July

  • TG DEMO DAY AT THE BELFRY TO RETURN IN AUGUST

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 30 July 2012

    After a highly-successful inaugural TG Demo Day at The Belfry last year, we're getting ready to do it all over again at Europe’s foremost golfing facility this August Bank Holiday – but this time it’s going to be even bigger and better! Not only are many of the game’s leading equipment manufacturers offering amazing individual custom fit sessions and the...

  • Aiken credits Bioflow with rise to glory

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

    Whatever your thoughts are on magnotherapy products are, European Tour star Thomas Aiken insists the Bioflow wristband played a significant role in his return to fitness and rise to thew upper echelons of the game. In December 2004 South African golf star, Thomas Aiken, was faced with surgery on a troublesome wrist injury and lengthy lay-off from the game. However, a...

  • Garcia and Johnson give their backing to new Adidas Red Shoe campaign ahead of the Olympics

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 24 July 2012

    Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson played their part in a sensational stunt on the River Thames to celebrate golf's inclusion into the Olympic Games in 2016 and the new adidas Red Shoe campaign. Just a few days before the start of this year's iconic sporting event, PGA Tour stars Garcia and Johnson attempted a nearest the pin challenge to a floating...

  • An early view of Mizuno's new MP-64 irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 July 2012

    Mizuno spent all last week at The Open Championship teasing us with images of their new gear from the Tour truck - and they've done it again with a peek at the new MP-64 irons. These are set to replace the MP-63 irons in the range and will sit alongside the MP-69 and MP-59s next year. There is no word as...

  • R&A investigating long putter issue

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 23 July 2012

    The controversial topic of belly and broomhandle putters rumbles on and in fact has gained momentum with the top two players (Ernie Els and Adam Scott) in yesterday's Open using them. In fact three of the last four major champions have triumphed with long handle putters which many golfing traditionalists feel should be outlawed. Using the longer putters is becoming a...

  • Callaway prop-Els Ernie to epic Open Championship victory

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 23 July 2012

    Callaway staffer Ernie Els rolled back the years to claim an epic Open Championship victory at Royal Lytham and St Annes on Sunday afternoon. The 42-year-old took full advantage of a monumental collapse from overnight leader Adam Scott to win his first Major for a decade. The South African relied on a bag full of Callaway equipment, including the new Hex Black Tour...

  • Nike VR_S Forged irons: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 July 2012

    Often the acid test of a golf club is the reaction it extracts from Tour pros - and the Nike VR_S Forged irons have won praise from none other than Tiger Woods. Despite being designed for mid-low handicap golfers looking for a touch of forgiveness, the 14-time Major winner has included a Nike VR_S Forged 3-iron in his bag on numerous occasions this...

  • Mizuno JPX-800 HD irons: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 July 2012

    Mizuno may be better known for catering for better players with their heritage in forged irons - but they also produce clubs for higher handicappers as well in the form of the JPX-800 HD irons. They are bigger than the sleeker blades for which Mizuno is renowned but instead are built to offer the maximum amount of forgiveness for inconsistent players. The...

  • MD Golf Superstrong ST2 irons: video review

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 July 2012

    MD Golf have a reputation for producing irons that outperform their price point and this year they have brought the new Superstrong ST2 range to market. To see if they would continue previous form and perform better than their £199.99 price point TG's equipment team Jonathan Greathead and David Connor took a closer look. To hear what they thought take a look...

  • Mizuno to unveil MP Fli-Hi replacement

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

    Another new addition to the Mizuno range looks to be the new MP-H4 - a hybrid-style long iron designed to replace the MP Fli-Hi. Mizuno's Tour reps have been showcasing the new head to their staff players at The Open Championship, where a lot of players traditionally ditch their hybrids for long irons because of the wind and the firmer turf. The...

  • Mizuno give us a first look at new MP-T4 wedges

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

    Mizuno have given us a sneak peek of their brand new MP-T4 wedges which they are unveiling to staff players at The Open Championship. We don't have a great deal of detail at the moment but we believe the wedges will replace the hugely popular MP-T11 that had been it the bag of Luke Donald during his ascent to world No1...

  • Zach Johnson in the bag: winning John Deere Classic clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 16 July 2012

    Zach Johnson sealed his second PGA Tour victory of 2012 with a playoff win against Troy Matteson in the John Deere Classic. The former Masters champion, who lives just an hour away and is on the board of the John Deere Classic, tapped in for birdie on the second playoff hole to wrestle the title from Matteson after both finished on...

  • Jeev Milkha Singh in the bag: winning Scottish Open clubs

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 16 July 2012

    Jeev Milkha Singh came from nowhere on Sunday to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in a playoff against Italian Franceso Molinari. The Callaway man fired a final round 67, the joint lowest round of the day, to set the clubhouse lead at 17-under par at a windswept Castle Stuart course near Inverness. Singh watched as the leaders, including home favourite...

  • Nike update putter range with Method Midnight models

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Saturday, 14 July 2012

    You'd struggle to find a more successful putter range in terms of victory ratios than the Nike Method models with two Major wins and a host of PGA and European Tour victories in its short career to date. Now Nike have updated the range with three new models in a stunning Method Midnight finish. The original range consisted of five putters -...

  • Bushnell's new Tour Z6 laser rangefinder launched

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 July 2012

    The long-awaited new addition to the Bushnell range of laser rangefinders has arrived - the Tour Z6. It is designed to be their smallest, most technologically-advance laser rangefinder to date in order to offer amateurs the same luxury of added yardages that the pros enjoy. The Tour Z6 features what Bushnell call Vivid Display Technology for clearer views while the new red...

  • Golf Locker launch new Qwikfold Quad trolley

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 July 2012

    Golf Locker have unveiled their latest push cart design in the form of the Qwikfold Quad. It is designed to build on the success of the previous Qwikfold trolley, which was popular thanks to the fast one-button unfolding mechanism. The new version has the added stability of a fourth wheel as well as other features including deluxe scorecard holder with built-in hidden...

  • Ryder Cup 2012 official clothing released

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 July 2012

    Ryder Cup Europe have released its official merchandise clothing collections ahead of the 2012 event at Medinah in September. The range features two collections - the official collection and the exclusive collection. The official collection contains a wide choice of apparel, gifts and merchandise, from licensees Abacus, adidas, Baxter Golf Art, Druh Belts, Footjoy, and Titleist, along with Glenmuir, Level 4 and...

  • Miura unveil limited edition K.J Choi irons

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 13 July 2012

    Luxury Japanese golf brand Miura have released a stunning limited edition set of K.J Choi irons to commemorate his victory in the Players Championship last year. Only 300 sets of the irons have been made, with each one individually numbered from 1-300. The irons are an exact replica of the CB-501 irons he used to win the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass...

  • MD Superstrong ST2 woods: video interview

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 5 July 2012

    At Today's Golfer we are continually impressed by MD Golf's ability to produce clubs of quality at the price they do - and they've looked to do more of the same with the new Superstrong ST2 range. The range incorporates a new line of ST2 woods including driver, fairway wood and hybrid and at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando TG's...

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