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  • Reports: Endless beat out Sports Direct to take over American Golf

    Friday, 12 October 2018

    Endless have beaten out bids from others including Sports Direct to buy American Golf - the UK’s biggest specialist golf retailer - says report from Sky News According to Sky News, turnaround investor Endless have struck a cut-price takeover deal with American Golf 'through a pre-pack administration', beating out Sports Direct owner Mike Ashely. Endless, whose other investments include The Works and Menzies...

  • Golf Son Muntaner celebrates its 18th birthday with special winter package

    Friday, 12 October 2018

    Golf Son Muntaner, the flagship course at Arabella Golf Mallorca, has announced the launch of a special discounted offer to mark the 18th anniversary of its opening. Golfers will be able to book a tee time for two green fees with a buggy included for a special rate of €99 to play any time at Golf Son Muntaner between 1st November...

  • One year on: Jimenez celebrates success of Las Colinas short game facility he designed

    Tuesday, 9 October 2018

    Spanish legend returns to Las Colinas to celebrate the success of Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Golfing legend and 21-time European Tour winner Miguel Ángel Jiménez returned to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club this week to celebrate the success of the stunning ’Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez’, one year after the grand...

  • Why you should be setting goals like Justin Thomas

    Thursday, 4 October 2018

    Justin Thomas revealed his impressive list of goals for the second year running.  Last year, Thomas won his first major, won five times and claimed the FedEx Cup. But perhaps what was more impressive was that he had almost predicted what he could achieve at the start of the year, setting what to most would have seemed like some almost impossible goals...

  • Eight golf courses closed in England as parent company goes in to liquidation

    Thursday, 4 October 2018

    Eight municipal golf courses in England have been closed after Mack Trading announced it has gone in to in to voluntary liquidation Eight municipal golf courses in England have been forced to close their doors after their parent company Mack Trading, which runs Mack Golf, announced it had gone into voluntary liquidation. The firm was in charge of council-owned courses in Merseyside,...

  • A response: What it's like to be a young female caddie at the Home of Golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 4 October 2018

    The tales of a young female caddie in St. Andrews  I always thought one day I’d write some sort of book about my experiences as a female caddie at the home of golf. My friend and fellow caddie Ollie beat me to a St. Andrews caddie insight, and far better surmises the many regular characters there than I would, so I...

  • 10 reasons to buy the new issue of TG!

    Friday, 28 September 2018

    The new issue of Brtain’s best-selling golf magazine is out now, and it comes with a FREE 2019 Travel supplement. Here’s 10 reasons you should buy it, either in print or the digital version.  1 It comes with a FREE supplement Our 68-page 2019 Travel Guide is packed with courses to play at home and abroad, plus a selection of stay and...

  • Tiger Woods and 12 more of the best sporting comebacks in history

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 24 September 2018

    Tiger Woods and 12 more of the best sporting comebacks in history There is absolutely no doubt, Tiger Woods's Tour Championship victory in Atlantic was special. Very special in fact. After all, his fall from World No.1 to outside the top 1000 had been well documented. Woods had gone five long years without a win, had personal scandals and suffered with a...

  • R&A and USGA launched global distance questionnaire

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    The R&A and The USGA have launched a global online questionnaire to gain perspeciatives and share relevant data as part of the Distance Insights project The R&A and the USGA are inviting golfers to take part in an online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf as part of the Distance Insights project. The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants...

  • European Amateur Golf Champion Celia Barquín killed on golf course

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    A man has been charged with murder after European Ladies' Amateur Champion and former Iowa State College golfer Celia Barquín was found dead at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. The tragic news was reported from various outlets in the United States after Celia Barquín Arozamena's body was found by police on Monday. Golfers at the Coldwater Golf Links had discovered an unattended golf bag...

  • The transformation from flat farmland to Le Golf National

    Friday, 14 September 2018

    If you'd gone to Paris 35 years ago, you'd have come across farmland. Here, we explore the story of its transformation Twenty one miles from Le Golf National hangs the most famous painting on earth, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It has been on permanent display at the Louvre in Paris since 1797, one highlight in a city where many of...

  • Inside the new Rules of Golf

    Wednesday, 12 September 2018

    Inside the new Rules of Golf: What you need to know about the new 'Player's Edition' of rules that come in to affect on January 1, 2019... and what they mean to you. It’s official! Golf’s new rules have been ratified and published by the R&A and USGA, which means you’ve now got three months to get your head around 24 rules and...

  • R&A unveil new brand identity and 'playbook' as they set out vision for golf's future

    Wednesday, 12 September 2018

    The R&A is looking to the future of golf as it sets out its vision to ensure the long-term success of the sport through staging world class championships, reinvesting in the game, rule changes, modernising the sport and the introduction of a world handicap system.  A new chapter begins in the long history of the St Andrews-based governing body today with...

  • Meet the man who helped secure France's first Ryder Cup

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 7 September 2018

    Pascal Grizot, Vice President of the French Golf Federation, helped secure the Ryder Cup’s first appearance in France.  I have spent 10 years of my life, as a volunteer, trying to organise the Ryder Cup and it hasn’t been easy. The government had Euro 2016 to organise and then France was also part of the bidding process for the Olympics, which...

  • Greenkeeper secrets of Paris National's set-up

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 September 2018

    He won’t touch a club in Paris, but Head Greenkeeper Alejandro Reyes will play a huge role in the result. The Spaniard is in his sixth year as the head greenkeeper at Le Golf National and he’s spent the bulk of that time preparing to deliver one of the most exciting Ryder Cups of all time. His dream? “That both teams will...

  • New video game The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR is now available for digital download

    Tuesday, 28 August 2018

    The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR is available for digital download on Playstation 4, Xbox One X and Windows PC from today - and launches with a new publisher The PGA Tour has returned to XBox and Playstation consoles today, only this time there's no EA Sports logo or picture of Rory on the front.  Developed by HB Studios, The Golf Club...

  • Jarrod Lyle: 1981-2018

    Written by Chris Jones on Thursday, 9 August 2018

    Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle, 36, has lost his battle with leukaemia. He left a final message shared by his wife: “Thanks for your support, it meant the world.” His death came just over a week after he and his family decided to end treatment and return home for palliative care. A fund was immediately was set up to support his family, and...

  • London to get two new 18-hole golf courses in next five year

    Wednesday, 8 August 2018

    London is set to get two new golf courses in the next five years, in addition to further course developments at The Shire London. Golfers in the south east of England will soon get two new 18-hole courses to play on, plus improvements to one of London’s most prominent existing golf courses, in a partnership announced today between USA golf architects the...

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