2018

  • Calling all readers: Fancy a free hIgh tech golf lesson?

    Thursday, 15 November 2018

    Fancy a free high tech golf lesson? TG is running an instructional article on Force Plates in an upcoming issue. We need three amateur players, handicaps between 6 and 20, to take part at Leicester Golf Centre, on Tuesday, November 27. We would need you for a couple of hours, with specific times TBC. Ideally you will have never used force plates...

  • These swing impressions of DJ and Keegan Bradley are scarily good

    Friday, 9 November 2018

    There's a new golf comedian on the scene... and his swing impersonations are very good! We've all become accustomed to the various talents of Conor Moore (@ConorSketches), but there's a new guy who is bringing a different kind of golf impression to the table. They are so good, in fact, that even Keegan Bradley (the subject of his second impressions) tweeted his...

  • How hard is it to get a hole in one?

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 7 November 2018

    TG's man has never had a hole in one... so he took matters in to his own hands.  I'm part of the (not so) merry band of golfers who have never had a hole-in-one. It's not for the want of trying; I've just never been that accurate or lucky. In my 16 years playing the game, my list of achievements on...

  • Inside the new rules of golf: 11 rules you need to know

    Friday, 26 October 2018

    Inside the new rules of golf: The R&A's David Rickman tells us how – and why – they've changed Jump to: 11 new rules you need to know It’s official! Golf’s new rules have been ratified and published by the R&A and USGA, which means you’ve now got three months to get your head around 24 rules and 300 interpretations. For the...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    You CAN cure your slice! What’s the most destructive shot in golf? A shank is pretty bad. Knifing one over the back of a green after a perfect drive makes my heart sink. And three-putting from eight feet not only costs you a shot, it’s really annoying! But for a majority of club players, a slice is the most persistent –...

  • 2019 IAGTO Awards Winners Unveiled at IGTM in Slovenia

    Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    Golf resorts and golf destinations across the globe have been honoured at a gala dinner to mark the 2019 IAGTO Awards in Slovenia capital Ljubljana. The winning destinations in the golf tourism industry’s annual celebration of excellence are Spain’s Costa del Sol and Logroño-La Rioja regions, Dominican Republic, Mauritius, Hua Hin in Thailand and Scottsdale, in Arizona. Golf resort awards were...

  • My Life in Golf: Chris Hollins

    Thursday, 18 October 2018

    With the wonderful setting of PGA Catalunya in the background, broadcaster Chris Hollins talks about how he got in to the game, playing with Rory McIlroy and why his favourite rounds of golf are with his dad...  In the video below, Hollins (who claimed the Strictly Come Dancing title in 2012) gives an insight into his favourite memories, best moments, favourite golf course...

  • R&A and USGA finalise rules on green-reading materials for 2019

    Monday, 15 October 2018

    The R&A and the USGA have published the finalised interpretation regarding the use of green-reading materials in golf which will come into effect on 1 January 2019. The new interpretation of Rule 4.3 (Use of Equipment) has been introduced following a six-week feedback period, and provides several revisions from the first proposed rules on the restriction of green reading materials.  Both governing bodies...

  • Reports: Endless beat out Sports Direct to take over American Golf

    Friday, 12 October 2018

    Endless have beaten out bids from others including Sports Direct to buy American Golf - the UK’s biggest specialist golf retailer - says report from Sky News According to Sky News, turnaround investor Endless have struck a cut-price takeover deal with American Golf 'through a pre-pack administration', beating out Sports Direct owner Mike Ashely. Endless, whose other investments include The Works and Menzies...

  • Golf Son Muntaner celebrates its 18th birthday with special winter package

    Friday, 12 October 2018

    Golf Son Muntaner, the flagship course at Arabella Golf Mallorca, has announced the launch of a special discounted offer to mark the 18th anniversary of its opening. Golfers will be able to book a tee time for two green fees with a buggy included for a special rate of €99 to play any time at Golf Son Muntaner between 1st November...

  • One year on: Jimenez celebrates success of Las Colinas short game facility he designed

    Tuesday, 9 October 2018

    Spanish legend returns to Las Colinas to celebrate the success of Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Golfing legend and 21-time European Tour winner Miguel Ángel Jiménez returned to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club this week to celebrate the success of the stunning ’Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez’, one year after the grand...

  • Why you should be setting goals like Justin Thomas

    Thursday, 4 October 2018

    Justin Thomas revealed his impressive list of goals for the second year running.  Last year, Thomas won his first major, won five times and claimed the FedEx Cup. But perhaps what was more impressive was that he had almost predicted what he could achieve at the start of the year, setting what to most would have seemed like some almost impossible goals...

  • Eight golf courses closed in England as parent company goes in to liquidation

    Thursday, 4 October 2018

    Eight municipal golf courses in England have been closed after Mack Trading announced it has gone in to in to voluntary liquidation Eight municipal golf courses in England have been forced to close their doors after their parent company Mack Trading, which runs Mack Golf, announced it had gone into voluntary liquidation. The firm was in charge of council-owned courses in Merseyside,...

  • A response: What it's like to be a young female caddie at the Home of Golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 4 October 2018

    The tales of a young female caddie in St. Andrews  I always thought one day I’d write some sort of book about my experiences as a female caddie at the home of golf. My friend and fellow caddie Ollie beat me to a St. Andrews caddie insight, and far better surmises the many regular characters there than I would, so I...

  • 10 reasons to buy the new issue of TG!

    Friday, 28 September 2018

    The new issue of Brtain’s best-selling golf magazine is out now, and it comes with a FREE 2019 Travel supplement. Here’s 10 reasons you should buy it, either in print or the digital version.  1 It comes with a FREE supplement Our 68-page 2019 Travel Guide is packed with courses to play at home and abroad, plus a selection of stay and...

  • Tiger Woods and 12 more of the best sporting comebacks in history

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 24 September 2018

    Tiger Woods and 12 more of the best sporting comebacks in history There is absolutely no doubt, Tiger Woods's Tour Championship victory in Atlantic was special. Very special in fact. After all, his fall from World No.1 to outside the top 1000 had been well documented. Woods had gone five long years without a win, had personal scandals and suffered with a...

  • R&A and USGA launched global distance questionnaire

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    The R&A and The USGA have launched a global online questionnaire to gain perspeciatives and share relevant data as part of the Distance Insights project The R&A and the USGA are inviting golfers to take part in an online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf as part of the Distance Insights project. The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants...

  • European Amateur Golf Champion Celia Barquín killed on golf course

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    A man has been charged with murder after European Ladies' Amateur Champion and former Iowa State College golfer Celia Barquín was found dead at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. The tragic news was reported from various outlets in the United States after Celia Barquín Arozamena's body was found by police on Monday. Golfers at the Coldwater Golf Links had discovered an unattended golf bag...

  • The transformation from flat farmland to Le Golf National

    Friday, 14 September 2018

    If you'd gone to Paris 35 years ago, you'd have come across farmland. Here, we explore the story of its transformation Twenty one miles from Le Golf National hangs the most famous painting on earth, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It has been on permanent display at the Louvre in Paris since 1797, one highlight in a city where many of...

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