October

  • Video Review: TaylorMade R11S Fairway Wood

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 31 October 2012

    TaylorMade R11’s successor offers golfers the option of a square, two degree closed and two degree open settings to provide a huge variety in shot shaping capabilities. Lofts can also be adjusted by either 1.5° up or down, but perhaps the most notable thing is the low and forward CG position which promotes faster launch conditions. The white head has remained, which makes...

  • Acushnet Announce That Rory McIlroy Will Not Re-Sign In 2013

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    Rory McIlroy and Acushnet, parent company of Titleist and FootJoy, have released a joint statement saying that the player will not be re-signed by the brand for the 2013 season. After weeks of speculation regarding the future of the world number one, Chief Executive Officer of the Acushnet Group Wally Uihlein confirmed they will not be extending the deal past December...

  • Video Review: Cobra AMP Fairway Woods

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    The Cobra AMP fairway has a silver non-glare crown giving stacks of confidence and a contrasting black face for easy alignment.  It also features Cobra's Advanced Material Placement, E9 Face technology and Adjustable Flight technology to deliver blistering golf ball speeds, improved accuracy and customised performance for golfers of all handicaps. This ultra lightweight Aldila RIP Speed Tuned Graphite Shaft keeps the overall weight of the...

  • Bioflow Offering Free Delivery Until Christmas

    Monday, 29 October 2012

    Bioflow, one of the worlds leading suppliers of magnotherapy wrist products, have announced that they will offer free UK delivery on all their Bioflow Sport products at www.bioflowsport.com until Christmas. The promotion follows the recent addition of John Daly to Team Bioflow and also the launch of the Bioflow Sport Twin, the next generation of Bioflow Sport wristbands. On teaming up...

  • Peter Hanson In The Bag: BMW Masters Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 29 October 2012

    Peter Hanson held off a late charge from Rory McIlroy to win the BMW Masters in Shanghai by one-shot and move up to second on the Race To Dubai money list.  The 35-year-old took a one-shot lead into the final round and managed to maintain his narrow advantage to claim his sixth European Tour victory. Hanson streched out his lead to four with five to...

  • Nick Watney In The Bag: CIMB Classic Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 29 October 2012

    Nick Watney captured his second win in eight weeks at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia with a stunning final-round 61 and a little help from his wife Amber. Mrs Watney had to step-in during the first round after Watney's caddie, Chad Reynolds, was taken to the first aid tent with dizzy spells. With her help, the American made a par down the 18th and...

  • Video Review: Cobra Baffler T-Rail Fairway Wood

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 29 October 2012

    One of the major problems club golfers have when hitting a fairway is digging it into the ground, but the Tungsten Rail Sole on the Baffler T-Rail helps the club glide through the surface for a crisper contact, while the low centre of gravity ensures a good flight. The shallow and thinner face also makes it easier to hit and...

  • Video Review: MD Superstrong ST2 Fairway Wood

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Saturday, 27 October 2012

    The MD Golf Superstrong ST2 fairway wood has a shallower club face and a more compact head shape. The low centre of gravity promotes a high launch for long, accurate shots. The aerodynamic styling ensures maximum performance is guaranteed. UST’s multi compound grip and Proforce 65 shaft come as standard. In our October 2012 fairways test the ST2 came out as an all-round...

  • Video Review: Adams Speedline Fast 12 Fairway Wood

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 26 October 2012

    Adams latest Speedline Fast model features a second generation Velocity Slot and a larger sweetspot for improved launch conditions and more distance from the fairway, and off the tee. It’s also incredibly forgiving too. The price could be an issue for some especially as it’s competing against more established names, but it’s well-worth looking at due to the impressive distance...

  • FIRST LOOK: TaylorMade RocketBladez Wedges

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 25 October 2012

    The new TaylorMade RocketBladez irons have caused a lot of excitement in the golf industry, and TG now has some pictures of the stylish wedges that will accompany them. The RocketBladez wedges will not feature the new speed pocket, as TaylorMade focus on control and accuracy.  The sand and lob wedges will have re-designed cavities to promote feel, featuring the ATV sole for...

  • Video Review: Cobra Baffler T-Rail Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 25 October 2012

    The Baffler T-Rail has a sole that reduces the area of the club that comes in contact with the ground, the result is improved turf interaction and maximum forgiveness – making the Baffler T-Rail the most forgiving and versatile Cobra hybrid ever. While improving the turf interaction the T-Rail moves the centre of gravity lower and deeper for a higher penetrating ball...

  • FIRST LOOK - Mickelson tests new Callaway X-Forged irons

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

    Callaway look set to unveil new X-Forged irons, after the brand tweeted pictures of four-time Major winner Phil Mickelson testing them. The new, better player irons have been designed by Callaway Chief Designer Roger Cleveland and combine 1025 Carbon Steel and a pure forging process which offers exceptional feel and precision. Callaway say that the irons feature a new face design, sole profile...

  • Daly signs up with Bioflow Sport

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

    Two-time Major winner John Daly has joined Team Bioflow and will wear the brand's range of magnetic wrist bands. The American joins a golf stable that includes Lee Westwood, Paul Lawie and Simon Dyson, and the 46-year-old was keen to talk about the positive effect the technology was having on his game. "As you get older, the grind of the Tour can...

  • Video Review: Callaway Razr X Tour Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

    The Callaway Razr X Tour is designed with less of an offset than the standard model, allowing better players to have greater control over their shots for an improved performance. Benefitting from the use of aggressive VFT technology that allows Callaway to more accurately control the thickness of the club face, creating a huge sweet spot for improved forgiveness, this well constructed...

  • Behind The Scenes Video: Titleist 913 Drivers

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

    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 Titleist staff players switched to the new drivers. By the end of 2012, 90 per cent of Titleist’s staffers are expected to have switched – a clear sign of a...

  • Rose and Johnson Test New TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor Jon Greathead on Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    TaylorMade have unveiled their new RocketBladez irons, and Staff Players Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose were impressed with how far they flew. American Johnson, famed for his long hitting, was so surprised by the performance of the RocketBladez irons that he had to double check with the TaylorMade technician that he could legally play them. Ryder Cup hero Rose noted how he was...

  • Video Interview: TaylorMade RocketBladez Speed Pocket

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

    Watch the video below to learn more about TaylorMade's latest ground breaking irons. It features Bret Wahl, the vice-president of research and design, and Brian Bazzel, director of iron, wedge and putter product creation, who both talk about the new Taylormade gear.

  • Video Interview: TaylorMade Unveil New RocketBladez Irons

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

    Watch the video below to see TaylorMade President and CEO introduce the new RocketBladez irons. The new irons introduce the Speed Pocket technology to irons for the first time, adding yards and consistency to any miss-hit shots. They are classically styled and will retail for £549 in steel shafts. Watch the video below for more info:...

  • TaylorMade Unveil New RocketBladez Irons

    Written by Senior Equipment Editor Jon Greathead on Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    After the runaway success of the RocketBallz franchise this year, TaylorMade are set to launch their new RocketBladez game-improver irons which have been designed to offer sensational distance by using an enhanced Speed Pocket behind the face. The introduction of the RocketBallz woods, and in particular the fairway wood and hybrid, in January last year sent a buzz through the golf...

  • McIlroy Set To Join Woods At Nike In 2013?

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

    Rumours are rife at the moment that world number one and current Titleist staffer Rory McIlroy could step onto the first tee at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in January as a Nike player. The Northern Irishman’s contract with Titleist finishes at the end of the 2012 season, and as of such the race has begun to secure his signature. Nike...

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