May

  • Ecco Biom shoes: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    When it comes to golf equipment we spend much more time thinking about getting the right clubs than we do the right footwear. But at Ecco, all their time and energy goes into golf shoes and their latest creation is the Ecco Biom shoe, which has been designed for comfort and stability on the course. There’s an incredible amount of technology that...

  • Golfers to get Tour staff treatment with Vokey wedges

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

    Titleist Tour stars such as Rory McIlroy and Matteo Manassero benefit from fully-customised Vokey wedges, and now golfers up and down the land can get the same treatment after the introduction of Vokey Wedgeworks Exclusives. This full customisation programme offers golfers exclusive wedge designs, special grinds and custom finishes with a full personalisation service. Golfes can now get either the Tour Van...

  • Nike’s X3X high frequency grooves: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    When the new rule limiting the volume of grooves on golf clubs was announced a few years ago it sparked widespread head scratching from golf R&D teams across the world as they tried to figure out a way to compensate for the lack of spin. The rule effectively meant that grooves were less able to efficiently channel dirt, water and debris...

  • Mizuno MP53 irons: video feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 May 2011

    Mizuno have long been known for making terrific better-player irons with great feel but with the new MP53 irons they have tried to include an element of forgiveness as well. They were determined to keep the better-player looks and profile that Mizuno fans have become accustomed to while still making them the most playable and forgiving MP irons in their history. In...

  • McGinley extends deal with TaylorMade-adidas

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

    Irishman Paul McGinley has extended his deal with TaylorMade-adidas, and will now be wearing Ashworth apparel too. McGinley has competed three times in the Ryder Cup, including 2002 when he holed the winning putt at The Belfry. The current European Ryder Cup vice-captain said: “I have always thought that TaylorMade are innovators in the golf industry and the number one company in golf and...

  • Wilson Staff legend Harrington to open Sarazen bunker

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 11 May 2011

    Two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington will unveil a new bunker on Prince’s Himalayas course on June 1, in memory of the great Gene Sarazen who won the Claret Jug at the Kent venue in 1932. Sarazen famously used a self-invented sand wedge on his way to victory at that tournament, and that original hickory-shafted club will be held by Irishman Harrington...

  • Lucas Glover in the bag: Wells Fargo Championship

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 9 May 2011

    Since winning the US Open in 2009 Lucas Glover was conspicuous by his absence in the winners circle until his win in the Wells Fargo Championship at the weekend. The bearded American triumphed over Jonathan Byrd in a playoff at Quail Hollow to mark his first victory since that surprise US Open win at Bethpage Black. And here are the clubs he did...

  • Ping S56 irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 7 May 2011

    Ping are the first name on many mid-high handicap amateur golfer’s lips when it comes to buying new equipment – but they make some great gear for elite players as well. The Ping S56 irons are perfect examples of this and are designed to be used by their elite Tour pros and single figure amateurs alike. South African Louis Oosthuizen is a...

  • Nike VR Pro wedge: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 6 May 2011

    A few years ago golfers may have thought twice before picking up a Nike golf club but now they are among the best you can buy – and the Nike VR Pro wedge is no different. Forged from 1020 carbon steel and featuring Nike’s new X3X groove pattern, the wedges were used by Charl Schwartzel to win the 2011 Masters and...

  • TaylorMade TPMC irons: gear video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 6 May 2011

    Last week we brought you videos featuring TaylorMade’s new TPMB and TPCB irons aimed at the elite player and game improver respectively. But TaylorMade have also catered for the middle man, someone looking for more of a Tour profile head but with a bit of forgiveness built in. The result is the TPMC irons – Tour Preferred Muscle Cavity. It features the...

  • Get the Tour pro fitting experience with Cleveland Golf

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 6 May 2011

    Cleveland Golf is offering amateur golfers up and down the land the chance to have their clubs custom-fitted and built on the same day, just like the world’s best Tour professionals. This new service, which will take the regular demo day to a new level, will allow club golfers to have their new clubs fitted exactly to their specifications with an...

  • Stability boost from Under Armour

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 6 May 2011

    Performance-apparel specialists Under Armour have launched a new compression top, designed specifically to help reduce back ache, one of golf’s most common ailments. The Stability compression top uses strategic stabilisers that are built into the fabric of the shirt to support the lower back, and these panels also help to promote better posture through all stages of the swing. Under Armour’s head...

  • Motocaddy supporting Grow Golf initiative

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 4 May 2011

    Powered trolley giant Motocaddy has joined other major manufacturers by backing the British Golf Industry Association’s new Grow Golf campaign. The scheme has been designed to get a wider range of people into golf in the UK, regardless of age, geographic location or social background. Motocaddy join the likes of Callaway, PING, TaylorMade and Acushnet in supporting the initiative by paying an...

  • Save that scorecard from the rain with Heather and Links scorecard holder

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Trying to fill in a soggy scorecard after an unexpected shower of rain isn’t much fun, but now golfers can change that with a new luxury scorecard holder from Heather and Links. The range consists of products made from Italian calf leather, traditional bridle and an even softer buffalo calf, complete with linings from coloured lizard and snakeskin, as well as...

  • PING enjoy double weekend success

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    PING staffers Bubba Watson and Lee Westwood continued to show just what their gear (and enormous talent) can do as they recorded victories on opposite sides of the world. Westwood made it two wins in as many weeks after shooting a brilliant final round 67 at the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea, following victory in the previous Indonesian Open. The recently-crowned world number...