Equipment news

  • True Temper launch Project X driver and hybrid shafts

    Written by TG equipment writer on Wednesday, 17 June 2009

    True Temper has announced the release of its brand new Project X driver and hybrid shafts to amateur golfers, after proving popular as prototypes with tour players. To many, Project X will sound like an evil plan hatched by a villain with designs on world domination from his lair in a hollowed-out volcano, but golf fans will know it as one...

  • Forgan IWD Driver Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 17 June 2009

    There are lots of solid, lower price point drivers out there at the minute, and this is one of the latest to hit the fairways – the Forgan IWD. At just £99.99, the IWD (which stands for Internal Weight Distribution) is cracking value, and Forgan say that the 460cc head gives more forgiveness, accuracy and distance. So we went to see how we...

  • Wilson Staff Smooth Driver Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 15 June 2009

    This is Wilson’s new Smooth driver – it’s one of the more classical-looking big sticks on the market and for £230 you could do a lot worse! According to the manufacturer, the Smooth benefits from a massive sweetspot as well as the unique internal weight positioning – weight is moved further back in the head as loft increases in order to...

  • FootJoy Classics help Gay to clinch US Open spot

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 15 June 2009

    Brian Gay secured his place at this week’s US Open with victory at the St Jude Classic in Memphis – and did so wearing FootJoy Classics. The victory in Tennessee was the American’s second of the season and he has now moved into fourth place on the FedEx Cup standings ahead of the second Major of the year at Bethpage Black...

  • Retro pompom head covers show your support on the fairways

    Written by TG equipment writer on Monday, 15 June 2009

    If retro pompom head covers sound like your idea of the ideal golf bag fashion accessory and you like to support your favourite footy team on the fairways then read on. Premier Licensing has launched a new range of official Premier League retro pompom head covers featuring all the top teams from the Premiership as well as a few of the...

  • Mizuno MP-62’s get a makeover with Black Nickel finish

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    Calling all Mizuno fans – the Japanese forging legends have released an update to one of their most popular ranges with the Black Nickel MP-62’s. It’s hard to believe it was possible to make the existing MP-62’s even easier on the eye but the new Black Nickel finish is a pleasing sight. The range has already caught the eye of Mizuno tour...

  • FOOTJOY CONTINUE TO DOMINATE GLOVE MARKET

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 12 June 2009

    You may be aware that FootJoy are the number one shoe brand in golf – but did you know they also dominate the glove market too? The most recent Golf Datatech UK retail audit reveals that FootJoy dominated the volume brand share with a whopping 43.9% which was over six times greater than its closest rival. And FootJoy also came out on...

  • New Nippon N.S PRO WV wedge shafts promise increased spin

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    Leading shaft manufacturer Nippon has unveiled the newest shafts in its collection, designed specially for wedges. The Nippon N.S PRO WV shafts are designed to create a slightly lower launch angle with the short clubs but impart more spin on the ball allowing greater control. The shafts are aimed at all level of golfers from tour professionals to weekend players and come...

  • Callaway Diablo Driver Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 12 June 2009

    This is the latest driver to come out of the Callaway stable – the Callaway Diablo is getting plenty of Tour action too, with the likes of Rocco Mediate putting it into play! The Diablo is all about power, and the Edge Technology helps golfers to square the clubhead at impact, especially when they’re giving it the “full monty” off the...

  • Free downloads with the Sonocaddie Auto Play golf GPS

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    The new Sonocaddie Auto Play golf GPS device has been launched – and it’s been pre-loaded with 1,500 UK courses. The Auto Play has the capability of storing as many as 30,000 courses worldwide and downloads and updates are free, with no annual subscription. The device will automatically recognise the course and hole and its high-resolution colour display is waterproof. Distance to target,...

  • Pringle Aengus waterproof ensures you’ll stay dry this summer

    Written by TG equipment writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    It’s the summer, so what would you need a new Pringle Aengus waterproof for? Well, this is Blighty after all and the weather changes more often than Man Utd’s away kit. Pringle’s new high-performance waterproofs feature a breathable lining and moisture-wicking properties which means it not only keeps water out but draws sweat away from the skin and allows it to...

  • Another great Idea for Adams Pro Black irons

    Written by TG equipment writer on Thursday, 11 June 2009

    Someone once said that in roulette you should always bet on black – that’s exactly what Adams has done with the launch of its new Pro Black Idea irons. The sleek design and black nickel finish on these muscle-back beauties has had us drooling in the TG office and there’s no doubt these weapons are real head turners. We can’t wait to get...

  • TaylorMade R9 Driver Review Video

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 10 June 2009

    When you think TaylorMade you think about cracking drivers – long, accurate and forgiving would be three words to describe their products perfectly. And the new TaylorMade R9 driver is no different. It’s adjustable up to eight different positions, to give the golfer the opportunity to customise the driver like never before. If you want to hit a gentle fade or draw,...

  • New alignment tool from Softspikes

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 8 June 2009

    The latest ball-marking aid has landed – in the form of Softspikes new ball alignment tool! It’s the first such tool that lets the golfer mark both sides of the ball – the spring mechanism holds the ball and enables golfers to mark each side without having to re-position the tool. There is also a new putter squareness line which has been developed to enable golfers...

  • Nike DYMO 2 STR8-Fit video review

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 5 June 2009

    If you a gadget fan, but want a top quality performance from your driver at the same time, you’ll want to check out this video of Nike’s DYMO 2 STR8-Fit in action. The driver, which retails at £360, can be adjusted to eight different positions to give you the shot shape you want. TG’s equipment editor Jon Greathead has been stuck...

  • Driver Videos Galore!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 4 June 2009

    Our mega Power Special issue was on sale a month or so ago, and as a follow up to the massive drivers test in that edition we will now be publishing videos of several drivers in action on the site! In fact, we’ll be adding two every week until we’ve got the job done – so if you liked what you...

  • Wilson Staff Spine Driver video review

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 4 June 2009

    If you’re struggling for distance off the tee, we might just have the thing for you in the form of the Wilson Spine driver. In our recent drivers test, PGA professional Chris Ryan from the Belfry smashed this out to 328 yards – but what did our equipment editor Jon Greathead think of it under the watchful eye of the TG...

  • Match your trolley to your brolly!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 3 June 2009

    We know that lots of you are big fans of Motocaddy and if you’ve got one of their award-winning trolleys you may well want to match up your golfing accesories with their latest umbrella. The new S-Series Dual Canopy Auto-Open umbrella has been designed to withstand winds of up to 50mph but, like with Motocaddy trolleys, technology doesn’t come to the...

  • Send the thieves packing – without your clubs!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 2 June 2009

    Picture the scene. You’ve just nailed that well-deserved post-round pint and you’re heading out to your motor to tootle home – only for your clubs to have been robbed by some light-fingered lout. Utter disaster. But now a new device is helping to put this awful scenario well and truly to bed – this is the new Pro Defender Series alarm which has been...

  • Perfect pendulum putting stroke with CentreCup

    Written by TG equipment writer on Monday, 1 June 2009

    New golf training aid CentreCup® is being launched in the UK this month – and it promises to revolutionise putting coaching. The CentreCup has been designed by PGA professional Ian Melville in order to promote the perfect pendulum putting action. The training aid can be used at home or on the putting green and promises to teach golfers the perfect stroke and...

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