2013

  • Brett Rumford In The Bag: Volvo China Open Winning Clubs

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

    Brett Rumford delivered a short-game masterclass to win by four and become only the 31st player to win consecutive official titles on The European Tour at the Volvo China Open. After a playoff victory at the previous week's Ballantine’s Championship, the Australian had it much easier at Binhai Lake when he made five birdies in ten holes to turn the final round...

  • Video Review: Adams Golf Speedline Super S Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 3 May 2013

    In this video TG Equipment Editor Joel Tadman reviews the Adams Super S and Super LS drivers on our 2013 test. All the testers enjoyed the design and look of the matt white finish apart from Graeme. James and Joel preferred the smaller clubhead and more subtle crown design of the LS. All commented on how the contrast between the white...

  • Adams Golf Unveils New Super 9031 Hybrid And Super DHy Driving Iron

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 2 May 2013

    Adams Golf has announced the addition of the Idea Super 9031 and Idea Super DHy to its award-winning family of hybrids. Both models are geared toward low-to-mid handicap players and reflect Adams’ renowned easy-to-hit for all skill levels philosophy. The Super 9031 improves upon the Idea Pro Black 9031, with enhanced shaping and the use of slots to produce a hotter...

  • Cobra Release Limited Edition US Open AMP CELL Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 1 May 2013

    COBRA Golf is celebrating the 2013 US Open by bringing golfers a fresh new color to their AMP CELL Pro driver. The limited edition AMP CELL Pro in white, blue and red features a MyFly hosel, SmartPad, E9 Face Technology and Advanced Material Placement, with an Aldila RIP Phenom shaft, limited edition headcover, and limited edition wrench. Starting on June 1st, 600 of the drivers will...

  • PING Unveil New Nome TR Putter

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 1 May 2013

    PING has unveiled its new Nome TR putter with variable-depth grooves milled directly into the face, an industry-first innovation that the company says will produce unmatched distance control. The new model also offers a bold alignment feature that makes the mallet-style head easy to aim. The grooves  that first appeared in the face insert of the Scottsdale TR series - are deepest in the centre and...

  • Video Review: Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 1 May 2013

    The higher swing speeds of Joel and James seemed to get the most out of this club, both recording distances close to their potential and low dispersion numbers. All the testers enjoyed the classic head shape and simple all-black finish, though the lack of marking on top and contrast between face and crown took a little getting used to. Chris...

  • PUMA Launch Ultra-Lightweight Faas Lite Shoes

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 1 May 2013

    PUMA Golf has announced the release of the Faas Lite, an extremely lightweight and waterproof golf shoe. A combination of FaasFoam+ (a proprietary blend of foam and rubber that is 25% lighter than previous foams) and lightweight materials in the lining package and tongue create an extremely light and comfortable shoe that weighs just 8.7oz. Microfiber leather with stormCELL provides super lightweight performance...

  • Video Review: TaylorMade R1 Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 29 April 2013

    In this video TG Deputy Editor Graeme Hamlett reviews the club used by the likes of Justin Rose on our 2013 drivers test. The crown will divide opinion and it did so among our testers. Four out of the five referenced the Marmite analogy – you’ll either love it or hate it. Despite the look of it, performance was impressive across the...

  • Billy Horschel In The Bag: Zurich Classic Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 29 April 2013

    Billy Horschel charged to a maiden PGA Tour victory as an eight-under-par 64 gave him a one-stroke win over DA Points at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The 26-year-old American cooly brushed off a final hole storm delay to make a huge birdie putt - his ninth of the round - to take him to 20-under-par and a one shot...

  • Brett Rumford In The Bag: Ballentines Championship Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 29 April 2013

    Brett Rumford overcame a late collapse to win the Ballantine’s Championship after a playoff with fellow Australian Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford. An eagle at the first extra hole gave the 35-year-old a fourth European Tour title - his first for six years - after a closing 68 left him level with Fraser and Whiteford on 11-under-par. Rumford had got his nose in front thanks...

