2013

  • Spotted: Ping S55 irons

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs begin this week at The Barclays and a few Ping staff players have been spotted trying out some new irons. The S55 irons are set to build on the success of the S56, Ping's only current true better player irons, which have been in the range for over four years. Players reported to be testing the...

  • Laser launch for Golf Buddy

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    Golf Buddy has always been a GPS brand. But now it has launched a range finder in a bid to become the world's largest “Distance Measuring Device” provider. The Golf Buddy LR3 laser weighs 200grams, features an LCD screen and has a range of 1,000 yards. Users can transmit the laser for up to 10 seconds and use 6x magnification to...

  • Ping issues Mahan with gold-plated putter

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    PING’s long-held gold-plated-putter tradition experienced a first today when Hunter Mahan was presented a gold-plated Scottsdale TR Anser 2 inscribed with his daughter’s name, birthdate and vital statistics. Mahan was leading the RBC Canadian Open after two rounds when he got a call that his wife, Kandi, was in labour in Dallas. Only minutes from beginning the third round, Mahan immediately withdrew from...

  • IJP Design launch treasure hunt with an Ode

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 16 August 2013

    IJP Design have launched an exciting treasure hunt using an Ode: Yo ho ho and a hole in one, Get yer sea legs on for some Poulter fun! Get ready to set sail for #IJPSecretBackNine, The first ever treasure hunt by IJP Design. Only the savviest will succeed to win the treasure, IJP Design booty to wear at your leisure. Around...

  • VPAR launches exciting new App

    Written by Graeme Hamlett on Monday, 5 August 2013

    EVER wondered what it’s like to play the final hole knowing you have a lead, or perhaps need a birdie to seal victory, so that you can perform accordingly? Well thanks to the newly developed and improved VPAR App, you can bring a live and real-time leaderboard to your golf, stoking up the tension, excitement and competitiveness as you play. Using VPAR’s...

  • Win the ultimate coaching experience courtesy of Powakaddy and England Golf

    Written by Graeme Hamlett on Monday, 5 August 2013

    PowaKaddy has teamed up with its partners at England Golf to offer one lucky golfer and a guest the opportunity to win a 2 day coaching course at The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa. Under the tutelage of some of the best coaches the country has to offer, the winners will have access to state-of-the-art practice facilities, including one of...

  • Return of the Adams Tight Lies

    Written by Joel Tadman on Friday, 2 August 2013

    The Tight Lies woods put Adams on the map, changed the thinking behind club design and shook up the marketing of golf clubs. Now, it’s back. A new version of the Adams’ famous club aims to combine the original’s upside-down shape (for a lower centre of gravity and ease of use for players who need to hit the ball high) with...

  • Mizuno add to shotmakers range

    Written by Joel Tadman on Friday, 2 August 2013

    Mizuno has an incredible history in blades with the MP-14s, MP-29s, TP-9s, TP-19s and MP-33s and MP-69s – the new MP-4s sit comfortably in that elevated company. The first blade from Mizuno since autumn 2011 is a pure, forged muscleback iron for better players seeking the ultimate control of their ball flight. The “bulging muscle” design extends higher up the clubface...

  • Golf Buddy's new VT3

    Written by Joel Tadman on Friday, 2 August 2013

    As well as a host of cool features, Golf Buddy’s new VT3 can be worn in five different ways depending on your preference – on the wrist, attached to a free retractable cord, or clipped to a hat, belt or shirt pocket. This feature-packed GPS rangefinder combines powerful audio and TouchSwipe screen functionality to deliver supremely accurate distances quickly and easily. An...

  • Brandt Snedeker in the bag: Canadian Open winning clubs

    Written by Joel Tadman on Monday, 29 July 2013

    Here are the clubs American Brandt Snedeker used to claim his second victory of the year at the RBC Canadian Open. Driver: TaylorMade Burner Superfast (8.5°) with Fujikura Motore VC 7.2 X shaft Fairway wood: Tour Edge Exotics CB4 (13°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.1 X shaft Hybrid: Ping Anser (17°) with Aldila Tour Blue 85 shaft Irons: Bridgestone J40 Cavity...

