January

  • R&A and USGA's annual driving report shows another increase in distance

    Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    The R&A and USGA's 2018 annual driving distance report shows yet another increase in driving distance across the seven worldwide tour's over the past year The latest distance report confirms what most already knew - professionals, and amateurs, are hitting the ball further than before.  The annual driving distance report produced by the R&A and USGA contains facts and figures condensed in...

  • Callaway becomes an Official Partner of the European Tour

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Thursday, 17 January 2019

    Callaway has made some huge strides in the last couple of years, especially with its Chrome Soft balls and Epic drivers. Now the company has made a statement about where it sees itself in the global golf pecking order by becoming an Official Partner of the European Tour. The five-year deal stretches across the family of Callaway owned brands, and means Callaway...

  • January: See it, play it, do it

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Don't let the winter blues get you down. There's plenty of cheap deals doing the rounds on golf breaks, green fees and tickets to the biggest tournaments in the UK this summer. You just need to know where to find them. We've done some digging, made some calls and listed a bunch of golfing getaways for you and your mates...

  • What you missed: Tommy's new irons, Kuchar's win amid caddie controversy, Hull's victory and Nike's new 'Grass' trainers

    Monday, 14 January 2019

    10 Things you missed: Tommy's new irons, Kuchar's win amid caddie controversy, Hull back to winning ways, Nike's new 'Grass' trainers and Colsaerts' first hole in one Tommy Fleetwood spotted testing new TaylorMade clubs in Abu Dhabi Tommy Fleetwood has been spotted testing out some new TaylorMade stamped “P-7TW” irons in Abu Dhabi. It’s not a big surprise that Tommy is testing...

  • Caddie Secrets: What it's like to be a caddie on the European Tour

    Wednesday, 9 January 2019

    If you really want to get inside the world of professional golf, there’s no one better to talk to than the long-serving caddies Confidante. Travel agent. Psychologist. Fixer. Bouncer. Strategist. Green reader. Sounding board. Proverbial punchbag… the role of the modern Tour caddie is so much more than bag carrier. The perks are big – seven figures big if you get the...

  • Padraig Harrington named as Europe's 2020 Ryder Cup Captain

    Tuesday, 8 January 2019

    Padraig Harrington has been confirmed as the European Ryder Cup Captain for the 2020 contest at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin from the 25th to 27th September. Padraig Harrington said he was 'thrilled' to be officially announced as the next Captain of the 2020 European Ryder Cup team, but insisted it was not a decision he took lightly.  "Obviously I'm thrilled to be named...

  • What you missed: Schauffele's comeback win, Rose back to World No.1, New Rules, Blicks clubs returned and an Amateur investigated by the USGA

    Monday, 7 January 2019

    What you missed: Schauffele's comeback win, Rose back to World No.1, New Rules, Blicks clubs returned and an Amateur investigated by the USGA We're only a week in to 2019 and there's already plenty of stories you might have missed out on. On Tour there were mixed reaction to the new rules and Schauffele's 11-under 62 to win the first tournament of...

  • 2019 Rules of Golf: Your guide to the new rules

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 2 January 2019

    The new rules of golf officially came in to effect on January 1st, but were you ready for them? We've packed everything you need to know, including the biggest rule changes, in to this simple guide... Faster, simpler and fairer. That's the idea behind the rules modernisation, which is nearly seven years in the making and is the most comprehensive revision...