July

  • VIDEO: Mizuno reveals two new irons

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

    Mizuno has released new videos of Luke Donald testing two new models of iron as well as a new wedge. The MP-H5 is a larger, more forgiving iron coming in to replace the MP-H4 model (watch the video, right), while the MP-15 is a more compact, forged iron aimed more toward the better player that will replace the MP-59s. Click here...

  • New Yes Please Golf store opens

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014

    This week, Yes Please Golf is excited to announce the opening of its new 6000 square foot unique golf store. The store has a high street location, situated in the centre of High Wycombe. With the store's ethos of high-class service and everything a golfer could desire under one roof, it is a must visit for any golfer. The store will...

  • Get Martin Kaymer's tennis ball training aid

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

    Martin Kaymer’s swing during his emphatic US Open win earlier this year held up under the most intense of pressures with a seemingly large amount of ease. It was rhythmical and repeated, time after time, and he barely missed a shot as a result.  The 29-year-old German’s renaissance is partly down to a tennis ball. It is actually a training aid,...

  • American Golf open flagship store in central London

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 24 July 2014

    Europe’s largest golf retailer, American Golf, is proud to announce the opening of a new flagship store in the heart of the City of London. Just a stone’s throw from Monument, this exciting new addition to the company’s portfolio is in a prime location and is being kitted out with the very best technologies on the market to help...

  • Scotty Cameron opens exclusive new putting gallery

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 24 July 2014

    Putting guru Scotty Cameron has been creating some of the world’s finest putters for decades through his work with leading tour professionals; and now there is somewhere for all golfers to experience the art of putting and go through the same fitting process as leading Titleist Brand Ambassadors, at the new Scotty Cameron Gallery. Located close to Cameron’s famed Studio in...

  • Golfstream reveals two new electric trolleys

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

    British trolley maker Golfstream has recently joined forces with Greenhill to create two new electric trolleys, the remote-controlled DV8 and DUO.  The Duo model (see video right) is easy to put up and down thanks to two click-and-fold points, while innovative short rear 'legs' let it stand upright when folded. It also has security code programming, distance control and speed settings.

  • Secrets from The Tour revealed at new Golf Festival

    Friday, 18 July 2014

    European Tour golf coach Bill Ferguson and Suffolk PGA Captain Frank Hill to reveal ‘Secrets from the Tour’ at Britain’s newest golf festival.  Two of Britain’s most experienced golf coaches will reveal tips and secrets from over 100 years in the sport – including coaching Ryder Cup heroes and European Tour players – at Britain’s newest festival of golf. PGA Master...

  • Stewart Golf launch new R1 Push Trolley

    Friday, 11 July 2014

    British manufacturer Stewart Golf has announced an all new pushtrolley that will be built by hand in Gloucestershire. The R1 Push will feature specially designed, self adjusting bag jaws will accommodate any style of stand, cart or tour bag, and an innovative new silicone bag strap both adjusts to bag size and grips at the same time. Furthermore, the trolley will...

  • Reader Fitting: TaylorMade SLDR

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 9 July 2014

    TaylorMade’s SLDR S is the latest addition to a range of drivers with a low and forward centre of gravity. There’s now five models in the SLDR line, which is said to offer something for every golfer, whether seeking distance, accuracy or workability. “The addition of SLDR S means even more players of different abilities can benefit from low forward CG...

  • READER REVIEW: SkyCaddie LINX watch

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 8 July 2014

    SkyCaddie says the LINX watch is a ‘fashion’ watch crammed full of features to help you play better golf (£199.95). The standard model comes pre-loaded with 34,000 courses, lay-up targets from tee to hole and the ability to receive text and email. We asked a fourball of TG readers based at Mannings Heath Golf Club in West Sussex to give it...

  • Rory McIlroy opens the world’s first Nike Performance Fitting Centre

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 8 July 2014

    Nike athlete Rory McIlroy has opened the new Nike Performance Fitting Centre at Archerfield Links, Scotland, the first facility of its kind for Nike Golf anywhere in the world.  The Nike Performance Fitting Centre has been built to help golfers maximize their potential by giving them the ultimate custom-fitting experience along with a complete game analysis from Archerfield’s elite coaching panel...

  • Download OneFairway to your mobile

    Tuesday, 8 July 2014

    OneFairway, the unique golf social network, has grown rapidly since its launch in December 2013. In five months of being fully online they have added 140 golf courses and more than 3,000 golfers to their network, creating a fantastic service for the game. The network is totally unique in golf; it has the golf courses at its heart...

  • FIRST HIT: Ping G30 irons

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    Ping claims the new G30 irons are even longer than the G25. They’ve done this by enhancing the technology, but also making the shaft length longer and lofts slightly stronger. The main improvements come from a new Custom Tuning port, that sits lower and supports a thinner face to generate faster ball speeds. A more rounded sole design is said to...

  • FIRST HIT: Ping G30 fairway woods and hybrids

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    Ping’s G-series fairway wood is adjustable for the first time. Not only that, but it offers a full 1 degree up or down so golfers can fine tune their flight depending on whether they hit it most from the fairway or the tee. The Ping G30 hybrid features a clubface that has been heat treated to increase face deflection for more...

  • FIRST HIT: Ping G30 drivers

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    You’ve heard all the technical information from Ping about its new G30 driver, specifically how the crown turbulators and new face material help to increase distance. But is there proof in the pudding?  Equipment Editor Joel Tadman hit both the G25 and new G30 drivers on Trackman in a concealed bay at the Belfry to find out…...

  • The tech story behind Ping’s turbo-charged G30 driver

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    It’s fair to say Ping’s new G30 driver is one of the company’s more radical designs but there is plenty of substance behind its unique appearance.  To validate the addition of the crown turbulators and to see them in action, Ping engineers conducted wind tunnel testing using a high-speed stream of smoke to demonstrate the difference in drag between drivers with...

  • Bubba tests new Ping G30 driver

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    Bubba Watson earned his second green jacket at Augusta this year topping the driving distance stats (he was also 14th in driving accuracy and 5th in greens in regulation) averaging over 305 yards with his Ping G25 driver.  His special pink version also features the racing stripe seen on the i25 to help alignment. Ahead of the launch of the G30...

  • PING launches ground-breaking G30 series

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    The G30 range, Ping’s latest addition to the G-series, comes with wholesale changes over its predecessor, combining advanced aerodynamics as well as new face designs and materials to increase distance and accuracy. The company’s latest innovations provide golfers with a fresh look as well as measurable distance gains, without sacrificing key performance attributes like control and forgiveness.  The G30 series includes...

  • England Golf squad take delivery of PowaKaddy FW7 trolleys

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 1 July 2014

    England’s leading amateur golfers are set to reap the benefits of the new PowaKaddy electric trolley range after taking delivery of a fleet of the brand’s flagship FW7 model this week. The Men’s Performance Squad was presented with the trolleys, customised with all-white frames and featuring the England Golf logo, ahead of the prestigious Brabazon Trophy, taking place at Seaton Carew...

  • Abacus 'back to basics' Autumn/Winter collection

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 1 July 2014

    Abacus Sportswear, the Swedish golf and lifestyle clothing brand and Official Supplier to The European Tour, has launched its Autumn 2014 collection, which focuses on a ‘back to basics’ concept, combining classic styles with traditional autumnal colours.  The new range is reminiscent of the ‘casual chic’ trend of the 90s, drawing inspiration from Abacus Sportswear’s initial collections, when the company was...