2013

  • TaylorMade-adidas Launch New Gear For 2013

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 3 January 2013

    TaylorMade's winter launches always generate lots of interest and 2013 will be no different. The equipment giants have released two new adjustable drivers with revolutionary crown graphics to help you hit it straighter and longer more often. They have also upgraded their famous RBZ fairway with the RBZ Stage II, that they claim goes 10 yards longer. In their words, 17 +...

  • TaylorMade Unveil New Lethal Ball

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Thursday, 3 January 2013

    Three years after TaylorMade launched the world’s first five-piece golf ball in the form of the Penta TP, they’ve now announced the introduction of the LETHAL golf ball, designed to deliver tee-to-green performance for golfers of all abilities. Following the success of the Penta ball, TaylorMade designers looked closely at how they could improve the aerodynamics of future balls and came...

  • New TaylorMade RBZ Stage II Fairway Is 10 Yards Longer

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Thursday, 3 January 2013

    TaylorMade shook up the market last year when they launched the RocketBallz fairway wood, and now they’ve taken it a step further with the new RBZ Stage II. Last year’s product was engineered to give some golfers up to 17 yards more, but the new RBZ Stage II can deliver a further 10 yards in the right hands due to the...

  • TaylorMade Unveil RBZ Stage II Driver

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Thursday, 3 January 2013

    Hot on the heels of the R1 driver is the new TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage II driver, which features an element of adjustability, enhanced aerodynamics and great performance for less than £250. It may not grab the headlines that the more expensive R1 does, but this is still a seriously-solid golf club that we fully-expect to perform well for many golfers of...

  • TaylorMade Launch R1 Driver

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Thursday, 3 January 2013

    TaylorMade have unveiled their new R1 driver, the follow-up product to the massively-successful R11S. The R1 has been designed with 12 loft options and seven face angle settings, as well as the brand’s famous movable weight technology – but despite the high level of adjustability, it’s an intuitive bit of kit that is straight forward to use. “Offering a wide range of...

  • Adidas Launch The World's Lightest Golf Shoe

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Thursday, 3 January 2013

    Adidas Golf has introduced the new adizero shoe, an ultra-lightweight model designed on Barcelona legend Lionel Messi’s football boots…and they’ve already got Ryder Cup hero Sergio Garcia purring about the performance. “I’m always looking to add comfort and lightweight elements to my game, rounds on the course get long and it’s vital to have footwear that helps you perform,” said the...

  • Video Review: PING G25 Fairway and Hybrid

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    In this video TG Senior Equipment Editor Jonathan Greathead looks at the new PING G25 fairways and hybrids, which offer more forgiveness and improved looks.   The fairway woods feature an external sole weight which increases the Moment of Inertia for greater forgiveness and a towering ball flight, with shots hit from low on the face still generating impressive distance too. The...

  • Video Review: PING G25 Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    In this video TG's Senior Equipment Editor Jonathan Greathead takes a first look at the new PING G25 driver. PING have kept the aesthetics of their new driver very much on the conservative side of things – and while a charcoal, non-glare finish may not sound all that exciting, we think it makes the club look classy and unfussy. The familiar...

  • PING Launch New G25 Range

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    PING has taken the next step on the road to engineering perfection with the launch of the new G25 range of woods and irons. After 18 months of success with the G20 series, the new and improved G25 range has been designed to appeal to a wide range of golfers, from game-improvers through to the world’s best players – in fact,...

  • PING Launch New Putter Range

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    PING may not have been amongst the early adopters of adjustability in drivers, but they are the first company to launch a new putter series which features adjustable-shaft length. Golfers of all heights and stance-preferences will benefit from the adjustability range which goes from 31-38 inches and is easy to change. There are 12 models in the series, and the brilliant...

  • PING Unveil New G25 Irons

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    Improving on the G20 irons was going to be a difficult job, but PING might just have done that with the G25s because not only do they offer forgiveness, great distance and better feel, they also look great too. The first thing to note with these new game-improver irons is that aesthetically, they are the best PING have ever produced in...

  • PING Launch G25 Fairways and Hybrid

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    In addition to the new driver, PING has also unveiled G25 fairway woods and hybrids which offer more forgiveness and improved looks. The fairway woods feature an external sole weight which increases the Moment of Inertia for greater forgiveness and a towering ball flight, with shots hit from low on the face still generating impressive distance too. The traditionally-shaped head is...

  • PING Unveil G25 Driver

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    PING’s G20 driver was a deserved winner of our 2012 TG Test, and was a regular on both the PGA and European Tour in the past year – but the G25 promises to be even better. Many manufacturers are incorporating colour into their woods for 2013, but PING have kept the aesthetics of their new driver very much on the conservative...

  • Nike and TaylorMade Lead The Way In 2013 Player Signings

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    When you mention January transfers most people instantly think of the big money movers in football’s Premier League, but the European and PGA Tours also see their share of player transfers between equipment manufacturers. While Rory McIlroy’s expected move from Titleist to Nike - for a reported £200m over 10 years - will grab all the headlines, there have been plenty...

  • FootJoy Unveil The 2013 Contour Casual Shoe

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 1 October 2012

    FootJoy have re-entered the spikeless shoe market by improving their best-selling Contour Casual model to offer a shoe that fuses casual leisure styling with the ultimate in comfort and flexibility for use both on and off the course. The original Contour Casual was only launched in May this year, but it almost created a new market overnight, with stocks selling out...