2017

  • My life in golf: Brian Lara

    Monday, 5 June 2017

    The legendary cricketer made his name hitting sixes from the crease, but now he’s happier making fours when he’s roaming the fairways. For a man who is one of the greatest ever left-handed batsmen, it seems almost surreal to see Brian Lara hitting a golf ball right-handed. Not that it seems to hold him back. The former West Indies international may be...

  • Getting to know: Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Thursday, 1 June 2017

    Matthew Fitzpatrick is a three-time European Tour winner, played in the 2016 Ryder Cup and is defending the Nordea Masteres in Sweden this week - but how well do you know the 22-year-old from Sheffield? We chatted to the World No. 40 about his favourite things, including Chicago, his favourite view in golf and the club he favours most in his...

  • Everything we know about Tiger Woods' arrest

    Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    Tiger Woods was found "asleep at the wheel" of his Mercedes with the engine running when he was arrested, according to US Media reports on the police documents released on Tuesday. The former World No.1 was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), although Woods maintained the incident was not drink related and he "blew zeroes" on a breathalizer - indicating...

  • Could you play 72 holes in a day?

    Written by Staff writer on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    Macmillan Cancer Support is inviting UK golfers to swing into action and take on their Longest Day Golf Challenge.  Taking place in three weeks’ time, the Challenge will push golfers to the absolute limit as they take on four rounds of golf during the longest day of the year, June 21, 2017. With one round taking roughly four hours, challengers will be...

  • You've helped Srixon raise £23,000

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    Since February, Srixon has been donating £1.50 for every box of its new Z-Stars sold in the UK. Today, they handed over a cheque to Prostate Cancer UK for more than £23,000.  Srixon staff player Shane Lowry joined the company´s UK & Ireland President, Leslie Hepsworth, to reveal the total donation. The popular Irishman, himself, played a lead role in the...

  • Study shows family is key to growing golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    Slow play, the cost of the game and the time it takes are usually the three main culprits associated with hindering the growth of the game, but a new study suggests that the key to improving participation may just lie at the heart of the home. The world we live in is used to instant results and has ever decreasing leisure...

  • Sam Torrance receives European Tour Honorary Life Membership

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    Sam Torrance has become the 52nd player to receive Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour.  The former Ryder Cup Captain is being recognised for his record-breaking European Tour career, and will join the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and 49 others as he becomes the latest addition to the exclusive group of Honorary Life Members of the European Tour.  The...

  • Women's Golf Day 2017 - How to get involved

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    Have you heard about Women's Golf Day? It's taking place at hundreds of locations in over 46 countries, including the UK - on Tuesday 6th June.  We caught up with Emma Ballard, who is the UK Ambassador for Women's Golf Day and is also Head of Digital at Medi8. She's spent her entire career in the golf industry, and has a...

  • Renovated Stoke Park course is a huge hit

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    Members and visitors have given the ‘thumbs up' to the recently re-opened gcourse at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel in Buckinghamshire. The second loop of nine holes - the Alison course - had been shut throughout the winter while remedial work took place as part of a three-year renovation project for the 27-hole venue and the new-look nine has...

  • Practice like a pro:Toptracer is coming to 3 Hammers

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    If you've ever watched golf on TV and wistfully thought about how great it would be able to see how your shots would look on a tracer - you might just be in luck.  Toptracer (formerly Protracer) has changed the way that viewers watch golf and it is now set to have the same effect on everyday golfers, as Tour technology...

  • WIN tickets to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

    Monday, 15 May 2017

    We've partnered up with Hilton Honours once again to offer one lucky winner the chance to experience VIP Hospitality tickets to the final round of the BMW PGA Championship! This is your chance to take in all of the action from the best seats in the house overlooking the iconic 18th green at one of the headline events on The European...

  • Hole in One club: WIN a trip to TPC Sawgrass

    Friday, 12 May 2017

    Watching the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and wishing you were there? If you sign up with the hole-in-one club, you might just get your chance.  For just five pounds, users can sign up - and if you score a hole in one, you'll be entered with a chance to win a trip to TPC Sawgrass! And if you're anything like last...

  • 12 reasons to buy the new issue of Today’s Golfer

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Friday, 12 May 2017

    Ah, putting. Or should that be “aaaarrrrrggggh, putting!” It’s part of the game we all think we should be good at – but in reality, so few of us actually are. It seems so simple. There’s no lunge into the ball... there’s no OB/water/massive slice to worry about... you can’t shank a putt, or hit one fat, or leave one...

  • Win the chance to caddie for Westwood

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    You could win the chance to caddie for Lee Westwood  during the Pro-Am at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Wednesday May 24.  Golfers can enter the competition via an entry form on Your Golf Travel’s social media platforms: Facebook (www.facebook.com/yourgolftravel) Twitter (www.twitter.com/yourgolftravel) Instagram (www.instagram.com/yourgolftravel) The winner will be picked on Monday May 15.   Ross Marshall, co-founder and CEO at Your Golf Travel, said:...

  • Long Drive World Series is coming to the UK

    Tuesday, 9 May 2017

    The Long Drive World Series Championship showcases the World's best talent when it comes to hitting the long ball  - and for the first time, it's coming to the UK Golf's most exciting new showpiece sees spectators gather to watch the biggest hitters from across the globe, and after American Tim Burke emerged victorious at the inaugural event in Dubai -...

  • Amateurs to tee up at Royal Birkdale

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 8 May 2017

    Amateur Club Golfers from Great Britain and Ireland will have the chance to tee up at Royal Birkdale shortly before the 146th Open is held there this July.  The final of the inaugural R&A Nine Hole Championship will be held on Saturday July 15, where a group of 42 men and women will play the challenging back nine on the famous...

  • American Golf Long Drive Finalists Announced

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 4 May 2017

    Five players recorded drives over 400 yards on their way to this years American Golf Long Drive Championship final, which will be contested at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on Friday 4th August.  With the Championship boasting over 5000 entrants which includes Ladies Eurpoean Tour members and players flying in from around Europe, the 2017 edition of the American Golf Long Drive...

  • R&A and USGA look in to use of green books

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    The R&A and USGA have announced that they are looking in to the use of green books as part of their process to overhaul the current rules of golf.  It's been a very busy couple of months for the governing bodies of golf. From the announcement that the entire rule-book of golf is going to be slimmed down and become more...

  • My life in golf: Vinnie Jones

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 28 April 2017

    Football’s most famous hard man Vinnie Jones has toned down his behaviour for golf... He’s even given up the booze in a bid to lower his handicap One day they’ll probably make a film about the life and times of Vinnie Jones, the quintessential English hard man. The tough guy from Watford had a successful if controversial footballing career, revelling in...

  • The Golf Test: Ian Woosnam

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    How much do you have in common with a former Masters champion? Every month in Today's Golfer magazine, we aim to seek out just how much in common you have with the world's top golfers.  This month, we spoke to World Golf Hall of Famer and former World No.1 Ian Woosnam.  Have you ever rushed on to the 1st tee just before your...

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