2012

  • Barnes makes comeback in Par 3 Championship

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 5 July 2012

    Six-time Ryder Cup player and double British Senior Open winner Brian Barnes will compete in his first professional tournament for 10 years at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire for the British Par 3 Championship, from August 7th. Barnes was one of the most colourful, popular and recognisable golfers of the 1970s and 80s. A regular winner on tour, he was a charismatic and...

  • Portal to stage first Lee Westwood Junior Open

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    Top 2-FORE!-1 venue Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa in Cheshire plays host to Lee Westwood Golf School’s first Junior Open in August. Portal is home to one of only three schools set up in the UK by the former world number one, Lee Westwood OBE and is the chosen venue for the debut tournament. “Portal is a great venue to...

  • Grand prix ace races to hole-in-one record

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 3 July 2012

    Former Grand Prix driver David Coulthard has just bagged the most unlikeliest and dramatic of holes-in-one. Scot Coulthard teamed-up with pro golfer Jake Shepherd to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest hole-in-one by catching a golf ball in a moving car - Shepherd hit the ball as the £177,000 soft top supercar Mercedes SLS whizzed by him at 120mph! Coulthard...

  • Get your free Today's Golfer cap at The Open

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 3 July 2012

    Today's Golfer has teamed up with Direct Golf UK and Your Golf Travel to give away 50,000 caps at this year's Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancashire. Direct Golf UK is growing fast and now has 21 shops across the UK and a booming website that offer great deals on golf equipment, clothing and apparel. Your Golf Travel is a...

  • de vere club star books Open berth

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 28 June 2012

    De Vere Club Touring Professional, Matthew Baldwin, has booked his place in The Open Championship, marking the second consecutive occasion that the Lancashire-born former England Boys Captain has qualified for a Major championship this season. After having come through qualifying for the US Open at Walton Heath last month, Baldwin posted rounds of 65 and 69 to finish in a...

  • Lucky Kim wins dream trip to Irish Open

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    Golf fan Kim Standen will pack his bags and head off to see some of the best players in the world compete at the Irish Open this weekend – thanks to a competition run by Tourism Ireland. Kim will join record numbers of more than 100,000 people in heading to the European Tour tournament at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Co...

  • Youngsters' chance to win a day with 'Westy'

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    World no.3 Lee Westwood is giving stars of the future the chance to discover first-hand what it takes to reach the top of the game - with the help of Spain's La Manga Club. The award-winning five-star resort has teamed up with the Lee Westwood Golf Academy to offer two youngsters the opportunity of a lifetime to spend a day learning...

  • Cricket ace's big golf day at Mannings Heath

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 25 June 2012

    International wicketkeeper Matt Prior will host a Charity Golf Day sponsored by RDF at the award-winning  Mannings Heath Golf Club, West Sussex, on Tuesday 26th June as part of his Benefit Year for Sussex County Cricket Club. The 30 year old who has hit more than 10,500 runs since his debut for Sussex in 2001 ago has been awarded a benefit year...

  • Get a value pack worth £110 when you subscribe to TG!

    Written by Harriet Linton, TG Web Producer on Monday, 25 June 2012

    Get your day off to a great start with this amazing subscription offer: You can have all this for only £29.99…when you subscribe to Today's Golfer today! - 13 issues of Today’s Golfer delivered to your door every 4 weeks so you never miss an issue, - A Leather Seve AAA Cabretta Glove (choose size , M, M-L, L, XL)...

  • Sizzling summer ahead for Irish golf

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 12 June 2012

    Ireland promises to be the place to watch golf’s top players in action this summer with leading names from the men’s and ladies tours joining forces with the game’s up-and-coming stars to offer a feast of five-star action. All eyes with be on US Open winner Rory McIlroy and Open champion Darren Clarke when Royal Portrush hosts the much-anticipated Irish Open...

  • Army captain has sights on golf endurance record

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 7 June 2012

    Army Captain, Stuart Ball, has announced that he’s planning to play 360 holes of golf over five days in early July 2012 to raise money for Help for Heroes and Scotty’s Little Soldiers – setting a new world record for the number of golf holes played in five days. Ball, an officer in the Royal Logistic Corps, is based at RAF...

  • Freddie triumphs in Bat & Ball Challenge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 7 June 2012

    The ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship was launched in style yesterday by De Vere Club Ambassadors Freddie Flintoff and Harry Redknapp. The pair were joined by some of the headline players in this weeks’ championship, going head-to-head in the 2nd Annual Freddie’s Cricketers vs. Harry’s Cricketers: Bat & Ball Challenge. Having invited some of their fellow football and cricket stars...

  • Direct Golf competition winners tee it up with world number one Luke Donald

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    Just days before winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Luke Donald gave three lucky golfers the round of a lifetime by taking them on at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club in Surrey. James Goldie, Neil Penham and Brian Pearce won a free-to-enter competition from retailers Direct Golf to play with the Ryder Cup hero, and Goldie - playing off 18 - also managed...

  • Direct Golf UK customers choose Golf Care

    Written by Michael Catling, TG Writer on Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    Golf Care, the UK’s largest specialist golf insurance provider, has lauded its successful partnership with Direct Golf UK, Europe’s No.1 award-winning specialist golf retailer, after their golf insurance has proven hugely popular at all 21 nationwide stores. The partnership, which was only formed last year, offers consumers the opportunity to purchase golf insurance over-the-counter at all Direct Golf UK stores and...

  • Darren Clarke ‘raring to go’ for record-breaking Irish Open

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 1 June 2012

    Open Champion Darren Clarke has admitted he will be “raring to go” when the Irish Open comes to his home Royal Portrush Golf Club in under a month’s time. The Portrush resident and Honorary Member of the club will take the next four weeks off to finally rid himself of a troublesome groin injury which flared up again last...

  • Travel duo triumph in Wales Open Pro-Am

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 1 June 2012

    The co-founders of top golf travel company Your Golf Travel.com teamed up with 2012 European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal to win the Wales Open Pro-Am at Celtic Manor Resort this week. Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding were joined by Celtic Manor’s Director of Golf Matthew Lewis in a team captained by Olazabal and the four dove-tailed perfectly to record...

  • Get a Premium Stand Tour bag worth £89.99 when you subscribe to Today's Golfer

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 30 May 2012

    With the summer finally upon us, the TG team has decided to embrace the feel-good factor by teaming up with Dunlop to offer a fantastic subscription opportunity. To coincide with our recent magazine re-launch, you can now sign up for 13 issues of Today's Golfer magazine, delivered straight to your doorstep, and also receive a FREE Dunlop Tour TP12 Stand Bag...

  • TG Poll: How many lessons have you had in the last year?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 29 May 2012

    We all want to get better at golf and there are many different ways of improving, from reading magazines like Today's Golfer and watching videos online to spending hours hammering balls on the range alone or listening to advice from your mates. But one of the most successful ways of improving remains having a lesson, or series of lessons, from your local...

  • Macmillan longest day hopes to raise £500,000

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 24 May 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...

  • T2Hole launches free online golf school with Denis Pugh

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    T2Hole, the makers of the successful T2Hole Game Improvement system training aid, have launched a free online golf school. The free, 16-week school is based completely online and covers all aspects of your game, from short game to long game, chipping and putting. Each week, T2Hole will email you an instructional video clip from PGA Master Professional and...

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