2012

  • Cobra's New Baffler Irons: Talk With The Designer

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 12 September 2012

    Cobra recently launched the new Baffler Hybrid Irons and Baffler Hybrid Iron Combo sets ahead of the company’s 40th anniversary. Now they've created a video to explain why they think the new clubs are some of the brand's best ever. The Baffler Hybrid Irons take key technology from Cobra's iconic Baffler Hybrids that include a railed sole that reduces turf drag, providing for an easier launch from all...

  • New TaylorMade putter propels Hanson to KLM Open victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 10 September 2012

    Peter Hanson clinched victory at the KLM Open by holing a monster eagle putt on the 72nd hole using TaylorMade's new Spider S Prototype putter. The Swede began the day two shots behind the overnight leaders, but by the 16th he was at the top of the leaderboard and his impressive effort on the final green saw him take the win...

  • Video Review: Nike Method Concept Mallet Putter

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 10 September 2012

    The new Nike Method Concept Putter has the unusual appearance of a blade putter but with the technical performance of a mallet. It features a simple and clear alignment aid to make setting up your putt a breeze and with a blade look which, after closer inspection, can be seen to be a large mallet with all the stability that...

  • Rory McIlroy In The Bag: BMW Championship Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 10 September 2012

    Rory McIlroy claimed an astonishing third win in four starts after he shot a closing 67 to win the BMW Championship by two-shots from Lee Westwood. The Northern Irishman had started the final round in the penultimate group, playing with Westwood behind the final pairing of Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson. But he continued his fine form to storm...

  • Video Review: Nike Method Core Drone Putter

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Saturday, 8 September 2012

    With Method putter technology having proven itself at tour level with two major championship wins, the Nike Method Core Drone putter is now available to help you lower your golf score too. It features soft polymer and milled steel grooves that give a faster, more controlled forward roll at impact eliminating backspin and problems like skidding and hopping. Here's what our...

  • Srixon Launch New Soft Feel, Distance and Soft Feel Lady Balls

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 7 September 2012

    Number one selling two piece ball manufacturer Srixon have announced the launch of the new and improved Soft Feel, Distance and Lady Soft Feel golf balls.   The new Soft Feel will be available in white and yellow and will feature a newly improved Energetic Growth core. This core, combined with an advanced aerodynamic 324 dimple pattern, will give...

  • Bioflow Offer Free Delivery Through September

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 7 September 2012

    Bioflow are celebrating the inclusion of staff players Lee Westwood and Paul Lawrie in Jose Maria Olazabal’s European Ryder Cup team by offering free U.K. delivery on all Bioflow Sport products at www.bioflowsport.com throughout September. Both Westwood and Lawrie are big advocates of Bioflow and will be wearing their wristbands as they look to help the European team when they take on...

  • ProQuip European Ryder Cup suits heading to Medinah

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 6 September 2012

    More than 400 ProQuip rainsuits, waterproof tops and trousers destined for the European Ryder Cup team are winging their way to Medinah Country Club ahead of the showpiece event in Chicago. With Captain Jose Maria Olazabal naming Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts as his two picks last week, ProQuip were then able to put the finishing touches on the outfits that...

  • Titleist Launch New 913 D2 and D3 Drivers

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 6 September 2012

    After months of on-tour testing, including a major win in the hands of Rory McIlroy at the U.S. PGA Championship, Titleist's 913 drivers are finally available to the public. At first glance the 913 D2 and D3 don’t look drastically different from the 910 models, but in its first week on Tour in July around 50 per cent of...

  • Video Review: Dave Hicks Vibe Series 001 Putter

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 6 September 2012

    Though not that well known, Dave Hicks has in fact been designing putters for more than 10 years. Hicks himself believes his background in military and aerospace engineering has given him an edge when it comes to putter technology, and some of the biggest names in golf have placed their faith in his products. Certainly, the Vibe Series #1...

