2013

  • Abacus adds new layers

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 1 October 2013

    Abacus Sportswear, the Swedish technical clothing brand and pioneer of high-performance stretch waterproof fabrics, has introduced multi-functional DryCool and StretchDry pieces to its Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Made from innovative DryCool material, the Druids turtleneck provides multi-purpose functionality, allowing the wearer to use it as either a jumper or a base layer, as it provides a unique defence system against heat and...

  • Footjoy's XPS-1 shoe joins MyJoys platform

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 1 October 2013

    FootJoy, the #1 shoe and glove in golf, has announced the introduction of its performance-enhanced XPS-1 golf shoe to the custom MyJoys programme. The XPS-1 was designed to provide the golfer with unparalleled levels of Xtreme platform stability and balance during the golf swing, born out of extensive player testing. Now FootJoy is incorporating the modern, athletic design into the MyJoys...

  • David Howell in the bag: Dunhill Links Championship winning clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 30 September 2013

    England's David Howell won his first title since 2006 when he beat Peter Uihlein in a playoff for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The 38-year-old Howell won with a birdie to Uihlein's par at the second extra hole, the 18th at St Andrews, for his fifth European Tour victory after both players ended on 23-under-par. See what clubs the Englishman used here:  Driver:...

  • Adams Golf launch super-game improver Idea hybrid irons

    Written by Joel Tadman on Friday, 27 September 2013

    Adams Golf’s new Idea hybrid irons have been inspired by research which revealed that the majority of 15+ handicap golfers make contact nearly half an inch towards the toe, not on the club’s sweet spot. To that end, its new super-game improvement irons are specifically designed to enhance the ball speed in the area where those players need it most.  The...

  • Titleist Pro V1 claims 2013th win since launch in 2000

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 26 September 2013

    Titleist's Pro V1 reached another remarkable milestone when Henrik Stenson clinched the 2,013th win for the ball at the Tour Championship. Since the original Pro V1 first entered the winners’ circle at the Invensys Classic on the PGA Tour in October 2000, the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls have set unrivalled standards in success. Like the inaugural Pro V1 winner almost 13...

  • Wilson Staff launch new M3 woods and irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 26 September 2013

    Wilson Staff’s top European players Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie, Anthony Wall and Andreas Harto were all at St Andrews recently to launch a new family of matte black forged irons and adjustable woods. The FG Tour M3 range of clubs has been designed for better players, with the feedback from the most experienced Tour players a significant factor in the range's development...

  • Callaway unveils forged performance Apex iron

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 25 September 2013

    Callaway may have sold off the Ben Hogan brand last year but it held on to the Apex name and now, it has launched a new range of Apex irons. Billed as a distance iron offering the feel of a forged iron, Callaway’s new Apex model features an ‘Ultra Hot’ steel face insert for increased ball speeds and tungsten sole...

  • Prey on flags with Lynx’s new Black Cat and Predator ranges

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 25 September 2013

    Aimed at golfers looking for performance without a hefty price tag, Lynx Golf has launched its new Black Cat and Predator ranges. All the woods and hybrids are constructed using Forged BiTi Technology and a black PVD coating for durability. According to Lynx, studies have shown that PVD coating can increase product lifespan up to ten-fold. The 460cc driver of the Black...

  • Henrik Stenson in the bag: Tour Championship winning clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 23 September 2013

    Henrik Stenson capped off the 2013 PGA Tour season in memorable fashion on Sunday, becoming the fourth consecutive player to win both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup, in the process taking home $11.44 million to bring his season’s earnings to more than $16.5 million. See what clubs he used to conquer East Lake Golf Club and take the biggest prize of his...

  • Srixon launches new AD333 ball

    Written by Joel Tadman on Friday, 20 September 2013

    Srixon's AD333 – the UK’s No.1 two-piece golf ball since 2007 – is designed for players who are looking for feel, distance and control, without paying too much. Now, it’s got even better thanks to the addition of its ‘Spin Skin’ technology for added greenside control, as well as a new cover, core and dimples. Graeme McDowell’s Z-Star was the first...

