2017

  • Two lucky golfers win dream trip to the Masters

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 06 April 2017

    Two lucky golfers are in Augusta and set to watch the Masters after winning a dream trip thanks to Million Dollar Hole in One. MDHIO, working in partnership with YourGolfTravel, offered players the chance to enter a prize draw to win an all-expenses paid trip to watch the first major of the year. Golfers pay €10 each to enter a...

  • Catch every second of The Masters on Sky Sports

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    Sky Sports' coverage of the 2017 Masters begins tomorrow so book the afternoon off work and get ready to enjoy over 10 hours of golf. Featured groups, Amen Corner and holes 15 and 16 will be broadcast on the red button, online and on the go from 14.15 on Thursday and Friday. Full coverage begins at 19:00 for the first three...

  • Faldo exclusive: Augusta's on a knife-edge

    Written by Kevin Brown, Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    Sir Nick Faldo knows a thing or two about Augusta. He’s played there since 1979, winning three times – more than any other European. “I love Augusta, just love being there,” he told us as we sat down in the clubhouse at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona, where he’s working for US TV. In 1997, he had a grandstand seat for Tiger’s...

  • 22 of the UK's Most Unusual Courses

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 04 April 2017

    Fancy playing somewhere new, different, fun and quirky….courses guaranteed to provide an unusual golfing challenge and experience. Well, the 22 UK courses listed below will definitely fulfill all those requirements as well as providing a round to remember. Forever….. *Bala, Gwynedd, Wales This ten-holer is short but exceptionally sweet. But the hilltop layout can turn sour from the word go – the...

  • Could you escape the world’s biggest bunker?

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Saturday, 01 April 2017

    Construction workers at the first of two new courses in the Algarve region of Dia das Mentiras have been the first to experience what is believed to be the world’s deepest bunker. Taking advantage of the small but impressively tall range of sand dunes, known locally as the Cresce o Nariz, up-and-coming German course designer Walther Mittë has fulfilled the brief...

  • Masters 2017: Hatton's first trip to Augusta

    Written by Staff Writer on Friday, 31 March 2017

    We sat down with Tyrrell Hatton to talk Masters memories, Augusta excitement and the holes he’s already thinking about ahead of his first trip down Magnolia Lane. TG began our interview with Hatton by suggesting we’d like to kick off with some questions “about a tournament in April”. The event isn’t named, but Hatton’s grin stretches across his face as he...

  • MASTERS 2017: How hard IS Augusta National?

    Friday, 31 March 2017

    The Masters is held every April at Augusta National in Georgia - and yet every year the same questions seem to pop up about the first major.  As a result, we decided to tackle one of the most common questions there is.... How hard IS Augusta National? Last April, 89 of the world’s best golfers arrived at Augusta with high hopes of taming the...

  • Golf Tourism England showcase beautiful video mini-series

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 30 March 2017

    Golf Tourism England have released five stunning videos displaying England’s greatest golf courses in a bid to inspire more golfers to visit some of the world’s most historic courses. Focusing on locations such as past Ryder Cup venues in Yorkshire to the spectacular regions of the Atlantic coast, the short mini-series beautifully displays golf in England at it’s very best and...

  • 21 of the toughest courses in the UK

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Every golfer enjoys and relishes a challenge...and that is exactly what you'll get if you tee it up at any of the 21 courses listed below. They're arguably the most challenging layouts you're ever likely to face so are you prepared to pit your wits and skills against ther toughest courses around? Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland A links beast as well as a...

  • Win a free putting lesson off a European Tour pro

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Do you suffer with the putting yips? Does the very thought of a slippery three-footer fill you with dread? If so, we’re here to help. We’ve teamed up with European Tour pro Steven Tiley to help change your fortunes on the putting green. We are offering four lucky readers a free putting lesson with Tiley at Royal Cinque Ports in Kent on...

  • Fantasy Golf is back! Register now and pick your team for The Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Fantasy Golf 2017 is now open for registrations! Make sure you sign up now, as all teams will have until 23.59 on the Wednesday before play begins, to save and submit their chosen players. FANTASY GOLF UPDATES We've made some changes to the game this year, one of which will provide you with a smoother team selection process. You can now search for players...

  • Coming Soon: Fantasy Golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 24 March 2017

    Today's Golfer 2017 Fantasy Golf: Coming SOON! Fantasy golf is returning for a seventh season! Over 6 thousand of you played every week last year, with Clare Kasey claiming the top prize. This year, Fantasy Golf is coming back with several new improvements and additions to last year's game, with some incredible prizes up for grabs. Once again, Fantasy Golf...

  • What we learned from Tiger Woods' new book

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Thursday, 23 March 2017

    He may be crocked (again) but Tiger was busy during his last injury-enforced break penning a new book called Unprecedented: The Masters and Me. While we all still wonder if Tiger Woods will play in the Masters this year or not, we sat down and read his new book to relive some of the best Tiger Woods Masters moments.  In his new book, Tiger...

  • Chance to see Euro Tour stars in action for free

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

    Golf fans are being given a chance to see European Tour stars in action for free after organisers of the Rocco Forte Open–Verdura announced that spectators will receive complimentary admission to the tournament this spring. The event, which will take place from May 18-21, will be the first time in five years that Sicily and the exclusive Verdura Resort has hosted...

  • 41 course reasons why you'll 'love to be beside the seaside'

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

    Seaside golf is extra special, unique in fact. You’re virtually guaranteed to play in firm, fast conditions with the coastal winds always having to be carefully considered on every shot on every hole. It’s a challenge but a thrill and great fun. Here you can play and experience 41 of the best value seaside layouts in the land and you...

  • Japanese Olympic golf club to overturn female membership policy

    Monday, 20 March 2017

    Kasumigaseki Country Club are to overturn restrictions on female membership after IOC threat to cut Tokyo 2020 status. The report, which comes from the Guardian, says that the Japanese golf club have overturned their policy after increasing pressure from Olympic officials. Prior to the decision, the club reportedly had 220 women on their books but they were not allowed to be granted...

  • Ryder Cup captain made honorary captain at The Shire London

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 20 March 2017

    The Shire London has made Thomas Bjørn, European Ryder Cup Captain, Honorary Captain for 2017-18. The 46-year old Dane will represent the club located near Barnet in Hertfordshire, as momentum builds towards the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National close to Paris. Speaking at The Shire London, celebrating its tenth anniversary, Bjørn said: “The Shire is the perfect golfing base for...

  • Inside a $1m club collection

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Friday, 17 March 2017

    How much would you pay for a golf club? Today’s top drivers are nudging £500, or you can get a three-year-old one secondhand for less than £200. But that’s small change to the avid collectors who are about to bid $1 million doe one of the best collections of early clubs ever seen.  The Roberto Family Trust Golf Collection, made up...

  • Danny Willett and Justin Rose honoured at England Golf Awards

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 17 March 2017

    Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull were honoured at last night’s 2017 England Golf Awards, alongside other players and heroes from the grass roots game. Over 400 guests and celebrities attended the glittering ceremony at Lord’s, which celebrated all that’s great about golf in England. “This is our chance to applaud...

  • Rickie Fowler's Arnold Palmer shoes up for auction

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    Rickie Fowler and PUMA Golf are to auction off custom golf shoes in tribute to the legendary Arnold Palmer, with proceeds going to support Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation.  By now, everyone will have seen Rickie Fowler sporting a pair of commemorative PUMA Golf IGNITE Hi-Tops at Bay Hill that feature iconic images of the seven-time Major champion. ...

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