2010

  • Rate My Swing: Sean Reid

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 7 October 2010

    "Sean, to permanently cure your slice you need to understand what happens through the impact area. "Your swing path causes the clubhead to approach the ball from the outside of your intended target line, cutting across the ball with the clubface open which creates slicing side spin. "Although you have flattened your backswing a little (which is positive) it's not productive if...

  • USA wins the (Junior) Ryder Cup

    Written by Chris Jones on Wednesday, 29 September 2010

    The United States retained the Junior Ryder Cup after beating Europe 13½-10½ at Gleneagles, Scotland despite the hosts winning the third and final session 7½-4½. Leading 9-3 from the first day, when the USA won the morning foursomes 5-1 and the afternoon mixed fourballs 4-2, the visitors clinched the contest with successes in the singles for Jordan Spieth over Albert Eckhardt...

  • Rate My Swing: waltwalt

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 23 September 2010

    "Walter, the swing looks as good as the scenic surroundings! If I was going to make some subtle changes I would watch your left hand grip doesn't get too 'strong', so you can see too many knuckles. This forces your hands ahead trying to get the face square. "The shaft can lean back at address slightly in with a driver. You tend...

  • TG Poll: How long does it take you to play 18 holes?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 21 September 2010

    Nothing creates more controversy at golf clubs than pace of play. Slow play is the scurge of many courses, but you rarely hear people owning up to it. There's a fine line between taking long enough to assess your option, select the correct play and execute correctly and holding up other golfers, so we want to know how long it takes...

  • Peter Alliss will be in Peterborough

    Written by Golf World staff on Tuesday, 21 September 2010

      Peter Alliss was due to perform at the Cresset in Peterborough in September, but the date has been moved, and he will now be there on Saturday November 20th. Tickets cost £20 and you can get them either by phoning 01733 265 705, or on-line at www.cresset.co.uk Alliss is an icon, and when he talks, people listen. It promises to...

  • Handicap Tracker: Find more fairways

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 3 September 2010

    In association with We all take pride in hitting a long drive but last week only 50% of Handicap Tracker users hit more than 25% of fairways off the tee. Finding the fairway was the key to these guys making good scores: » Darren Alderman (21.8) hit 13 from 14 at Merrist Wood for a 93 and 38 stableford points. » Scott Devenishe (11.6)...

  • Rate My Swing: jboo

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    "JBOO, you have a very good looking set up and swing. Looking at your swing in slow motion I suspect you don't hit a traditional 'over the top' type of pull coming across the ball but more a 'good players pull' where your left wrist collapses through impact. "This action flips the clubface left as the ball separates from the club...

  • TG Poll: How has your handicap changed this season?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 25 August 2010

    We're coming to the end of the golf season and we want to know if 2010 has been good, bad or indifferent for you. We all set out with ambitions wot win a Medal, get our name on the boards in the clubhouse and lower our handicap, but how many of us have achieved these aims.   How has your handicap changed this season?online...

  • Handicap Tracker: Hit more greens

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 25 August 2010

    In association with Last week only 36% of Handicap Tracker users recorded 5 or more greens in regulation, with 36% not recording a single GIR.  Hitting greens is a key stat if you're aiming to lower your handicap and in TG's recent Zone Your Game supplement American Golf research proved the importance of approach play, and what you should aim for...

  • Rate My Swing: simonharris94

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 19 August 2010

    "Simon, you have a good looking swing. There are two areas that I feel you should improve, which will give you more power and consistency in your technique. "Firstly, your posture is a little too rounded so you need to push your backside back and out more, giving your spine a straighter appearance. "This improved posture should lead to my second recommendation, your turn. You tend...

  • Goldie Lookin Chain Golf Tournament

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    You all know that the Ryder Cup juggernaut is currently banging up the M4 to Newport, but we can officially announce that it’ll have to wait a minute to make room for Goldie Lookin Chain and their Goldie Lookin Golf Tournament, complete with massive gig on Saturday, 25 September.  Newport to the core, GLC,  with the help of Newport-based mag Voice, are...

  • World puttmaster record smashed

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 16 August 2010

    Hundreds watched in amazement at the British Par 3 Championships at the fabulous Nailcote Hall course in Coventry, as teenage sensation Aaron Rai beat all-comers to smash the long standing 'Lee Westwood World Puttmaster Record' with an astonishing 207 consecutive 3m (10') putts!   Used in daily practice by European No1 and World No3 superstar, Lee Westwood, and carrying his trusted name, the Lee...

  • Biggest Golf Travel Market event yet

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 12 August 2010

    International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), the premier global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media, will be staged in Valencia, Spain, November 15-18, 2010.   The annual four-day event, which has become the established meeting place for golf tourism professionals from more than 65 countries across the world, is set to be the most important yet, as the industry...

  • Rate my swing: carefulchaos1333

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 9 August 2010

    Well despite your username their is not a lot of chaos in your swing, I lke it very much and I'm sure you are a very competent player and ball striker. I feel two or three very small adjustments may improve your technique even more.I like your take away drill, I personally recommend a similar one where hold the club in...

  • Darren Gough Celebrity Golf Day

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 7 August 2010

    Cricket legend Darren Gough is holding his own Celebrity Golf Day at popular Buckinghamshire venue Magnolia Park GC on September 10th. The event - sponsored by Virgin Atlantic - is set to be a big success and teams are being invited to take part. Cost per team of three - plus a celebrity player - is £650 plus VAT and includes breakfast...

  • Kids prove a smash hit

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 August 2010

    Oceânico is once again revelling in the success of the innovative World Kids Golf Championship. This year saw the largest and most competitive international field. With over 15 countries represented and over 100 Kids competing, the event has demonstrated further Oceânico’s complete commitment to golf on all levels. “We are proud to have worked closely with The Portuguese Golf Federation...

  • Ryder Cup exhibition gets underway

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 29 July 2010

    A Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition, illustrating the rich history of one of the most compelling events in world sport, is now on display in Newport, South Wales until 19 August 2010, as the build-up to the 38th Ryder Cup gathers pace. The Ryder Cup began in 1927 as a match between the professionals of Great Britain and the United States, since...

  • Gary set to hit 50 in style

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 28 July 2010

    Amateur golfing legend Gary Wolstenholme MBE will celebrate his 50th birthday at Morecambe Golf Club on Saturday 21st August. The former two-time British Amateur Champion will be joined by family and close friends including many from the world of golf. Celebrations will begin with a golf tournament taking place in the morning and continuing into the afternoon, which will be followed...

  • Rate My Swing: frankiev

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

    "Frankie, from a good posture you tend to set the club a little too flat, or around yourself, in the backswing then over use your upper body in an attempt to stop the ball from slicing. "I would like you to aim to swing the club up on an angle where it dissects your right shoulder halfway back, getting the club...

  • Ryder Cup stars turn out for Par 3 event

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 26 July 2010

    Several past Ryder Cup stars, including the legendary Tony Jacklin, will be appearing at next month's British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall near Coventry. Joining Tony is Tommy Horton, whose 23 victories on the Seniors’ Tour has just been equalled by Carl Mason. Other Ryder Cup favourites include, Brian Waites, Malcolm Gregson, Maurice Benbridge and Gordon J Brand.  In addition, recent...

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