2011

  • Srixon launch improved AD333 golf ball

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

    Srixon's AD333 ball has become the UK's best-selling two-piece product in recent times, and now the manufacturer has launched a new and improved version. The latest model is actually the fifth generation of AD333 and features an even bigger, highly-resilient Energetic Gradient Growth Core which provides high velocity for greater ball speed and improved distance. Srixon engineers have made the cover extremely-thin,...

  • Mizuno MP R-12 wedges: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 30 September 2011

    For a company like Mizuno, who place so much emphasis on iron feel and feedback, it's hardly surpising they are also extremely proud of their wedge line up. The latest addition to this is the new MP R-12 wedge, which is slightly larger and more rounded than the T-11, which stays in the range. Like their MP irons, the wedges are grain flow forged...

  • Mizuno JPX wedges: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 30 September 2011

    Mizuno's latest range of wedges,the JPX Series, are aimed at mid to high handicap golfers who want an easier transition from their short irons to their wedges. They feature a small cavity and a larger head to bring them more in line with larger game-improvement irons we see in modern golf bags. There has been a lot of careful thought and design...

  • What's in the bags of the US Ryder Cup team

    Written by Ryder Cup 2010 on Friday, 30 September 2011

    Corey Pavin's men are on a mission to win their first Ryder Cup on European soil since the Belfry in 1993 - and they each have a bag full of 14 clubs they are hoping to do it with. That's 168 clubs in the bags of 12 players that they hope will beat (not literally) the European team into submission at...

  • What's in the bags of the European Ryder cup team

    Written by Ryder Cup 2010 on Friday, 30 September 2011

    Monty's 12 brave soldiers will this week step into battle at Celtic Manor ready to wrestle the Ryder Cup from American hands - and they will do so with an assortment of weapons in their armoury. As some of the world's top players, they each have an affiliation with a major manufacturer from TaylorMade to Titleist. Here we'll take you through...

  • Powakaddy slash Freeway trolley price in special promotion

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    Powakaddy have announced that they are cutting the price of the popular Freeway model of electric trolley by £80 in a limited period offer. The Freeway, which Powakaddy say is the world's best-selling electric trolley model, is now available for £299 until October 31, 2011 or until stocks last. It comes with an 18-hole lead acid battery and comprises the features the...

  • FLY high with new CHAMP Zarma tee

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    CHAMP Golf has launched a new Zarma FLY tee that has been designed to make it easier for golfers to place the ball on the peg. The new product has been manufactured from environmentally-friendly materials, a durable plastic design and constructed with a six-prong head which makes the issue of the ball falling off the tee a thing of the past. "The...

  • Mizuno JPX wedge range created for set consistency

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 September 2011

    Mizuno have unveiled a new JPX wedge range to complement their existing range of JPX-800 irons. The company say consistency of set progression from irons is an important aspect of getting the right club set up and that's why they've launched the JPX line to sit alongside existing wedge ranges the MP T-11 and the MP R-12. The JPX wedges feature a...

  • Mizuno's R-series wedges return with the R-12

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 September 2011

    Mizuno have anounced the return of their R-series wedge line-up with the launch of the new the MP R12. It has been designed to offer greater versatility and to appeal to more golfers than the current MP T-11 wedge because it features a larger head profile and a more rounded head as opposed to the tear drop shape of the T-11.

  • Mizuno hits the heights with new JPX Fli-Hi

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 27 September 2011

    With the old-style driving iron a thing of the past Mizuno have come up with a new long-iron replacement for off the tee in the form of the JPX Fli-Hi. It has been designed specifically as what Mizuno call a DLR (direct-long-iron replacement) but unlike traditional driving irons this is effective for use off the fairway as well as the tee...

  • In the bag: Bill Haas' winning FedEx clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 26 September 2011

    The equipment Bill Haas used to win the PGA Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup would cost you less than £2,000 to buy in your local pro shop - but it has just won him £7.4m. The 29-year-old Titleist player beat fellow American Hunter Mahan in a playoff at East Lakes GC in Atlanta to win the Tour Championship and thanks to other players...

  • Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 22 September 2011

    As good as Mizuno irons are, they know that in the modern game even the best players in the world look to replace their long irons with hybrids - and that's why they've introdiced the JPX-800 Fli-Hi. Billed as a DLR (direct long-iron replacement) the JPX-800 Fli-Hi is built to be as forgiving as possible and make it easier to launch...

  • Ping launch new redesigned Hoofer stand bag

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 21 September 2011

    Ping have updated the design of their ever popular Hoofer stand bag - making it lighter and sturdier than before. The new design sees a return to a thicker 1600 D nylon material which aids sturdiness and gives the bag a more durable feeling while a lighter stand mechanism has saved weight elsewhere, meaning it weighs in at just 5lbs. The stand mechanism...

  • Champ Golf launch new brush to bring cleats back to their best

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 21 September 2011

    With more inclement weather on the horizon, Champ Golf has launched their new Prosoft 2 brush that has been designed to keep both your spikes, and clubs, in tip-top condition. Playing golf in the glorious sunny months can be tricky enough, but doing so in the winter can throw up more challenges, such as loss of traction due to wet underfoot...

  • Mizuno JPX-800 HD irons: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    Last year, Mizuno claimed their JPX-800 irons were the most forgiving they had ever made and in our tests this proved true but one significant piece of feedback was that they still featured a relatively compact head, which maybe didn't inspire enough confidence in higher handicappers. Therefore Mizuno have decided to go all out this year with the JPX-800 HD iron to produce...

  • Mizuno MP-59 irons: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    Two years ago the launch of the MP-58 iron was a significant one for Mizuno because it represented the first MP iron with a multi-material design in the form of a Titanium insert in the rear of the head. Now, the new MP-59 iron has carried on that mantle and Mizuno have sought to evolve the design to further enhance performance without...

  • Rose sporting new spikeless adidas shoes at Cog Hill

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 19 September 2011

    While Justin Rose was chipping in for birdies on his way to winning the BMW Championship at Cog Hill, golf fashionistas might have been noticing the new footwear he was sporting. The new shoes are the adiSTREET from adidas and feature spikeless traction technology so they can be worn on the course, in the bar or on the street. Rose trusted the...

  • Steely-eyed TaylorMade staffer Rose holds nerve to win in Chicago

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

    TaylorMade Tour star Justin Rose kept his composure to win the biggest title of his career to date, with victory at the BMW Championship in Chicago. Australian John Senden looked like he might have enough to edge past Rose, reducing a five-shot gap to just one before the Englishman chipped in on the 17th at Cog Hill to go two clear again.  Rose's touch on the 17th...

  • Wilson FYbrid RS range launched to fill the gaps

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 18 September 2011

    After the ascent of hybrids Wilson Staff were one of the first manufacturers in the game to set about making the transition from fairway woods to hybrids more seamless and the new FYbrid RS is their latest offering. The FYbrid range has always been about the process of blending fairway woods and hybrids into a seamless line-up by offering progressive head...

  • Cobra Long Tom driver introduced for more distance

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 16 September 2011

    Cobra have gone to extreme lengths in the quest for more distance with their new Long Tom driver - by introducing a 4ft long shaft. The new driver, named after a cannon used in WWII and the Korean War, is designed to give the ultimate distance off the tee with the shaft a whopping tow inches longer than most other drivers...

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