2016

  • Fantasy Golf Preview - The Barclays 2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

    The Barclays has undergone a series of name changes and next year it'll be known as The Northern Trust but one thing hasn’t changed it is always a highly competitive few days golf. The tournament was first staged in 1967 and has been the first leg of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup since its inception in 2007. The stakes are high becuase...

  • Luke Donald boosts Ryder Cup chances after Wyndham Championship

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 22 August 2016

    Luke Donald has given European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke plenty to ponder after an impressive solo second place finish at the Wyndham Championship over the weekend. The former World Number One, carded an eye catching 16 under par, falling short of Si Woo Kim's winning score of -21 who had all but secured victory after a second day round of...

  • Golf is the No.1 excuse for unfaithful husbands

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 22 August 2016

    Research has revealed that telling your wife that you're going for a few rounds of golf with your friends is the most popular excuse adulterers use when sneaking out to meet another woman. A study found that 34 per cent of unfaithful men said that they told their wife they were going to play 18 holes as a cover for their...

  • A solution to the most frustrating part of travelling as a golfer

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 17 August 2016

    Question – What is the most frustrating parts of travelling as a golfer? Answer - Queuing at the airport with the prospect of an excess baggage charge. Sound familiar? Or are you fed up with paying extortionate airline prices to take your golf clubs with you? Well look out for BagSOLO, a new travel solution that provides a courier service for your clubs from...

  • Rules of Golf: Our guide to coloured hazards on the golf course

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 16 August 2016

    When it comes to marker posts on the course, the stakes are high. Whether they are used to indicate a water hazard or out of bounds, we all watch with bated breath whenever a shot veers hopelessly beyond them. What happens next often leads to some kind of dubious decision. Some people think it's as simple as taking a penalty drop,...

  • Would a GPS device help improve your handicap?

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 15 August 2016

    Since their introduction to the game of golf GPS devices have caused plenty of debates among amateur golfers and here's a look at what impact the devices have had on the game. While there are a range of GPS devices that work differently the general principle is relatively simple, to help golfers accurately calculate distances while on the course. This is done...

  • Mind what you say on the golf course…

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 12 August 2016

    Whether it’s chipping with ‘soft hands’ or comparing a low scuttler to ‘Sally Gunnell’, nearly all golfers are guilty of using some kind of sports jargon during a round. But as it turns out, Brits may not be quite so clued up when it comes to making sense of it all. A recent survey revealed that almost two thirds of Brits thought...

  • Are you tee’d off with having sun-weathered skin?

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 12 August 2016

    We all like to look the part on the course, but now you can go to extreme lengths by undergoing a ‘golf course facial’.   In a bid to turn the clock back, golfers (men and women) are now going under the knife to improve their complexion and remove sun spots, freckles and fine lines.   South African plastic surgeon...

  • Why playing golf is the key to a happy marriage

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 12 August 2016

    Abandoning your partner to play a round of golf is just asking for trouble, right? Wrong! A survey conducted by golfsupport.com has revealed quite the opposite. As it turns out, golfers actually have the happiest marriages and lowest rates of divorce. Five hundred golfers' wives and 500 non-golfers' wives were asked to rate their marriage satisfaction on a scale of one to...

  • Parsons Xtreme Golf: Who are PXG?

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 10 August 2016

    Nike’s decision to stop producing golf equipment has left Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods as free agents when it comes to their golf clubs and manufactures are working hard to feast on Nike’s loss. Parsons Xtreme Golf, often known simply as 'PXG' may not be a household name but with last week’s decision by Nike, but it’s been picking...

  • Golfers going for the gold amid Rio2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 8 August 2016

    Lamkin Grips isn't quite old enough to have been at the last Olympics; but as the game returns to the world's greatest sporting spectacle, the 92 year old company are getting firmly in the spirit of the games. While some of golf's biggest names are getting ready to battle for national pride and a place on the podium, Lamkin is giving...

  • Travelers Championship: Russell Knox wins despite Jim Furyk’s 58

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 8 August 2016

    Jim Furyk might have enjoyed being the first player in PGA Tour history to shoot a round of 58 but it wasn’t enough for the American to claim victory at the Travelers Championship. Scotland’s Russell Knox was victorious after a two-under par final round of 68 to hold off Jerry Kelly by one shot. Furyk carded 10 birdies and an eagle in...

  • Trying golf for the first time has just got simpler and cheaper

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 3 August 2016

    Life just got a lot simpler – and cheaper – for people who don't have their own golf clubs. The UK's largest golf club operator Crown Golf has dropped Club Hire fees at its venues in a bid to attract as many newcomers as possible to the sport, and also to attract lapsed players back to golf. The free club hire deal...

  • Justin Rose and Niall Horan talk about growing the game of golf

    Tuesday, 26 July 2016

    One is among the world’s most popular music stars, with 25 million followers on social media, 50 million album sales and six Brit Awards under his belt. The other is an English pro golfer with 524,000 followers on Twitter, a US Open to his name and a Team GB Olympic appearance on the cards. There may be a 13-year age...

  • Andrew 'Beef' Johnston takes up serving sandwiches

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

    From Royal Troon to serving sandwiches in a Manhattan restaurant – Andrew 'Beef' Johnston has been a busy man. These photos show the 27-year-old serving guess in one of Arby's Manhattan restaurants after signing a sponsorship deal with the quick-service US sandwich chain. "I've ordered enough burgers in my life, it is about time I try handing them out for a change,"...

  • Tom Watson on why golf doesn't fit the Olympic formula

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 22 July 2016

    After 112 years, golf is again an Olympic sport but it has caused quite a stir and opinion within the sport remains heavily divided.  Several of golf's biggest names have been quick to criticise the sport's best players for withdrawing from this summer's Olympic Games in Rio but Tom Watson has waded in with a different take on the matter. The 66-year-old...

  • Gary Player and Danny Willett on Zika at Rio 2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 21 July 2016

    Sixteen male golfers have pulled out of the Rio Olympics so far and the string of withdrawals are sure to make it harder to argue the sport should continue in the Games beyond 2020. The idea that golfers regarded the Olympics as something they could do without is certainly logical and Masters Champion Danny Willett believes that Zika is simply an excuse...

  • REVEALED: 2016 Ryder Cup fanwear range

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 21 July 2016

    The 2016 Ryder Cup Official European fanwear range has been unveiled today, as fans look to show their support for team Europe. The competition starts on Friday September 30 and the fanwear is available to pre-order now through www.euroshop.rydercup.com. The range is designed to give both male and female supporters the opportunity to wear their colours with pride - whether watching at...

  • The Open 2016: Greens in Regulation

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 21 July 2016

    Here are the players who achieved the most Greens in Regulation (G.I.R) throughout the Open Championship at Royal Troon. Also shown is the top ten player's greens in regulation percentage. 1          Henrik Stenson           Sweden           56/72 77.8% 2         Dustin Johnson            USA                 54/72 75.0% T3       Emiliano Grillo            Argentina         53/72 73.6% T3      ...

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