2012

  • European Ryder Cup team set to benefit from new ProQuip Trophy Suit technology

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 20 June 2012

    ProQuip have unveiled their new Trophy rain suit which features the same fabric technology that exists in the 2012 European Ryder Cup Team garment. The new suit will go on sale in September to coincide with the Ryder Cup clash at Medinah Country Club, and the lightweight apparel will be worn by captain Jose Maria Olazabal and his squad as they seek to retain...

  • Old and new Titleist gear powers Simpson to maiden Major victory at US Open

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 18 June 2012

    Webb Simpson relied on a mixture of old and new Titleist equipment as he powered to his first Major Championship victory at the US Open in San Fransisco. Simpson's 680MB irons were launched back in 2003, but they certainly worked well for the 26-year-old who carded a final round 68. The American saw off the challenge of Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and compatriot Michael...

  • Bubba's shoes added to MyJoy options

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 16 June 2012

    First came the launch of the famous pink Bubba Watson driver after his Masters win - and now you can get a hold of his pink FootJoy shoes as well. FootJoy have added a total of 10 new styles to their customisable MyJoys programme - including the eye-catching white and pink FJ Icon New Wave design worn by Watson at Augusta in...

  • Fake golf clubs seized in Chinese raid

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 15 June 2012

    Authorities have announced the seizure of more than 7,500 fake golf clubs after two co-ordinated raids in Shanghai. The seizure brings the total number of counterfeit products intercepted in the last 18 months to 110,000. The raids were co-ordinated by the Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group, which consists of a number of the leading manufacturers including Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping and Cleveland. "Fighting...

  • Callaway unveils new state-of-the-art Tour truck

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 14 June 2012

    Callaway have unveiled their new state-of-the-art Tour truck that will provide their army of players with everything they need to compete for the game's biggest prizes. The new vehicle, which tips the scales at over 33,000kg, will be kitted out with 4,500 grips, 2,100 shafts, 1,800 golf balls, 350 wood heads, 600 white golf gloves and 1,000 golf towels. Callaway players and caddies...

  • Edberg signs up with Cobra-PUMA Golf

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 13 June 2012

    Cobra-PUMA Golf has confirmed that Pelle Edberg has signed a deal to play Cobra golf clubs and wear the brand's stylish apparel and shoes. Edberg made his debut in CPG colours at last week's Nordea Masters in the Swede's homeland. "I'm excited to be working with such a cool company," he said. "They care about my performance as well as helping me...

  • Dustin Johnson in the bag: Winning St Jude Classic Clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 11 June 2012

    TaylorMade staff player Dustin Johnson signalled that he is ready to put his back troubles behind him with a victory at the St Jude Classic in only his second event since spending three months out with injury. The American shot a four-under 66 in the final round to overhaul Rory McIlroy and secure victory in Memphis. The win is his sixth PGA Tour...

  • Westwood wins with PING i20 irons and Nome putter

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Sunday, 10 June 2012

    Lee Westwood won the Nordea Masters for a third time on Saturday, just days after putting PING's i20 irons and Nome putter in the bag. The Englishman finished on 19-under-par at the fabulous Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm, five shots clear of compatriot Ross Fisher. Westwood has admitted to having problems with his putting in the past, but the switch to...

  • Lee Westwood overhauls his bag ahead of US Open

    Written by US Open 2012 on Thursday, 7 June 2012

    World number three Lee Westwood looks to have changed equipment ahead of the US Open at The Olympic Club next week by switching to the new Ping i20 irons and the Ping Nome putter. It is only the third time in his professional career that Westwood has changed his irons, having used his Ping i10s since 2007 and the Ping Zing...

  • IJP Design launch limited edition US Open putter headcover

    Written by US Open 2012 on Thursday, 7 June 2012

    Ian Poulter has designed a limited edition headcover as he attempts to break his Major Championship duck at the US Open later this month. As well as competing on Tour as one of the world's best golfers, the Englishman also runs his own fashion label, IJP Design, and has decided to design a special putter cover for each of the Majors...

  • Direct Golf News

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    John Letters has just taken delivery of a swanky new Tour truck. The Scottish-based company has a rich, 94-year history and has also taken on Master club-maker, Neil Cooke, to improve their support on all Tours. The new truck and technical team get into action at the ISPA Handa Senior PGA Championships at Slaley Hall. Cooke, who will also be continuing his...

  • New Cobra Puma Ferrari golf collection launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 1 June 2012

    Cobra Puma Golf have collaborated with Italian supercar giants Ferrari to launch an exclusive premium golf range. The new collection features a top-of-the-range driver - featuring the famous Ferrari red - as well as a host of clothing and accessories. The driver is the real headline grabber as Cobra Puma technicians worked with aerodynamics experts at Ferrari's R&D department to create a more effient head...

  • TaylorMade-adidas Golf acquire Adams Golf

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 1 June 2012

    Leading American brand Adams Golf has been bought by TaylorMade-adidas Golf in a £46m deal. The acquisition to bring two of the biggest names in golf club manufacture was finalised today after the announcement of an initial agreement back in March. It means that the brand, which also owns Yes! putters, will join TaylorMade, adidas and Ashworth under the TMaG banner but will continue...

  • TaylorMade belly putter fitting tool video

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 1 June 2012

    Love them or loathe them, it would seem belly putters are here for the foreseeable future at least - but if you are thinking of giving one a go then watch this video from TaylorMade first. Even more than with a standard length putter, getting correctly fitted for a belly putter is vital and in the video below TaylorMade's Tour players as...

  • Cleveland 588 Forged irons: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 31 May 2012

    When it was announced that the 588 Forged wedge was being re-released for 2012, Cleveland fans across the world could barely contain their excitement - and now Cleveland have added 588 Forged irons to the set. The new 588 Forged irons from Cleveland come in cavity back (CB) and muscle back (MB) versions and are aimed at more skilled players looking...

  • TaylorMade RocketBallz fairway wood: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 31 May 2012

    So far the most hyped product of 2012 has been the TaylorMade RocketBallz fairway wood - but this time it seems to have lived up to its billing following success on Tour and in pro shops up and down the land. Earlier this year we spoke with TaylorMade about their hot new product at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando -...

  • PowaKaddy extends partnership with England Golf

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 31 May 2012

    PowaKaddy will continue to support the next generation of top English golfers by supplying the country's Under-18 squad with a new fleet of PK Sport. The electric trolley giant recently announced that it will continue in its role as "Official Trolley Supplier" to England Golf, and now every member of the Main and Boys squads have been equipped with a brand new...

  • Golf Trunk Organiser unveiled to keep your car boot tidy

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 31 May 2012

    Pride Sports have launched an ingenius new invention designed to keep your car boot free from golf-accessory clutter - the Trunk Organiser. The organiser holds dedicated storage compartments for shoes, tees, balls, gloves and any other accessory you choose so you can quickly find them before a round and pack them away again afterwards. The double shoe compartment includes mesh panels to...

  • Adams Idea Pro A12 hybrid: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 28 May 2012

    Adams are famed for their hybrid clubs and although they produce plenty of game-improving clubs, they are best-known for better-player options such as the Idea Pro A12. The Pro A12 is favoured on Tour thanks to the compact styling and more penetrating trajectory. To find out a little more about the technology involved in the head we travelled to Orlando where...

  • Cleveland Mashie range 2012: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 28 May 2012

    Cleveland's Mashie hybrid has gone down well since it was launched two years ago - and now Cleveland have updated it for 2012 with the addition of a fairway wood. The retro look has won praise from golfers but the addition of a railed sole is designed to make the Mashie more versatile in different conditions. To find out more we spoke...

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