I’m calling it, the golf season has arrived.
Some of us are still on mats and temporary greens but it was 10˚C in Leeds this week so surely that’s cause for celebration.
And it was also nothing short of sensational at Turnberry for our Galvin Green C-Knit reader test this week.
— National Club Golfer (@NCGmagazine) March 6, 2017
Maybe not ideal for testing waterproofs but we had some excellent feedback on the new suits and will be bringing you full reviews very soon.
I’ve also been down at Woburn testing out more shoes from Under Armour’s 2017 footwear range.
Having already tested the excellent Spieth One and Tempo Hybrids, I had a go with the Tour Tips and Performance Spikeless on the Marquess Course.
— James Savage (@JamesSavageNCG) March 2, 2017
I’m just waiting for my samples of the Tempo Sport then will bring you a review rounding up the entire range. (Yes I’ll have five pairs of Under Armour shoes, so what?)
Anyway, while I’ve been out and about you may have missed the below new releases…
Bushnell Pro X2
Bushnell’s latest laser is the compact Pro X2 which has a button on the side to switch between slope and non-slope modes making it competition legal.
It also feature’s Bushnell’s superb Jolt technology which vibrates when you’ve locked on to the pin. (SRP: £449)
Full details can be found on the Bushnell website.
Motocaddy M1 Pro DHC
Motocaddy have added another downhill control (DHC) trolleys to their range after the successful launch of the S1 DHC last year.
There’s now version of the M1 Pro which with an automatic braking system that kicks in when going downhill. (SRP: £549.99 – £599.99 extended lithium)
Full details can be found on the Motocaddy website.
And it’s been a busy one for apparel with Ping and Mizuno launching new spring summer collections.
Ping SS17 Polo Collection
Ping’s new polo collection, as worn on tour by Louis Oosthuizen and Brandon Stone, features what Ping call Coolmax technology to drive moisture away when it gets hot but provide thermal protection when it’s cold.
Full details can be found on the Ping website.
Mizuno SS17 Apparel and Shoes
As well as new apparel for 2017, Mizuno have also added the Nexlite SL shoe weighing just 275g.
Full details can be found on the Mizuno website.
Big Max Aqua bags
Big Max, the market leaders in push trolleys, have added to their super-lightweight Aqua bag range.
Expect striking colours, the latest waterproof technology, loads of pockets, 14 full-length club dividers.
Full details can be found on the Big Max website.
Volvik S4 Golf Balls
And we can now buy our Pink Volvik balls here in the UK and be just like Bubba…
The balls are being sold through Brand Fusion.