  • Softspikes Launch Cyclone Cleats

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

    Softspikes, the world’s best-selling golf cleat brand, have announced the launch of the new Cyclone cleat that offers an advanced rotational design. The exciting new cleats will also be accompanied by the adjustable Black Widow Tour box kits, as well as the original Black Widow box kits and Pulsar models for the company’s 2012/2013 range. Headlining the range is the new Cyclone model that has...

  • Video Review: Ping Anser 2 Milled Putter

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

    Ping's Anser Milled putters continue the company's history with fabulous better player putters. The new models feature slight variations to the top lines, heel-toe length and toe radius to suit more style preferences. The subtle milling lines on the heel and toe ballasts prevent glare, and the Ansers’ elegant satin nickel finish is visually appealing. The seven models...

  • TG Demo Day 2012 Photo Gallery

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 4 September 2012

    Large crowds gathered at The Belfry over Bank Holiday Monday to see Long Drive sensation Joe Miller become the first British golfer to drive the iconic 300-yard Brabazon 10th hole with a putter during a bonanza day of golf at the 2012 TG Demo Day. With the Sky Sports cameras rolling and large groups of spectators watching on, the Callaway Ambassador used his Odyssey 2-ball...

  • Rory McIlroy In The Bag: Deutsche Bank Championship Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 4 September 2012

    Rory McIlroy has won the Deutsche Bank Championship to bag his third PGA Tour title this year and strengthen his grip on the world number one ranking. The two-time Major winner closed with a four-under-par 67 to finish on 20-under at TPC Boston, with Louis Oosthuizen in second. Oosthuizen missed a 12ft birdie putt at the final hole to force a play-off, while...

  • Video review: Cleveland 588 Forged Wedge

    Tuesday, 4 September 2012

    Cleveland's 588 Forged wedge maintains the popular, tour-proven shape of its predecessor with a series of technological breakthroughs to provide even more performance. Every wedge is Precision Forged from 1025 carbon steel for incredibly soft, solid feel. The  Tour Zip Grooves are also laser milled to maximize spin in accordance with USGA regulations.  The Tour Concept Wedge steel shaft, co-developed and...

  • In the bag: Richie Ramsay's winning clubs

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

    Richie Ramsay has claimed his second career European Tour victory after winning the Omega European Masters title at Crans-sur-Sierre in the Swiss Alps.   The Scot followed up his third round 64 with a five-under-par 66 on Sunday which sees him move up to £605,000 in the race to Dubai. Driver: Taylormade R11S 9° Woods: Taylormade RBZ Tour 14.5° Hybrid:...

  • Video review: Callaway Forged Wedge

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

    Wedge expert Roger Cleveland has been designing for Callaway since 1996. His latest creation is the Callaway Forged wedge and our test team thought he had hit the nail on the head perfectly with the design, scoring a perfect five out of five from all six testers for versatility, and eventually taking our Gold Award. The Tour CC Grooves help...

  • Jumpers Showcase Photo Gallery

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

    As the first auburn leaves of Autumn litter our fairways, the thoughts of golf's biggest clothing brands have turned away from bright coloured polo shirts and towards the new stylish range of jumpers. Whether you prefer plain or check, beige or black, the latest offerings in longsleeve knitwear have something for everyone. Follow our link to view a sample of 2012 jumpers,...

  • Video review: Callaway Razr X Forged Better Player Irons

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

    The Callaway Razr X Irons fall in the better player category. This category more than any other, will come down to personal preference of the testers but during our irons test this was the one iron that seemed to combine everything our team was looking for in an iron designed for competent golfers. The Razr X Forged won high praise...

  • Cobra Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Baffler Hybrid Irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Saturday, 1 September 2012

    Cobra Golf is celebrating its rich heritage by launching the all new Baffler Hybrid Irons and Baffler Hybrid Iron Combo sets ahead of the company’s 40th anniversary. The Baffler Hybrid Irons take key technology from Cobra's iconic Baffler Hybrids to create an easy to hit iron that delivers maximum forgiveness, higher launch and improved distance. “Our Baffler products have helped make...

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