January

  • Nikon Unveil New Coolshot AS Rangefinder

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 31 January 2013

    Nikon have announced the launch of a new cutting edge laser rangefinder, the Coolshot AS, which will be the company's first device to feature angle compensation technology that takes into account the height of the target, and instantly provides both the actual horizontal and slope-adjusted distance within a range of 11 to 600 yards. While illegal in competition play, the slope-adjusted measurement is perfect for...

  • Video interview: Adams Golf Speedline Super S Hybrid - 2013 PGA Merchandise Show

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 30 January 2013

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander talks to Adams Golf about their game-improvers Speedline Super S hybrid. It features their slot technology and a white crown that looks stunning.  Adams - whose hybrids were the most popular on the PGA Tour in 2012 - say the Super S rescue is the culmination of years of development with the best players in...

  • Sandy Lyle Signs With Bridgestone

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 30 January 2013

    Bridgestone Golf have added five-time Ryder Cup star and double major winner Sandy Lyle to their list of Tour players using Bridgestone balls and clubs. The 54-year -old will use the B-330 on the European Seniors Tour this season. It forms part of a two-year ball and club deal that sees him line-up alongside fellow Bridgestone staffers Nick Price and Fred Couples. The Scotsman...

  • Video interview: Callaway X-Hot Hybrid - 2013 PGA Merchandise Show

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 30 January 2013

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander speaks to Callaway's John McHenry about the new X-Hot hybrid after testing the club at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Tne new X-Hot fairway woods have helped give long-hitting Alvaro Quiros an additional 18 yards, and the hybrid is packed full of the same great technology. Part of the secret lies in the...

  • Video interview: TaylorMade R1 Driver - 2013 PGA Merchandise Show

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 30 January 2013

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander speaks to TaylorMade fitter Dan Ridgeway about the new R1 driver. The American had previously helped our man to hit it straighter and longer by tuning him using the R1's 12 loft options and seven face angle settings, as well as the brand’s famous movable weight technology. In addition to the easier-to-use adjustability, the driver...

  • Cleveland Launch New Classic Woods

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 29 January 2013

    Cleveland Golf has unveiled its new Classic XL drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, promising golfers forgiveness, flight, feel and distance in 2013. The Classic XL Custom leads the way as Cleveland's first ever adjustable driver with interchangeable weight ports. The adjustable hosel can be moved to one of 12 different settings for optimal face angle and flight, while an interchangeable weight port allows swingweight...

  • Video review: Nike VR_S Covert Driver - 2013 PGA Merchandise Show

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 29 January 2013

    In this video TG Features Writer Kit Alexander tests the new Nike VR_S Covert driver at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. The 460cc red driver features an innovative cavity back head and FlexLoft adjustability system, which allows golfers to alter the loft from 8.5° through to 12.5° and to any face angle independently from the loft. The new VR_S Covert benefits from...

  • Video interview: adidas Adizero Golf Shoe - 2013 PGA Merchandise Show

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 29 January 2013

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander speaks to adidas' Footwear Product Marketing Manager Davide Mattucci at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show about the new ultra-lightweight Adizero golf shoes. The shoe is designed on Barcelona's Lionel Messi’s football boots and there are three colours in the range, with the lightest model weighing just 10.6 ounces – that’s 38% lighter than...

  • Tiger Woods In The Bag: Farmers Insurance Open Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 29 January 2013

    Tiger Woods secured his 75th PGA Tour win with a runaway four-shot victory at Torrey Pines, his eighth title at the venue.  The American entered Monday's closing 11 holes - after fog delayed the weekend's play - leading by six shots. By the time he birdied the 13th that advantage had grown to eight. Woods, distracted and impatient with the slow pace of play, made two...

  • ECCO Launch BIOM Zero Shoe

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 28 January 2013

    ECCO Golf have lauched the BIOM Zero, its most minimal golf shoe ever. The limited-edition style will be offered in black and white, weighing in at less than 10 ounces, making it the lightest golf shoe ECCO has produced. Built atop the patented Street outsole - featuring the ECCO dynamic traction system (E-dts) - its unique, direct-injected construction helps flexibility and an exceptionally low profile. These combine to...