  • Adidas Announce Record Breaking Footwear Sales

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 26 April 2013

    Adidas Golf has announced record-breaking footwear sales for the first part of 2013, with February marking the highest sales period for the global golf brand since it was formed back in 1999. Despite longer winter conditions around the world, the United Kingdom, United States and Japan all reported significant gains in both money and market share numbers. “We’ve had some amazing success stories so...

  • Video Review: Nike VR_S Covert Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 26 April 2013

    In this video TG Instruction Editor Kit Alexander reviews Rory McIlroy's new driver on our 2013 test. Instantly, your eye is drawn to the rich, red on the crown and the Nike Swoosh near the hosel – but our testing team didn’t mind it. In fact, all the testers apart from Kit said they liked the red design. Joel tried the smaller-headed...

  • Video Review: PING G25 Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 25 April 2013

    In this video TG Instruction Editor Kit Alexander  reviews the Gold Award winning driver on our recent 2013 test. All the team loved the matt black finish. Chris, our highest handicapper, could barely miss with this club and quickly declared the G25 his favourite on test. He hit his longest drive of the day by more than 25 yards and his...

  • Kangol And Samuel L. Jackson Team Up To Launch Hat Range

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 25 April 2013

    Kangol has announced it latest collaboration for Spring 2013, KAangol Golf by Samuel L. Jackson. Celebrating 75 years of quality and style in 2013, the partnership with the actor and golfer is an exciting one for the brand, and a natural progression since Jackson is a longtime Kangol devotee. He worked closely with Kangol design team to personally select each of the...

  • Abacus Launch Local Heroes Campaign

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 24 April 2013

    Abacus Sportswear, the Swedish golf clothing brand, has launched its inaugural abacus Local Heroes campaign with six amateur golfers becoming the brand’s ambassadors for a year. Readily associated with golf’s elite, including The Solheim Cup, The Ryder Cup and The European Tour, Abacus Sportswear has created this unique campaign to allow everyday golfers to experience life as a Tour player, with...

  • Video Review: Callaway X Hot Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 24 April 2013

    In this video TG Equipment Editor Joel Tadman reviews X Hot while on our 2013 drivers test. The testers returned mixed reviews on the matt grey finish. Joel enjoyed both the compact look of the Tour version and the feeling of compression he was getting at impact while Kit was really impressed with the penetrating flight outdoors; his dispersion was also just four yards. Chris and Graeme...

  • Video Review: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Driver

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 24 April 2013

    In this video our Instruction Editor Kit Alexander reviews the RBZ Stage 2 on our 2013 test. While the TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 driver may not contain the speed pocket featured in the RBZ Stage 2 fairway, that didn’t stop the ball feeling like it came off the face like a rocket. James hit his longest drive of the day with this club,...

  • 2013 Black Widow Grips Enhance Feel and Control

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

    Softspikes, maker of the exciting Black Widow grips, have unveiled two brand new grip concepts for 2013, an upgraded version of the popular Tour Silk grip and the dual textured Hybrid. The Tour Silk II has been improved to optimise all-weather performance and will now give golfers more control through its new textured feel. The surface provides the consistent all-weather feel and performance preferred by...

  • Graeme McDowell In The Bag: RBC Heritage Winning Clubs

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

    Graeme McDowell took his first victory since the 2010 Chevron World Challenge by beating Webb Simpson in a playoff at the RBC Heritage. The pair finished on nine-under-par at a windy Hilton Head before McDowell clinched victory on the first extra hole after Simpson missed a par putt. On securing his first success on the regular PGA Tour circuit and moving back into the world's...

  • Raphaël Jacquelin In The Bag: Open De España Winning Clubs

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

    After a remarkable European Tour record nine hole playoff at the Open De España, TaylorMade-adidas staff professional Raphaël Jacquelin emerged victorious to claim his fourth career victory. The final round at Parador de El Saler could not separate those in contention as Chile’s Felipe Aguilar, Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer and Frenchman Jacuelin all finished on five-under-par. Each produced successive pars on the 18th for the...

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