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  • Solheim Cup stars stylish shoes

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 19 August 2009

    These are the ECCO shoes that the European Team will be hoping will lead them to victory in this weekend's Solheim Cup against the USA in America. Did you know? That each ECCO golf shoe is touched by more than 225 sets of highly-skilled hands during production,  resulting in a high level of quality? This labour-intensive process facilitates the brand’s unrivalled attention...

  • Denise Lewis and friends raise £15,000 for charity

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    Former Olympic champion Denise Lewis was one of 200 participants who helped raise more than £15,000 for cancer charities during a recent golf day in north London. Muswell Hill Golf Club hosted the second annual Swing for Sammy event, which is staged in memory of Samantha Trow, a teacher at Brooklands Primary School in Finchley who died 18 months ago of...

  • HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions 2009 Results

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions 2009 Results: Roxburghe Results Forest Pines Results Machynys Peninsula Results The Oxfordshire Results Belfry Results Saunton Results St Andrews Results   Roxburghe Qualifiers 1st Sean Heads - Hexham GC – Handicap (+1) – 70 “My game was solid all over today, I drove the ball well and gave myself lots of chances”. Sean plays for Northumberland County. Qualified for Turnberry in last years final. 2nd David Miller  -...

  • Which major championship was the best this year?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 14 August 2009

    We've been treated to four spectacular majors this season and we want to know which one you thought was the best. There may have been four surprise winners but you can't fault this year's tournament for drama and tension. Did Angel Cabrera's nail-biting play-off victory at Augusta do it for you or was it Tom Watson's showing and Stewart Cink's win at the...

  • Ian Poulter Oakley Video - The Chair Destroyer

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 14 August 2009

    Have you ever wanted to see Ian Poulter try to destroy a leather armchair by smacking golf balls at it? No, us neither. But TG's equipment editor David Connor exclusively joined Poults behind-the-scenes at a recent golf day where he was doing just that. And you know what? It was actually pretty cool. Poulter was filming for Oakley - his sunglasses sponsor -...

  • Improve posture, ball position and grip for greater power

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 14 August 2009

    "The overall motion of your swing looks pretty good, but I feel you need to make some adjustments to your set up to achieve more consistency and power. "Although the camera angle doesn't totally show it, your legs are overflexed with too much knee bend in a 'sitting' postion. "Continue to use the 3 wood but position the ball more inside the...

  • Golf moves a step closer to Olympic inclusion

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 13 August 2009

    Golf will be recommended for inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games, it was revealed by the International Olympic Committee today. The IOC executive committee voted for golf and rugby sevens to be put forward, but softball, squash, baseball, karate and roller sports have missed out. The final decision will be made at the full meeting of the IOC Congress in Copenhagen in October, as it...

  • Home stretch for Most Improved Golfer 2009

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 13 August 2009

    We're into the last few weeks of the Most Improved Golfer 2009 competition and there's some great golf being played down the stretch. Thousands of you have been entering your scores into our FREE Handicap Tracker service to chart your improvements before the September 1 deadline. Four of you have made a late charge with impressive performances this week... » Ceri Bradshaw shot a sub...

  • TG issue 260 on sale NOW

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 13 August 2009

    It's that wonderful time of the month again when the latest issue of Today's Golfer finds its way onto newsagent shelves the length and breadth of the country. The spectacular September issue is a rescue club special, featuring 23 top clubs tested, the best tips for getting out of sticky situations, a look at why rescue clubs work so damn well and...

  • Exclusive Travel Offers From Golfbreaks.com

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Tuesday, 11 August 2009

    UK Offers Five Lakes Hotel & Golf Club 4*, Essex From £89 per person for 1 night’s dinner, B&B and 2 rounds of golf. This offer is exclusive to Golfbreaks.com and saves £26. Five Lakes Resort hosts two contrasting and mature 18-hole parkland courses which have gained an enviable reputation in this part of the world – The Lakes and The Links course. On...

