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  • New open competition for scratch golfers is ‘the toughest challenge’ in England

    Thursday, 23 June 2022

    We’ve teamed up with Rockliffe Hall to offer golfers the chance to compete in the ‘Ultimate Challenge Open’ and play the longest course in England! Rockliffe Hall is famous for being the only five-star golf hotel in the north of England. But what you may not realise is that it is also home to the longest golf course in the UK. Every...

  • Inside Today’s Golfer: Tech special, Open preview and celebration + FREE balls!

    Written by Rob Jerram on Thursday, 9 June 2022

    What’s inside the new issue of Today’s Golfer, how to buy your copy, and how you can become a member! You cannot afford to miss the latest issue of Today’s Golfer. Our packed ‘Tech Issue’ stars Open champion, Collin Morikawa, as we help you play smart to lower your scores. Then there’s our in-depth Open Championship preview ahead of the year’s...

  • How do I get a golf handicap? The World Handicap System explained

    Thursday, 28 April 2022

    How do I get a golf handicap? And how does the World Handicap System work? Use our easy-to-follow guide, compiled with England Golf’s Head of Handicapping and Course Rating. Have you got to grips with golf’s World Handicap System? The WHS replaced the UK’s CONGU system in November 2020, ensuring a level playing field for amateur club golfers across the globe. Getting a golf...

  • Silverstone Auctions

    Written by Mark Flanagan on Wednesday, 27 April 2022

    Two great opportunities to pick up a motoring classic Luxury vehicle auction specialists Silverstone Auctions will be featured at two popular luxury car sales events at Sywell Aerodrome, in Northampton later this year. Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as...

  • Take on the Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Challenge

    Written by Mark Flanagan on Thursday, 21 April 2022

    Four rounds, over 20 miles and one amazing cause Want to feel good about your game? Round up a team of mates to play four rounds in 24 hours and get fundraising to support people with cancer.  Now in its 22nd year, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge is one of the most anticipated events of the summer for thousands of...

  • Phantom of The Open review: Rylance shines as ‘world’s worst golfer’

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 14 March 2022

    As Maurice Flitcroft’s extraordinary story hits the big screen, we review The Phantom of the Open, starring Mark Rylance and Sally Hawkins. Golf has always had a chequered history on the big screen. If it wasn’t for the connection with golf, we probably wouldn’t bother watching Tin Cup, Caddyshack or Happy Gilmore again… and they’re the good ones. But The Phantom of...

  • 16 fun golf formats that you have to try

    Wednesday, 1 December 2021

    If you’re bored of the weekly stableford, strokeplay or match play with your mates, here are 16 new formats for to freshen things up and provide some new fun on the golf course. Whether you play for 50p, a fiver or simply for bragging rights, there are dozens of games that can add a bit of competitive fun to a round...

  • Play Valderrama as part of stunning new Andalucia golf package

    Written by Mark Flanagan on Thursday, 25 November 2021

    Always wanted to play golf at Valderrama? New ‘Sotogrande Experience’ will make your dreams come true. Andalucia in Spain is home to some of the best golf courses on the continent and now you can play the three jewels in the region’s crown as part of a superb new ‘Stay and Play’ package. RELATED: Golf World Top 100 Courses and Resorts Located...

  • One man’s mission to get more Muslims playing golf

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 1 November 2021

    Amir Malik has made it his mission to enpower and inspire Muslims to get into golf. This is how he’s doing it… Since taking up golf seven years ago, Amir Malik has experienced everything from indifference and curiosity to hostility because of his beliefs – and the colour of his skin.  As a practising Muslim, he prays five times a day, eats...

  • Former Troon caddies raise thousands for charity by selling recycled golf balls

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 22 October 2021

    Meet the Scottish duo who set-up a discounted golf ball business during lockdown – and are now raking in the cash! Campbell Mathieson and Andrew Bogle have always made a pretty good team. The 23-year-olds went to the same school together, played golf together, and even caddied at Royal Troon together. But it wasn’t until they left for separate universities and then...

  • Amateur golfer aims to play 2,001 holes in a week!

