2016

  • PING sign Alfred Dunhill Links Champion Tyrrell Hatton

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 21 November 2016

    PING have announced the signing of 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Champion Tyrrell Hatton, capping an excellent season for the Englishman. The 25-year-old finished runner up at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and has amassed nine top-10 finishes on the European Tour this year, including a tie for fifth at the Open Championship and a tie for 10th at the...

  • Tiger Woods and TaylorMade…

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 17 November 2016

    Tiger Woods is due to make his return at next month's Hero World Challenge and he may well be using TaylorMade gear for the first time. A snapchat video from Will Wilcox, a PGA Tour player, has been the catalyst for rumours that Woods will be using TaylorMade equipment when he returns to competitive action, after he was spotted on the...

  • ECCO unveil new COOL shoe for 2017

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 16 November 2016

    ECCO Golf has released its new COOL shoe after a joint venture with GORE. The shoe features new GORE-TEX® SURROUND™technology, an air channelling system within the grid-shaped sole structure, which ECCO say provides 360° breathability without compromising on waterproof protection. Excess moisture and heat is able to escape through the upper GORE-TEX membrane and through the highly breathable midsole ensuring feet stay...

  • Which shaft should you play in your wedges?

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 14 November 2016

    Is it worth getting custom fitted for your wedges? Mizuno Senior Club Engineer Chris Voshall certainly thinks so and he believes that too many golfers overlook their wedges when it comes to custom fitting. In this video he tells TG readers how your custom fitted iron shafts should relate to your wedges in order to improve your game. Mizuno are big fans of...

  • The ultimate putting green that lets you try out Augusta National

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 14 November 2016

    The world's first computer-controlled putting green is one of our favourite techy product launches of 2016. It's been designed because Zen's tour putting coach, Nick Middleton, believed only one in 100 putts is dead straight, so he questions why golfers practise on a flat surface. Zen's Green is 16ft in length and offers up to 12% variation in rise and fall...

  • Be the first in the UK to test Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip

    Tuesday, 8 November 2016

    Do you want to be among the first in the UK to use the new CobraCONNECT grip? Would you be prepared to do the following: Get the CobraCONNECT grip fitted onto your driver (instructions can be found here) Download the Arccos Driver App to your smartphone (Android app available from 18th November) Play golf and get to...

  • PING introduce Anser 50th anniversary limited edition putter

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 8 November 2016

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Anser putter, PING today introduced a limited-edition version of the iconic model. The putter is made from the original moulds, assembled with components made in the U.S.A., and supplied by retailers used in 1966. Each putter's sole is also hand ground by PING Chairman & CEO John Solheim, just as he did 50 years...

  • Industry stalwart Rock Ishii joins Callaway

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 3 November 2016

    Callaway Golf has fortified its golf ball R&D division with the addition of industry veteran Hideyuki "Rock" Ishii as Sr. Director, Advanced Golf Ball Research. Ishii brings 25 years of golf product development experience, including 15 years with Nike Golf, during which he was responsible for the design of every Nike ball. To date, 25 Major Championships have been won by athletes...

  • FootJoy reveal new Pro/SL shoes

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 2 November 2016

    Spikeless shoes have made some serious strides forward over recent years. And many golfers have realised the extra comfort spikeless shoes bring to the golf course. But under certain conditions some can be found wanting when it comes to traction and stability. There’s still plenty of tour pro’s who prefer spiked shoes over spikeless and even a handful who prefer metal...

  • Cobra reveal ‘electronic’ King F7 Driver plus new fairways and hybrids

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 1 November 2016

    We’ve all wondered how far the ball’s gone after we’ve ripped a drive. Now Cobra’s new King F7 driver can tell you in seconds. It's the world’s first connected golf club and we reckon this is a watershed moment for equipment that gives you shot feedback via GPS and the internet. Yes, shot tracking’s been around for a few years, but...

