2012

  • Ecco Launch 2012 Women's Golf Collection

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 30 August 2012

    Renowned shoe makers Ecco have announced their 2012 women’s collection, highlighted by the Casual Cool model in a wide range of fresh designs and fun colors. The handcrafted shoe is designed and constructed using the Scandinavian principle that form must follow function. This foot-first approach to shoemaking merges with the company’s use of direct-injection technology to ensure unrivaled durability, flexibility,...

  • ECCO Extend ‘Natural Motion’ BIOM Golf Range

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 30 August 2012

    Ecco have announced the extension of their Biom range, with the new Biom GTX. The original range offered shoes that follow the foot’s natural system for absorbing impact to enhance stability while strengthening muscles in the feet and lower legs and the new GTX adds Gore-Tex protection and new colours to the range’s arsenal.    The Biom range were  designed using...

  • Nike Challenges the Elements with the Lunar Bandon Footwear

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 30 August 2012

    You're having your round of the year when the heavens open; the last thing that you want to distract you is wet feet. But worry no more, Nike's new Lunar Bandon shoes not only take care of a little drizzle, they also laugh in the face of fairway puddles and muddy, waterlogged paths. The Lunar Bandon's have been designed for serious golfers who...

  • Lawrie hands Bioflow their fourth victory of 2012

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 30 August 2012

    Bioflow, one of the worlds leading suppliers of magnotherapy wrist products, is celebrating after staff player Paul Lawrie won the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, Scotland and landed their fourth victory of the 2012 season. Since joining the company at the Scottish Open in 2011, Lawrie has moved from 147th in the world rankings to his current 30th spot. The Scot's vicotry...

  • Video review: Nike VR Pro wedge

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 30 August 2012

    When the R&A changed the laws on what grooves are legal and illegal manufacturers had to go back to the drawing board on how to create wedges that offer forgiveness and spin.  This is what Nike came up with. The VR Pro features new X3X 'high-frequency' fully conforming grooves to provide better performance and more consistent distance control. There are more grooves, closer...

  • Video review: Ping Anser Forged Wedge

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 29 August 2012

    The Anser wedge is Ping's first forged wedge, it is made from a soft 8620 steel, a thicker hitting area and hour-glass-shaped reinforced back cavity to provide solid feel and feedback. A machined face and grooves ensure maximum spin and control. A high-density tungsten toe weight is balanced by a longer hosel to optimize the CG position for penetrating, high-spin trajectories. They...

  • Video review: Ping Tour S Wedge

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 29 August 2012

    Ping's Tour S wedge first appeared in the bag of Louis Oosthuizen at the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews. He won it. Since then it has gone from strength to strength; Lee Westwood put it in the bag this year and in 2011 it even won the Gold Award in the coverted TG Wedge Test. Here's what our gear gurus Jon and...

  • Nick Watney in the bag: The Barclays winning clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 28 August 2012

    Nick Watney has staked a late claim for a place on the United States Ryder Cup team as he took advantage of a bad day for Sergio Garcia to win The Barclays.   The 31-year-old shot a closing round 69 to win by three, with fellow American Brandt Snedeker in second place at Bethpage.   Garcia was seeking back-to-back triumphs after...

  • Cleveland and Srixon sponsor new Performance Centre at Buchanan Castle

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 24 August 2012

    Cleveland Golf and Srixon are have announced their partnership with the new Performance Centre at Buchanan Castle Golf Club, near Glasgow. The Performance Centre will be run by PGA Professional Keith Baxter, who recently became the first Scottish winner of the Cleveland Golf and Srixon Invitational Pro-Am, beating a field of 45 other PGA Professionals over 36 holes at Turnberry. Buchanan...

  • Bioflow Unveil New Sport Twin Wristband

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 24 August 2012

    Bioflow, one of the world's leading suppliers of magnotherapy wrist products, have announced the launch of the Bioflow Sport Twin. The next generation of Bioflow Sport wristbands, the Sport Twin is designed to complement an active lifestyle, with a winning combination of patented magnet technology teamed with a durable silicone, non-tearable wristband that is water resistant. The Twin has been designed with a...

