2011

  • Mizuno MP-69 irons: video feature

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

    It's safe to say that Mizuno are best known for their stunning bladed irons and therefore the new MP-69 irons were hotly anticipated this year. They have been designed with more "helpful" trajectories in the longer irons but these are still very much for the skilled player who places feel and workability above all else. You can get the lowdown on the...

  • Go Kart Automatic trolley: No Knobs video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 15 September 2011

    This marketing video below from Go Kart promoting their new automatic electric trolley made us giggle. The trolley brand have just released a new trolley which features an automatic handle meaning the trolley will move at the same speed you do on the course - and therefore there is no need for knobs or buttons on the handle. European Tour player Benn Barham...

  • Callaway Razr XF irons launched: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 15 September 2011

    Callaway's brand new Razr XF irons have been launched to give higher handicappers access to a forged iron without compromising on the forgiveness or playability they need from the club. They feature a forged 1025 carbon steel body and frame combined with a stronger 455 Carpenter steel face for the combination of feel, forgiveness and power and Callaway are confident this will...

  • Callaway RAZR XF iron launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    Callaway have just announced the launch of their new Razr XF iron - their first forged iron aimed at higher handicappers. The company say that for years game improvers have had to compromise feel in their quest for more forgiveness in the irons but they believe that by forging the body and frame from 1025 carbon steel and attaching a steel...

  • A great set of irons for less than £200 from MD Golf

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    MD golf has always produced excellent equipment at cost-effective prices, and the new Superstrong ST2 irons are no exception. In fact, the new set of irons will retail at less than £200 in a steel shaft, making them a superb option for those wanting forgiving clubs at a highly-competitive price. In terms of technology, they have been designed with the game-improver in mind...

  • MD Golf unveils new Superstrong ST2 woods

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    MD Golf's Superstrong franchise has been around for several years now, with each update improving on the previous offering and the latest ST2 incarnation promises to do it yet again. The new driver will certainly appeal to the traditionalist who likes a classic headshape that also looks forgiving at address. The PVD finish makes the club aesthetically-superb, but enhancements in technology mean the centre of gravity is lower which offers...

  • TG's demo day at the Belfry: video feature

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

    Every month we hold our comprehensive equipment tests at the PGA National Fitting Academy at The Belfry because the facilities and level of expertise at hand is second to none. So where better to hold a Today's Golfer demo day with eight of the world's leading manufacturers for readers to come along and see the new state-of-the-art equipment from the likes...

  • Video review: MD Golf NV Drew wedge

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

    When we pit clubs against each other in our regular tests we ask for honest feedback regardless of brand or how much a club costs and one thing that keeps coming back is that MD Golf's offerings perform very well against more expensive counterparts. The NV Drew wedge is the latest example of that, grabbing a bronze award and a rating of...

  • Video review: Nike VR Pro wedge

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

    With Nike's product performing so well in the hands of their Tour players at the moment, it is no surprise to see the Nike VR Pro wedge installed as a favourite of our test team. In our recent wedge test the Nike VR Pro was awarded four stars and only narrowly missed out on an award. The wedge is used by a...

  • Clubstohire.com opens two new Spanish outlets

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

    Clubstohire.com has opened two new outlets in Alicante and Murcia airports bringing the total number to seven across the continent. The business is a new off-course venture for former Ryder Cup star and current Vivendi Seve Trophy captain Paul McGinley and offers golf travellers access to top-quality hire clubs without the hassle or expense of lugging their own clubs to the...

  • Webb Simpson Deutsche Bank Championship: In the bag

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

    Titleist player Webb Simpson struck another blow for up-and-coming American players with his second PGA Tour victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship, marking the 119th worldwide Tour victory for a Titleist ball in 2011. The 26-year-old won his second title in his last three starts by beating fellow Titleist ball player Chez Reavie in a playoff. The win took him top of the FedEx...

  • Back-to-back Bjorn powered by Callaway

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 5 September 2011

    Thomas Bjorn made it back-to-back wins on the European Tour after he followed up his Johnnie Walker Championship success with victory at the Omega European Masters. The Dane shot a final-round 62 for a four-shot victory in Switzerland and was using a wide range of Callaway equipment. One of the key contributing factors to Bjorn's success was his driving accuracy - using his RAZR Hawk driver,...

  • Better players well-catered for with new 712 AP2 irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 5 September 2011

    Titleist's AP2 irons have been widely-used on both the European and PGA Tour by some of the best golfers in the world, and now Titleist have improved on them with the launch of the new 712 AP2 irons. The irons have been designed to be more playable than before, with the MOI being increased by 7% but with no loss of...

  • New 712 AP1 irons launched by Titleist

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 5 September 2011

    Titleist have launched the follow up to their hugely-successful AP1 game-improver clubs in the form of the new 712 AP1 irons. The new irons offer increased forgiveness and higher ball speeds on off-centre strikes, while those who struggle with their long irons will be pleased to hear that the MOI in these clubs has been increased by 4%. The short irons have a more...

  • Video Review: TaylorMade Raylor Ghost Corza

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 1 September 2011

    TaylorMade continue to push back the technology boundaries, and their white-headed putters have gone down well on Tour and with the many weekend hackers who are looking for an edge in their weekly fourball. The Corza model is a sizeable mallet offering that has been designed to make alignment considerably easier. During the development process, TaylorMade engineers discovered that 65% of golfers...

  • Video Review: Odyssey White Ice 2-ball V-Line putter

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 1 September 2011

    Odyssey's 2-ball putter shot to prominence back in 2001, when Scotsman Paul Lawrie won the Dunhill Links in his homeland, after canning a monster with it on the 72nd hole to take the title - the first Tour victory for the iconic 2-ball. Since then, the product has won more than $80m on the PGA Tour, with more than 3.7m units...

  • Video review: Nike Method 005 putter

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 1 September 2011

    Nike's range of equipment hardware is getting better and better, but perhaps the most impressive area of their gear is the putter division. The Method series, which launched back in 2009, has been a big hit on Tour and already accounted for two Major wins in the hands of Stewart Cink (Open Championship 2009) and Lucas Glover (US Open 2009). There are five...

  • New game-improver irons from Mizuno unveiled

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 1 September 2011

    Mizuno are masters in the forged irons market but the new JPX-800 HD irons, which have been designed to suit the needs of game-improvers, offer a touch of class for those of us looking for a more forgiving iron. As we've hinted, the JPX-800 HD irons are cast rather than forged, but they are packed full of technology and innovation. From 4-7 iron, the...

  • New MP-59 irons from Mizuno

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 1 September 2011

    Mizuno's new MP-69 blades are certainly designed for the accomplished golfer, but if you're a steady ball striker who wants a traditional-looking iron with some forgiveness, the new Mizuno MP-59 irons might be just for you. The 59s feature many of the same features of their harder-to-hit sister product, but a titanium insert allows for more discretionary weight to increase the...

  • Mizuno launches new MP-69 irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 1 September 2011

    Mizuno are widely-regarded as one of the best when it comes to irons, and their new MP-69 blades will certainly appeal to the better player. Following on from the highly-successful MP-68 irons, the new blades have been designed to offer workability and high levels of feel to the more accomplished golfer. Mizuno engineers designed a 4D Muscle innovation that means golfers can...

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