March

  • Oceanico bid for Ryder Cup

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 29 March 2010

    Oceânico Group has submitted a bid to become the host venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup. The company responsible for seven courses in the Algarve has long been committed to championship golf and the bid for the Ryder Cup is a significant step for the Oceânico Group. With its long term player associations and hosting of the European Tour’s Portugal...

  • Handicap Tracker: Putt well even on winter greens

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 26 March 2010

    In association with While the season is gearing up and the weather is improving, it looks like many Handicap Tracker users are having problems on the greens. Putting isn't easy at this time of year but a solid technique will ensure you hole your fair share off putts even on greens affected by bad weather. Out of the 1000s of golfers tracking...

  • Amateur tour to be televised on Sky Sports

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 25 March 2010

    The William Hunt Trilby Tour has announced its Regional Championship Venues this week in its search to find the next Amateur Golf Champion in a 12-part televised series on Sky Sports. Created by Menswear Designer and golf aficionado William Hunt of Savile Row, the Trilby Tour aims to find the UK's top amateur golfer and give him a taste of true...

  • Gary Lineker Backs Macmillan Longest Day Challenge 2010

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 25 March 2010

    Gary Lineker and Macmillan Cancer Support are asking golfers of all abilities to prove their staying power by playing four rounds in one day and taking part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge 2010. To take part in Macmillan's Longest Day Golf Challenge 2010, participants simply sign up (junior, adult or a mixed age team), pick a convenient day and course(s),...

  • Seve's views on Tiger and Ryder Cup

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 March 2010

    Spanish golfing legend Seve Ballesteros has spoken about backing Madrid's bid to stage the 2018 Ryder Cup...and Tiger Woods's chances of a successful comeback at next month's US Masters. On becoming Bid Patron for Madrid's 2018 Ryder Cup bid: "I feel very pleased and very happy. It is a great honour to be patron of the Ryder Cup bid and...

  • Rate My Swing: mrs24

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 23 March 2010

    "Looking at your swing, I'm sure you're playing off a low handicap. Not seeing your ball flight here but I guess you may draw the ball, and maybe sometimes overdo it or push the odd one. "I say this because you have a slight tendancy to 'roll' the club a little behind you in the takeaway, with the clubface a tad...

  • Trick shot ace to appear at Golf LIVE

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 19 March 2010

    Jeremy Dale, one of the world’s leading trick shot artists, has been named as a co-presenter of O2 Golf LIVE at Stoke Park Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, May 14-16.    Dale, along with Di Stewart of Sky Sports and the BBC’s Shane O’Donoghue, will join a host of top names from the golfing world, including Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie, players...

  • Hugh Grant to star at Mission Hills

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 18 March 2010

    Mission Hills continues its dynamic role at the forefront of the golf boom in China with the launch of the Mission Hills Star Trophy, a ground-breaking Celebrity Pro-Am tournament featuring several of the biggest names in entertainment and sports and the richest individual prize in Asian golf. Headlining the inaugural event, to be played from October 28-31 at the newly launched...

  • Rate My Swing: twang20

    Written by TG Elite Coach Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    "Aaron, you have a great looking swing and obviously play to a good standard but there is always room for improvement. "At address your posture looks like it can creep a little rounded in the shoulders, plus your ball position and hands get a little too back/central rather than a touch more inside your left thigh. "In the backswing, I'd like to...

  • Danish ace belts up

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 March 2010

    Druh Belts & Buckles, the range of stylish belts and buckles that has quickly established itself as the ‘Choice of Champions’, have welcomed Thomas Bjorn into its stable of ambassadors. Denmark’s Bjorn is in illustrious company as multiple champion on the European Tour and Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley, the 2008 European Order of Merit winner and 2010 Qatar Masters champion...

  • Handicap Tracker: Improve Your Scores

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 12 March 2010

    In association with Golfers track their scores for various reasons such as wanting to analyse and improve their game, needing an up to date handicap certificate, or because their society secretary wants proof that their handicap is accurate! Whatever the reason for tracking golf scores, it has been proven to benefit your golf game. Simply keeping track of your shots every...

  • WIN free entry into the Four Nations Golf Challenge

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 12 March 2010

    We're giving five lucky readers and their golfing partner the chance to win free entry into The Four Nations Golf Challenge, potentially the most exciting pairs competition for amateur club golfers ever devised. This unique event offers the mouth-watering prize of a 'Ryder Cup' style finale on one of Europe’s most challenging courses. The Four Nations Golf Challenge, Open to men and ladies,...

  • Jaguar to drive O2 Golf LIVE ahead

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 10 March 2010

    Jaguar, maker of the award-winning Jaguar XF, voted Best Executive Car of 2009, has been announced as the Official Car Partner of O2 Golf LIVE, the exciting new three-day golf event featuring Colin Montgomerie, Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Retief Goosen and many other leading golfers and celebrities, to be staged at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, on May 14-16 2010. The famous car...

  • Take part in 2010 Banks and Brokers Championship

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 9 March 2010

    The 2010 Banks and Brokers Golf Championship in association with Tourism Ireland - the number one golfing team event for the financial sector - is taking place at The Berkshire GC on June 2 and Woburn GC on July 9, with the chance to win great prizes and qualify for the Grand Final in September at the fabulous Doonbeg Golf Resort in...

  • Kick-start your golf season at O2 Golf Live

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 5 March 2010

    With the winter weather finally showing signs of abating, golfers around the country can finally rejoice at the impending golf season looming ever closer, and what more perfect way to kick start your golfing year than at O2 Golf LIVE at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire on May 14-16, 2010. An exciting new interactive golf event, O2 Golf LIVE will be the perfect one-stop...

  • Handicap Tracker: Make more sand saves

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 5 March 2010

    Since we last focussed on bunker play quite a few of you Handicap Tracker users have seen some great improvements in your play from the sand. » Rob Jones (16.5) hit three bunkers at Northop Country Park and got up-and-down every time. » Steve Orbell (25.9) playing Gotts Park got both his bunker shots up-and-down for an 85 and a 1.2 handicap drop. »...

  • Forums fixed

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 4 March 2010

    The forums have now been fixed so you're able to post new topics again. We apologise for the error and hope that it hasn't been too much of an inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding and please continue to enjoy the forums.

  • Rate My Swing: Gareth Banks

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 4 March 2010

    "Well Gareth, glad you've managed to find that elusive 'inside approach' on the golf ball. It's essential for good ball striking but don't overdose on it. "Remember, an ideal action moves the clubhead in to straight to back in again with the clubface squaring. So too much in-to-out can cause pushes and hooks. "Where now? To gain even more consisistency I feel...

  • Rory McIlroy Drives it Happy Gilmore style!

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 2 March 2010

    During some down time on set with Golf World, Rory McIlory attempted the classic Happy Gilmore run and swing technique. After an airshot with his first attempt, the young man from Northern Ireland nailed it with his second well past the 300-yard barrier! McIlroy tees it up in the States this week for the Honda Classic, where US PGA Champion Y E Yang...