2012

  • Video review: Taylormade R11 game improver irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Saturday, 4 August 2012

    The R11 irons clinched gold in our June irons test, making it a one-two alongside the TaylorMade RBZ irons. Often a club will perform highly in one, two or three categories and be let down by their performance in a couple of others – but the R11 ticks the boxes across the board. In terms of looks, it is absolutely stunning – clean...

  • John Letters leads the way at The Senior Open

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 3 August 2012

    Up-and-coming equipment manufacturers John Letters have enjoyed their most successful Open Championships to date, after their new tour truck drew in stars at the 141st Open at Royal Lytham and the Senior Open at Turnberry. The famous Scottish Clubmaker has been a big supporter of the European Senior Tour over recent years and 2012 is no exception. As one of...

  • Callaway offer cashback incentive on Ernie's Open winning RAZR Fit driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 August 2012

    Following Ernie Els' sensational win at The Open Championship last month, Callaway are offering consumers £80 cashback when they purchase a RAZR FIT driver, as used by the South African at Royal Lytham. From now until September 30, golfers can take advantage of this fantastic offer by retaining their receipt and logging onto www.callawaygolf.com/erniedriver and following the simple instructions.  "Ernie powered hsi way to the...

  • FootJoy launches weather expert microsite

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 August 2012

    FootJoy have launched a new microsite that gives golfers live weather forecast updates so they can go to the course prepared in the most suitable attire. The high tech FJ Weather Expert - which is powered by AccuWeather - provides updates for locations all over the country, as well as another two million across the rest of the world. Golfers need to...

  • ProQuip set to continue Ryder Cup tradition at Gleneagles in 2014

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 3 August 2012

    ProQuip will continue to be the preferred weatherwear supplier to the European Ryder Cup when the tournament returns to the continent in two years time. When the two teams line up at Gleneagles in 2014, it will be the 20th time ProQuip has supplied the Europeans with protection against the elements. "ProQuip is synonymous with the Ryder Cup, beoming famous for ultra-lightweight...

  • Video review: Taylormade RBZ game improver irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 3 August 2012

    There was a huge amount of buzz around TaylorMade’s RocketBallz range when it launched at the start of the year and it's fair to say the RBZ irons (which effectively replaced the Burner irons) stand up to the impressive woods very well. So well infact that they claimed silver in our June irons test. The first thing to note is the...

  • Video review: Ping S56 better player irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 2 August 2012

    The S56's offer Ping's most compact head for the better player. Having said that, they do offer some forgiveness, with a tungsten weight in the toe. The clubs shot to prominence when South African Louis Oosthuizen won the 2010 Open at St Andrews, weeks before they appeared in pro shops up and down the country. The...

  • Video review: Nike VR_S Game Improver Irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 2 August 2012

    The Nike VR_S game improver irons are the lastest edition of excellent clubs aimed at the higher handicapper from the American manufacturing giants. These clubs have been designed with the Nike's innovative NexCor face technology which gives golfers more distance on a wider area of the face. Our test team loved them so much that they awarded them gold during our June 2012...

  • Brian Davis sings with Sunice

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 2 August 2012

    British born PGA Tour Professional Brian Davis has signed a deal to wear Sunice golf apparel. Mark Fletcher, President of Sunice, said: “We are excited to partner with Brian. He has had a very good year finishing 4 times in the top 10 on Tour so far this year and he brings a very good game and technical insight to...

  • TG DEMO DAY AT THE BELFRY TO RETURN IN AUGUST

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 30 July 2012

    After a highly-successful inaugural TG Demo Day at The Belfry last year, we're getting ready to do it all over again at Europe’s foremost golfing facility this August Bank Holiday – but this time it’s going to be even bigger and better! Not only are many of the game’s leading equipment manufacturers offering amazing individual custom fit sessions and the...

  • Aiken credits Bioflow with rise to glory

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

    Whatever your thoughts are on magnotherapy products are, European Tour star Thomas Aiken insists the Bioflow wristband played a significant role in his return to fitness and rise to thew upper echelons of the game. In December 2004 South African golf star, Thomas Aiken, was faced with surgery on a troublesome wrist injury and lengthy lay-off from the game. However, a...

  • Garcia and Johnson give their backing to new Adidas Red Shoe campaign ahead of the Olympics

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 24 July 2012

    Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson played their part in a sensational stunt on the River Thames to celebrate golf's inclusion into the Olympic Games in 2016 and the new adidas Red Shoe campaign. Just a few days before the start of this year's iconic sporting event, PGA Tour stars Garcia and Johnson attempted a nearest the pin challenge to a floating...

  • An early view of Mizuno's new MP-64 irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 July 2012

    Mizuno spent all last week at The Open Championship teasing us with images of their new gear from the Tour truck - and they've done it again with a peek at the new MP-64 irons. These are set to replace the MP-63 irons in the range and will sit alongside the MP-69 and MP-59s next year. There is no word as...

  • R&A investigating long putter issue

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 23 July 2012

    The controversial topic of belly and broomhandle putters rumbles on and in fact has gained momentum with the top two players (Ernie Els and Adam Scott) in yesterday's Open using them. In fact three of the last four major champions have triumphed with long handle putters which many golfing traditionalists feel should be outlawed. Using the longer putters is becoming a...

  • Callaway prop-Els Ernie to epic Open Championship victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 July 2012

    Callaway staffer Ernie Els rolled back the years to claim an epic Open Championship victory at Royal Lytham and St Annes on Sunday afternoon. The 42-year-old took full advantage of a monumental collapse from overnight leader Adam Scott to win his first Major for a decade. The South African relied on a bag full of Callaway equipment, including the new Hex Black Tour...

  • Nike VR_S Forged irons: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 July 2012

    Often the acid test of a golf club is the reaction it extracts from Tour pros - and the Nike VR_S Forged irons have won praise from none other than Tiger Woods. Despite being designed for mid-low handicap golfers looking for a touch of forgiveness, the 14-time Major winner has included a Nike VR_S Forged 3-iron in his bag on numerous occasions this...

  • Mizuno JPX-800 HD irons: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 July 2012

    Mizuno may be better known for catering for better players with their heritage in forged irons - but they also produce clubs for higher handicappers as well in the form of the JPX-800 HD irons. They are bigger than the sleeker blades for which Mizuno is renowned but instead are built to offer the maximum amount of forgiveness for inconsistent players. The...

  • MD Golf Superstrong ST2 irons: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 July 2012

    MD Golf have a reputation for producing irons that outperform their price point and this year they have brought the new Superstrong ST2 range to market. To see if they would continue previous form and perform better than their £199.99 price point TG's equipment team Jonathan Greathead and David Connor took a closer look. To hear what they thought take a look...

  • Mizuno to unveil MP Fli-Hi replacement

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

    Another new addition to the Mizuno range looks to be the new MP-H4 - a hybrid-style long iron designed to replace the MP Fli-Hi. Mizuno's Tour reps have been showcasing the new head to their staff players at The Open Championship, where a lot of players traditionally ditch their hybrids for long irons because of the wind and the firmer turf. The...

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