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  • Take part in the spectacular TG Masters survey

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 16 February 2009

    The first Major of the season is just around the corner - I can practically smell the Azaleas from Augusta - and we want you to tell us what you think about the big event in our Masters survey. It'll only take a few minutes to answer our ten questions and every one who takes part will be entered into a...

  • creative golf shot series

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 10 February 2009

    Fans of Seve, Mickelson and Tiger are in luck. Next week on www.todaysgolfer.co.uk we are being treated to a brand new golf lesson series designed to turn you into a creative golfer bursting with different golf shots to improve your rescue and scoring games. Starting Monday February 16th TG's Top 12 golf instructors will be publishing some of their...

  • Tiger and Elin Woods welcome baby boy

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 9 February 2009

    Tiger and Elin Woods are today celebrating the birth of their second child, Charlie Axel Woods. Woods confirmed that his wife Elin had given birth to their first son on his website on Monday morning. Charlie is the couple's second child following the birth of daughter Sam Alexis the day after the U.S. Open in June 2007. "Elin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son,...

  • feb9 snowkids

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 9 February 2009

    The target may be a snowman, the greens are white and the ball lacks a little roll, but there is snow doubt about it, pupils at Rednal Hill School in Birmingham love their golf...whatever the playing conditions. The youngsters were taking part in an after-school club led by Abbey Golf Club PGA professional Dean Lake. This kind of after-school activity (usually...

  • Fantasy League Down

    Written by TG Editor on Monday, 9 February 2009

    For those of you frustratedly trying to gain access to the Fantasy Golf League section of the site this morning we must apologise as unfortunately it is currently not responding. The good news is our technical team are working like maniacs in an attempt to restore power to the system and expect that things will be working properly by...

  • Winter Golf Tips

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Monday, 9 February 2009

    It is so easy when the weather's cold and the days are short to knock your golf game on its head until the whole outside thing becomes a more attractive proposition. The majority of us think like that and while we may hit the odd golf ball now and again the finesse and timing in your golf swing will...

  • feb6 titleistsupport

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 6 February 2009

    Titleist is to continue its support of leading golf charity the Golf Foundation in its growing role of making the sport more accessible for young people. Titleist will provide the Golf Foundation with golf balls for use in its events and for promotional activities. The Golf Foundation and Titleist have put pen to paper on an agreement that makes the...

  • We want your winter golf pictures

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 4 February 2009

    Britain has been hit with Siberia-like snow stroms over the last few days, with some parts of the country seeing their greatest snowfall for 18 years. It's not great weather for golf but it certainly makes courses look beautiful, and with more snow forecast overnight on Wednesday and into Thursday we want to see any winter golf pictures you've taken. From snow to frost...

  • jan30 nevadabobs

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 30 January 2009

    A new golfing holiday specialist has been launched, having secured exclusive rights to market holidays worldwide under the golf retail giant Nevada Bobs’ brand. Nevada Bob’s Golf Holidays is offering a concierge service, providing tailor-made itineraries based on high quality hotel, resort and privately-owned accommodation that has been carefully chosen for its proximity to golf courses.  The tour operator has...

  • Dubai to host International Golf Festival

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 29 January 2009

    Dubai will host the inaugural International Golf Festival from 27-29 September this year. The three-day event will be help at the Dubai World Trade Centre and will include an exhibition that is open to the public. George Betz, International Sales Director at Worldwide Conferences and Events, said: "We see the International Golf Festival filling a gap in the market and unlike other...

  • Butch Harmon School of Golf opens in Dubai

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 28 January 2009

    The Butch Harmon School of Golf has been opened at The Els Club in Dubai Sports City. A host of VIPs and special guests attended the opening of the school that will be run by Butch's son Claude, one of the world's leading golf coaches in his own right. "Today's launch of The Butch Harmon School of Golf here in Dubai –...

  • Back To Basics Golf Lesson eMag

    Written by TG instruction Editor on Wednesday, 28 January 2009

    Your most important golf lesson... The ultimate step-by-step guide to building a sound, repeatable golf game. Many golfers say that the most important golf lesson they ever take is the first one. The lesson where a PGA professional shows you how to hold the club, stand to the ball, make a swing and with a bit of luck hit the shot. These basics...

  • jan27 harringtonpar

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 27 January 2009

    Padraig Harrington has become the first professional golfer to conquer the world’s most amazing par three. The three-times major winner took the helicopter to the top of Hanglip Mountain at the Legend Golf & Safari Resort on the Big 5 Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo Province in South Africa for the challenge of the Extreme 19th. There he hit driver to the...

  • London Golf Show dates announced

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 15 January 2009

    The London Golf Show will be taking place at London Docklands' ExCeL Centre for its fifth outing from May 1-3 2009. The change of date is a result of maintenance works on the Docklands Light Railway that would have made it very difficult to reach on the original dates. The golfing bonanza will offer big brands, custom-fitting, a huge indoor driving range, a massive american golf store, celebrity...

  • jan14 ambassadors

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 14 January 2009

    The Berks Bucks and Oxon (BB&O) Golf Partnership has teamed up with Buckinghamshire New University to launch a unique Golf Ambassadors Programme. The aims of the programme are to provide students with real hands-on experience in the golf industry and to provide the BB&O Golf Partnership with high quality sports management volunteers. Four second year BA (Hons) Sports Management & Golf Studies...

  • jan14 yachtshot

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 14 January 2009

    Reigning US Masters champ Trevor Immelman was quite literally all at sea during his rather unusual preparations for the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship which starts tomorrow. Etihad Airways, main sponsor of the event, has once again made the headlines on the eve of the European Tour event by hosting another of its innovative challenges, this year involving South African Immelman. The inaugural...

  • Should players be allowed to use rangefinders and GPS systems in competitions?

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 13 January 2009

    A recent ruling from the EGU allows players to use distance measuring devices and the R&A rules state that the use of rangefinders and GPS systems in competition may be permitted by a Local Rule. Should players be allowed to use rangefinders and GPS systems in competitions? ( surveys)...

  • Golf Instruction eMag

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 7 January 2009

    Ever wondered how the top golf pros on Tour have such a consistent golf swing, to the point of almost becoming robotic?! Sure, hitting thousands of golf balls each week plays a big part but they also find ways of simplifying their own games to make each different golf shot much easier to learn and drill. So who...

  • jan6 stadiumhole

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 6 January 2009

    The notorious 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale, Arizona, will become the USPGA Tour's first-ever true Stadium Golf Hole when the FBR Open tees off there on January 26th. Golf's loudest golf hole - players are vehemently 'booed' if they fail to get anywhere near the flag - has just got louder. Tournament hosts The Thunderbirds have added close to 3,000 new general...

  • John Daly suspended by PGA Tour

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 6 January 2009

    Popular American John Daly has claimed that the PGA Tour have suspended him for six months for "conduct unbecoming" in recent months. The 42-year-old spent a night in jail last October after being found drunk outside a Hooters restaurant, the chain whose logo can often be seen emblazoned on Daly's shirts. The PGA Tour do not comment on disciplinary issues and they have...

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