  • Chris Wood In The Bag: Qatar Masters Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 28 January 2013

    Englishman Chris Wood has finally ended his European Tour drought after an incredible final hole eagle helped secure him the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The 25-year-old had seen his three-shot overnight lead turn into a a two shot deficit before the turn, but a strong run of holes, including his eagle at the last - to win by one - secured him his maiden title. Wood...

  • Bridgestone Launch New E-Series Balls

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 25 January 2013

    Bridgestone have unveiled their new range of balls off the back of research including 200,000 live consumer ball-fittings. All three new e-Series models have undertaken an aerodynamic upgrade, utilising Bridgestone's new 326-seamless dual dimple pattern. The new pattern features 6% larger dimples and 2.5% more surface area coverage to help reduce drag and increase lift for unparalleled distance performance. "Golfers may not care...

  • Mizuno Extends Relationship With Stacy Lewis

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 25 January 2013

    Mizuno has announced the final player in their 2013 tour team, with world number three Stacy Lewis agreeing to a multi-year contract extension, just days after the men's world number three Luke Donald announced a similar deal. The agreement means that Lewis will continue playing Mizuno equipment, extending the long-standing relationship that began during her freshman year at Arkansas.   Lewis lead the tour...

  • Titleist unveil more durable Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Thursday, 24 January 2013

    With the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in full swing, Titleist have announced the launch of their new generation of Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls, both of which have been designed to be more durable. The products have been tested and validated by golfers at every level of the game, and have already won on the worldwide Tours, with...

  • FootJoy Look To Make An Impact With New Clothing Range

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 24 January 2013

    FootJoy has signalled its intent to continue its rapid rise in the golf clothing market with the unveiling of its Spring/Summer 2013 Performance Apparel Collection. Following in the footsteps of the brand’s 2012 debut, which was launched to much acclaim amongst retailers and consumers, thier new range blends comfort, style and performance. The FJ designers have used a variety of patterns...

  • Luke Donald Extends Mizuno Contract

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    After a few weeks of growing speculation, Mizuno have finally announced an extension to one of the longest-standing equipment relationships in golf with world number three Luke Donald. Already playing their woods, it had been rumoured that Donald could be on his way to big spenders TaylorMade, but Japanses based manufacturers Mizuno will be delighted to have won the race to seal the Englishman's...

  • Paul Lawrie Puts New Wedges In Play For Qatar Defence

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Ryder Cup star Paul Lawrie has made the decision to put the brand new Wilson Staff FG Tour Traction Control (TC) wedges into his bag in Qatar. The Scot is playing in the European Tour's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in Doha, where he is looking to become the first man to win the event on three occasions. The popular Scotsman – who last season...

  • PING Collection Launch Spring/Summer Range

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 21 January 2013

    PING Collection have long been established as a market leader in hybrid-fabric innovation and their spring/summer 2013 offering continues this with a soft, poly-cotton material found in several new garments, including the excellent Miro polo-shirt. From a design perspective, this is PING Collection’s most varied range yet, with items guaranteed to offer comfort, performance and freedom of movement, no matter the conditions. Fiona Reilly,...

  • Brian Gay In The Bag: Humana Challenge Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 21 January 2013

    American Brian Gay has ended a three-year victory drought with a play-off win over Charles Howell III in the Humana Challenge. Gay thought his chance had slipped through his fingers with a par on the 72nd hole, but an incredible Scott Stallings collapse that saw the American fire a 223-yard 6-iron into the water at 18, opened the door. Gay had earlier closed...

  • Jamie Donaldson In The Bag: Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Winning Clubs

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 21 January 2013

    Welshman Jamie Donaldson suffered a nervous wait on the 18th green on his way to securing the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, as world number four Justin Rose came within inches of claiming a play-off. Donaldson overhauled Rose's two-shot lead to win by one in the Middle East, but he almost missed out after bogeying the last, only to see Rose lip-out his birdie attempt from...

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