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  • 54 stunning courses you can play for under £40

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

    Looking for a memorable round on an outstanding course this season? Of course you are….and below are 54 courses dotted all over the country you can experience without paying a penny over £40….. PORTHMADOG, GWYNEDD Porthmadog is very much an unsung hero and, like its more prestigious neighbours, has plenty to offer too including top Snowdonia views and a brilliant back nine.It’s...

  • Joe Miller to front World Long Drive Series

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Current World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller is to front a new format which will see eight of the world’s biggest hitters go head to head in four locations across the globe. The Long Drive World Series is made up of four events, with the first taking place under spectacular night lights at the Jumeirah Golf Estates European Tour Performance Institute...

  • Exciting new course poised to open at Praia D’El Rey

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    Europe’s most eagerly-awaited new golf course will officially open in Portugal this summer. Situated less than an hour north of Lisbon on Portugal’s Silver Coast, West Cliffs has been designed by Cynthia Dye of the world-renowned golf architecture firm Dye Designs Group, and is set to be unveiled to a worldwide audience in June. Offering sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from...

  • Club golfers get chance to play at British Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    A new partnership between Bridgestone Tyres and England Golf could see club golfers win a place in the British Masters Pro-Am thanks to a brand-new event held in 2017. The Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy will take place for the first time this year and is set to become an annual event open to members of England Golf’s 1900 affiliated clubs.

  • Gleneagles to host 2018 European Championships

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Gleneagles has been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, playing their part in history as the host of the first ever European Golf Team Championship. The brand new multi-sport event coming in 2018 is set to be staged every four years, and will combine with the existing European Championships of Athletics,...

  • Could YOU be American Golf's 2017 Long Drive Champion?

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Think you can hit a long ball? This is your chance to see how you rank against the rest of the U.K - but you've got to be quick! The qualifying rounds of the 2017 Long Drive Championship are being held from the 17th-20th February in every American Golf store, with free entry to all participants. Split in...

  • 11 reasons to buy the new issue of TG

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    The latest issue of Britain’s best-selling golf magazine has hit the shelves, and here’s what’s in it… 1 Beef’s guide to better golf We caught up with Andrew Johnston to share the tips that have taken him to the PGA Tour 2 2017 drivers tested Our first verdict on the latest big stick from TaylorMade, Callaway, Cobra, Wilson and Mizuno 3 Golf’s most amazing shots,...

  • 33 top value courses in the UK

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    Looking for a top value round of golf? Look no further. Below you’ll find 33 of the best value courses in the land and there’s bound to be one near you. They’re among some of the best inland and coastal layouts in the UK and are guaranteed to provide a round to remember….specially at these prices! With half-price golf on...

  • There's four new golf shows this year... and they're free

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    We all love a golf show, don’t we? It’s a chance to see and try the latest clubs; finally get a lesson; meet the odd golf-loving celeb and pick up ideas for that next golf holiday. American Golf knows we love a golf show, too – so they’re putting on four of them across the UK this year. And each one...

  • 41 of the UK's most scenic courses....

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    Take your pick from 50 of the most visually stunning, easy-on-the-eye courses around…and only one is over £50! ENGLAND *ALNMOUTH VILLAGE, NORTHUMBERLAND This cracking mini layout is the oldest nine-hole links in England the stunning North Sea coastal views are worth the green fee alone. It’s fun, quirky and provides unbelievable value. Green fees: £10 till end of Feb. Tel: 01665 830370. *BATH, SOMERSET Arguably one...

  • 44 UK courses where you're guaranteed a game

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Friday, 10 February 2017

    There’s no need to pack those clubs away and leave them gathering cobwebs in the garage until the new season finally arrives: not when there’s 44 cracking year-round courses around like those listed below. They’re all in excellent condition whatever time of the year you pitch up and play with no mats and temporary tees and greens in sight. So...

  • 45 of the UK's Best Winter Deals

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Thursday, 9 February 2017

    Winter can be a wonderland for golfers with many courses, specially those by the sea, in excellent condition and playable for considerably less money. Here are some of the very best deals around whether you just want to play 18 holes, have a round with some food thrown in or enjoy a stay and play winter break. The choice is...

  • Bags to riches: The truth about caddieing on Tour

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 1 February 2017

    MEET THE CADDIES Dermot Byrne: Caddies for: Shane Lowry. Started caddieing: “In 1996; this is my seventh year with Shane.” Worked for: Peter Lawrie and Steven Gallacher Adam Marrow: Caddies for: Thomas Pieters. Started caddieing: “This is my 12th year.” Worked for: Ross Fisher and Lucas Bjerregaard. Cliffie Botha: Caddies for: Miguel Angel Jimenez. Started caddieing: “In 2002, with 13 years on the European...

  • Track your stats like a pro to improve

    Written by Graeme Leslie on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

    A club golfer who plays 38 rounds of golf in a year, registering an average score of 79, hits about 3,000 golf shots. That’s a truly valuable data sample, containing a wealth of useful information about how he plays the game. Hidden in there is the data that can tell him how destructive a driver he is, which iron is...

  • 10 ways a Tour caddie would save you shots

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

    Imagine being able to get a game using one of the European Tour’s top caddies. He could help you plot your way around a course. He’d advise on the best strategy for a particular hole. And he’d probably talk you out of hitting that hero shot with a hybrid from the rough behind the trees... If you’re fed-up of making stupid...

  • Paul McGinley captains pro golfers to victory at Abu Dhabi Invitational

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 30 January 2017

    Paul McGinley underlined his captaincy credentials once again after leading a team of professional golfers to a resounding win over a celebrity all-stars team at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. The Irishman, who famously led Europe to victory in the 2014 Ryder Cup, beat celebrity captain and Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel 3&2 to add gloss to a scoreline which read...

  • My life in golf: Wayne Rooney

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 30 January 2017

    Wayne Rooney has just broken Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time goal-scoring record for Manchester United, with his 250th strike for the club. “Obviously it is a proud moment,” Rooney said. “It is a bit of a strange feeling as obviously we wanted three points but didn't get it. But on the other end it is a proud moment for myself to get...

  • Make practice more fun

    Written by Darren Parris on Monday, 30 January 2017

    Footballers can practise on the pitch, and snooker players on the table. But when we golfers want to practise, we are forced off our playing arena to a wide expanse of nothing that bears little relevance to the challenges of the game. But it doesn’t have to be this way! You can work on your game in the arena where you...

  • Paul McGinley: Thomas Pieters needs more experience before he can challenge for Major titles

    Written by Michael Catling on Saturday, 28 January 2017

    Paul McGinley has played down Thomas Pieters’ chances of becoming the first rookie since Fuzzy Zoeller to win the first Major of the year at this year’s Masters. Pieters made an inauspicious start to 2017 by missing the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last week and McGinley believes the Belgium has struggled to recapture the form that saw him...

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