November

  • Is it time to ditch the dress code in golf?

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 30 November 2015

    In a recent TG survey, 71 per cent of you said you think the dress code in golf deters people from taking up the game. With clubs closing and participation numbers down, we have to wonder whether golf clubs can afford to maintain any such barriers to entry. We spoke to a range of people to discover the impact dress codes...

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    Friday, 27 November 2015

    A warm Algarve welcome… We are filled with so much pride that – as the Algarve celebrates its 50th anniversary as a golf destination in 2016 – so many people are continuing to choose our golf-rich region and experience our distinct offering. We strive to provide the very best in hospitality, accommodation and golf experiences, and our hospitality and golf partners will...

  • The club that killed Woosie

    Friday, 27 November 2015

    Had the opening hole at Royal Lytham been a par 4 or a par 5, Ian Woosnam would likely have noticed that his caddie had forgotten to discard the driver he’d been testing before the final round of the 2001 Open. But it’s not. It’s a par 3, so the club, which meant Woosnam had 15 in the bag, was...

  • The 10 unluckiest breaks golf has ever seen

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 26 November 2015

    Gary Player famously said, “The more I practice, the luckier I get”. The 10 golfers unlucky enough to suffer these moments of severe misfortune probably don’t want to hear that, though. Sometimes, the golfing gods just aren’t on your side. Whether it’s a perfect shot that hammers the flagstick and deflects away into a nearby hazard, or a crazy ruling...

  • The Junkyard Golf Club is made of rubbish, but looks brilliant

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 26 November 2015

    Perhaps it’s because there’s about 14 seconds of daylight each day at the moment that indoor crazy golf seems to be enjoying something of a boom.  We recently brought you the news that ‘Birdies crazy golf club‘ gives you the opportunity to play golf underground in central London, and now there’s good news for crazy golf fans in Manchester, with the...

  • Heart surgery one week, back on the golf course the next

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 26 November 2015

    We like to think of ourselves as pretty committed golfers. There’s not much that will keep us off the course. Wind, rain, hail, snow, a really good episode of Grand Designs – we’ll overcome it all for a game of golf.  But we’re still in awe of keen amateur John Charlton, who was back on the course just eight days after...

  • The guy who asked Rory McIlroy for his old driver now has Rory McIlroy’s old driver

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 26 November 2015

    Rory McIlroy has A LOT of Facebook fans. We thought we’d done well to hit 10,000 likes – you can and SHOULD like the TG Facebook page right now, by the way ­– but Rory McIlroy makes us look silly with his 978,934 likes. 978,936 now. That’s two new likes in the time it took us to type how many...

  • Get slow play out of golf – for good!

    Written by Denis Pugh, PGA Master professional and coach to Francesco Molinari and Ross Fisher on Monday, 23 November 2015

    Most golf courses are too long Most golfers play off the wrong tees for their driving distance The Rules of Golf are too complicated Slow play is the second biggest factor making people give up the game I feel that if something isn’t done about slow play – and fast – the game of golf is really going to suffer. The R&A recently released a...

  • Is the Old Course really the world’s best golf course – or is it overrated?

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 20 November 2015

    Last week, we brought you the news that the Old Course at St Andrews has been crowned the world’s best golf course for the second year running at the World Golf Awards. It led to quite an intense debate in the office: how good is the Old Course? We’re talking about the course itself. If you put aside all the tradition...

  • Golf will never sound the same again after this weekend

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 19 November 2015

    Ivor Robson has been announcing players on the first tee of European golf tournaments for over 40 years, and he’s never had a single toilet break. That tells you everything you need to know about the man’s dedication. His voice has become synonymous with golf, and will be impossible to replace. We caught up with him just before he hangs...

  • You can now play golf at the airport while you wait for your flight

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

    There’s nothing more annoying than being stuck at an airport, waiting for a flight, knowing you could be using that time to play at least nine holes of golf. Thankfully, at Minneapolis–St.Paul International Airport, they’ve come up with a perfect solution.  The aiport recently opened a 12,000-foot golfing area, including a putting green and six simulators where you can play your...

  • How to stop your golf clubs being stolen

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

    We’ve all had rounds so bad we’ve considered throwing our golf clubs in the bin, but that should be our choice. You should never face the scenario where you go to fetch your clubs only to find they’ve gone missing without a trace.  Sadly, that is an all too common occurrence for UK golfers, with millions of pounds of equipment being...

  • Tiger Woods’ new golf course has no dress code

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

    Tiger Woods’ injury problems have given him plenty of time to design golf courses. He opened his first design, El Cardonal, in Mexico late last year, and is working on projects in China, Dubai and the USA. Woods’ first American golf course, Bluejack National, opened last week. Woods stressed he wanted to create a course that is “very playable” where you “can...

  • What’s it like being a Tour pro who’s not making millions?

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 13 November 2015

    Over the next seven days, 156 European Tour hopefuls will do battle over six rounds at PGA Catalunya in the hope of securing one of 25 European Tour cards available for the 2016 season.  Among them are Mark Foster, who has been an ever-present for the last 14 seasons on the European Tour; Soren Hansen, who has won over €9 million...

  • In ‘The Bluffs’, Greg Norman has designed the world’s best new golf course

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 13 November 2015

    Greg Norman calls it one of the two best he’s worked on Offers a true links test in Vietnam Golfers will experience fantastic 360-degree views from elevated sections of the course The Bluffs Ho Tam Strip in Vietnam is officially the world’s best new golf course. It took the title at the World Golf Awards, beating competition from Lofoten Links in Norway, Palm...

  • The Old Course is officially the world’s best golf course

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 13 November 2015

    The Old Course at St Andrews divides opinion among golfers. Some insist that the home of golf is the best course you’ll ever find, offering the truest example of the way the game was meant to be played. Others, whilst respectful of the history and heritage of the ancient links, feel that the course itself, judged on its own merits,...

  • Thomas Aiken just made literally the perfect start at the OHL Classic

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 12 November 2015

    With first tee nerves to contend with, we’re normally happy to walk off with par in the first hole of a golf tournament. Thomas Aiken went two massive strides better, notching a hole-in-one on his first hole of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.  Starting on the tenth, the longest par 3 on the El Camaleon course in Mexixo, Aiken tamed the...

  • Behind the scenes at TrackMan, the company revolutionising golf

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 12 November 2015

    TrackMan launch monitors widely used by golf professionals Able to measure exactly what the ball and club are doing at impact  Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose all own one PGA Tour uses TrackMan for its official statistics In 2002, three golf-mad Danes had an idea. One of them was Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen, a talented golfer who had represented the Danish national...

  • It may be on Sky instead of BBC, but you can watch the 2016 Open for £25

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 12 November 2015

    There’s been no shortage of talk about The Open being broadcast exclusively like on Sky and the affect this may have on golf participation in the UK. For those fearing the worst, there is some good news, in the shape of new ticket and pricing options announced by the R&A.  A new twilight ticket is being introduced at Troon next year,...

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