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  • 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. We’ll send the chosen six a pair of Skechers’ superb new 2021 golf shoes...

  • Why you need the new issue of Today's Golfer!

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 10 March 2021

    What's in the new issue of Today's Golfer magazine? The packed new issue of Today's Golfer, Britain's best-selling golf magazine, is packed with the best tech in golf to help you hit more greens and lower your scores. Plus we bring you the best golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland that will cost you £60 or less to play, preview the US...

  • How to stay safe and play well as England's golf courses prepare to reopen

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 22 February 2021

    Golf is back! With England's golf courses reopening on Monday (March 29) after another lengthy Coronavirus clourse, we bring you key tips to play well, enjoy yourself and stay safe during your first rounds back in these Covid-19 times... Clearly it will be a while before golf (and life) as we used to know it resumes, but the reopening of England's...

  • Andrew Cotter: "It was a privilege to work with Peter Alliss"

    Written by Andrew Cotter on Monday, 1 February 2021

    Today's Golfer columnist and BBC commentator Andrew reflects on his time working with the late, great Voice of Golf, Peter Alliss. "The thing is… if I died now it would really spoil the evening.” The delivery was as crisp and perfectly-timed as all of his lines – the voice so familiar to anybody who...

  • Epic new bucket-list links to be built

    Written by Chris Bertram on Monday, 25 January 2021

    It might be located on the other side of the world, but we will take any good news in these golf-less times. And, to fans of links golf and classic architecture, that’s exactly what the overnight announcement from the Clayton, DeVries & Pont firm is. CDP is to start work designing an 18-hole course at Seven Mile Beach in Hobart, Tasmania.

  • Is this Europe’s answer to Augusta?

    Written by Top 100 Editor on Friday, 1 January 2021

    French super-club Les Bordes is poised to unveil its second 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 soon.

  • 10 reasons you need the new issue of Today's Golfer

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 16 December 2020

    The new issue of Today's Golfer, Britain's best-selling golf magazine, is out now and it's packed with things you simply can't afford to miss, including how to play golf’s scariest shots, the new Golf World Top 100 Courses in the World ranking and a FREE 2021 wall planner! TG is no longer just your go-to for the best equipment coverage and tests in golf,...

  • Golf's three wise men: John Jacobs, Peter Alliss, Donald Steel

    Written by Jock Howard on Monday, 7 December 2020

    Peter Alliss, John Jacobs and Donald Steel are three doyens of British golf. In 2013 we got the three men together for an in-depth interview. Sadly, John and Peter have since passed away, but there their broad and fascinating views on the game they loved are timeless. John Jacobs, Peter Alliss and Donald Steel are three of the most eloquent and...

  • Andrew Cotter: "I question the rationale behind golf courses being closed"

    Written by Andrew Cotter on Monday, 23 November 2020

    TG columnist and BBC commentator Andrew Cotter is struggling to understand why golf courses are closed during the latest coronavirus lockdown and believes a "tiresome perception" of the game is to blame. You catch me, dear reader, at a slightly low ebb. Yes, I realise, such is the way this year has gone, that I might have to readjust my mood-parameters,...

  • 10 things you can't afford to miss in the new Today's Golfer

    Written by Rob Jerram on Thursday, 19 November 2020

    The new issue of Today's Golfer, Britain's best-selling golf magazine, is out now and it's packed with things you simply can't afford to miss, including 22 easy ways to save shots, a guide to the best winter gear, the incredible men and women who are changing the face of golf and a 48-page guide to the best golf breaks for 2021. Combine...

  • What is AimPoint putting?

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 16 November 2020

    What is AimPoint Putting? And how does it work? AimPoint is an express method of reading the break on a putt as you play, using a three-step system designed to help you read every putt accurately and consistently.  More than 200 tour pros have used it, and AimPoint users have amassed more than 65 professional wins between them.  Masters champion Dustin Johnson is...

  • Win a year's subscription to Today's Golfer magazine

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 4 November 2020

    Today's Golfer is Britain's best-selling golf magazine, packed with the best golf lessons, equipment news and reviews, course features and Golf World Top 100 rankings – and we want to give one of you the chance to enjoy it for free for an entire year! It's been a strange year for us all with Covid-19 limiting our freedom and, for large...

  • "Golf offers escape and relief from coronavirus"

    Written by Andrew Cotter on Monday, 2 November 2020

    As we head towards a second Covid-19 lockdown across England, TG columnist and BBC commentator Andrew Cotter explains why golf offers enormous relief and escape from Coronavirus. The champions dinner of hermetically-sealed takeaway food. The azaleas and magnolias lying dormant amidst light flurries of snow. And the sanitised Green Jacket being handed over by Tiger Woods – dangling it on a...

  • REVEALED! Audi A8 is the best luxury car for golfers

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 26 October 2020

    What is the best luxury car for a golfer? Well, according to the Parkers New Car Awards 2021, it's an Audi A8. Here at Todays's Golfer we partnered with Parkers – the definitive resource for car buying advice in the UK – to bring you the award for the Best Luxury Car in the prestigious Parkers New Car Awards 2021 and we're delighted...

  • Golf's World Handicap System explained

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 23 October 2020

    Struggling to get to grips with the new golf World Handicap System? We sat down with Gemma Hunter, England Golf's Head of Handicapping and Course Rating to find out everything you need to know. PLUS! Our easy-to-follow guide to the WHS. Have you got to grips with golf's World Handicap System? Your CONGU handicap has now been consolidated into a single portable index...

  • 10 reasons you need the new issue of Today's Golfer

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 21 October 2020

    The new issue of Today's Golfer, Britain's best-selling golf magazine, is out now and it's packed with things you simply can't afford to miss, including our Masters preview and the new Golf World Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe ranking! TG is no longer just your go-to for the best equipment coverage and tests in golf, it is also the new home to the...

  • WIN! A Sunderland of Scotland waterproof golf jacket!

    Written by Rob Jerram on Tuesday, 20 October 2020

    Sunderland of Scotland's WhisperDry technology provides the quietest waterproof golf jacket in the world... and you could win one! Renowned throughout the world as the original high performance golf clothing brand, Sunderland of Scotland apparel been worn by many of the greatest players in the history of the game including Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman and Nick Faldo. RELATED: Best Waterproof Golf Jackets...

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