2011

  • TG Poll: Would you rather watch the European Tour or PGA Tour on TV?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    The PGA Tour has traditionally been the marquee tour for television viewers, but that has all changed in the last 18 months as European golf has grown ever stronger. The European Tour now boasts significant strength in depth and the top four players in the world are all Europeans. There now seems to be relative parity between the two Tours, and while...

  • Rate my swing: Steve Norris

    Written by Joel Tadman, TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    Steve, you have been chosen to have your swing analysed by a TG Pro! Adrian Bishop has taken a good look at it, here’s his feedback… “Steve, you make a good back swing here. Your slice is caused by your movement in the downswing, which results in an open clubface at impact and a swing path that moves from out-to-in across...

  • Food and golf to die for at Dunhill Links

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa will once again offer decadent dining alongside the best view of golf in the world this year when it hosts The Dining Club during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship from September 29 to October 2. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Dining Club is the ultimate hospitality experience on offer to golf enthusiasts at...

  • TG Blog: Becoming my own analytical caddie

    Written by David West on Friday, 24 June 2011

    Friday 24th June There are three months to go and the pressure is on. After nine months of hard work it feels like the crunch is coming and I need something to show for it. This, of course, only adds to the pressure. Each time I go out I think, ‘this is the day when it all comes together’, and yet still...

  • TG Blog: The first examination

    Written by European Tour Fit For Golf winners on Friday, 24 June 2011

    In association with      Nick Blunt “I was initially awestruck to know that I would be coached and mentored through the next five months by Simon Holmes and Jean-Jacques Rivet.   “The first day passed in a blur of information overload allied to a round of golf and a full physical assessment on the European Tour Physio Bus… followed by...

  • Complete Golf celebrates 21st anniversary

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 23 June 2011

    One of the most experienced golf public relations consultancies in the UK is celebrating 21 years of service to leading organisations in the golf and leisure industry this Summer. Complete Golf PR was founded by Helen McDonnell in 1990 and their extensive portfolio of clients has included leading hotel chains, golf architects, manufacturers, golf clubs and resorts in the UK and...

  • Colourful Sanders set for Par 3 event

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 16 June 2011

    One of golf’s most colourful and entertaining characters is flying in from Houston for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. With 20 US PGA Titles and four times a runner up in Major Championships Doug Sanders was a star competitor through the 1960’s & 70’s. His short putt miss in the open in 1970 which handed another major to Jack...

  • Freddie Flintoff Blog

    Written by Freddie Flintoff on Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    It’s been a hectic start to the golf season for me; the first season that I’m happy to call myself a ‘golfer’! I’m still waiting to get my three cards in for a handicap but after a couple of lessons I’m well on my way to getting some sort of swing together. I’ll be aiming for a handicap somewhere around the...

  • PGA Tour golfers form a boy band – you have to watch this!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    PGA Tour golfer Ben Crane has been causing quite a stir in recent months with his spoof videos and the prankster has enlisted the help of Ryder Cup trio Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson for his latest performance. The foursome have formed a boy band called ‘The Golf Boys’ and their debut video was aired on the PGA Tour...

  • TG Blog: Get the head right and the rest will follow

    Written by David West on Friday, 10 June 2011

    Friday 10th June The last two weeks have been about changing the focus of the challenge. We have spent the best part of nine months working to make sure my body knows how to play the shots I need to be a scratch golfer, now we are concentrating on what goes on in my head. Last week I was given an intensive...

  • Win a place at Monty’s Turnberry Academy

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 9 June 2011

    Golf World and HSBC have teamed up to offer one reader and a partner the chance to take part in the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy on August 17th – 19th. This unique event is a fabulous opportunity to meet and learn from one of Europe’s best ever golfers. You will also enjoy the stunning five-star surroundings of the Turnberry Resort,...

  • Redknapp comes out on top

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    The De Vere Club PGA Seniors Championship week got underway in style, with the much anticipated grudge match between Freddie Flintoff and Harry Redknapp being won in comprehensive style by Harry’s team of footballers. The highly decorated Premiership manager gave a rousing team talk before teeing off around the Hunting course, with Clive Allen and Jamie Redknapp spearheading the footballer...

  • Flintoff and Redknapp do battle at Slaley Hall

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    Harry Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff called for team members to represent their respective sports with pride in a passionate dressing room team talk. Joined by some of the headline names at this week’s DeVere Club PGA Seniors Championship, including Ian Woosnam, Sam Torrance and Sandy Lyle, the two teams, captained by Flintoff and Redknapp go head to head in a...

  • TG Blog: No luck at the Senior USPGA Championship

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Friday, 3 June 2011

    Friday 3rd June Unfortunately, it was not my time to shine out in the States. As I have previously mentioned, the preparation leading up to the event was not ideal and so I felt this would be difficult. When I arrived at the course I hadn’t realised how long it was going to be. I had heard it was going to be...

  • Top actor launches Leuka Mini Masters

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 2 June 2011

    Actor Dougray Scott officially launches the 2011 Leuka Mini Masters celebrity golf tournament with a very special event in the Penthouse Suite of The May Fair Hotel next Tuesday. The Penthouse Putt-Off will see celebrities and guests attempting to win prizes by holing out on London’s highest putting green – installed on the balcony of The May Fair Hotel’s luxurious penthouse...

  • Flintoff and Redknapp set for Slaley Hall

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 1 June 2011

    The De Vere Club PGA Seniors Championship is next week set to provide another fantastic showcase of golf in the North-East, with De Vere Club members Freddie Flintoff and Harry Redknapp joining some of the most decorated names in golf to launch the European Senior Tours flagship event. The pair will be joined by some headline professionals from the championship...

  • Photo Gallery: TaylorMade Twitter Comp winner

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 1 June 2011

    Photo Gallery: TaylorMade Twitter Comp winner Twitter fanatic Rob Larkin won the chance to be TaylorMade’s official tweeter for the day at the Saab Wales Open at Celtic Manor this week thanks to @TaylorMadeTour and @Today’sGolfer1 Rob (Twitter name @crankiestrob) had a ball on the day as he visited the TaylorMade Tour truck and got exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the practice days. You...

  • Player values announced for TG Fantasy League

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 1 June 2011

    The TG Fantasy League is back and the new player values mark the shift in power in world golf. In our previous game, Tiger Woods would have cost you $9m of your $15m budget, but he will now cost just $5m. But that still makes him the joint most expensive player in the game alongside Lee Westwood. Here is a rundown of...

  • Win a trip to magical Majorca

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 31 May 2011

    An amazing prize is up for grabs for the runner-up in the latest exciting Today’s Golfer Fantasy League game. The competitor who finishes second best stands to win a luxury stay (for 2 people) kindly donated by leading golf travel specialist Yourgolftravel.com The memorable break is centred around the Son Julia hotel in Majorca while you’ll also enjoy two rounds of golf each at Son...

  • Swede captures inaugural Powerplay Golf title

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 31 May 2011

    PowerPlay Golf’s inaugural Tour-style event – officially titled PowerPlay Golf driven by Saab: IGNITION – was won by rising Swedish star Caroline Hedwall, in a gripping finish that saw her win by 3 points from fellow Swede Helen Alfredsson. Hailed as golf’s equivalent to Twenty20 Cricket, in that it delivers a high-excitement version of the sport in a short time frame,...

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