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  • We reveal the best golf gear of 2020

    Written by Chris Jones on Thursday, 2 July 2020

    Our pick of the best clubs, gadgets, trolleys, bags, balls and shoes on sale this summer. The August 2020 issue of Today's Golfer is on sale from 2 July! It's packed full of things that will make this summer of golf one to remember, after a spring that was one to forget. Here's a taster of what you'll find in the...

  • How UK golf has benefited from the coronavirus

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 15 June 2020

    The American author Og Mandino once said, “Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity”. Golf in the United Kingdom has suffered its fair share of adversity lately. One of the wettest winters in history saw many clubs closed for weeks on end. This February was the wettest since records began. Storms Ciara and Derek brought more rain and...

  • Does Donald Trump lie and cheat at golf? | Today's Golfer

    Thursday, 11 June 2020

    When a simple tweet gets out of hand... A few days ago, we posted a harmless tweet asking people which celebrity they would most like to play golf with. We expected a few replies. We weren't surprised to see Piers Morgan come in for some stick.  But we didn't expect THIS: We have our suspicions over whether the messages from Trump are real or...

  • How Tony Johnstone overcame multiple sclerosis to play on the senior tour

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 11 June 2020

    "I was diagnosed in 2003 and like many people just thought ‘this can’t be happening to me,’" says six-time European Tour winner Tony Johnstone.  "I couldn’t remember my kids' names, I was tired all the time and had zero coordination. I had trouble getting food into my mouth without taking out an eye, so it really seemed like golf was over...

  • How to kickstart your golf season

    Written by Chris Jones on Wednesday, 3 June 2020

    Kickstart your golf season with the new issue of Today's Golfer! The Summer 2020 issue of Today's Golfer is out now. It's full of advice that can help you kickstart your golf season after a delayed start to the year!  Reboot your golf game We've pulled together eight leading coaches to provide surefire ways to kickstart your golf season after a few months...

  • Rory McIlroy: "I do not think the Ryder Cup will happen"

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 28 May 2020

    The latest updates on the Coronavirus in golf: ► Demand for golf club membership increases post-lockdown ► Ryder Cup 2020 to be postponed? ► Golf courses reopen – but will you be able to get a tee time? ► Golf green fees may increase after Coronavirus ► Will the European Tour survive the Coronavirus?  Demand for golf club membership could outstrip supply for the first time in...

  • Coronavirus golf: how to stay safe while you play

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 15 May 2020

    Everything you need to know to play golf safely during Coronavirus. Golf is back! (In England, at least. The rest of the UK and Ireland is having to wait a little longer.) But is it safe to play? What precautions do you need to take to reduce the risk of transmitting Coronavirus? With guidance from England Golf, we've put together answers...

  • How golf is tackling the biggest threat to its future

    Written by TG on Wednesday, 6 May 2020

    What golf must do to ensure it has a future. The 400th issue of Today's Golfer is on sale now. We publish 13 issues a year, which maths fans will realise means we've been going for over 30 years.  A lot has happened in golf during that time. Tiger Woods has won 82 PGA Tour events and 15 majors. The Pro V1...

  • "This is what my first round of golf post-lockdown was like..."

    Written by Charles Briscoe-Knight on Tuesday, 5 May 2020

    Londoner and Walton Heath member Charles Briscoe-Knight spent lockdown in California and has just played his first round of golf in many weeks after golf courses there reopened. He tells TG what his first round back was like, played at Seascape Golf Club in Aptos... On arrival we noticed that the car park was only half full, which was a slight...

  • Why you need to stick by your golf club during Coronavirus

    Written by Chris Jones on Tuesday, 5 May 2020

    If you don't support your golf club during Coronavirus, it may not be there afterwards. Like pretty much every golfer in Britain, I’ve not played a game since the middle of March. But, I’ve made a decision not to cancel my membership. And when my club’s renewal email popped into my inbox last week, I signed up straight away. Many of you...

  • 5 things to look forward to when golf returns

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 4 May 2020

    With no shortage of bad news at the moment, Rob McGarr picks out five things every golfer can look forward to in this time of crisis. 1. The greatest Ryder Cup ever Yes, there is a chance that this year’s Ryder Cup will be postponed or cancelled. And, clearly, if playing it poses any health and safety risk, that should and will...

  • The new golf handicap system – EXPLAINED

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 30 April 2020

    Everything you need to know about the new golf World Handicap System – including whether your handicap will go up or down...  Are you ready for the new golf World Handicap System? There’s a little over six months to go until your CONGU handicap is consolidated into a single portable index and your playing experience changes for the better. But if you’re...

  • Free magazine to help you practise your golf at home

    Written by TG Writer on Friday, 24 April 2020

    Get a free magazine to help you practise your golf at home! We're all stuck at home and missing golf, but that doesn't mean you can't get some practice done and keep your game sharp for when the golf courses reopen.  To help, we've put together a magazine containing 31 practice drills you can do in your house or garden, using only...

  • How to get a copy of Today's Golfer or Golf World

    Friday, 24 April 2020

    There are plenty of ways to read the best golf magazines without leaving your house.  Today's Golfer – Subscribe to Today's Golfer – Buy the latest issue of Today's Golfer – Download a digital edition from the App Store – Download a digital edition on Google Play Golf World – Subscribe to Golf World magazine – Buy the latest issue of Golf World – Download a digital edition from the App Store – Download a digital edition on...

  • Stick this one in your 2021 diary...

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 23 April 2020

    It's got to be the bargain of next season and well worth taking up a few days early in your 2021 diary. Well, at the moment, we've got to look forward haven't we? Top Cornish links St Enodoc and Trevose Golf & Country Club have launched the Atlantic Pairs competition providing golfers with the opportunity of playing a pair of Top...

  • The Belfry to hand over green fees cash to charities

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

    The legendary Belfry Hotel & Resort has revealed that it will donate its entire green fee income on its first day of re-opening to several key UK charities. The world-famous, world-class West Midlands venue, which has hosted a record four Ryder Cups, was set to host over 30 charity golf days in 2020.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donations and many...

  • Donate to the NHS and win these wedges!

    Written by TG Writer on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

    American Golf is encouraging golfers to donate to the NHS by entering anyone who donates £5 or more into a draw to win three unique Cleveland Golf wedges, customised by Golf Alchemy.  The JustGiving page had an original target of £1,000 but that was reached within just 12 hours of going live, so American Golf set a new target of £10,000.  One...

  • Staying fit the Bernhard Langer Way

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 20 April 2020

    German legend Bernhard Langer, a two-time Masters champion and winner of 42 European Tour titles, may be 62-years-old...but he’s as fit as the proverbial fiddle. Langer has proved that time and time again since reaching 50 and playing on the lucrative US Champions Tour where he is undoubtedly the dominant force – he’s not only celebrated a record 11 senior major...

  • Top 100 course hits the sustainable heights

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

    Hertfordshire's historic Top 100 course Berkhamsted GC has been recognised as one of the UK’s most sustainable and environmentally-responsible golf clubs by achieving GEO (Golf Environment Organisation) Certified status. The renowned bunker-free heathland venue – which lives by its mantra ‘golf as nature intended’ – is one of only 39 in England to be successfully evaluated for the way it fosters...

  • Keep your game sharp for when golf returns

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Thursday, 9 April 2020

    Golf will come back! I’m writing this from my dining room, after our offices were locked down and more than 1,000 employees told to work from home with 48 hours notice. I played my last round of golf on Sunday 22 March. Like you, I have no idea when I'll play again. I've never experienced anything like this. I hope I...

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