September

  • 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...

  • 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,...