2011

  • TG Blog: Looking forward to a title defence

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Tuesday, 13 September 2011

    Tuesday 13th September It has been a year since my first win at the Casa Serena Open in the Czech Republic and I still cannot believe how much I have achieved, seen and done since that victory. I qualified for Casa Serena last year after securing a top three finish at Woburn in my first Senior Tour outing and since then I am...

  • Andy Sullivan and Jack Senior turn pro

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 13 September 2011

    Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup stars Andy Sullivan and Jack Senior have joined sports management group Wasserman Media Group, signalling their intent to turn professional. Warwickshire based Sullivan, 24, has enjoyed a fantastic few years on the Amateur circuit. As well as his success at the Walker Cup, his career highlights to date include finishing 2nd in the 2010 Titleist Footjoy...

  • World number two Westwood replaces Els for Shui On Land China Golf Challenge

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 8 September 2011

    World number two Lee Westwood has replaced Ernie Els in the Shui On Land China Golf Challenge from October 10-16 after the South African withdrew from the week-long, 18-hole event due to personal reasons.   The Englishman’s participation means the Shui On Land China Golf Challenge boasts two of the world’s top four players after Rory McIlroy moved to fourth...

  • Fantasy League: KLM Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 6 September 2011

    With the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs taking a week off, we turn our attention to the European Tour for this week’s Today’s Golfer Fantasy League event. The field at the KLM Open features three of the world’s top four – Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy – and gives managers their first chance to select solely from the European Tour. There is...

  • TG Blog: Breaking into the 70s

    Written by David West on Friday, 2 September 2011

    Friday 2nd September I’m into the final month of my challenge. In three weeks time it will all be over. And things are heating up. Two weekends ago I shot 80 for the first time. Happily, the occasion was the medal competition at my club, Mount Pleasant, and a net score of 62 saw me win the competition. The fact that my...

  • Chance to play with the stars in Dunhill Links

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 2 September 2011

    Amateur golfers are being offered the chance of a lifetime to play in the same tournament as many of the world’s leading professionals in the 2011 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The opportunity to take part in this prestigious invitation-only tournament held over the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links from...

  • Fantasy League: Deutsche Bank Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 30 August 2011

    One hundred players have moved on to the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup play-offs, and so has the Today’s Golfer Fantasy League. Dustin Johnson’s win at The Barclays took him to the top of the standings while the likes of Ernie Els and Ian Poulter did enough to force their way into the top...

  • Diego Fore-lan swaps football for golf in new TV ad

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 25 August 2011

    Athletico Madrid star striker Diego Forlan took a break from the transfer speculation surrounding him to take part in a round of football-golf for a TV advert (see below) promoting the new Adidas AdiPower Predator football boots. The Powerspine Technology in the forefoot of the boot creates maximum shooting power on the football pitch, while no doubt adding yards to his drives...

  • Dominic tastes Open quiz glory

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 23 August 2011

    Few will remember the recent Open Championship better than young Dominic Hoskin, after he won a set of PGA Kids range golf clubs in a Golf Foundation competition held during the event. Leading golf charity the Golf Foundation and PGA Collection teamed up to hold the quiz during Open Championship week, setting a series of difficult questions which proved hugely...

  • TG Blog: Confidence comes and confidence goes

    Written by David West on Friday, 19 August 2011

    Friday 19th August 2011 I had a catch up session with James last week where he wanted to assess how capable I was of playing different types of shots. I stood with a ball at my feet and a 6-iron in my hand and waited for an instruction… “High draw” said James. After a couple of swings to get the feel...

  • TG Poll: Which was the best Major Championship this season?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 17 August 2011

    We’ve been treated to four fantastic tournaments in the Majors this season, but which one really stands out for you as the best? Was it The Masters, with Tiger’s Sunday charge, a host of big names in contention to win on the back nine and Charl Schwartzel’s four-birdie finish to clinch it? Rory McIlroy’s sublime display to romp away to an eight-shot...

  • Add speed to your swing with a whoosh!

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 17 August 2011

    A new training aid has hit the UK market claiming to add yards to your drives with the sound of a whoosh! The Momentus Speed Whoosh gets its name from the ‘whoosh’ sound it makes when you swing it. The makers claim this product activates the fast twitch muscle fibres in your body to swing your driver up to 10mph faster after only...

  • Aegean Airlines joins the Gtour ‘Race to Cyprus’

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 17 August 2011

    The Gtour, the UK’s leading amateur golf series and Order of Merit Tour, which takes place at courses around the country is pleased to announce the signing of their new sponsor, Aegean Airlines. Aegean Airlines has supported Cyprus and Greece as specialist golf destinations and is the preferred carrier of the PGAs of Europe and the official carrier of the PGA of...

  • TG Blog: Tour Fit For Golf goes to France

    Written by Tour Fit For Golf on Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    In association with      In the third 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 share their thoughts on the second of three progress review sessions, this...

  • Sherborne Wins 2011 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 12 August 2011

    Two-time European Tour winner Andrew Sherborne took the spoils at the 2011 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, shooting an impressive three-under-par over two days of incredible golfing action at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire.   The 50 year old who now competes on the European Senior Tour thrilled crowds on a dramatic final day of the Championship. At the start of play...

  • Dixon and Mason show the way in Par 3 event

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 11 August 2011

    Two stars from the European Tour and Senior Tour entertained crowds at Nailcote Hall on the first day’s play at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. David Dixon and Carl Mason both shot rounds of three under par to take a one shot lead over James Harris of Nevill Golf Club, Kent. Mason, who holds the record for the most amount...

  • TG Blog: Handling the pressure

    Written by David West on Friday, 5 August 2011

    Friday 5th August 2011 In the last two weeks I have played eight rounds of golf of which seven have been in competitions and none have been on my home course at Mount Pleasant. This phase of my challenge is supposed to have two major benefits; to allow me to become more comfortable playing new and different courses and to make...

  • TG Blog: Freddie plays with golf legends Torrance and Woosnam

    Written by Freddie Flintoff on Friday, 5 August 2011

    I haven’t been out on the course too much in the last couple of weeks, pretty much since my cricketers were taught a lesson by Harry Redknapp and his team of footballers at the ‘Bat and Ball Challenge’ before the De Vere Club PGA Seniors. I had a great week at The Open with fellow ISM stable mates Lee Westwood,...

  • TG Poll: At what age were you when you started playing golf?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 5 August 2011

    One of the wonderful things about golf is that you can play it at virtually any age. A 65-year-old grandparent can compete against their 12-year-old grandchild, and all on a level playing field thanks to the handicap system. There’s also a fantastic variety in the ways that people find themselves playing golf; from starting young because family play to beginning later...

  • mad hole in one

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 3 August 2011

    All golfers dream of getting a hole in one. University student Mike Bristow was not dreaming about a hole-in-one as he stepped onto the tee of the 379-yard, par-4 4th at Wycombe Heights Golf Club. He was trying out a new driver and knew that with the wind behind he could get close to the green of the downhill par 4. He...

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