August

  • Long drive champ crowned by American Golf

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

    At the American Golf National Academy Dan Konyk became American Golf’s first ever Long Drive Champion.  Using a 9 deg Callaway Hyper X with Fujikura shaft and a Titleist Pro V1 ball, Konyk hit an incredible 333 yards despite torrential rain, beating off tough competition from the other finalists. The competition attracted more than a thousand golfers across the UK.  Only...

  • Changes to the handicap system

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015

    There are certain topics that generate impassioned debate among golfers like no other. Slow play is one. Tiger Woods is another. But handicaps, perhaps more than any other subject, really get us going. When we posted on our Facebook page the news that CONGU and England Golf had agreed changes to the handicap system that would see the maximum men’s...

  • Clip the tee for better ball striking

    Tuesday, 25 August 2015

    Try this simple little tip. It's aimed mainly at beginners and higher handicappers – but it never does any harm for stronger players to remind themselves of the basics of the game. If you struggle to hit crisp iron shots, you have to learn how to strike the ball properly. By that I mean you've got to meet the ground...

  • Sharpen your short putting

    Tuesday, 25 August 2015

    As a rule, golfers are far more effective putting for par than birdie. We tend to hole our share of six-footers to save par, but similar birdie putts don't drop. This is often because a par save is more familiar to us, so feels more routine and achievable; a birdie represents a rare opportunity to gain ground, so feels more...

  • Master the downhill chip

    Monday, 24 August 2015

    Greens become firmer and slicker in the summer, and getting up-and-down becomes a tough assignment any time you leave yourself above the hole. However, you can increase your chances of a successful downhill chip with the right strategy. Here are six things to consider when faced with this shot.

  • AimPoint: The new way to read greens

    Friday, 21 August 2015

    A couple of things we already know. Putts break towards water or the sea or into a valley. They break more at the end than they do at the beginning and no matter how experienced you might be, there is always an element of guesswork when it comes to reading a green. Surely, there can't be too many people who...

  • Scotland looking to stage 2019 Solheim Cup

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 August 2015

    Less than a year on from hosting the “best ever” Ryder Cup, Scotland has reiterated its desire to stage the world’s biggest golf events and to promote equality throughout the game by submitting a bid to host the 2019 Solheim Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire. Pitting the best female professional golfers in Europe against their United States counterparts, in...

  • Lee Westwood's caddy, Billy Foster, talks Sergio, Spieth and Seve

    Written by 888sport on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

    Billy Foster spoke exclusively to 888sport at the start of the season. As the players prepare for the US PGA Championship, we see what he had to say. On Tiger never dominating again, what it's like caddying for the former World Number One and the advice he would give him now “He’s been a great champion and he’s a fantastic golfer...

  • Alan McInally wins Celeb-Am title at Nailcote Hall

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

    After a great day of golf at Nailcote Hall, Alan McInally, secured Tuesday's Celeb-Am title with a score of 3 over par, despite a late charge from fellow soccer TV pundit Don Goodman. The leading professional was Gary Wolstenholme who finished with a score of -2, while the leading team was Social Golfer with -9. Stars out on the course included Ashes-winning...

  • What you might have missed last week

    Monday, 10 August 2015

    Callaway's Great Big Bertha is back! It's almost 25 years since the original Great Big Bertha was launched. At the time the driver changed the game and was quickly adopted as the #1 on Tour. With such pedigree its no surprise Callaway have decided to redesign and relaunch this legendary model for 2015. Find out more about the new Big Bertha >>     TG...

  • Golf GameBook: Your race to Dubai

    Friday, 7 August 2015

    • 100,000 Your Race to Dubai challenge rounds played by golf fans around the world • More than 4,000 golf courses played on Your Race to Dubai across 25 countries • European Tour professionals have won 60% of Your Race to Dubai challenges, halved just 9% and lost 31% In just 80 days, golf fans around the globe have notched up...

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