2012

  • PING Collection unveil new long-sleeve Jackson polo shirt for winter months

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 5 December 2012

    With winter very much upon us, PING Collection have introduced the Jackon, a new long-sleeved polo shirt. The garment has been engineered to ensure the golfer's body temperature is maintained even in the harshest of conditions, and works exceptionally well when partnered by one of PING Collection's outer layers. The Jackson has been manufactured from stretch Lycra which offers the golfer maximum...

  • Puma Reveals New Shoes for 2013

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 5 December 2012

    Puma Golf have unveiled their new shoe for 2013, the AMP CELL Fusion and AMP CELL Fusion SL, expected to be the signature footwear of Cobra-Puma staffer Rickie Fowler. The sporty looking shoes are made by pairing a brand new upper made of soft lightweight materials with a S2CPro Chassis and S2Quill spikes for ultimate performance, comfort and style. The Swing Speed Chassis Pro (S2CPRO) offers...

  • Video: Our Editor Tests Direct Golf's M.O.T. Service

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 3 December 2012

    Our Editor Chris Jones recently visited Direct Golf to experience their free golf M.O.T. service that is being rolled out across their UK Stores. This process, all for free, includes a 45 minute appointment, a full club service and evaluation, loft and lie checks, a ball fitting based on launch monitor spin rates and a free Karl Morris golf psychology DVD worth £29.99. He also got...

  • GoKart Kicks Off Fiendish Festive Fun

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 3 December 2012

    GoKart, the electric golf trolley people, have put together a new Christmas puzzle to cause a bit of mayhem and brain draining over the holiday period. Launching on 1st December, the quiz takes the form of an Advent Calendar with daily questions, the answers to which all go towards a final solution on Christmas Day.  It’s not specifically for golfers,...

  • Graeme McDowell In The Bag: The World Challenge Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 3 December 2012

    Overnight leader Graeme McDowell fired a four-under-par 68 to end 17-under-par and win the 18-man World Challenge event by three from Keegan Bradley. Bradley's 69 was not enough to stop the Northern Irishman claiming his second win at the event, after his maiden World Challenge title in 2010. Defending champion and host Tiger Woods shot a closing 71 to finish tied for fourth on...

  • Ricardo Santos In The Bag: The Rookie Of The Year's Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 30 November 2012

    Ricardo Santos has won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award following a stand-out season on the European Tour. Titleist staffer Santos becomes the first Portuguese player to win the award thanks to a sensational debut season on the European Tour, during which he claimed his maiden tour title at the Madeira Islands Open and re-wrote the record books. Santos...

  • Titleist Offering Free Golf Ball Personalisation

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 30 November 2012

    The number one ball supplier in golf is offering the ideal Christmas gift for any serious golfer with free personalisation of its golf ball range Until the 10th of December, customers can get free printing on all of their market-leading golf balls, including the Pro V1 and Pro V1x models. The personalisation can be anything from an individual's initials, to a...

  • Lamkin Launch Colourful Grips For 2013

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 29 November 2012

    Grip makers Lamkin have announced their 2013 collection that will include a significant and colourful expansion to the very popular R.E.L. 3GEN grip line.   The additional colour options - available in the R.E.L. 3GEN Standard, Midsize and Oversize models - will include a neon pink option in a standard size model, as well as a red, blue, orange, gray and electric blue...

  • Golf's governing bodies set to act on anchored broomhandle and belly putters

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 November 2012

    The R&A and USGA have outlined plans that will ban golfers from anchoring either a belly or broomhandle putter to their body from January 1, 2016. Three of the last five Major Championships have been won by golfers using extended flatsticks, and after a surge in interest recently the game's governing bodies have decided to act. A statement on the R&A website...

  • Darren Clarke Extends Relationship With Taylormade

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 26 November 2012

    TaylorMade Golf have announced that they are extending their contract with 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke. The Irishman will continue to use TaylorMade equipment, have the TaylorMade logo on the front of his headwear and use a TaylorMade staff bag. The contract will go through to Darren Clarke’s 50th Birthday. "TaylorMade-adidas Golf has been influential in what I have achieved and I'm excited to continue my career...

