Wedges and chippers from Masters Golf

Demo day blitz planned by Cobra and Wilson Staff

Wedges and chippers from Masters Golf
The Masterchip V 2-ball chipper

If you're looking to improve your short game,
Masters Golf, based in Weston-super-Mare, is launching a range of clubs for pitching and chipping.

Its latest line of Spin Tech wedges, with gun metal finish and U-grooves, include models with 52, 56, 60 and 64 degrees of loft, while the stainless steel mirror finish clubs come in 56, 60 and 62-degree options with steel shafts and Lamkin grips. Both have a large clubface area, high toe line and wide soles and will cost £39.99.

Also new is the Masterchip Five 2-ball chipper with a 35-degree face loft costing £29.99 two models have been re-released for 2007. The Masterchip Three is a more basic model, featuring a stainless steel head with a 40 degree loft (£24.99) and the 41-degree Powertrac costs just £13.99.

Wilson Di7 irons
Wilson Di7 irons

Cobra Golf and Wilson Staff
are staging a series of demo days around the UK to launch their respective new ranges of clubs.

will be revealing its Speed LD metals, S9, FP and CB irons and Baffler hybrids, while Wilson Staff is challenging golfers to compare their favourite iron against the new Wilson Staff Di7 at 15 different venues during April by hitting five shots with each club and having the results compared.

Over a three month period - from April to July - the Cobra technicians will stage more than 380

demo days
in the UK and Ireland with Cobra Speed monitors to measure golfers'
club head, ball speed and launch angle to help potential customers select the right driver, fairway metal, irons or Baffler

Wilson Staff's 'Talk is cheap'

demo tour
, starts at Silvermere in Surrey on April 2 and ends at The De Vere Belfry on April 19, before heading for the London Golf Show at ExCel London a week later.

The Wilson Staff tech van will support each challenge day and be used to build clubs to meet individual specifications. Flightscope is providing the official ball tracking radar device for the Di7 Challenge events plotting carry distance, launch angle, ball velocity, clubhead speed, dispersion and 3D flight path. Each player taking up the Di7 challenge receives a sleeve of the Wilson Staff Dx2 Soft golf ball.

marks its 20th anniversary by launching four exclusive fabric innovations for its golf clothing underlining 'bright colours,durability, non-shrinkage and easy care.'

Ashworth clothing
Stylish Ashworth

As well as the new doeskin Nano-Tex, there's also AWS Ottoman Knit in black and white as well as olive, navy and citron. The women’s collections also feature black, white and taffy pink.

Henrik Stenson
became the first Swede, and only the second European, to win a World Golf Championships event yesterday when he defeated defending champion Geoff Ogilvy in the final of the WGC - Accenture Match Play at the Gallery Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.

Stenson (30) from Gothenburg, who plays a

506 irons and Z-UR Series balls, reaches the highest World Ranking ever for a Swedish player jumping three places to World No.5, beating the 7th position achieved by Jesper Parnevik in May 2000.

The world’s leading women golfers break new ground by staging their British Open Championship, over the Old Course, St Andrews, from August 2-5 and until May 31 you can

purchase tickets for a 10-per-cent reduction. Those aged under 16 can watch free when accompanied by an adult.

Those taking part include Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie, Lorena Ochoa, Karrie Webb, Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Laura Davies and defending champion, Sherri Steinhauer.

Says the LGU's Susan Simpson: “We anticipate record crowds as golf fans from all over the world flock to see the finest women professionals tackling the Old Course for the first time to present a rigorous but fair test.”

A wide choice of tickets is available including £5 for the pro-am day (August 1), £20 for a one-day ticket (concession £16) or £50 (£40) for a season ticket valid for the week. Discounts can be obtained by booking on-line before May 31 ( plus £1 p&p per order).

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