2017

  • Should I chip with the pin in or out?

    Thursday, 09 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to finally find out which is better – and whether you should keep the pin in or out?  We all know people on either side of the debate, and you might have a particular preference on having the flag in or out when you are around the green. But lets face it, there's...

  • Can golf really make you fitter?

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 06 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to crunch the numbers and find out if golf REALLY makes you fitter... Let's not kid ourselves. Few golfers have ever walked off the 18th hole on the brink of exhaustion. Granted, missing a three footer for par might take the breath away, but that owes more to mental rather than physical torture. The...

  • Are trees really 90% air?

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 30 October 2017

    In our 'golf's biggest questions answered' series, we decided to put the myth to the test – are trees really 90% air? Let's face it, you probably know the answer. And we had a pretty good idea, too. But that didn't stop us from finding six different types of trees at Burghley Park Golf Club in Lincolnshire and firing a bunch...

  • How often should I play to my handicap?

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 27 October 2017

    Don't play to your handicap as often as you'd like? Join the club. But just how often SHOULD you be getting in the buffer zone? Judging by the way most golfers behave, you'd think anything less than 90 per cent of the time is unacceptable. Most of us are guilty of throwing a paddy if we don't can that six-footer on the...

  • 11 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 25 October 2017

    Master every club in your bag with our latest issue - plus exclusive interviews, new gear tested and features that include a mongolian golf adventure.  While we tend to group golf technique into one desirable set of rules, the fact is that your set of clubs consists of a range of weapons, designed to achieve differing objectives and demanding different key...

  • Shot Clock to debut on European Tour in Austria in 2018

    Monday, 23 October 2017

    The European Tour have anounced that the Shot Clock Masters will make it's debut in Austria next year, where players will be timed for every shot and penalised for a bad time.  The 2018 Shot Clock Masters in Austria will be the first tournament in professional golf to use a shot clock on every shot as part of the European Tour's...

  • American Golf Championships on Sky Sports Golf: Schedule and timings

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 16 October 2017

    American Golf have secured prime-time slots for broadcasting the American Golf Championships on Sky Sports Golf in 10 hour-long programmes American Golf's 2017 Championship TV programmes will be airing during prime time on the new Sky Sports Golf channel, with are ten hour long programmes in the schedule this year. The first will be the ever popular Junior Championship which will be...

  • Bjorn & Furyk go head to head at special Ryder Cup Captain's challenge; Furyk talks Woods return

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 16 October 2017

    Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk took part in Ryder Cup Captains’ Challenge at Le Golf National - and it wasn't long afterwards that Furyk was questioned about Tiger Woods.  Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk today went head-to-head at The 2018 Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National as the European and United States captains led two teams of junior golfers in a special...

  • Fifty of the UK and Ireland’s top value courses that test even the best...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

    TG Top 50: Are you ready for a challenge?  Golfers of all playing abilities just love a challenge. In fact that's a good portion of what the game is all about: pushing yourself to your playing limit and tackling courses that will examine all aspects of your game – from driver to mid-iron to putter and everything in-between. And sometimes it's...

  • Bjorn announces European Tour Foundation as official charity of the 2018 Ryder Cup

    Tuesday, 10 October 2017

    European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn today announced that the European Tour Foundation will be the Official Charity of The 2018 Ryder Cup. The European Tour Foundation was launched in May this year, replacing the existing Tour Players Foundation, and will bring together, under one umbrella, the many philanthropic and charitable elements the Tour engages in. Its mission statement sees it seek...

  • The Dunhill Diaries: Reliving Nick Dougherty's final tournament

    Thursday, 05 October 2017

    The Dunhill Diaries - an account of TG Collumist Nick Dougherty's final tournament as a professional in 2016 One year on from Nick Dougherty's final tournament appearance at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - he gives us an insight into what it was like for him to play his last event as a professional golfer.  Fittingly, it was 10 years since he'd...

  • Scot's Mann wins The World Hickory Open - and the pictures are stunning

    Thursday, 05 October 2017

    Scotland's Fraser Mann takes the title of The 2017 LinkedGolfers World Hickory Open Champion amongst strong international field - and the pictures are incredible In continued trying conditions, the players of the 13th LinkedGolfers World Hickory Open showed amazing patience, concentration and above all their sense of humour as they tee'd off yesterday morning at Kilspindie Golf Club on Scotland's Golf...

  • Rules Refresher: 10 rules incidents in 2017 that you can learn from

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    Need a rules refresher? We've been reviewing the rules incidents of 2017! It turns out that Dustin Johnson and Anna Nordqvist’s penalty drama at their respective US Open's in 2016 wasn’t enough for the Tour Professionals to leave behind– as there was still a lot of rules incidents that either caused confusion or drama in 2017.  It doesn't happen that often, but...

  • WATCH: European Tour players heckle each other with props

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    If it were allowed, how would you try to put off another player on the golf course?  We already saw Martin Kaymer try to put off players during the Hero Challenge by standing over Matthew Fitzpatrick's putts, but in this video - there are a lot more props involved.  In this hilarious video, European Tour professionals Andy Sullivan, Thorbjorn Olesen, Paul Waring...

  • Thomas Bjorn and Arjun Atwal confirmed as EurAsia Cup Captains

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    Thomas Bjørn and Arjun Atwal have been announced as respective captains of Team Europe and Team Asia when the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM returns to Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from January 12-14, 2018. The third staging of the biennial tournament, which has been hosted at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in 2014 and 2016,...

  • 11 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    In the latest issue of Today's Golfer, we answer Golf's Biggest Questions Golf feels great when you do it well... so get that feeling more often with the help of a superb panel of experts we've assembled Golf is not easy. A lot of us play it, practise it and even become obsessed by it because it's so bloody dif cult... and...

  • Woosnam and Love III among World Golf Hall of Fame Inductees

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Ian Woosnam, Davis Love III, Lorena Ochoa and Meg Mallon were inducted in to the World Golf Hall of Fame on Tuesday, with broadcaster Henry Longhurst also being posthumously awarded the accolade.  Just two days before the playing of the 12th annual Presidents Cup at nearby Liberty National Golf Club, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum kicked off a...

  • Lessons of a lifetime: 5 legends talk about their careers

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Between them, these five men have won 48 major titles... But how could their experience help you? We recently sat down with Tom Watson, Gary Player, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and Tom Lehman to find out what you could learn from their experiences. Sitting in the plush restaurant at Wentworth Golf Club, the five golfers around me really know what they're talking...

  • Today's Golfer Travel Awards 2018

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Help us decided our TG Travel Awards for 2018 and be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize!  HOW TO VOTE You can only pick one course and one hotel/resort per destination category (eg: one course and one hotel in Scotland, or one hotel & one course in each of the four English regions). Multiple choices will result in entries...

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