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  • 10 of the best golf apps out there

    Wednesday, 30 November 2016

    How to turn your mobile into the ultimate game improver tool.  What's the most important thing in your pocket when you're playing a round of golf? Tee peg? Pitchmark repairer? Scorecard? Lucky coin? They all pale into insignificance compared to something else you should keep handy when you play golf – the not-so-humble smart phone. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with...

  • The story behind Tiger Woods’ new Nike TW ‘17 shoes

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

    When Tiger Woods returns to action at the Hero World Challenge this week he will be playing in a prototype of his latest signature golf shoe, the Nike TW '17. "This shoe is an absolutely integral part of my return to the sport I love and have missed so much," Woods says. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? Looking for new...

  • Improvement made effortless with Shot Scope

    Monday, 28 November 2016

    Shot Scope is golf’s first fully automated performance tracking system. Comprised of a wristband and set of 20 unique tags which allow for automatic shot detection and requires no phones or manual club tagging. Shot Scope conforms to the Rules of Golf and has been used on the European Tour. Simply wear the wristband, play any course in the world...

  • Do funky iron faces deliver more distance?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 25 November 2016

    Callaway says their new Steelhead XR irons have faces close to the legal limit for springiness (set by the R&A), just like a driver. It's the first time we've heard a manufacturer make such a claim when it comes to irons. So it led us to ask how much more performance do you get from cup faces and speed slots in irons? TOP...

  • 13 of the best Black Friday golf deals

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 24 November 2016

    Love it or hate it, Black Friday yields some of the best deals of the year, so we have picked out some of our favourite Black Friday golf deals to help you get your gear for less. We inherited Black Friday from our friends across the pond about five years ago and the day after Thanksgiving has been gaining momentum, mainly...

  • Gary Player on the future of golf, his greatest achievement and living until he’s 100

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 24 November 2016

    Gary Player is never lost for an answer and he pulled no punches when chatting to Today’s Golfer at Wentworth recently. From Rory to Rio and Hogan to health the Black Knight was putting the world to rights and the legendary South African's views are often forthright and controversial. How can you ignore the thoughts of somebody who has won nine Majors,...

  • Wilson Staff to debut Triton Driver after being crowned ‘Driver vs Driver’ champion

    Wednesday, 23 November 2016

    It took 16 months to perfect, and won its designer half a million dollars. But what makes Wilson Staff’s Triton driver so special is that it was crowned the winner of a TV contest.   That’s right. While we’ve been subjected to X Factor and I’m a Celebrity, the Golf Channel has been treating US viewers to a ‘Driver...

  • 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, 08 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, 08 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, 03 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, 02 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, 01 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, 01 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, 01 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...

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