January

  • R&A Chief Executive on The Open moving to Sky

    04 February 2015

    The R&A's decision to switch coverage of The Open from the BBC to Sky was met with dismay last week, with pundits, pros and ordinary golfers lamenting the loss of golf's oldest event from terrestrial TV. One of the biggest criticisms was that at a time when golf participation is going down, losing such a visible platform for the game to...

  • BBC loses Open to Sky

    Written by Today's Golfer on 03 February 2015

    Sky Sports will exclusively broadcast The Open Championship live from 2017 after signing a five-year deal with the R&A.  It means there will be no live mens' golf on the BBC from 2017 – something many players feel strongly about.  World No.1 Rory McIlroy, who defends the Claret Jug at St Andrews this summer, said: “I guess it’s just the way it’s...

  • Try the new Nike Vapor clubs

    29 January 2015

    American Golf is offering a limited number of golfers the chance to be amongst the first in the UK to try the 2015 Nike Vapor clubs. Europe’s largest golf retailer is hosting three exclusive Nike Vapor demo events this spring at: American Golf, Trafford 31st January trafford@americangolf.co.uk American Golf, New Malden 3rd February new.malden@americangolf.co.uk American Golf Clydebank 6th February clydebank@americangolf.co.uk Places are filling up fast, so...

  • Parody predictions for 2015

    29 January 2015

    1 - Paul McGinley and Alex Ferguson take over at the European Tour In an inspired move, the European Tour decides to appoint the victorious European Ryder Cup captain from Gleneagles, Paul McGinley, as their Chief Executive following the retirement of George O’Grady. McGinley’s major passion outside golf is business; and as well as a marketing diploma from Dublin University and...

  • BGIA announces National Golf Month, May 2015

    15 January 2015

    The BGIA along with Bauer Media is proud to announce the further development of National Golf Month, with the confirmation of National Golf Month 2015. After the successful pilot of National Golf Month last year, the event is back! 2015 has the potential to be a huge year for Golf, with interest surrounding the sport continuing to grow with the questions...

  • The truth about putting

    14 January 2015

    Professor Mark Broadie of Columbia University invented the ‘strokes gained – putting’ statistic used on the PGA Tour and authored the book Every Shot Counts. His extensive research revealed the percentage of putts golfers of different standards really hole from five feet, eight feet and 15ft. How do your putting stats compare?   Is your putting above or below average? It’s...

  • Should YOU chip like this?

    02 January 2015

    It’s been a bit manic,” says Challenge Tour-turned-European Tour phenomenon Jason Palmer. The 30-year-old from Leicester has barely had time to contemplate life among the sport’s biggest names and yet he is fast becoming one himself. Why? Because he chips one-handed. A win in China and a runner-up finish in Oman in successive weeks last month proved enough for the...

  • We saved our club!

    02 January 2015

    Despite what the doom-mongers may tell you, golf is still very big business. It contributes £3.4 billion a year to the UK economy. It is the fifth largest sport in the country. Every week, hundreds of thousands of golfers dedicate a large portion of their leisure time to the game. But golf’s problems cannot – and should not – be ignored.