August

  • Rory McIlroy tells you how to hit big drives

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 11 November 2016

    Rory McIlroy is one of the best drivers in the game today and here he'll show you how he does it and how you can hit it further. McIlroy's game is built on driving. When he's on it, no one matches his power and accuracy – a combination that puts him in the top 10 of the PGA Tour's 'total driving'...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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