February

  • 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...