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  • You'll have a ball in fantastic France

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 February 2014

    Seeking a special golfing break this year? Well, you’ll struggle to beat France…a great place to play, stay, wine and dine. Plus it’s just across the Channel so is dead easy to get to. As you probably know, the wine and cuisine on offer is world-class…. and so are many of the golf courses on the other side of the Channel.

  • Trump savours victory... and defeat

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 February 2014

    It’s been a mixed week on this side of the Atlantic for golf-loving American billionaire Donald Trump. On the plus side Trump came to the rescue of the spectacular but financially troubled Doonbeg Golf Club (pictured) in County Clare, Ireland. The acquisition, which was highly sought after by many major hotel and golf companies, marks the 16th golf club in the...

  • Marriott links up with the Trilby Tour

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 February 2014

    Marriott Golf UK has signed an exclusive deal to become the Home of the William Hunt Trilby Tour for the next three years. During the period of the agreement all Trilby Tour’s qualifying events plus its Grand Final will be staged at the 11 Marriott Golf resorts across the UK. The 2014 Trilby Tour is scheduled to start at Hanbury Manor in...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 February 2014

    2-FORE!-1 Golf is the biggest and best discounted green fee scheme in golf and here are another super six venues where you can experience a great golfing day out... *Forest of Arden (Arden course), Warwicks - Donald Steel-designed layout which enjoys a wonderful pedigree after hosting the British Masters three times. Unsurprisingly, the Championship circuit is not the easiest parkland track,...

  • South Wales club receives £50,000 boost

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 February 2014

    One of Merthyr Tydfil’s oldest sports clubs - Merthyr Tydfil (Cilsanws) Golf Club - is securing its immediate future through a £50,000 boost from an initiative rejuvenating the South Wales valleys. The club is being awarded the funding from the EU-supported South East Wales Community Economic Development (SEWCED) programme. The investment will see improvements made to course and clubhouse also result in...

  • Special stay & play offer at The K Club

    Wednesday, 12 February 2014

    In 2006, The K Club in County Kildare saw the European team bag the Masters Trophy with an emphatic win over the US team. With two courses to play at The Palmer and The Smurfit, you’re spoiled with 36 fantastic holes of golf.  The Palmer course designed by the legendary Arnie Palmer offers some challenging holes including a tricky par-4...

  • Thorpeness reigns supreme in East Anglia

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 February 2014

    Thorpeness in Suffolk is a true all-year rounder as Today’s Golfer discovered at the end of another rain-soddened week. The fast-draining James Braid heathland coastal layout was not only open but in remarkably good condition despite the latest downpours. No wonder the course was busy with golfers flocking from neighbouring counties in order to stay on course during this wettest of...

  • Michael Hoey signs up with Galgorm Castle

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 February 2014

    Galgorm Castle Golf Club, home of the Northern Ireland Open, has announced that five-time European Tour winner Michael Hoey will represent the Ballymena venue as its new touring professional. Hoey (pictured), who turns 35 this week, is no stranger to Galgorm as he lives less than 30 minutes from one of Northern Ireland’s standout championship venues. He and his wife Bev...

  • Head for Alicante for a bargain holiday

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 February 2014

    The four star Husa Alicante hotel is a great place – and base – to stay and play in sunny Spain. Situated in the heart of Alicante and just a 20 minute drive from the airport, this hotel and neighbouring Alicante GC is perfect for a weekend break with friends or family. The hotel is right nextdoor to the course (which is...

  • Local businesses help boost Gaudet Luce’s tee refurb

    Thursday, 6 February 2014

    A Midland golf club is in full swing after completing a unique tee refurbishment programme that will help boost local businesses and improve links with the community. Droitwich-based Gaudet Luce Golf Club has kicked off 2014 by unveiling its new tee signage across the club’s 18-hole Phoenix Course – a move which also sees a variety of local businesses each sponsoring...

  • Praying for victory in the National Church Golf Cup

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 5 February 2014

    The Christian Golf Society (CGS) have announced a new partnership for this year's CGS National Church Golf Cup 2014. Christian Vision for Men (CVM) are joining with the Christian Golf Society to encourage more churches than ever before to stage outreach golf days in 2014. The incentive for the winner of each church golf day is to represent that church at...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Kent

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 5 February 2014

    Kent boasts a fantastic mix of quality coastal and inland layouts and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf and as a result are available to play for half-price. *Walmer & Kingsdown - This historic James Braid clifftop/downland layout opened in 1909 and during the Second World War was used as a military headquarters. In modern times W&K has gone from...

  • Junior captain remembered at Peterborough Milton

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 4 February 2014

    A series of events will take place at Peterborough Milton GC, Cambs, on the weekend of April 11-14 in memory of junior captain James Berry who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident last August. James's parents have managed the club's bar and catering for many years and James himself also worked at the club. The main event that weekend will be...

  • Record-breaking start to season at top Scottish links

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 4 February 2014

    Stunning Fife links Kingsbarns has confirmed an exceptional start to 2014 with advance bookings reaching record levels. Located seven miles south of St Andrews , Kingsbarns (pictured) has experienced high demand for advanced tee time bookings, well up on the same time last year. After its customary maintenance closure over the winter period, the seaside links course will re-open on 22nd...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 February 2014

    More fantastic, great value 2-FORE!-1 courses dotted around the country. This week's top 2-FORE!-1 picks include an intriguing links/parkland combo on the east coast and a classy resort venue in the East Midlands. *Stapleford Park, (pictured) Leics - Fast maturing Donald Steel design which has hosted European Seniors Tour action and is a relatively flat and open parkland layout with a...

  • De Vere offers new Country Club membership

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 February 2014

    Leading resort operator, De Vere, has unveiled an all new headline membership that will be introduced at six of its marquee properties. ‘The Country Club’ brand is a new form of leisure membership available at Mottram Hall, Slaley Hall, Oulton Hall, The Carrick on Loch Lomond, Belton Woods and Dunston Hall. The membership offers an all-encompassing lifestyle proposition with a host of...

  • Historic Norfolk club look set to move

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 February 2014

    Royal Norwich Golf Club, Persimmon Homes Limited and Banham based leisure group Goymour Properties Limited have reached an agreement and initial heads of terms that are likely to result in the Royal Norwich Golf Club relocating to Weston Park. Subject to approval by Royal Norwich Golf Club Members and following satisfactory planning consents being obtained at both the Hellesdon and Weston...

  • Chance to win a free week's holiday in Turkey

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 31 January 2014

    Some amazing prizes, including a week’s free golfing holiday in Turkey, are up for grabs in two prestigious tournaments being staged in Belek, Turkey, later this year. Both events are being organised by Turkey golf specialist Bilyana Golf Holidays and first up is the Bilyana Floodlit Tournament on Oct 26-Nov 2 and will be swiftly followed by the 2nd International Open...

  • Sensational breaks in sunny Spain

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 30 January 2014

    UK golfers are being offered the experience of a lifetime and the chance to play a collection of Europe’s finest golf courses with the launch of an exciting range of five star Spanish golf breaks for the start of 2014. Kempinski Hotel Bahía (pictured), Marbella-Estepona, has unveiled an array of packages providing access to the Costa del Sol’s most famous venues...

  • Warne to spin his magic at The Grove

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

    One of cricket’s greatest ever players, Shane Warne captivated audiences wherever he played and the Australian leg spin legend has teamed up with leading golf travel company Your Golf Travel to offer golfers a day to remember at one of London’s most exclusive venues. Organised by Your Golf Travel, in association with 888poker, the Shane Warne Golf Classic will take place...

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