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  • Five-time Open Champion Peter Thomson dies aged 88

    Written by PA Sport on 20 June 2018

    Peter Thomson, Australia's five-time British Open champion, has died aged 88 The first Australian player to win the Open Championship major died at his home in Melbourne at 9am local time on Wednesday, his family told PGA Australia (PGAA). Thomson had suffered from Parkinson's disease for more than four years, the body said. Aged 24, Thomson became one of the youngest winners of...

  • Take part in the Longest Day Challenge

    Written by Staff writer on 15 June 2018

    Macmillan Cancer Support’s legendary golf fundraising challenge, which sees golfers tackle 72 holes in one day, is returning on Thursday 21 June.  The Longest Day Golf Challenge sees a team of four cover over 20 miles of course in one day and ask friends and family for sponsorship. Every penny raised will help Macmillan support the growing number of people living with...

  • Andrew Cotter: That moment your sporting heroes become... normal people

    06 June 2018

    In his latest column for TG, Andrew Cotter talks about why his view has changed with age about the men and women he once idolised. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I stopped believing. More precisely, I stopped believing in the magic of sports stars, no longer idolising them as I did. Because as a child that's certainly the way...

  • Ex-Royal Marine Aaron Moon's aspirations of being the first amputee on Tour

    06 June 2018

    "I know people will say I won't make it, but that will only fuel me to believe I can": Ex-Royal Marine Aaron Moon lost his leg after being blown up in Afghanistan. But he won't let that stop him achieving his dream of playing on the European Tour. This is his story...  Golf was never more than a hobby for Aaron...

  • Discovery and the PGA Tour announce media partnership: What does that mean for Sky?

    05 June 2018

    Discovery and the PGA Tour have announced plans to form a new alliance, with the aim of creating an international multi-platform home for golf outside the United States. But what does that mean?  For Sky Sports, who have been a major part of golf coverage in the UK for over 20 years, it could indicate the start of a difficult road...

  • The R&A Launches First Women's Golf Charter

    29 May 2018

    The R&A have revealed a new Women in Golf Charter aimed at increasing the number of women and girls participating in the sport.  The new Women in Golf Charter is part of the organisation’s drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. The new Charter...

  • ASK A Tour Pro a short-game question

    21 May 2018

    Need help with your short game? Whether you struggle on your wedge shots, in the sand or on the greens, we're here to help!  We're teaming up with Shane Lowry to answer your burning questions around short-game! All you need to do is ask your question on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram... OR email us editorial@todaysgolfer.co.uk before 9am Tuesday 22nd May! ...

  • American Golf Long Drive Championship sees eight qualifiers hit over 400 yards

    21 May 2018

    The stage is set for the most competitive American Golf Long Drive Championship in history as a record number of qualifiers hit drives over 400 yards. An impressive eight qualifiers recorded drives over 400 yards during the first round of qualifying for the Amerian Golf Long Drive Championship, which was held at over 100 American Golf stores nationwide.  The 2017 finalist and...

  • Nick Dougherty Column: Golf can be traumatic when things are going badly

    16 May 2018

    'I would hide away in my hotel room so I didn't have to face the media': In our last issue of TG, regular columnist Nick Dougherty opened up about his battle with the mental side of the game when it wasn't going going his way on the course...   I'm not going to lie to you - this is my favourite time...

  • The R&A and USGA launch global distance insights project

    15 May 2018

    The R&A and USGA have announced the launch of Golf's global distance insights project, designed to analyse distance and gather worldwide perspectives.   The new Distance Insights project will examine distance through a multi-pronged approach that includes global stakeholder engagement, third-party data review and primary research. Focus groups and discussion forums will play an important role in the project, to secure a...

  • New figures show rise in popularity for shorter formats of golf

    14 May 2018

    The popularity of shorter formats of the game of golf are on the rise, according to new findings released by the R&A.  The figures demonstrate that nine hole golf has experienced a significant rise in popularity, with substantial increases across Great Britain and Ireland that include a 200% increase of competitive nine hole club rounds by men and boys in Ireland...

  • What is Aim Point putting? The putting technique DJ is using at the Players

    10 May 2018

    What is Aim Point 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.  Dustin Johnson and his caddie Austin have been spotted using the Express version of the Aim Point technique at The Players Championship with...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest Issue of TG

    08 May 2018

    10 Reasons To Buy The Latest Issue Of TG: Out 10/05/18 ➤ Buy Print Issue  ➤ Buy Digital Issue ➤ Buy Subscriptions  Putting golf in to perspective: A note from the editor... As Aaron Moon was being airlifted to Camp Bastion - the victim of an Improvised Explosive Device in Helmand - golf wasn't really on his mind. "I was in intensive care for six weeks in...

  • Prince's Golf Club unveils newly redeveloped Himalayas nine

    01 May 2018

    Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich Bay, Kent and host of the 1932 Open Championship, has unveiled its newly-redeveloped Himalayas nine. Designed by renowned international golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert, work began in August 2017 to transform the Himalayas into one of the finest stretches of links golf in the country. Opened on May 1st in front of the some of the...

  • Carnoustie open new state of the art clubhouse

    30 April 2018

    Carnoustie Golf Links, the 2018 Open Championship Venue, has officially opened it's new mulit-million pound state-of-the-art clubhouse, 'Links House'.  Carnoustie Golf Links have opened their brand new state-of-the-art clubhouse ahead of the 2018 Open, which they say will provide a world-class visitor experience to match Carnoustie's reputation as one of the finest links courses in the world. A stone's throw away from...

  • Get into Golf relaunched by England Golf with new bold shake up

    03 April 2018

    The Get into Golf campaign has been relaunched by England Golf with a bold, modern look which is designed to be noticed and shake up ideas about the sport. Bright colours, casual clothing and the thumbs-up from social influencers will combine to show golf as fun, friendly - and welcoming to beginners and improvers. It refreshes and modernises the image of the...

  • Confessions of a golf hustler

    22 March 2018

    How one man made a living by gambling on games with unsuspecting golfers... and beating them all:  Sam Snead isn't the only golfer who likes a bet. In fact, we'd wager (there we go again) that EVERY golfer has played for something, whether it's £1 front, £1 back and £1 overall, the first round after a game or something more significant. One...

  • The American Golf Long Drive Championships are back for 2018 - with more chances to win!

    22 March 2018

    The American Golf Long Drive Championship is back for 2018 for its fourth year with a brand new sponsor and more chances to win!  The American Golf Long Drive Championship is back for its fourth year with a brand-new sponsor – Callaway! Callaway, the #1 selling Driver company will be supporting the annual event with fantastic prizes. So, as well as...

  • Mind Games: Is your handicap handicapping you?

    20 March 2018

    "Your Handicap can be an instant marker - Almost a predictor - of how well you can play"  This tip comes from TG Top 50 coach Karl Morris, who has worked with three major champions. Check out his Mind Factor Podcasts for free on iTunes In Timothy Gallwey's seminal book The Inner Game of Golf there is a terrific illustration of how...

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