2012

  • Video Review: Mizuno MP-64 Irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 31 December 2012

    In the Mizuno MP-64 irons, the Japanese manufacturers have stepped away from packing as much forgiveness into the head as possible and have zoned in on feel and feedback. That’s not to say they’ve shut the door on forgiveness – there is still a shallow cavity in the head to offer some perimeter weighting.   However, the real secret comes...

  • Video Review: Mizuno MP A Series Putters

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 31 December 2012

    Mizuno's foray into the world of putters with the MP series a few years ago was a great addition to that particular equipment category, not least because the wands offered sensational feel and great looks. Now the Japanese giants have launched a new line of MP flatsticks called the A-Series – and we suspect these beautiful-looking offerings might prove to be...

  • Video Review: Nike 20XI Golf Balls

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 31 December 2012

    In this video TG's Senior Equipment Editor Jonathan Greathead gives you his verdict on Nike's new 20XI golf balls. The 20XI is the first ball on tour to use the RZN core technology that delivers more distance off the tee and better control around the greens. The balls will cost between £40-45 and offers an alternative to serious golfers looking to try...

  • Video Review: Ecco Tour Hybrid Shoe

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG Equipment Editor Jonathan Greathead gives you his verdict on the new Ecco Tour Hybrid golf shoe. The new model fuses classical styling with modern spikeless soles. They boast a configuration of approximately 100 moulded traction bars and 800-plus traction angles. Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO said: “Each year, our innovations set the bar even...

  • Video Review: MD Golf Superstrong ST3 Range

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG's Senior Equipment Ediot Jonathan Greathead casts his eye over the new MD Golf ST3 range. MD Golf are renowned for their quality feel and cheap price, and the ST3 range are no different. They feature a stunning black head, a high MOI, low and deep centre of gravity and a high, powerful launch. The fairway wood and hybrids...

  • Video: 2012 Shot of the Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman debate the 2012 shot of the year. They had plenty to choose from, with two world class efforts at The Masters in April, Tiger Woods dramatic chip-in at Memorial and a number of high pressure efforts at the Ryder Cup. See which shot they chose in the video below:  ...

  • Video: 2012 Villian of the Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman look at their villians of the year. Some of the contenders include Donald Trump ofr his public spat with local residents, Peter Dawson for banning anchoring and allowing changes to the Old Course and Gene Wojciechowski, for wrote off Team Europe's chances in the Ryder Cup in dramatic fashion. Watch...

  • TaylorMade Unveil Their New R1 Driver

    Written by TG Editor, Chris Jones on Thursday, 20 December 2012

    This is the all-new TaylorMade driver for 2013 – the R1. More details will be revealed on the official launch day of January 3rd so be sure to check out the latest issue of Today's Golfer for the full story, out December 27 – or get the iPad version for just 69p from December 27th until January 4th.     Click to...

  • Callaway launches X Hot and X Hot Pro irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 18 December 2012

    Callaway have unveiled two new sets of irons for the 2013 season, with the X Hot and X Hot Pro offering golfers enhanced forgiveness, feel and more distance. The X Hot irons feature a deep undercuty cavity and Callaway's new Speed Frame technology which work together to give higher ball speeds off the face (even on mishits) and a lower, deeper centre...

  • Softspikes Revamp Golf Ball Retriever

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 December 2012

    PrideSports, maker of Softspikes cleats, have upgraded their Black Widow Ball Retriever, combining new packaging with the first-ever retriever that grabs, enabling golfers to recover balls from ditches, ponds and streams with more ease than ever. The Black Widow Ball Retriever features a unique 8-leg design that securely grabs golf balls and flexible legs that form a mold around the golf ball guaranteeing easy...

  • Charl Schwartzel In The Bag: Alfred Dunhill Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 December 2012

    Charl Schwartzel completed back-to-back wins with a 12-stroke victory on home soil at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The South African shot a closing three-under-par 69 to wrap-up victory at Leopard Creek. It is the 28-year-old's second week of complete dominance after last week's equally impressive 11-shot win at the Thailand Golf Championship. Schwartzel said: "It's nice to have continued my form from last...

  • Sergio Garcia In The Bag: Johor Open Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 December 2012

    Sergio Garcia shot a stunning closing 61 to claim the rain-shortened Johor Open in Malaysia. It was the 32-year-old's second win of 2012, after he claimed the Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour in August. The Spaniard took full advantage of the event being cut to 54 holes after severe storms and eventually finished three shots clear on 18-under-par. His final round...

  • Hotblade Unveil New Tempo Putters

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 14 December 2012

    Hotblade, the specialist handcrafted putter and wedge brand, has unveiled four new flagship putters. The new Tempo range have been individually handcrafted from the finest 303 stainless steel and feature Hotblade’s Secret seven technology, a circular pattern CNC engineered into the face that removes small particles of moisture and grit from the impact zone of the putter. The intertwining circles also...

  • Padraig Harrington Re-signs With Wilson Golf

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 12 December 2012

    Three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington has re-signed with Wilson Golf in a multi-year deal that will see him continue to play Wilson Staff clubs on both the PGA and European Tours from January 2013. The Irishman originally signed with Wilson Golf back in 1998 and went on to win three Majors in 13 months, including back-to-back Open Championships in 2007 and 2008.

  • Titleist introduces new 913 fairway woods and hybrids

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 11 December 2012

    Titleist have unveiled their new range of 913 fairway woods and hybrids for the 2013 season. The range consists of a 913F metal, as well as a 913F.d fairway option that will offer golfers a lower-spinning option, while the hybrids are also available in these two models. "The 913 line of fairway metals and hybrids represent another breakthrough in long game performance," says...

  • Puma Launch Earphones For Golfers

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 11 December 2012

    Earphones on the driving range at major tour events are common place nowadays, and now Puma have recognised this with the launch of their new earphone range. The Pro-Performance set, a sport bud style, has an adjustable ear hook to keep them in place during your work out, practice, warm-up or round of golf. An in-ear grip ensures a smooth, secure fit...

  • Nike Golf's Schwartzel cruises to stunning victory in Thailand

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 10 December 2012

    Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel shot four rounds in the 60s as he eased to an 11-stroke victory at the Thailand Open, his first win since claiming the Green Jacket at Augusta in 2011. The South African led from start to finish, eventually ending on 25-under-par with Bubba Watson and Thai starlet Thitiphun Chuayprakong finishing in a tie for second spot. The South African's victory...

  • Jamieson wins maiden European Tour title with Nike's new VR Covert driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 10 December 2012

    Scott Jamieson powered to victory in the rain-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship in South Africa, using Nike's new VR_Covert Tour driver. It was a maiden Tour triumph for the Scot, and also the first time the Covert driver had been used to win a tournament. Jamieson birdied the last hole of regulation play to force a playoff with Steve Webster and Eduardo de la...

  • Mizuno Update Line 90 Putters

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 7 December 2012

    While their stunning black JPX 825 woods and super sleek MP-64 irons may get all the attention over the Christmas period, you would be foolish to completely ignore Mizuno's new Line 90 putters. The flatsticks have been designed to help you see your path to target like never before, allowing you to roll your putts with the smoothest stroke you’ve ever made. As...

  • Paceyourputt Mat Perfect For Winter Practice

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 6 December 2012

    Every keen golf fan knows that a sharp short-game is key to scoring well, but over the winter this is always more difficult to maintain. This is where the Paceyourputt mat comes in, the new training aid rolls out in your living room and provides a number of different putting drills for abilities from beginner to professional. With the Paceyourputt mat you get immediate...

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