2016

  • How World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller hit a ball 439 yards

    Written by Edward Colman on 06 January 2017

    Double World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller doesn't do things by halves. He eats up to eight eggs for breakfast, goes to the gym seven times a week to bench-press the weight of three men and can hit his putter 300 yards. His life revolves around hitting a golf ball as far as humanly possible – and he's just hit one further...

  • Quiz: Can you match the golf tournament to its tee markers

    30 December 2016

    There are many sights to behold on a golf course, but tee markers are rarely one of them. Often they are unimaginative chunks of plastic or wood, bland in shape and colour. But like the standard of golf, things are often better on the PGA and European Tours, where markers tend to stand out like a birdie on a 28-handicapper’s...

  • Ladies Golf Union and The R&A complete merger

    Written by Edward Colman on 19 December 2016

    The merger of the Ladies' Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A has been finalised and will come into effect from 1 January 2017. The agreement between the two organisations was signed in June leading to the integration of the LGU's business operations and its members of staff into The R&A group of companies. TOP STORIES TG's ultimate golf club guide Everything you need to...

  • Five gadgets to improve your putting

    Written by Edward Colman on 14 December 2016

    So much focus is put into long game that we sometimes forget just how important putting can be. Sadly, we can't all adopt Tour pro's attitude and spend hours on the putting green every week but these easy to use training aids can go a long way to improving your putting skills. Make sure you check out our collection of our...

  • REVEALED: Britain's top ten amateur golf holes

    Written by Edward Colman on 13 December 2016

    Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain's most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK's Greatest Amateur Hole 2016. The winning club was crowned after a public vote and impressing an independent judging panel in the national 'Grass Roots' golf competition and was nominated by golfer James Short. TOP STORIES Check out our biggest ever...

  • Paul McKenna's 6 tips to prepare you for your next round

    Written by Michael Catling on 09 December 2016

    Any coach will tell you the test golf sets is as much mental as physical. But when things start to reach breaking point, how far would you go to fix your game? It is a question I've been increasingly asking myself whenever I stand on the 18th tee, contemplating where it all went wrong. I may play off single figures, but...

  • Designing a golf course...how hard can it be?

    08 December 2016

    What inspires and informs golf course design in the modern age? Peter Masters sat four of the UK's pre-eminent golf course architects down to discuss their craft, their clients and their courses. Meet the architects Ross McMurray (European Golf Design) Responsible for The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort and The Marquess' Course at Woburn. Plays at Royal Ascot GC. Tom Mackenzie (Mackenzie...

  • What is life as a caddie on tour really like?

    Written by Edward Colman on 07 December 2016

    Caddieing on tour is tough, and it can also be cruel. Tales from beaten and battered bagmen are not in short supply. Caddies typically receive five per cent of a player's earnings for making the cut, seven for finishing in the top 10 and 10 per cent for a win. But what's five per cent of nothing if your man misses the...

  • Exclusive with Europe's new Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn

    Written by Ed Colman on 06 December 2016

    Thomas Bjorn has been named as the main who’ll try and reclaim the Ryder Cup for Europe in France in 2018. The Dane earned the vote of a five-person panel to get the captaincy, succeeding Darren Clarke, whose team lost 17-11 at Hazeltine National in October. The defeat marked the first time the Europeans had lost since 2008 in Kentucky. However,...

  • 20 Questions with Hideki Matsuyama

    Written by Michael Catling on 05 December 2016

    Hideki Matsuyama won his third straight event – and fourth in of his last five – at the Hero World Challenge. He started the final round with an eight-shot lead, but was reigned in be Henrik Stenson and only won by two. TOP STORIES TG's biggest ever equipment trial Game-Improvement Irons test 2016 Browse our huge collection of golf club reviews In the last few weeks,...

  • 20 ways to shoot your best score

    05 December 2016

    Our tee-to-green guide will help improve each area of your game. One of the great things about golf is the sense of anticipation that accompanies every walk to the first tee. TOP STORIES Which Mizuno JPX900 irons are right for you? How to choose the best golf ball for your game 2016's best blade putters Will this be the day when everything falls into place...

  • 27 gifts you need to buy for your golf mad loved one this Christmas

    01 December 2016

    It's that time of year again! Whether you've started your Christmas shopping or not, here's our list of the best gifts to get your golf mad loved ones (or yourself) this year. Golf tees - because you literally can never have enough.. BUY NOW   Personalised golf ball markers - because why not. BUY NOW   Practice chipping net - for practicing in the garden. BUY NOW   Airflow golf...

  • Philippine Masters to join the European Tour in 2018

    Written by Edward Colman on 28 November 2016

    The Philippine Masters is set to join the European Tour and Asian Tour Schedules in 2018. The event will mark the European Tour's first visit to the Philippines since 1995, when American Fred Couples won the Johnnie Walker Classic at the Orchard Golf and Country Club, pictured below. It follows the announcement of the Strategic Alliance between the European Tour and Asian...

  • World Cup of Golf: Denmark secure first victory thanks to Kjeldsen and Olesen

    Written by Edward Colman on 28 November 2016

    Denmark won the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf for the first time as Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen claimed a thrilling four-shot victory. The Danes had been a dominant force all week,  at Kingston Heath Golf Club, with a stunning round of 60 in the fourballs on Friday helping them carry a four-shot lead into a final day where they...

  • Today's Golfer Advent Calendar

    28 November 2016

    Celebrate Christmas in style with the Today's Golfer Advent Calendar! Open the door to our calendar every day up until Christmas Day and enter our prize draws to win great prizes. Each day, a new prize draw opens, and will be open for entries until January 15th. You can enter each draw once per day, so plenty of opportunity...

  • Are you neglecting your putting?

    Written by Edward Colman on 24 November 2016

    If you celebrate a great drive more than a holed six-footer, it’s time for a rethink... TG elite teaching professional Karl Morris tells you why. Let's start with a simple question. Which of the following statements would you rather applied to you? "I am a great ball-striker." "I am a great putter." My guess would be you plumped for option one. In my experience...

  • Match that headcover!

    24 November 2016

    Tour pros may come across as a serious bunch, Andrew Johnston notwithstanding, but take a look inside their golf bag and you'll find the majority are still kids at heart. It doesn't matter whether it's Disney themed, football-related or even nickname related, they are just suckers for a novelty headcover. So we thought we'd put your knowledge to the test; how...

  • 9 ways to make sure you hit the fairway

    Written by Stuart Hood on 22 November 2016

    One of the PGA Tour's most accurate drivers shares his advice to help you hit the short grass more often off the tee. South African Thomas Aiken is one of the most accurate drivers in the game. So far this year he's hit more than 72% of his fairways on the PGA Tour, putting him second in the accuracy stats. Here he...

  • VIDEO: 15 of England’s greatest golf courses

    Written by Edward Colman on 22 November 2016

    From Championship venues and Heathland classics, to stunning Links courses how many of these courses have you been lucky enough to experience? This video released by Golf Tourism England (GTE) showcases some of the Country's top tracks across the length and breadth of our great nation. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? European Golf Breaks Golf Courses in the UK It is set...

  • The best new golf destinations of 2017

    Written by Edward Colman on 21 November 2016

    The 17th annual International Association of Golf Tour Operators Awards revealed some of the best golf travel destinations of 2017 including some of the most well-known resorts from across the globe as well as one or two surprise locations. TOP STORIES Looking for a new driver under £250? Rangefinder Guide Choose the best golf ball for your game The awards ceromy this year's International Golf Travel...

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