2013

  • Video: Progen Chromo Woods First Hit Review

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    In this video TG's Gear Editor Joel Tadman tests the new Progen Chromo range, which has been designed to put the fun back into golf. The Chromo range includes a drver, woods, hybrids, irons, forged wedges and milled putters; all at very competitive prices. We tested the £150 driver, which has a distance adding graphite shaft and a vibration-damping grip. We also tried...

  • Titleist propels Manassero to biggest career win

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

    Youngster Matteo Manassero stepped out of the shadow left by Rory McIlroy to declare himself as Titleist's next hot property on the European Tour with a stunning win at the BMW PGA Championship. The 20-year-old won his fourth European Tour title and became the youngest winner of the PGA Championship at Wentworth thanks to a playoff victory over England's Simon Khan...

  • Matteo Manassero wins BMW PGA at Wentworth

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

    Italy's Matteo Manassero has become the youngest winner of the PGA Championship after beating Simon Khan and Marc Warren in a playoff at Wentworth. The 20-year-old birdied the fourth extra hole to edge 2010 champion Khan, after Scotland's Warren took three off the tee and then found the water at the first hole extra hole. The trio ended on 10-under-par, one clear of Spaniards...

  • Progen Re-launch With New 2013 Ranges

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 24 May 2013

    Progen Golf has re-launched their popular brand from the late nineties and early 2000’s under new ownership, with a complete brand and personality makeover for the next generation of golfers. “Golf is changing and Progen is for a new generation of golfers,” commented Product Development Executive James Graham. “We wanted to create something a bit different and launch a brand for the new...

  • Video: Honma TW717 Irons First Hit Review

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 23 May 2013

    To celebrate its 55th anniversary, Japanese clubmakers Honma have resurrected one of its former brands, Tour World. This line will include three head shapes for the forged Tour World 717 irons, including a professional blade (717 M), a mid-cavity (717 V) and a deeper two-piece cavity (717 P) model. To see how they performed, and if they lived up to their £1,275...

  • Video: Adams Golf Idea Super 9031 First Hit Review

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 23 May 2013

    Fresh off the launch of Adams Golf's new Idea Super 9031 hybrid, our Equipment Editor Joel Tadman has been down the driving range putting it through its paces. The Super 9031 improves upon the Idea Pro Black 9031, with enhanced shaping and the use of slots to produce a hotter clubface.  It also features a compact 80cc clubhead that combines a Cut-Thru sole slot...

  • Nike Launch Registered Tartan At BMW PGA Championship

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 23 May 2013

    Nike Golf is to pay homage to traditional Scottish dress with a special range of tartan created for its Tour staff, including world number two Rory McIlroy and 10 others, during today’s first round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Tracing its roots back to Scotland’s highland clans in the 16th century, tartan is intrinsically associated with golf and the people...

  • David Howell Joins Adams Golf

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 21 May 2013

    Adams Golf have announced that 2006 BMW Championship winner David Howell has joined the company’s Tour staff and will make his debut this week at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.  Sporting the brand’s logo on his bag and headwear, the 37-year-old will also use Adams new Super 9031 hybrid. “Throughout my time on the tour, particularly when I’ve played in the US, I’ve been...

  • Oakley Unveiled As Official Eyewear Supplier At BMW PGA Championship

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 21 May 2013

    Oakley has been announced as the official supplier of eyewear to the 2013 BMW PGA Championship. The brand already provide provides eyewear to some of the world’s best players, including Englishman Ian Poulter and Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello. The brand will have an experiential presence at The European Tour’s flagship event at Wentworth Club from May 23 – 26, 2013, with their innovation...

  • Video: Callaway Hex Chrome+ Ball Review

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 17 May 2013

    In this video TG's Equipment Editor Joel Tadman tests the new Callaway Hex Chrome+ golf ball, which has been designed to fly off the tee but still feel soft around the greens. The new ball features a dual mantle that unlocks distance by increasing speed and minimising spin off the tee, while the soft TPU cover promotes Tour-level control and feel.  ...

