2014

  • VIDEO: Readers get fitted for TaylorMade RSi irons

    Written by Joel Tadman on Monday, 29 December 2014

    TaylorMade’s most recent iron is literally changing the face of club technology as we know it. Having never been a company afraid to break tradition in order to enhance performance, their new RSi irons take the concept to new levels. The brand’s internal research has discovered amateur golfers mishit their iron shots 76 per cent of the time. Variable face thickness – a common way to maintain ball speeds – only does...

  • FootJoy unveil Icon Black shoes

    Written by Joel Tadman on Monday, 22 December 2014

    FJ’s most opulent shoe to date is a luxurious extension of the ICON, featuring previously unseen technologies and design characteristics. Inspired by feedback from FJ Brand Ambassadors on both PGA and European Tours, ICON Black reflects FJ’s ‘Look great, play great’ attitude, making it the perfect footwear choice for the golf calendar’s most important occasions. The outsole has a stacked calfskin...

  • Win! Have your clubs regripped with Golf Pride

    Friday, 19 December 2014

    We've teamed up with the world's No.1 grip Golf Pride to give you the chance to find out how new grips can improve your game. We are looking for four golfers who are using old, worn grips to take part in an exclusive day where you'll be able to choose a new set of grips for all 14 clubs. The event will...

  • FootJoy reveal new D.N.A. styles

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

    FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, has expanded its D.N.A. (DryJoys Next Advancement) shoe line of footwear  with a women’s model and a junior-inspired D.N.A. for 2015. Female golfers can now benefit from the performance of D.N.A. with two styles (white/black and white/silver BOA) coming in January 2015. Young golfers, meanwhile, will be able to emulate FJ Ambassadors, such as Adam...

  • Callaway launch Chrome Soft ball

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

    Callaway is out to bust myths about golf balls either being long but too firm or soft but too short with the creation of the Chrome Soft ball.  It has a three-piece construction with a compression of around 65, lower than the majority of balls used out on tour, and it features a new ‘SoftFast’ core, which retains energy as the ball compresses and deforms on...

  • First Hit: Callaway Big Bertha hybrid

    Written by Joel Tadman on Monday, 15 December 2014

    Callaway’s Big Bertha hybrid is the company’s first-ever adjustable range. Like the Big Bertha irons, they are built for more ball speed, but with adjustability for control of ball flight.  They feature Callaway’s Speed Frame Face technology which is thin, light and robust so that it is fast across the whole club face; this is where the fast ball speed comes...

  • First Hit: MD Golf Superfit driver

    Written by Joel Tadman on Monday, 15 December 2014

    Last year’s MD Golf Superfit driver brought adjustability to new budgets, giving users the chance to change the loft on their driver for under £130. For 2015, the adjustability also features in a new range of Superfit fairway woods and hybrids while the driver benefits from a cosmetic makeover and shaft upgrade. The adjustable Superfit driver now comes with a Tour-proven Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage shaft, similar to that featured...

  • First Hit: TaylorMade AeroBurner driver

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 11 December 2014

    The AeroBurner’s biggest advancement is its new Speed Pocket which is twice as big as the JetSpeed (which was the first driver to feature the technology). However, unlike JetSpeed, AeroBurner drivers do not have loft sleeve technology which offers loft and lie adjustability. This allowed company engineers to extend the length of the Speed Pocket across the entire sole for...

  • First Hit: Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 11 December 2014

    Wilson Staff’s new FG Tour V4 irons combine a traditional forged feel and look with some modern technology and design tweaks by its PGA Tour players. They are designed to offer a consistent trajectory through the set via the use of an 18-gram tungsten weight in the sole of the 3-7 irons. Wilson says this lowers the centre of gravity and...

  • Christmas Gift Guide

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014

    Need inspiration for what to buy the golfer in your life this Christmas - or what to treat yourself to this festive period? Browse through our selection of the best golf gifts on the market for Christmas 2014 - and either head to the shops to buy presents for your friends and family, or make a wish-list for Father Christmas...

