April

  • Welsh junior makes her mark in America

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Welsh golf junior Anna Carling is making her mark across the water, last week taking home medallist honors at the Sun Belt Conference Women's Golf Championships in the USA. A member of The Vale Golf Junior Academy, and currently an Arkansas State sophomore, Anna won a sudden death playoff to give her college only their second ever individual champion at the...

  • Rate My Swing: Jamie Platt

    Written by Joel Tadman, Instruction Editor on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Jamie, you have been chosen to have your swing analysed by a TG Pro! Gareth Johnston has taken a good look at it, here’s his feedback… “Hi Jamie, TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston here. Reading the stuff that people have said underneath here is funny. From the angle has been filmed on some of the people below are commenting on things...

  • TG's Rate My Swing is back!

    Written by Joel Tadman, Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 27 April 2011

    After an extended break, TG's very own Rate My Swing online swing analysis forum is back and better than ever! Every week, a TG Elite Pro will be selected to analyse a swing from the TG website. This week, Nick Graceland is the lucky chap who gets his swing analysed by TG Elite Teaching Pro Chris Ryan. If you’ve...

  • Schedule confirmed for Golf Live 2011

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 27 April 2011

    Ryder Cup winners Ian Woosnam and Paul McGinley will tee off three days of unrivalled action at Golf LIVE 2011, as the London Golf Club opens its gates to the world's top talent, leading manufacturers and biggest personalities on May 20-22. Fresh from their exploits on Tour, Woosnam and McGinley will join world class talent including Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke, Thomas...

  • TG Poll: Do you think Tiger Woods will beat Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 Major victories?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    Tiger Woods showed signs of a return to form at the Masters, but doubts still remain over his new swing, short game and ability to win again. Woods already has 14 Majors to his name but hasn't won one since the 2008 US Open. His last victory of any sort came at the Australian Masters 17 months ago. His competitors have improved...

  • Wellingborough GC charity event builds momentum

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    Within a week of being announced the SPARKS charity golf event at Wellingborough GC on Tuesday 7 June 2011 has just five of the 28 team places remaining. The response to the 2011 Leon Haslam Classic has been overwhelming and the event is heading towards being a sell-out in record-breaking time. "The event has everything needed for an enjoyable day out in aid of...

  • Stephen Gallacher backs U.S. Kids Golf European Championships

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 21 April 2011

    European Tour player Stephen Gallacher has lent his support to the U.S. Kids Golf European Championships, taking place in Scotland next month. The Scot, who is enjoying a resurgence on the European Tour and has fought himself back into the world's top 100, readily takes time out from his schedule to coach youngsters at Gullane GC, one of the courses hosting...

  • World's oldest golf shop re-opens

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 21 April 2011

    The oldest golf shop in the world reopens tomorrow (Fri) at the birthplace of the game in St Andrews, Scotland and features a display of some original pieces of furniture which belonged to Tom Morris. The Tom Morris Golf Shop was opened in St Andrews in 1866 by the four-time Open champion who is widely...

  • Night golf proves big charity hit

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    Kind hearted golfers showed their support for a South Yorkshire charity by illuminating the region at a special fundraiser. Playing with luminous balls and lit fairways, ten teams took part in the unique Night Golf event at Beauchief Golf Course, which raised more than £700 for Help a Child Have a Chance. The charity, which supports sick and disadvantaged children around South...

  • Plenty for juniors to see and do at Golf LIVE

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 19 April 2011

    One of the most exciting new additions to Golf LIVE 2011 is the dedicated 'Growing the Game' Junior Golf area, which will be hosted by the Golf Foundation, the Lee Westwood Golf Academy and the Kent County Golf Partnership, at the London Golf Club on May 20-22. Junior golf fans, aged under 16, visiting the event will be able to participate...

  • TG Blog: Scottish golf

    Written by David West on Monday, 18 April 2011

    They say golf was invented in Scotland. As far as I’m concerned the golf they play here is very different to the one I’m used to. I’m spending two weeks in and around St Andrews on a golfing holiday and playing the Old Course was top of my to-do list. A 6.45am visit to the Starter secured me a tee time...

  • Top brands to sponsor and exhibit at Golf LIVE

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 15 April 2011

    The most innovative event on the golf calendar, Golf LIVE 2011, has announced several headline sponsors for this year's must-attend live golf event. Communication and navigation experts, Garmin, are joined by British car manufacturer Jaguar, Tourism Ireland and golf travel giants Golfbreaks.com, as tier one sponsors of the event, which takes place at the London Golf Club on May 20-22. Sky Sports has...

  • Powerplay golf unveils global plans

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 13 April 2011

    PowerPlay Golf today announced plans to increase golf’s appeal to a wider sporting TV audience, and the first stages of its strategy to roll-out an innovative nine hole, two-flag golfing format to invigorate the sport. Taking place next month, POWERPLAY GOLF: IGNITION is the first of a series of three unique televised professional golf tournaments, to be broadcast live worldwide in...

  • Golf undergoes global revolution

    Written by TG Staff writer on Wednesday, 13 April 2011

    Join Colin Montgomerie and Paul Casey LIVE from the Celtic Manor Resort to find out more about a completely new form of the game. The sport of golf is about to undergo a revolution which will change the sport in the way that Twenty20 has for cricket.   PowerPlay Golf (PPG) is a shorter, faster format of the game where players...

  • Win a Tour Player experience

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 6 April 2011

    Leading golf travel operator Golfbreaks.com has joined forces with Tour Fit for Golf  to give one lucky golfer the opportunity to receive the best performance and health analysis, previously only enjoyed by Europe’s elite golfers. The Tour Fit for Golf Amateur Programme, launched in collaboration with the European Tour Performance Institute, will help recreationalgolfers of any standard optimise, for the first time, both their health...

  • Monty and Casey sign up for Powerplay Golf

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 6 April 2011

    Ryder Cup winning Captain Colin Montgomerie and world number seven Paul Casey are the first star players to sign up to play in one or more of the innovative PowerPlay Golf professional events that will be beamed live across the globe in 2011. Backed by major investment from Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI), the three-hour tournaments will each feature 12 superstar...

  • Major stars at Golf LIVE

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 4 April 2011

    Three Major Champions are the latest players to join the star-studded line-up at Golf LIVE 2011. The 1991 US Masters champion, Ian Woosnam OBE, will be joined by former US Open winners, Michael Campbell and Retief Goosen, at this year’s ultimate live golf event. Golf LIVE brings together the stars of the game, biggest personalities...

  • Chance to play with the celebs

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 4 April 2011

    Golfers with a penchant for celebrity spotting are in for a treat as well as supporting a very good cause when they sign up for the 2011 Dan Maskell Tennis Trust Celebrity Golf Challenge. Attracting teams from all around the country, the event will take place at the prestigious Wentworth Club in Surrey on Tuesday 14th June.  It is one of...

  • Fantastic line-up announced for Golf LIVE 2011

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 4 April 2011

    Golf LIVE, the ultimate golf event, is returning on 20 May after its huge success in 2010. Guests confirmed for this year's event at the London GC include winning Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie, trick-shot genius Jeremy Dale and coach of the Molinari brothers Denis Pugh. Paul McGinley, who holed the winning putt at the 2002 Ryder Cup, Darren Clarke, a...

  • TG Blog: Getting my handicap down

    Written by David West on Friday, 1 April 2011

    Friday 1st April When I decided upon this challenge I had in mind that there would be distinct stages in my progress. Phase one was 'novice' (the part before I played golf), then 'beginner' (learning how to play golf) and phase three would start when I achieved an official handicap. I could have applied for a handicap earlier in my progress but we...