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  • Could YOU be American Golf's 2017 Long Drive Champion?

    17 February 2017

    Think you can hit a long ball? This is your chance to see how you rank against the rest of the U.K - but you've got to be quick! The qualifying rounds of the 2017 Long Drive Championship are being held from the 17th-20th February in every American Golf store, with free entry to all participants. Split in...

  • 11 reasons to buy the new issue of TG

    16 February 2017

    The latest issue of Britain’s best-selling golf magazine has hit the shelves, and here’s what’s in it… 1 Beef’s guide to better golf We caught up with Andrew Johnston to share the tips that have taken him to the PGA Tour 2 2017 drivers tested Our first verdict on the latest big stick from TaylorMade, Callaway, Cobra, Wilson and Mizuno 3 Golf’s most amazing shots,...

  • 33 top value courses in the UK

    Written by Kevin Brown on 15 February 2017

    Looking for a top value round of golf? Look no further. Below you’ll find 33 of the best value courses in the land and there’s bound to be one near you. They’re among some of the best inland and coastal layouts in the UK and are guaranteed to provide a round to remember….specially at these prices! With half-price golf on...

  • There's four new golf shows this year... and they're free

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on 14 February 2017

    We all love a golf show, don’t we? It’s a chance to see and try the latest clubs; finally get a lesson; meet the odd golf-loving celeb and pick up ideas for that next golf holiday. American Golf knows we love a golf show, too – so they’re putting on four of them across the UK this year. And each one...

  • 41 of the UK's most scenic courses....

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on 14 February 2017

    Take your pick from 50 of the most visually stunning, easy-on-the-eye courses around…and only one is over £50! ENGLAND *ALNMOUTH VILLAGE, NORTHUMBERLAND This cracking mini layout is the oldest nine-hole links in England the stunning North Sea coastal views are worth the green fee alone. It’s fun, quirky and provides unbelievable value. Green fees: £10 till end of Feb. Tel: 01665 830370. *BATH, SOMERSET Arguably one...

  • 44 UK courses where you're guaranteed a game

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on 10 February 2017

    There’s no need to pack those clubs away and leave them gathering cobwebs in the garage until the new season finally arrives: not when there’s 44 cracking year-round courses around like those listed below. They’re all in excellent condition whatever time of the year you pitch up and play with no mats and temporary tees and greens in sight. So...

  • 45 of the UK's Best Winter Deals

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on 09 February 2017

    Winter can be a wonderland for golfers with many courses, specially those by the sea, in excellent condition and playable for considerably less money. Here are some of the very best deals around whether you just want to play 18 holes, have a round with some food thrown in or enjoy a stay and play winter break. The choice is...

  • Are you giving up 50 yards with your driver?

    Written by Michael Catling on 03 February 2017

    Daryl Evans, European Tour manager at TaylorMade, makes his living out of fitting the likes of Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson on tour. So who better to explain why it’s worth splashing out on a custom-fitting session... 1 Treat your clubs like your shoes I don’t know why anyone would start golf and not get custom fit. You don’t have...

  • Bags to riches: The truth about caddieing on Tour

    Written by Kevin Brown on 01 February 2017

    MEET THE CADDIES Dermot Byrne: Caddies for: Shane Lowry. Started caddieing: “In 1996; this is my seventh year with Shane.” Worked for: Peter Lawrie and Steven Gallacher Adam Marrow: Caddies for: Thomas Pieters. Started caddieing: “This is my 12th year.” Worked for: Ross Fisher and Lucas Bjerregaard. Cliffie Botha: Caddies for: Miguel Angel Jimenez. Started caddieing: “In 2002, with 13 years on the European...

  • Track your stats like a pro to improve

    Written by Graeme Leslie on 31 January 2017

    A club golfer who plays 38 rounds of golf in a year, registering an average score of 79, hits about 3,000 golf shots. That’s a truly valuable data sample, containing a wealth of useful information about how he plays the game. Hidden in there is the data that can tell him how destructive a driver he is, which iron is...

