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  • The day TG played with the President

    Written by Kevin Brown on 20 January 2017

    The 45th US president plays it hard and fast. Golf that is. Well, that’s the way it was when I joined Donald Trump for a game following the official opening of his spectacular Trump International Golf Links just outside Aberdeen. Trump loves golf with a burning passion – virtually everything about it - and just as much as he does making...

  • The world (of golf) according to President Donald Trump

    Written by Kevin Brown on 20 January 2017

    As you would expect, President Trump freely and frankly offers his views on why golf is great….and how it can be even better. The exclusive interview took place in the summer of 2015 at The Donald's beloved Trump International Golf Links just outside Aberdeen. TRUMP’S OPENING DRIVE…GENERALLY-SPEAKING Firstly, let me say I think I like everything about the game of golf and overall...

  • New US president Donald Trump admits he's a golf nut

    Written by Kevin Brown on 20 January 2017

    The new US president has a passion for golf. He owns some of the best golf venues on the planet including three in the UK and Ireland. Not even Donald Trump's unveiling later today as the 45th president - and arguably the most powerful man in the world - will stop him from getting a round, or three, in. Once...

  • Stephen Gallacher joins European Tour 500 club in Abu Dhabi

    Written by Edward Colman on 19 January 2017

    Stephen Gallacher has joined an exclusive club at Abu Dhabi Golf Club by becoming just the 32nd player to play 500 European Tour events. The former Ryder Cup player becomes the fifth Scot in history to reach the milestone, following Sam Torrance (706), Colin Montgomerie (605), Gordon Brand Jnr (597) and Paul Lawrie (591). TOP STORIES Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip When should...

  • Top Greece resort to stage major Pro-Am event

    Written by Kevin Brown on 18 January 2017

    Greece’s no.1 golf resort – Costa Navarino – is getting ready to host the first Messinian Pro Am on February 21-24. Top professional and amateur players, celebrities and special guests from all over the world will compete on the award-winning Dunes and Bay courses,  the only signature courses in Greece. Basketball legend and accomplished golfer Joe Arlauckas, along with Tino Schuster, member...

  • Ryder Cup 2018: Team Europe to increase wildcards to four

    Written by Edward Colman on 18 January 2017

    Europe's Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn will have four wildcard picks for his team in 2018. The increase from three, at Le Golf National in France, is among several changes the European Tour has made to its qualifying criteria. TOP STORIES Choose the best golf ball for your game When should you replace irons with hybrids? Golf Equipment Reviews One of the main changes is that...

  • Rory McIlroy withdraws from Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

    Written by Edward Colman on 17 January 2017

    World number two Rory McIlroy has been forced to pull out of the Abu Dhabi Championship because of a rib injury. The Northern Irishman had tests on Monday which showed he had sustained a stress fracture and will now begin a rehabilitation programme. TOP STORIES Which Callaway irons are right for you? Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip When should you replace irons with hybrids? "It's bitterly...

  • Peter Schmeichel to captain celebrity team at 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational

    Written by Edward Colman on 16 January 2017

    Football legend Peter Schmeichel will captain a Celebrity team of sports stars against Paul McGinley's Pro Golfers at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. Schmeichel will be joined by his former Manchester United team-mate Dwight Yorke, as well as other footballing greats Ruud Gullit, Ronald de Boer, Roberto di Matteo, Gabriel Batistuta, Hasan Salihamidzic and Liam Brady at the award-winning Yas Links...

  • Golf legend John Jacobs dies, aged 91

    Written by Kevin Brown on 13 January 2017

    Tributes have started pouring in for true golfing legend John Jacobs, widely regarded as the “father of modern day golf”, who has died, aged 91. And among the first was from PGA chief executive Sandy Jones who declared: “John Jacobs will be fondly remembered by those of us who were privileged to know him. He was a legend of the game...

  • Three wise men: Jacobs, Alliss, Steel

    Written by Jock Howard on 13 January 2017

    In 2013, Golf Illustrated magazine sat down with John Jacobs for an in-depth interview, along with two other doyens of the British game, Peter Alliss and Donald Steel. The conversation was fascinating...  John Jacobs, Peter Alliss and Donald Steel are three of the most eloquent and respected voices in the game. Between them, they know everyone there is to know and...