  • TaylorMade’s Star Wars Product Range: May the fore's be with you

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 1 November 2016

    If you love Star Wars, TaylorMade's new range of golf gear will make you feel the force. Jedi fans can get their hands on a bespoke Star Wars accessories range, complete with branded balls, umbrellas, headcovers, gift sets, gloves, divot tools and valuables pouches. For those of us who remember the first Star Wars film of 1977, it's good to see this...

  • FIRST HIT: Cobra One Length irons

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 1 November 2016

    Cobra firmly believe there is something for everyone in their 2017 iron range and here's what happened when we got our hands on their One Length products for the first time. We used TG's test pro Chris Ryan at The Belfry to give us a consistent strike and accurate data to allow for precise analysis to show you how each iron's...

  • ClubstoHire team up with David Howell

    Monday, 31 October 2016

    ClubstoHire.com has signed a multi-year agreement with England's David Howell for the European Tour star and former Ryder Cup player to act as a global brand ambassador. Howell, who appears as a regular pundit on Sky Sports' televised golf coverage and contributes to popular golfing publications, will promote the club rental brand across European Tour events...

  • WGC-HSBC Champions winner Hideki Matsuyama in the bag

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 31 October 2016

    Hideki Matsuyama of Japan became the first Asian winner of a World Golf Championships event after seeing off Henrik Stenson and Daniel Berger by seven shots in Shanghai, China. Rory McIlroy, using the TaylorMade M2 driver and 3 wood for the first time, was a shot further back tied for fourth with Bill Haas. Matsuyama carded rounds of 66, 65, 68 and 66...

  • Mizuno unveil JPX900 driver, fairway wood and hybrid

    Friday, 28 October 2016

    Mizuno have unveiled three new sets of irons and now a new range of JPX900 woods have followed suit to complete their line of new gear. Mizuno say the new JPX900 Series metal woods are set to deliver their fastest ever ball speeds via ingenious design features and maximum adjustability that optimises launch angle and spin rates and helps convert mph...

  • Demand prompts ETIQUS watch expansion

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 27 October 2016

    ETIQUS, the British brand of patented, quality timepieces exclusively for golfers, has completed an expansion to its timepiece collections.  The move comes in response to the continued demand from individuals who are proud to be recognised as 'golfers' by a watch they wear. TOP STORIES GPS Watch Guide Choose the best golf ball for your game RoboGolfPro: The robot golf instruction tool Combining high quality components...

  • Rory goes spikeless with new Nike Lunar Control Vapor shoes

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 26 October 2016

    Spikeless golf shoes have been around for a few years, but some of the very top players in the game have been slow to adopt the extra comfort they can offer. Nike are always keen to lead innovation. So they've worked very closely with Rory McIlroy to develop the new spikeless Lunar Control Vapor’s, and to ensure maximum traction they’ve...

  • Ping Zero Gravity waterproof reader test

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 26 October 2016

    Four Today's Golfer readers put the new Ping Zero Gravity waterproof jacket through its paces. Ping probably isn't the first name to spring to mind when you're looking to buy a new waterproof jacket. But its new Zero Gravity is the lightest waterproof jacket we've ever come across. So we put it to the test. The panel: Allan Smith (handicap 11), Dave Rimmer...

  • 21 things you didn’t know about Cobra’s One Length irons

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 20 October 2016

    Cobra recently revealed the King Forged and King F7 One length irons and here are some of the finer details you might have missed. From changing head weights to playing flop and sand shots with One Length clubs here's what the team at Cobra told us. Why are One Length irons more consistent? Cobra say One Length irons are more consistent because every...

  • TaylorMade introduce TP putter collection with pure roll insert

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    TaylorMade have announced the release of the TP Collection, an entirely new line of six putters. The range is comprised of six distinct models, five of which feature a 303 stainless steel construction for solid feel and skim-milled machining for exacting contours. The TP Collection, will be landing in April 2017 and utilises new materials and new milling processes not only to...

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