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  • Rory McIlroy calls Muirfield women ban obscene

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    Rory McIlroy has responded to the vote to allow women at Muirfield, calling the time it has taken as obscene. The vote was the second of its kind after members initially voted not to allow female members in 2016, something McIlroy had also been critical of. It resulted in the Open being stripped from the course, but this time...

  • R&A announce Muirfield back on Open rota

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    The R&A have responded to Muirfield's vote on women members by allowing the venue back on to the Open roster. Henry Fairweather, Captain at Muirfield, announced that the golf club had voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing women to become members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. 92.7% of members at Muirfield voted, with 498 in favour of...

  • Muirfield Vote to allow women members

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 13 March 2017

    Muirfield have announced that women will be allowed to become members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers following an overwhelming number of votes in favour of the change. 92.7% of members at Muirfield voted, with 498 in favour of allowing women members and 123 against, which more than meets the two-thirds majority required to invoke the decision. Henry Fairweather,...

  • Quiz of the Week!

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 13 March 2017

    A lot happened in the world of golf last week, from Ian Poulter's announcement to Beef and John Daly answering questions on Tiger and the Masters. But how closely were you paying attention? Test yourself and find out!...

  • World's longest ever putt holed

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Monday, 13 March 2017

    What’s the longest putt you’ve ever holed? Most of us have sank the odd 40-footer. We saw someone drain a 100-footer at St Andrews once. But no-one has ever holed a putt as long as this… Australian YouTube star Brett Stanford – part of “How Ridiculous” – canned the 135.67-yard effort on the fifth hole at the Point Walter Golf Course,...

  • VisitScotland POLL: The best golf holes in Scotland

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 09 March 2017

    It has long been a debate in clubhouses throughout the country but now VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s most beloved golf holes from almost 600 courses across Scotland. The poll, which includes some of the most famous golf courses in the world, will look to gather views from thousands of golfers worldwide to find golf holes...

  • Beef and John Daly talk Tiger Woods and the Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 09 March 2017

    In an impromptu joint interview at a kitchen table surrounded by alcohol and cigarettes, Andrew 'Beef' Johnston and John Daly decided to answer some questions on twitter - and the interview quickly moved to Tiger Woods and the Masters. The topics began with a range of light hearted subjects such as favourite sports and favourite food, but promptly switched...

  • 39 top value parkland courses you should play this season...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 09 March 2017

    The new season is just around the densely tree-lined dogleg and below are 39 amazing value parkland courses you should pit your wits and skills against in 2017…  ENGLAND Addington Court, Surrey Excellent all round golf centre with two 18-hole layouts – the Fred Hawtree-designed Championship and Falconwood – supported by a 32 bay floodlight range. Brampton Park, Cambs Splendid mature parkland with a sound...

  • Ian Poulter's company IJP Design to close

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    Ian Poulter has announced that IJP Design is to close following its failed restructuring attempts to survive in the current market.  The business was launched in 2007 but will close its doors on the 2nd April, citing the inability to justify its continuation. "It has always been out aim to run a unique and high quality product business that reflected my personality...

  • Amendoeira is staging 9th edition of Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    Amendoeira Golf Resort have is staging their 9th edition of its Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship this year from 24 – 28 July 2017. And now there is a last call for entries - which closes on the 25th June, 2017.  From 24th – 28th July, 150 junior golfers will once again descend on Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve for the...

  • Macmillan Cancer Support's Longest Day Golf Challenge 2017

    Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge is back for 2017 – and you and your mates could win the chance to tee off in the Algarve if you enter!  The idea remains simple – get together with three team mates and tackle four rounds of golf in one day. Take advantage of the longest day of the year on Wednesday...

  • Charity golfers to cycle 80 miles and play 18 holes at 16 golf courses in ONE DAY

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 07 March 2017

    Eight friends from Cambridge are set to embark on a unique mid-summer golf and cycling challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice. The event, aptly named ‘Rider Cup 2017’, will see eight golfers play 18 holes on 16 different golf courses within the available 17 hours of daylight on June 15.  Not such...

  • QHotels introduce new High St shopping vouchers scheme

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 07 March 2017

    Golfers placing corporate and society bookings at any of QHotels' 10 golf venues will be able to reap their own reward on the High St thanks to the UK's largest golf resort operator introducing Golf Rewards, a new loyalty scheme. With every golf event booked, for 12 or more golfers, the group organiser will be rewarded with High St shopping vouchers...

  • Callaway offer high performing products with 2017 Spring/Summer range

    Tuesday, 07 March 2017

    In their newest Spring Summer range Callaway Apparel offers technologically advanced, high performing products with a focus on meeting the specific needs of the golfer. Inspired by the tour and new for 2017, Callaway Apparel have combined modern colours, styles and fits with innovative and performance fabrics which are available across three ranges -Men’s, Ladies and their signature X-range. The garments are...

  • Wentworth reveals dramatic revamp to West Course

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 06 March 2017

    Wentworth has revealed the first look at its dramatic multi-million pound revamp, which includes a complete transformation of all greens and bunkers in a bid to restore it to a course that more closely resembles its original design. When Chris Wood returns to the site of his 2016 BMW PGA Championship victory, he will be playing a very unfamiliar...

  • England Golf clamping down hard on dodgy handicaps

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 06 March 2017

    A new handicapping rule has been introduced for members of English golf clubs to stop rogue players manipulating the system to their advantage. Over recent years there has been a number of cases of players who protect inflated handicaps, only to repeatedly collect high-value rewards when playing in competitions away from home. “We’re not talking about a sleeve of balls,” said Gemma...

  • Quiz of the Week!

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 06 March 2017

    Think you were paying attention to everything golf last week? Test yourself and find out! ...

  • 20 stunning courses you've probably never even heard of...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 03 March 2017

    We’ve scoured the country to unearth 20 simply sensational courses there’s every chance you didn’t even know existed let alone have visited and played. And you can play them from £15! Leighton Buzzard, Beds It’s Woburn-like in places – several fairways are overlooked by tall timber – but half the price to play! It’s also where Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter learnt his...

  • Tour players react to proposed rule changes

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 02 March 2017

    The R&A and the USGA have proposed substantial changes to many of the current rules of golf, and some of the biggest names in the sport took to social media to give their opinions - and they had a LOT to say.   The changes, which include proposals such as allowing distance measuring devices and unintentional grounding...

  • Watch Europe's best in action for FREE

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

    New and existing golf fans will once again be able to watch some of the world’s leading golfers for free in the opening round of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports thanks to the return of ‘Sky Sports Thursday’. Tournament host Lee Westwood, the former world No.1, has announced that 10,000 free tickets will be available here, on a first come,...

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