  • PING Collection unveil Autumn/Winter 2013 men’s line

    Written by Joel Tadman on Friday, 13 September 2013

    Ping has has developed a three-tier layering system designed to enhance the performance of its new collection when worn together. Twinning a base layer with a mid-garment and rain top will result in supreme winter performance.   PING Collection’s Dry Fibre Dynamics, found in their base layer, moves moisture to relieve the golfer of any potential discomfort caused by excess water.

  • Big Max launches revolutionary trolley bag

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 11 September 2013

    The new revolutionary Concourse trolley from Big Max is one of the most lightweight and compact golf trolleys in the world. So refined in fact, that you barely notice it’s there until you need it. The trolley actually stays permanently attached to its golf bag, designed to lie flush to the bags surface, and weighing in at just 2.1 kg. Once needed, the Concourse opens...

  • SkyCaddie announces free membership for sub-£200 models

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 10 September 2013

    SkyGolf, the maker of SkyCaddie, has announced that buyers of its sub-£200 Sport Series models in the UK and Europe can now access its 30,000+ golf course maps without paying annual membership charges. The promotion, part of the company’s forthcoming 10th Anniversary celebrations, applies immediately to all new Sport Series GPS products bought in the UK, including the AIRE, GIMME and...

  • TaylorMade Golf introduces SpeedBlade irons

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 10 September 2013

    TaylorMade Golf has announced the launch of the SpeedBlade – a game-improvement iron designed to offer high launch and more distance. The Speed Pocket, which also features on TaylorMade’s RocketBladez irons, has been widened and lengthened and is now in the shape of a handle bar in the 3-7 irons. This gives golfers more clubface area toward the toe and heel...

  • Titleist launch new MB and CB irons

    Wednesday, 4 September 2013

    Titleist’s new 714 Series irons offer Tour-proven flight and feel with improved address profiles and ground interaction. Available in golf shops worldwide beginning November 8th alongside the new AP1s and AP2s, both sets maintain the core design fundamentals that have resonated with highly skilled, traditional bladed iron players since their initial launch in 2009, delivering advanced shot and trajectory control with...

  • Titleist launch new AP1 and AP2 irons

    Written by Chris Jones on Wednesday, 4 September 2013

    Titleist’s 714 Series AP1 and AP2 irons feature higher launching long irons and lower launching short irons for longer carry distance with outstanding forgiveness. Available in golf shops worldwide from November 8 alongside the new CB and MB irons, feature precise, progressive designs developed by the Titleist Golf Clubs R&D team to produce optimum launch, trajectory and distance by loft. Advanced CG...

  • Henrik Stenson in the bag: Deutsche Bank Championship winning clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 3 September 2013

    Henrik Stenson shot a five-under-par final round to pass overnight leader Sergio Garcia and win by two shots from American Steve Stricker in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Canada's Graeme DeLaet finished third, with Garcia joined by Americans Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Kevin Stadler in fourth on 17-under. The win takes Stenson above Tiger Woods into top spot in the FedExCup standings...

  • Gregory Bourdy in the bag: Wales Open winning clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 2 September 2013

    Titleist staffer Gregory Bourdy posted three birdies over the three closing holes to secure a dramatic two shot victory in the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor The Frenchman was playing an assortment of Titleist equipment, including the Pro V1x, which completed a century of victories for the legendary Pro V1 franchise across worldwide professional tours in 2013. Below are the clubs that...

  • Chervo's jacket is tailored to golfers

    Written by Joel Tadman on Monday, 2 September 2013

    Chervò has launched its men’s mesh-lined Millen jacket is part of the Comfort by Chervò range, which they say maximises freedom of movement in any situation on the golf course. Made of 100 per cent polyester, it utilises AQUA-BLOCK technology to protect golfers from rain and wind thanks to its ‘laminated-plus’ high-tech membrane – with 20,000 mm of water column performance – taped...

  • Stockton signs for Nike Golf

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 22 August 2013

    Short-game guru Dave Stockton has signed with Nike Golf to assist in putter development and design. Stockton, who currently resides in California, brings his elite knowledge and signature status as one of the legendary putting experts in the golf industry to his new role with the brand. Stockton has coached some of the sport’s top athletes including Nike...

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