2016

  • Darren Clarke and Davis Love III talk Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 20 July 2016

    The 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine is fast approaching and European captain Darren Clarke and US captain Davis Love III have been talking about it takes to win the Ryder Cup. Worldwide partner of The Ryder Cup, Standard Life Investments have released this video featuring Darren Clarke and Davis Love III alongside Matthew Syed, an expert in the science of sports...

  • Henrik Stenson predicted 2016 major win

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 20 July 2016

    Did you see Henrik Stenson's first major championship success coming? The Iceman certainly did... Speaking to Today's Golfer back in March, Stenson told us 2016 was going to be his year and here's what he had to say. You must be eager to build on 2015? Yeah, it was a very good season on the whole, although it was a little bit...

  • Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 20 July 2016

    It will be the first time in his career that Tiger will miss all four majors in a calendar year. Woods last played a PGA Tour event in August 2015, when he finished tied for 10th at the Wyndham Championship. A statement from the PGA said, "We have been in contact with Tiger's agent, Mark Steinberg, and he informed us...

  • Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Golf Club raises more than $150,000 for charity

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 19 July 2016

    Men and women of professional golf were brought together by Black Knight International and title sponsor Berenberg, under the banner of a Union of Golf and Giving, for a star-studded event that raised more than $150,000 for charity.   Part of the world leading Gary Player Invitational series, which has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $62 million for...

  • Justin Rose speaks out on Rory McIlroy’s controversial Olympics comments

    Wednesday, 13 July 2016

    His quest for a maiden Open Championship may start tomorrow, but Justin Rose was back in front of the cameras again this morning for the Team GB press conference. He spoke at length yesterday about his Open preparations, but it merely became a footnote after Rory McIlroy hit the headlines for his controversial comments about competing in Rio and growing the...

  • Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy best backed players for Open glory

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 12 July 2016

    Colin Montgomerie has also been heavily backed for a fairytale win. Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy have been the best backed players to win the 145th Open Championship although it is Colin Montgomerie who is the worst result for the bookies. He is 150/1 with William Hill to win the Open and while he has not attracted huge sums of money, he...

  • When you can and can't use a broken club

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 11 July 2016

    Hands up if you’ve ever broken a club. Or banged one into the ground, slammed one into your bag or thrown one in the air. Apart from the immediate regret at such behaviour, these temper tantrums can come at a cost… and that’s without considering the financial implications of replacing a broken club. PGA Tour player Zac Blair suffered the ignominy...

  • The Open 2016 tee times: Colin Montgomerie to hit opening historic shot at Royal Troon

    Monday, 11 July 2016

    It will be a speical moment for Colin Montgomerie when he hits the opening tee-shot at his home-town on Thursday morning at 6.35am. Montgomerie’s father, James, was secretary at Troon for over 20 years and will soon take over as club president. First round tee times 6:35 a.m.         Colin Montgomerie     Marc Leishman           Luke Donald 6:46 a.m.         Steven Alker               ...

  • Inside the bag of Scottish Open winner Alex Noren

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 11 July 2016

    Sweden's Alex Noren won the Scottish Open title at Castle Stuart and here’s a look at the gear he used to do it. Alex Noren's bag Driver: Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero (8.5°) Fairway Wood: Callaway XR 16 (15°) Hybrid: Callaway Apex (18°) Irons: Callaway Apex Pro (4-9) Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47°, 52°, 56°, 60°) Putter: Odyssey Works...

  • The Open at Royal Troon through the years

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 11 July 2016

    We have delved into the Open archives and using these videos from The Open's Youtube channel can take you back to the very first open held at Royal Troon in 1923 when the prize fund was just £200, within the winner receiving £75.   The videos also show how the tournament played out in South Ayrshire through the years as well as...

  • 10 putting tips from the world's best putter. No, not Jordan Spieth... Aaron Baddeley

    Written by Garrett Johnston on Sunday, 10 July 2016

    Based on the stats, Aaron Baddeley ranks as one of the greatest putters in modern golf. Last year, he topped the 'strokes gained putting statistic. In fact, since the start of his PGA Tour career in 2007, he’s only ranked outside the top-15 putters once, and he’s usually been in the top 10. He puts his success down to a simple...

  • 11 of the best links golf courses in England

    Friday, 8 July 2016

    With the Open fast approaching we have taken a look at some of the best places to play links golf in England. How many of these courses have you played? 1 Royal Birkdale - It begins as it means to go on, a long, challenging double dog-leg par-4 making an opening par here a badge of honour for even the pros. Others...

  • Nine of the UK's most unusual golf courses

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 8 July 2016

    How many of these unusual golf courses have you played? 1 Bala - This ten-holer is short but exceptionally sweet. But the hilltop layout can turn sour from the word go – the opening hole is a severe 231 yards uphiller and if you fail to give it a mighty thump your ball could end up tumbling back towards you. Bala...

  • Why do golf clubs have grooves and what happens if they're full of dirt?

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 7 July 2016

    They are part of the identity of every single golf club. But just how much of an impact do grooves really have? Could you still generate spin without them and should we all be carrying a groove sharpener in our golf bag? We asked Scott Manwaring, Callaway’s Director of Irons R&D, to explain... What is the function of grooves? In layman’s terms, they...

  • What are the best irons you can get for under £300?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 7 July 2016

    At TG we are constantly testing the latest clubs and technology. But with a new set of irons setting you back about a month’s mortgage payment, we know many of you will be looking to keep the costs down when it comes to an upgrade. So for £300 – half the cash of an average new set of irons – how...

  • VIDEO: Long drive champion helps you to hit the ball further

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 7 July 2016

    Struggling with the driver? Dan Konyk, the winner of the 2015 American Golf Long Drive Championship is on hand to help. Speaking ahead of this year’s Championship, which is ran in association with Garmin, Dan who has made 11 appearances at the World Long Drive Championship told golfers to focus on their swing to improve. He...

  • Why thinking too much may be costing you shots – and caveman golf could be the answer

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 6 July 2016

    Tour pros often say that they don't have any swing thoughts while they're out on the course. It's hard to believe that their mind is completely empty while they're hitting pressure shots with millions of pounds at stake, but Richie Ramsay insists that the less you think, the better you'll play.  "I just need to keep it simple," says 33-year-old Ramsay.

  • I want to get to scratch, but I never want a vanity handicap

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 5 July 2016

    Rob McGarr is doing his best to get from a 10 handicap to scratch. Catch up on his journey so far: Part One: How hard can it be to go from 10 to scratch? Part Two: I'm trying to get from 10 to scratch, and now I'm off 11... Part Three: My first cut and two costly missed tiddlers Part Four: How many hours...

  • Paul McGinley talks The Open, Dustin Johnson US Open saga, and Zika at Rio 2016

    Tuesday, 5 July 2016

    Irish Olympic Team Captain Paul McGinley is looking forward to the Open at Royal Troon but is currently considering the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart as he puts pen to paper for this diary piece. "Of all the Scottish Open venues I’ve played over the years, Castle Stuart is the best – and we’ve had some strong venues," writes the 49-year-old. "It’s...

  • WIN tickets to the final round of The Open and a putting lesson with Tony Jacklin

    Friday, 1 July 2016

    Glenmorangie – the Spirit of The Open - has teamed up with Today's Golfer to offer one reader the ultimate Open Golf experience this summer. The lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to the final round of The 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon and a putting lesson with the 1969 Open Championship winner and Glenmorangie ambassador – golfing...

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