Equipment news

  • FIRST HIT: We review the new TaylorMade Psi irons

    Friday, 16 October 2015

    TaylorMade's new PSi irons are said to "take a new approach to the better player iron." How does it do that? TaylorMade says players have long been subjected to choosing an iron with either premium sound and feel or distance. With PSi, they say they have found the perfect blend of form and function with the company's new Dynamic Feel System (DFS).

  • Odyssey launch new Works Tank Cruiser putter range

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015

    The new Tank Cruiser line, in #1, #7, 2-Ball Fang and V-Line models, combines Odyssey's trusted insert ever with quicker roll that gets the ball into a pure roll faster. Adjustable Tank counterbalance head weighting and grip weighting has then been incorporated into each design to allow golfers to dial in the perfect balance for a consistent stroke. Austie Rollinson, Chief Designer...

  • Mizuno reveal the new JPX EZ and EZ Forged Irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 6 October 2015

    JPX EZ Iron Mizuno say the new JPX EZ is a “point and shoot” iron thats matches distance with feel. They reckon its engineered to be the best feeling iron in its class and is designed to deliver launch monitor busting ball speeds. A 360deg dual pocket design inside the cavity creates a “cavity frame” which pushes mass to the corners...

  • Mizuno unveil new JPX EZ Driver, Fairway and Hybrid

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 6 October 2015

    Mizuno reckon previous moveable weight drivers have been difficult to hit because the mass taken up creating the ports, weights and tracks raises the cg and moves it closer to the clubface. Their solution is the JPX EZ which has a simple 3 track weighting system and single 10g weight to offer the same levels of forgiveness as a non-adjustable...

  • NEW GEAR: New Scotty Cameron Futura X7 Putter

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 6 October 2015

    Scotty Cameron is a legend in putter circles – he’s milled some of the best putters ever created. While he’s probably more famous for his exquisite traditional blade and mallet styled putters his Futura range is ever growing in popularity on Tour and in the amateur game.  It's no surprise then to see the Futura X family extended to incorporate this the...

  • FootJoy adds D.N.A. to MyJoys range

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 5 October 2015

    For the first time golfers have the chance to design their own pair of FootJoy D.N.A. shoes on the brand’s revolutionary MyJoys service. The popular model can be personalised or logoed on the MyJoys customisation programme, with an astonishing 21,168 design combinations available.  Four different base leathers feature – white, black, grey and navy – while there are 12 saddle leathers, 49...

  • adidas showcase new clothing collection at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

    Friday, 2 October 2015

    The line-up features innovative fabrics and technology such as adidas Golf's climaheat and climawarm, which helps golfers stay warm (without adding bulk), while climaproof and climastorm help you stay dry. To ensure players can handle whatever the elements throw at them, adidas Golf staff pros and adidas supported celebrities will wear key pieces from the range including the Gore-Tex Two-layer Chest...

  • Under Armour unveil first full stretch Gore-Tex Waterproof

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 1 October 2015

    Under Armour as a brand have grown through their relentless pursuit of innovation, ambassador Jordan Spieth’s meteoric year on the golf course has obviously chipped in along the way too. Now in what Under Armour say is a new era for golf rainwear, they are launching the first 3 layer full stretch Gore-Tex waterproof suit available. What’s so good about it?...

  • TEST: We put the new GolfBoard to the test

    Tuesday, 29 September 2015

    Slow play can turn what should be an enjoyable round of golf into a painful experience that ruins your weekend. We've all endured unenjoyable five-hour slogs where everybody in front seems to be determined to make their round last a lifetime and wished there was another way. So what if we told you that there is a way a fourball...

  • NEW GEAR: Callaway unveil new Apex and Apex Pro irons and hybrids

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

    Callaway first launched the forged Apex irons a couple of years ago and their cracking looks caught the imagination of golfers from pro's to mid handicappers. Now for 2016 they've been redesigned to include the latest game improving technology...this is their story. Callaway Apex CF16 RRP £849 (s) £1099 (g)  Availability: 3-SW, Left hand? Yes Steel stock shaft: True Temper XP 95, Graphite stock shaft:...

  • Cobra reveal new King CB/MB and Tec irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 25 September 2015

    King Forged CB/MB Combo Irons £749 Availability: 4-PW, Left hand? No Steel stock shaft: KBS Tour C-Taper Cobra say their new King Forged CB/MB Combo irons have been designed for tour to three handicap golfers. So what makes them so specialized? Well they’ve been designed with direct input from Rickie Fowler, so the heads are a tour preferred shape with minimal offset, narrow top edges...

  • TaylorMade M1 v R15 Driver Test

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 25 September 2015

    Since TaylorMade launched its M1 driver, the question on golfers lips has been how does it compare to TaylorMade’s previous model the R15. Jason Day reckoned he added 3mph of ball speed by making the switch, but we wanted to see for ourselves how it performed in the hands of our Equipment Guru. We headed over to the National Custom Fitting...

  • NEW GEAR: Nike's ultra-light winter jacket

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    Nike Golf has unveiled a new ultra-lightweight winter jacket deisnged to keep you warm and dry as you swing.  “Aeroloft technology allows us to produce excellent insulation with minimal weight,” says Eric Schindler, Nike Global Apparel Product Director. “We utilised stretch knit fabrics in conjunction with the Aeroloft padding to maximize movement and thermoregulation.” The Aeroloft Poly Filled Jacket features laser-cut holes between...

  • NEW GEAR: Titleist reveal new CB, MB and TMB

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    Titleist obviously know they're onto something with the extreme tungsten weighting as they are introducing it across all of their iron models – including the 716 CB and MB. 716 CB The 716 CB (Cavity Blade) is designed for pure shot making but due to the cavity it incorporates increased forgiveness over Titleist’s Muscleback. When it comes to Titleist’s tour staff about...

  • NEW GEAR: Titleist's Steve Pelisek talks 716 Irons and 816 Hybrids

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    We caught up with Steve Pelisek Titleist's General Manager of Golf Clubs to talk tungsten, turf interaction and advanced engineering. It takes about two years to make a genuinely better product in our opinion. Each time we introduce a new model we then know it's better. We’ve kept the AP1 and AP2 names because they are so well defined. But we...

  • NEW GEAR: Titleist launch two new 816 Hybrids

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    Never before has Titleist launched a hybrid specifically to coincide with a set of their irons hitting the market, but the modern game now dictates it. Titleist’s explanation is that more sets are being sold from 6-PW and 5-PW, so if a golfers  being fitted it’s a perfect opportunity to look at their long distance gapping, too. Titleist throw about some interesting...

  • NEW GEAR: Titleist launch new AP2 Irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    Titleist’s AP2 irons almost have an iconic status amongst better players and the Titleist Tour staff. They’ve been around for a good few years and Titleist lay claim to them being the Most Tour Played Iron, the most Forgiving Tour Iron and the most Played Cavity Back on Tour. For the new 716s Titleist are billing the AP2s as their most...

  • NEW GEAR: Titleist launch new AP1 Irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    You’ve probably been told on more than one occasion that Titleist are a serious golfers’ brand, that they only make equipment for the better players amongst us. After spending some time hitting their new 716 irons we’d urge you to reconsider. You’ve probably come across the AP1 and AP2 names before – they were first introduced in 2008 and the AP2s have...

  • Tested: The best game improvement irons of 2015

    Monday, 21 September 2015

    We took 18 of the latest models to The Belfry to be tested by resident pro James Ridyard and two mid-handicap golfers. Their feedback and Trackman stats helped us decide which are the best game improvement irons on the market today.

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