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  • July24 vernonvid

    Written by Courses editor Kevin Brown on Thursday, 26 July 2007

    TV's man-of-the-moment Vernon Kay fell in love with golf the first time he picked up a club a couple of years back and he hasn't looked back. Not since crushing former colleague Toby Keel in a TG Tenner encounter within weeks of taking up the game in fact! Whenever he's not on the box - which is not very often these...

  • July25 Botham

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 25 July 2007

    Fancy seeing a whole host of celebrities, including Sir Alex Ferguson and Dennis Taylor, try their luck on the golf course for charity? The Sir Ian Botham Charity Golf Classic, sponsored by Qire, takes place at Mere Golf and Country Club on Sunday, September 16, and you can lend your support as the event aims to reach its target of £50,000 for...

  • July10 - Perskindolgiveaway

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 13 July 2007

    Golfing aches and pains could be a thing of the past with a new proPerskindol. And you can try it for yourself - with teamed up with the makers to offer 1,000 FREE samples. The product offes a unique dual action, plant based formulation. It goes on cool for immediate relief and is quickly replaced by a soothing heat - activating peripheral circulation...

  • july6 freetree

    Written by Courses editor Kevin Brown on Friday, 06 July 2007

    Leading independent golf and activity holiday operator, Pure Vacations, have come up with a novel way of attracting customers by...promising  to plant a tree for EVERY booking In what is believed to be a unique initiative, a tree will be planted by Pure Vacations, every time a holiday is booked with them at no cost to the holidaymaker. This rather strange bonus scheme...

  • July 20 Advanced fitness tests

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Monday, 25 June 2007

    Eight advanced fitness tests In the August issue of Today's Golfer Paul Casey's peronal trainer Darren Roberts shows you how to test your golf fitness ability - skills like balance, flexibility, strength and agility come under scrutiny. If you've already mastered the eight simple exercises then now's the time to push yourself one step further. Roberts has prepared eight advanced tests to...

  • Jun20 Ultimate golf prize winner

    Written by Chris Jones on Wednesday, 20 June 2007

    A West Sussex golfer will be living up to his name and living the life of Riley after winning the Ultimate Golf Prize – a competition run by Today’s Golfer and the London Golf Show. When his name was pulled out of the hat, Mike Riley, 48, from East Grinstead, became the lucky winner of a year’s free golf membership, courtesy...

  • June13puttinggrips

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 12 June 2007

    Change your putting grip If you're struggling on the greens then a change of putting grip could be just what the doctor ordered. Try one of these popular styles - we've even included a few quirky ones that some Tour pros are testing too! GETTING STARTED The first thing you need to learn is how to hold the putter correctly in the...

  • June8 WatermannLead

    Written by Courses editor Kevin Brown on Friday, 08 June 2007

    Dennis Waterman is one of Britain's favourite actors. Who will ever forget his starring roles in the legendary Sweeney and Minder TV series? He also happens to be a keen golfer though he rather reluctantly admits it's now highly unlikely he'll improve on his current 18 handicap. But the main thing is he enjoys the game and is a regular competitor,...

  • Jun6 Fat lad golfer

    Written by Jonathan Greathead on Wednesday, 06 June 2007

    Today’s Golfer is on the lookout for a larger player to take part in a major fitness feature. We need a volunteer to take part in an experiment over the summer to see if being fitter can actually improve your game. If you take part, you will be put on a month-long fitness and diet regime put together by one...

  • May4 Golf ballmassage

    Written by Chris Jones on Friday, 04 May 2007

    One of the country’s top golf clubs is offering massages… using golf balls! The treatment involves the use of heated golf balls as a massage aid and has been specifically tailored to revive golfers and dissolve the tension caused by the golf swing after an exhausting round on Loch Lomond's championship course. The process begins with actual golf balls being...

  • Jan 5 Tiger Boat

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 05 January 2007

    This comedy picture is doing the rounds on the internet after Tiger Woods signed his new mega-money deal with Nike. Scary thing is, the world number one could probably afford to do it!...

  • Dec 13 Ken Brown

    Written by Jock Howard, Golf World Senior Writer on Wednesday, 13 December 2006

    Pictures: Getty Images TV Commentator and ex Ryder Cup hero Ken Brown lets rip on everything he hates (and loves) about golf. On the 2006 Ryder Cup I never dreamt we’d give the Americans such a drubbing at the K Club. Tom Lehman’s team were completely outplayed for all three days. There is a bit of history now and our boys...

  • Dec 5 Sandyman

    Written by Jock Howard, Golf World Writer on Monday, 11 December 2006

    Portugal has won two big awards from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO. The Lisbon coast won Best European Golf Destination, and Praiai d’el Ray claimed Best European Golf Resort at a glitzy awards party in Marbella. Lisbon Golf Coast incorporates Estoril and Sintra Golf Coast, Costa Azul Golfe and Oeste Golf and boasts 22 championship standard courses. Praia...