  • August Travel Offers From Golfbreaks.com

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Monday, 10 August 2009

    UK Offers Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel & Spa 4*, Caerphilly, Wales From £79 per person for 1 night’s dinner, B&B and 2 rounds of golf. This offer is exclusive to Golfbreaks.com and saves £61. Golf will be played on the picturesque parkland course at Bryn Meadows; it offers a markedly new challenge from every tee, with no two holes the same. Considering the...

  • Oceanico & De Vere Slaley Hall Travel Offers

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 3 August 2009

    The UK's leading golf tour operator www.golfbreaks.com have released six more great new deals. Whether you're looking for a weekend break in the UK or something a bit longer abroad, www.golfbreaks.com have plenty of offers to choose from, all with great savings. Here are their six newest offerings...                   UK Golf Travel Offers   Venue Star rating Location Offer Courses played Price per person Saving Exclusive to Golfbreaks.com Valid Extras De Vere Slaley Hall 4 Northumberland 1 night's dinner,...

  • Sidaro phone app available to download now

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 31 July 2009

    Sidaro, the ultimate mobile phone experience for every golfer, is now available to download direct to your mobile phone. Sidaro allows users to track their stats, boost knowledge of the rules, and stay up-to-the-minute with all the latest news, views and leaderboards from the world’s greatest game. The application, which is backed and co-founded by European Tour rules guru John Paramor, also constantly updates you with...

  • Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship underway

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 30 July 2009

    The Oceanica World Kids Golf Championship has teed off at the flawless Amendoeira Golf Resort on Portugal's famous Algarve coast. 109 juniors from nine different countries, including the UK and America, will be taking on the immaculate Faldo and O'Connot Jnr courses. Check out these early pictures from the event.

  • Are you a Handicap Tracker star performer?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 30 July 2009

    Thousands of you have signed up to our FREE Handicap Tracker service in a bid to be named Britain's Most Improved Golfer 2009. There have been some great performances over the last few months and here are four that have stood out in the last couple of weeks: » Colin Morfil (23.6) shot a 91 at Crane Valley on July 26 and saw his...

  • Great Value Golfing Holidays In Belek, Turkey

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Thursday, 30 July 2009

    If you're looking for a great value golf break then look no further than the stunning Belek region of Turkey. Turkey is a real emerging star when it comes to golf holidays thanks to its position outside the Euro-zone and the dozens of top quality courses that have sprung up throughout the last decade. Take a look at the best Turkey golf...

  • Golf Break In France

    Written by TG Courses Editor on Wednesday, 29 July 2009

    This autumn Brittany Ferries Holidays is offering golfers the chance to treat themselves to a cross-Channel golfing break in France from as little as £64. The bargain prices include rounds one some of 20 selected courses across Brittany and Normandy as well as return ferry travel with a car. Lunch and a glass of wine or beer is even included at...

  • Golf Break In France

    Written by TG Courses Editor on Wednesday, 29 July 2009

    This autumn Brittany Ferries Holidays is offering golfers the chance to treat themselves to a cross-Channel golfing break in France from as little as £64. The bargain prices include rounds one some of 20 selected courses across Brittany and Normandy as well as return ferry travel with a car. Lunch and a glass of wine or beer is even included at...

  • McIlroy defeats Harrington in Lough Erne Challenge

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 28 July 2009

    Young gun Rory McIlroy beat three-time major champion Padraig Harrington by two shots at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. More than 5,000 spectators watched the 20-year-old fire a course record 68 around the par 72 7,167 yard Faldo Course to claim the 200,000 Euro prize. "Northern Ireland is really crying out for a European Tour event and Lough Erne is set up so well...

  • Here’s why Joel Tadman was the best man for the Instruction Editor job at TG

    Written by Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 28 July 2009

    Hi, Joel Tadman here. I’ll be your new Instruction guru replacing Carly Cummins. My aim in my new role is to give you, the amateur golfer, the best tuition advice possible, with practical and useful tips to help you knock shots off your scores fast. Here’s a little bit about me. I’ve been playing golf since the age of 10 and...

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