December

  • It's snow joking matter

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 18 December 2009

    Snow may be causing havoc at golf courses up and down the country, but you can hardly accuse these enthusiasts of being fair weather golfers can you? Heavy snow this morning meant that many courses, specially in the south, east and midlands regions, were unplayable though not even a thick blanket of the white stuff could deter these hardy, barking mad souls... If...

  • Two days until opening Fantasy League event

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 15 December 2009

    There are only two days to go until the first tournament of the Today's Golfer Winter Fantasy League, the South African Open, tees off so sign up NOW if you haven't already. The wait is very nearly over so make sure you make a fast start by picking your six-man team before the 5am deadline on Thursday 17 December. We suggest setting your...

  • Fantasy League: South African Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 14 December 2009

    The Today's Golfer Winter Fantasy League tees off this week at the South African Open on Thursday. Defending champion Richard Sterne is in the field at Pearl Valley, alongside a host of player's hoping to make a fast start to the 2010 Race to Dubai and European Tour newcomers looking to find their feet. Here are TG's six picks for this week's...

  • TG is looking for a new web producer

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 11 December 2009

    The UK's leading golf media website is looking for a new web producer. As part of the Today's Golfer editorial team, you'll help create bespoke content for the rapidly growing site and ensure linking and SEO strategies that will put www.todaysgolfer.co.uk at the top of the Google charts. You will also work closely with our commercial and marketing teams to maximise and...

  • Don't pay the penalty

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 11 December 2009

    It's hard enough to break lower your handicap when all your strokes are actual shots played but that task becomes near-impossible when you're wasting strokes on penalties. A recent analysis on TG's FREE Handicap Tracker service shows that a few of you are having trouble keeping the ball in play and that 70% of people's penalty strokes come on the back...

  • One week until first Fantasy League event

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 9 December 2009

    The countdown is in full swing with just one week left to register for the Today's Golfer Fantasy League and pick your first team for the opening South African Open. Anticipation is reaching boiling point as the thousand who've already signed up for the Fantasy League are looking forward to the tee off on December 17. There are fantastic prizes up for...

  • MacMillan longest day challenge raises £340,000

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 8 December 2009

    The MacMillan Longest Day Challenge has so far raised £340,000 to help Macmillan Cancer Support provide life-changing services. The Longest Day Challenge, backed by rugby star Martin Johnson, had 319 teams playing a mammoth four rounds of golf in just one day. Four teams were lucky enough to qualify for the finals at the luxury Boavista Golf Resort, Lagos, Portugal. The finals, held on...

  • Dubai Desert Classic venue adopts PowerPlay Golf

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 8 December 2009

    Emirates GC and Dubai Yacht and GC have will be adopting PowerPlay Golf, the sports' answer to Twenty20 cricket, in 2010. Dubai Golf, which owns both clubs, will install the two-flag format on its three 18-hole championship courses and two floodlit nine-hole par 3 courses and run events for members, visitors and corporate guests. Plans are afoot to turn the Faldo-designed Par 3 course at...

  • Hit more greens and make more birdies

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 3 December 2009

    Solid iron play and a good Greens In Regulation statistic are the key to recovering after a bad tee shot or converting a good drive into a birdie opportunity. There have been some decent performances on Handicap Tracker this week, despite players not hitting too many GIR. Rich Harrison (12.6) shot 77 at Cannock Park and got a 1.6 handicap reduction with only 39% GIR and Nigel...

  • Sonic Golf System-1

    Written by Joel Tadman, Instruction Editor on Thursday, 3 December 2009

    Take one look at the golf swings of Vijay Singh and Ernie Els and the first compliment you’d pay them would be on their rhythmic tempo. The pair manage colossal distances off the tee in a seemingly effortless fashion. Tempo is vital in the swing for consistent ball-striking and precise distance control, but how can you teach an invisible swing...

  • Make buying a second-hand car easy with Parker's iPhone app

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 2 December 2009

    Buying a car is never easy. As well as working out if there's enough room in the boot for your clubs and trolley, you've also got to worry about getting a good price. Now this is easier than ever before with the new Parker's iPhone application, which supplies you with details about how much the vehicle is worth. All you have to do...