2014

  • Peter Baker claims Par 3 Championship final day spoils

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 11 August 2014

    Former Ryder Cup player Peter Baker took the spoils in the final Celeb Am contest of the week at Nailcote Hall as the 2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship came to a conclusion. Baker was ran close by Gary Wolstenholme and former Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn. Baker registered three birdies and capped off a fine week at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire. Yesterday...

  • Tony Jacklin recreates Ryder Cup moments

    Friday, 8 August 2014

    Three lucky Today’s Golfer readers recently had the chance to re-create several iconic Ryder Cup shots at the world-famous The Belfry under the watchful gaze of Ryder Cup legend and double major champion Tony Jacklin. The trio of Derek Medley (15hcp), scratch player Henry Knight and 4-handicapper Mark Cumberbatch all had a crack at emulating Paul McGinley’s winning putt in 2002,...

  • Eddie Pepperell is the new British Par 3 Champion

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 8 August 2014

    After two days of superbly entertaining golf, rising star Eddie Pepperell (pictured) has won this year's Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship after a tense play-off with TP Tour Qualifier Jak Hamblett at Nailcote Hall near Coventry. Both players finished with scores of -7, before Pepperell eventually triumphed by chipping in on the third play-off hole. Pepperell is a promising young English golfer...

  • Download the new TG to your iPad

    Thursday, 7 August 2014

    Download the new issue of Today's Golfer on to your iPad or tablet device and have the whole magazine at your fingertips! This month we tell you how you can take control on the tee and find the fairways more often with helpful tips and tuition. Plus we let nine TG readers test out the new TaylorMade SLDR Mini,...

  • New issue of Today's Golfer on sale now!

    Thursday, 7 August 2014

    In this month’s issue we help you take control on the tee, supply you with the 10 best short game drills to help improve your game, and we explain how you can eliminate slow play for good.  There are also some great interviews, including US Open winner Martin Kaymer, who tells us the highs and lows of his season, and we...

  • American Golf launches Junior Championship

    Wednesday, 6 August 2014

    American Golf is launching a Junior Championship at De Vere Mottram Hall on 27 August, 2014 and will be held in association with PING, who will be providing all the prizes for the competitors. The event is open to anyone aged under 18 as of 1 January 2014. Entries will be limited to 100 people on a first come first served...

  • Gary Wolstenholme claims Celeb-Am spoils

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 6 August 2014

    European Senior Tour professional Gary Wolstenholme MBE (pictured) has emerged victorious in the first Celeb-Am tournament at this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Warwickshire's Nailcote Hall. Six-time Walker Cup veteran Wolstenholme hit a nearly flawless round of -4 to take the victory. He was run close by host of the championship and two-time Major winner Tony Jacklin CBE, who rolled...

  • Smash slow play

    Monday, 4 August 2014

    Sick to death of slow play? You’re not alone. You’re sick of it; we’re sick of it; the pros are sick of it – all golfers are sick of it. “Slow play is a cancer that’s killing the game,” says top coach and Sky Sports pundit Denis Pugh. 94% of British golf clubs believe they have a problem with slow play. The...

  • Tony Jacklin again leads all-star Par 3 Championship cast

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 1 August 2014

    Hosting the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship for the sixth year running at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire, next week is two-time Major winner and the most successful Ryder Cup Captain of all-time, Tony Jacklin CBE (pictured celebrating victory at The Belfry with Sam Torrance and Seve Ballesteros). With the 2014 Ryder Cup just around the corner, the championship is lucky enough to...

  • Download the new Golf World to your iPad

    Thursday, 31 July 2014

    Download the new issue of Golf World on to your iPad or tablet device and have the whole magazine at your fingertips!  As part of an exclusive series we analyse Adam Scott's swing and break down each part of last year’s Masters winner and explain how you can achieve perfection. From the address, backswing and the finish we tell you how you...

  • New Golf World on sale now

    Thursday, 31 July 2014

    The September issue of Golf World includes an exclusive analysis of last year’s Masters winner Adam Scott as we break down each section and help you create the right blend of physique and technique for the perfect swing. We also have the definitive guide to the US PGA Championship, as the last major of the year approaches there’s plenty in our...

  • Paul Lawrie to make Par 3 Championship debut

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

    Open Championship winner and Ryder Cup star Paul Lawrie will make his debut at this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. Lawrie will be at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire for the Pro Am competition which takes place on the middle two days of the Championship, the 6th and 7th August. The Scot famously won the Open Championship in 1999 at Carnoustie.

  • Direct Golf UK teams up with Sports Direct

    Monday, 28 July 2014

    Direct Golf UK is collaborating with Sports Direct to help grow and promote golf in the UK and Europe. Sports Direct will take an equity stake and provide funding to fulfil Direct Golf’s ambition to become Europe’s number one golf retail specialist, with John Andrew, owner and founder of Direct Golf, retaining majority ownership and day-to-day control of the business. Direct Golf...

  • VIDEO: Five5s Golf Challenge duo

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014

    Bedfordshire-based golfing pals Bob Warner and Andy Norris have just about fully recovered from taking part in the ultimate golfing test – the Five5s Golf Challenge. The intrepid duo played  5 rounds of golf each day, for 5 days, on 5 courses, in 5 different countries: that’s a staggering 25 rounds, 125 miles of walking, 1,000 miles of travel and well...

  • Jacklin celebrates 70th birthday in style

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

    Two-time Major winner and the most successful English golfer of his generation, Tony Jacklin CBE, recently celebrated his 70th birthday at a star-studded surprise party at The Belfry, scene of Tony’s first victory as Ryder Cup Captain in 1985. The evening began with a champagne reception before Tony arrived to be greeted by friends, family and guests from his professional past.

  • Bob Torrance: in his own words

    Written by Rob Jerram on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

    Sunday was a big day for dinner in Scotland and my father was out playing golf with his brother-in-law – and he was late. So I was sent up to see what’s going on. I found them on the 17th at Routenburn. His brother-in-law had hit a brand-new Dunlop 65 into the rough and they were looking for it. I...

  • Enter our survey and you could win £500

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014

    Tell us about your favourite hobby! We want to know everything about your golfing habits, from how golf itself has changed in the past few years, to the information you use to improve your game. We use this feedback to keep our golf products relevant to your needs. Simply complete this questionnaire, and you can opt to enter our prize draw...

  • Top coach Bob Torrance dies

    Written by Kevin Brown on Saturday, 19 July 2014

    Bob Torrance, one of the world's leading golf coaches and father of winning Ryder Cup captain Sam, has died following a lengthy illness at the age of 82. Torrance (seen on the right with Padraig Harrington and Bob Rotella) helped Irishman Padraig Harrington win two Open Championships in 2007 and 2008 and the PGA Championship in 2008. He also coached several...

  • Tony Jacklin opens latest Troon course in Morocco

    Friday, 18 July 2014

    Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing was delighted to see golfing legend, Tony Jacklin, as he, along with a group of distinguished VIPs, opened the latest addition to the thriving Troon portfolio in Morocco.  The opening event, which took place on 14th June 2014, saw Jacklin officially unveil the facility to the golfing public, highlighting the...

  • Westwood opens players tunnel at Lindrick

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014

    Lee Westwood was at Lindrick Golf Club on Thursday 3rd July to officially open a second players' tunnel. The new access, which links holes 11 and 12, improves safety by eliminating the need to cross the A57. It takes recent expenditure at the famous old club - home of the 1957 Ryder Cup - past £1million. Lindrick pro John King, who coached Westwood...

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