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  • US PGA Championship to be shown live on the BBC

    Written by Michael Catling on 27 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth's quest for a career grand slam at the 2017 US PGA Championship will be broadcast live across the BBC next month. Golf's worst kept secret was finally confirmed by the Beeb after Sky Sports lost the rights to broadcast the final major of the year, which takes place from August 10-13 at Quail Hollow Club in South Carolina. However, fans...

  • Meet Team GB Deaflympics bronze medalist Steven Cafferty

    Written by Michael Catling on 27 July 2017

    Steven Cafferty edged out Emil Nielsen in a play-off to win the first ever bronze medal for golf at the Deaflympics, describing his feat as 'a dream come true' Steven Cafferty seems just like any other golf nut. Turn up at the Playsport complex in East Kilbride and you can bet he’ll be playing or talking golf. The latter he does for...

  • Legends and major winners have a ball in Gary Player Invitational event

    Written by Kevin Brown on 25 July 2017

    A host of major champions and some of the biggest names in golf turned out in the latest Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth yesterday. The likes of Tom Watson, Fred Couples and Tom Lehman all prepared for their tilt at this week's British Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl by competing  in the star-spangled charity event played over the Player-designed Edinburgh course. And...

  • PXG: Meet PXG creator Bob Parsons

    Written by Simon Daddow on 25 July 2017

    Bob Parsons is a 10-handicap billionaire who couldn’t find clubs that could really improve his game. So he decided to make his own. He has shrapnel in his arms and legs from a Vietnam trip-wire. He rides a Harley-Davidson, one of 18 motorcycles he owns. He's got piercings, tattoos and his office desk is made from the door of a C-119...

  • 4 Inspirational golf clubs who have bounced back from despair

    Written by Kevin Brown on 25 July 2017

    Back from the brink: The inspirational stories of four courses – including one backed by a major champion – that have bounced back from the depths of despair  Running a golf club isn't easy work. You've got to look after members, but also accommodate visitors. You've got to find different revenue streams for the days when it's raining, or snowing, or...

  • Henrik Stenson has rental house burgled while playing at The Open

    21 July 2017

    Defending Open Champion Henrik Stenson's rental house was burgled while he played his first round at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.  After Stenson finished his one-under-par round yesterday he was informed that while he had been on the course, someone had broken in to the house and stolen a number of his things.  The 40-year-old Swede said that some valuable personal items and...

  • The Open player quiz

    19 July 2017

    It’s Open season and this week the Golfing universe descends on the Royal Birkdale. The Open -- British Open or The Open Championship depending on who you are -- begins on Thursday. The practice rounds have begun, the rules are being stretched, and Mickelson is making some interesting club choices. Last year brought us an epic duel between Mickelson and Stenson, with...

  • Catch every second of the Open live on Sky Sports

    Written by Michael Catling on 18 July 2017

    The wait is nearly over. The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale kicks off on Thursday and you can watch every shot live on Sky Sports. Full coverage starts on their new dedicated channel – Sky Sports The Open – at 6.30am on Thursday and will span more than 50 hours until the final putt is hit on Sunday. New for this...

  • Nick Dougherty tips Tommy Fleetwood for Open success

    Written by Michael Catling on 16 July 2017

    Nick Dougherty tips home favourite Tommy Fleetwood as the man to beat at the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale Nick Dougherty is a perfect frontman for much of Sky’s Open coverage this year. He hails from Bootle, just down the coast, and has played in four Open Championships. For our Open issue of the magazine (out ) we asked him  what...

  • The Big Fat Open Quiz

    16 July 2017

    How much do some of Europe’s best players know about the oldest Major? Let’s find out!  ...

  • The challenge facing players at Royal Birkdale

    Written by Michael Catling on 16 July 2017

    ‘There are no tricks here’: Royal Birkdale course manager Chris Whittle reveals the challenges facing the biggest names in golf Crisp greens, immaculate bunkers and perfectly-manicured fairways. It doesn’t happen by chance, which is why Royal Birkdale has long been regarded as one of the best venues on the Open rota. The current custodian of the famous Lancashire links is Chris...

  • Meet Royal Birkdale's Artisans

    Written by Kevin Brown on 16 July 2017

    Birkdale has a devoted group of members who care for the course in return for playing rights. Meet the artisans; This is a story of the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker, who are all members at Royal Birkdale. The butcher and baker (OK, there isn't actually a candlestick maker) are joined by joiners, plumbers, electricians, a gas man, a postman...

  • Sky Sports loses rights to US PGA Championship

    14 July 2017

    Sky Sports has lost the rights to the US PGA Championship, which takes place at Quail Hollow next month and is the fourth major of the year.  The news comes just a week before The Open at Royal Birkdale, and just a day after the broadcaster announced the launch of a dedicated golf channel. Only last year, Sky became the live broadcaster...

  • The Open 2017: Four key shots for Royal Birkdale

    13 July 2017

    TG Top 50 coach and Birkdale Head Pro Brian Hodgkinson talks you through the four key shots players will need at Royal Birkdale for the 146th Open.  From getting out of the 120 tough bunkers to keeping it under the wind with your drives, Brian offers his advice on how to negotiate the links course.  Keep your drive under the wind The...

  • Win $1 million with American Golf

    11 July 2017

    You could win a staggering $1 million in a massive new competition being staged this summer by American Golf. The retailer has teamed up with Million Dollar Hole In One (MDHIO) – the company that runs the popular par-3, hole-in-one-challenge around Europe – to give UK and Ireland golfers the chance to win the prize during American Golf’s Championship finals at The...

  • Win lessons & a pro-am spot at Luton Hoo

    10 July 2017

    Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, located on the Herts/Beds border, is delighted to be the host of the European Challenge Tour’s Bridgestone Challenge between September 7-10. To mark the occasion, the hotel is offering a budding golfer a high-value competition prize which includes four 60-minute tuition sessions (July 16 and 29, and August 12 and 26) with Luton Hoo’s resident...

  • Emil Rosberg wins UK leg of Long Drive World Series

    10 July 2017

    Emil Rosberg was crowned the UK Champion of the Long Drive World Series, recording a 395 yard in the final against home favourite Joe Miller. Emil Rosberg won the UK leg of the Long Drive World Series on Saturday at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor, narrowly edging out home favourite Joe Miller in the final to be...

  • Confessions of a handicap bandit

    06 July 2017

    Most of us have come across a bandit. Players with dubious handicaps who take full advantage of their extra shots by sweeping up competition prizes – much to the despair and frustration of their bona fide opponents. Well, I’ll freely admit that’s me. My “dodgy” handicap has helped me win a whole host of stunning prizes, including trips to Florida, the...

  • 12 reasons to buy the new issue of TG

    Written by Staff writer on 06 July 2017

    The latest issue of Britain’s best-selling golf magazine is out now, featuring some big savings on instruction, equipment and courses. Here are just a some of the things you’ll find inside…. 1 FREE TIPS SUPPLEMENT! Part one of three of this handy series: Off the tee. Part two: Off the fairway. Part three: Around the green 2 The Value Issue: The best used...

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