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  • When golf becomes important again

    Written by Andrew Cotter on Monday, 30 March 2020

    Coronavirus has taught us that golf isn't important, but we need it more than ever.  First of all I’d like to request a rewrite of my column in January’s edition of Today's Golfer and revise my predictions for what might happen in golf in 2020. In fact things are developing so quickly that even last month’s effort, in which I jokingly...

  • Get three free e-books to improve your golf

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 27 March 2020

    Free golf books to improve your game. Shot Scope make one of the best golf watches and stat-trackers in golf, in the form of the Shot Scope V2. As a result of that, they have a huge amount of golf data and statistics from amater golfers all across the world. They've used that data to create three e-books which will help...

  • Golf and the Coronavirus

    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Is it safe to play golf during the Coronavirus?  The professional game has been put on hold indefinitely due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but many golfers have been left wondering whether it's safe to play golf at all during this time of uncertainty.  The answer depends on where you live. An increasing number of countries all around the world - including the UK...

  • Getting your copy of Today's Golfer or Golf World

    Monday, 16 March 2020

    In the event of it being difficult to find the magazine in the imminent future, we will do our best to ensure we will still be available on digital platforms. If you can’t find us, or if you’re stuck at home, please consider: – Downloading our app from the iOS or Android app stores. We have some superb one-off digital-only subscription offers...

  • 2020 Masters postponed

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    The Masters has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.  The year’s first Major championship was scheduled to take part on April 9-12.  It is the latest victim on the golf calendar of coronavirus – the European Tour has cancelled numerous events, while the PGA Tour cancelled the Players Championship on Thursday and every other event until April.  “Ultimately, the health and well-being...

  • Exclusive Tiger interview + The best gear of 2020 + Me and My Golf fix your game!

    Thursday, 12 March 2020

    See what's inside Issue 398 of Today's Golfer The new issue is on sale March 12.  – Click here to buy the issue (with free postage). – Click here to subscribe (and get 24 Srixon Z-Star balls worth £89.90 completely free!) Here is just a selection of what's in the issue: All the best golf equipment tested in Top Gear We've tested the best drivers, fairway...

  • Immobigolf could stop your golf clubs being stolen

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 28 February 2020

    Are your golf clubs protected from theft?  Want to hear something scary? Golf club theft in the UK is estimated at £10 million per annum. Whether your clubs are stolen from your house, car, or at the golf club, it’s a truly sickening feeling.  We’re therefore very excited by a new initiative called Immobigolf, which aims to tackle golf club theft.  Immobigolf is encouraging...

  • Is this Europe's best value golf destination?

    Written by David Burrows on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

    If you want to combine a golf trip with a culturally enriching city break, then Prague takes some beating. Alongside Ireland’s fair city of Dublin, the Czech capital offers a great nightlife bordering on legendary status – its stag and hen-do party heaven - with a selection of local ales to satisfy even the most demanding beer connoisseur. And if you think...

  • Nine reasons to buy the new issue of Today's Golfer

    Thursday, 13 February 2020

    Here's why you need to get the new issue of Today's Golfer, including the best way to stop swinging "over the top". A word from the editor:  "I once had a session on a swanky ENSO swing analyser in a secret room at Ping’s Arizona HQ. It was the same swing monitor the brand’s tour stars regularly use – it took 10...

  • The UK competitions you need to play in 2020

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 7 February 2020

    Sign up to one, two or all of our favourite multi-day golf events Who says you can’t live the life of a Tour pro? You need a bit of money to do it, but there’s no better way than to tick off your bucket list courses by competing in a multi-day event. The prizes are plentiful and the experiences are even...

  • USGA R&A report: Distance increases 'detrimental' to golf's long-term future

    Tuesday, 4 February 2020

    USGA and R&A Distance Report says 100-year trend of distance increases is a cycle that is 'detrimental to the game’s long-term future': Equipment rules expected to be at forefront of potential solutions explored by governing bodies The message behind the USGA and The R&A's findings of their Distance Insights Report is clear; hitting distances can no longer continue to increase if...

  • Reader Opportunity: Get fitted for TaylorMade's new SIM Driver

    Tuesday, 4 February 2020

    Enter now for your chance to become on of four lucky golfers to take part in an exclusive TaylorMade SIM Driver Fitting at The Belfry on February 18. TaylorMade’s brand new SIM drivers go on sale this Friday – and you could join the likes of world No.1 Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, DJ and Jon Rahm in getting fitted for the...

  • Facebook and PGA TOUR announce global content agreement

    Wednesday, 22 January 2020

    Facebook and PGA TOUR have announced a global content agreement to distribute daily highlight packages on Facebook Watch, starting at this week's Farmers Insurance Open   The PGA TOUR will publish daily round recaps and player-specific highlights from more than 30 events, including THE PLAYERS Championship and FedExCup Playoffs.  These expanded highlights will feature content from the TOUR’s core telecasts, along with content...

  • OUT NOW: What's inside the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 15 January 2020

    What you need to know about the latest issue of TG A note from the Editor I'm sure you've already had your fill of the decade in review, but please just humour me for one more look back before we dive head-first into the 2020s. I think golf is in an exciting place – challenged, certainly, but exciting nevertheless, with lots of...

  • A fascinating insight into the intriguing world of Pro-Ams

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 10 January 2020

    Celebs, football legends, Senior Tour stars and TG’s Courses Editor reveal the highs and lows, the pluses and minuses of playing in golf’s nerve-jangling warm-up act… Pro-Ams are like a certain savoury snack – you either love them or loathe them, with no in-between. You can certainly put a lot of the professionals in the latter camp and at certain times, especially...

  • Pete Dye: A lifetime in golf (1925-2020)

    Friday, 10 January 2020

    Pete Dye – one of the most influential course designers of his generation, who brought us venues like TPC Sawgrass and Whistling Straits – has died, aged 94.  Dye designed numerous golf courses during a career that began in 1959 alongside his wife, Alice, who died last February at age 91 (they had been married for 68 years). The Dye portfolio, which...

  • Is this the driving range of the future?

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 9 January 2020

    Foresight Sports is revolutionising the gameplay experience for golfers in Asia It almost looks too good to be true – and the best news is we’re about to get something similar in Europe later this year! This ‘Total Range’ solution has just been installed by Foresight Sports at Marina Bay, the first and only 18-hole golf course in Singapore.  With an outfield...

  • Why you should set yourself long and short term goals

    Thursday, 2 January 2020

    Give yourself something to aim for by setting short and long-term targets Why not make a change for the better right now by writing down 10 goals for the season ahead? Giving yourself something to focus on - whether it's more of an outcome goal like winning a medal at your club or more of a processing goal such as aiming to...

  • What's inside the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 18 December 2019

    What you need to know about the latest issue of TG One of the best things about this time of year is the raft of new gear that's unveiled by golf's biggest brands. It's not that I'm going to buy it all. It's not that it'll add yards to my drives, or help me hit more greens (though if you're current...

  • R&A and USGA conducting review of Amateur Status

    Monday, 9 December 2019

    The R&A and the USGA are conducting a review of the Rules of Amateur Status to make them easier to understand and apply. The comprehensive evaluation is part of the continued joint effort to modernise the Rules by reducing complexity and ensuring the Rules effectively guide how the game is played today. As part of a review process that began earlier this...

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