  • Luke Donald Puts MP-64 Irons Straight Into His Bag

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 24 August 2012

    Luke Donald has put Mizuno's new MP-64 irons into his bag this week in the first FedEx Cup Playoff event, The Barclays, at Bethpage Golf Club. The world number two tested the players muscle back iron on the range at the Barclays, and was so impressed by the data that he put them into play for round one. The new...

  • Sergio Garcia in the bag: Wyndham Championship winning clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 20 August 2012

    Sergio Garcia has all but assured himself of a place in the 2012 European Ryder Cup Team at Medinah with a stunning victory at the Wyndham Championship. The Spaniard fought off any final day nerves as the championship rolled into a Monday finish with Garcia leading by one from South African Tim Clark. And the TaylorMade staff man even birdied three of his...

  • TG's Demo Day Is Back!

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 17 August 2012

    The Today’s Golfer Demo Day is back in 2012, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s edition on August 27th at The Belfry will see 2010 RE/MAX Long Drive Champion Joe Miller giving out his long hitting tips, a two-hour clinic and Q&A with European Tour winner Graeme Storm, the chance to hit the latest...

  • Adidas Golf releases puremotion and crossflex footwear

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    Adidas Golf have boosted their ever-growing collection of golf apparel by unveiling two innovative new shoes – puremotion and crossflex. Their new ultra-lightweight range (pictured right) has been primarily designed to provide maximum flexibility and increased comfort on and off the course. The puremotion shoe prides itself on providing ultimate freedom and control through natural stability and retaining the necessary traction to enhance balance in the golf swing. A unique web-shaped forefoot has been...

  • IJP Design launches new Autumn/Winter 2012 collection

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    Ian Poulter's British clothing label, IJP Design, have released exclusive shots of its new Autumn/Winter Collection. Their new range, which launches in September 2012, features a wide collection of golfing apparel that intertwines classic golfing styles with sophisticated designs and sharp tailoring. The designs (pictured right) focus on traditional golfing values whilst using technical fabrics to ensure the highest level of sporting performance. Four...

  • Titleist powers McIlroy to USPGA victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 13 August 2012

    Rory McIlroy romped to an emphatic victory at the US PGA Championship, doing so with a wide range of Titleist equipment. The Northern Irishman tamed Kiawah Island on Sunday as the likes of Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and former world number one Tiger Woods failed to overturn his overnight lead. McIlroy trusted Titleist's 913D3 driver, as well as the 712MB irons. He used...

  • Odyssey release new Flip Face putters

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 8 August 2012

    Odyssey changed the putter market forever when they launched their 2-ball in 2001 and 11 years on, their Flip Face putters offer a similarly exciting story of innovation. The newly-developed technology allows golfers to change the face insert on their putter quickly and without hassle, depending on their preference. It also gives golfers optimal control when playing on slower or faster...

  • Poulter designs USPGA putter cover

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 7 August 2012

    World no30 Ian Poulter has designed a limited edition putter cover ahead of the USPGA Championship at Kiawah Island to complete a set of four Major Championship covers in 2012. Poulter, through his own clothing company IJP Design, created the putter covers to commemorate each of the Major Championships this year, starting with the Masters in April. The Kiawah Island offering is...

  • Bradley powers to WGC victory in Ohio

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 6 August 2012

    US PGA Champion Keegan Bradley enjoyed the perfect preparation for the defence of his title later this week by winning the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio. Compatriot Jim Furyk looked certain to win his first tournament for two years, but a double-bogey at the 72nd hole handed Bradley the win after he holed a 15-footer for par at the last. Bradley, 24, was...

  • Video review: Mizuno MP-59 better player irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Sunday, 5 August 2012

    The choice of iron for Luke Donald – a man regarded as one of the finest iron players on the planet. He recently told TG he loves the way they move through the turf thanks to the slightly curved sole and blunted leading edge. But if that’s not endorsement enough, our testers also loved them, awarding them the silver award...

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