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  • 41 course reasons why you'll 'love to be beside the seaside'

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

    Seaside golf is extra special, unique in fact. You’re virtually guaranteed to play in firm, fast conditions with the coastal winds always having to be carefully considered on every shot on every hole. It’s a challenge but a thrill and great fun. Here you can play and experience 41 of the best value seaside layouts in the land and you...

  • Japanese Olympic golf club to overturn female membership policy

    Monday, 20 March 2017

    Kasumigaseki Country Club are to overturn restrictions on female membership after IOC threat to cut Tokyo 2020 status. The report, which comes from the Guardian, says that the Japanese golf club have overturned their policy after increasing pressure from Olympic officials. Prior to the decision, the club reportedly had 220 women on their books but they were not allowed to be granted...

  • Ryder Cup captain made honorary captain at The Shire London

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 20 March 2017

    The Shire London has made Thomas Bjørn, European Ryder Cup Captain, Honorary Captain for 2017-18. The 46-year old Dane will represent the club located near Barnet in Hertfordshire, as momentum builds towards the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National close to Paris. Speaking at The Shire London, celebrating its tenth anniversary, Bjørn said: “The Shire is the perfect golfing base for...

  • Inside a $1m club collection

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Friday, 17 March 2017

    How much would you pay for a golf club? Today’s top drivers are nudging £500, or you can get a three-year-old one secondhand for less than £200. But that’s small change to the avid collectors who are about to bid $1 million doe one of the best collections of early clubs ever seen.  The Roberto Family Trust Golf Collection, made up...

  • Danny Willett and Justin Rose honoured at England Golf Awards

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 17 March 2017

    Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull were honoured at last night’s 2017 England Golf Awards, alongside other players and heroes from the grass roots game. Over 400 guests and celebrities attended the glittering ceremony at Lord’s, which celebrated all that’s great about golf in England. “This is our chance to applaud...

  • Rickie Fowler's Arnold Palmer shoes up for auction

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    Rickie Fowler and PUMA Golf are to auction off custom golf shoes in tribute to the legendary Arnold Palmer, with proceeds going to support Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation.  By now, everyone will have seen Rickie Fowler sporting a pair of commemorative PUMA Golf IGNITE Hi-Tops at Bay Hill that feature iconic images of the seven-time Major champion. ...

  • It's all change at top 200-years-old Scottish course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    Historic Scotscraig - 200-years-old this year - has unveiled a comprehensive renovation project that has reinstated many original features of the famous layout. Founded in 1817, Fife's Scotscraig is the 13th oldest golf club in the world boasting an 18-hole championship course originally laid out under the guidance of Old Tom Morris and later by James Braid. It features a championship course...

  • English Disability Open returns for second year

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    The English Disability Open will return for it's second year to The Warwickshire Golf Club from 26-27 August, 2017. England Golf is again partnering Balasa Golf to co-sanction a championship for golfers of all impairments, creating one umbrella event for disabled golf in England. The championship will be open to all British disabled golfers who meet the definitions of impairment...

  • 15 reasons to buy the new issue of Today's Golfer

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor, Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    The massive, 248-page bumper new issue is out now, with Open champion Henrik Stenson on the cover leading our power special, our big Masters preview and our annual gear bible, the 100-page What Gear 2017... Ultimate Gear Guide Details for every club on sale this year, plus balls, shoes, trolleys, GPS and lasers and expert buying tips to help you choose better.

  • 32 of the best UK heathland courses you can play for under £50

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    Heathland courses are special. With fairways lined by a striking variety of mature trees interspersed with swathes of ultra-colourful heather and gorse bushes, they’re exceptionally easy on the eye. Add the fact that they’re sand-based and playable year-round and you understand why they’re so popular to play and below are 32 of the UK’s best heathland courses you can play...

  • 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 8 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, 8 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...

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