Equipment news

  • The Ultimate Golf Gear Guide

    Monday, 11 April 2016

    TG's biggest ever equipment trial will help you make a smarter buying decision! It seemed like a daunting task when we suggested we undertake the biggest golf equipment test we've ever done. It's taken six months to finish, but here it is: Top Gear 2016. The idea was simple – take all the golf clubs on sale this year, get three...

  • Skechers reveal new Blade shoe

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 08 April 2016

    Skechers are #2 footwear brand in the USA and they've got their sights set on making some serious inroads to the UK golf shoe market in 2016. They reckon their new Go Golf Blade shoe with its eye-catching design and athletic styling is just what the modern golfer is after.  Available in a wide variety of fashionable new colour schemes the...

  • WIN a new Cobra King Driver

    Thursday, 07 April 2016

    The F6 Driver is our most forgiving adjustable driver with CG tuning. The dual position 'front-to-back' CG weight system allows you to maximize distance through dialing in your ideal launch and spin conditions. Personalize your distance with F6. The F6+ Driver is the most adjustable driver we've ever created. Designed for golfers of all swing speeds. The new CarbonTrac system allows...

  • New 'touch and go' PowaKaddy

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 01 April 2016

    Pretty much all new gadgetry comes with Touch technology, from tablets to airport check-in desks. That’s exactly what PowaKaddy say they’ve done with their new Touch trolley. The Touch features “Touch and Go” technology which simply needs the golfer to touch the trolley’s handle and start walking. The trolley then matches its speed to your walking pace, which PowaKaddy says simplifies controlling...

  • First adjustable irons revealed

    Written by Simon Daddow, Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    Drivers have been adjustable for over a decade. Woods and hybrids soon followed, along with putters. But now Cobra has revealed the world’s first adjustable iron.  The King Utility Iron is a hollow body club that offers multiple loft settings in a single head. It is available in a 3-iron, featuring a large sole with a hollow head, and is packed...

  • Cobra's legendary Baffler is back

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    Cobra’s Baffler was the club that kick-started the hybird trend – and now they’ve revealed a new one featuring elements of that original icon.  Building on key technology from those iconic Baffler clubs – first introduced in some of the brands original clubs more than 40 years ago – the King F6 Baffler uses the famous rail system on the sole,...

  • Nippon unveil ultra-light Zelos 8 Steel shaft

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 24 March 2016

    Nippon have released a new ultra-light N.S. PRO Zelos 8, saying it combines the lightweight properties of graphite with the stability of steel. The shafts designed with a low kick-point and weighs between 84 and 87.5 grams depending on flex. The Zelos 8 is aimed predominantly at golfers with an average 7-iron swing speed of between 75 and 85 mph. Which...

  • Odyssey unveil Toe Up putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    Odyssey have been leading putter innovators for decades and today they've unveiled their latest bright idea, the new Toe Up putter line. We’ve seen “Face Balanced” putters before, but the Toe Up Putters are Stroke Balanced, which means they want to remain aligned at your target which Odyssey says promotes a consistent straight-back-and-through putting stroke. The say “Stroke Balanced technology ensures reduced...

  • FootJoy reveal new StaSof glove

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    FootJoy's StaSof has been around for 35 years, and this the 13th generation of the iconic leather glove is still unbelivably hand-sewn which FootJoy reckons means a tailored fit, advanced feel and unmatched grip and durability to give you a competitive edge.    The StaSof glove is regularly played by 800 of the game’s leading male and female tour players around...

  • Nike reveal new Method Origin putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 21 March 2016

    Over a decade of research and insight from some of the world’s greatest golfers, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, prompted Nike's engineers to embark on a new putter design to minimize distractions. David Franklin, Nike Golf Master Modelmaker explains, “When we design a putter, our entire goal is to make the putter an extension of the athlete. We want them to...

