2013

  • Paul McGinley takes Zone Golf shoot out honours

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley this week secured the Zone Golf Champion title  with celebrity partner Jamie Redknapp at Dukes Meadows, Surrey. It was Zone Golf’s World Launch at the Zone Golf Charity Shoot Out and the dynamic duobeat Ian Poulter and five-time Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Steve Redgrave in the final, which saw nearly 2,000 fans descend upon the par-3...

  • Rhys Pugh romps to Welsh stroke play crown

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

    Wales’ young golfing sensation, Rhys Pugh, has added to his recent string of success with a victory at the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championships. The 18-year old from Pontypridd, who is part of the Vale Resort’s men’s golf team, fought off competition from some of the UK and Europe’s top amateur players to take first position at the competition, held at...

  • Simon Khan And Paul Casey Among Names To Secure US Open Spots

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

    Simon Khan put his BMW PGA Championship playoff defeat behind him to secure a place at next month's US Open. A day after his four-hole playoff loss to Matteo Manassero at Wentworth, the 40-year-old carded a 67 and 70 to qualify in first place. The Englishman said: "I only slept for about half an hour last night and I even thought about...

  • Justin Rose On Being Our 3D Cover Star

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 23 May 2013

    Days after our 25th anniversary issue - featuring sport's first 3D cover - went on sale, we caught up with the man who helped make it happen to get his thoughts on appearing in 3D. “It’s the first time I’ve held it in my hand, I’ve seen tweets and pictures of it. It’s very, very cool," said Justin Rose. "Obviously the driver...

  • Most TG Readers Wouldn't Pay Over £200 To Play Augusta National

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 17 May 2013

    British golfers treasure Augusta National as the one course they would like to play before they die, yet more than half of them wouldn’t pay over £200 to play there – according to our 25th Anniversary survey, published in the latest issue.  Almost a third of the 2,000+ readers who took part in the UK’s biggest golf survey (28%) say they wouldn’t...

  • Brothers Claim Victory In Dramatic Golf Care Matchplay Final

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 16 May 2013

    The Golf Care Matchplay Championship, the UK’s largest amateur golf event, did not disappoint, after a pulsating third and final day of action concluded at the world-renowned Els Club in Dubai. The event, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, was the scene of some spectacular golf from the competitors, including a final round score of 45 stableford points from...

  • Meet Paul McGinley At Quinta Do Lago This Summer

    Thursday, 16 May 2013

    Budding golf stars of the future are being given the opportunity of a lifetime and the chance to meet 2014 European Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley when they take part in a top junior event at Quinta do Lago in Portugal’s Algarve this summer. The resort will host the Paul McGinley Junior Cup for the second year running on Friday July...

  • TG Fantasy Golf Preview: HP Byron Nelson

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 16 May 2013

    TPC Four Seasons hosted the Byron Nelson singularly in 1986-1993 and again since 2008. The par-70 course has measured 7,166 yards since a redesign in 2008.  The par-5s serve as the antepenultimate holes on each nine and the players will want to make the most of them as the duo averaged 4.64 in 2012. Especially as the 528-yard third has ranked annually among the...

  • Direct Golf Chairman Nominated For Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 16 May 2013

    Direct Golf UK Chairman John Andrew has been nominated by RBS for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award 2013. The British PGA Professional set-up and established Direct Golf UK in 1991 and 22 years on it remains 100% privately owned by its founder. Now Andrew has taken the business from one store in Huddersfield to 21 stores across the...

  • IJP Offering Golfers The Chance To Win a £2k Contract

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 15 May 2013

    IJP Design is offering a professional clothing contract worth £2000 to the lucky winner of the Matchplay Championship, a season long tournament that is running in association with The Players Tour – a new development tour that launched in 2012. The Matchplay Championship, which culminates in an all-expenses paid two day final at Ian Poulter’s home club, Woburn, is the only tournament of...

  • IJP Offering Golfers The Chance To Win a £2k Contract

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 15 May 2013

    IJP Design is offering a professional clothing contract worth £2000 to the lucky winner of the Matchplay Championship, a season long tournament that is running in association with The Players Tour – a new development tour that launched in 2012. The Matchplay Championship, which culminates in an all-expenses paid two day final at Ian Poulter’s home club, Woburn, is the only tournament of...

  • Golf Care Matchplay Finale Gets Underway In Dubai

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 15 May 2013

    The Golf Care Matchplay Championship, the UK’s biggest amateur golf event, will crown new winners this week as competitors from across the UK and Ireland gather at the world-renowned Els Club in Dubai Sports City, for the third successive year. The three-day Grand Final showdown is underway and scores have been surprisingly low in the first round, with the players revelling...

  • Share Our 25th Anniversary Issue To Win Signed Justin Rose Prizes

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 15 May 2013

    TG has teamed up with TaylorMade staffer and world number four Justin Rose to offer 12 lucky readers the chance to win amazing one-of-a-kind signed prizes! The 3D cover star of our 25th Anniversary special has signed a TaylorMade R1 driver for our one lucky winner. He has also signed a 2013 Masters flag for second prize and 10 copies of the magazine for lucky...

  • TG 25th Anniversary Tips

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 13 May 2013

    TG has published thousands of tips over the years and in the table below you can find some of our favourites, brought back to life by TG Elite Teaching Professional Adrian Fryer for our 25th Anniversary special issue. The tips include everything from alignment at set-up and checking your swing plane, to perfecting your chipping and hitting a high spinning bunker...

  • Celebrity Cup Live Leaderboard With VPAR

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 9 May 2013

    TG has teamed up with VPAR Live Golf Scoring to give you the chance to follow the 2013 Celebrity Cup live on our website. In the cup England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales will match up, with representatives including Sir Steve Redgrave, Peter Jones, Jodie Kidd, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Rob Brydon, Gethin Jones, Craig Bellamy, Keith Duffy and Martin O'Neil. You can...

  • Win A Fourball At Celtic Manor With VPAR

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 9 May 2013

    TG has teamed up with VPAR Live Scoring and Celtic Manor to offer you the chance to win a fourball on the Montgomerie or Roman Roud courses at the venue of the 2010 Ryder Cup. To enter all you need to do is download the VPAR App and register it with them. The App lets you view live leaderboards, use GPS and...

  • New Golf World Now On Sale!

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 9 May 2013

    The new Golf World is now on sale and includes a host of features that will keep you turning pages for weeks on end. Our July issue is led by cover star Luke Donald, who shares his top tips for better ball-striking, from how to middle your short clubs, from setting your weight at address and coiling in your backswing, to starting your downswing and the...

  • New Golf World Now On Sale!

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 9 May 2013

    The new Golf World is now on sale and includes a host of features that will keep you turning pages for weeks on end. Our July issue is led by cover star Luke Donald, who shares his top tips for better ball-striking, from how to middle your short clubs, from setting your weight at address and coiling in your backswing, to starting your downswing and the...

  • Win A Day At Royal Portrush With Darren Clarke

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    There have been few more popular Major winners in recent years than Darren Clarke and Your Golf Travel is giving golfers the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a day with the 2011 Open champion – and play golf with him on his home course. The world’s largest golf travel company has teamed up with Tourism Ireland to offer...

  • £1 Million Refurbishment Completed At Wharton Park Golf & Country Club

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    The owners of a popular Midland Golf and Country Club have completed a £1 million refurbishment of its clubhouse facilities – with the promise of future investment. Wharton Park Golf & Country Club in Bewdley, Worcestershire was taken over in 2010 by local businessman Alan Umbers, his wife Anne and daughter Stacie. Mr Umbers quickly pledged to ‘breathe new life’ into...

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