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  • 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, 9 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, 5 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, 5 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, 4 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, 2 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, 2 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...

  • King Cobra Speed LD Driver Video Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Friday, 30 May 2008

    It's Friday're bored out of your mind at work...there's only one thing to do...check out the next installment of our funky mini-driver test! Today, the King Cobra Speed LD Driver will be the star of the show and our regular amateur testers took great delight in smashing the big dog down the middle at Swingers driving range in Peterborough. To see what the guys...

  • Kasco Power Tornado hybrid-iron combo set

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 29 May 2008

    If you're a game improver, and you're struggling with your irons, the new Kasco Power Tornado Irons could be for you. What makes these little beauties so unique is that they are a hybrid-iron set designed to offer greater playability and versatility to the game improver. Basically, the golfer can customize the make-up of the set by having the choice of hybrid clubs...

  • PowerKaddy Freeway Digital Gun Metal SE-trolley

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 27 May 2008

    Electric golf trolley giants PowaKaddy is giving away a free golf cart bag with every purchase of their Freeway Digital Gun Metal SE golf trolley. The special edition of the world's best-selling golf trolley features a gun metal finish and the Sport Cart Bag that PowaKaddy is giving away comes in a choice of three colours, and would normally retail at £84.99. As for the...

  • Tour Edge Exotic XLD Driver Video Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Friday, 23 May 2008

    It's Friday, and you all know what that means... nope, not a half day and a boozy lunch with your's the second in our series of first hits with a range of spanking new drivers. On Wednesday we brought you the video of our TG testers with the Ram QUB3 Pro Ti driver and now you can see the boys in action...

  • RAM QUB3 Pro Ti Driver Video Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 21 May 2008

    The Ram QUB3 Pro Ti Driver went pretty well in our Today's Golfer Magazine driver test and was awarded a very respectable three and a half stars. Check out how our amateur team found it below when they came down to our local driving range.

  • shadow caddy golf trolley

    Written by TG equipment writer on Tuesday, 20 May 2008

    The golf trolley market has just been given an injection of artifical intelligence as one firm launches the first ever robotic electric golf trolley. With no need to a remote control the new Shadow Caddy electric golf trolley follows the golfer around the golf course after clipping a transmitter to your trousers or top. The golfer simply clips on the...

  • golf grip ball pick up

    Written by TG equipment writer on Tuesday, 20 May 2008

    Fed up bending over to collect your golf ball from the cup? Can't be bothered to pick your ball off the green? Well fear not because 'help' is at hand! Just when you thought ever conceivable golf equipment invention had been made the Never Bend Putter Grip is invented. Designed like a normal putter grip the Never Bend...

  • FootJoy ShockStopper glove

    Written by TG Equipment Editor Jonathan Greathead on Monday, 19 May 2008

    Not content with being the number one when it comes to producing golf shoes and gloves, FootJoy have launched their new ShockStopper glove to further enhance their reputation. The Holofibre technology in the FootJoy ShockStopper glove provides improved grip strength, while the ShockStop leather provides maximum cushioning, as well as minimising club vibration. Richard Fryer, European Marketing Manager of FootJoy, said: "We are confident that golfers...

  • Nicklaus Golf Claw fairway woods and hybrids

    Written by TG Equipment Editor, Jonathan Greathead on Wednesday, 14 May 2008

    We've all experienced that awful feeling in the rough when your hands are turned over at impact, but the new Nicklaus Golf Claw fairway woods and hybrids are here to help combat this. The DP Fairway Claw feature the successful Dual Point Technology that was introduced last year, and the resistance through the turf is dramatically reduced. Chief Designer Clay Long said: "Basically,...

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