May 12th, 2016
The latest golf equipment news including Ping's new iron, and Justin's and Dustin's putting woes...
The latest golf equipment news including Ping's new iron, and Justin's and Dustin's putting woes...
Honma, that premium brand from Japan has just launched its first shop in Paris. However, it is no American Golf, or standard pro shop, and it would not look out of place on London’s Bond Street. In fact, we would not be surprised if we saw George Clooney walking out of it with a Nespresso in one hand and a Honma wedge in the other.
Every so often a club manufacturer claims that they have a game changer on their hands. The next big leap? According to TaylorMade it's Twist Face.
We saw the new Cobra F8 drivers a couple of montha ago but we had been sworn to secrecy. Now we can show you these beasts. And they are badass!!!
Here’s your first look at the 2018 Mizuno ST180 Driver. And this thing is meant to be an absolute bomber. They’ve simplified stuff this time around, and instead of having the most adjustable model on the market, they’ve concentrated on raw power.
2018 is looking like the year of the blade. You can wait years for a new model of this most classic of irons, and then suddenly four come along at once.
At the weekend Justin Rose pulled off one of the greatest final round comebacks in PGA Tour history, wiping out an eight shot deficit to claim the WGC HSBC Champions in Shanghai. And he did it with his perfect iron shots hit with the new TaylorMade P730 blades.
The modern sand wedge hasn't changed much in 85 years. Cleveland are trying to rectify that with their new CBX range.
There aren’t many golfers good enough out there to use blades. But it doesn’t mean we don’t like drooling over a shiny new set. And these new CBX irons from Tour Edge Exotics are certainly drool-worthy.
The J815 is this season's most distinctive looking new driver.
The Ezone XPG is the latest Yonex driver. The Japanese brand have been working with graphite in club heads since the 90’s, as well as being a world leader in racket sports. No brand understands more about the lightweight material in golf.
We caught up with Beef recently, and he gave us the exclusive on his brand new Titleist 917D3 driver. The short review: It's better! The long review? Well watch on to see what he thinks about his latest boom stick.
They're finally here! The all new Titleist 917 drivers! And they're bloomin' gorgeous!
Check out the latest irons from PXG, the extra forgiving 0311XF.
Tiger and Rory have been getting FedEx trucks to their doors non-stop since Nike pulled out of golf equipment. Here are the clubs we think they should use...
Callaway have taken all of the best bits of the legendary X14 irons and updated them with the latest technology. Back to the future, baby!
Srixon are launching two new gorgeous drivers. Check these mean looking boomsticks here...
Why exactly are two inflatable T Rexes wrestling on a golf course?
Lynx have got a tour proven driver for a hell of a lot less than most of the competition.
Mizuno launch a new five piece golf ball with 512 dimples!
The Sunday Driver, where we tell you about a driver you may not have heard of before. This week we've got the new United Golf K.
We go through the archives to show you some of the truly game changing TaylorMade irons. Plus you can win a set of the latest custom fit PSi or M2 irons.
We love the Callaway Apex irons, they're super easy to hit and look great. These new limited edition Apex Black irons look even better!
Why you should be willing to shell out a little more money for these beautiful Japanese wedges. Plus your chance to win a full set!
Jordan's new driver helps him take the lead with a 66 in the first round at The Masters
We've got an amazing competition starting tomorrow courtesy of Honma, so we thought it would be a great time to tell you all about Honma's TW727 series drivers. They aren't just ordinary golf clubs...
Callaway have launched a range of limited edition St. Patrick's Day Lucky Clover MD3 forged wedges. While scientifically these aren't proven to be any luckier, the superstitious and Irish among us are going to want a set of these right?
Check out this super limited edition driver Callaway have created specifically for their long hitting tour professionals. It's the driver for the best of us.
EVNROLL putters might just have the most revolutionary putter design since the Ping Anser. We spoke to the clubs designer Guerin Rife to find out more...
We've sifted through everything so you don't have to. Here they are, the best of the best of 2015's golf equipment, worthy of the much sought after GolfPunk Seal Of Approval...
Last week at the Northern Trust Open Rory McIlroy, Kevin Na, and Charley Hoffman hit wooden woods from the 1920's, 50's, and 90's to see how they compared to the modern equipment.
If you want to spend a fortune on a set of golf clubs, there are many ways to blow your cash. But we’ve never seen anything like these 3D printed driving irons from France before.
I’ll always remember getting to the first tee at a fairly nice golf course in East Sussex, just about to take a practice swing, when the starter asked me if I was wearing golf shoes. He would have had a heart atack if he had seen these.
We've had to keep very quiet about these Cobra King wedges for a long time, but Cobra have arguably got the sexiest wedges on the market this year. We first saw these back in October but we were sworn to secrecy.
XXIO. You may have seen the name before, but you may not know how to pronounce it correctly. For future reference it's zek-si-oh. And their clubs are seriously good.
Srixon have launched the UltiSoft golf ball to help those lower-swing-speed golfers have more fun on the course.
