April

  • American Golf Long Drive Finalists Announced

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 04 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, 02 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...

  • Glitz, glamour, golf & the Glacier Express

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

    If you’re seeking spectacular golf with one of the world’s most dramatic railway journeys, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and The Chedi Andermatt have linked up with the Glacier Express to offer a unique Luxury Golf Express package. This most memorable of breaks combines staying in two of Switzerland’s most luxurious hotels, golf in glorious Alpine settings and a spectacular train...

  • R&A and USGA issue new rule on video evidence

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    The R&A and the USGA have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game which takes effect immediately. The new decision will implement two standards for Rules committees to limit use of video evidence, which outlines that as long as the committee believes the player has acted within the...

  • Scotland's best golf holes revealed

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    The 18th hole at the Old Course, St Andrews, has been voted the best golf hole in Scotland by a poll that surveyed nearly 3000 golfers. The Tom Morris hole, which plays back towards the R&A clubhouse with the town on the right and the west sands on its left, had a 27% share of the 799 votes cast. The...

  • England Golf partners British speed golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    England Golf has announced its partnership with British Speedgolf as part of its Golf Express campaign, which is aimed at promoting a fast and fun version of the game where 18 holes can take just 80 minutes. If you can't stand slow play, this new version of the sport may be for you as both organisations are hoping the partnership will...

  • Tiger Woods undergoes back surgery

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 20 April 2017

    Tiger Woods has announced via his website that he has undergone yet another back surgery in his latest injury setback, which will set him back about a further six months. The 14-time major champion withdrew from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February with back spasms, and it was widely speculated that despite insistance from his team his injuries were...

  • 2019 Solheim Cup dates announced

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    The Solheim Cup have announced that the biggest team event in Women's golf will be held at Gleneagles from the 13-15 September, 2019 Europe and the USA will head to the world-famous PGA Centenary Course in two years time, which played host to the memorable Ryder Cup in 2014.  Paul Bush, Director of Events, VisitScotland, said: “Together with the LET, LPGA and...

  • Try Luke Donald's Mizuno Irons For Yourself

    Written by Jacob Colley on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Luke Donald was using Mizuno JPX 900 Tour irons when he finished second at the RBC Heritage, and now you have the opportunity to try them out for yourself.  Mizuno have announced four of its fitting days for April and May 2017, visiting Woburn Golf Club, Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Bearwood Lakes Golf Club and Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club. Following the...

  • The R&A and USGA unveil plans for a universal handicap system

    Written by Jacob Colley on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    There are currently six different handicap systems in the world, with 15 million golfers across the globe possessing a handicap. The aim of the new system is to make your handicap applicable wherever you are the world, a move that will be heralded by travellers of the game. A review into the six handicap systems, including Golf Australia and the European Golf...

  • Tiger Woods reveals new public course and swings club in the process

    Written by Jacob Colley on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Tiger Woods hit his first public shots in over two months last night, at an event in Missouri to launch his first public course. The former world number one refused to be drawn into a return date though. The 14-time major champion has not played since pulling out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic event two months ago because...

  • Tiger Woods reveals first public course

    Written by Jacob Colley on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Tiger Woods hit his first public shots in over two months at an event in Missouri to launch his first public golf course, which honours the late Payne Stewart.  The 14-time major champion has not played since pulling out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic event two months ago because of back spasms, but hit two shots in front of crowds...

  • Win a Glenmuir outfit

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Ever since they began crafting golf clothing in 1891, Glenmuir has been at the heart of the game of golf. Glenmuir place a great amount of skill, passion and heritage into each and every one of their products made from expertise passed down through the generations over their 125 year history. To celebrate their 125 years of golfing heritage and...

  • FootJoy adds four new models to spikeless range

    Thursday, 13 April 2017

    FootJoy have added four new models to their 2017 men’s performance spikeless footwear range, which come with a breadth of significant improvements aimed to benefit the golfer. The newest launch from FootJoy follows the success of the Pro/SL, and FJ’s new performance-driven spikeless shoes offer Tour-calibre performance with a variety of styles from lightweight and waterproof to shoes with off-course styling in mind. Having...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Thursday, 13 April 2017

    The latest issue of Britain’s best-selling golf magazine has hit the shelves, and there's plenty of reasons you should be buying it. Here’s a preview to what is in this issue, which features our big equipment test and a brand new columnist...  1. TOP GEAR: Our test verdict on the 110 best clubs of 2017. We rate 20 new drives, 20 fairways &...

  • Nick Dougherty joins Today’s Golfer

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    Sky Sports presenter and three-time European Tour winner Nick Dougherty has joined the Today’s Golfer team as a new columnist. The popular golfer-turned broadcaster has been a regular presence on our TV screens since calling time on his 15-year playing career at the Dunhill Links Championship last October. The 34-year-old has now agreed to write for Britain’s best-selling golf magazine on a...

  • Rory McIlroy looks to change golf ball after Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    Rory McIlroy was looking to complete the career grand-slam when he teed up at Augusta National, but instead had to settle with his fourth top 10 finish in a row. A disappointed McIlroy has admitted that his game simply wasn't good enough to win, as moments of brilliance were cancelled out by periods of play to forget.  The conditions during the first...

  • Sergio's Masters success has been 20 years in the making

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Sergio Garcia is a major champion. It seems this should have been written not long after he finished second in the PGA Championship way back in 1999, but Garcia's career has been strewn with a heartbreaking series of missed chances and final-round collapses. Until now.  With a fierce back-nine comeback Garcia propelled himself in to a tie for the lead with...

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