May

  • Donald trusts Mizuno on his way to victory at Wentworth

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 31 May 2011

    Luke Donald continued his fine season with victory at the PGA Championship at Wentworth, and used Mizuno’s MP62 irons on his way to the win. The Englishman saw off the challenge of fellow-countryman Lee Westwood in a play-off, with Chicago-based Donald winning on the first additional hole. As well as the Mizuno irons, Donald also used the Japanese brand’s new MP-T11 wedges and...

  • Callaway Diablo Octane Black: 2011 drivers test video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 May 2011

    This year has been a big one for Callaway in terms of their new drivers but while the Razr Hawk may have grabbed all the headlines on Tour, the Callaway Diablo Octane Black is also winning many admirers. Among those admirers is our four-strong test team in our 2011 drivers test where the Diablo Octane Black was voted among the best...

  • Snake Eyes 685T: 2011 drivers test video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 May 2011

    They may not be the first brand name that immediately springs to mind when you are in the market for some new golf clubs but Snake Eyes make some excellent equipment, including the new Snake Eyes 685T driver. Our testing panel rated this in the top 10 of drivers on the market today and gave it an overall score of 4...

  • Softspikes launch new Black Widow accessory range

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 May 2011

    Softspikes have launched a whole new range of Black Widow accessories to complement their renowned golf shoe cleats. The range, which features branded umbrellas, ball retrievers, poker chip ball markers and towels. Featuring three high-performance and eye-catching designs, the Black Widow umbrellas include a 68” double-canopy wind-resistant version, a traditional 62” Single canopy featuring a Black Widow Fusion handle and a more...

  • Mizuno MP630: 2011 drivers test review video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    When you think of Mizuno there’s no doubt you instantly think about great irons but in our 2011 drivers test our panel of golfers agreed that the Mizuno MP630 driver is a real beast of a club. Aimed specifically at the better player, our team were impressed by the workability and the neat and compact head shape of the MP630. However, they...

  • The Extra 20 Yards generation two is launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    The Extra 20 Yards have launched a new version of their revolutionary golf fitness and training aid after a successful launch of the first product. The device, which promises to add 20 yards to your drives by building up the powerful muscles around your core, sold out within just nine months of going to market and the developers have now launched a...

  • Stephen Gallacher’s home practice range

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    European Tour star Stephen Gallacher has fulfilled every golfer’s dream by turning his home into his very own practice range. The Scot has installed a Rotanet practice net from Huxley Golf in his house and also turned his garden into a putting green by laying down an all-weather Huxley putting green. Gallacher said: “It took less than two minutes to get the...

  • Behind the scenes at the 2011 wedges test

    Written by TG Web Producer, Harriet Linton on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Here at Today’s Golfer we pride ourselves on our extensive testing process, and this month we’ve taken a few behind the scenes pictures to give you an insight into how we go about it. Generally, one of the TG Equipment team heads up to The Belfry to meet up with one of their excellent PGA Professionals, while two keen-as-mustard amateurs also...

  • White Hot Poulter reigns in Spain

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 May 2011

    Ian Poulter claimed the 14th title of his career with victory at the World Match Play, and used the stunning white-headed ZL driver in the process. The driver has now been released on sale to the general public, and with Poulter excelling with it expect even more interest in the product. Poulter saw off the challenge of fellow-Englishman Luke Donald at the stunning Finca Cortesin...

  • Toms returns to the podium with Cleveland

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 May 2011

    David Toms returned to winning ways at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, and had a good array of Cleveland equipment in the bag. The American last tasted victory over five years ago, but he recovered from a hideous third-round to see off the challenge of Charlie Wi on Sunday. One of the highlights of Toms’ final round was a stunning holed wedge shot...

  • Nike VR Pro: drivers test 2011 video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 22 May 2011

    It has already bagged its first Major title in the hands of Charl Schwartzel at the Masters but how would the Nike VR Pro driver fare in the hands of TG’s test team? We assembled a four-strong team of varying abilities to test the best drivers on the market in our comprehensive 2011 drivers test. Our panel were big fans of the...

  • Adams Speedline F11: drivers test 2011 video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Sunday, 22 May 2011

    The Adams Speedline driver family has been a top choice of many long driver competitors in recent years and the new Speedline F11 driver has been designed to carry on the distance baton. It has been designed with a super streamline shape to move through the air quicker and ultimately mean faster ball speeds and more distance. But how would it fare against...

  • Cobra ZL: drivers test 2011 video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment editor on Sunday, 22 May 2011

    There’s no doubt Cobra’s ZL driver has been performing sensationally well in the hands of Cobra staff player Ian Poulter – but how would it rank when compared with 30 of the best drivers on the market today? The Cobra ZL driver went head-to-head with the best drivers money can buy in the comprehensive Today’s Golfer drivers test for 2011. Our panel...

  • Titleist and Footjoy sale agreed

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 20 May 2011

    A deal has been agreed which will see renowned golf brands Titleist and Footjoy come under new ownership. Fortune Brands Inc, which owns the Acushnet Golf Company comprising Titleist and Footjoy, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Acushnet to a group led by Fila Korea, Ltd., the owner of the Fila brand globally, and Mirae Asset...

  • GolfBuddy launches new World model

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 May 2011

    GolfBuddy have launched their new World GPS system, which will sit aside the current World Platinum model. The World is slightly smaller than the Platinum model, but retains lots of the same features including a 40,000 course memory, TFT touch screen, TouchPoint instant distance measurement as well as a Touch ‘n’ Move flag option. Where the models differ is that the new...

  • Hi-Tec set to launch new affordable golf shoe

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    This autumn will see HI-TEC introduce their new V-Lite Splash golf shoe, which will be easy on the bank balance but tough on water. The new product has been labelled “the lightest, cleated waterproof golf shoe in the world” due to its innovative design. And at £35.00, it looks like a really good value-for-money product. The shoe has been produced from a one-piece, injection-moulded...

  • Cobra-Puma snap up Pace

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    The current Ladies’ European Tour Order of Merit winner Lee-Anne Pace has put pen to paper with Cobra-Puma golf. The South African will play Cobra equipment and wear PUMA apparel and shoes as she bids for another successful season. “We are excited to announce Lee-Anne to our growing roster of professional golfers,” said Bob Philion, President of Cobra-PUMA Golf. “Lee-Anne is a driven...

  • PowaKaddy to continue support of England squad

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 16 May 2011

    PowaKaddy has confirmed it will continue to supply the England squad with new PK Sport electric trolleys, which have been recently launched to the consumer. The squad was presented with their all-white England trolleys, emblazoned with the EGU English rose logo at the Lytham Trophy that was eventually won by national player Tom Senior, who conquered the tricky conditions. The new PK...

  • Clarke secures win with TaylorMade R11 driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 16 May 2011

    Darren Clarke took advantage of a final-round collapse from Englishman Chris Wood at the Iberdrola Open to claim his first Tour title since 2008. TaylorMade staffer Clarke, last year’s Ryder Cup vice-captain, fired a one-under-par 69 in Mallorca on Sunday to win by three shots from Wood, who could only manage a 76. The Northern Irishman was using TaylorMade’s much-talked-about new R11...

  • FootJoy extends partnership with National Teams

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    FootJoy have announced that they will continue to supply apparel and shoes for English Golf Union’s national squads. The number one shoe and glove brand will kit the players out in FJ ICON MyJoys shoes, as well as premium FJ Performance Light Rain Jacket and Light Rain trousers. “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the English Golf Union and lend...

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