We were at the big launch of TaylorMade's M2 range last week in the US. Snuck in under the radar was this new TaylorMade M2 Tour Iron. Designed for forgiveness and distance, in some ways its like a throwback to some famous older club designs.
We’re in Orlando getting ready for the PGA Merchandise Show, and when the first few people are reading this piece we will be hitting the brand new TaylorMade M2 Driver. We’ll let you know what we think of it as soon as we’ve hit it. In the meantime, here is what we’ve been told so far.
As well as the new M2 driver, TaylorMade's other big launch is the M2 Iron. Designed for distance and forgiveness, these could be the irons you are looking for in 2016.
Replacing a three wood is difficult. You need it as a club from the tee and off the deck, two contrasting shots that require different features, so a three wood always has to have some compromise in its design. I’m still using a Ping I25 three wood, it’s about four years old, and I know I hit other three woods further. But I know its reliable, and I can always hit it consistently off the fairway. So how are Ping going to try and get me and everyone else to change? By making three new fairway woods.
Late last year we were spirited away to Dubai to try the latest Callaway products. Today we can finally tell you about the new XR OS irons, the most forgiving clubs in the Callaway lineup.
As well as the Callaway XR OS Irons we got to hit the matching XR OS Hybrids on our recent excursion to Dubai. They might just be the easiest to hit hybrids we’ve ever tried.
Even big cheeses at golf companies get to go on holiday sometimes. But if you’re a Solheim, and golf and engineering are in your blood, you never truly stop thinking about golf equipment. When you happen across a dragonfly on a tropical island, you or I would think “Hmmm, pretty". John Solheim, grandson of the great Karsten Solheim, thought ‘innovation'.
Ping irons tend to be chunky. It’s not a criticism, just a statement of fact. They’re engineered, and if forgiveness come from them being chunky then so be it. With the new G irons though, these look much slicker. In fact, they look positively attractive. A wolf in sheep clothing, or in this case a G in I clothing.
It’s not an iron. It’s definitely not a wood. It’s not a hybrid, and it’s 100% not a driving iron. It’s the new Ping G Crossover, and they feel it’s a club totally in it’s own category. What we know is it’s easy to hit. Well it is, unless you edit a popular golf website (don’t know what you mean-Ed).
“Dubai you say? End of November you say? Two new drivers you say? Smoke me a driver, I’ll be back for my tee time.” I didn't exactly need my arm twisting, and with that I was off to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club to try the latest Callaway XR 16 and XR 16 Drivers.
It’s the beginning of the year, and all the club launches are coming on strong. Wilson Staff are coming to the party with their new C200 iron designed to improve distance and accuracy.
Cobra have launched the King Forged Tec Iron this year, and it's unlike anything the brand have released before. With it forged body, and multi material design, it's forgiving, feels great, and it's forged but with loads of science built in.
We recently got to try all the latest Cobra gear. And Deputy Editor Dan fell in love with these Cobra King Forged irons. Boy are they soft. Watch the video to see what we thought about these black beauties, then read on for more technical details about these awesome forged irons.
Nike set out to create a set of irons that launch the ball higher and farther, with forgiveness but more workability than a traditional game-improvement iron.
Nike Golf have unveiled a whole new range of equipment for 2016. The new Vapor Fly line has been in play on tour for the last couple of months now, and includes the mystery blue driver used by Rory McIlroy to win the Race to Dubai.
Week in week out the majority of tour players putt with some variation of the classic Ping Anser putter. While the model has been refined in many small ways over the years, they are all modelled of Karsten Solheim's breakthrough 1966 Anser design.
Lynx are doing things a little bit differently to most golf brands. Family run, this UK manufacturer is producing high quality equipment at lower prices than most of their competitors.
So it’s the Sunday Driver, where we go out and find an awesome driver you probably haven’t heard of before. This week our driver is explosive!
It's release weekend for the new TaylorMade PSI irons. Designed for mid to low handicaps, the PSI offer forged short irons for feel, tungsten weights for forgiveness, and speed pockets and face slot for distance.
Star Wars has taken over the internet today, so we thought it only right we added our tuppence worth. With The Force Awakens trailer going live this morning, we had a look around for some of the best Star Wars golfing gubbins.
An eventful weekend had Argentinian Emillano Grillo winning his first PGA Tour event as a full member, Andy Sullivan taking his third win of the season, and Lexi Thomson bombing it to victory in Korea. Here’s what gear they were using.
The most forgiving forged iron that Mizuno have ever produced, the JPX EZ Forged is a true distance iron. Yet with it's forged head, it should feel incredibly soft at impact.
I’ve written about limited edition drivers before. Sometimes there's a thousand pieces, and we've seen it as low as 500 of each driver. But 5? Vega have trumped them all with three limited edition drivers of just 5 pieces each!
The Apex Pro is a simple hybrid for the better player. In a world where everything is built for distance, and adjustability, Callaway have bucked the trend with a hybrid that is built for consistency for the good golfer.
Callaway’s Apex irons were one of the big success stories over the last couple of seasons. We all want more help, but we don’t want to use chopper big bats. The Apex felt great, and the ball flew miles, without looking like a garden rake. The Apex CF16 is their update.
