You could be crowned TG's Most Improved Golfer of 2009 and win an absolute stack of prizes! Plus... everyone who takes part can claim a FREE 30-minute game assessment with TG Top 12 Teacher and Sky commentator Scott Cranfield.
Cut your handicap by the most shots this summer and we'll send you on a golfing holiday of a lifetime. There are also stacks of other prizes up for grabs in this awesome FREE to enter competition. AND you should improve at the same time!
Golf can be a really tough game, especially when we're trying to get our handicap down. Whether you're just taking up the game and are trying to get your first handicap, or are a seasoned played desperately trying to cut your scores, we want to reward you for your efforts.
As you work through our summer Save Our Shots game improvement campaign over the next three issues of Today's Golfer magazine we want you to keep a track of your scores. All you have to do is register for the FREE handicap tracker service.
Registering only takes a few minutes and allows you to enter details of every scorecard you mark. We'll then monitor your scores and chart your improvement through to the end of the summer when we'll reward the players who have cut their handicap the most. Players who have already registered for the handicap tracker service will be automatically entered into the contest and their starting handicap noted as of April 23.
Because it's harder to slice shots off your scores the lower handicap you get we've devised a simple handicap-based point weighting system to make the contest fair. The handicaps are divided into three categories: 0-10, 11-19 and 20+. The Most Improved Golfer judging system will be based on your starting handicap as of April 1st. If you start in 0-10, you'll receive three points for every shot you knock off your handicap. If you start in 11-19 you'll receive two points for every shot you knock off your handicap. And if you start in 20+ you'll receive one point for every shot you knock off your handicap.
The overall 'Most Improved Golfer 2009' will be the player who scores the most points over the summer season. We'll feature likely contenders in Today's Golfer magazine as your scores start to flood in, along with a leader board to show who's making the most improvement.
WHAT YOU COULD WIN
There will be thousands of pounds worth of awesome prizes for the players who improve the kost. PLUS: Today's Golfer will be showcasing some of the golfers with the most potential to knock shots off their handicap.
The prizes include:
» A three-day break for two at La Cala on the Costa Del Sol.
» A three-night break at Estonian Golf & Country Club - www.egcc.ee.
» A long weekend at Del Alamo resort, Murcia.
» An overnight stay for two and a round of golf at Druid's Glen, Ireland.
» Overnight B&B in seaview room with 2 rounds of golf at Fairmont St Andrews.
» 3 nights B&B at Vila Vita Parc resort & Spa, Portugal.
» 3 nights, 4 green fees (for 2) in Czech republic.
» 4 nights B&B (for 2) with 2 rnds of golf at Residence resort, Tunis.
» 5 nights B&B at Sheraton, Tenerife.
» 3 nights B&B and a round of golf at Jolie Ville Golf Resort, Egypt.
» 3 nights half-board (for 2) and 2 rnds at Valle del este Hotel, Spain.
» 4 nights for 2 & 2 rounds at Simolo Hotel Country Cloub & Spa, South Africa.
» A tee time for four at Carnoustie - home of the 2007 Open won by Padraig Harrington (travel and accommodation not included).
» A two-hour golf lesson with TG teacher and Sky presenter Scott Cranfield.
» A one-day Cranfield Golf Academy experience which includes a total game assessment and clinics to improve.
The winner and finalists will be featured in the September 2009 issue of Today's Golfer Magazine.
HOW TO TAKE PART
To be in with a chance of being crowned 'The UK's Most Improved Golfer 2009' and win this superb prize simply register and start logging your scores. Everyone that registers will automatically be able to claim a free total game assessment at a Cranfield Golf Academy worth £25.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Registration for entry starts April 23, 2009 and closes on August 12, 2009. Registration is open to UK residents. No employees of BAUER or any other companies involved in this promotion are eligible to enter. Please apply via www.todaysgolfer.co.uk. No purchase necessary. Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost or mislaid entries. Only one entry per person, per category. The winner and runners-up will be chosen by the Instruction Editor based on the number of points they gain by cutting their handicap. In the event of ties the Instruction Editor will choose the most worthy candidate. The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winners will be notified 28 days after the closing date. Today's Golfer may request validation of handicap at the start and end of the assessment period. The winners will need to be available for a one-day photoshoot after the closing date in September 2009. We reserve the right to use winners in any publicity.