  • Ecco Biom Hybrid Wins Product of the Year at the Pro-Shop Europe Awards

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 26 November 2012

    Ecco have claimed the latest in a string of awards for their groundbreaking golf shoe collection. Biom Hybrid, the brand’s 2012 headline shoe, picked up the sort-after Product of the Year award at the renowned Pro-Shop Europe Awards. “To win this award is a huge honour, It’s affirmation of the quality and performance of our hybrid products as well as the...

  • FunGolf App Offers 3D Golf GPS For Your Phone

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 26 November 2012

    If you're not yet ready to take the plunge for an often pricey GPS unit, why not consider the new FunGolf 3D GPS application, that features close to 30,000 golf courses around the world. The revolutionary 3D app allows you to view the course as you see it, in real time, making it easier to check distances to every possible target and hazard. High-contrast...

  • Rory McIlroy In The Bag: DP World Tour Championship

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 26 November 2012

    Rory McIlroy capped his remarkable 2012 season with victory at the DP World Tour Championship on a dramatic final day in Dubai. The world number one held off not only playing partner Luke Donald, but also Justin Rose - whose at Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course record 62 had threatened to spoil the Northern Irishman’s lap of honour after a year in...

  • Luke loves new Titleist Pro V1x prototype

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 22 November 2012

    There was added excitement for Titleist golf ball loyalists competing this week at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, as official seeding of the new Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x prototype golf balls began. Having entered the winners’ circle in the hands of Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald and Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott last week, there was great...

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez In the Bag: UBS Hong Kong Open

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 19 November 2012

    Miguel Angel Jimenez became the oldest winner on the European Tour by capturing his third UBS Hong Kong Open title at Fanling Golf Club. The 48-year-old fired a final round of 65 to win by a shot over Sweden’s Fredrik Anderson Hed, whose putt on the final green to force a play-off agonizingly lipped out. Jimenez is six months older than...

  • Bushnell unveil affordable Neo+ GPS Watch

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 15 November 2012

    Bushnell's series of rangefinders are among the best on the market, and now they've unveiled the new Neo+ GPS watch, priced at just £159. Following a rocketing-demand for wrist-mounted GPS products, the Neo+ offers a simple-to-use, lightweight alternative to a larger handheld distance-measuring system and it comes with 25,000 courses from all over the world already preloaded. The watch presents golfers with...

  • Nike Launch New ONE RZN Ball

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 15 November 2012

    Nike Golf have utilised their innovative RZN technology to create what they are calling a revolutionary ball for amateurs with the new ONE RZN.  The ONE RZN is the latest edition to the RZN family, featuring the same larger, softer RZN core found in the Nike 20XI tour ball, but with a slightly different formulation. This formulation is dialed and designed for increased distance...

  • Kevin Streelman Re-signs With Wilson Staff

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 15 November 2012

    Wilson Staff Golf have announced the re-signing of PGA Tour star and Staff Advisory Member Kevin Streelman. Streelman, who has won more than $6 million as a professional, first signed with Wilson Staff in January 2011 and the extended agreement will see the 34-year-old continuing to play with FG Tour V2 irons, whilst carrying the distinctive Wilson Staff bag and wearing...

  • Callaway Unveil New RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 14 November 2012

    After days of revolutionary Twitter marketing, Callaway have finally introduced their new RAZR Fit Xtreme driver, the longest fully adjustable driver the company has ever measured. The RAZR Fit Xtreme will debut new technologies that advance overall performance and promote distance gains over its predecessor, the award-winning RAZR Fit driver. Headlining these innovations is a powerful new Speed Frame Face Technology that optimises stiffness and...

  • Callaway Go Viral With New Driver Launch

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 13 November 2012

    After the ambitious launches of Nike's Covert driver and TaylorMade's RocketBladez irons, Callaway knew they would have to come up with something big to draw attention to their new product due to be launched this week and we think they have succeeded. Their Twitter based brainchild, 'Tweet To Unleash' focuses on the hashtag #LongestDriverinGolf, and with each fan tweet that mentions it,...

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