April

  • Covid-19 restrictions end on England's golf courses

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 19 July 2021

    Golfers can remove flags and use rakes again as England Golf updates Covid-19 guidance amid relaxation of restrictions. Golf clubs can remove “any restrictions around on course items” now following the latest coronavirus guidance from the governing body. England Golf's amended ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ rules came into force after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted the remaining coronavirus lockdown regulations in the...

  • Golf's World Handicap System explained

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 23 October 2020

    Struggling to get to grips with the new golf World Handicap System? We sat down with Gemma Hunter, England Golf's Head of Handicapping and Course Rating to find out everything you need to know. PLUS! Our easy-to-follow guide to the WHS. Have you got to grips with golf's World Handicap System? Your CONGU handicap has now been consolidated into a single portable index...

  • Free magazine to help you practise your golf at home

    Written by Rob Jerram on Friday, 24 April 2020

    Get a free magazine to help you practise your golf at home! We're all stuck at home and missing golf, but that doesn't mean you can't get some practice done and keep your game sharp for when the golf courses reopen.  THE MASTERS 2020: Visit our dedicated Augusta National section To help, we've put together a magazine containing 31 practice drills you can do...

  • Stick this one in your 2021 diary...

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 23 April 2020

    It's got to be the bargain of next season and well worth taking up a few days early in your 2021 diary. Well, at the moment, we've got to look forward haven't we? Top Cornish links St Enodoc and Trevose Golf & Country Club have launched the Atlantic Pairs competition providing golfers with the opportunity of playing a pair of Top...

  • The Belfry to hand over green fees cash to charities

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

    The legendary Belfry Hotel & Resort has revealed that it will donate its entire green fee income on its first day of re-opening to several key UK charities. The world-famous, world-class West Midlands venue, which has hosted a record four Ryder Cups, was set to host over 30 charity golf days in 2020.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donations and many...

  • Donate to the NHS and win these wedges!

    Written by TG Writer on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

    American Golf is encouraging golfers to donate to the NHS by entering anyone who donates £5 or more into a draw to win three unique Cleveland Golf wedges, customised by Golf Alchemy.  The JustGiving page had an original target of £1,000 but that was reached within just 12 hours of going live, so American Golf set a new target of £10,000.  One...

  • Staying fit the Bernhard Langer Way

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 20 April 2020

    German legend Bernhard Langer, a two-time Masters champion and winner of 42 European Tour titles, may be 62-years-old...but he’s as fit as the proverbial fiddle. Langer has proved that time and time again since reaching 50 and playing on the lucrative US Champions Tour where he is undoubtedly the dominant force – he’s not only celebrated a record 11 senior major...

  • Top 100 course hits the sustainable heights

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

    Hertfordshire's historic Top 100 course Berkhamsted GC has been recognised as one of the UK’s most sustainable and environmentally-responsible golf clubs by achieving GEO (Golf Environment Organisation) Certified status. The renowned bunker-free heathland venue – which lives by its mantra ‘golf as nature intended’ – is one of only 39 in England to be successfully evaluated for the way it fosters...

  • Keep your game sharp for when golf returns

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Thursday, 9 April 2020

    Golf will come back! I’m writing this from my dining room, after our offices were locked down and more than 1,000 employees told to work from home with 48 hours notice. I played my last round of golf on Sunday 22 March. Like you, I have no idea when I'll play again. I've never experienced anything like this. I hope I...

  • How to improve your golf at home during Coronavirus lockdown

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

    The best ways to practise and play golf at home Many of us are stuck at home due to the Coronavirus, but that doesn't have to mean you can't get a golf fix at home.  In fact, there are ways to practise golf at home which could mean your game is in better shape than ever by the time golf courses reopen.  We've...

  • Harry Redknapp's golf club pitches in in fight against Coronavirus

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

    Golfers from Dorset's historic Ferndown Golf Club are helping build a defence against Coronavirus by sourcing face masks for NHS workers. Club member John Hollingdale, an orthopaedic surgeon, knew that most face masks used in the building trade would protect against infection from Covid-19. He contacted past-captain Matt Fleming to ask about his contacts in the sector – and from there everyone...

  • Will your golf club survive the Coronavirus?

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 1 April 2020

    Will your golf club survive the Coronavirus?  The Coronavirus pandemic has affected people and businesses across the world, and golf clubs are certainly no exception.  Golf clubs in many countries, the UK included, are currently closed, and no one really knows when they are likely to reopen.  In fact, the question for some is not when they will reopen after the Coronavirus, but...

  • When golf becomes important again

    Written by Andrew Cotter on Monday, 30 March 2020

    Coronavirus has taught us that golf isn't important, but we need it more than ever.  First of all I’d like to request a rewrite of my column in January’s edition of Today's Golfer and revise my predictions for what might happen in golf in 2020. In fact things are developing so quickly that even last month’s effort, in which I jokingly...

  • Golf and the Coronavirus

    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Is it safe to play golf during the Coronavirus?  The professional game has been put on hold indefinitely due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but many golfers have been left wondering whether it's safe to play golf at all during this time of uncertainty.  The answer depends on where you live. An increasing number of countries all around the world - including the UK...

  • 2020 Masters postponed

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    The Masters has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.  The year’s first Major championship was scheduled to take part on April 9-12.  It is the latest victim on the golf calendar of coronavirus – the European Tour has cancelled numerous events, while the PGA Tour cancelled the Players Championship on Thursday and every other event until April.  “Ultimately, the health and well-being...