April

  • 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...

  • TaylorMade Launch New Counterbalanced Putters

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

    TaylorMade Golf has unveiled two new 'counterbalanced putters - the Daddy Long Legs and Spider Blade – engineered with heavier weight at the grip-end to increase the MOI and provide the benefits of a anchored putter in a shorter model. The Daddy Long Legs (video reviewed below by our Equipment Editor) is the newest member of TaylorMade’s Spider putters. A ‘performance mallet’, its 8500+ MOI...

  • Stability Equals Power With New Mizuno Genem Elite Shoes

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 18 April 2013

    Mizuno has announced an evolution of its Infinity Wave plate Golf Shoe – the Genem Elite and Genem DryStyle.  The premium golf shoes - available in May – combine the feel of a fine grain leather upper, with the powerful stable swing base of Mizuno’s Infinity Wave plate and IG4 spikes.  The Mizuno Genem DryStyle features the same sole technology as the Elite, with...

  • Crest Link Sign Michael Campbell As Brand Ambassador

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 17 April 2013

    New Zealand’s Michael Campbell, the 2005 US Open Champion, has become a Crest Link Brand Ambassador and will wear Crest Link apparel in all future golf tournaments. Campbell, who in 2005 also won the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Matchplay Championship, has enjoyed a welcome return to form having rekindled his partnership with coach Jonathan Yarwood after a...

  • PowaKaddy Continues Support Of English Golf

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 17 April 2013

    PowaKaddy has extended its successful partnership with England Golf as the ‘Official Trolley Supplier’ to the nations brightest young golfing stars. The new multi-year agreement saw the Elite England Squad (right) presented with a new fleet of electric trolleys ahead of the 2013 season. The squad received their trolleys at a Home Internationals Media Day at Ganton Golf Club, which will host the Home...

  • Bright Trousers On The Up At Sports Direct

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 17 April 2013

    The magnificent Augusta National played host to the season’s first major, but it was fashion rather than fairways that caught the eye of golfers according to data released by Sportsdirect.com. Competitors at The Masters famously compete for the green jacket, but it’s the modest trouser that is enjoying the limelight of late with a staggering 48% of players at The Masters wearing coloured trousers during the...

  • Adam Scott In The Bag: The Masters Winning Clubs

    Written by The Masters 2013 on Monday, 15 April 2013

    Adam Scott broke the Australian curse at The Masters by defeating 2009 winner Angel Cabrera in a nail-biting playoff. The 32-year-old sunk a 15-foot putt on the 10th - the pair's second sudden death hole - to clinch his maiden major title and deprive the big hitting Argentinian.  Fellow Australian Jason Day finished two shots back at seven-under-par, after three-putting 16 and finding the...

  • Titleist Introduce 712U Utility Iron To European Market

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 5 April 2013

    Titleist has added a new option in long game performance with the introduction of the 712U, a forged utility iron that provides high speed, traditional blade iron players with improved playability and shot control. First introduced on the PGA Tour late last year, the 712U is already the most played utility iron on the PGA Tour through the first 14 events of...

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