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  • Coming Soon: Fantasy Golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on 24 March 2017

    Today's Golfer 2017 Fantasy Golf: Coming SOON! Fantasy golf is returning for a seventh season! Over 6 thousand of you played every week last year, with Clare Kasey claiming the top prize. This year, Fantasy Golf is coming back with several new improvements and additions to last year's game, with some incredible prizes up for grabs. Once again, Fantasy Golf...

  • What we learned from Tiger Woods' new book

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on 23 March 2017

    He may be crocked (again) but Tiger was busy during his last injury-enforced break penning a new book called Unprecedented: The Masters and Me. While we all still wonder if Tiger Woods will play in the Masters this year or not, we sat down and read his new book to relive some of the best Tiger Woods Masters moments.  In his new book, Tiger...

  • Chance to see Euro Tour stars in action for free

    Written by Kevin Brown on 22 March 2017

    Golf fans are being given a chance to see European Tour stars in action for free after organisers of the Rocco Forte Open–Verdura announced that spectators will receive complimentary admission to the tournament this spring. The event, which will take place from May 18-21, will be the first time in five years that Sicily and the exclusive Verdura Resort has hosted...

  • 41 course reasons why you'll 'love to be beside the seaside'

    Written by Kevin Brown on 21 March 2017

    Seaside golf is extra special, unique in fact. You’re virtually guaranteed to play in firm, fast conditions with the coastal winds always having to be carefully considered on every shot on every hole. It’s a challenge but a thrill and great fun. Here you can play and experience 41 of the best value seaside layouts in the land and you...

  • Japanese Olympic golf club to overturn female membership policy

    20 March 2017

    Kasumigaseki Country Club are to overturn restrictions on female membership after IOC threat to cut Tokyo 2020 status. The report, which comes from the Guardian, says that the Japanese golf club have overturned their policy after increasing pressure from Olympic officials. Prior to the decision, the club reportedly had 220 women on their books but they were not allowed to be granted...

  • Ryder Cup captain made honorary captain at The Shire London

    Written by Kevin Brown on 20 March 2017

    The Shire London has made Thomas Bjørn, European Ryder Cup Captain, Honorary Captain for 2017-18. The 46-year old Dane will represent the club located near Barnet in Hertfordshire, as momentum builds towards the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National close to Paris. Speaking at The Shire London, celebrating its tenth anniversary, Bjørn said: “The Shire is the perfect golfing base for...

  • Inside a $1m club collection

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on 17 March 2017

    How much would you pay for a golf club? Today’s top drivers are nudging £500, or you can get a three-year-old one secondhand for less than £200. But that’s small change to the avid collectors who are about to bid $1 million doe one of the best collections of early clubs ever seen.  The Roberto Family Trust Golf Collection, made up...

  • Danny Willett and Justin Rose honoured at England Golf Awards

    Written by Camilla Tait on 17 March 2017

    Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull were honoured at last night’s 2017 England Golf Awards, alongside other players and heroes from the grass roots game. Over 400 guests and celebrities attended the glittering ceremony at Lord’s, which celebrated all that’s great about golf in England. “This is our chance to applaud...

  • Rickie Fowler's Arnold Palmer shoes up for auction

    Written by Camilla Tait on 15 March 2017

    Rickie Fowler and PUMA Golf are to auction off custom golf shoes in tribute to the legendary Arnold Palmer, with proceeds going to support Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation.  By now, everyone will have seen Rickie Fowler sporting a pair of commemorative PUMA Golf IGNITE Hi-Tops at Bay Hill that feature iconic images of the seven-time Major champion. ...

  • It's all change at top 200-years-old Scottish course

    Written by Kevin Brown on 15 March 2017

    Historic Scotscraig - 200-years-old this year - has unveiled a comprehensive renovation project that has reinstated many original features of the famous layout. Founded in 1817, Fife's Scotscraig is the 13th oldest golf club in the world boasting an 18-hole championship course originally laid out under the guidance of Old Tom Morris and later by James Braid. It features a championship course...

  • English Disability Open returns for second year

    Written by Camilla Tait on 15 March 2017

    The English Disability Open will return for it's second year to The Warwickshire Golf Club from 26-27 August, 2017. England Golf is again partnering Balasa Golf to co-sanction a championship for golfers of all impairments, creating one umbrella event for disabled golf in England. The championship will be open to all British disabled golfers who meet the definitions of impairment...

  • 15 reasons to buy the new issue of Today's Golfer

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor, Today's Golfer on 15 March 2017

    The massive, 248-page bumper new issue is out now, with Open champion Henrik Stenson on the cover leading our power special, our big Masters preview and our annual gear bible, the 100-page What Gear 2017... Ultimate Gear Guide Details for every club on sale this year, plus balls, shoes, trolleys, GPS and lasers and expert buying tips to help you choose better.

  • 32 of the best UK heathland courses you can play for under £50

    Written by Kevin Brown on 15 March 2017

    Heathland courses are special. With fairways lined by a striking variety of mature trees interspersed with swathes of ultra-colourful heather and gorse bushes, they’re exceptionally easy on the eye. Add the fact that they’re sand-based and playable year-round and you understand why they’re so popular to play and below are 32 of the UK’s best heathland courses you can play...

  • Rory McIlroy calls Muirfield women ban obscene

    Written by Camilla Tait on 14 March 2017

    Rory McIlroy has responded to the vote to allow women at Muirfield, calling the time it has taken as obscene. The vote was the second of its kind after members initially voted not to allow female members in 2016, something McIlroy had also been critical of. It resulted in the Open being stripped from the course, but this time...

  • R&A announce Muirfield back on Open rota

    Written by Camilla Tait on 14 March 2017

    The R&A have responded to Muirfield's vote on women members by allowing the venue back on to the Open roster. Henry Fairweather, Captain at Muirfield, announced that the golf club had voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing women to become members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. 92.7% of members at Muirfield voted, with 498 in favour of...

  • Muirfield Vote to allow women members

    Written by Camilla Tait on 13 March 2017

    Muirfield have announced that women will be allowed to become members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers following an overwhelming number of votes in favour of the change. 92.7% of members at Muirfield voted, with 498 in favour of allowing women members and 123 against, which more than meets the two-thirds majority required to invoke the decision. Henry Fairweather,...

  • Quiz of the Week!

    Written by Camilla Tait on 13 March 2017

    A lot happened in the world of golf last week, from Ian Poulter's announcement to Beef and John Daly answering questions on Tiger and the Masters. But how closely were you paying attention? Test yourself and find out!...

  • World's longest ever putt holed

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on 13 March 2017

    What’s the longest putt you’ve ever holed? Most of us have sank the odd 40-footer. We saw someone drain a 100-footer at St Andrews once. But no-one has ever holed a putt as long as this… Australian YouTube star Brett Stanford – part of “How Ridiculous” – canned the 135.67-yard effort on the fifth hole at the Point Walter Golf Course,...

  • VisitScotland POLL: The best golf holes in Scotland

    Written by Camilla Tait on 09 March 2017

    It has long been a debate in clubhouses throughout the country but now VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s most beloved golf holes from almost 600 courses across Scotland. The poll, which includes some of the most famous golf courses in the world, will look to gather views from thousands of golfers worldwide to find golf holes...

  • Beef and John Daly talk Tiger Woods and the Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on 09 March 2017

    In an impromptu joint interview at a kitchen table surrounded by alcohol and cigarettes, Andrew 'Beef' Johnston and John Daly decided to answer some questions on twitter - and the interview quickly moved to Tiger Woods and the Masters. The topics began with a range of light hearted subjects such as favourite sports and favourite food, but promptly switched...

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