2012

  • England cricketer gets a lesson from former Masters Champ

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    England fast bowler Stuart Broad took some time out before the first Investec Test match with the West Indies to work on his golf swing with the help of 2011 Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel. The South African was helping out Broad and a couple of the other England players on the range at the picturesque Brocket Hall. “I was an opening bowler...

  • Chance to win a day with one of golf's leading ladies

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    Spending a day golfing with one of the leading lights of European women’s golf after one of the most prestigious events on the Ladies’ European Tour might sound like the stuff that dreams are made of. But it will become reality for six lucky golfers who will join Helen Alfredsson at the Evian Masters in France in July as part of...

  • Laura meets up with blind and disabled golfers

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 18 May 2012

    Golf star Laura Davies witnessed at close quarters how an initiative to help more blind and disabled golfers receive expert tuition from PGA professionals is going from strength to strength. The Ladies European Tour star took time out from the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Archerfield Links to watch PGA pro Craig Thomas coach three blind and partially sighted...

  • Chance to play with Ryder Cup hero Monty

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 8 May 2012

    Today is your last once-in-a-lifetime chance to play alongside 2010 winning Ryder Cup captain and European superstar Colin Montgomerie. As official golf travel partner of Golf Live 2012, Golfbreaks.com is offering four lucky golfers the chance to win the ultimate golfing experience - the opportunity to play with Monty - and a number of other European Tour players - in an exclusive...

  • U.S. Kids Golf European Championships announce record entries

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 2 May 2012

    The U.S. Kids Golf European Championships, which sees the best young golfers from across the planet go head to head, has announced a record number of entries for 2012. The event takes place over five historic links courses in East Lothian, Scotland next month and already 515 youngsters have registered to compete for the crown of European Champion. Competitors from across the...

  • TG Poll: Do you prefer to play competition rounds with friends or strangers?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 30 April 2012

    It's important to be in the right frame of mind for a competition, but obtaining this vital state requires different things for different people. Some like the familiarity and comfort of playing with friends, while others are able to focus better on their own games when in a group of strangers.  ...

  • Big golf drive to aid cancer sufferers

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 25 April 2012

    Golfers throughout the country can do their bit for Macmillan Cancer Support later this summer by getting involved in the charity's new Big Golf Drive day. More than 300,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year and Macmillan is there to support them and their families every step of the way. But they need your help and by...

  • Cyprus break reward for Four Course classic champs

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 24 April 2012

    Are you willing to roll up your sleeves this summer and take on the UK’s biggest charity golfing challenge? If so you'll have the chance to win an all inclusive 7-night stay in Cyprus.  The most successful fundraising team from the annual Four Course Classic golf marathon in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign will be whisked off to Paphos for a...

  • Dubai delight for match play finalists

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 24 April 2012

    After battling through several rounds of qualifying and beating off thousands of other competitors, forty amateur golfers are celebrating after booking their place in the Grand Final of the UK’s biggest amateur golf event, The Matchplay Championship. They will be flown out to Dubai to experience the trip of a lifetime after emerging from the tournament’s Regional Qualifiers at European...

  • Stars to turn out for Help for Heroes Golf day

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 24 April 2012

    Celebrities including top sportsmen and women  join famous faces from TV, radio, stage and screen for the Help for Heroes Celebrity Golf day and Gala Dinner at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire tomoprrow (apr 25th). Destination Golf, in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic and a small collection of luxury boutique hotels and lodges in South Africa, are proud to be sponsors of...

  • Fancy some golf & bridge in swiss alps?

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 20 April 2012

    The world-famous Kulm Hotel St Moritz in Switzerland may have only just closed its doors on the winter ski season, but it has already lined up a variety of interesting golf packages to tempt visitors back to the Engadine in the summer months ahead.  Among them is a unique week-long bridge and golf combination, with bridge lessons provided by the...

  • Stars turn out again for Leuka Mini Masters

    Written by TG Courses editor on Sunday, 15 April 2012

    Three’s A Crowd Events has announced that the Leuka Mini Masters sponsored by Spotify is back on Wednesday 4th July 2012 and celebrating its fifth year in style by moving to the world-renowned Wentworth Club in Surrey. The Mini Masters cheekily bills itself as “Golf’s unofficial fifth major” and this year will combine all the Mini Masters traditions – garden party atmosphere,...

  • Wanted: long iron lovers...

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 5 April 2012

    Well, do you love your precious 2 or 3-iron to bits and wouldn't change it for the world let alone the popular modern-day hybrid or so-called rescue club? If so, let us know right away and there's every chance you'll feature in our insightful Long Irons Lovers feature in the May issue of Britain's best monthly golf magazine. It would be great...

  • TG Poll: How do you judge your yardages?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 26 March 2012

    It's no good being able to make the perfect swing and hit the ball to an exact distance with every club (the chance would be a fine thing) if you don't know how far you've got to the pin. The introduction of GPS and rangefinders has made this easier than ever before but some traditionalists prefer to pace it out from...

  • SNAG to take centre stage at St Andrews Festival

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 26 March 2012

    The inaugural St. Andrews Golf Festival, which is set for March 28-April 1 at the birthplace and spiritual home of golf, will be the first public tribute to the ancient game with a weeklong celebration aimed at attracting golf enthusiasts and tourists from the UK and beyond.  The Festival promises a wide variety of exhibits and activities and among those...

  • Youngsters triumph in Sunningdale Foursomes

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 23 March 2012

    Two talented young amateurs held sway in the annual Sunningdale Foursomes, Greg Payne (Chobham, Surrey) and Jessica Wilcox (Blankney, Lincolnshire) upstaging the professionals to win the prestigious title. Payne 18, and Wilcox, 20, came through seven gruelling rounds over the Old and New courses, beating tour pros Jamie Little and Liam Bond 3 and 1 in the final. ...

  • TG tackles Spurs boss Harry Redknapp

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 22 March 2012

    Today's Golfer recently had an on-course confrontation with soccer's man-of-the-moment Harry Redknapp. The encounter took place at the splendid De Vere Wokefield Park venue in Berkshire and saw Harry do battle with TG Courses editor Kevin Brown with the TG20 up for grabs. It proved a thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining and insightful day with Redknapp revealing all about being the red-hot favourite to...

  • yourgolftravel backs disabled british open

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 22 March 2012

    The fourth annual Disabled British Open takes place at East Sussex National in August – and for the first time it has a title sponsor, leading golf travel company, yourgolftravel.com. As a result,  the events will be known as the yourgolftravel.com Disabled British Open 2012 and the yourgolftravel.com Junior Disabled British Open 2012, in a move heralded by the tournament’s promoter,...

  • A dozen Z Star golf balls when you subscribe to Today's Golfer today

    Written by Today's Golfer on Thursday, 22 March 2012

    This fantastic offer is available when you subscribe to Today's Golfer.  Get 13 issues of Today's Golfer delivered to your door, saving 10% on shop prices, plus a dozen NEW Z Star balls worth £44. Each layer is designed to provide maximum performance on the golf course. The blend of a super soft and highly durable urethane cover with 324...

  • Rare Old Tom Morris photos at St andrews festival

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 20 March 2012

    A rare collection of Tom Morris-owned photographs is going on display for the first time, at the St Andrews Golf Festival from 28th March to 1st April 2012 at the Best Western Scores hotel from 10am to 5pm. Dating back to the mid 1850’s they were discovered gathering dust in a St Andrews attic by two collectors. Owned by Old...

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