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 22 October 2021

    Meet the Irishman attempting to break the world record for most golf holes played in a week – and raise $250,000 for charity! Mick McLoughlin has just finished hitting 1,200 balls at the driving range in Brisbane, Australia, He’ll be back there tomorrow doing it all over again, and the day after that as well.  Nearly 12 months of training will finally...

  • How non-members can get an official golf handicap

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 5 October 2021

    England Golf launches iGolf, a new digital community that offers non-club golfers in England the opportunity to obtain and maintain an official handicap.  Society and charity golf days are about to get a whole lot fairer. Non-club golfers in England can now sign up to iGolf and pay an annual fee of £40 in exchange for a World Handicap Index, as...

  • What is the best luxury car for a golfer?

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 27 September 2021

    What is the best car for golfers? Parkers – the definitive resource for car buying advice in the UK – has partnered Today’s Golfer to bring you the award for the Best Luxury Car in the prestigious Parkers New Car Awards 2022. The winner is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and it is one of a total of 20 award winners. RELATED: Best Golf Resorts in Great Britain and Ireland The new S-Class sweeps to overall victory in the Best Luxury Car...

  • One of the greatest golf experiences in the world!

    Written by Chris Bertram / Rob Jerram on Monday, 2 August 2021

    French super-club Les Bordes has officially unveiled its second golf course and it looks absolutely incredible! Designed by Gil Hanse, the man behind Castle Stuart, Streamsong Black and the Rio Olympics Course, Les Bordes’ eagerly awaited New Course is now open for play. Situated in France’s Loire Valley, just 60 miles south of Paris, the course was officially opened by the world-renowned...

  • R&A launches campaign to get more women and girls playing golf

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 19 July 2021

    The R&A launches #FOREEVERYONE campaign which aims to get more women and girls playing golf. The R&A’s participation campaign aims to encouraging more women and girls to play golf by showcasing the sport and providing practical advice on how anyone can get started. RELATED: Meg MacLaren on the benefits of the Phoenix party hole #FOREeveryone highlights the many benefits of playing golf, including the...

  • Covid-19 restrictions end on England’s golf courses

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 19 July 2021

    Golfers can remove flags and use rakes again as England Golf updates Covid-19 guidance amid relaxation of restrictions. Golf clubs can remove “any restrictions around on course items” now following the latest coronavirus guidance from the governing body. England Golf’s amended ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ rules came into force after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted the remaining coronavirus lockdown regulations in the...

  • Win Payntr X 001 F golf shoes and caps!

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 12 July 2021

    Win performance-enhancing Payntr Golf X 001 F shoes and Payntr caps! Sports performance footwear experts Payntr entered the golf industry with the debut of the Payntr X 001 F golf shoe back in March, giving golfers a competitive advantage from the ground up by utilising a unique traction system born out of biomechanical insights. FULL REVIEW: Payntr Golf X 001 F shoes And...

  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE: First play of Rosapenna St Patrick’s Links

    Written by Chris Bertram on Thursday, 24 June 2021

    Why Rosapenna’s St Patrick’s Links is the best new golf course in the world. Ireland’s newest course opens this weekend and we got a world-exclusive sneak preview of Ireland’s new World Top 100 golf courses entry-in waiting. One word… wow. RELATED: Golf World Top 100 Links Courses in Britain and Ireland Golf World Top 100 Courses and Resorts editor Chris Bertram was one...

  • Win a SIK Golf Putter as used by Bryson DeChambeau

    Written by Rob Jerram on Thursday, 17 June 2021

    Win a custom-built SIK Golf Putter, as used by reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau. Most golfers may not be able to drive the ball like Bryson DeChambeau, but they can now mirror his putting success. RELATED: Everything you need to know about the 2021 US Open Featuring Descending Loft Technology (DLT) SIK Putters enable the golfer to present the putter face at a consistent launch...

  • Win a Bushnell Phantom 2 Golf GPS

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 16 June 2021

    We’ve got two Bushnell Golf Phantom 2 GPS to give away, pre-loaded with more than 38,000 courses and worth £139 each! The Bushnell Phantom 2 has numerous upgrades from its predecessor including GreenView distances with movable pin placements for even more accurate distances to the flag and “Dynamic Green Mapping,” which provides front/centre/back distance measurements no matter which direction you approach...

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