2012

  • Major awards night at first St Andrews Golf Festival

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 15 March 2012

    The inaugural St. Andrews Golf Festival, which is set for March 28-April 1 at the home of golf, will celebrate the game at a gala awards reception on Saturday, March 31st.  The Festival plans to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions in a number of categories, such as golf literature, photography, golf art, golf humor, women’s golf and...

  • TG Poll: Should long putters be banned?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 13 March 2012

    You can't watch a professional golf tournament these days without seeing a long putter or seven in action. Keegan Bradley became the first player to win a Major with this bit of kit at last year's USPGA Championship and a host of top players have tried them, including Phil Mickelson, who is known for a silky short game. Long putters have divided opinion,...

  • Win a trip to the Irish Open

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 13 March 2012

    The eagerly-awaited Irish Open is being played at the world-famous links of Royal Portrush, County Antrim, on June 28-July 1 and here's your big chance to watch Rory, Darren, GMac and co. battle it out for the spoils - for FREE! That's right: Book one of the three tournaments listed below from as little as £100per person before April 10th and you...

  • Kid golfers compete for USKG European title

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Monday, 12 March 2012

    The world's future golfing stars will once again descend on Scotland in June to fight for the title of U.S. Kids Golf European Champion. The best young golfers on the planet will feature at the U.S. Kids Golf European Championships in East Lothian in Scotland, for what is expected to be the biggest tournament in the history of the event. Record numbers...

  • Golf Environment Awards just launched

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 7 March 2012

    The 2012 Golf Environment Awards has just been launched to showcase best environmental practice at golf courses across the UK, rewarding both individuals and golf courses for their commitment to environmentally sustainable projects. The prestigious awards, now in their 15th year, are managed and administered by STRI, the world’s leading sports turf consultancy. Each entry is independently judged on what the...

  • Win a trip to Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 7 March 2012

    Here's a golden opportunity to win the golfing trip of a lifetime...a chance to play at glorious Gleneagles, host venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup. Up for grabs is the ultimate golf trip-of-a-lifetime which will involve playing the stunning PGA Centenary Course at the world-famous Perthshire, Scotland, resort and staying in luxury accommodation. It's got to be the next best thing to...

  • New academy being launched at chart hills

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 2 March 2012

    Top Kent golf club Chart Hills will be launching Leaderboard Golf Academy, which aims to help golfers of all abilities improve every aspect of their game, on Saturday April 7th.  With the expert guidance of sports psychologist Karl Steptoe, body conditioning expert Rob Goldup, and Chart Hills’ Director of Golf James Cornish, this exciting new scheme emphasises the importance of a...

  • Please read: Correction in Issue 293

    Written by Kevin Brown, Courses Editor on Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    Due to a technical fault the course locations on the Wales map of our 2-FORE!-1 Courses Guide 2012 in the current issue of Today's Golfer magazine (April 2012, Issue 293) are incorrect. The map featured is in fact Wales' 2011 2-FORE!-1 participants. We apologise unreservedly for this, though rest assured that the rest of the information is accurate. Wales boasts some of...

  • The toughest challenge in golf is back....

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 27 February 2012

    ....Have you got what it takes to play 72 holes, hit 300 shots - give or take - and walk 20 miles all in one day? If so, the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge - arguably the most exhilarating golf event staged in the UK - is for you and your best golfing buddies. In 2011, 335 teams took part in...

  • Study shows wristband adds yards to your drives

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Friday, 24 February 2012

    New research by EFX Performance, a manufacturer of sports performance bracelets, shows an average increase in clubhead speeds of 5mph, equating to 8-10 yards of extra distance, when wearing the wristband. The research analysed the golf swing of sixty amateur golfers when wearing an EFX Performance wristband, when not wearing a band at all or when wearing a placebo wristband. Swing speeds...

  • First golf festival set for St andrews

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 22 February 2012

    The eagerly-awaited, action-packed inaugural St Andrews Golf Festival in the town where golf has been played for six centuries will take place between March 28-April 1st. St Andrews is normally buzzing and a lively place to be for golfers at the best of times and the first Festival will ensure that the new 2012 season will get underway in style at the Home...

  • bumper record year for golf insurance provider

    Tuesday, 21 February 2012

    The Golfers Club, the UK’s leading specialist golf insurance provider, has announced record new policy sales in 2011. The company more than doubled the number of new policy sales compared to 2010 and increased the total number of The Golfers Club policy holders by 28%. This announcement follows the trend set by market-leaders in specialist golf insurance, Golf Care, who...

  • TG Poll: What area of the game would you most like to excel at?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 8 February 2012

    There are many different types of shots that go into completing a round of golf and unless you play off scratch or better the chances are that you don't excel at any or all of them. But if you had one wish to become pro standard in one area of the game, what would you go for? Fancy driving it over 300...

  • Golf Foundation teams up with Torquay Utd FC

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 3 February 2012

    Leading golf charity the Golf Foundation has teamed up with Torquay United Football Club’s players and a PGA professional so that disabled and special educational needs (SEN) youngsters in the area can enjoy two exciting sports. The Golf Foundation has been working with Torquay United and Torbay Sports representatives to create a ‘Kick ‘n’ Swing’ project with the support of The...

  • TG Poll: Who'll win the 2012 Race to Dubai?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 31 January 2012

    This year promises to be another amazing season on the European Tour, with the race for Ryder Cup places heating up and more strength in depth than ever before. There are a host of world class players among the list of favourites, but who do you think will top the 2012 Race to Dubai?...

  • TG Blog: Wolstenholme reflects on 2011 and looks ahead to an exciting year

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Friday, 27 January 2012

    Friday 27th January Well it feels like an age ago since we finished the 2011 season but personally it was a fantastic year and finishing fourth on the European Senior Tour Order of Merit was certainly the highlight. I was disappointed that I couldn't notch up another victory adding to my Casa Serena title at the end of 2010, but nonetheless, it...

  • Stars turn out for Four Course classic

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 26 January 2012

    Top golfing personalities Darren Clarke, the reigning Open champion, Sir Nick Faldo and Peter Alliss are backing the UK’s biggest charity golf event, challenging golfers to tackle four 18 hole courses in just one epic day! Teeing off at sunrise on the longest Friday of the year, 22 June, each team of four will need to play 72 holes in...

  • England golf says cheers to London pride

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 24 January 2012

    England Golf and Fuller’s London Pride have announced an extension to the current partnership that will see Fuller’s London Pride continue as the Official Beer of England Golf until 2016. Since the partnership was formed in 2006, London Pride has supported a number of key initiatives at club level throughout England, including title sponsorship of the EGU Gold...

  • Macmillan's big golf drive event this summer

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 18 January 2012

    Golf clubs and courses up and down the country are being invited to take part in the inaugural Macmillan Big Golf Drive scheduled to take place on Friday August 24. Around the country golf clubs and golfers will club together and put on all kinds of events to raise money for people affected by cancer. Says Macmillan Golf Programme Manager Claire Driscoll:...

  • John Petrie at the helm of England Golf

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 17 January 2012

    Following the merger of the English Golf Union and the English Women’s Golf Association on New Year's Day, John Petrie has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the new organisation, England Golf. The decision to appoint John Petrie, who was previously Chief Executive of the English Golf Union, in the role was ratified at the first meeting of the new...

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