2017

  • Quiz of the Week!

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 06 March 2017

    Think you were paying attention to everything golf last week? Test yourself and find out! ...

  • 20 stunning courses you've probably never even heard of...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 03 March 2017

    We’ve scoured the country to unearth 20 simply sensational courses there’s every chance you didn’t even know existed let alone have visited and played. And you can play them from £15! Leighton Buzzard, Beds It’s Woburn-like in places – several fairways are overlooked by tall timber – but half the price to play! It’s also where Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter learnt his...

  • Tour players react to proposed rule changes

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 02 March 2017

    The R&A and the USGA have proposed substantial changes to many of the current rules of golf, and some of the biggest names in the sport took to social media to give their opinions - and they had a LOT to say.   The changes, which include proposals such as allowing distance measuring devices and unintentional grounding...

  • Watch Europe's best in action for FREE

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

    New and existing golf fans will once again be able to watch some of the world’s leading golfers for free in the opening round of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports thanks to the return of ‘Sky Sports Thursday’. Tournament host Lee Westwood, the former world No.1, has announced that 10,000 free tickets will be available here, on a first come,...

  • Rules of golf: R&A and USGA propose changes

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

    The R&A and USGA have announced proposals that could mark significant changes to several of golf's well known rules in a bid to modernise the game. The governing bodies have spent five years reviewing the rules to come up with these new proposals, which target subjects such as pace of play and touching the sand in a bunker.

  • On the right track to the Home of Golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

    Southern-based golfers planning to visit St Andrews this spring can tee-off their time in Scotland with a complimentary transfer thanks to Caledonian Sleeper. The overnight rail service from London is continuing its popular link between Leuchars railway station and the ‘Home of Golf’ following a successful first year in partnership with luxury golf tour operator, St Andrews Golf Travel. The free-of-charge door-to-door transfer...

  • Reader Test: TaylorMade TP5/TP5x Golf Balls

    Wednesday, 01 March 2017

    TaylorMade say their new TP5 and TP5x balls are the most complete tour balls ever. To simplify the mystery behind picking the right ball for your game, they've developed softer and firmer versions so you choose purely based on feel. With Jason Day, Dustin Johsnon, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose putting TP5s in play - and Jon Rahm winning with on the...

  • 54 stunning courses you can play for under £40

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

    Looking for a memorable round on an outstanding course this season? Of course you are….and below are 54 courses dotted all over the country you can experience without paying a penny over £40….. PORTHMADOG, GWYNEDD Porthmadog is very much an unsung hero and, like its more prestigious neighbours, has plenty to offer too including top Snowdonia views and a brilliant back nine.It’s...

  • Joe Miller to front World Long Drive Series

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Current World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller is to front a new format which will see eight of the world’s biggest hitters go head to head in four locations across the globe. The Long Drive World Series is made up of four events, with the first taking place under spectacular night lights at the Jumeirah Golf Estates European Tour Performance Institute...

  • Exciting new course poised to open at Praia D’El Rey

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    Europe’s most eagerly-awaited new golf course will officially open in Portugal this summer. Situated less than an hour north of Lisbon on Portugal’s Silver Coast, West Cliffs has been designed by Cynthia Dye of the world-renowned golf architecture firm Dye Designs Group, and is set to be unveiled to a worldwide audience in June. Offering sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from...

  • Club golfers get chance to play at British Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    A new partnership between Bridgestone Tyres and England Golf could see club golfers win a place in the British Masters Pro-Am thanks to a brand-new event held in 2017. The Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy will take place for the first time this year and is set to become an annual event open to members of England Golf’s 1900 affiliated clubs.

  • Gleneagles to host 2018 European Championships

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Gleneagles has been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, playing their part in history as the host of the first ever European Golf Team Championship. The brand new multi-sport event coming in 2018 is set to be staged every four years, and will combine with the existing European Championships of Athletics,...

  • Could YOU be American Golf's 2017 Long Drive Champion?

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Think you can hit a long ball? This is your chance to see how you rank against the rest of the U.K - but you've got to be quick! The qualifying rounds of the 2017 Long Drive Championship are being held from the 17th-20th February in every American Golf store, with free entry to all participants. Split in...

  • 11 reasons to buy the new issue of TG

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    The latest issue of Britain’s best-selling golf magazine has hit the shelves, and here’s what’s in it… 1 Beef’s guide to better golf We caught up with Andrew Johnston to share the tips that have taken him to the PGA Tour 2 2017 drivers tested Our first verdict on the latest big stick from TaylorMade, Callaway, Cobra, Wilson and Mizuno 3 Golf’s most amazing shots,...

  • 33 top value courses in the UK

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    Looking for a top value round of golf? Look no further. Below you’ll find 33 of the best value courses in the land and there’s bound to be one near you. They’re among some of the best inland and coastal layouts in the UK and are guaranteed to provide a round to remember….specially at these prices! With half-price golf on...

  • There's four new golf shows this year... and they're free

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    We all love a golf show, don’t we? It’s a chance to see and try the latest clubs; finally get a lesson; meet the odd golf-loving celeb and pick up ideas for that next golf holiday. American Golf knows we love a golf show, too – so they’re putting on four of them across the UK this year. And each one...

  • 41 of the UK's most scenic courses....

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    Take your pick from 50 of the most visually stunning, easy-on-the-eye courses around…and only one is over £50! ENGLAND *ALNMOUTH VILLAGE, NORTHUMBERLAND This cracking mini layout is the oldest nine-hole links in England the stunning North Sea coastal views are worth the green fee alone. It’s fun, quirky and provides unbelievable value. Green fees: £10 till end of Feb. Tel: 01665 830370. *BATH, SOMERSET Arguably one...

  • 44 UK courses where you're guaranteed a game

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Friday, 10 February 2017

    There’s no need to pack those clubs away and leave them gathering cobwebs in the garage until the new season finally arrives: not when there’s 44 cracking year-round courses around like those listed below. They’re all in excellent condition whatever time of the year you pitch up and play with no mats and temporary tees and greens in sight. So...

  • 45 of the UK's Best Winter Deals

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Thursday, 09 February 2017

    Winter can be a wonderland for golfers with many courses, specially those by the sea, in excellent condition and playable for considerably less money. Here are some of the very best deals around whether you just want to play 18 holes, have a round with some food thrown in or enjoy a stay and play winter break. The choice is...

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