July

  • Stars all set for Farmfoods British Par-3 Championship

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 29 July 2011

    It promises to be a sensational week at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship this year. Headlining the star professionals is event host Tony Jacklin CBE, who is flying in from Florida with US Senior Open legend, Larry Laoretti.  Another USA golfing veteran, the charismatic, colourful Doug Sanders, is travelling especially for the event from Houston to add his golfing flair...

  • Paul Casey donates PowerPlay winnings to English Golf Union

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 25 July 2011

    Paul Casey has donated his entire winnings from the recent PowerPlay Golf event at Celtic Manor to The English Golf Union's Talent Development Programme, in recognition of the support he received from the EGU throughout his amateur career. In making the £20,000 donation, the current world number 15 also emphasised PowerPlay Golf's strategy of encouraging and supporting golf at grass roots level. Casey played...

  • Fantasy League: Irish Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 25 July 2011

    We're into the third week of the Today's Golfer Fantasy League and after a brief look across the Atlantic for the Canadian Open we are back on the European Tour for this week's Irish Open. The tournament returns to Killarney GC for the second successive year and boasts a field full of all of Ireland's recent Major winners; Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy, Graeme...

  • TG Blog: "I'm not going to make it"

    Written by David West on Monday, 25 July 2011

    Friday 22 July I'm not going to make it. I'm not going to be a scratch golfer. There, I said it. When I'm playing well and I'm 'in the zone' I believe I can do it. People I play with say I hit the golf shots of a scratch golfer – and I believe I do. But when the pressure is on...

  • Bargains galore at The Belfry Shop sale

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 25 July 2011

    Looking for a great golfing bargain? Then head for the great Belfry Shop Sale which gets underway at 7am on Monday August 1st. The world-famous Ryder Cup venue is the home of Europe's largest on-course golf shop and was voted the Best Pro Shop 2011-2011 by Golf World magazine. Some top gear will be up for grabs from August 1st and the...

  • Golf Foundation has a ball at The Open

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 25 July 2011

    The Golf Foundation has thanked The R&A and HSBC for the significant support that made the 2011 Open Championship the most successful ever for the leading golf charity. As millions watched the championship, the Golf Foundation was given a unique opportunity to showcase its ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ programme which encourages children from all backgrounds and circumstances to enjoy golf and learn...

  • Abu Dhabi competition winners announced

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 25 July 2011

    When we launched our 2011 survey back in April, we gave one lucky golfer the chance to win an amazing golf trip to Abu Dhabi. The names of all the people that filled out the survey were entered into a prize draw and the first name out of the hat - and on the light to the Middle East - is... Stephen...

  • London Golf Show poised to become big mid-November hit

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 22 July 2011

    After developing 12 shows for the Golf Industry in the past 7 years, The Golf Show Group moves to launch the London Golf Show at Earls Court on November 11-13, 2011. For its seventh annual festival, Colin Brunton, CEO of the Golf Show Group said “Earls Court is excellently served by the underground and rail network. In addition to this, many...

  • Open hero Tom bids for English amateur crown

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 22 July 2011

    Following his headline-grabbing display in the Open Championship at Sandwich in which he won the silver medal as leading amateur, Tom Lewis now turns his attention to the English Amateur Championship at Woburn Golf Club later this month. The 20 year old England international will be hoping to replicate the form he showed at Royal St George's, as he seeks to...

  • See Bombardier's new golf advert in full

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 22 July 2011

    The Bombardier beer adverts featuring Rik Mayall tickled TG's funny bone and we were delighted when the company told us the next instalment would be a golf advert. You may have already seen a few snippets on TV, but here is the full 1 minute and 35 second version. Bang on! Scroll down to see the video...  ...

  • Prevention is better than cure: simple tips for avoiding golf injuries

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 20 July 2011

    If you were compile a list of the sports that really take their toll on a player’s body then it’s fair to assume that golf would come a fair way down the rankings below the likes of contact sports such as rugby and football. But that’s not to say that golfers don’t have their own physical issues to worry about; think...

  • Pass It On winners

    Written by Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 19 July 2011

    Our Pass It on competition had over 3,000 entries and here are the 500 winners, all of which receive their Cleveland CG16 7-iron: Mr Hughes of LL62 Mr Jackson of TN24 Mr Roberton of SE20 Mr Rennie of AB22 Mr Mayo of AL5 Mr Dean of DE13 Mr Bristowl of LL29 Mr Pendlebury of S21 Mr Digweed of TN12 Mr...

  • Sign up for Fantasy League before Open Championship starts

    Written by The Open 2011 on Wednesday, 13 July 2011

    The free-to-play Today's Golfer Fantasy League tees off at the Open Championship on Thursday so make sure you've signed up and selected your six-man team before the 6.30am deadline. Our Fantasy League is the only one that incorporates both the European and PGA Tours and will run until the Dubai World Championship in December. There are a host of fantastic prizes up...

  • Watson puts bad press behind him

    Written by The Open 2011 on Wednesday, 13 July 2011

    American Bubba Watson says he has learnt from his slating in the press at the Alstom Open de France and is ready to compete this week at Royal St George’s. Speaking after his second round two weeks ago, the big-hitter complained of the unfriendly playing conditions that caused him to miss the cut. “It’s different for me, there’s cameras, there’s...

  • TG Blog: First Tour Fit For Golf check-up at the London CLub

    Written by Tour Fit For Golf on Tuesday, 12 July 2011

    In association with      In the second of a series of blogs about their experiences on the 'money-can't-buy' Tour Fit for Golf 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 last month's launch event, share their...

  • Stars set to shine for Leuka Mini Masters

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 11 July 2011

    A star-studded line-up is set to take part in actor Dougray Scott's annual Leuka Mini Masters on Friday July 15th at Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis in Surrey. Among those poised to compete on the big day are sporting legends Darren Gough, Mark Foster, Ray Wilkins, Steve Backl;ey and Gianluca Vialli, actor James Nesbitt and TV presenters Gabby Logan and Tim...

  • TG Blog: 10 weeks to go

    Written by David West on Friday, 8 July 2011

    Friday 8th July Back in March, six months after my first ever round of golf, I submitted cards from three consecutive rounds in order to gain an official handicap. At the time my target was to achieve a handicap of lower than 15., but my three rounds were only good enough for an 18 handicap. Nearly four months have passed and I...

  • Luke proves major First Tee hit

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 7 July 2011

    World no.1 Luke Donald took time out of his preparations for the Scottish and British Open to visit Burhill Golf Club, Surrey, earlier this week to provide invaluable golf  lessons to youth involved with The First Tee. The First Tee is an initiative to teach youth, between the ages of 7 and 16, life skills through golf. Twelve lucky students from...

  • POWERPLAY GOLF IGNITION RAISES £10,000 FOR HELP FOR HEROES

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 6 July 2011

    Some of golf's most recognisable world stars took part in the inaugural PowerPlay Golf event at The Celtic Manor Resort last month, as the innovative two-flag nine-hole format was unveiled to a global TV audience. The stellar line-up that included legend Gary Player; 2010 US Open Champions Graeme McDowell and Paula Creamer; and Ryder Cup stars Ian Poulter and Paul Casey,...