  • 10 ways a Tour caddie would save you shots

    Written by Michael Catling on 31 January 2017

    Imagine being able to get a game using one of the European Tour’s top caddies. He could help you plot your way around a course. He’d advise on the best strategy for a particular hole. And he’d probably talk you out of hitting that hero shot with a hybrid from the rough behind the trees... If you’re fed-up of making stupid...

  • Paul McGinley captains pro golfers to victory at Abu Dhabi Invitational

    Written by Michael Catling on 30 January 2017

    Paul McGinley underlined his captaincy credentials once again after leading a team of professional golfers to a resounding win over a celebrity all-stars team at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. The Irishman, who famously led Europe to victory in the 2014 Ryder Cup, beat celebrity captain and Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel 3&2 to add gloss to a scoreline which read...

  • Wayne Rooney talks golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on 30 January 2017

    Wayne Rooney has just broken Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time goal-scoring record for Manchester United, with his 250th strike for the club. “Obviously it is a proud moment,” Rooney said. “It is a bit of a strange feeling as obviously we wanted three points but didn't get it. But on the other end it is a proud moment for myself to get...

  • Make practice more fun

    Written by Darren Parris on 30 January 2017

    Footballers can practise on the pitch, and snooker players on the table. But when we golfers want to practise, we are forced off our playing arena to a wide expanse of nothing that bears little relevance to the challenges of the game. But it doesn’t have to be this way! You can work on your game in the arena where you...

  • Paul McGinley: Thomas Pieters needs more experience before he can challenge for Major titles

    Written by Michael Catling on 28 January 2017

    Paul McGinley has played down Thomas Pieters’ chances of becoming the first rookie since Fuzzy Zoeller to win the first Major of the year at this year’s Masters. Pieters made an inauspicious start to 2017 by missing the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last week and McGinley believes the Belgium has struggled to recapture the form that saw him...

  • TaylorMade 2017 M1 and M2 drivers on sale

    Written by Edward Colman on 27 January 2017

    The wait is finally over... The TaylorMade 2017 M1 and M2 drivers as well as other members of the iconic M-Family are now in stores and you get finally get your hands on their exiting line up. The TaylorMade M1 driver, fairway woods and hybrids as well as the TaylorMade M2 driver, fairway woods and hybrids are now available plus the...

  • Callaway GBB Epic driver on sale today

    Written by Edward Colman on 27 January 2017

    The Callaway GBB Epic and Epic Sub-Zero drivers have arrived in stores across the UK. The two drivers that utilise Callaway's ground breaking Jailbreak Technology have an RRP of £469 and are now available for the first time following January's launch. Callaway GBB Epic Drivers The face of both the Epic and Epic Sub Zero is made more efficient by Jailbreak Technology that...

  • One overnight stay, two rounds plus a free pint for £99

    Written by Kevin Brown on 26 January 2017

    Golfers can enjoy 36 holes and an overnight stay in the New Forest with The Bell Inn’s new ‘Stay & Play for £99pp’ offer. Under the same family ownership, The Bell Inn is also home to Bramshaw GC which boasts two contrasting 18-hole courses - the undulating fairways of the Manor course and the open heathland of the Forest Course, Hampshire’s oldest...

  • Welcome to seven of the UK's most romantic resorts

    Written by Kevin Brown on 25 January 2017

    With Valentine's Day fast approaching, here are some suggestions to ensure you're well and truly in your other half's very good books.... Great golf and sensational Spas. The best of both words. Paradise. What more can you ask for? Stoke Park, Bucks Stay and play venues simply don’t come any better than this iconic venue which boasts 27 holes of quality Harry Colt...

  • Free fourballs up for grabs

    Written by Kevin Brown on 24 January 2017

    QHotels, the UK's largest golf resort operator, is offering visiting golfers the chance to double their enjoyment with a BOGOFF offer - Buy One Get One Fourball Free - at each of its 10 outstanding venues. Until March 31, golfers booking a fourball at any of QHotels' venues will receive a voucher entitling them to another fourball visit, with the only...

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