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  • Snake Eyes Viper Tour Black Driver Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    The Snake Eyes Viper Tour Black Driver gained plaudits from our professional golf equipment testers during our recent 2008 driver test. The Snake Eyes Viper TI Tour Black Driver has been designed with the highest quality standards in mind and the Viper Tour family delivers the technology and looks that better players prefer. Rich aesthetics, adjustable weights and innovative...

  • Benross Innovator Driver Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    The Benross Innovator Driver is unconventionally unique in design and performance capabilities. The forged titanium Benross Innovator driver head has an innovative ‘arch’ shape, proven to be structurally stronger than any other, and has allowed Benross to deliver a ‘double whammy’ of performance-enhancing attributes to the Benross Innovator’s playability. Firstly, the arch shape has allowed Benross to position...

  • J Lindeberg Golf Bag

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    Fashion icons J Lindeberg are one of the new kids on the golfing block and have  launched its first range of J Lindeberg golf bags. And if you like a simple-looking bit of club luggage, this J Lindeberg golf bag could be the one for you. And luckily, the J Lindeberg golf bags don't just come in white...there's also a black offering which will no...

  • Yes! Sandy putter

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 20 June 2008

    It's almost like they knew the TG Putter Test was just a couple of issues away! Yes! Golf has launched its new Yes Sandy C-Groove model. The compact mallet offering follows in the footsteps of Yes! Golf's Donna hybrid putter that launched back in the Spring. The Yes Sandy putter weighs in at 355g and is a one-piece cast construction with chrome-plated...

  • Glenmuir launch new Autumn and Winter range

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 June 2008

    Glenmuir, one of Europe's leading golf clothing brands, has launched its new autumn/winter catalogue. The new collection builds on the success of the Scottish-based company's hugely popular Spring/Summer range, which achieved the manufacturer's best-ever sell-in. The flagship men's "1891 by Glenmuir" collection includes six new products for the new Autumn/Winter range, including cotton polo shorts, Pima as well as Supima cotton knitwear and...

  • MD Golf NV Drew Wedge

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 19 June 2008

    The new issue of Today's Golfer is ON SALE TODAY and one of the many great things in this edition is the Wedge Test! And it's thrown up a few surprises...with MD Golf's NV Drew wedge coming out as top dog in not just the Best Value category, but also in the Best For Spin category too. It's priced at under £50 and for...

  • Mizuno MX 560 Driver Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 18 June 2008

    We're down to our final five drivers in the now-famous TG mini-driver test! Today, the Mizuno MX 560 driver is in the paws of our testers. And we should probably warn you now...it's a loud 'un at impact, so protect those ears! See what our guys though of it below...happy golfing!...

  • Garcia ready for Torrey Pines with funky new shoes

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 12 June 2008

    With the US Open now underway, it's time to kick back with a few beers and watch as one of golf's most epic battles gets going. And our man in the States Sean Ramsdale has been working through the night to get you a little sneak preview of what Spanish wizard Sergio Garcia might be wearing on the opening day. And we...

  • Callaway FTi Driver Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 11 June 2008

    Right, here's the next part of our mini-driver test! Today, the Callaway FT-i gets an outing...this is Callaway's square offering and it retails at £399. In reality, you can get it a lot cheaper and if you like a noisy son of a gun at impact, this will be right up your street! So get off Facebook, or the BBC Transfer Gossip...

  • Orange Whip Core Muscle Training Aid

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 11 June 2008

    They say: Each end of the Orange Whip has a unique weighting system that works together with the flexible shaft to improve your golf swing and physical fitness. The Orange Whip conditions the user to maintain balance and swing in an athletic, rhythmical motion that creates power, accuracy and consistency. Wayne's (TG reader) verdict: I found the...

  • Pro Swing Weight Training Aid

    Written by Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 11 June 2008

    They say: The Pro Swing Weight is the ideal pre-round practice aid. The slip-free Velcro securely attaches to any club shaft, adding weight to your iron or wood. Swinging a heavy club helps to synchronise your swing to the flex of the shaft, promoting a proper followthrough and strengthening your golf muscles, adding power and consistency to your drives. Wayne's...

  • Impact Ball Training Aid

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    They say: The impact Ball is the only golf training aid that improves your whole game, by developing feel with no mechanical thoughts. You can hit balls while using the Impact Ball to feel what a Tour player feels in the golf swing. It takes your focus away from trying to affect the golf ball and places the focus...

  • The Powerball Gyro Training Aid

    Written by Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    They say: Official Guinness Golf Drive World Record Holder, Professional Karl Woodward, uses the Powerball Gyro to train. His 408-yard world record was the culmination of strength and power gained from the gyroscopic forces of his powerball. Simply rotate it with your wrist and you'll feel the forces kick in. The faster you spin, the more demandign it becomes.

  • David Leadbetter Swingsetter Training Aid

    Written by Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    They say: The Swingsetter was designed to help golfers establish and build the four fundamentals of the David Leadbetter teaching philosophy - grip, plane, release and tempo - through the use of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic feedback. This sensory feedback allows golfers to develop the feel for a consistent, repeatable and powerful golf swing without conscious swing thoughts. Wayne's verdict:...

  • Leaderboard Training Aid

    Written by Instruction Editor on Monday, 09 June 2008

    They say: A training system that helps you to correct problems in your golf swing, stance and followthrough by giving your body direct feedback on whether or not the movements you're making are lined up properly. The Leaderboard's sliding resistance platform allows you to train while swinging a club or performing a range of golf specific exercises, which...

  • Power Swing Fan Training Aid

    Written by Instruction Editor on Thursday, 05 June 2008

    They say: The Power Swing Fan is an easy and effective way of increasing distance and control in your golf swing. The air resistance from the fins of the fan encourage the player to swing the fan with a smooth, sweeping motion on the path of least resistance - and that's training a correct swingpath. It also takes great effort...

  • New TaylorMade High Launch and Tour Launch Fairway Woods

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 05 June 2008

    After a truly stellar performance in our recent driver test (issue 243), TaylorMade have raised the bar again in the world of the fairway wood with the launch of two new Burner versions. The TaylorMade High Launch is engineered to make it easy for the average swing-speed golfer to get the ball on a towering, long carrying flight, while The TaylorMade Tour...

  • Spherical Blade S-Blade Putters

    Written by TG Senior Equipment Editor, Sean Ramsdale on Wednesday, 04 June 2008

    Putters get curvy now Spherical Blade have revealed their brand new updated range of S-Blade putters for 2008 - all featuring innovative 'curved face' technology. With gentle top to bottom convex curves on the face, Spherical Blade S-Blade putters deliver a great roll by imparting increased top-spin and an impact always above the ball's centre, negating skid. Also, a gentle heel to toe convex curve across...

  • Callaway Hyper X Driver Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Monday, 02 June 2008

    Petrol prices keep going up...England aren't in Euro 2008...but it's not all bad news on this sunny Monday! Here's the latest mini-driver video footage, with the Callaway Hyper X Driver Review in the limelight. We took a load of these beauties to the London Golf Show in April for the TG Longest Drive Competition and they went down a storm. Check out what our amateur...

  • CHAMP Spike Rake

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 02 June 2008

    Always struggling to keep your balance? Fed up with annoying bits of grass in your shoes? The new CHAMP Spike Rake could be just what you need! The CHAMP Spike Rake features no fewer than seven spring-action prongs to offer the ultimate in aggressive cleat cleaning. With a dual level action and tri-radius prongs, the Spike Rake helps to get right among...

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