August

  • New Ping Tour Eye Waterproofs

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 28 August 2015

    Ping have recently taken the design and manufacture of the their Apparel and Waterproofs “back in house” in order to align the values of its golf clothing with their award winning hardware.   The new Tour Eye Jacket and Trousers are the first waterproofs to benefit from this “in house” philosophy. And Ping have searched down proven out door fabrics and...

  • Showcase: 10 of the best stand bags for 2015

    Friday, 28 August 2015

    adidas Golf - Clutch £119.99 Features: An eye-catching, lightweight, rip-stop nylon stand bag, increased padding for additional comfort, six pockets (including an insulated water bottle sleeve and velour lined valuables pocket) and a seven-way divider top with full length dividers. www.adidas.co.uk/golf Sun Mountain - Zero-G £199 Features: The  Zero Gravity bag includes an easily-adjustable belt that fits around the hips and takes the...

  • Reader Test: Golf Buddy WT5 watch

    Thursday, 27 August 2015

    Distance measuring devices are not just for tour pros. Range finders and hand-held GPS systems are now in many bags of ordinary golfers while GPS watches are being worn on their wrists. Does knowing the correct yardage to the flag help you hit it closer? Would you play more intelligently if you knew you needed to bust a drive to...

  • Galvin Green becomes new Ryder Cup Team supplier

    Thursday, 20 August 2015

    The iconic high performance brand, which dominates Europe’s biggest golf rainwear market and supplies golfers in more than 20 countries worldwide, has taken the opportunity to become an exclusive provider of outerwear to the Ryder Cup Team for the first time. It has been selected to supply its premium waterproofs to the 12 team members representing Europe at Hazeltine National in...

  • Cobra reveals see-through King LTD driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    Cobra has unveiled a futuristic driver with a ‘Spacesport’ sole weight that makes the head seethrough.  The King LTD driver (standard and Pro models) has been designed with help from the Centre for the Advancement of Science in Space – and it’s a radical design with some ingenious tech.   The two most obvious are the removable “Spaceport” sole weight and a...

  • GEAR: What Jason Day used to win his first major title

    Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    Jason Day’s win is the seventeenth for TaylorMade drivers in the  ‘14-15 PGA TOUR season. Jason plays his R15 460 driver at 10.5° (set to lower) with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70x shaft. He has his weights centered for maximum distance, and averaged over 305 yards off the tee during the tournament. With 57 drivers in play (36.3% of the field),...

  • FootJoy unveil new Winter Apparel

    Monday, 17 August 2015

    The story with on course clothing in the modern game is all about layering up…particularly if you intend on playing through a British Winter. Foot-Joy have long been established as a leading Foot Wear manufacturer and their new apparel collection is focused on high performance fabrics designed to keep you and your game protected against anything the elements can throw...

  • WIN a Powakaddy FW7 trolley

    Monday, 17 August 2015

    Following one of its most successful years since the company was founded in 1983, we've teamed up with golf's original electric trolley brand, PowaKaddy, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win the improved and updated 2015 Freeway FW7 Lithium and the brand's stunning Premium Cart Bag. Three runners-up will also receive PowaKaddy's Premium Cart Bag in their choice...

  • Six things we learned from the US PGA Championship

    Monday, 17 August 2015

    Jason Day went out and won this PGA The 27-year-old Australian, who had previously recorded nine top-10 finishes in the majors - six of them in the top four – answered a lot of questions with this victory. “He was sitting there swinging as hard as he could off the tee,” Jordan Spieth said, adding: “I mean, power to him. He played like he had...

  • Srixon reveal new Game Improvement Irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 10 August 2015

    Srixon isn’t a name you instantly associate with Game Improvement Golf Clubs. Yes we see Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley and countless other Tour Players striding the fairways at the worlds top events using Srixon equipment but now they want to turn their focus seriously onto improving the club golfers game! How are they going to do it? Well through a whole...

  • Srixon go Game Improvement

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 10 August 2015

    Srixon isn’t a name you instantly associate with Game Improvement Golf Clubs. Yes we see Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley and countless other Tour Players striding the fairways at the worlds top events using Srixon equipment but now they want to turn their focus seriously onto improving the club golfers game! How are they going to do it? Well through a whole...

  • Srixon relaunch the AD333

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 10 August 2015

    Golf ball names change quicker than premiership managers. If they’re not an instant hit with the masses they soon get binned. So the fact the original Srixon AD333 was launched in 2004 and is still about is testament to its huge popularity amongst club golfers.  The AD333 has carved out a dedicated following amongst different types of golfers but especially amongst...

  • Alan Hocknell talks Great Big Bertha and Alpha 816

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

    We tracked down Callaway’s Head of Research and Development Alan Hocknell to get the lowdown on the new drivers, this is what he told us: TG: It's almost 25 years since the original Great Big Bertha hit the shops, what’s new with this new incarnation? AH: The new GBB blends some of our most advanced driver technologies into one club. It features the R-Moto...

  • Callaway reveal the new Big Bertha 816 Fairway

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

    Like the 816 Driver the Fairways are aimed at the serious golfer looking for outstanding performance. A 16g and 3g sole weight can be interchanged to either create the CG position which Tour players prefer or Callaway’s highest MOI Fairway, which is pretty impressive from one model. Callaway are billing the 816 as their most technological Fairway ever, which means a...

  • Callaway reveal the new Great Big Bertha Fairway

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

    The Warbird was one of the very first clubs to talk about powering shots out of the rough and launching shots off the short grass. They were so good many golfers used to hit Warbird Drivers off the fairway! Its no surprise then Callaway have taken inspiration from the original design for a new “Modern Warbird Sole” on the Great...

  • New Callaway Alpha 816 Driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

    Lots of golfers swooned over the original Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond last year, many dreaming of being good enough to bag one. We reckon its going to be the same with the 816, as it’s simply an exquisite driver. Unashamedly aimed at the better player Callaway reckon the Dual Distance Chambers, a faster deeper face and their lowest driver...

  • Great Big Bertha is back

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

    It’s almost 25 years since the original Great Big Bertha was launched. At the time the driver changed the game and was quickly adopted as the #1 on Tour. With such pedigree its no surprise Callaway have decided to redesign and relaunch this legendary model for 2015. Callaway engineers had a real challenge creating a Driver worthy of the legendary Great...

  • Get your hands on two pairs of FootJoy shoes

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 3 August 2015

    We want to test whether spiked or spikeless shoes are better for your game. Do spikes really improve grip? Are you more likely to lose your footing in soft soles? Are spike free shoes more comfortable and lighter to wear? We want you to put them to the test for us. We’ve teamed up with leading shoe manufacturer FootJoy to give...

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