Equipment news

  • 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...

  • Titleist reveal new Cameron & Crown putters

    Written by Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Scotty Cameron reckons year on year he’s being asked more and more often for shorter length putters. So he and Titleist have decided to produce a range of 33” flatsticks (35” is standard for many manufacturers) which have been specifically weighted and balanced for a shorter length. Many golfers over the years have cut down a putter...

  • Cleveland reveal four new TFi 2135 mallet putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Cleveland reckon they “Reinvented Alignment” when they launched the TFi 2135 putters earlier this year. By raising the sight line to the exact centre of the golf ball their engineers say all golfers can align correctly at the target no matter how they set-up over the ball. Cleveland reckon their four new models are designed for golfers who prefer larger headed...

  • Callaway reveal new Big Bertha Fusion woods

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Usually when new drivers hit the the market the big sell manufacturers use to hook golfers in is how the clubs can hit further from the tee than anything that’s gone before. But that’s changed a bit with Callaway’s new Big Bertha Fusion as it’s the first driver we’ve seen that spouts about being aimed specifically at golfers needing a...

  • Ping launch Bubba Watson's pink G driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 25 August 2016

    Bubba Watson’s used a pink Ping driver to raise money and awareness for his foundation since 2012. And with huge interest from golfers around owning their own pink Bubba driver Ping have decided to release 6000 of them on a limited-edition basis. You’ll need to really want one as they’re selling for £500 a piece, but Ping promise $60 from every...

  • Cleveland reveal Huntington Beach putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 25 August 2016

    Cleveland if you didn’t know see themselves as short game specialists nowadays, and no short game brand worth a second look would be complete without a first class putter range. So hot on the heels of launching the RTX 3 wedges Cleveland are introducing a brand new Huntington Beach range of flatsticks. They’ve chosen three tour inspired classic blade and mallet...

  • Callaway reveal new Steelhead XR irons and Hybrids

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

    If you’ve been around golf for a while you’ll no doubt of come across Callaway’s X-Series irons before. They were about from the late noughties for over a decade and ran to at least 7 different series, but one model, the X14 was held closer to golfers hearts than most. Callaway reckon it was one of the most successful irons...

  • Srixon reveal 10th generation Soft Feel ball

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 22 August 2016

    Srixon are market leaders when it comes to two-piece golf balls, and to keep them ahead of the game they’ve just launched a new generation Soft Feel golf ball range. The new Soft Feel includes male and female specific models and is designed specifically for those with mid to low swing speeds. Now in its 10th generation, the new Soft Feel...

  • Ping unveil new Vault milled putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 15 August 2016

    Milled putters are seen as the pinnacle of flat sticks, because every head is precisely created by a computer controlled milling machine. Each dimension is cut into a solid block of steel or aluminium, which guarantees quality, precision and of course extra cost. But if the truth be known it’s also the easiest way to tailor a specific model to...

  • Mizuno reveal new JPX900 irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 15 August 2016

    There aren’t too many brands that launch three irons with the same name at the same time but Mizuno reckon thanks to 3 different head materials their new JPX900 irons cover off all bases from game improver to tour player. First up is the new JPX900 Hot Metal iron which is aimed at the game improver. There’s a wider sole, deep...

  • Mizuno reveal new T7 forged wedges

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 15 August 2016

    Mizuno are big fans of the performance benefits boron brings to their forged irons, so it’s no surprise they’ve decided to use the material in their new T7 wedges too. Boron brings additional strength to Mizuno’s array of forged irons which allows the face thickness to be thinned down by Mizuno’s engineers. But when it comes to wedges they say the...

  • Does size matter? Wishon Golf’s new Sterling Single Length Irons tested

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 09 August 2016

    Same-length irons are nothing new but since Bryson DeChambeau – the physicist-turned-tour-pro – burst onto the scene with some impressive amateur results earlier this year, the idea has grabbed headlines. At face value, it makes perfect sense. Creating every iron the same length – whether it's a gap wedge or a 3-iron – means you don't need to change your set-up...

  • Reader test: TaylorMade M2 fairways

    Monday, 08 August 2016

    To find out how the M2 stacks up in the hands of ordinary golfers, we teamed up with TaylorMade to stage the first UnFairway Day at the beautiful Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, where TG readers had the chance to get fitted for an M2 fairway and try TaylorMade’s other clubs. All but one golfer gained distance over their old clubs...

  • Lynx reveal new Black Cat woods range

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 05 August 2016

    Following the success of its recent Black Cat irons, Lynx has now unveiled a new series of matching Black Cat woods. The adjustable Black Cat driver, adjustable fairway woods and hybrid rescue clubs all contain new technology designed in the UK by the Surrey-based company's R&D team, and further underpins the brand's status among the most forward-thinking and innovative equipment companies...

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