September

  • Reader review: Skechers GObionic golf shoes

    Written by Joe Downes on Monday, 29 September 2014

    Skechers are one of the world’s biggest shoe brands – and now they’ve brought their successful running shoe technology to golf. One of the lightest shoes on the market – they weigh less than 11oz each – the GObionic features a wider end section to help spread your toes and stay stable over the ball. Comfort comes from a “ResaMax” cushion insole...

  • Nike reveals Vapor driver

    Written by Staff Writer on Friday, 26 September 2014

    Nike has revealed a new driver – and Rory McIlroy has already put it in the bag at Gleneagles.  The world no.1, playing alongside Henrik Stenson, struck his first shots in anger with the Vapor Pro in this morning's fourballs match. It features improved tech from the current Covert 2.0, in a very different look.  The visually bold driver is black on...

  • Callaway reveal new Big Bertha irons and hybrids

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    Callaway’s new Big Bertha irons are built purely for distance. They boast a hollow construction and feature the first 360 face cup Callaway has put in an iron, with a perimeter ring and variable face thickness to boost distance away from the sweetspot.  Callaway has also used a different heat treatment on the clubface itself to boost its strength, allowing them...

  • First Hit: Callaway V Series driver

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    Callaway’s new Big Bertha V Series driver is the lightest club it has ever made. It’s built for distance by allowing you to swing it faster. Similar in concept to the Optiforce driver we saw last year, the 460cc driver features a super-lightweight grip and shaft, lightweight head materials and aerodynamic shape, all contributing to its “Speed Optimised Technology”. One unique...

  • Rory sports Ryder Cup Nike shoes

    Written by Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    Rory McIlroy will walk the fairways at Gleneagles in two, specially-designed pairs of Nike Lunar Control II shoes for the Ryder Cup. One will be white, the other black and both feature the European blue and yellow trim. Speaking when they launched at the start of the year, Rory said he loves how lightweight his Nike Lunar Control shoes are. “They...

  • Rory McIlroy spotted using new Nike driver at Gleneagles

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

    World No.1 Rory McIlroy has been testing a new Nike driver at Gleneagles – and might even put it in the bag when the Ryder Cup begins on Friday. Nike is staying tight-lipped about the club, but four new drivers – the Vapor Pro and three versions of the Vapor Speed - did appear on the USGA’s conforming driver...

  • adidas unveil bespoke Ryder Cup shoe collection

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

    adidas Golf, an industry leader in innovation, technology and performance footwear, has announced a limited-edition footwear collection inspired by the 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland, continuing adidas’ legacy of providing high-performance footwear for the best athletes in the world on sports’ greatest stages.  By combining design elements with visual cues representative of each team’s distinct colours, adidas Golf has created...

  • European Ryder Cup team showcase ProQuip waterproofs

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

    ProQuip Golf, the Preferred Supplier of weatherwear to The 2014 European Ryder Cup Team, today revealed the official rain suit for Paul McGinley’s European Team and details of the Irishman’s 18-month hands-on involvement in its design.  McGinley chose Scottish company ProQuip Golf – 20 times a preferred supplier to Ryder Cup Teams (European and American) - to design bespoke rain suits...

  • Srixon launch Z Series of woods and irons

    Written by Joel Tadman on Friday, 19 September 2014

    Srixon clubs have been used by its staff players like Graeme McDowell and Hideki Matsuyama for a number of months but over in Europe, we’ve been kept in the dark on the details... until now. Srixon has finally unveiled its exciting new Z range of woods and irons this side of the pond and it will be coming to pro...

  • First Hit: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 wedges

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 18 September 2014

    Cleveland Golf promises 15 per cent more spin from the rough with its new 588 RTX 2.0 wedges. This is down to the grooves being eight per cent deeper and having slightly steeper walls. TG’s Equipment Editor Joel Tadman took them to Peterborough Milton Golf Club (www.pmgc.org.uk) in Cambridgeshire to find out if they delivered... with astonishing results!...

  • Cleveland unveils new 588 RTX 2.0 wedges

    Written by Joel Tadman on Thursday, 18 September 2014

    Cleveland Golf promises more spin and control from its new 588 Rotex 2.0 wedges. Like last year’s best-selling 588 RTX, the new clubs – in blade and cavity back versions – feature Tour Zip Grooves. However, these are eight per cent deeper, and the walls of the grooves are slightly steeper, to make the edges sharper. Cleveland claims this creates about 15...

  • Jamie Donaldson signs equipment deal with TaylorMade

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

    TaylorMade has announced the signing of Ryder Cup player Jamie Donaldson, who will officially play the company’s industry-leading woods, including the latest line of metalwoods - SLDR. The multi-year agreement will also see the Welshman use a TaylorMade staff bag and Tour headwear.  During the 2014 season, Donaldson has consistently been in the Top 30 of the Official World Golf Rankings...

  • New Adams Golf Tight Lies fairway woods and hybrid

    Thursday, 4 September 2014

    Adams Golf has revealed its new Tight Lies fairway woods and hybrid featuring the company’s fifth generation of its award-winning Slot Technology. In contrast to previous models designed with both a sole slot and a crown slot for maximum performance, these 2015 products are enhanced uniquely by new Ghost Slot Technology, which masks the crown slot to create a clean...

  • FootJoy reveal new Autumn/Winter garments

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 2 September 2014

    FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, has unveiled its new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, which blends comfort, style and performance in a diverse range playable garments. The high-tech waterproof DryJoys Tour XP and HydroLite maintain their flagship status within the 2014 product-line and have been re-styled in fresh new colours to reflect fashion trends.  Other exciting categories include the innovative new...

  • Srixon launch new Soft Feel ball

    Written by Joel Tadman on Tuesday, 2 September 2014

    Srixon, the UK’s number one two-piece ball brand, has announced the launch of the new Soft Feel Golf ball - the original soft feeling, low compression distance golf ball. The updated Soft Feel is designed to launch high with low spin to optimize launch conditions and control, making it Srixon’s longest Soft Feel ball to date. Srixon has achieved this by combining a...