2011

  • rules changes

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 24 October 2011

    New rule changes have been announced today and one of the major changes sees a victory for commonsense. Up until now a player has been penalised a shot if his ball moves after it has been addressed. And many top players have fallen foul of this, including Padraig Harrignton at The Masters in 2010. The new rule states that a player is exonerated from...

  • Fantasy League: Castello Masters preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 18 October 2011

    The Today’s Golfer Fantasy League spends a third week on the Iberian peninsula for this week’s Castello Masters at Club de Campo del Mediterráneo in Castellon, Valencia. The tournament is hosted by a resurgent Sergio Garcia, but many of the biggest names on the European Tour have chosen to take the week off as they prepare for the riches of next week’s Andalucia...

  • TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston to become new Wentworth Assistant Pro

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Friday, 14 October 2011

    TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston has been appointed as the new Assistant Teaching Pro at the prestigious Wentworth Golf Club. Gareth will begin his role on November 1st, where his time will be split between teaching and working in the Taylormade Performance Fitting Lab. “This was a great chance to develop myself and my skills within a highly prestigious environment,” said...

  • McGinley teams up with Quinta do Lago

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 14 October 2011

    Top Portuguese resort Quinta do Lago has just launched its new Centre of Excellence joining with European Tour star Paul McGinley and equipment manufacturer TaylorMade to give golfers the ultimate training experience. For the first time in Portugal, amateur golfers are able to use state-of-the-art technology used by Tour Professionals, to improve their game and to get them kitted out...

  • Football hero Vieira stars at charity golf event

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

    Football star Patrick Vieira added a dash of celebrity to proceedings when Aldwickbury Park Golf Club hosted the Ian Swanston charity day. The French World Cup winner and former Arsenal captain was one of 75 golfers who teed up for the competition, in aid of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS), held over Aldwickbury Park’s picturesque and challenging Park Course. The ninth...

  • TG Blog: The challenge begins

    Written by Chris Cooper on Monday, 10 October 2011

    Monday 10th October 2011 I should probably give you a bit of background info about me first. I played golf casually as a junior after being taught by my stepfather. My ability was always one of being able to pull off ‘show’ shots which gained me nice feedback from fellow playing partners, however my scoring never matched up. While I briefly held the...

  • Fantasy League: Portugal Masters preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 10 October 2011

    The Today’s Golfer Fantasy League stays in Iberia this week for the European Tour’s Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria in the Algarve. It’s a tournament that has a history of attracting a strong field and past winners include Lee Westwood and Alvaro Quiros. The Englishman isn’t teeing it up this week but the big-hitting Spaniard is joined by Martin Kaymer, Francesco Molinari and...

  • Vote for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 cover star now

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 3 October 2011

    For the first time in franchise history, EA Sports are giving fans the chance to vote for who will appear alongside Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13. From October 3-23, fans can participate in a match play bracket-style voting campaign on www.facebook.com/tigerwoodspgatour and choose among 16 golfers who in total have amassed over 100 combined PGA...

  • Fantasy League: Madrid Masters preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 3 October 2011

    We stay in Europe for the Today’s Golfer Fantasy League this week with a trip to the Spanish capital for the Madrid Masters at El Encin. The field isn’t as strong as last week but it is sprinkled with a few big names, including world number one Luke Donald, the Molinari brothers and wonderkid Matteo Manassero. The Madrid Masters has moved venues for all of...

  • Deadline for ‘Silhouette golfers’ entries closes at midnight on Tuesday

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 3 October 2011

    The deadline for entries for the ‘Silhouette golfers’ competition on page 60 of the October issue will close at midnight on Tuesday 4 October 2011. The lucky winner will get a TaylorMade Corza Ghost putter and a cap signed by Justin Rose, and 10 runners-up will each receive a pair of 2-FORE!-1 vouchers. Email your entries to editorial@todaysgolfer.co.uk with the subject line...

  • TG Poll: What will your club membership status be in 2012?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 30 September 2011

    It’s that time of year when we all face a decision about how we’re going to play our golf next year. Do we spend 2012 as a club member or play as a nomadic golfer? We want to know whether you’re renewing or leaving your existing membership, continuing as a pay and play golfer or taking up a membership after playing...

  • TG Blog: The challenge comes to an end

    Written by David West on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    Thursday 29 September It’s now been 369 days since I first played golf. I’ve played on 44 golf courses, playing 130 rounds of 18 holes and 80 rounds of 9 holes. I’ve taken 16,473 strokes at an average of 5.4 strokes per hole. This does not include all the time I have spent practising. At the end of the year my best...

  • Slow play survey

    Written by Chris Jones, Golf World on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    Do you get fed up with how slow a round at your local club can be? Or, does the fact that golf course officials constantly remind you to speed up, spoil your enjoyment of a round? Much has been written about slow play; but much of it is not based on hard facts. And so, we at Golf World are determined...

  • Fantasy League: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship preview

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 28 September 2011

    After the drama of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the Today’s Golfer Fantasy League is switching back to the European Tour this week for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. This unique tournament features a pro-am competition with celebrities and is held over three of Scotland’s finest links courses: the Old Course at St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie. The format, venue and big prize money...

  • Michael Douglas to star at Dunhill Links

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 27 September 2011

    Hollywood stars Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia join a world-class field of professionals, led by three of this year’s major championship winners – Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel – for this week’s prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Michael Douglas has starred in a succession of blockbuster films including Romancing the Stone, Wall Street, Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Disclosure and Traffic. ...

  • Getting ready for Longest Day Challenge final

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 22 September 2011

    The Macmillan Cancer Support Longest Day Challenge Final takes place at Boavista Golf Resort in the Western Algarve on Monday October 10th. Around 330 teams have taken to the fairways this summer and have raised a whopping £330,000 so far – with more donations rolling in every day! As a result, this will make a vital difference to the lives of...

  • Fantasy League: Tour Championship preview

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    We’re staying on the PGA Tour for the Today’s Golfer Fantasy League event this week for the final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta. The top-30 players in the standings will be battling for a big-money payout with a possible $11.44m on offer for the winner of both the Tour Championship and...

  • TG Blog: One year up and it’s final challenge time

    Written by David West on Friday, 16 September 2011

    Friday 16th September 2011 That’s it, the year is up. There is no more time to practice. It’s now time to see how far I’ve come. Next week is challenge week. It is 361 days since I played my first round of golf, 353 days since I set myself this challenge and it’s time for the test… after one year of playing...

  • TG Blog: Tour Fit For Golf visits Foxhills

    Written by Tour Fit For Golf on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    In association with      In the fourth of a series of blogs about their experiences on the Tour Fit for Golf ‘money-can’t-buy’ amateur tuition programme – supported by Golfbreaks.com, Europe’s largest golf travel company and endorsed by the European Tour Performance Institute – winners Nick Blunt and Chris Hughman, whose games were initially assessed at a launch event earlier this summer,...

  • Fantasy League: BMW Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 13 September 2011

    We are back on the PGA Tour for the Today’s Golfer Fantasy League event this week with the third of the four FedEx Cup Playoff events, the BMW Championship. The leading 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings have advanced to this stage meaning there’s a star-studded field to choose from. All the players should be raring to go after a week...

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