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  • Your chance to get fitted for a brand new Callaway, Cobra, Ping or TaylorMade driver

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 12 January 2017

    Calling all golfers... We need your help to uncover the real importance of getting fitted for a driver. We are pleased to offer four lucky readers the chance to get fitted for a brand new Callaway, Cobra, Ping or TaylorMade driver. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? Different hybrid designs suit different golfers – so which is best for you? Not only that,...

  • Jim Furyk named 2018 US Ryder Cup captain

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Jim Furyk has been announced as the 2018 US Ryder Cup captain. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? Different hybrid designs suit different golfers – so which is best for you? Choose the best golf ball for your game Furyk was confirmed as Davis Love III's successor during a press conference, held at 6pm GMT (1pm Eastern time) on Wednesday evening. "I get...

  • Foresight Sports GCQuad launch monitor revealed

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Foresight Sports is introducing a brand new launch monitor which they say delivers both ball and club data with unprecedented accuracy, thanks to its ground-breaking use of four ultra-high-speed cameras in a single compact device. Foresight say that the new GCQuad is the world's first quadrascopic launch monitor and incorporates a number of state-of-the-art innovations designed for everyday use by club fitters,...

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    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Pairings, who is on form and who won't be there. All you need to know about today's #WGCMathplay https://t.co/JJnS2MSYaE — Today's Golfer (@TheTodaysGolfer) March 22, 2017...

  • Chris Wood helps to grow the game of golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 09 January 2017

    What a treat for the Gloucestershire Golf Union Under 18 squad to have the privilege of playing golf with existing and past European Tour professional golfers today at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club. During the busy Christmas holiday period, Chris Wood, Stuart Little and others gave up their time to share their skills and experiences with budding young golfers. Chris Wood said,...

  • How World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller hit a ball 439 yards

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 06 January 2017

    Double World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller doesn't do things by halves. He eats up to eight eggs for breakfast, goes to the gym seven times a week to bench-press the weight of three men and can hit his putter 300 yards. His life revolves around hitting a golf ball as far as humanly possible – and he's just hit one further...

  • TESTED: Cobra's single-length irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 06 January 2017

    How do single-length irons fare against their standard equivalents? For the first time same-length irons will be widely available in 2017, thanks to Cobra Golf. Here, we pit these new One Length designs against their standard length brothers to see if the concept's got legs. TOP STORIES Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip FIRST HIT: Cobra One Length irons Cobra reveal 'electronic' King F7 Driver plus...

  • Tiger Woods announces 2017 schedule, including Dubai Desert Classic

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Tiger Woods has confirmed his first event of 2017 will be the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, which starts on Thursday January 26th. It is an event he has won seven times, most recently in 2013, with the organisers announcing that the 14-time-major-champion has committed to playing. TOP STORIES Ultimate Golf Club Guide When should you replace irons with hybrids? Ultimate...

  • World number one Jason Day joins Nike

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 03 January 2017

    Nike Golf has signed world number one Jason Day to a multi-year contract. The agreement covers footwear, apparel, headwear and gloves and the 28-year-old  will first wear Nike this week at the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. "Joining Nike is a dream come true," Day said. TOP STORIES Which hybrid test: Wide body v narrow body hybrid GPS Watch Guide Ultimate guide to golf balls "The...

  • Meet the man behind PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf)

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 30 December 2016

    Parsons Xtreme Golf, often known simply as 'PXG', has been busy building quite a reputation during 2016 and we can only see the brand becoming more popular on Tour during 2017. The brand claimed three Tour victories in 2016 and is the brainchild of Bob Parsons, who made his millions by founding and later selling domain name registrar Go Daddy, his...

  • 19 things you didn't know about Thomas Pieters

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 30 December 2016

    Ryder Cup prodigy Thomas Pieters took the world of golf by storm in the sun at Hazeltine National and we think the Belgian is one to watch in 2017, with the 24-year-old set to be a new face in the 2017 Masters field. We caught up with him for an interesting chat inclduing  Space Jam, Carnoustie and camping. TOP STORIES Reader Test: Cobra's new...

  • Quiz: Can you match the golf tournament to its tee markers

    Friday, 30 December 2016

    There are many sights to behold on a golf course, but tee markers are rarely one of them. Often they are unimaginative chunks of plastic or wood, bland in shape and colour. But like the standard of golf, things are often better on the PGA and European Tours, where markers tend to stand out like a birdie on a 28-handicapper’s...

  • Top 21 winter golf survival tips

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 December 2016

    How to enjoy your golf and play better over the cold months. We’ve never had it better when it comes to playing now. Courses tend to be quieter; There are some fabulous deals to be found; There’s a ton of gear designed to help you play better at this time of year... PART ONE PART TWO FIND THE BEST GEAR FOR...

  • What's the worst golf Christmas present you've ever received?

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 December 2016

    Disappointment seems to be in store for most golfers this Christmas, according to a survey conducted by Europe’s largest golf retailer, American Golf. The majority of golfers questioned admitted that loved ones very rarely get it right and that unwanted presents are doomed to a life under the stairs. TOP STORIES The Ultimate Golf Club Guide Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip When should...

  • Everything you need to know about golf in 2016

    Written by Staff writer on Wednesday, 28 December 2016

    With 2016 drawing to a close, we recap the key moments from the world of golf from over the past 12 months. Yips, insomnia, 58s, fights, robots and 439-yard drives...it has been another incredible year in the world of golf.  TOP STORIES TG's biggest ever equipment trial Find the right golf kit for you  Reader Test: Cobra's new CobraCONNECT grip JANUARY Business as usual World No.1 Jordan Spieth...

  • Big Fat Golf Quiz Of The Year 2016

    Tuesday, 20 December 2016

    Danny Willett came out of nowhere to take the Masters, Justin Rose was victorious in Rio and Team U.S.A ended eight years of Ryder Cup hurt at Hazeltine, but were you paying attention – and can you remember the details? The tinsel is upon us, the turkey is just around the corner and the fireworks on New Year's Eve are drawing...

  • Ladies Golf Union and The R&A complete merger

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 19 December 2016

    The merger of the Ladies' Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A has been finalised and will come into effect from 1 January 2017. The agreement between the two organisations was signed in June leading to the integration of the LGU's business operations and its members of staff into The R&A group of companies. TOP STORIES TG's ultimate golf club guide Everything you need to...

  • Five gadgets to improve your putting

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 14 December 2016

    So much focus is put into long game that we sometimes forget just how important putting can be. Sadly, we can't all adopt Tour pro's attitude and spend hours on the putting green every week but these easy to use training aids can go a long way to improving your putting skills. Make sure you check out our collection of our...

  • REVEALED: Britain's top ten amateur golf holes

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 13 December 2016

    Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain's most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK's Greatest Amateur Hole 2016. The winning club was crowned after a public vote and impressing an independent judging panel in the national 'Grass Roots' golf competition and was nominated by golfer James Short. TOP STORIES Check out our biggest ever...

  • Paul McKenna's 6 tips to prepare you for your next round

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 09 December 2016

    Any coach will tell you the test golf sets is as much mental as physical. But when things start to reach breaking point, how far would you go to fix your game? It is a question I've been increasingly asking myself whenever I stand on the 18th tee, contemplating where it all went wrong. I may play off single figures, but...

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