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  • short game tuition week next week

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Thursday, 4 December 2008

    Drives are for show putts are for dough - it's a saying we are all aware of but few take much attention of how important short game is in becoming a quality golfer. Once you can hit a straightish drive and five iron the real difference to your scoring comes only from your golfing ability from 100 yards and in...

  • fantasy golf monthly winner

    Written by TG Editor on Monday, 1 December 2008

    It may only have been up and running for a few weeks but we already have our first winner in the Winter Fantasy League. Gloucestershire team manager James Jenkins has claimed our first Monthly Prize of the winter-long competition, picking up a new -for-2009  Callaway FT-iQ driver. And what a club it is. (Check out our Callaway FT-iQ story to...

  • Hula Hoop Golf Tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Monday, 1 December 2008

    Hoop, hoop, Hooray! Want to make your practise sessions a bit more fun? Just grab a hula hoop and watch these Adrian Fryer hula hoop golf tips to help improve a few areas of your golf game...  Chip balls into the hula hoop golf tip  Punch low shots through the hoop golf tip  Practise long sloping putts golf tip  Improve your swing plane golf...

  • todays golfer magazine december

    Written by TG Editor on Monday, 1 December 2008

    Do you struggle to get that buttery soft feeling at impact every time you hit your irons? Most of us do and that's why we've dedicated the new issue of Today's Golfer Magazine to improving your golf swing at impact (the only bit that really matters!). Inside the new issue, which goes on sale on Thursday December 4th, we've...

  • nov28 cashaid

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 28 November 2008

    Sport England, through the National Sports Foundation (NSF), has awarded £88,000 to the Golf Foundation to enhance its Golf Roots inner city project for 2009. Golf Roots is the largest ever UK project to introduce urban youngsters to the game, offering golf to children in schools, community events and at golf facilities. The Golf Foundation, a charity committed to the sporting...

  • £10,000 golf prize

    Written by TG Editor on Friday, 28 November 2008

    If you like your golf comps then you're going to absolutely love us next week as we launch our monstrous £10,000 Christmas Golf Competition. Yep, read it and get very excited as this coming Thursday (December 4th) the comp will be published on this site and will be printed in the new issue of Today's Golfer magazine. All...

  • Hoop, Hoop golf drill Video Series

    Written by TG instruction Editor on Thursday, 27 November 2008

    You might not realise but your child's hula hoop is actually a fantastic golf drill and golf training aid. That little loop of plastic can help teach you all sorts of golf shots, from accurate pitches and chip to putts and even your golf swing plane. The new issue of Today's Golfer Magazine, out December 4th 2008, features...

  • NEC GOLF SHOW LONG DRIVE WINNERS

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 26 November 2008

    Hundreds of people tried their luck on the Today's Golfer Long Drive competition at the NEC Golf Show, Birmingham, last weekend and we can now reveal the winners. There were some great swings and some huge drives but it was the following people who were the longest and will be picking up the prizes of a Nike SQ Sumo 10.5 degree driver...

  • Better golf swing impact video special

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    We're all trying to improve our golf swing at all times and quite often you can end up making it worse rather than better! The good news is this month's Today's Golfer Magazine, out now, contains a huge golf instruction feature based entirely on coaching you to strike the golf ball better and therefore improve your golf swing. ...

  • tiger woods splits from buick

    Written by TG Tour Editor on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    Tiger Woods is facing a major hole in his future earnings after splitting from a big bucks deal with Buick cars in the wake of the Credit Crunch. In ending the nine year endorsement deal a year early Tiger will now find himself $7 millionshort in 2009 as they agreed to go their separate ways after Buick's parent company...

  • Miss World contestants strut their stuff on the putting green

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 24 November 2008

    This year's Miss World contestants have been put through their paces on the putting green at the Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa. The girls have all been given basic lessons on golf etiquette, safety and a brief insight into the principles and great traditions of the game. Miss England, Laura Coleman, worked at Stapleford Park...

  • woody allen golf

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 24 November 2008

    For nearly half a century, he’s wowed Hollywood and the world with his prolific directing, sublime writing and acting talent. But this New Year’s Eve, Woody Allen and his band will be setting their sights on winning over guests by playing New Orleans jazz at the opening of the InterContinental La Torre Golf Resort in Murcia.  The event promises to be...

  • Christmas is a time for charity

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 24 November 2008

    Christmas is all about giving generously and you can do your bit at a charity golf event this festive season. What better way to warm the cockles of your heart than by playing the game you love for the benefit of a worthy cause. The Saint Omer Golf Day on Wednesday 3 December in northern France gives you 18 holes on a...

  • Golf Roots gets more than 12,000 juniors swinging

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 20 November 2008

    The Golf Foundation's Golf Roots programme has introduced more than 12,000 children from 155 schools across 16 cities to the game. The programme exceeded some ambitious targets and more than 1,150 children have taken part in follow-on lessons at Golf Foundation Community Links centres at golf clubs and driving ranges. The 16 urban areas involved were London (two schemes, in Hackney and...

  • Personalised magazine Covers gift offer

    Written by TG Editor on Thursday, 20 November 2008

    You've always wanted to be the cover star for Today's Golfer magazine right? Well now you really can - and we'll even let you choose the photo! No it's not some weird dream but part of a new service the TG team has created to sweeten up our latest Today's Golfer Subscription deal. Buy yourself, your friends and family...

  • Get your kids into golf this Xmas with TG Compare

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    With Christmas approaching, there's no better time of year to buy your nippers a golf-themed present to get them hooked on the game we all love early. The life-long addiction can start with the smallest thing and TG Compare's Christmas stockings have some great present suggestions. The weather may be bad outside but get the little ones playing virtual golf and they'll...

  • nov19 xfactorgolf

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    A nine-year old girl from Oldham and a 12-year-old boy from Lymm, Cheshire, have won the world's first ever X Factor-style search for young golf stars. Katie-Jane Stanley and Jake Williams wowed a panel of celebrity judges - not including Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole -  at the Playgolf Manchester complex where  13 youngsters competed in the grand final of 'Talent Hunt'...

  • Turkey to host PGA National Pro-Am

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 17 November 2008

    Turkey's PGA Sultan course, Antalya, will host the PGA National Pro-Am Championship for the second time from November 30 to December 4. 16 teams have qualified for the 36-hole final from more than 1,000 entries, making it the biggest Pro-Am in Europe. Each team is made up of the club professional and an amateur member, with the pros battling it out for a...

  • Best and worst Xmas presents EVER!

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 17 November 2008

    I love the festive season - jolly old Santa Claus, classic TV (kind of) and more food than Jon Daly would know what to do with - and then there are the presents. Of course we all know it's better to give than receive, but there's nothing quite like the feeling of guessing what you've got and then ripping back the wrapping...

  • today's golfer new magazine

    Written by TG Editor on Wednesday, 12 November 2008

    Today's Golfer magazine fans stand by your beds as the new issue of Today's Golfer has hit the shelves! It's quite an issue too, even by our usual standards, as it's brimming with features designed to improve your enjoyment of the game. And to add to the value the package offers we've also stuffed it with an...

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