January

  • jan30 nevadabobs

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 30 January 2009

    A new golfing holiday specialist has been launched, having secured exclusive rights to market holidays worldwide under the golf retail giant Nevada Bobs’ brand. Nevada Bob’s Golf Holidays is offering a concierge service, providing tailor-made itineraries based on high quality hotel, resort and privately-owned accommodation that has been carefully chosen for its proximity to golf courses.  The tour operator has...

  • Dubai to host International Golf Festival

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 29 January 2009

    Dubai will host the inaugural International Golf Festival from 27-29 September this year. The three-day event will be help at the Dubai World Trade Centre and will include an exhibition that is open to the public. George Betz, International Sales Director at Worldwide Conferences and Events, said: "We see the International Golf Festival filling a gap in the market and unlike other...

  • Butch Harmon School of Golf opens in Dubai

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 28 January 2009

    The Butch Harmon School of Golf has been opened at The Els Club in Dubai Sports City. A host of VIPs and special guests attended the opening of the school that will be run by Butch's son Claude, one of the world's leading golf coaches in his own right. "Today's launch of The Butch Harmon School of Golf here in Dubai –...

  • Back To Basics Golf Lesson eMag

    Written by TG instruction Editor on Wednesday, 28 January 2009

    Your most important golf lesson... The ultimate step-by-step guide to building a sound, repeatable golf game. Many golfers say that the most important golf lesson they ever take is the first one. The lesson where a PGA professional shows you how to hold the club, stand to the ball, make a swing and with a bit of luck hit the shot. These basics...

  • jan27 harringtonpar

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 27 January 2009

    Padraig Harrington has become the first professional golfer to conquer the world’s most amazing par three. The three-times major winner took the helicopter to the top of Hanglip Mountain at the Legend Golf & Safari Resort on the Big 5 Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo Province in South Africa for the challenge of the Extreme 19th. There he hit driver to the...

  • London Golf Show dates announced

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 15 January 2009

    The London Golf Show will be taking place at London Docklands' ExCeL Centre for its fifth outing from May 1-3 2009. The change of date is a result of maintenance works on the Docklands Light Railway that would have made it very difficult to reach on the original dates. The golfing bonanza will offer big brands, custom-fitting, a huge indoor driving range, a massive american golf store, celebrity...

  • jan14 ambassadors

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 14 January 2009

    The Berks Bucks and Oxon (BB&O) Golf Partnership has teamed up with Buckinghamshire New University to launch a unique Golf Ambassadors Programme. The aims of the programme are to provide students with real hands-on experience in the golf industry and to provide the BB&O Golf Partnership with high quality sports management volunteers. Four second year BA (Hons) Sports Management & Golf Studies...

  • jan14 yachtshot

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 14 January 2009

    Reigning US Masters champ Trevor Immelman was quite literally all at sea during his rather unusual preparations for the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship which starts tomorrow. Etihad Airways, main sponsor of the event, has once again made the headlines on the eve of the European Tour event by hosting another of its innovative challenges, this year involving South African Immelman. The inaugural...

  • Should players be allowed to use rangefinders and GPS systems in competitions?

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 13 January 2009

    A recent ruling from the EGU allows players to use distance measuring devices and the R&A rules state that the use of rangefinders and GPS systems in competition may be permitted by a Local Rule. Should players be allowed to use rangefinders and GPS systems in competitions? ( surveys)...

  • Golf Instruction eMag

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 7 January 2009

    Ever wondered how the top golf pros on Tour have such a consistent golf swing, to the point of almost becoming robotic?! Sure, hitting thousands of golf balls each week plays a big part but they also find ways of simplifying their own games to make each different golf shot much easier to learn and drill. So who...

  • jan6 stadiumhole

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 6 January 2009

    The notorious 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale, Arizona, will become the USPGA Tour's first-ever true Stadium Golf Hole when the FBR Open tees off there on January 26th. Golf's loudest golf hole - players are vehemently 'booed' if they fail to get anywhere near the flag - has just got louder. Tournament hosts The Thunderbirds have added close to 3,000 new general...

  • John Daly suspended by PGA Tour

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 6 January 2009

    Popular American John Daly has claimed that the PGA Tour have suspended him for six months for "conduct unbecoming" in recent months. The 42-year-old spent a night in jail last October after being found drunk outside a Hooters restaurant, the chain whose logo can often be seen emblazoned on Daly's shirts. The PGA Tour do not comment on disciplinary issues and they have...