  • TaylorMade launch SLDR driver

    Written by Joel Tadman on Monday, 29 July 2013

    TaylorMade has announced the official arrival of SLDR – a revolutionary new driver featuring an adjustable, sliding weight system engineered to launch the golf ball high, fast and long. The key to the leap in distance is a lower and more forward centre of gravity (CG) that promotes a hotter launch, lower spin and faster ball speed. Similar to the impact...

  • Bushnell named No.1 range finder at the Open

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 24 July 2013

    Sports Marketing Surveys have revealed Bushnell as the most chosen range finder among players and caddies at the recent Open Championship at Muirfield. Among players using a range finder at the 2013 Open Championship, more than 78 per cent of the players and 66 per cent of the caddies reported their trust in Bushnell laser rangefinders. Sports Marketing Surveys Inc. are regarded...

  • Softspikes celebrates triple victory weekend

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013

    Softspikes claimed multiple victories this weekend, with Phil Mickelson at The Open Championship, Woody Austin on the PGA Tour and Jamie Lovemark on the Web.com Tour all wearing the brand's cleats. Austin chose the Pulsar cleat at the Sanderson Farm Championship, where 20 of the top 26 also used Softspikes’ models. The Midwest Championship also hosted 20 of the top 28 finishers wearing Softspikes,...

  • First look: Mizuno's new irons

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 23 July 2013

    The Open Championship at Muirfield proved a perfect setting for the unveiling of Mizuno's new MP-4 and MP-54 iron models - due for general release in September. Both sets reflect a blend of new and old - with the promise of the shotmaking precision needed at the famous links venue. The heads were delivered to Mizuno's European Tour Workshop to be shown to...

  • Win Phil Mickleson’s Open winning bag and clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 23 July 2013

    We're giving you the chance to win the clubs, bag and balls identical to the ones Phil Mickelson used to win The Open at Muirfield.   We've teamed up with american golf and Callaway to offer you this exclusive prize, which includes the Callaway RAZR tour bag, the 3 Deep Fairway Wood, X Forged irons, the Mack Daddy wedge and the Odyssey Versa...

  • Another Major success story for Golf Pride at The Open

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 22 July 2013

    Eighty one per cent of competitors (126/156) trusted Golf Pride grips at the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield. It meant the brand continued its vice-like grip on usage at the 2013 Majors with 82% of the field trusting the company’s grips at this year’s Masters and 79% of the field at the US Open at Merion. Eight out of the last 10 Masters and US Open winners...

  • Phil Mickelson in the bag: Open Championship winning clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Sunday, 21 July 2013

    Just as he did at Merion during the US Open, Phil Mickelson opted to not carry a driver at Muirfield, using a 13-degree Callaway X Hot 3Deep fairway wood as his longest club in the bag. The strategy paid off perfectly for the American as he used the club twice on Muirfield's 17th to reach the par 5 in two and make a...

  • Titleist again number one choice of ball at The Open

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 19 July 2013

    Titleist has continued its run as the number one golf ball of choice at The Open Championship since records began As the world’s best players compete to mark their name in history as the 2013 Open Champion, the legendary Titleist Pro V1 franchise continued its own historic run at the world’s oldest Major championship. The superior performance and precision of Titleist golf...

  • Nike Golf challenge speedsters run amok at Archerfield

    Written by Graeme Hamlett on Thursday, 18 July 2013

    Who said slow play was a problem in golf? Not the TG readers and competition winners who descended upon Archerfield Links for the TW14 Nike Golf Speed Challenge on the eve of The Open. Some 39 players travelled from far and wide across the UK, to ‘Just Do It’ and take part in teams of three, each golfer kitted out in Nike...

  • Dustin Johnson and Martin Laird star in adidas launch

    Wednesday, 17 July 2013

    Ahead of The 142nd Open Championship, adidas Golf today staged a unique golf experience at North Berwick Golf Club to launch its new GORE-TEX waterproof outerwear, in preparation for the infamous Scottish weather conditions. To celebrate the release of their innovative performance range, the brand created the ultimate weather simulator designed to replicate the worst of Mother Nature, and then threw...

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