  • Turn your house into a practice range

    Written by Adrian Fryer on 13 January 2017

    You don’t have to wait till you get to the course or the range to start improving your golf.  In 2017 improved play begins at home... and we’ve come up with six ways you can make progress without leaving your front door.  Just make sure you keep checking your backswing for glass objects, pets or family members who haven’t yet twigged their...

  • Justin Thomas joins 59 club

    Written by staff writer, Today's Golfer on 13 January 2017

    Justin Thomas became the youngest player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59 last night. The 23-year-old – who won the season-opener in Hawaii last week – eagled the 18th at the Sony Open to shoot the magic number, and become only the seventh person ever to do it. He was playing in the same group as his best friend, and said:...

  • Your chance to get fitted for a brand new Callaway, Cobra, Ping or TaylorMade driver

    Written by Michael Catling on 12 January 2017

    Calling all golfers... We need your help to uncover the real importance of getting fitted for a driver. We are pleased to offer four lucky readers the chance to get fitted for a brand new Callaway, Cobra, Ping or TaylorMade driver. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? Different hybrid designs suit different golfers – so which is best for you? Not only that,...

  • Jim Furyk named 2018 US Ryder Cup captain

    Written by Edward Colman on 11 January 2017

    Jim Furyk has been announced as the 2018 US Ryder Cup captain. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? Different hybrid designs suit different golfers – so which is best for you? Choose the best golf ball for your game Furyk was confirmed as Davis Love III's successor during a press conference, held at 6pm GMT (1pm Eastern time) on Wednesday evening. "I get...

  • Foresight Sports GCQuad launch monitor revealed

    11 January 2017

    Foresight Sports is introducing a brand new launch monitor which they say delivers both ball and club data with unprecedented accuracy, thanks to its ground-breaking use of four ultra-high-speed cameras in a single compact device. Foresight say that the new GCQuad is the world's first quadrascopic launch monitor and incorporates a number of state-of-the-art innovations designed for everyday use by club fitters,...

  • Chris Wood helps to grow the game of golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on 09 January 2017

    What a treat for the Gloucestershire Golf Union Under 18 squad to have the privilege of playing golf with existing and past European Tour professional golfers today at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club. During the busy Christmas holiday period, Chris Wood, Stuart Little and others gave up their time to share their skills and experiences with budding young golfers. Chris Wood said,...

  • How World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller hit a ball 439 yards

    Written by Edward Colman on 06 January 2017

    Double World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller doesn't do things by halves. He eats up to eight eggs for breakfast, goes to the gym seven times a week to bench-press the weight of three men and can hit his putter 300 yards. His life revolves around hitting a golf ball as far as humanly possible – and he's just hit one further...

  • TESTED: Cobra's single-length irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on 06 January 2017

    How do single-length irons fare against their standard equivalents? For the first time same-length irons will be widely available in 2017, thanks to Cobra Golf. Here, we pit these new One Length designs against their standard length brothers to see if the concept's got legs. TOP STORIES Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip FIRST HIT: Cobra One Length irons Cobra reveal 'electronic' King F7 Driver plus...

  • Tiger Woods announces 2017 schedule, including Dubai Desert Classic

    Written by Edward Colman on 05 January 2017

    Tiger Woods has confirmed his first event of 2017 will be the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, which starts on Thursday January 26th. It is an event he has won seven times, most recently in 2013, with the organisers announcing that the 14-time-major-champion has committed to playing. TOP STORIES Ultimate Golf Club Guide When should you replace irons with hybrids? Ultimate...

  • World number one Jason Day joins Nike

    Written by Edward Colman on 03 January 2017

    Nike Golf has signed world number one Jason Day to a multi-year contract. The agreement covers footwear, apparel, headwear and gloves and the 28-year-old  will first wear Nike this week at the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. "Joining Nike is a dream come true," Day said. TOP STORIES Which hybrid test: Wide body v narrow body hybrid GPS Watch Guide Ultimate guide to golf balls "The...

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