2012

  • ECCO Reinvigorates Women’s Golf Shoe Market with 2013 Collection

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 12 November 2012

    Danish shoes manufacturer ECCO have introduced its 2013 women’s collection, featuring looks and technologies designed to help serious and casual golfers maximize performance on the course and elevate their style in all situations. The Golf Street Life is one of the most striking golf shoe ever produced. Available in regular and bootie models, it showcases supremely elegant leathers with patent and glitter highlights taken directly from...

  • ECCO Unveil New Tour Hybrid Shoe

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 12 November 2012

    Footwear giants ECCO have announced their shoe line up for 2013, and it includes the new Tour Hybrid model that fuses classical styling with modern spikeless soles. The Tour Hybrid is built atop the award-winning ECCO Street EDTS (ECCO Dynamic Traction System) outsole that also features in the hugely successfully BIOM Hybrid and Golf Street models. This boasts a patented configuration...

  • Stewart Golf Release Showcase Videos

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 12 November 2012

    Stewart Golf have released two new videos showcasing two of their most popular winter products, the W3 waterproof stand bag and the Universal Rain Cover. Made from a lightweight Nylon material with waterproof coating as well as taped seams and waterproof zips, the W3 stand bag is designed to handle wet British winters with ease. Other features include a matching rainhood; the...

  • Charlie Beljan In The Bag: The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 12 November 2012

    PGA Tour rookie Charlie Beljan defied doctors’ advice to cling on to his maiden win at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic and incredibly keep his 2013 PGA Tour card. The American was hospitalised after complaining of shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate during his second-round 64, and told pgatour.com: "I thought I literally had a chance to die." Doctor’s...

  • Matteo Manassero In The Bag: The Singapore Open Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 12 November 2012

    19-year-old Matteo Manassero made an eagle at the third play-off hole against Louis Ooshuizen to win the Barclays Singapore Open and become the only teenager to ever win three European Tour titles. The duo finished the rain affected 72 holes tied on 13-under and parred the first play-off hole, before the South African horse-shoed a four-footer for the title on...

  • John O'Hurley and Cobra Golf Create Crazy Advert

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 9 November 2012

    Cobra Golf and Seinfeld star John O’Hurley have released the first video (below) in a three part series about Cobra's famous Baffler. The first video features O’Hurley discussing some of Mankind’s Greatest Achievements, ultimately presenting the Cobra Baffler as the mother of all great achievements. “Cobra is certainly bringing something new and fresh to the industry with this campaign,” commented O’Hurley. “They’ve been known for producing...

  • Video Review: Mizuno MP T-4 Wedge

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 7 November 2012

    Mizuno’s newest wedge model has the unenviable task of building on the success of the MP T-1 and the MP R-12, both of which are in Luke Donald’s bag. The T-4 has replaced the T-1 and features many of the same characteristics, along with a straighter leading edge than the R-12 and compact teardrop shape. But there are some noticeable differences between...

  • New VR_S Covert game-improver irons launched by Nike Golf

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 6 November 2012

    Game-improver irons have, historically, been sizeable units - but now Nike might have just helped to change things with the launch of their new VR_S Covert irons. The cavity back design remains, but it's the look at address that is the most impressive thing in terms of aesthetics about the new irons. The topline isn't overly thick, and even the longer...

  • Nike launch VR_S Covert fairway woods and hybrids

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 6 November 2012

    Following the impressive unveiling of the new VR_S Covert driver, Nike Golf have now revealed the accompanying fairway woods and hybrids. Both feature the new cavity back design that the driver boasts, which has allowed more weight to be repositioned in the heel and toe areas in order to promote more forgiveness through a higher MOI. And like the driver, they benefit...

  • PING Collection Offering Boxed Gifts for Christmas

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 6 November 2012

    PING Collection have released the perfect Christmas package, offering golfers a colour co-ordinated, bespoke set compromising of polo-shirt and jumper, packaged and framed in a beautifully designed branded box, with a sleek magnetic opening. The first, entitled Medlock, features an attractive colour combination of smoke marl in the jumper and burnt orange in the polo. The sweater, custom made for the winter season, is structured from...

  • Video Review: Mizuno MP-64 Irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 6 November 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 in...

  • Nike unveil new Cavity Back VR_S Covert driver

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 6 November 2012

    Nike Golf have introduced their marquee product for 2013, the VR_S Covert driver, featuring an innovative cavity back head and FlexLoft adjustability system. Cavity back designs have long been used in irons to help forgiveness and optimise launch conditions, but Nike says this is the first time such technology has been used in a driver. The cavity in the 460cc head, visible...

  • Video Review: Ping G20 Fairway Wood

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 5 November 2012

    The Ping G20 follows on from a long line of TG award winners, and this model didn't disappoint, claiming the Silver Award in our October 2012 fairways test. It was very unlucky to miss out on top spot in what was a hugely-competitive category, after ticking pretty much every box and impressing our team with its ease of use. David insisted that...

  • Ian Poulter In The Bag: WGC Champions Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Sunday, 4 November 2012

    Ian Poulter secured his first win of the year with a closing round of 65 at the HSBC WGC Champions event in Shenzhen, China. The 36-year-old produced eight birdies in his first 15 holes to overturn a four shot deficit. Overnight leaders Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen could only manage rounds of level par, leaving Poulter to win by two and move-up to world...

  • Video Review: TaylorMade RocketBallz Fairway Wood

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Sunday, 4 November 2012

    When TaylorMade announced the launch of their new RocketBallz range last winter, the claims of 17 yards sounded very ambitious and unlikely. But after landing our TG Gold Award, we can confrim that the proof is most definitely in this pudding. The secret lies in the Speed Pocket that sits behind the face – it boosts COR and ball speed for...

  • Video Review: Callaway Razr X Black Fairway Wood

    Saturday, 3 November 2012

    Callaway's Razr X Black fairway wood is designed to combine the best better-player and game-improver elements from their fairway wood line-up over the past few years. The Razr X Black fairway features a hosel, which is a hallmark of Callaway's better-player woods, as well as a low centre of gravity, forgiving head and deeper face synonymous with game-improver woods. On our October...

  • Video Review: Ping i20 Fairway Wood

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 2 November 2012

    The Ping i20 is ideal for low to mid handicap golfers, made from stainless steel and able to launch the ball with a penetrating flight.  It has a neutral head rotation to promote square impact and a traditional head design that makes for confident, simplified aiming. Command of the golf club face allows you to control trajectory and the low-deep CG creates the ideal conditions for...

  • 3BaysGSA Golf App Set To Revolutionise Instruction

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    The Mustard Concept, a technology go to market company, has announced the UK release of the 3BaysGSA; a device that fits into the butt of your grip and instantly transfers all your swing details to your smart phone or tablet. Small enough to be attached to the end of any golf club, this new device uses the cutting edge technology...

  • Video Review: Nike VR_S Fairway Wood

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    Nike's 2012 VR_S range won a lot of praise across the board, and the fairway wood was no different, picking-up the coveted Bronze Award in our October 2012 fairways test. David insisted this was a game improver club that even better players would like because of the pleasing shape and traditional looks. He commented on the ease with which the ball...

  • Motocaddy Launch Winter Wheels

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    Trolley giants Motocaddy and wheel manufacturers Hedgehog have come together to launch a new set of trolley wheels that are perfect for use in wintry conditions. The new Motocaddy Winter Wheels have been designed with an innovative anti-skid tread – more commonly seen on Hedgehog’s popular manual trolley wheel grips – that greatly reduces turf compression and protects the golf course...

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