May

  • 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,...

  • Rate My Swing: Tim Guest

    Written by Joel Tadman, Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 31 May 2011

    Tim, you have been chosen to have your swing analysed by a TG Pro! Rob Watts has taken a good look at it, here’s his feedback… "Tim’s address position needs a bit of work. The basic can be improved by moving the left hand over to show one more knuckle and the right hand needs to feel more in the fingers.

  • Monty Ryder Cup buggy fetches £50,000

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 27 May 2011

    The European Team Captain’s distinctive blue car, supplied by Club Car, was snapped up by an anonymous bidder during the event’s auction, which was the key part of a day that raised more than £625,000 for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, supporting Cancer Research UK. Colin Montgomerie himself was on hand to sign the customised Precedent car, in which he patrolled the...

  • TG Blog: Get a grip

    Written by David West on Friday, 27 May 2011

    Friday 27th May 2011 I had my first golf lesson more than eight months ago now. The entire lesson was spent on the less-than-exciting topic of 'how to grip a golf club'. This week I've had to do it all over again. Over and over again. I'd been very happy with my golf recently; I was hitting longer than ever before and...

  • Win four nights and unlimited golf in La Manga, Spain

    Written by TG Web Producer, Harriet Linton on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    The entrant at the top of the overall leaderboard following the final event of the competition will be crowned our Fantasy League 2011 champion, and will win four nights with unlimited golf for two people in La Manga, Spain. La Manga is the pride of Murcia in sunny Spain and is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading golf resorts.

  • Monty awards golf's unsung heroes

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Heroes of grass roots junior golf: volunteers, PGA professionals, junior organisers, schoolteachers and local authority officers were honoured at Wentworth Club during the Golf Foundation President’s Awards on Wednesday. Shaking hands with each of these award winners was the new President of the Golf Foundation, Colin Montgomerie, who was performing his first official duty for the leading golf charity. Colin...

  • Tickets for PowerPlay Golf: Ignition selling fast

    Written by TG Web Producer, Harriet Linton on Monday, 23 May 2011

    Tickets are selling fast for Bank Holiday Monday's first major PowerPlay Golf event. Watching golf’s elite compete at close quarters is always a thrill, but witnessing superstars tackle PowerPlay Golf’s tough Black Flags for the first time is a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Organisers expect a large crowd of sports fans to attend on the day – despite the fact that the...

  • TG Poll: Where do you buy your golf equipment?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 20 May 2011

    We golfers love a good deal and we're willing to shop around to find the best equipment and the lowest prices. Whether it be from websites or auctions online, at your local pro shop, from big name retailers like America Golf and Nevada Bob's or direct from the manufacturer, it's never been easier to get great value gear.  ...

  • Big money on offer in Par 3 Championship

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 19 May 2011

    An incredible £15,000 is on offer for the winner of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall this year. The most prestigious Par 3 competition in the UK continues to break boundaries and this year is no exception as the prize for this year’s winner has increased by £10,000! The increase in the prize fund reflects the ongoing...

  • TG Blog: My first Major as a Senior

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Thursday, 19 May 2011

    The US Senior PGA Championship 2011 Having had quite a break from the game in the last couple of months, I'm ready for the almighty task of the USPGA Championship at Valhalla. I've waited a while since the last event on the Senior Tour I am certainly ready to do battle with what will be a long and firm course. I am, however,...

  • Fantasy League is back!

    Written by Fantasy League 2011 on Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    You asked for it - you've got it. Our popular Fantasy League Golf game returns this month to bring you the ultimate golf challenge to get stuck into over the summer months. Entry is COMPLETELY FREE and, as ever, there are loads of great prizes up for grabs. So, you pick your team of golfers and use our free 'Challenge A Friend' function...

  • Monty set to reward grass roots heroes

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 17 May 2011

    The Golf Foundation President’s Awards winners and heroes of junior grass roots golf will be duly rewarded by winning Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie at Wentworth on May 25th. Taking place in Wentworth Club’s magnificent Ballroom courtesy of Golf Foundation supporter The European Tour, the President’s Awards ceremony will celebrate inspirational figures who have worked closely with the Foundation during the...

  • TG Blog: Good practice but bad competition performance

    Written by David West on Tuesday, 17 May 2011

    Friday 13th May Things have been going really well since I returned from Scotland. The first priority was to have a check-up as I hadn't seen James for three weeks and things were bound to have gone wrong. The diagnosis was not as bad as I had feared. A few tweaks to the set up were needed and the rhythm was way too quick,...

  • 16-05 Weekend Round Up Gallery

    Written by TG Web Producer, Harriet Linton on Monday, 16 May 2011

    Take a look at our newest gallery of photos from the latest events and news that happened this weekend. Today we have photographs from the Iberdrola Open, the third and final rounds of The Players Championship as well as some behind-the-scenes photos of European Tour players on a plane leaving Jacksonville. VIEW THE GALLERY >>>  ...

  • Golf LIVE tees off on Friday

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 16 May 2011

    This Friday Golf LIVE will open its doors to the public for the second time at the London Club, and after a hugely successful inaugural event last year, 2011 promises a bigger show with more entertainment on offer to golfers of all standards. Golf LIVE offers something completely new to golf fans because is it built around leading Tour Professionals who entertain...

  • Friends, family and royalty pay their respects at Ballesteros' funeral

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 11 May 2011

    Hundreds of mourners gathered today, Wednesday 11 May, for the funeral of golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros at the church of San Pedro in his hometown of Pedrena, northern Spain. The urn that held Seve's ashes was placed at the front of the church next to the iconic image of the man himself in his navy blue outfit, punching the air in...

  • Seve Ballesteros Foundation inundated in recent days

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 11 May 2011

    Following requests from the UK public for a way to donate in memory of inspirational golfer Seve Ballesteros, Cancer Research UK has set up two easy ways to donate to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation. The Foundation has partnered with the charity since 2009 to help fund world class research into cancers of the brain. Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/ballesteros...

  • Banks and Brokers Golf Championship appeals for teams

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 9 May 2011

    A few team places are still available in the 2011 Banks and Brokers Golf Championship which culminates in a grand final in Spain in October. The event – sponsored by Extrabet, the sports betting specialist – provides golfers from the financial services sector a chance to battle for golfing supremacy among their peers. A maximum of 18 teams of four will...

  • Jeremy Dale and Joe Miller to appear at Golf LIVE

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 6 May 2011

    World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller and internationally renowned trick-shot artist Jeremy Dale are both to appear at Golf LIVE at the London Club from May 20-22. Joe Miller, an Englishman who won his World title in the Las Vegas desert in November 2010 with a blow of 414 yards, obliterated his opponent in the final by a stunning 43...

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