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  • ryder cup fantasy league coming

    Written by TG Editor on Tuesday, 19 August 2008

    Fans of the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf League have just days to wait now until we launch our unique Ryder Cup Fantasy Golf League. Strating on September 3rd you'll be able to sign up for free for a special Ryder Cup competition that will run over the three days of the greatest competition in golf - the Ryder Cup.

  • ryder cup 2008 fantasy league plug

    Written by TG Editor on Wednesday, 13 August 2008

    Win a club signed by Faldo! Join TG’s Ryder Cup Fantasy Golf Game for a chance to win loads of amazing prizes Fancy making this year’s Ryder Cup experience that bit more spicy? As if tears on the 18th, numerous fist pumps and men hugs aren’t enough, is lining up the mother of all Fantasy Golf Games this September...

  • fantasy golf league ryder cup

    Written by TG editor on Monday, 11 August 2008

    The summer Fantasy golf League may have finished but fear not because we're readying a one-off Ryder Cup Fantasy Gole League special! If you haven't already checked the winners of this year's summer competition have been revealed (see separate story here) and several lucky golfers will be sharing in a huge prize pot, which includes a dream Marriot golf...

  • USPGA Championship 2008 betting

    Written by TG Tour editor on Wednesday, 6 August 2008

    The fourth Major of the year starts Thursday and with no Tiger Woods it really is anyone's tournament. So how do you pick a winner? We've consulted top betting experts Betfair to find out who's worth picking as a straight up bet, or even for your own Fantasy golf league player (remember your last chance to change your team...

  • todays golfer magazine scorecard

    Written by TG Editor on Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    The new Today's Golfer Magazine hit the shelves last week and we've been inundated with messages about this month's super-useful free gift - a unique TG scorecard holder and game progress tracker. The gift has been designed in conjunction with the TG Top 12 professional golf coaches and is being put to good use if your feedback is anything...

  • golf lesson matt dawson

    Written by TG instruction editor on Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    Rugby star and all-round TV celeb Matt Dawson has been trying out the tips and drills that have appeared as part of Today's Golfer's Play Great in 08 improvement programme. TG Top 12 Coach Scott Cranfield gives some amazing insight into building a top golf swing. In a special interactive golf lesson seven handicapper Matt Dawson spent several hours working with...

  • golf blog

    Written by Angry Golfer on Wednesday, 18 June 2008

    A controversial golf blog can help brigthen up your day and prepare you for another weekend's golf and none come any more controversial than Angry Golfer! Our new golf blog columnist will become a regular on the site over the next few months, posting monthly golf blogs on the things that really get his goat! Part One of the golf...

  • Long drivers set to smash record

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    Surrey's Gatton Manor Golf Club is running a golf event with a difference on Saturday June 21st - the ‘Longest Drive, Longest Hole and Longest Day' competition. Most of the fun and games will take place at the course's monster par 5 17th hole which at 645 yards off the new back tips, is reputed to be one of the longest holes in...

  • Golf Training Aid Video Reviews

    Written by TG Instruction editor on Thursday, 5 June 2008

    Golf training aids promise lots but do they actually deliver? Of the dozens of golf training aids out there how many actually improve your golf game? The last thing we want you to do is to waste your money on naff golf training aids so we've ordered in the best of the bunch to be tested and reviewed by real golfers.

  • Robert Mitchell Golf Tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Sunday, 1 June 2008

    Robert Mitchell golf tips coming soon...  For more golf tips click here...

  • golf ball fastest in sport

    Written by Staff Writer on Friday, 30 May 2008

    Golf is officially the fastest ball sport on earth and we have the golf video to prove it! In a series of tests carried out in America on sports such as tennis, baseball and lacrosse were tested to discover which one created the highest ball speeds. In this incredible golf video below we watch golf's five-time long drive...

  • PING snap up starlet Danny Willett

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    Youngster Danny Willett has signed an endorsement deal with manufacturers PING, and will make his professional debut at this week's Celtic Manor Wales Open. The 20-year-old, from Rotherham, will be using a full set of PING clubs, starting with the G10 driver, fairway wood and hybrid, through to the i10 irons, Tour-W wedges and an i-Series Anser 4 putter. Willett enjoyed a...

  • practice makes perfect golf video tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Friday, 23 May 2008

    “Practice makes perfect.” It’s one of those sayings we tend to take for granted. But practising only works if you practice the right things. That’s why we have put together a collection of golf video lessons to help improve your golf game. They go hand-in-hand with your free 52-page 'Practice Makes Perfect' supplement inside this month's issue of Today's Golfer magazine (244),...

  • poulter shock

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 23 May 2008

    Golf-mad 10-year-old Sam Nicholls was given a taste of stardom when superstar  Ian Poulter took him for surprise coaching at Mill Green GC, Herts. Poulter - one of the UK's most flamboyant golfers - turned up unannounced at Sam's home in Bayford, near Hertford, as part of a day's filming for the Disney Channel, who had searched nationwide for a young...

  • may15 pdftieup

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 15 May 2008

    Parque da Floresta, the Vigia Group’s flagship golf and leisure resort in the Algarve, has teamed up with the PGA to become main sponsor of the PDF Midland Masters. The three-year agreement will see Parque da Floresta become title sponsors to one of the Midlands ‘majors’ held at Kedleston Park Golf Club, Derbyshire. To be known as the PDF Midland...

  • 101 best golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Friday, 9 May 2008

    Admit it, you've got one. A secret golf tip you can rely on in times of crisis... Like when you're losing to the lady captain. We reckon it's about time these hush-hush golf tip gems became known for the benefit of golfers everywhere. So we asked golf Tour pros, golf coaches, golf club pros, you guys - crikey, we even...

  • long game golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Friday, 9 May 2008

    1. Keep your hands soft on the club. The one tip that always improves the games of my amateur partners is not to hold the club too tightly. It’s a simple tip but a good one. Colin Montgomerie, Tour pro 2. Keep the clubhead low to the ground at the start of the takeaway. Don’t break the wrists. This promotes a good turn...

  • top golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    1. Learn the Vardon (overlapping) grip. It’s the most uncomfortable thing for a beginner to achieve but is the only thing that will guarantee that your bone structure and joints will perform correctly. Without the benefits of this grip it will put the swing out of shape. Alex Hay, TV commentator 2. Get a lesson from a qualified pro and work...

  • golf tips | Mind

    Written by Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 6 May 2008

    1. Think about the shot you’ve got next. It helps you forget a bad shot. If I mess up, as I walk to the ball I will start thinking about my next shot – instead of walking thinking about the bad shot. Use the time to think about the possibilities, what you can do and what you can’t. In that...

  • set up golf tips

    Written by Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 6 May 2008

    1. Use the floor to help you with alignment and ball position. I’ve have found that standing on floorboards, tiles or flagstones gives a clear perspective on where to place the ball on the course. Use the lines along your toes for alignment and at right angles to them for ball position. Tony Brooks, TG reader 2. Your address posture controls...

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