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  • There's more than one way to swing

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 18 May 2009

    Well this is a great example of using a Moe Norman like action. Norman was an interesting character with great talent. Perhaps, like the Frosby flop, there is another 'non-traditional' way of getting the job done that is just as good or even better! The single axis swing and preseting your impact are great concepts and if a golf swing can...

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    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 14 May 2009

    La Manga Club in southern Spain will once again play host to a glittering array of footballing greats when the 2009 Footballers’ Classic gets underway on June 6. Now in its 13th year, the five-night extravaganza (6-11 June), will see more than 120 players compete in four competitive rounds to win the right to be crowned champions in both the amateur...

  • Scores plummet and records go on Handicap Tracker

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 14 May 2009

    You guys are really raising the bar and showing what a bit of hard work and practice can do with some great returns on TG's FREE Handicap Tracker. Don't forget your improvements can win you great prizes courtesy of the TG Most Improved Golfer competition. Here are this week's most notable performances: » Peter Braund shot an all time low 86 on May 10 to...

  • Which channel provides the best golf coverage?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 14 May 2009

    With Sky Sports showing the European Tour, Setanta airing the US PGA Tour and the BBC picking up their share of Majors and British events, there's plenty of competition amongst golf broadcasters. Which channel do you think offers the best golf coverage?(online polls)...

  • Six to Scratch in Six Months Blog

    Written by Ric Coggins on Wednesday, 13 May 2009

    Posted by Ric Coggins, May 13: Mind the Gap It’s been an up and down few weeks since my last post, mostly due to far too many swing thoughts getting in the way. However, the rough patch got me looking into other areas of my game that I could control to help me score better. The first thing I did (and recommend everyone does...

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    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 12 May 2009

    English pair Martin and Connor Hamilton are set to return to defend their title when the 2009 European Father and Son Championship is held in Spain later this year. The Hamiltons, from The Lambourne GC, Berkshire, beat off stiff competition from pairs from countries including France, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Wales and the Czech Republic to be crowned champions when...

  • Keep your swing on plane with a tee peg

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 8 May 2009

    Hamish, your swing looks better than your handicap may suggest. Although I can only see your swing face on I suspect you may 'push' slice your drives rather than a traditional slice and shank because you slide and lean into the ball too much. Excessive knee and hip slide causes your club to 'drop' and flatten behind you and the only...

  • This week's top Handicap Tracker performers

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 7 May 2009

    It's been another stellar week for you guys on our free Handicap Tracker service. Four golfers in particular are showing good progress in pursuit of the Most Improved Golfer crown. » David Hall shot an 88 for a 1.2 handicap reduction and followed this up with an 84 the very next day for a further cut of 2.5. He dropped from 23...

  • Raising the dead to improve your golf swing

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 7 May 2009

    If you've ever wanted to see how your inside's work to produce the perfect golf swing, now's your chance. TG12 teacher Scott Cranfield and rehab and performance expert Jon Bowskill will be running a seminar at the Body World's event at London's O2 Bubble on June 8. This world first event will include a guided tour of the exhibition, demonstrations and video clips and...

  • Short Game Sharpener Golf Tips

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 5 May 2009

    Your short game is the number one shot saver in golf. Sharpen your skills around the greens and you can't fail to lower your scores. Want to hole more putts, get out of bunkers every time and chip dead? We have the solutions. Every day this week we'll upload new Short Game Sharpener video tips to help you improve those all-important...

  • Play golf with Derby County FC

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 1 May 2009

    Derby County FC have teamed up with the Derbyshire PGA to give you the chance to play with top footballers for over £5,000 of prize money. Derby COunty's Pro'Am Series will comprise of three events - at Burton Golf Club on June 22, Morley Hayes on July 23 and Kedleston Park Golf Club on September 21. Amateur players will partner some of the region's...

  • Do you want swing advice from a top TG12 teacher?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 30 April 2009

    If you read this headline and thought 'I'd love some tips from the TG12' then you're in luck. Every week one of our coaches will be pick a reader from Rate My Swing and give them a few hints and tips on how they can improve their golf and lower their scores. If you want the chance to be one of these...

  • Youngsters and Seniors team up at Slaley Hall

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 30 April 2009

    De Vere Slaley Hall is hosting a special event for kids when the PGA Seniors Championship visits from 24-28 June. The Northumberland Resort is teaming up with the Golf Foundation in search of young golfing stars to attend the special Golf Roots event. Some of golf's greatest elder statesmen will be on hand during a special Tri-Golf event to offer tips and advice...

  • Golf For A Good Cause With Brittany Ferries At A Bargain Price

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 30 April 2009

    Brittany Ferries is inviting golfers to combine some great golf with a good cause in October this year at the popular Brittany Charity Golf Challenge. The one-day tournament, to be held on Friday 16 October 2009 is expected to attract around 300 golfers, with funds raised going to Macmillan Cancer Support, helping to improve the lives of those affected by...

  • WIN a trip to America at the London Golf Show

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 30 April 2009

    Don't miss your opportunity to win a trip to America if you're going to the London Golf Show this weekend. American Golf, Cleveland, Srixon and Virgin Atlantic are offering a golfing trip for two to Florida. All you have to do is fill in the form here and you'll be entered into the prize draw.

  • Four readers make big improvements on Handicap Tracker

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 29 April 2009

    It's been another week of big improvements from you guys on our FREE Handicap Tracker service. Don't forget your improved scored on Handicap Tracker could bag you some cracking prizes in our Most Improved Golfer competition! We've picked out four of your best efforts this week: » David Jeanrenaud from Merseyside has dropped from an 8-handicap to 6.2 in just four weeks. » The most recent round...

  • Get 12 Srixon Z-Star balls when you subscribe to Golf World

    Written by Golf World Writer on Tuesday, 28 April 2009

    Subscribe to Golf World today and you'll get a dozen Srixon Z-STAR balls absolutely FREE! As well as premium balls, you'll of course get 12 issues of your favourite golf magazine delivered direct to your door for as little as £40 - a saving of up to 16%. Click here to subscribe now...

  • Free Srixon gear when you subscribe to TG!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 28 April 2009

    Subscribe to Today's Golfer today and you'll get 12 Srixon Soft Feel Balls, a cap and a towel all FREE! As well as these great gifts, you'll of course get 13 issues of the best golf magazine on the planet delivered direct to your door for as little as £40 - a saving of more than a tenner. Click here to subscribe...

  • Prizes Galore At The London Golf Show

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 27 April 2009

    With more than £20,000 of golfing goodies up for grabs at the London Golf Show lucky golfers are sure to be leaving laden with prizes. A full set of Nike clubs can be won on a nearest-the-pin simulator and Yonex drivers will go to the daily winners of the men's and ladies' longest-drive competition. Anyone good with a putter could win themselves...

  • Cure your slice today!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 24 April 2009

    Carl Moorfoot uploaded a video of his swing to the Rate My Swing section of the TG website. Here's what TG12 teaching pro Adrian Fryer had to say about Carl's swing and how he, and you, can help cure a slice. "Carl, looks like you work hard on your game and have a great swing. I get the impression a fade may be...

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