February

  • Luke Donald in the bag: World Golf Matchplay

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

    Luke Donald cemented his position as arguably the best short-game player in the world with a terrific display at the Accenture World Matchplay in Arizona, beating Martin Kaymer in the final. The Mizuno man ended the German's hopes on the 16th with a 3&2 victory, meaning none of Donald's matches over the week reached the 18th and he was never behind...

  • Motocaddy launches new lightweight cart bag

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

    Motocaddy has added to their range of bags and accessories by introducing the new lightweight Club Series cart bag. The new offering is actually a lighter-weight version of the brand's Pro-Series bag that was voted the best cart bag by TG Readers in our annual Awards feature. It tips the scales at just 3.1kg and features an exclusive anti-twist base design that keeps...

  • Yonex EZONE wedge: Video Review

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

    Yonex's Cyberstar wedge has been around for a while now so we are delighted to see a new offering in the form of the EZONE wedge. The new scoring clubs look absolutely sensational and have been designed to make getting up and down considerably easier. Forged in Japan, the new EZONE wedge offers super soft feel and a Tour-grind sole that makes...

  • Yonex EZONE driver: Video Review

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

    Yonex are set to launch their new EZONE driver, that has been designed with extensive input from teen-sensation Ryo Ishikawa. The Japanese starlet, who fired a 12-under-par round of 58 at The Crowns event last year, has worked with engineers on the product that he hopes will give him additional yardage off the tee as he looks to progress his career...

  • Adidas introduces new adiPURE Z shoe

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    Adidas Golf have launched their new shoe for this season, with the adiPURE Z combining traditional looks with outstanding performance. The shoes are made from premium hand-finished leather and provide fantastic levels of comfort as well as the sort of durability you'd expect from a top-quality product. In terms of technology, the new adiPURE Z feature adidas's THiNTech low-profile technology that brings...

  • Yonex EZONE Iron: Video Review

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    Yonex have always produced top quality gear and their latest forged irons are no exception. The new EZONE Forged Type PB irons have been designed for the slightly better player who wants all the usual feel from a forged iron combined with forgiveness that a cavity back offers. Senior Equipment Editor Jon Greathead flew to Orlando in January to take a look...

  • PING cart bags get a Tour makeover

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    PING are well-known for making stunning drivers, woods, irons and putters but they also make sensational bags, with the new DLX offering ticking all the boxes. It features all the "bells and whistles" that you'd expect from a top-end cartbag, but with the added quality that Tour players enjoy. The bag may be loaded with pockets and features, but it weights in...

  • Stewart Golf launch new Z1 push trolley

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Stewart Golf has expanded its empire with the launch of the new Z1 Push trolley, their first non-powered machine. The Z1 has been designed with simplicity in mind and this, combined with brilliant engineering, makes it one of the most impressive trolleys in this category. It can be set up in seconds and, with a weight of just 6kg, it's easy to...

  • ECCO launch new Biom shoe

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 21 February 2011

    After another highly-successful year in 2010, ECCO have unveiled their new BIOM shoe for the new campaign. The BIOM, which will be worn by US Open champion Graeme McDowell, is a ground-breaking product that follows the foot's natural system for absorbing impact. This means the golfer is more stable at impact which ensures better balance during all phases of the swing. The shoe...

  • FootJoy dominate the UK golf shoe sales market

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 20 February 2011

    FootJoy have once again recorded strong sales figures in the UK golf shoe market, outselling its nearest competitor by almost four times. The brand accounted for 56.3 per cent of all golf shoes sold in the UK in 2010 according to the most recent Golf Datatech UK retail audit. The audit also revealed that the top four selling golf shoe models in the...

  • Mizuno JPX-800 hybrid: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 19 February 2011

    Mizuno's new JPX-800 hybrid has a lot to live up to. Not only does it go head to head with a plethora of new hybrids on the market but it is Mizuno's follow up to the terrific MX-700 hybrid. At Today's Golfer we were big fans of the MX-700 so we would need some convincing that the JPX-800 could be better. We'll...

  • Mizuno JPX-800 fairway wood: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 18 February 2011

    Mizuno launched their new JPX-800 range of woods at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando recently hoping to capitalise on the success of its predecessor - the MX-700. Anyone who reads Today's Golfer will know that we were massive fans of the MX-700 range so it was with some excitement TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead travelled to Orlando to find...

  • Nike 20XI golf ball: video feature

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

    Nike's new 20XI ball has been causing a bit of a storm among golf gear geeks because Nike say it will change the way golf balls are manufactured from now on. The story in both the new 20XI-s and 20XI-x balls is the core. It has been formulated from a brand new resin rather than rubber, which makes the centre extremely...

  • Nike launch new 20XI balls

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

    Nike Golf has unveiled a new premium 20XI ball franchise that features a revolutionary new resin core. Golf balls have been manufactured with a conventional rubber core in the past, but Nike's new resin material in the 20XI range is faster and lighter which means the ball can produce more distance and the golfer can retain more control. "I have never been more excited about...

  • RAZR Hawk unveiled by Callaway

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 15 February 2011

    Callaway has unveiled their new RAZR Hawk driver and after two wins in as many weeks it's a hot-start to life on Tour for the new wood. Thomas Bjorn used the new driver when he won in Qatar, and then another Callaway staffer Alvaro Qurios held his nerve to win the Dubai Desert Classic at the weekend. The new RAZR Hawk driver...

  • Quiros RAZR sharp in the desert

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 14 February 2011

    Alvaro Quiros recently switched to Callaway's new RAZR Hawk driver and his results have been sensational, culminating in a win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The powerful Spaniard held his nerve to close out the win with a one-shot victory over Dane Anders Hansen and South African James Kingston as he carded a final round 68 to record a four-round...

  • Mizuno JPX-800 driver: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 12 February 2011

    The new Mizuno JPX-800 is Mizuno's attempt to improve on their superb MX-700 offering and that is no mean task. The MX-700 was a massive favourite with us at TG so to find out how they plan on improving on this with the JPX-800 senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead travelled to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando to speak with Mizuno's...

  • Wilson Staff FG Tour wedge video: first impressions

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 February 2011

    Wilson Staff FG Tour irons have already been a big hit on Tour in the hands of Padraig Harrington and Ricky Barnes - but they are designed for amateur players to use as well. The wedges will feature in our comprehensive 2011 wedges test later this year but to get some first impressions on them TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead...

  • Wilson DXi driver: first impressions

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 February 2011

    Wilson Staff have recently launched the new Wilson DXi driver, which they say is their most technologically-advanced driver to date. To get some initial first impressions of the driver TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead was joined at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando by Golf World editor Chris Jones. Watch the video below for some very brief first thoughts on the...

  • Direct Golf open new store in Farnborough

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

    Direct Golf UK have announced the opening of an impressive new store in Farnborough, which boasts a state-of-the-art Global Play golf simulator. The new simulator allows golfers to trial all of the latest equipment in store before buying, as well as benefit from Direct Golf's brilliant custom-fitting service. The store, which officially opened last weekend, boasts an indoor putting green, specialist clothing...

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