2016

  • Arnie's greatest quotes

    Monday, 26 September 2016

    Arnold Palmer wasn’t just The King. He was the king of the one-liner. His legend in part was built by his close relationship with the media, and lines like these… “What other people may find in poetry, I find in the flight of a good drive.” “Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.” “Success in this game depends less on...

  • A look at Arnold Palmer's illustrious career

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 26 September 2016

    From his first major victory in 1958 to his death aged 87 Arnold Palmer was one of the most inspirational characters in the game.  He captured the hearts of millions in a way that only Arnie could and while he will never be forgotten, here's a look back at some of the most memorable moments from his career Born on September 10, 1929, Latrobe,...

  • Nicklaus: Arnie was the king of our sport

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 26 September 2016

    Jack Nicklaus has penned a heartfealt tribute to Arnold Palmer.  The 18-times major champion, one of golf's Big Three with Palmer and Gary Player, said Arnie transcended the game of golf. “He was more than a golfer or even great golfer. He was an icon. He was a legend. Arnold was someone who was a pioneer in his sport.” Jack wrote: “I just got...

  • Niall at Dunhill Links

    Thursday, 22 September 2016

    One Direction superstar Niall Horan will make his first appearance in next month’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. The band had massive worldwide success, before taking a break in January 2016. Passionate golfer Horan is still a member of his home town club Mullingar in Westmeath, and caddied for close friend Rory McIlroy in last year’s Par...

  • Andrew 'Beef' Johnston stars in Arby's commercials

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 22 September 2016

    Andrew "Beef" Johnston has been capturing hearts within the golfing world since stealing a share of the limelight at The Open Championship. Johnston recently earned his PGA Tour card and his following is going from strength to strength in the US after signing a deal with Arby’s. Three typically American and rather amusing TV commercials have just been released starting Johnston including...

  • Danny Willett toasts “champagne era for golf in England”

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 22 September 2016

    Yorkshire born Masters’ Champion, Danny Willett has praise the Government’s commitment to investing in England’s golf tourism framework. He said: “It is a champagne era for golf in England and I think it is a great move from the Government to invest in positioning the country in the minds of international golfers. “There is an abundance of great...

  • 2018 Ryder Cup dates announced

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris will be played from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2018. The date for the 42nd staging of the biennial contest between Europe and the United States of America was revealed last night during a reception at the Residence of the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The 2018 edition of The...

  • Make your practice time more worthwhile

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    How to bring your range game closer to your course game and make progress. Fault: Shots hit on the range bearing little relation to the on-course challenge Fix: Find ways to make your practice time more relevant to the real thing Here is a very simple rule that will instantly change how effectively you practise: "Play as you practise... and practise as you...

  • Win a magnum of the Official Wine of The Ryder Cup 2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    World renowned wine producer Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA is offering 6 Today's Golfer readers the chance to win a magnum of its limited edition Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Cuvée. This year's contest takes place at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota from 27th September to 2nd October and the Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Cuvée for 2016 will be served in exclusive...

  • Ryder Cup: Punters piling on team USA

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    Less than 10% of all bets placed on the Ryder Cup with William Hill have been for Team Europe. Darren Clarke's side have drifted out to 15/8 from an original 5/6 with the USA now 8/15. "On paper the European team is lacking in depth and punters are piling on team USA as if the result had already been decided," said William...

  • VIDEO: Ryder Cup crunch shots

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 19 September 2016

    Hazeltine head pro Chandler Withington reveals three key shots the stars will need to hit – pick up the latest issue of Today's Golfer for Chandler's instruction piece on how you can play them. 1. 18th tee shot The further and straighter you can hit it in matchplay, the more pressure you'll put on your opponents. But if you find a bunker off...

  • England cricket aces reveal the best and worst golfers in the dressing room

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 19 September 2016

    Which of these Cricket legends has the best handicap? Which is their favourite course? Who’s the worst golfer in the England dressing room? England cricket heroes Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, alongside the "voice of cricket", David Lloyd “Bumble” have been answering questions on the game. It turns out Moeen Ali and Steven Finn aren't the best golfers in the England dressing room and...

  • Andrew "Beef" Johnston earns PGA Tour card

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 19 September 2016

    Andrew "Beef" Johnston locked up his PGA TOUR card Sunday. The 27-year-old bagged a solo fourth place finish at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco, the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events in which 25 PGA TOUR cards are handed out to the top-25 finishers on the Web.com Tour Finals money list. With rounds of 66-63-70-68—267 (-17), Johnston earned...

  • How you can watch 240 hours of Ryder Cup coverage for just £10.99

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 15 September 2016

    With Europe set to go head to head with America in the battle for The Ryder Cup, Sky Sports will bring 240 hours of coverage on a dedicated channel bringing viewers closer to one of the biggest events in sport. Sky Sports 4 will become Sky Sports Ryder Cup on Monday 26 September offering viewers ten days of bespoke programming primarily...

  • Danny Willett leads world class Dunhill Links field

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 15 September 2016

    A classic line-up of Major Championship winners, including current Masters champion Danny Willett, and members of the European Ryder Cup team will be playing in next month's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. England's Willett, who won his first Major in Augusta earlier this year, will be flying straight from the Ryder Cup in Hazeltine in a bid to win...

  • 3 steps to help you read greens

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

    Keep alert to improve your green reading and hole more putts! Fault: Missed putts, caused by a failure to identify the break Fix: Boost your awareness of the green's slopes through paying attention to terrain and your playing partners' putts When I play in Pro-Ams, I'm often aware of the number of chances club golfers miss to gain an accurate reading of the...

  • When and how to repair a pitch mark

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

    We know repairing pitch marks is expected of us, but when can you do a little gardening? Learn these rules so you are being kind to the green, without being penalised... A player may repair an old hole plug, or damage to the green caused by the impact of a ball, regardless of whether the ball lies on the green (Rule 16-1c). The...

  • 3,000 shafts stocked... Inside the Callaway tour truck

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 12 September 2016

    It may not seem the most glamorous job in the world, driving a 34.5-tonne truck and racking up thousands of miles every month. But Paul Monks travels to 22 European Tour events every year, taking in some amazing locations and rubbing shoulders with Major champions. The truck is often parked out of sight, normally adjacent to the driving range, but it's constantly...

  • My life in golf: Nigel Mansell

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 12 September 2016

    Nigel Mansell is one of the most successful and popular F1 drivers Britain has ever produced. He won 31 races – a British record until he was overtaken by current F1 champion Lewis Hamilton – and finally secured a long-deserved first world title in 1992. He followed that by winning America's IndyCar championship and is still the only driver to hold the...

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