2017

  • Harry Ellis wins Amateur Championship

    25 June 2017

    England's Harry Ellis booked his spot in the Open with his win at the Amateur Championship at Sandwich on Saturday.  The 21-year-old won the coveted trophy in dramatic fashion, overturning a four-hole deficit with five to play to force a sudden-death play-off against Australia's Dylan Perry.  The pair battled it out over the accustomed 36-hole match-play final, and at one point it...

  • Scottish Open set for Gullane in 2018

    22 June 2017

    The European Tour have announced that the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will return to Gullane Golf Club next year.  Three years after Rickie Fowler's thrilling victory at the East Lothian links, Scotland’s National Open will return to Gullane for the second time from July 12-15, 2018.  While it may be surprising that the tournament is reutrning to Gullane so...

  • American Golf's Pressure Putt Challenge: Could you beat the stars?

    21 June 2017

    American Golf is putting golfing celebrities under the spotlight with a new charity initiative: The Pressure Putt Challenge   Do you think you have what it takes to win? While celebrities take part in their own challenge, you can head to one of the American Golf stores hosting the amateur Pressure Putt Challenge. Stars taking part in the Pressure Putt Challenge have just...

  • Soccer superstars ready to kick-off in Belfry golf event

    Written by Kevin Brown on 20 June 2017

    Some of the greatest names in world football will swop their boots for spikes at The Belfry in a Ryder Cup-style tournament this weekend. Legendary players past and present including World Cup stars, Premier League giants and former European Cup winners will do battle from Friday to Sunday. It's England versus Rest of the World and leading the teams will be respective...

  • PGA Tour announce changes to anti-doping policy

    20 June 2017

    The PGA Tour have announced that they are changing attitudes to anti-doping policy and from next season will both add blood testing and report any suspensions for drug abuse According to the Associated Press, the PGA tour also is bringing its list of banned substances in line with the World Anti-Doping Association. The revised policy takes effect in October at the...

  • Tiger Woods says he's getting 'professional help'

    20 June 2017

    Tiger Woods has released a statement saying that he is 'currently receiving professional help to manage my medicines'.  The statement comes a couple of weeks after Woods was arrested for driving under the influence. He 'blew zeroes' for alcohol and Woods blamed "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication". “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved," Woods had said. "What...

  • Jimenez to design short-game facility at Las Colinas

    13 June 2017

    Miguel Angel Jimenez is set to design a new short game facility at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club. The 21-time European Tour winner will visit the Troon-managed venue later this year to oversee both the design and construction of one of Spain's best golf courses, with a view to the facility opening in late 2017.  Jimenez made a first visit to...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Written by Camilla Tait on 08 June 2017

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could get down in two just a few more times in a round and stop throwing away needless shots? No more fat or thin chips, no more leaving it in the sand. No more silly, infuriating three putts. We're not expecting you to hone a short game like a Tour pro. But even...

  • R&A to introduce Ready Golf at 2017 amateur championships

    Written by Camilla Tait on 07 June 2017

    The R&A has confirmed they will introduce Ready Golf at its 2017 amateur championships as part of its efforts to improve pace of play. There has been talk of a lot of changes to the rules of golf this year from the R&A, whether it's an upheaval of the entire rule book, a new rule on video evidence, a look in...

  • US OPEN 2017: 18 things you need to know

    05 June 2017

    As the second Major of the year fast approaches, we've put together a list of things you need to know about the US Open.  From its brand-new location to its staggering prize fund and the challenges players will face at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.  1. The difficulty of defending the US Open title World No.1 Dustin Johnson will defend the title from June...

  • 5 extraordinary golf stories

    05 June 2017

    From record-breaking rounds to near death experiences via a Tiger inspired ace, TG hears some of golf’s most extraordinary stories from the people they happened to. You may have seen some of the videos already, but now Brett Stanford, Taylor Crozier, David Johnson, Tony Aarts and Greg Eason have all shared their stories - and they are pretty incredible. If you think...

  • My life in golf: Brian Lara

    05 June 2017

    The legendary cricketer made his name hitting sixes from the crease, but now he’s happier making fours when he’s roaming the fairways. For a man who is one of the greatest ever left-handed batsmen, it seems almost surreal to see Brian Lara hitting a golf ball right-handed. Not that it seems to hold him back. The former West Indies international may be...

  • Getting to know: Matthew Fitzpatrick

    01 June 2017

    Matthew Fitzpatrick is a three-time European Tour winner, played in the 2016 Ryder Cup and is defending the Nordea Masteres in Sweden this week - but how well do you know the 22-year-old from Sheffield? We chatted to the World No. 40 about his favourite things, including Chicago, his favourite view in golf and the club he favours most in his...

  • Everything we know about Tiger Woods' arrest

    31 May 2017

    Tiger Woods was found "asleep at the wheel" of his Mercedes with the engine running when he was arrested, according to US Media reports on the police documents released on Tuesday. The former World No.1 was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), although Woods maintained the incident was not drink related and he "blew zeroes" on a breathalizer - indicating...

  • Could you play 72 holes in a day?

    Written by Staff writer on 30 May 2017

    Macmillan Cancer Support is inviting UK golfers to swing into action and take on their Longest Day Golf Challenge.  Taking place in three weeks’ time, the Challenge will push golfers to the absolute limit as they take on four rounds of golf during the longest day of the year, June 21, 2017. With one round taking roughly four hours, challengers will be...

  • You've helped Srixon raise £23,000

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on 30 May 2017

    Since February, Srixon has been donating £1.50 for every box of its new Z-Stars sold in the UK. Today, they handed over a cheque to Prostate Cancer UK for more than £23,000.  Srixon staff player Shane Lowry joined the company´s UK & Ireland President, Leslie Hepsworth, to reveal the total donation. The popular Irishman, himself, played a lead role in the...

  • 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...

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