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  • New Pinnacle Rush and Soft balls revealed

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 25 January 2016

    We've all used a Pinnacle ball at some point in our golfing lives. For years they've been associated with power and distance but for 2016 there's two new models. First off there's the new Rush that's been designed to help golfers hit the ball further with every club. Rush utilises high-energy core technology to deliver high initial velocity for powerful distance and...

  • Callaway launch new XR OS Hybrids and Irons

    Monday, 25 January 2016

    Callaway’s XR irons were top sellers in 2015 thanks to a combination of great looks, forgiveness and distance. Now the range is getting even more user-friendly with the addition of an oversize set. It joins the existing XR and XR Pro models in the line, but adds a new Cup Face design, progressive lengths and lofts, a different CG location and...

  • Callaway launch new XR 16 Driver and Fairway

    Monday, 25 January 2016

    If you want to make something go faster through the air, who do you turn to for advice? When Callaway had that question, there was only one answer: Boeing. So the two formed a partnership and this is the result – the most aerodynamic drivers Callaway has ever made. The XR 16 and XR 16 Pro feature a raft of new tech...

  • FootJoy reveal frog inspired FreeStyle shoe

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 25 January 2016

    FootJoy has introduced a brand new category of golf shoe called the FreeStyle. And its got F.R.O.G.S. technology specifically to deliver exceptional performance and comfort. FreeStyle helps generate maximum power in your swing by providing greater freedom of movement. Traction is enhanced thanks to an outsole inspired by the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, which enables the cutting-edge design to deliver great traction...

  • Callaway reveal new Chrome Soft and Superhot 55 balls

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 25 January 2016

    How much would you pay for a ball that has the ability to lower driver spin, increase iron spin, but feel soft and bring more distance to your game? Well Callaway reckon they’ve ticked all those boxes with the new Chrome Soft 16 ball. The original Chrome Soft was the first ball to talk low compression and its benefits, but Callaway...

  • Ping reveal new G Crossover

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 25 January 2016

    Its not everyday golf companies claim to invent a new product category, and when they do we usually greet the statement with a hell of a lot of scepticism. However Ping's lead Engineer Marty Jertson insists “The Crossover is not a Driving Iron...it delivers hybrid like launch and distance but with the spin of an iron.” So the Crossover is...

  • TaylorMade reveal new high MOI OS putters

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 25 January 2016

    MOI is talked about a lot in golf, and engineers are forever spouting how raising MOI in drivers and irons increases forgiveness and playability. But MOI isn’t quite so readily talked about when it comes to putters. Especially not when it comes to classically styled blades. Well TaylorMade reckon MOI’s got a big roll to play in helping you hole more...

  • Ping reveal new G Iron

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 11 January 2016

    Whether you’re a Ping lover or hater you’ve got to admit their irons are functional, even if they haven’t always topped the pile when it comes to beauty. If you must have super sexy irons then we reckon you’ll love the new G. It’s a wolf in sheeps clothing. A full out game improvement iron but disguised as a sleeker,...

  • Ping reveal new G Fairway and Hybrid

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 11 January 2016

    Ping have put in some serious effort to improve the G driver but the fairways and hybrids certainly haven't been an after thought as they’ve got some significant updates too. Lower leading edge Ping’s research has shown how modern golfers struggle launching shots off the short grass with their fairway woods. So their engineers have lowered the leading edge which effectively raises...

  • Ping reveal new G Driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 11 January 2016

    Ping’s G Series has consistently been amongst the most sold driver and irons in the game since the G2 launched in 2004. G’s won majors, been in the hands of the worlds number one player and brought game improving technology to millions of golfers across the globe. After seven G families Ping are reverting to just “G” for 2016 and...

  • Wilson Staff reveal new C200 Iron

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 1 January 2016

    Face flex technology is entrenched in the performance of irons nowadays just as it has been in drivers for years. Manufacturers reckon if they get the iron face flexing like a driver your ball speed and carry distance can be improved. It's worth remembering face flex in irons is just as limited as drivers. 239 microseconds plus a manufacturing tolerance of...

  • Bridgestone Golf pulls plug on UK

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Thursday, 17 December 2015

    If you play a Bridgestone ball, stock up on boxes now – the Japanese company is pulling the plug on its UK operation.  That means it will no longer sell any balls, clubs or accessories in the UK. The US operation – which includes sponsorship of PGA Tour stars like Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar – will be unaffected. The brand, which...

  • Like golf? Like Star Wars? Have we got a treat for you...

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 17 December 2015

    Unless you've been living under a rock in a galaxy far, far away, it won't have escaped your attention that there's a new Star Wars film out this week. If you're a big fan, you can buy all manner of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise, including posters, mugs, jumpers, shirts, jewellery, and even 'The Dark Side' mascara. Now, as these...

  • adidas reveal new Tour 360 Boost shoe

    Friday, 11 December 2015

    It's 10 years since adidas first introduced the Tour 360 shoe. In 2005 their promise of 360 degree support was pretty much unheard of at the time. Since then the 360's have gone on to win 38 PGA Tour events and sell more than 2 million pairs. With such a pedgiree of success adidas's excitment at the next generation Tour...

  • adidas reveal new Tour 360 Boost shoe

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 11 December 2015

    It's 10 years since adidas first introduced the Tour 360 shoe. In 2005 their promise of 360 degree support was pretty much unheard of at the time. Since then the 360's have gone on to win 38 PGA Tour events and sell more than 2 million pairs. With such a pedgiree of success adidas's excitment at the next generation Tour...

  • Nike reveal Vapor Fly and Fly Pro Irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 10 December 2015

    Nike are beating the RZN drum loud as they're utilizing the material in a huge chunk of their 2016 range. But hey if it delivers the sort of game improving opportunities they claim why wouldn’t you? Its lightweight and strength properties aren’t limited to drivers and balls either, hence why it features heavily in both new Fly irons. Fly and Fly...

  • Nike reveal new Vapor Fly Fairway and Hybrid

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 10 December 2015

    The new Vapor Fly range isn’t just limited to drivers, there’s also a range of fairways and hybrids to boot. Both have been streamlined to have a clean, simple look at address for 2016. The heads are familiar shapes because Nike say its what their athletes like. But a 30% lighter crown and deeper compression channel help improve impact efficiency. If you’ve...

  • Nike reveal Vapor Flex 440 driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 10 December 2015

    Materials good for making drivers don’t get discovered everyday. In fact its decades since a significant step’s been made in finding the new titanium of golf! Nike reckon they’ve done just that with their new RZN material which is a specially blended thermo plastic that’s lighter than titanium yet just as strong. By making 60% of the new Vapor Flex...

  • Nike reveal new Vapor Fly and Fly Pro drivers

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 10 December 2015

    Nike’s new Vapor Fly and Fly Pro drivers have been born out of challenges made from their tour athletes to improve performance through equipment. When Rory says he's on a mission to max out his ball speed trust us you sit up and listen. You don't need to be Sherlock to spot both heads are painted what Nike like to call...

  • GEAR: 2015 Trolley Test

    Tuesday, 8 December 2015

    It wasn’t long ago that electric trolleys were considered a purchase for the over 60s or those who needed extra help completing a full 18 holes. Today that’s all changed.  Over half of UK golfers use one to take the strain out of carrying a heavy bag, and help them stay fresh and competitive over the latter holes of a round.

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