2013

  • Chance to take part in Heathland Classic

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 2 January 2014

    It promises to be a sizzling summer for golfers competing in the Mercedes Benz South Yorkshire Heathland Classic being played in early June at three of England's finest inland courses. The Heathland Classic pairs event takes place over three days (betterball format) at Notts GC (Tues June 3rd), Sherwood Forest (June 4th) and The Lindrick (June 5th. All three venues are consistently...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Hertfordshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 2 January 2014

    Hertfordshire offers plenty of quality golf, including one graced by the world's best players and another designed by the one and only, late great Seve Ballesteros. And fortunately they belong to 2-FORE!-1 so you can play them for half-price.... *The Grove - One of the finest inland courses in the land, specially when it comes to conditioning. Think Augusta and you've...

  • Top Surrey club suffers Christmas ram raid

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 30 December 2013

    It wasn't a merry Christmas at Surrey's Camberley Heath Golf Club following an attempted burglary just hours before Christmas Day. The unwanted visitors drove into the main entrance of the doors of the Clubhouse between 9.40pm - 10.30pm causing significant damage to the entrance. The intruders gained access to the building, however were not successful in stealing anything. Surrey Police are appealing...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 30 December 2013

    The new year is nearly upon us and you can start 2014 in style at these super six 2-FORE!-1 venues which all offer a memorable golfing experience and, thanks to 2-FORE!-1, you won't have to break the bank to tee it up. Another major plus is that they're all year-round venues too so they're bound to be in good condition... *Forest...

  • Trick shot ace to make his mark at La Manga Club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 30 December 2013

    Golf trick-shot star Dean Davis will be bringing his full repertoire of skills to Spain’s La Manga Club after joining the five-star resort’s prestigious ambassador programme. As part of his role, Davis will perform his show throughout the year at the award-winning venue, while he will also promote and represent La Manga Club when performing in the UK, Europe and beyond...

  • De Vere backs Bernard Gallacher's defibrillators campaign

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 30 December 2013

    De Vere has announced its full support and backing for the recently launched nationwide campaign fronted by golfing legend Bernard Gallacher looking to save lives by making defibrillators available across golf clubs throughout the UK & Ireland. Following the campaign’s launch at Wentworth, De Vere has taken steps to commit to a series of fundraising events to be held across its...

  • Memberships now up for grabs at Machrihanish Dunes

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 20 December 2013

    Scotland's award-winning links Machrihanish Dunes GC has announced that it has created a membership club and will begin offering golf memberships to golf enthusiasts in Argyll, the UK and beyond. Membership at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club will offer full use of the course and short game practice areas, priority in reserving tee times, and other benefits. Each member will also receive ten...

  • Big changes being made at leading Algarve hotel

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 20 December 2013

    JJW Hotels & Resorts has announced an extensive renovation plan that is set to ensure the Dona Filipa Hotel maintains its rightful position as one of the finest luxury properties in the Algarve.Work started earlier this week. JJW Hotels & Resorts has been a major investor in the Algarve region for twenty five years and employs 600 local people. Mohsen MBI...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best Christmas courses

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 20 December 2013

    It may be in the deep mid-winter but if you're looking to blow the cobwebs away then these super 2-FORE!-1 courses will enable you to do just that. They're all excellent year-round venues, playable 365 days a year...provided the dreaded white stuff isn't lying around of course! *Conwy (pictured), Caernarvonshire - Arguably the best course in North Wales, this magical links is...

  • Close House goes from strength to strength

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 20 December 2013

    Top Northumberland venue Close House near Newcastle this week revealed that United Carlton Office Systems in Gateshead have become the 18th corporate member at the golf club, giving evidence that the golf course is still a top choice in business relations. With two outstanding 18 hole courses, one of which was voted one of the top 100 courses in England, and...

