September

  • TG Poll: What will your club membership status be in 2012?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 30 September 2011

    It's that time of year when we all face a decision about how we're going to play our golf next year. Do we spend 2012 as a club member or play as a nomadic golfer? We want to know whether you're renewing or leaving your existing membership, continuing as a pay and play golfer or taking up a membership after playing...

  • TG Blog: The challenge comes to an end

    Written by David West on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    Thursday 29 September It's now been 369 days since I first played golf. I've played on 44 golf courses, playing 130 rounds of 18 holes and 80 rounds of 9 holes. I've taken 16,473 strokes at an average of 5.4 strokes per hole. This does not include all the time I have spent practising. At the end of the year my best...

  • Slow play survey

    Written by Chris Jones, Golf World on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    Do you get fed up with how slow a round at your local club can be? Or, does the fact that golf course officials constantly remind you to speed up, spoil your enjoyment of a round? Much has been written about slow play; but much of it is not based on hard facts. And so, we at Golf World are determined...

  • Fantasy League: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship preview

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 28 September 2011

    After the drama of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the Today’s Golfer Fantasy League is switching back to the European Tour this week for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. This unique tournament features a pro-am competition with celebrities and is held over three of Scotland’s finest links courses: the Old Course at St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie. The format, venue and big prize money...

  • Michael Douglas to star at Dunhill Links

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 27 September 2011

    Hollywood stars Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia join a world-class field of professionals, led by three of this year’s major championship winners - Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel - for this week’s prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Michael Douglas has starred in a succession of blockbuster films including Romancing the Stone, Wall Street, Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Disclosure...

  • Getting ready for Longest Day Challenge final

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 22 September 2011

    The Macmillan Cancer Support Longest Day Challenge Final takes place at Boavista Golf Resort in the Western Algarve on Monday October 10th. Around 330 teams have taken to the fairways this summer and have raised a whopping £330,000 so far – with more donations rolling in every day! As a result, this will make a vital difference to the lives of...

  • Fantasy League: Tour Championship preview

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    We’re staying on the PGA Tour for the Today's Golfer Fantasy League event this week for the final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta. The top-30 players in the standings will be battling for a big-money payout with a possible $11.44m on offer for the winner of both the Tour...

  • TG Blog: One year up and it's final challenge time

    Written by David West on Friday, 16 September 2011

    Friday 16th September 2011 That's it, the year is up. There is no more time to practice. It's now time to see how far I've come. Next week is challenge week. It is 361 days since I played my first round of golf, 353 days since I set myself this challenge and it's time for the test... after one year of playing...

  • TG Blog: Tour Fit For Golf visits Foxhills

    Written by Tour Fit For Golf on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    In association with      In the fourth 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, whose games were initially assessed at a launch event earlier this summer,...

  • Fantasy League: BMW Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 13 September 2011

    We are back on the PGA Tour for the Today's Golfer Fantasy League event this week with the third of the four FedEx Cup Playoff events, the BMW Championship. The leading 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings have advanced to this stage meaning there's a star-studded field to choose from. All the players should be raring to go after a week...

  • 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...