February

  • Play Golf Under the Stars at The Manor House, Wiltshire

    Monday, 23 February 2015

    Exclusive Golf Club, The Manor House, is hosting an exciting Night Golf event in association with The Night Golf Company on Friday 6th March 2015, offering both members and their guests the challenging and inspiring experience of playing golf under the cover of darkness, beneath the starry Wiltshire sky. Teeing off thirty minutes after sunset, and marshalled by a team of...

  • Titleist and Footjoy agree new deal to sponsor PGA Professional Championship

    Friday, 20 February 2015

    Two of golf’s leading brands – Titleist and FootJoy – have agreed a four-year deal to be the new sponsors of the flagship PGA Professional Championship. It signals the start of a fresh era for the tournament which was first competed for in 1973 and attracts more than 700 competitors each year seeking the coveted title. This year’s championship will be held...

  • Coaching Accolade to Honour Bob Torrance at Scottish Golf Awards

    Thursday, 19 February 2015

    ‘The Bob Torrance Coach of the Year Award’, will be presented for the first time at this year’s showpiece event in Edinburgh on Friday 20 March, in memory of the legendary coach who sadly passed away last July. Bob’s son, Sam, the victorious 2002 Ryder Cup captain and a vice-captain under Paul McGinley for Europe’s win at Gleneagles in September, will...

  • Darren Clarke Ryder Cup Appointment to Deliver Golf Tourism Boost to Ireland

    Thursday, 19 February 2015

    Tourism Ireland has welcomed the appointment of Darren Clarke as Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain for 2016 and believes the decision will greatly enhance its continued ability to promote Ireland as a world-class golf destination. Clarke, one of Tourism Ireland’s golf ambassadors alongside world number one Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley, was confirmed in the role by...

  • The science behind the perfect putting stroke

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

    “I’ll tell you why putts go in,” said 1959 US PGA champion Bob Rosburg. “Because the old National Open Champion in the sky puts ’em in.” Dr Paul Hurrion would beg to differ. Since 1997 – when he found time between getting down to scratch to complete a PhD in sports biomechanics – the 42-year-old has dedicated his life to proving...

  • Ernie Els: My life in photos

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

    My Open debut in 1989 This was taken at Troon in 1989, during my first Open Championship. I know that’s where I am because of two things: the yellow score board in the background and my haircut. I was in the middle of my national service. I was probably playing a practice round with Nick Price, Mark McNulty and Tony Johnstone.

  • Increasing the popularity of golf

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

    These are challenging times for the sport we love. Participation is decreasing, TV ratings are dropping, sponsors are departing, and Rory McIlroy’s failure to win the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, despite having one of the greatest years in golf history, illustrates sliding popularity and reduced engagement with the general public. But what is the solution to this...

  • Top Golf: Is this the best way into golf?

    Monday, 16 February 2015

    When Rory McIlroy failed to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in December, the golf world was up in arms. Amid the conspiracy theories and outcry, one fact was clear: If a young, likeable British golfer isn’t going to take home the award in a year when he’s won two Majors and helped Europe to Ryder Cup...

  • Today’s Golfer is looking for an Equipment Editor

    Monday, 16 February 2015

    This is a dream job for a golfer, and one of the most important positions for the TG brand – which includes Britain’s biggest-selling golf magazine, a growing website, social media platforms and multiple digital projects. You need to be… · Full of ideas to improve our equipment coverage · A great communicator...

  • Northamptonshire makes history with golf merger

    Monday, 16 February 2015

    The golfers of Northamptonshire have become the first in the country to vote to merge their ladies’ and men’s county organisations. At two separate, simultaneous meetings, the men of the Northamptonshire Golf Union and the women of the Northamptonshire Ladies’ County Golf Association both unanimously agreed to take the historic step, which has been welcomed by England Golf. The two governing bodies...

  • Celtic Manor greenkeeper wins golf course design competition

    Monday, 9 February 2015

    The Golf Club, available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, allows you to create photo-realistic courses of your dreams. In our November issue (327) we asked you to show off your design skills and from hundreds of fantastic entries, Mark Davies’ Three Cliffs Bay stood out for its spectacular scenery and all-or-nothing cliffside drama. A greenkeeper at Celtic Manor for...