March

  • Powakaddy Sport electric trolley unveiled

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 31 March 2011

    Powakaddy have launched their new PK Sport electric trolley as their flagship model for 2011. The new Sport features a new handle design and a speed control roller, a feature which proved extremely popular on previous Powakaddy trolleys. It has been introduced to replace the Powakaddy Freeway II trolley and features the same slimline and sporty frame as well as the easy...

  • Paul Lawrie in the bag: Andalucian Open

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 29 March 2011

    Wilson Staff player Paul Lawrie won his first title in nine years at the Andalucian Open - just a year after coming back to the brand with which he won the Open Championship in 1999. The win was the Aberdonian's sixth on the European Tour and sparked a fantastic weekend for Scottish golf with Glaswegian Martin Laird winning the Bay Hill...

  • Garmin Approach – The new leader in the club house

    Written by TG Staff writer on Monday, 28 March 2011

    Range finders and GPS are becoming ever more common place on the golf course as golfers are recognizing the need for accurate yardage to improve their course management, get closer to the pin and eradicate doubt from their game. A lot of the game is in your head so if you can feel confident about the shot you’ll commit to it...

  • Martin Laird in the bag: Bay Hill Invitational

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

    Martin Laird enjoyed the best moment of his career to date after clinching the Bay Hill Invitational by a single shot. The TaylorMade man secured his second win on the PGA Tour after taking a three-shot lead into the final round and survived a few scares to secure victory with a par on the last. He became the first Scot to win...

  • TaylorMade TP Forged irons: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Many golf gear enthusiasts are very excited about TaylorMade's new TPMB, TPMC and TPCB irons - because it represents a return to forged irons for the company. TaylorMade enlisted the help of staff player and legendary ball striker Nick Faldo in designing a series of irons for the better player and game improver. And they've come up with three different head profiles...

  • TaylorMade R11 driver: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Some people have accused TaylorMade of indulging in something of a PR stunt after releasing a white driver - but they insist the new R11 driver is anything but. TaylorMade engineers insist there is a real and tangible benefit to using a driver with a white crown and a black face and TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead managed to track...

  • Never Compromise unveil new Gambler Series putters

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Never Compromise have unveiled their new Gambler Series putters for 2011. The new premium putters are forged from 303 stainless steel and during the forging the metal is compressed and shaped to refine the grain structure to improve the physical properties of the material and, ultimately, the feel of the putter. The result is a very soft metal for great feel on...

  • Nike VR Pro hybrid: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Nike know there are some golfers out there who turn their nose up at modern-day hybrids because they look too much like a fairway wood than an iron - and that's why they've developed the VR Pro hybrid. Nike's engineers have designed the VR Pro hybrid with a straighter leading edge to make the transition from long iron to hybrid easier...

  • Ian Poulter testing prototype Cobra putter

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    Cobra staff player Ian Poulter has added fuel to rumours the company are preparing to bring out a new line of putters by revealing he has been testing a Cobra prototype model. The Englishman posted pictures of the prototype model on his popular Twitter page (@IanJamesPoulter) and even a video showing himself practicing with it. Most golf gear enthusiasts have been expecting...

  • Foresight Sports brings GC2 launch monitor to the UK

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    A new launch monitor is set to bring golf club custom fitting to more golfers in the UK after being released on these shores for the first time. Foresight Sports have brought the GC2 ball flight monitor to the UK after a hugely successful launch in the United States where it is said to have revolutionised club fitting and teaching because...

  • Raphael Jacquelin in the bag: Sicilian Open

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 21 March 2011

    Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin has claimed his first Tour victory in four years at the Sicilian Open and also racked up the third win in four weeks for the TaylorMade R11 driver. Jacquelin parred the last hole as Englishman Anthony Wall fell just short with a double bogey at the 17th in the inaugural Sicilian Open. The TaylorMade staff player became the third...

  • Wilson sign up Danish record breaker Andreas Hartø

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 21 March 2011

    Wilson Staff have signed up Andreas Hartø, the talented young Dane who set a new record for the fastet two wins on the Challenge Tour last year. The 22-year-old only became a professional golfer after winning the ECCO Tour Championship held in Winsen, Germany in August last year and followed that win up with a stunning victory at the Roma Golf...

  • TaylorMade R11 driver: video interview

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

    It's been the most hyped big dog of recent years but the TaylorMade R11 driver isn't just about a white paint job. It features new levels of adjustability not previously available in TaylorMade drivers. To find out more about it TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead collared one of the top R&D guys at the TaylorMade area at the PGA Merchandise Show...

  • TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0: video interview

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

    By now you'll have heard all the hype about the new TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0 driver and the fact that it's got a white head. Well, there's a lot more to the club than just a simple paint job and to find out what TG's senior equipment editor Jonathan Greathead caught up with one of TaylorMade's main men at he PGA...

  • John Letters unveils new Masters Model iron

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

    John Letters have released their latest irons in the form of the Masters Model - a modern recreation of the set Fred Daly used to win the 1947 Open Championship. The John Letters brand is undergoing something of a resurgence back to the upper echelons of the game after a few years in the wilderness and the Masters Model irons are...

  • Nike Method Core putter launched

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

    Nike have launched their new premium putter range for 2011 in the form of the stylish Method Core series. Building on the success of the Tour-proven Method putters, the new Core range combines a soft polymer and milled steel grooves to generate faster and more consistent roll at impact. The original Method putter featured polymetal grooves that were designed to put topspin...

  • Mizuno JPX-800 driver: tech video

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

    We've already brought you details of Mizuno's new JPX-800 driver, designed for the game improver and we'll also be extensively testing it as part of our comprehensive 2011 drivers test next month. However, it is often interesting to get the manufacturer's perspective of the new club, particularly when they are open and honest about what they were hoping to achieve. We've come...

  • Big name brands sign up for the National Golf Show

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

    A host of big name brands will be showcasing their new equipment for 2011 at the National Golf Show in Birmingham next month and offering golfers the chance to hit the new clubs and be custom fitted on the massive indoor driving range. Nike, TaylorMade, Mizuno, Wilson, Yonex, Titleist, Cobra and Benross will be among the brands showcasing their newest clubs...

  • Odyssey unveil £100k diamond-encrusted putter

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    Odyssey Golf have unveiled a stunning one-off 2-Ball putter encrusted with rubies and diamonds to be sold in world-renowned department store Harrods. The putter comes complete with an 18-carat white gold head, 240 rubies and 378 diamonds - as well as a price tag of £100k. Callaway staff player Nick Dougherty attended the launch and said: “I can recall when the first...

  • New golf shoe drying device from Pingi

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    Pingi have launched a brand new device that could see wet, sweaty and smelly golf shoes become a thing of the past. Using Pingi’s silicon gel technology found in it’s domestic dehumidifier products, the Shoe Dry is designed to dry your shoes from the inside out without the use of heat. Golfers simply insert the Shoe Dry into the shoes after a round and leave...

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