cover - but we are able to give you a brief run down of the product online too. On...

  • New hybrid from Adams

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Saturday, 1 January 2011

    Adams hybrid clubs are highly-regarded by professional golfers all over the world and now they've launched their latest innovation; the Idea Black Super hybrid. If you're struggling with your long irons, this stunning piece of kit could be just right for you. The head is certainly on the large side, but this makes it look incredibly forgiving and easy-to-hit. It also features...