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  • 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...

  • How to play par 4s and Britain's best holes? The new issue of Today's Golfer reveals all!

    Written by Rob Jerram on Thursday, 23 September 2021

    What's inside the new issue of Today's Golfer, how to buy your copy and how you can save money by subscribing! The packed new issue of Today's Golfer, Britain's best-selling golf magazine, will help you play the par 4s - the holes you play the most - better than ever. And we reveal the best golf holes in Britain and Ireland where...

  • 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...

  • 16 fun golf formats that you have to try

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 28 July 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...

  • Win Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL shoes

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 26 July 2021

    We've got four pairs of Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL shoes to give away! Skechers Go Golf shoes are among the most comfortable, stable and grippy in the game. Don't believe us? You could be trying a pair for yourself thanks to this brilliant prize draw. RELATED: Skechers 2021 Go Golf shoes range We've teamed up with the brand, worn on the...

  • 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 why 'success' looks different to every golfer #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...

  • Win three golf breaks at QHotels' award-winning venues!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 7 June 2021

    Win three two-night golf breaks at QHotels Group's award-winning venues. We’ve teamed up with the QHotels Group, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, to offer one lucky reader the fantastic chance to win a two-night golfing break for two at THREE of its award-winning venues. RELATED: Europe's best new course since Kingsbarns The featured resorts are Belton Woods in Lincolnshire, Dunston Hall in Norfolk...

  • Close House celebrates 10-year anniversary

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 10 May 2021

    Close House, two-time host venue of the European Tour’s British Masters and home to two Lee Westwood championship courses, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Just 15 miles from Newcastle, the venue has enjoyed a rapid rise in stature since its construction and has hosted numerous high-profile events, including last year’s British Masters – the first European Tour event to take place following...

  • Seve Ballesteros: 24 things you didn't know about the golf legend

    Written by Rob Jerram on Friday, 7 May 2021

    Ten years on from Seve Ballesteros' tragic death, here are are 24 things you never knew about the golfing great and Ryder Cup legend.  1 Seve was born with a physical defect which meant his right shoulder would hang down below his left – the ideal address position. 2 He played in his first tournament at 10 and scored a 10 at...

  • Chart Hills Golf Club set to reopen after huge renovation

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 30 April 2021

    Chart Hills Golf Club's Nick Faldo-designed course is set to reopen after year-long redevelopment. The Kent course is considered one of the ‘sleeping giants’ of English golf, but it looks set to be reawakened on June 1 when it relaunches following an intensive year-long redevelopment. RELATED: What are the Top 100 Golf Courses in England? The decision was made to officially close the Nick...

  • Is this Europe's answer to Augusta National Golf Club?

    Written by Chris Bertram on Thursday, 15 April 2021

    French super-club Les Bordes is poised to unveil its second golf course – designed by one of the world’s top architects, Gil Hanse – and we can’t help but get giddy… It won’t have escaped your notice that there haven’t been many golf courses built in recent years, and world events make it feel as if that won’t change any time...

  • WIN! Skechers Go Golf shoes and a golf day at Forest of Arden

    Written by Rob Jerram on Friday, 19 March 2021

    Win Skechers golf shoes, become one of our testers and play in a golf day at European Tour venue Forest of Arden! Always wanted to be golf equipment tester? Well today’s you’re lucky day! We want to give six readers the chance to become Skechers golf shoe testers. RELATED: Which Skechers golf shoe is best for you? We’ll send the chosen six a pair...

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