  • PING iPING Putter App Now Available On Samsung Galaxy

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 17 May 2013

    PING’s innovative iPING putter app is now available as a free download on the Google Play store for the Samsung Galaxy S III, the club maker announced today. Developed for all skill levels, the iPING putter app is a wireless, go-anywhere putting improvement and fitting tool that identifies a player’s stroke type, analyses impact angle, and measures tempo, lie angle and...

  • Nike Unveil TW14 Shoe

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 17 May 2013

    Building upon the success of last year’s TW’13, Nike Golf has unveiled an enhanced and modified look to the new Nike TW’14 footwear. Tiger Woods debuted the new Nike shoe in dramatic fashion at The Players Championship last week, when he won his 78th PGA Tour title. The original Nike TW’13 was created through insights from Woods himself, who stated: “I train with Nike Free technology all the...

  • Golf Accessories From Premier League Champions To FA Cup Winners

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 16 May 2013

    Premier Licensing, the number one supplier of licensed golf accessories in Europe, provide the perfect way for any golfing football fan to show their allegiance on the course.  From head covers to umbrellas, ball markers to gloves, towels to divot tools, the entire Premier Licensing range has been manufactured using the finest materials and designs with exclusive licenses enabling football fans...

  • SkyCaddie Launch SkyPro - A New Swing Analysing Device

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 16 May 2013

    SkyCaddie has unveiled the SkyPro, a device they are calling golf’s most powerful portable swing analyser and training tool. With SkyPro, golfers can learn incredible amounts of detail about every swing they make, whether on the golf course or a bay at the driving range. The device weighs less than 30g, is about the size of a USB stick and attaches easily to the shaft...

  • Video Review: Progen Chromo Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 10 May 2013

    In this video TG Instruction Editor Kit Alexander reviews the new Progen Chromo driver. The grip is the first thing you notice. Everyone liked the tacky surface and spongy feeling of it. James didn’t like the loud green colour while Joel felt the stitching at the back ofthe handle interfered with his feel at address. The loud, hollow sound was ear-splitting, but...

  • Big Max Launches The Blade Trolley

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    With the size of golf bags growing and the number of accessories you can cram into them increasing, a brand new three wheel trolley from Big Max offers golfers storage and transport options that cater for bulky equipment in a way that no other trolley does. Not content with making the just ultra-compact trolleys, Big Max has gone one further and is set...

  • Honma’s First UK Website Goes Live

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    It has taken 55 years, but iconic Japanese equipment brand Honma finally has a website for its growing UK customer base. The new site – at www.honma.co.uk – showcases the brand’s 2013 UK range, which is headlined by Honma’s new-for-2013 Tour World clubs, aimed at better players and serious golfers. Elsewhere visitors will learn about the key events in the company’s long...

  • Video Review: Cobra AMP CELL Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    In this video below TG Instruction Editor Kit Alexander reviews the AMP CELL while on our 2013 test. The vibrant look to the new model was a winner across the board. Not only did the colour range please our testers, the head shape also instilled confidence while the tackier grip brought about an extra sense of control. James struggled to keep the ball...

  • Video Review: Wilson Staff Superlight D-100 Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    In this video TG Equipment Editor Joel Tadman reviews the Wilson Staff Superlight D-100 while on our recent drivers test. Both James and Joel immediately noticed the onset and weren’t fans of the leading edge being so far from the shaft. The club did feel lighter across our testing panel and everyone felt it sat squarely at address. Joel and Graeme felt the...

  • Derek Ernst In The Bag: Wells Fargo Championship Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 7 May 2013

    England's David Lynn missed out on the chance to win his first PGA Tour event as he bogeyed the 18th in a playoff with American rookie Derek Ernst at the Wells Fargo Championship. The 39-year-old - who hasn't won since the 2004 KLM Open on The European Tour - found the bunker with his approach giving 22-year-old Ernst the advantage after the pair...

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