  • Cleveland offers 50% off wedges to help your game

    Written by Simon Daddow, Equipment Editor on Monday, 21 March 2016

    What’s your wedge set-up? Have you got one or more in the bag, and are their lofts gapped properly so you’ve got consistent distances between them? If you’ve only got one wedge, and you don’t know what loft it is, you’re hurting your game.  We believe that three wedges are ideal, with four-degree gaps in the loft. So if you’re standard...

  • Callaway launch "Lucky Clover" MD3 Wedges

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 17 March 2016

    Callaway have announced the introduction of a limited edition extension to its specialist hardware range, with a St Patrick’s Day launch of the MD3 Milled Lucky Clover Wedges, created by master-craftsman, Roger Cleveland. Sporting a laser-etched four-leaf Lucky Clover and developed following extensive input from Tour players, these limited MD3 Milled Wedges - available in 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60° lofts - employ...

  • Callaway reveal XR 16 Sub Zero driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 17 March 2016

    Tour players are always searching for the perfect launch or trajectory conditions to suit their own game, which sometimes clubs off-the-rack can't quite deliver. So brands make special one-off's, like Phil Mickelson's second driver at The Masters or his "Frankenwood" fairway or the hybrid he used to slice through the rough at a US Open. Usually you the consumer don't...

  • You can get this Cleveland 588 RTX wedge, brand new, for under £50

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 11 March 2016

    Welcome to another edition of TG's Top Deals, our weekly round-up of the best golf gear deals going. We think we've excelled ourselves this week, with a brand new Cleveland wedge for under £50, a Callaway Big Bertha for £90, and a bargain pair of shoes that are good enough for a TG writer and US Open champion. Enjoy. Cleveland 588...

  • Motocaddy reveal new S-Series trolleys

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 01 March 2016

    Motocaddy say their award-winning S1 has become the world’s favourite electric golf trolley since its introduction in 2006. The new 2016 model incorporates a number of new improvements, including a soft-touch ergonomic handle, low-profile quick release wheels, a streamlined battery tray and the brands exclusive super-fast Quickfold mechanism. Added to these features are nine speed settings, a battery indicator, whisper-quiet motor, adjustable...

  • Stewart Golf reveal new F1-S Remote trolley

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 01 March 2016

    Luxury British trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf have anounced details of what they call the world's most compact folding remote controlled trolley. The F1-S is aimed squarely at those golfers who desire the freedom of a well balanced, remote control machine on the golf course, but have limited storage space in their car or at home. The design of the F1-S Remote...

  • Ping Apparel announce 2016 ambassadors

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 25 February 2016

    Ping took the design of their apparel back in house last year, in a bid to closer align its values and ethos to their award winning hardware. To show their commitment to the casue they've just announced their 2016 apparel ambassasdors which include the re-signing of the 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen. Others to join the team are 2015 European Solheim...

  • You can buy a dozen of the ball Rory McIlroy used to win The Open for £20!

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    In last week's top value golf deals, we brought you a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha for £129.99, an Odyssey Versa putter for £69, a Callaway bag for £39.99 and a dozen Srixon AD333 for just £14.39. If you missed those deals, you can check them out here.  We're not ones to rest on our money-saving laurels, so we've scoured the internet...

  • Should you buy Samsung golf shoes?

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 23 February 2016

    Buying golf shoes is normally fairly simple. Find a pair you like, check they're not too expensive, get the size that fits and you're done.  You're normally choosing from the usual candidates: FootJoy, Ecco, Adidas, Nike Skechers, Puma, Callaway and Stubart. But what about Samsung? They might not be the first name you think of when buying new golf shoes, but maybe...

  • Titleist launch lightweight Waterproof 4UP Stand Bag

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 22 February 2016

    Feature laden modern stand bags can weigh a ton, especially if you get caught out in a heavy down pour. So Titleist have come up with the idea of producing a simple, waterproof stand bag that's big enough to house all your golfing kit but won't weigh you down on the back nine. The 4UP is not launching until March 1st...

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