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  • The Open player quiz

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017

    It’s Open season and this week the Golfing universe descends on the Royal Birkdale. The Open -- British Open or The Open Championship depending on who you are -- begins on Thursday. The practice rounds have begun, the rules are being stretched, and Mickelson is making some interesting club choices. Last year brought us an epic duel between Mickelson and Stenson, with...

  • Catch every second of the Open live on Sky Sports

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    The wait is nearly over. The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale kicks off on Thursday and you can watch every shot live on Sky Sports. Full coverage starts on their new dedicated channel – Sky Sports The Open – at 6.30am on Thursday and will span more than 50 hours until the final putt is hit on Sunday. New for this...

  • Nick Dougherty tips Tommy Fleetwood for Open success

    Written by Michael Catling on Sunday, 16 July 2017

    Nick Dougherty tips home favourite Tommy Fleetwood as the man to beat at the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale Nick Dougherty is a perfect frontman for much of Sky’s Open coverage this year. He hails from Bootle, just down the coast, and has played in four Open Championships. For our Open issue of the magazine (out ) we asked him  what...

  • The Big Fat Open Quiz

    Sunday, 16 July 2017

    How much do some of Europe’s best players know about the oldest Major? Let’s find out!  ...

  • The challenge facing players at Royal Birkdale

    Written by Michael Catling on Sunday, 16 July 2017

    ‘There are no tricks here’: Royal Birkdale course manager Chris Whittle reveals the challenges facing the biggest names in golf Crisp greens, immaculate bunkers and perfectly-manicured fairways. It doesn’t happen by chance, which is why Royal Birkdale has long been regarded as one of the best venues on the Open rota. The current custodian of the famous Lancashire links is Chris...

  • Meet Royal Birkdale's Artisans

    Written by Kevin Brown on Sunday, 16 July 2017

    Birkdale has a devoted group of members who care for the course in return for playing rights. Meet the artisans; This is a story of the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker, who are all members at Royal Birkdale. The butcher and baker (OK, there isn't actually a candlestick maker) are joined by joiners, plumbers, electricians, a gas man, a postman...

  • Sky Sports loses rights to US PGA Championship

    Friday, 14 July 2017

    Sky Sports has lost the rights to the US PGA Championship, which takes place at Quail Hollow next month and is the fourth major of the year.  The news comes just a week before The Open at Royal Birkdale, and just a day after the broadcaster announced the launch of a dedicated golf channel. Only last year, Sky became the live broadcaster...

  • The Open 2017: Four key shots for Royal Birkdale

    Thursday, 13 July 2017

    TG Top 50 coach and Birkdale Head Pro Brian Hodgkinson talks you through the four key shots players will need at Royal Birkdale for the 146th Open.  From getting out of the 120 tough bunkers to keeping it under the wind with your drives, Brian offers his advice on how to negotiate the links course.  Keep your drive under the wind The...

  • Win $1 million with American Golf

    Tuesday, 11 July 2017

    You could win a staggering $1 million in a massive new competition being staged this summer by American Golf. The retailer has teamed up with Million Dollar Hole In One (MDHIO) – the company that runs the popular par-3, hole-in-one-challenge around Europe – to give UK and Ireland golfers the chance to win the prize during American Golf’s Championship finals at The...

  • Win lessons & a pro-am spot at Luton Hoo

    Monday, 10 July 2017

    Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, located on the Herts/Beds border, is delighted to be the host of the European Challenge Tour’s Bridgestone Challenge between September 7-10. To mark the occasion, the hotel is offering a budding golfer a high-value competition prize which includes four 60-minute tuition sessions (July 16 and 29, and August 12 and 26) with Luton Hoo’s resident...

  • Emil Rosberg wins UK leg of Long Drive World Series

    Monday, 10 July 2017

    Emil Rosberg was crowned the UK Champion of the Long Drive World Series, recording a 395 yard in the final against home favourite Joe Miller. Emil Rosberg won the UK leg of the Long Drive World Series on Saturday at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor, narrowly edging out home favourite Joe Miller in the final to be...

  • Confessions of a handicap bandit

    Thursday, 6 July 2017

    Most of us have come across a bandit. Players with dubious handicaps who take full advantage of their extra shots by sweeping up competition prizes – much to the despair and frustration of their bona fide opponents. Well, I’ll freely admit that’s me. My “dodgy” handicap has helped me win a whole host of stunning prizes, including trips to Florida, the...

  • 12 reasons to buy the new issue of TG

    Written by Staff writer on Thursday, 6 July 2017

    The latest issue of Britain’s best-selling golf magazine is out now, featuring some big savings on instruction, equipment and courses. Here are just a some of the things you’ll find inside…. 1 FREE TIPS SUPPLEMENT! Part one of three of this handy series: Off the tee. Part two: Off the fairway. Part three: Around the green 2 The Value Issue: The best used...

  • Harry Ellis wins Amateur Championship

    Sunday, 25 June 2017

    England's Harry Ellis booked his spot in the Open with his win at the Amateur Championship at Sandwich on Saturday.  The 21-year-old won the coveted trophy in dramatic fashion, overturning a four-hole deficit with five to play to force a sudden-death play-off against Australia's Dylan Perry.  The pair battled it out over the accustomed 36-hole match-play final, and at one point it...

  • Scottish Open set for Gullane in 2018

    Thursday, 22 June 2017

    The European Tour have announced that the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will return to Gullane Golf Club next year.  Three years after Rickie Fowler's thrilling victory at the East Lothian links, Scotland’s National Open will return to Gullane for the second time from July 12-15, 2018.  While it may be surprising that the tournament is reutrning to Gullane so...

  • American Golf's Pressure Putt Challenge: Could you beat the stars?

    Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    American Golf is putting golfing celebrities under the spotlight with a new charity initiative: The Pressure Putt Challenge   Do you think you have what it takes to win? While celebrities take part in their own challenge, you can head to one of the American Golf stores hosting the amateur Pressure Putt Challenge. Stars taking part in the Pressure Putt Challenge have just...

  • Soccer superstars ready to kick-off in Belfry golf event

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 20 June 2017

    Some of the greatest names in world football will swop their boots for spikes at The Belfry in a Ryder Cup-style tournament this weekend. Legendary players past and present including World Cup stars, Premier League giants and former European Cup winners will do battle from Friday to Sunday. It's England versus Rest of the World and leading the teams will be respective...

  • PGA Tour announce changes to anti-doping policy

    Tuesday, 20 June 2017

    The PGA Tour have announced that they are changing attitudes to anti-doping policy and from next season will both add blood testing and report any suspensions for drug abuse According to the Associated Press, the PGA tour also is bringing its list of banned substances in line with the World Anti-Doping Association. The revised policy takes effect in October at the...

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