2018

  • R&A unveil new brand identity and 'playbook' as they set out vision for golf's future

    Wednesday, 12 September 2018

    The R&A is looking to the future of golf as it sets out its vision to ensure the long-term success of the sport through staging world class championships, reinvesting in the game, rule changes, modernising the sport and the introduction of a world handicap system.  A new chapter begins in the long history of the St Andrews-based governing body today with...

  • Meet the man who helped secure France's first Ryder Cup

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 7 September 2018

    Pascal Grizot, Vice President of the French Golf Federation, helped secure the Ryder Cup’s first appearance in France.  I have spent 10 years of my life, as a volunteer, trying to organise the Ryder Cup and it hasn’t been easy. The government had Euro 2016 to organise and then France was also part of the bidding process for the Olympics, which...

  • Greenkeeper secrets of Paris National's set-up

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 September 2018

    He won’t touch a club in Paris, but Head Greenkeeper Alejandro Reyes will play a huge role in the result. The Spaniard is in his sixth year as the head greenkeeper at Le Golf National and he’s spent the bulk of that time preparing to deliver one of the most exciting Ryder Cups of all time. His dream? “That both teams will...

  • New video game The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR is now available for digital download

    Tuesday, 28 August 2018

    The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR is available for digital download on Playstation 4, Xbox One X and Windows PC from today - and launches with a new publisher The PGA Tour has returned to XBox and Playstation consoles today, only this time there's no EA Sports logo or picture of Rory on the front.  Developed by HB Studios, The Golf Club...

  • Jarrod Lyle: 1981-2018

    Written by Chris Jones on Thursday, 9 August 2018

    Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle, 36, has lost his battle with leukaemia. He left a final message shared by his wife: “Thanks for your support, it meant the world.” His death came just over a week after he and his family decided to end treatment and return home for palliative care. A fund was immediately was set up to support his family, and...

  • London to get two new 18-hole golf courses in next five year

    Wednesday, 8 August 2018

    London is set to get two new golf courses in the next five years, in addition to further course developments at The Shire London. Golfers in the south east of England will soon get two new 18-hole courses to play on, plus improvements to one of London’s most prominent existing golf courses, in a partnership announced today between USA golf architects the...

  • American Golf Long Drive Champions crowned

    Sunday, 5 August 2018

    American Golf UK Long Drive winners crowned on a day which saw Europe's longest hitters go head to head American Golf and Callaway welcomed Europe’s strongest Long Drive field to Chester Racecourse on Thursday to do battle for the 2018 American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championships. From a field comprising Europe’s elite long drivers, new long drive stars in the making and...

  • Rugby heroes battle it out on the golf course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 30 July 2018

    Rugby legends fought it out on the golf course at The Buckinghamshire GC over the weekend in the inaugural Ryder Cup-style Icons of Rugby event, the Southern Hemisphere staging a dramatic singles comeback to celebrate an 18.5-17.5 victory over their Northern Hemisphere rivals. Team South captain – former US Open champion Michael Campbell - got the perfect response from his players...

  • Gary Player Invitational raises over $100,000 at Wentworth

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

    Twenty fours after Italian Francesco Molinari lifted the Claret Jug at Carnoustie, a host of golfing legends and major champions lined up with some of the sport's hottest young talent in the star-studded annual Berenberg Gary Player Invitational extravaganza at Wentworth. The superstar field included 11 Major winners in all with the legendary South African host being joined by fellow countrymen...

  • The Open: 1st Round Tee Times

    Monday, 16 July 2018

    First Round Tee Times have been announced for the 147th Open at Carnoustie Scotland's Sandy Lyle will get the 147th Open at Carnoustie underway on Thursday morning, teeing up with both Martin Kaymer and Andy Sullivan.  Defending champion Jordan Spieth will be playing with Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat on Thursday morning at 09:58, while 2007 Champion Padraig Harrington has been drawn...

  • 20 questions with top coach Pete Cowen

    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    1 How old were you when you first broke par? My third professional tournament. Never had a handicap in my life. Pretty sure it was Hallamshire.  2 Highlight of your career so far? Haven’t had one! I only remember the lowlights.  3 Favourite hole? The 12th at Augusta. It causes the most problems. It’s quite a conundrum for everyone. No-one has ever really solved it.  4...

  • Why a British golf brand is taking the lead on plastic

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Wednesday, 11 July 2018

    Lynx Golf is set to become one of the first golf equipment companies in the world to rid itself of Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) by making major changes to its supply chain. Owned by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Steve Elford and Stephanie Zinser, Lynx has committed to spending over £30,000 this year on alternatives for SUPs and to increase plastics recycling resources in its...

  • World Record drive goes 657 YARDS!

    Written by Staff writer on Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    World Records were destroyed when some of the longest drivers in the country sent their balls flying down an RAF runway. American Golf challenged some of the Long Drive stars who’ll be appearing at its 2018 UK Long Drive Final this August to set various World Records and in doing so help celebrate the anniversaries of On Course Foundation and the...

  • Want the best golf ‘Job’ in the World?

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    Ever dreamt of a job where you just play golf? You could be about to swing into that dream post. Visit Scotland are offering one lucky individual a golf job with a difference, albeit it’s not an official job and only temporary for two weeks but who cares right?! Here's what they say... Scotland is ‘The Home of Golf’; it’s where the...

  • UK golf courses are banning smoking due to dry weather

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

    Dozens of golf courses in the UK have notified members of smoking bans on while the country continues to go through a heatwave.  In order to prevent accidental fires and damage, golf courses around the country have been sending out messages to members after deciding to ban smoking anywhere on the course.   It's a measure which has been introduced to protect golf...

  • Carnoustie Course Guide: By 2007 Champion Harrington and his caddie

    Tuesday, 3 July 2018

    Arguably nobody knows Carnoustie better than the last Open winner here and his caddie, who sat down with TG to talk to us through every twist and turn of the Angus venue...  Come the third week in July, Padraig Harrington will be praying for the weather to turn nasty when The Open returns to Carnoustie, scene of the Dubliner's first of...

  • 2018 Open: 5 Shots the winner will need... and how to play them

    Tuesday, 3 July 2018

    5 Shots the winner will need at Carnoustie, and how play them...  Carnoustie is regarded as one of – if not the – toughest courses among the 10 on The Open Championship rota. The winner in July will need to navigate more than 110 bunkers, the constant winds that whip off the North Sea and the notorious Barry Burn... In order to...

  • Why is Carnoustie so difficult?

    Tuesday, 3 July 2018

    Jack Nicklaus calls it the toughest golf course on The Open rota, so what makes Carnoustie so tricky? We asked the men in charge of getting the course ready for the World's best ...  What Craig Boath and Sandy Reid don't know about Carnoustie isn't worth knowing. Craig (below left) is the Head Greenkeeper; Sandy (right) is the Links Superintendent. With...

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