  • Fancy a unique golfing experience...in the snow?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 20 December 2013

    Bah, humbug fairweather golfers. If you're looking for the ultimate - as well as extreme - golfing experience look no more. Nothing is more extreme than the 9 holes of snow-covered golf in Bjorkliden, Swedish Lapland. Situated 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Bjorkliden is not only one of the best destinations for the northern lights, but also delivers the...

  • Winter warmer specials at The Grove

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

    There are some cracking winter deals (until Feb 28) going down at the world-class five star resort facilities at The Grove in Hertfordshire. Golfers have the option to get back onto the course to beat their score and enjoy the immaculate course conditions all over again with another round free of charge if time allows on the day. The Grove’s 18-hole championship...

  • Rocket man Elton to star at Stoke Park

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 16 December 2013

    Sir Elton John CBE will be belting it out at classy Buckinghamshire venue Stoke Park in 2014... The rock legend will be giving a live solo performance at the historic Stoke Park next summer to help young Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls who are striving to achieve their sporting ambitions. At this intimate summer concert for just 5,700 people SportsAid is hoping to...

  • Top Cornwall club looks to the future

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 16 December 2013

    St Mellion International Resort, the flagship venue at one of England’s most progressive golf groups, is planning to develop its next generation of golfers with a major new Scholarship. In the new scheme, 25 young golfers will be given free membership and coaching at St Mellion for anything up to six years, as part of a Scholarship which the club claims...

  • Steve takes over at top Surrey club

    Written by Kevin on Monday, 16 December 2013

    Exclusive Golf manager Steve Slinger is to leave the group after 12 years’ outstanding service to become new general manager at Effingham Golf Club in Surrey. Slinger (pictured on the right with England rugby star Mike Tindall) has worked in a number of different roles since joining the company in 2002 and played a key part in helping it become one...

  • Miami-style Adventure Golf to hit the UK

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 16 December 2013

    Two British firms have announced a new strategic partnership, which promises to bring authentic ‘Miami-style’ themed adventure golf courses to the UK. Weller Designs, one of the sport’s most successful golf design firms, is to team up with Yorkshire-based Adventure Golf Limited, headed by designer Neil Kimberley, to cater for the fast-rising demand for adventure golf courses in the UK and...

  • Stay & play in style at awesome Archerfield

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 6 December 2013

    You can warm up this winter by experiencing the on and off-course delights of Archerfield just outside North Berwick in the golfing paradise of East Lothian. Archerfield, located nextdoor to legendary Open venue Muirfield, is a wonderful place to stay and play. It is the home of two outstanding links layouts (the Fidra and Dirleton),luxury three and four-bedroom luxury lodge accommodation...

  • 87-year-old Tommy celebrates first ace

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 5 December 2013

    It's taken 50 years, but 87-year-old Tommy Power (pictured) has finally recorded a hole-in-one at Balbriggan Golf Club, Co Dublin. Power, a 26-handicapper, who lives in Whitehall, in the north of Dublin, became the oldest recipient of a limited-edition BOSS watch, courtesy of the BOSS Watches H1 Club, after scoring a hole-in-one with his driver on the 120-yard, par-three 10th hole...

  • De Vere prepares to host key EuroPro Tour events next year

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 5 December 2013

    De Vere is set to host a number of new events on the 2014 PGA EuroPro Tour across its renowned portfolio of luxurious golf resorts, as part of a strategic partnership to align The De Vere Group with key development Tours for ambitious young professionals. De Vere’s presence on the 2014 calendar will begin as early as the 26th March, when...

  • James shades it in Arizona desert

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 3 December 2013

    A top class field assembled in the desert playground of Scottsdale, Arizona, to compete in the 18th Annual Arizona Classic Pro-Am, one of the PGA's premier winter pro-am events. The 72-hole pro-am was staged over four of the desert’s most prestigious courses: Desert Highlands, Quintero, Grayhawk and We-Ko-Pa. In addition Challenge Days were played at Troon North & TPC Scottsdale (the...

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