2016

  • The making of a PowaKaddy trolley in 12 numbers

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    In 1983, Joe Catford arrived at The Open at Royal Birkdale with something genuinely revolutionary. Looking back now, it can be kindly described as a rough prototype – but behind its clunky appearance was the first commercial electric trolley. It was essentially little more than some steel tubing, a motor and some wheels, but it was the first design of what we...

  • How to make your Taylor Made M1 driver more forgiving

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    If you own TaylorMade’s popular M1 driver, here's how to set it up for ultimate forgiveness... The M1 has two weight tracks featuring two sliding weights, so it makes perfect sense that if you combine both weights in the same track and position them at the back of the head, forgiveness has to be improved. MORE GEAR STORIES TaylorMade M1 Driver Review TaylorMade M1...

  • 5 of the best wet weather grips

    Friday, 14 October 2016

    Which grips are best in the rain? It's always worth taking the time to give your grips an overhaul. If a good scrub in soapy water and drying with a clean towel isn't enough to bring them back to life, a regrip is always a sound investment. And if you want a grip that's capable of performing in all weathers, here are five...

  • Aaron Baddeley signs PING equipment contract

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 13 October 2016

    Four-time PGA Tour winner Aaron Baddeley has signed an agreement to play PING equipment. Baddeley will play his first event as a PING pro at this week's season-opening event, the Safeway Open and his most recent victory came in July with a PING G LS Tec driver and G 3-wood. The 35-year-old has earned more than $19 million in prize money and...

  • Cobra reveal King Forged and King F7 One Length irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 11 October 2016

    Bryson DeChambeau burst onto the global golfing stage in April by competing at The Masters as an amateur. Since then he’s answered more questions than a dodgy tabloid journo at a phone hacking inquiry about his single length irons. Following Augusta the guy turned pro and looked for an equipment deal. Whilst other brands insisted he use their current irons Cobra...

  • ETIQUS launches new sport lady styles

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 06 October 2016

    ETIQUS, the British brand of patented, quality timepieces exclusively for golfers, has increased the model choice in its Sport Lady collection with the addition of new styles. The new Sport Lady golf timepiece models feature leather straps in a variety of colours to offer stylish design and high quality products for the fashion conscious female golfer. Featuring the familiar subtle dimpled face...

  • Nikon release three new rangefinder models

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 06 October 2016

    Nikon have today (Thursday October 6th) released three new innovative Laser Rangefinder models. The COOLSHOT 80i VR, COOLSHOT 80 VR and MONARCH 7i VR all employ an optical VR (Vibration Reduction) function. Nikon's Vibration Reduction system reduces vibrations of the image in the viewfinder caused by hand movement by approximately 4/5 or less, based on Nikon's measurement standards. With the subject in the...

  • dunhill LINKS unveils Autumn / Winter apparel collection

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 05 October 2016

    A new Autumn and Winter 2016 apparel collection has been unveiled by dunhill LINKS. The collection was revealed at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews and features performance-driven design apparel for amateur and professional golfers alike. Incorporating the British brand's sophisticated design codes with modern technologies, the collection champions the best in luxury and the best in sport. Select professional and...

  • ECCO Golf re-signs Fred Couples

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 30 September 2016

    ECCO Golf is delighted to announce that a new multi-year agreement has been reached with ambassador Fred Couples. Couples, the World Golf Hall of Famer and Golf Digest's "Coolest Golfer of all Time", will continue to compete with the ECCO Golf logo on the side of his hat, and showcase the Danish company's multi-award winning Hybrid shoes during tournament play. Couples' relationship...

  • adidas Golf and Dustin Johnson agree new apparel deal

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    adidas Golf and Dustin Johnson today announced a new multi-year apparel and footwear deal. 2017 will mark the company's tenth year collaborating with the 2016 PGA of America Player of the Year Award and Vardon Trophy recipient, 2016 US Open Champion, Top American and #2 Player in the World. "adidas Golf is more than a sponsor," said Dustin Johnson "They have been with...

  • Wilson Staff reveal new FG Tour V6 irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    Wilson have a long history of producing great irons for tour professionals. Monty, Faldo, Vijay Singh and Arnold Palmer all used the companies models during their careers and thanks to keeping such illustrious company the brands irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other brand in golf. It’s no surprise then the new FG Tour V6 irons are...

  • adidas Golf Reveals Team Europe and Team USA Chaska Collection

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 23 September 2016

    Golf is full of great traditions, but every other year we are treated to an event unlike any other in the sport. The best players from Europe go to battle with their rivals from the USA and a few days of heated competition on the golf course produce enough drama, pride and passion to fuel the fires of the winners and...

  • Cobra reveal King Oversize iron

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 19 September 2016

    Cobra reckon their original King Cobra Oversize irons were the #1 selling iron way back in the mid 90's when they were first introduced. It’s no surprise then they’ve decided to reintroduce the name in the form of their latest all singing and dancing King Oversize game improver iron. Make no mistake about it the Oversize is aimed firmly at golfers who...

  • New Voice2 GPS unit unveiled by GolfBuddy

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

    Micro GPS systems are growing rapidly in popularity. They’re so simple, straight forward and give just the right amount of yardage information most club golfers need. GolfBuddy’s new Voice2 gives all the basic distances, but unlike others because its got a voice it can also read yardages to you just like a real caddy. You just need to clip the tiny...

  • New Ping autumn winter apparel revealed

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

    Ping have dedicated some serious time and effort into developing their apparel and waterproofs over the last two years and from the look of their new autumn winter range the hard work is paying off. Ping have really focused on delivering what they call “improved playability” with the new apparel range. So the story is consistent with their golf clubs and...

  • Titleist reveal new 917 woods

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 08 September 2016

    If you haven’t noticed, Titleist dance to their own tune when it comes to product launches. Whilst golfs other major manufacturers like to reveal new ranges every year Titleist prefer to switch between driver/fairways and irons/hybrids on a two yearly cycle, as they believe it takes that long to make a better product. Titleist’s last driver the 915 was launched in...

  • PXG target forgiveness with new 0311 XF irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 07 September 2016

    PXG say they develop new products without time or cost constraints. And with having a compact tour and moderate sized iron in their range already it makes perfect sense they’ve turned focus onto “xtreme forgiveness” with the latest launch. When other brands create super forgiving irons most immediately go for huge cavity back designs to get as much weight as far...

  • Callaway reveal new Big Bertha OS irons and hybrids

    Written by Simon Daddow on Wednesday, 07 September 2016

    Callaway’s Big Bertha name when it comes to irons has been synonymous with super forgiving game improvement technology ever since the first BB appeared in 1994. It’s no surprise then the new Big Bertha OS is aimed firmly at the “Super Game Improver”. We’ve heard golf club engineers murmur before about how irons especially those designed for maximum forgiveness are...

  • What is the safest club to chip with?

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    Wedge, 7-iron or Odyssey's new chipper?  Any short game coach will tell you that keeping the hands quiet is key to a good chipping strike. Yet many club golfers can’t seem to do anything about their busy hands around the green. So step forward the X-Act Tank Chipper, a club built by the boffins at Odyssey to help you make effective contact,...

  • Two new 2016 GPS watches

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    Love them or hate them GPS watches have had a significant effect on golfers since they first hit the shelf and we recently put two of this year’s cohort to the test over ten rounds and were impressed with what was on offer. Garmin Approach X40 First impressions I don't usually wear a watch as I don't like playing with anything...

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