If the MB is the Titleist iron we want to play while the the forgiving AP1 is the club that most of us should be playing, then the AP2 is the club that most likely we will be playing. It’s a pocket rocket of a golf club, with loads of technology packed in to a classic looking iron.
Titleist have switched things up with the launch of the 816 H1 and H2 hybrids. Realising that hybrids need to be gapped distance wise with a set of irons, they've switched the release schedule to come out the same time as the irons rather than with the driver and irons.
Titleist are known as the serious brand for serious golfers. And golfers don't get any more serious than if they are using a set of muscle back blades. In an ideal world I'd be good enough to play the Titleist 716 MB. Seriously just look at it. It's stunning. But reality hits for most of us, as soon as we miss the tiny sweetspot.
So we’ve hit the M1 driver, raved about the fairway wood, and now we get to the hybrid. TaylorMade invented the Rescue/Hybrid category but the last few years have seen Callaway, Ping, and Titleist hybrids become much more popular, while TaylorMade’s sister company Adams has dominated in tour use.
We flew around the world to try the new TaylorMade M1 driver. And the carbon and titanium big stick is one of the best feeling longest and definitely most adjustable drivers we have hit in a long time. Yet it was the three wood we were most impressed with.
So the big one this week is this video from TaylorMade. We don’t know what is launching, and we’re trying our best to find out. But by the looks of this video though it’s something that will send the ball far!!!
With the launch of the new Cobra King LTD Driver, we thought it was good time to catch up with Cobra-Puma Golf President Bob Phillion, to find out his thoughts on the game, and how we change it for the better...
Srixon have launched some brand new sticks with what they call Action Mass Technology. Imagine a hammer. The heavier the head, the more force you get in the bashing.
Back in the 90's Cobra dominated iron sales, and had one of the most successful drivers of the era. Greg Norman was bombing it with his King Cobra driver, while Tiger Woods won his first Masters by out driving the competition using his King Cobra.
The Great Big Bertha might be the best driver for most players, but if you’re already a long hitter, the new Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond Driver (now that’s a mouthful– Ed) could be the driver for you. With it's classic looks, and centre of gravity optimisation this is a driver that can unlock extra yards.
The first of a weekly column where we give you the inside scoop of the latest equipment coming our way...
Sexy as the MP-5’s we showed you were, it’s the new MP-25 that should have everyone running down to the shops. We all want to play a blade but most of us shouldn’t. But most of can play a compact cavity back, especially one that offers this much forgiveness and distance.
Nothing feels like a Mizuno, we know it’s a marketing slogan, but it’s true. The legendary soft feel is addictive, it makes you want to hit every ball in the centre of the clubface.
When it comes to forgiveness the Spider range of putters from Taylormade have been some of the best in the game.
It's been a busy week for Ping with two of their players winning this weekend, both Bubba Watson and Jeff Maggert using the Ping G30 Driver.
Where Tour Edge Exotics have really specialised in is fairway woods, and their limited edition CB Pro F2 is their latest cannon.
It’s easy to spend a small fortune on a pair of golf sunglasses, but Sunwise would argue you don’t need to.
Mizuno are back with three new balls this season.
She might not be classically beautiful, but she’s designed with one purpose in mind, getting more putts in the hole.
It’s like the guys at Odyssey have designed a putter just for me with the new Odyssey Works Big T V–Line.
Bridgestone aren't as well known for their clubs as they are their balls, but some of our favourite irons ever have had the big B stamped on the back.
Srixon are back with a bang for 2015. The long irons in the set feature tungsten weights in the toe, moving the sweet spot to the centre of the face for more forgiveness.
Ball speed is everything, and the Fly-Z irons are Cobra's fastest, and longest hitting irons to date.
This is the first trolley we've seen that can tell you if you're getting a tan.
When everyone else is farming out production to Asia, the R1 Push is the only 3 wheel push trolley manufactured in the UK
We know it's crazy looking, but with all those straight lines it sets square at the hole every time.
These Works putters feature their most successful face insert, the butter soft White Hot, with the Fusion RX layer over the top.
Karsten Solheim first designed the Anser in 1966 and it has influenced nearly every putter designed since.
One of the few putters still designed in the UK, Radius putters are CNC milled from one block of forged S20C steel.
Ok we know the TaylorMade Ghost putters used to be white, so what if the name doesn't make much sense anymore?
If the Ping Anser is the original heel toe-weighted putter then the Newport is arguably the current gold standard.
Range finders are great. Used properly we've found that they really help speed up play by taking doubt out of the shot.
The objective was simple with the TriLite. To be the easiest to fold and unfold push trolley on the market.
It's refreshing to see a company take a totally unique approach to the electric golf trolley.
The new MotoCaddy S7 Remote Electric Golf Trolley is definitely more entertaining than a pulling a trolley up heart attack hill.
Mizuno might have the most adjustable driver on the market this year, with 50 different options if we did our maths right.
The creme de la creme of the Powakaddy range.
The Big Bertha Alpha 815 is literally the Alpha of Callaway's pack this year.