2012

  • New driver colour options with Callaway's uDesign feature

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    Callaway have launched a revolutionary new system which allows golfers to personalise their driver from thousands of different combinations. The new uDesign feature is the first time customisation has been available on such a scale and means customers buying a Callaway Razr Fit driver can choose from a number of different colour options as well as a vartiety of grip and shaft...

  • PUMA launches Usain Bolt-inspired golf shoe

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    PUMA Golf has launched its new FAAS Trac evoSPEED golf shoe, inspired by brand ambassador Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man. The new shoe, which will be worn by American Rickie Fowler at the forthcoming US Open, provides maximum flexibility and features ultra-lightweight materials that offer a level of waterproofing as well as breathability. The outsole combines moulded S2Quill spikes with replaceable ones,...

  • Cobra Baffler T-Rail fairways and hybrids: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 21 May 2012

    Cobra are renowned for producing easy-to-hit and high-launching utility clubs and the latest in the line is the new Baffler T-Rail. It is the latest update on a club first introduced in the mid-70s but also in the line for the first time is a fairway wood as well. It is the first to incorporate a multi-material design by using Tungsten...

  • Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 and Ci11 irons: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 21 May 2012

    Wilson Staff have two new irons sets in their range for 2012 - the FG Tour V2 and the Ci11. Both performed well in the comprehensive irons test featured in the current issue of Today's Golfer magazine but earlier this year TG's equipment editor David Connor travelled to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando to find out a bit more about...

  • Direct Golf opens 21st store near the Home of Golf

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 17 May 2012

    Direct Golf celebrated the grand opening of its latest store by hosting a multi-manufacturer demo day at Elmwood Golf Club, just a few miles from St Andrews. The likes of Mizuno, TaylorMade, Adams, John Letters, Callaway and Golfsmith were all represented at the demo day, with golfers taking full advantage of the 30 grass driving bays and six indoor ones at the Fife...

  • Mixed bag powers Kuchar to Players win at Sawgrass

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 14 May 2012

    Matt Kuchar recorded his first victory since 2010 with a win at the Players Championship in Florida. The American used equipment from several manufacturers, including Bridgestone's J40 driver, the J40 cavity back irons and the J40 wedges. The 33-year-old, who finished on 13-under-par - two shots clear of his nearest challengers - also used TaylorMade's Burner fairway wood as well as Ping's i15...

  • Video interview: Mizuno MP-650 driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 May 2012

    Mizuno irons are amongst the best in the world, and the new MP-650 driver is delivering impressive performance in the woods category too. Aimed at the better player - golfers off a 12 handicap or less - the MP-650 offers distance, feel as well as an impressive degree of workability.  Dave Connor spoke to Chuck Couch from Mizuno in Orlando about the new driver,...

  • Video interview: Cobra ZL Encore driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 May 2012

    Cobra Golf has always delivered sensational drivers, and the new ZL Encore driver is no different. Packed full of innovation like Cobra's E9 face technology and Adjustable Flight Technology, the ZL Encore offers impressive levels of forgiveness, distance and control off the tee. Cobra offer the ZL Encore in two colours - the distinctive all-white version, as used to brilliant-effect by Englishman...

  • Video Interview: Cleveland 588 wedge

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 May 2012

    As golfers, when we think about wedges, one company tends to spring to mind - and Cleveland's new 588 Forged wedge should be right at the top of the shopping list for those in the market for a new one. Cleveland's previous wedges, such as the CG12, CG14 and CG15, have all been cast, but the new 588 is precision forged...

  • Video interview: Cleveland CG Black driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 May 2012

    Golf has seen lots of innovations come and go through the years, but the lightweight nature of Cleveland's new CG Black driver looks set to stay the course. TG Equipment Editor Dave Connor caught up with one of Cleveland's tech gurus at the PGA Merchadise Show Demo Day in Orlando to find out a bit more about the design and innovation behind the CG Black. The club...

  • COBRA-PUMA helps Fowler to first PGA Tour victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 7 May 2012

    Rickie Fowler recorded his first win on the PGA Tour after seeing off the challenge of Rory McIlroy and DA Points in a play-off at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina. The trio finished tied on 14-under-par after 72 holes, but it took just one more trip down the 18th for Fowler to record his maiden victory in what was...

  • Nike Golf star Molinari shows his class in Spain

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 7 May 2012

    Francesco Molinari fired a stunning final round 65 to secure his third European Tour title with victory at the Open de Espana in Seville. Overnight leader Simon Dyson started well on Sunday with two birdies in the opening two holes, but the Englishman slumped to a disappointing 76 after dropping shots at the fifth, seventh, eighth, 13th, 15th and 17th. While Dyson...

  • Cleveland launch new 588 forged irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 3 May 2012

    Cleveland have backed up the introduction of the 588 wedge with the launch of the new 588 forged iron. Aimed very much at the better player, golfers will be able to buy the new irons in either a Muscle Back or Cavity Back design - both have been engineered using 1025 carbon steel which enhances feel and feature Cleveland's Tour Zip...

  • Video interview: Adams Idea CB3 irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 2 May 2012

    It's been a whirlwind few months for Adams Golf, having been bought by TaylorMade-adidas Golf - but in between all of that they've been launching some great equipment as well. One of these is the new Adams Idea CB3 irons, which replace the CB2 set that performed so well in our comperehensive irons test in 2011. Earlier this year we travelled to...

  • Video interview: TaylorMade RocketBallz driver

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 2 May 2012

    There's been a lot of hype about the TaylorMade R11s driver but the RocketBallz big dog has been making waves in stores and on Tours across the world as well. Luke Donald, the current on-off world No1 has even put one in his bag, and from an amateur point of view it offers adjustability from TaylorMade at a price point less than...

  • Counterfeit golf websites shut down

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 1 May 2012

    Leading golf manufacturers have taken a big step in the bid to stamp out the trade of counterfeit golf clubs by having 175 websites shut down for selling fake goods. The U.S Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group, which works as part of a global Golf Group to tackle counterfeiting, has won a court battle in Florida to close the 175 sites...

  • Ninth outlet opens for Clubstohire.com

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 30 April 2012

    Clubstohire.com has opened new stores in Lisbon and the Isle of Man airports, bringing the total number of outlets across European golf destinations to nine. The innovative scheme, which is run by Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley, allows golfers to hire clubs at the airport on arrival rather than pay excessive airline charges to take their own clubs with them. They include the...

  • Archer pens new deal with John Letters

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

    Phil Archer has signed a new deal with John Letters Golf, citing the "first class" equipment as one of the key factors in his decision to remain with the manufacturer. The 40-year-old is currently leading the European Challenge Tour Order of Merit after securing victory at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Classic, using his Master Model irons. "I'm delighted to have re-signed with...

  • Titleist staffers enjoy double-winning weekend

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

    Jason Dufner and Bernd Wiesberger enjoyed maiden Tour victories this weekend, both using an impressive arsenal of Titleist equipment. American Dufner saw off the challenge of South African Ernie Els in a playoff at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, while Austrian Wiesberger won by five shots at the Ballantine's Championship in Korea. Dufner used Titleist's 910D2 driver, 910F fairway wood, AP2...

  • Bioflow celebrate following Westwood victory

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

    Bioflow are celebrating after Lee Westwood defended his Indonesian Masters title in Jakarta wearing one of the company's celebrated magnetic wrist bands. The Bioflow Sport wristband features the company's patented "Central Reverse Polarity" magnotherapy technology, and this multi-directional magnetic force is thought to improve blood flow, encourage healing and cell regeneration. Despite the gruelling conditions, and the fact the former World Number...

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