2012

  • Video Review: Yonex E-Zone SD Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    The Yonex E-Zone SD is easier to hit than a long iron with more possibility for shaping shots; providing more power, distance and accuracy, making it perfect for the mid handicap golfer. The carbon composite head permits weight to be maintained lower within the club shifting the sweetspot to the centre of the face and the titanium Muscle Power Face ensures...

  • TaylorMade Go Freakishly Longer: COMING SOON

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 22 October 2012

    In 2010 there was the white revolution with the Ghost putters and R11 driver. In 2011 came the 17-yards longer RocketBallz fairway. Now, as 2012 draws to an end, TaylorMade are set to push the boundaries again and go freakishly longer. All remains tight lipped at the moment as to what the new product or range could be; maybe it'll be some new...

  • Bo Van Pelt In The Bag: Perth International Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 22 October 2012

    Bo Van Pelt won his first European Tour event after a two-shot triumph in the ISPS Handa Perth International in Australia. His nearest challenge came from fellow American Jason Dufner, who finished on -14. Van Pelt led by a shot starting the final-round, and didn't show any nerves when he doubled his advantage with a birdie at the 1st. He went on to hole-out from 15-feet at...

  • Tommy Gainey In The Bag: McGladrey Classic Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 22 October 2012

    Tommy Gainey fired an incredible 10-under-par final-round 60 to clinch his maiden PGA Tour title by one shot from David Toms at the McGladrey Classic. The American climbed 28 places on the final day to overhaul other big names including Jim Furyk, who shot a closing 69 to finish two back, and Davis Love III, whose 71 put him four-back. The 37-year-old...

  • Video Review: Adams Idea Pro A12 Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 22 October 2012

    Adams Golf are growing their reputation as one of golf's leading club makers, and the newest tour-caliber hybrid to its lineup with the Idea Pro A12. Compared to previous models, it's designed with a hotter face, improved playability and a sleek black finish that appeals to better players. The Idea Pro A12 is the next generation of the number one...

  • Video Review: Nike VR_S Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Sunday, 21 October 2012

    The Nike VR_S is the fastest, longest hybrid Nike have ever produced and it outperforms all others by combining two big advantages - it launches easier and flies farther. The VR_S hybrid uses powerful 'NexCOR' face technology, a super-slippery aerodynamic head and a state-of-the-art Fubuki graphite shaft in the relentless pursuit of speed and distance. Nike's amazing 'NexCOR' technology features in the...

  • Video Review: Ping i20 Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Saturday, 20 October 2012

    The Ping i20 hybrids feature a small, compact head shape that is neutral and sets up square for easy alignment. Perimeter weighting ensures a high MOI while more surface area low on the clubface adds forgiveness. A low-deep CG helps launch the ball from tight lies or heavy grass with optimal trajectory to stop the ball on the green and workability...

  • Video Review: Mizuno JPX-825 Driver And Fairway

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 19 October 2012

    Mizuno's irons have long been heralded as the stand-out product in the company’s equipment arsenal – but their latest woods look set to become a serious rival in that respect. The new JPX825 woods have replaced the JPX800 series which have been in the line-up for the past two years – and while the older model delivered the goods in terms of...

  • Video Review: Mizuno JPX-825 And JPX-825 Pro Irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 19 October 2012

    Mizuno's MP irons are simply brilliant if you’re a better player. But if you don’t practise as much as you should and want a bit more forgiveness to help your game, then the new JPX-825 Pro and 825 models are well worth considering. In terms of aesthetics, the more compact Pro model looks neat at address, but still offer a reassuring level...

  • Video Review: Cobra AMP Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 19 October 2012

    The Cobra AMP hybrid has a deeper and more compact face design that utilizes high strength steel to promote a penetrating ball flight for greater distance. It also features Adjustable Flight Technology that allows you to fine tune it to match your game.  On our 2012 test the sleek looks were liked by all. It also scored highly in all subjective...

  • Video Review: Mizuno MP-650 Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 18 October 2012

    The Mizuno MP-650 hybrid provides the easy launch and neutral, controllable ball flight that better players search for. A 1770 maraging stainless steel cup face design combines with a 431 high-tech steel body to produce extremely high initial ball speeds and consistent distance. A clean, refined head shape instills confidence at address, while a well cambered sole delivers shot making ability from...

  • Video Review: Callaway Razr X HL Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 18 October 2012

    Callaway’s Razr X won our winter TG Hybrids Test, but how would the HL version compare? It feature a Zero Roll design that helps to increase distance from all lies, but also helps to generate a gentler landing on the green. The centre of gravity has been positioned low and deep in the head, which results in a high, powerful ball flight. On our October TG...

  • Video Review: Taylormade Rescue 11 Hybrid

    Wednesday, 17 October 2012

    TaylorMade rescue clubs have a great tradition and the Rescue that is part of the R11 range looks like a winner too. The new technology of the deeper face - that makes it easier to get the ball airborne - combines with the traditional, compact head design that takes its inspiration from the original and famous Rescue Mid hybrid clubs. The TaylorMade Rescue 11 Hybrid...

  • Puma Launch New Women's Footwear For 2013

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    Puma Golf has announced its new, stylish 2013 footwear collection for women, with models hitting pro shops between November 2012 and February 2013. With three collections to choose from—Pro, Sport and Lifestyle— all lady golfers will be able to find a shoe to fit their specific needs. The Royal Tee model has molded S2QuillTec spikes in each shoe, combined with replaceable S2Quill spikes to provide...

  • Puma Announce New Clyde Shoe For 2013

    Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    Puma Golf have released pictures of their new shoe for 2013 - the Clyde - that takes its inspiration from Puma’s iconic shoes from the 1970s. Designed for golfers young and old, the golf version combines style and technology for a shoe that delivers the ultimate in performance and is made to be worn on and off the greens. Originally designed as a basketball...

  • Peter Hanson Launches TaylorMade Ghost Spider S

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    Ryder Cup star Peter Hanson has officially launched the new TaylorMade Ghost Spider S putter. The Swede was on hand at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to showcase the new flatstick that he used to clinch victory at the KLM Open in September, when he holed a monster eagle putt on the 72nd hole to win by two shots from Pablo Larrazabal and Richie...

  • Titleist In Seventh Heaven

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    Swede Jonas Blixt claimed his maiden PGA Tour title in a week that ended with seven tour wins for the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. Blixt followed his third place finish at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last week with his first PGA Tour victory at the Frys.com Open, thanks to a final round three-under par 68. Elsewhere, wins were landed...

  • Video Review: Ping G20 Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    Ping's woods are often the go club for golfers on the lookout for new equipment, and the G20s will be right up there on their Christmas wishlist. Designed for game improvers, the G20's offset hosel design helps create a high launch and a low spin rate that improves your accuracy, while the large, internal weight provides forgiveness and distance. It's appealing to the eye,...

  • Rose Wins Using New Prototype TaylorMade Ball

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 15 October 2012

    Justin Rose claimed the first victory for TaylorMade’s new prototype ball, the Project 5, at the Turkish World Golf Finals last week. The new prototype premium ball got off to a dream start in the hands on the world number five and while TG currently knows no further details, expect another exciting TaylorMade product to hit the shelves some time in 2013. Rose...

  • Video Review: MD Superstrong ST2 Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 15 October 2012

    The new ST2 hybrid is a versatile and forgiving bridge between woods and irons. This ST2 has the weight positioned towards the back of the head resulting in a high ball flight and soft landing shots, while the hollow head offers a spring like effect off the face and this results in greater ball speed and increased distance. It also done reasonably...

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