May

  • golf ball fastest in sport

    Written by Staff Writer on Friday, 30 May 2008

    Golf is officially the fastest ball sport on earth and we have the golf video to prove it! In a series of tests carried out in America on sports such as tennis, baseball and lacrosse were tested to discover which one created the highest ball speeds. In this incredible golf video below we watch golf's five-time long drive...

  • PING snap up starlet Danny Willett

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    Youngster Danny Willett has signed an endorsement deal with manufacturers PING, and will make his professional debut at this week's Celtic Manor Wales Open. The 20-year-old, from Rotherham, will be using a full set of PING clubs, starting with the G10 driver, fairway wood and hybrid, through to the i10 irons, Tour-W wedges and an i-Series Anser 4 putter. Willett enjoyed a...

  • practice makes perfect golf video tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Friday, 23 May 2008

    “Practice makes perfect.” It’s one of those sayings we tend to take for granted. But practising only works if you practice the right things. That’s why we have put together a collection of golf video lessons to help improve your golf game. They go hand-in-hand with your free 52-page 'Practice Makes Perfect' supplement inside this month's issue of Today's Golfer magazine (244),...

  • poulter shock

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 23 May 2008

    Golf-mad 10-year-old Sam Nicholls was given a taste of stardom when superstar  Ian Poulter took him for surprise coaching at Mill Green GC, Herts. Poulter - one of the UK's most flamboyant golfers - turned up unannounced at Sam's home in Bayford, near Hertford, as part of a day's filming for the Disney Channel, who had searched nationwide for a young...

  • may15 pdftieup

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 15 May 2008

    Parque da Floresta, the Vigia Group’s flagship golf and leisure resort in the Algarve, has teamed up with the PGA to become main sponsor of the PDF Midland Masters. The three-year agreement will see Parque da Floresta become title sponsors to one of the Midlands ‘majors’ held at Kedleston Park Golf Club, Derbyshire. To be known as the PDF Midland...

  • 101 best golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Friday, 9 May 2008

    Admit it, you've got one. A secret golf tip you can rely on in times of crisis... Like when you're losing to the lady captain. We reckon it's about time these hush-hush golf tip gems became known for the benefit of golfers everywhere. So we asked golf Tour pros, golf coaches, golf club pros, you guys - crikey, we even...

  • long game golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Friday, 9 May 2008

    1. Keep your hands soft on the club. The one tip that always improves the games of my amateur partners is not to hold the club too tightly. It’s a simple tip but a good one. Colin Montgomerie, Tour pro 2. Keep the clubhead low to the ground at the start of the takeaway. Don’t break the wrists. This promotes a good turn...

  • top golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    1. Learn the Vardon (overlapping) grip. It’s the most uncomfortable thing for a beginner to achieve but is the only thing that will guarantee that your bone structure and joints will perform correctly. Without the benefits of this grip it will put the swing out of shape. Alex Hay, TV commentator 2. Get a lesson from a qualified pro and work...

  • golf tips | Mind

    Written by Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 6 May 2008

    1. Think about the shot you’ve got next. It helps you forget a bad shot. If I mess up, as I walk to the ball I will start thinking about my next shot – instead of walking thinking about the bad shot. Use the time to think about the possibilities, what you can do and what you can’t. In that...

  • set up golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 6 May 2008

    1. Use the floor to help you with alignment and ball position. I’ve have found that standing on floorboards, tiles or flagstones gives a clear perspective on where to place the ball on the course. Use the lines along your toes for alignment and at right angles to them for ball position. Tony Brooks, TG reader 2. Your address posture controls...

  • short game golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Monday, 5 May 2008

    1. Use a 7-iron for shots just off the green. Use a putting stroke to carry the ball over the fairway and on to the green. Chris O’Connor, TG reader 2. In bunkers you need to hit the sand under the ball – not the ball itself. A great way to get the feeling of this is to put something small...