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  • Study shows family is key to growing golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on 24 May 2017

    Slow play, the cost of the game and the time it takes are usually the three main culprits associated with hindering the growth of the game, but a new study suggests that the key to improving participation may just lie at the heart of the home. The world we live in is used to instant results and has ever decreasing leisure...

  • Sam Torrance receives European Tour Honorary Life Membership

    Written by Camilla Tait on 24 May 2017

    Sam Torrance has become the 52nd player to receive Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour.  The former Ryder Cup Captain is being recognised for his record-breaking European Tour career, and will join the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and 49 others as he becomes the latest addition to the exclusive group of Honorary Life Members of the European Tour.  The...

  • Women's Golf Day 2017 - How to get involved

    Written by Camilla Tait on 24 May 2017

    Have you heard about Women's Golf Day? It's taking place at hundreds of locations in over 46 countries, including the UK - on Tuesday 6th June.  We caught up with Emma Ballard, who is the UK Ambassador for Women's Golf Day and is also Head of Digital at Medi8. She's spent her entire career in the golf industry, and has a...

  • Renovated Stoke Park course is a huge hit

    Written by Kevin Brown on 23 May 2017

    Members and visitors have given the ‘thumbs up' to the recently re-opened gcourse at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel in Buckinghamshire. The second loop of nine holes - the Alison course - had been shut throughout the winter while remedial work took place as part of a three-year renovation project for the 27-hole venue and the new-look nine has...

  • Practice like a pro:Toptracer is coming to 3 Hammers

    17 May 2017

    If you've ever watched golf on TV and wistfully thought about how great it would be able to see how your shots would look on a tracer - you might just be in luck.  Toptracer (formerly Protracer) has changed the way that viewers watch golf and it is now set to have the same effect on everyday golfers, as Tour technology...

  • WIN tickets to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

    15 May 2017

    We've partnered up with Hilton Honours once again to offer one lucky winner the chance to experience VIP Hospitality tickets to the final round of the BMW PGA Championship! This is your chance to take in all of the action from the best seats in the house overlooking the iconic 18th green at one of the headline events on The European...

  • Hole in One club: WIN a trip to TPC Sawgrass

    12 May 2017

    Watching the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and wishing you were there? If you sign up with the hole-in-one club, you might just get your chance.  For just five pounds, users can sign up - and if you score a hole in one, you'll be entered with a chance to win a trip to TPC Sawgrass! And if you're anything like last...

  • 12 reasons to buy the new issue of Today’s Golfer

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on 12 May 2017

    Ah, putting. Or should that be “aaaarrrrrggggh, putting!” It’s part of the game we all think we should be good at – but in reality, so few of us actually are. It seems so simple. There’s no lunge into the ball... there’s no OB/water/massive slice to worry about... you can’t shank a putt, or hit one fat, or leave one...

  • Win the chance to caddie for Westwood

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on 10 May 2017

    You could win the chance to caddie for Lee Westwood  during the Pro-Am at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Wednesday May 24.  Golfers can enter the competition via an entry form on Your Golf Travel’s social media platforms: Facebook (www.facebook.com/yourgolftravel) Twitter (www.twitter.com/yourgolftravel) Instagram (www.instagram.com/yourgolftravel) The winner will be picked on Monday May 15.   Ross Marshall, co-founder and CEO at Your Golf Travel, said:...

  • Long Drive World Series is coming to the UK

    09 May 2017

    The Long Drive World Series Championship showcases the World's best talent when it comes to hitting the long ball  - and for the first time, it's coming to the UK Golf's most exciting new showpiece sees spectators gather to watch the biggest hitters from across the globe, and after American Tim Burke emerged victorious at the inaugural event in Dubai -...

  • Amateurs to tee up at Royal Birkdale

    Written by Camilla Tait on 08 May 2017

    Amateur Club Golfers from Great Britain and Ireland will have the chance to tee up at Royal Birkdale shortly before the 146th Open is held there this July.  The final of the inaugural R&A Nine Hole Championship will be held on Saturday July 15, where a group of 42 men and women will play the challenging back nine on the famous...

  • American Golf Long Drive Finalists Announced

    Written by Camilla Tait on 04 May 2017

    Five players recorded drives over 400 yards on their way to this years American Golf Long Drive Championship final, which will be contested at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on Friday 4th August.  With the Championship boasting over 5000 entrants which includes Ladies Eurpoean Tour members and players flying in from around Europe, the 2017 edition of the American Golf Long Drive...

  • R&A and USGA look in to use of green books

    Written by Camilla Tait on 02 May 2017

    The R&A and USGA have announced that they are looking in to the use of green books as part of their process to overhaul the current rules of golf.  It's been a very busy couple of months for the governing bodies of golf. From the announcement that the entire rule-book of golf is going to be slimmed down and become more...

  • My life in golf: Vinnie Jones

    Written by Kevin Brown on 28 April 2017

    Football’s most famous hard man Vinnie Jones has toned down his behaviour for golf... He’s even given up the booze in a bid to lower his handicap One day they’ll probably make a film about the life and times of Vinnie Jones, the quintessential English hard man. The tough guy from Watford had a successful if controversial footballing career, revelling in...

  • The Golf Test: Ian Woosnam

    27 April 2017

    How much do you have in common with a former Masters champion? Every month in Today's Golfer magazine, we aim to seek out just how much in common you have with the world's top golfers.  This month, we spoke to newly-elected World Golf Hall of Famer and former World No.1 Ian Woosnam.  Have you ever rushed on to the 1st tee just before...

  • Glitz, glamour, golf & the Glacier Express

    Written by Kevin Brown on 26 April 2017

    If you’re seeking spectacular golf with one of the world’s most dramatic railway journeys, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and The Chedi Andermatt have linked up with the Glacier Express to offer a unique Luxury Golf Express package. This most memorable of breaks combines staying in two of Switzerland’s most luxurious hotels, golf in glorious Alpine settings and a spectacular train...

  • R&A and USGA issue new rule on video evidence

    Written by Camilla Tait on 25 April 2017

    The R&A and the USGA have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game which takes effect immediately. The new decision will implement two standards for Rules committees to limit use of video evidence, which outlines that as long as the committee believes the player has acted within the...

  • Scotland's best golf holes revealed

    Written by Camilla Tait on 25 April 2017

    The 18th hole at the Old Course, St Andrews, has been voted the best golf hole in Scotland by a poll that surveyed nearly 3000 golfers. The Tom Morris hole, which plays back towards the R&A clubhouse with the town on the right and the west sands on its left, had a 27% share of the 799 votes cast. The...

  • England Golf partners British speed golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on 25 April 2017

    England Golf has announced its partnership with British Speedgolf as part of its Golf Express campaign, which is aimed at promoting a fast and fun version of the game where 18 holes can take just 80 minutes. If you can't stand slow play, this new version of the sport may be for you as both organisations are hoping the partnership will...

  • Tiger Woods undergoes back surgery

    Written by Camilla Tait on 20 April 2017

    Tiger Woods has announced via his website that he has undergone yet another back surgery in his latest injury setback, which will set him back about a further six months. The 14-time major champion withdrew from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February with back spasms, and it was widely speculated that despite insistance from his team his injuries were...

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