2016

  • ETIQUS launch special edition Sport Tour watches

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 12 September 2016

    ETIQUS, the British brand of patented, quality timepieces exclusively for golfers, is offering golfers the chance to show their support with a European Blue Sport Tour golf timepiece. The special edition Sport Tour features ETIQUS' unique dimple patterned face in a distinctive European Blue with yellow inlay to the hour and minute hands, and in the 12 hour markers. The Sport Tour's...

  • Win a week at Troia Resort worth £3,500

    Monday, 12 September 2016

    You can enjoy a seven-night golf holiday at this world class resort south of Lisbon, which boasts a Top 100 ranked course. This is your chance to win a luxury experience for you and three friends by winning an exclusive golf break, courtesy of Troia Resort and European Tour Properties. European Tour Properties, a network of 22 world class golf venues, all...

  • Ryder Cup heroes return to The Belfry

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 9 September 2016

    Legendary Ryder Cup venue The Belfry this week hosted...several Ryder Cup legends. The world-famous West Midlands venue, the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, is where Tony Jacklin twice captained the European Ryder Cup team. But this week, in Jacklin's charity event, there wasn't quite so much at stake... However, an impressive array of golfing stars and celebrities battled it out in...

  • Mannings Heath to be UK's first Golf Club & Wine Estate

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 9 September 2016

    West Sussex golf club Mannings Heath is undergoing one of the biggest changes in its 100 year history....the new owners are converting one of the two 18-hole courses, the Kingfisher, to 9 holes and planting a vineyard on the 500 acre estate to create a ‘wine experience’ at the 18th century manor and clubhouse. On the decision to convert the Kingfisher...

  • Will Tiger Woods make a winning return to PGA?

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 7 September 2016

    Tiger Woods is to return to competitive golf at the Safeway Open in October and William Hill are offering 50/1 that he returns to the winners enclosure at first attempt. Tiger is odds on at 4/6 to make the cut. Meanwhile he is 9/2 to win another major before he retires from golf. “We always had a rule never to...

  • Ryder Cup: 89% Say USA – Can Mcllroy make the difference?

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 6 September 2016

    Despite a timely return to form for Rory Mcllroy, it seems that William Hill customers are convinced that 2016 will see the USA win the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008. As of today an astonishing 89% of the money placed has been for team USA, 9% on Europe and just 2% on the draw. "There has been an overwhelming...

  • Birthplace of the Open goes on the market

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 5 September 2016

    The Scottish pub famed as the birthplace of the British Open Golf Championship has been placed on the market, shortly after undergoing a successful refurbishment and re-launch. The historic Red Lion in Prestwick on the South Ayrshire coast has been going for almost 200 years and was the preferred meeting place of a group of enthusiastic golfers who in 1851 decided...

  • British golfers sure of value despite Brexit

    Written by Today's Golfer on Thursday, 1 September 2016

    ClubstoHire.com is offering travelling British golfers extra value by freezing its prices on rental sets, despite the value of the Pound falling by more than 10% since the Brexit vote in June. The Dublin-based rental firm continues to offer UK customers sets of the latest clubs on the market from between £32 and £55 per week at locations around the world,...

  • American Golf Crowns 2016 Long Drive Champions

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 1 September 2016

    Friday night saw an incredible display of power hitting as Lucas Dornan became the American Golf Long Drive Champion, winning a hamper of products from Garmin and a place in the World Long Drive Championship. Using a 3 degree Callaway XR 16 with Fujikura XXX shaft Lucas overcame stiff competition, beating Dave Evans from Bedford with his last and only legal...

  • Name that player’s logo

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 1 September 2016

    Coca-Cola, Nike, Google… the world’s biggest brands have some of the world’s most famous logos. This type of instant recognition is a holy grail for businesses, which spend millions fine-tuning their corporate identities. A handful of golfers have achieved a similar level of identity via their “brand”, while others are just starting to build theirs. So we thought we’d test...

  • Galvin Green gears up for its first ryder cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    European golfers can match their Ryder Cup heroes from today, as leading apparel brand Galvin Green introduces the next generation of premium waterproof garments in the stunning white and two-tone blue uniform colours of Team Europe. Team Captain Darren Clarke has selected four exclusive lines for the new Galvin Green Ryder Cup range set to make its competitive debut at Hazeltine...

  • Our exclusive interview with Rory McIlroy

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    Rory McIlroy talks style, being an athlete and leading by example  both on and off the course to Today's Golfer. He may be one of the biggest golfers on the planet, but Rory McIlroy is just like any other sports fan. Get him talking about football and he takes some stopping. When he’s not on the course or in the gym, he’s...

  • Lee Westwood previews the Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke said Lee Westwood will be his "general" for the tournament at Hazeltine. The Englishman was confirmed as a wildcard pick, on Tuesday morning, alongside Germany's Martin Kaymer, 31, and Belgian rookie Thomas Pieters, 24. Westwood is relishing the opportunity to face the US team but isn’t underestimating the task Team Europe have on their hands. "Yeah,...

  • Thomas Pieters on being selected as Ryder Cup wild card pick

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Thomas Pieters has been speaking about what being included in team Europe for the upcoming Ryder Cup means to him after Darren Clarke’s announcement from Wentworth this morning “It has been a little bit crazy, especially closing out the tournament like I did on Sunday,” he said “I am just really proud of myself [for] winning another tournament. “You try to win tournaments...

  • Westwood, Kaymer and Pieters selected as Europe's Ryder Cup wild cards

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Darren Clarke has confirmed Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters as his wildcard picks for the 2016 Ryder Cup. Pieters becomes the sixth rookie in the team after a great run of form in recent weeks while Westwood will make his 10th consecutive appearance in next month's contest at Hazeltine and Kaymer earns his fourth cap. Clarke said: "To get it...

  • Fantasy Golf Preview - Deutsche Bank Championship 2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    The Deutsche Bank Championship is one of the youngest events on the PGA Tour but there is plenty riding on the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoff series. Due to a public holiday in the States the tournament runs from Friday to Monday instead of the traditional Thursday to Sunday. The Arnold Palmer-designed TPC Boston is hosting the tournament with Rickie...

  • Ryder Cup wildcard betting suspended at eleventh hour

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    With just hours to go until the official announcement on Europe's wildcard picks, William Hill have suspended betting on Luke Donald being named as Darren Clarke's final pick. The decision was made after a rush of bets in shops around the North East of England backed his odds in from 7/1 to 6/4 in the space of just an hour. "At the...

  • British Masters packages available from the European Tour Travel Club

    Friday, 26 August 2016

    Time flies when you're having fun and the clock is ticking with the British Masters drawing ever closer. This year's event runs from Thursday October 13th to Sunday October 16th with  Luke Donald, former World Number One, returning to The Grove in his role as tournament Ambassador. Founded in 1946, the British Masters was originally referred to as...

  • Why golfers have unusual hips

    Written by PA Staff on Thursday, 25 August 2016

    Elite golfers are prone to having mismatched hip joints, leading to reduced movement and pain, research has shown. One theory is that constantly practising golf swings may induce a change on one side, causing the ball joint in the hip to become more egg-shaped. Scientists who set out to investigate hip problems in golfers were surprised to find that almost a fifth...

  • Andrew 'Beef' Johnston not holding out for a Ryder Cup wildcard pick

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

    Andrew Johnston captured the hearts of the golfing world at the Open Championship last month but he is keeping his feet firmly on the floor when it comes to his chances of making Europe's Ryder Cup Team. Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett, Henrik Stenson, Chris Wood, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Andy Sullivan and Matt Fitzpatrick all secured their places...

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