  • Rory McIlroy inspires new Nike Lunar Control III shoe

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

    World No.1 Rory McIlroy has helped shape the new Lunar Control 3 shoe from Nike, a lightweight performance golf shoe that is more stable and comfortable while maintaining lightweight control. For McIlroy, who has one of the most powerful golf swings on the planet, stability and control from the ground up are critical. Because of the rotating force in his swing,...

  • Nike Vapor MM Proto irons go on sale

    Written by Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

    Nike Golf is selling 10 sets of limited edition MM Proto irons. Designed with direct input from 14-time Major champion Tiger Woods and current World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, the prototype design and technology came to life in the MM Proto irons, a limited run of blades that were designed exclusively for Tour usage. Each of the 10 sets of irons has...

  • Plus fours and big scores

    Monday, 08 December 2014

    I really got hold of that spoon. Now shall I lean on a mashie niblick or hit an easy jigger?” Conversations like that, which would earn you nothing but strange looks on most golf courses, quickly become commonplace when you’re immersed in the world of hickory golf. In fact, when you’re dressed head-to-toe in cashmere and tweed, tucked away in...

  • Does the ball go too far?

    Monday, 08 December 2014

    This autumn saw a record smashed on the European Tour, when Nicolas Colsaerts hit a 447-yard drive – the longest ever recorded on the circuit. It once again ignited the debate: Does the modern ball go too far? We investigate... What’s the issue? The defining moment of this year’s Masters was Bubba Watson’s 366-yard drive over the corner of the 13th...

  • The world's first fully adjustable putter

    Monday, 08 December 2014

    Drivers have been adjustable for years – now there’s a putter you can tweak in 486 different ways. The Happy putter takes its lead from the adjustable-driver movement, as well as tour players’ tendencies to tweak their putters based on course or stroke changes.  Vikash Sanyal, CEO of parent company Brainstorm Golf, told us: “Obviously adjustable drivers are the current rage,...

  • Inside Tiger's new bag

    Tuesday, 02 December 2014

    Tiger Woods returns to action this week – and he's got a whole new bag of Nike gear to play with. The 14-times major champion is playing at his own event, the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth in Florida. And this is what he'll be playing with: RZN Black ball RZN Black has given Tiger improved feel around the greens and, along...

  • Nikon's new mini laser rangefinder

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

    Nikon’s latest addition to the Coolshot family is the smallest and lightest model in the series. Weighing just 125 grams, the Coolshot 20 is also the lightest rangefinder on the market – but still delivers easy pin seeking with its 6x magnification multicoated lenses. It has a measurement range of five to 500m (six to 550 yards) and features “First Target Priority”, which helps you pick out the flag...

  • Wilson Staff unveil new V4 irons and utility

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

    Wilson Golf has enhanced its widely acclaimed FG Tour club line for accomplished players with the new Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons and Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 utility irons featuring an adjustable weight in the sole. Having been designed as a precision line for Tour players, the latest forged irons from the brand with more Major wins than any...

  • SkyCaddie launch no-fees AIRE II handheld GPS

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

    SkyCaddie’s entry level, ready-to-play AIRE II GPS now shows dynamic distances which reflect your angle of approach, while offering pre-loaded Front-Centre-Back green distance information for 35,000 exclusive SkyCaddie worldwide golf course maps, all created and surveyed on foot. Quarterly updates ensure that AIRE II customers have information on the latest course changes.  Large, easy-to-read numbers fill the brightly-lit 1.8” sunlight-readable greyscale display,...

  • DRIVER TEST SPECIAL: SLDR v R15

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

    TaylorMade say the R15 driver comprises all the best technologies from 15 years of driver innovation. So it should outperform the driver it’s replacing on the market, right? To find out, we put the SLDR head-to-head with the new R15 on Trackman. We put the SLDR head on the new Speeder57 Evolution shaft that features on the R15. We used the...

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