2017

  • Peter Schmeichel to captain celebrity team at 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 16 January 2017

    Football legend Peter Schmeichel will captain a Celebrity team of sports stars against Paul McGinley's Pro Golfers at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. Schmeichel will be joined by his former Manchester United team-mate Dwight Yorke, as well as other footballing greats Ruud Gullit, Ronald de Boer, Roberto di Matteo, Gabriel Batistuta, Hasan Salihamidzic and Liam Brady at the award-winning Yas Links...

  • Golf legend John Jacobs dies, aged 91

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 13 January 2017

    Tributes have started pouring in for true golfing legend John Jacobs, widely regarded as the “father of modern day golf”, who has died, aged 91. And among the first was from PGA chief executive Sandy Jones who declared: “John Jacobs will be fondly remembered by those of us who were privileged to know him. He was a legend of the game...

  • Three wise men: Jacobs, Alliss, Steel

    Written by Jock Howard on Friday, 13 January 2017

    In 2013, Golf Illustrated magazine sat down with John Jacobs for an in-depth interview, along with two other doyens of the British game, Peter Alliss and Donald Steel. The conversation was fascinating...  John Jacobs, Peter Alliss and Donald Steel are three of the most eloquent and respected voices in the game. Between them, they know everyone there is to know and...

  • Turn your house into a practice range

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 13 January 2017

    You don’t have to wait till you get to the course or the range to start improving your golf.  In 2017 improved play begins at home... and we’ve come up with six ways you can make progress without leaving your front door.  Just make sure you keep checking your backswing for glass objects, pets or family members who haven’t yet twigged their...

  • Justin Thomas joins 59 club

    Written by staff writer, Today's Golfer on Friday, 13 January 2017

    Justin Thomas became the youngest player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59 last night. The 23-year-old – who won the season-opener in Hawaii last week – eagled the 18th at the Sony Open to shoot the magic number, and become only the seventh person ever to do it. He was playing in the same group as his best friend, and said:...

  • Your chance to get fitted for a brand new Callaway, Cobra, Ping or TaylorMade driver

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 12 January 2017

    Calling all golfers... We need your help to uncover the real importance of getting fitted for a driver. We are pleased to offer four lucky readers the chance to get fitted for a brand new Callaway, Cobra, Ping or TaylorMade driver. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? Different hybrid designs suit different golfers – so which is best for you? Not only that,...

  • Jim Furyk named 2018 US Ryder Cup captain

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Jim Furyk has been announced as the 2018 US Ryder Cup captain. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? Different hybrid designs suit different golfers – so which is best for you? Choose the best golf ball for your game Furyk was confirmed as Davis Love III's successor during a press conference, held at 6pm GMT (1pm Eastern time) on Wednesday evening. "I get...

  • Foresight Sports GCQuad launch monitor revealed

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Foresight Sports is introducing a brand new launch monitor which they say delivers both ball and club data with unprecedented accuracy, thanks to its ground-breaking use of four ultra-high-speed cameras in a single compact device. Foresight say that the new GCQuad is the world's first quadrascopic launch monitor and incorporates a number of state-of-the-art innovations designed for everyday use by club fitters,...

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    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Pairings, who is on form and who won't be there. All you need to know about today's #WGCMathplay https://t.co/JJnS2MSYaE — Today's Golfer (@TheTodaysGolfer) March 22, 2017...

  • Chris Wood helps to grow the game of golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 9 January 2017

    What a treat for the Gloucestershire Golf Union Under 18 squad to have the privilege of playing golf with existing and past European Tour professional golfers today at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club. During the busy Christmas holiday period, Chris Wood, Stuart Little and others gave up their time to share their skills and experiences with budding young golfers. Chris Wood said,...

  • TESTED: Cobra's single-length irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 6 January 2017

    How do single-length irons fare against their standard equivalents? For the first time same-length irons will be widely available in 2017, thanks to Cobra Golf. Here, we pit these new One Length designs against their standard length brothers to see if the concept's got legs. TOP STORIES Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip FIRST HIT: Cobra One Length irons Cobra reveal 'electronic' King F7 Driver plus...

  • Tiger Woods announces 2017 schedule, including Dubai Desert Classic

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 5 January 2017

    Tiger Woods has confirmed his first event of 2017 will be the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, which starts on Thursday January 26th. It is an event he has won seven times, most recently in 2013, with the organisers announcing that the 14-time-major-champion has committed to playing. TOP STORIES Ultimate Golf Club Guide When should you replace irons with hybrids? Ultimate...

  • World number one Jason Day joins Nike

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 3 January 2017

    Nike Golf has signed world number one Jason Day to a multi-year contract. The agreement covers footwear, apparel, headwear and gloves and the 28-year-old  will first wear Nike this week at the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. "Joining Nike is a dream come true," Day said. TOP STORIES Which hybrid test: Wide body v narrow body hybrid GPS Watch Guide Ultimate guide to golf balls "The...

  • Meet the man behind PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf)

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 30 December 2016

    Parsons Xtreme Golf, often known simply as 'PXG', has been busy building quite a reputation during 2016 and we can only see the brand becoming more popular on Tour during 2017. The brand claimed three Tour victories in 2016 and is the brainchild of Bob Parsons, who made his millions by founding and later selling domain name registrar Go Daddy, his...

  • 19 things you didn't know about Thomas Pieters

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 30 December 2016

    Ryder Cup prodigy Thomas Pieters took the world of golf by storm in the sun at Hazeltine National and we think the Belgian is one to watch in 2017, with the 24-year-old set to be a new face in the 2017 Masters field. We caught up with him for an interesting chat inclduing  Space Jam, Carnoustie and camping. TOP STORIES Reader Test: Cobra's new...

  • What's the worst golf Christmas present you've ever received?

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 December 2016

    Disappointment seems to be in store for most golfers this Christmas, according to a survey conducted by Europe’s largest golf retailer, American Golf. The majority of golfers questioned admitted that loved ones very rarely get it right and that unwanted presents are doomed to a life under the stairs. TOP STORIES The Ultimate Golf Club Guide Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip When should...

  • Everything you need to know about golf in 2016

    Written by Staff writer on Wednesday, 28 December 2016

    With 2016 drawing to a close, we recap the key moments from the world of golf from over the past 12 months. Yips, insomnia, 58s, fights, robots and 439-yard drives...it has been another incredible year in the world of golf.  TOP STORIES TG's biggest ever equipment trial Find the right golf kit for you  Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip JANUARY Business as usual World No.1 Jordan Spieth...

  • Big Fat Golf Quiz Of The Year 2016

    Tuesday, 20 December 2016

    Danny Willett came out of nowhere to take the Masters, Justin Rose was victorious in Rio and Team U.S.A ended eight years of Ryder Cup hurt at Hazeltine, but were you paying attention – and can you remember the details? The tinsel is upon us, the turkey is just around the corner and the fireworks on New Year's Eve are drawing...