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  • 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...

  • Not too late to join Fantasy League

    Written by Kit Alexander on Friday, 7 November 2008

    The first event may have already teed off but there are still plenty of reasons to join the free-to-play Winter Fantasy League. As the old proverb says, "it's better late than never", and this certainly applies to the fantasy league with prizes galore up for grabs. You could be jetting off to Arcos Gardens, Spain, for a week of great golf and...

  • david leadbetter DVD offer

    Written by TG instruction editor on Thursday, 6 November 2008

    FREE* David Leadbetter DVD for every reader - worth £14.99 If you were to choose one golf coach to have a lesson with it would undoubtedly be David Leadbetter. The world renowned instructor has fashioned the swings of everyone from Nick Faldo to Ernie Els and the great news is he could be about to sort yours for...

  • One in 500 chance of winning

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 5 November 2008

    Sign up for the Winter Fantasy League today and you'll have a one in 500 chance of winning a shiny new fairway wood. Every 500th person that registers will bag themselves a new club recently tested by the TG Equipment Team. Click here to sign up for the free-to-play fantasy league.

  • TG Editor picks his team

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 4 November 2008

    The excitement is building ahead of the first event in the Winter Fantasy League and Race to Dubai, the HSBC Champions. TG Editor Andy Calton is bravely putting his pride on the line by revealing his six picks each week. This week his team has a very British feel to it: Darren Clarke ($1.4m) Camilo Villegas ($3.5m) Sergio Garcia ($4.5m) Ian Poulter ($2.0m)...

  • winter fantasy league 2 days to go

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 4 November 2008

    To quote one of the greatest rock songs ever written, "it's the final countdown" and time is running out to pick your first team of the Winter Fantasy League. The HSBC Champions is just hours away - play gets underway in Shanghai in the early hours of Thursday 6 November so make sure you submit your first team before midnight on Wednesday. The tee times...

  • FREE David Leadbetter Faults & Fixes dvd worth £14.99

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 4 November 2008

    FREE David Leadbetter Faults & Fixes dvd worth £14.99!*   * Simply pay £2.50 p&p to receive your dvd.   Legendary coach David Leadbetter and Major champion Nick Price combine to offer a unique perspective on mastering the game of golf in Faults and Fixes. Part of Leadbetter’s eight-set DVD series -which is available for just £49.99 (so anyone ordering...

  • Hot tips for Fantasy League

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 3 November 2008

    The Winter Fantasy League is finally upon us and everyone will be keen to get a fast start in the hunt for the £10,000 prize pool, but which players are going to be the big-performers at this week's HSBC Champions? Each week I'm going to be picking out six stars with the potential to score big so without any more further ado...

  • Fantasy League is coming... Are you ready?

    Written by Kit Alexander on Friday, 31 October 2008

    There's less than a week to go until the first events of the TG winter fantasy league, the HSBC Champions. The Shaghai event, also the first of the money-spinning Race to Dubai, tees off on 6 November, but make sure you pick your team before 11.30pm on Wednesday 5 November to allow for the time difference. You'll have a star-studded field to...

  • Shot Shaping Golf Tips

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Thursday, 30 October 2008

    Our TG Instruction Editor has hand picked out a few great golf tips to help improve your shot shaping skills...

  • John Daly found drunk outside Hooters

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 30 October 2008

    Two-time Major champion John Daly spent a night in police custody after being found drunk outside a Hooters restaurant in North Carolina. Police Lieutenant Tyrone Phelps revelead that Daly was held at the Forsyth County Jail early Sunday morning to sober up. According to a local newspaper, paramedics went to a Hooters restaurant at 1am after receiving a report that Daly had passed out...

  • seve improving after third op

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Wednesday, 29 October 2008

    Seve Ballesteros' condition has improved since he underwent a third operation on a brain tumour, according to the hospital treating him. The Spanish golfer is recovering in Madrid's La Paz hospital after surgery on Friday. The operation, to alleviate pressure on the brain caused by an edema and to eliminate the remainder of the tumour tissues, followed two earlier procedures to remove...

  • todays golfer christmas subscription

    Written by TG Editor on Wednesday, 29 October 2008

    Christmas may be a time for giving but it has also become a day for receiving piles of useless, unwanted presents! You know the score. That cousin who only darkens your door when the festive season rears its ugly head pops a gift wrapped present round to share a cup of hot Cocoa and bore you to death with...

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