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  • 20 Questions with Hideki Matsuyama

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 5 December 2016

    Hideki Matsuyama won his third straight event – and fourth in of his last five – at the Hero World Challenge. He started the final round with an eight-shot lead, but was reigned in be Henrik Stenson and only won by two. TOP STORIES TG's biggest ever equipment trial Game-Improvement Irons test 2016 Browse our huge collection of golf club reviews In the last few weeks,...

  • 27 gifts you need to buy for your golf mad loved one this Christmas

    Thursday, 1 December 2016

    It's that time of year again! Whether you've started your Christmas shopping or not, here's our list of the best gifts to get your golf mad loved ones (or yourself) this year. Golf tees - because you literally can never have enough.. BUY NOW   Personalised golf ball markers - because why not. BUY NOW   Practice chipping net - for practicing in the garden. BUY NOW   Airflow golf...

  • Philippine Masters to join the European Tour in 2018

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 28 November 2016

    The Philippine Masters is set to join the European Tour and Asian Tour Schedules in 2018. The event will mark the European Tour's first visit to the Philippines since 1995, when American Fred Couples won the Johnnie Walker Classic at the Orchard Golf and Country Club, pictured below. It follows the announcement of the Strategic Alliance between the European Tour and Asian...

  • World Cup of Golf: Denmark secure first victory thanks to Kjeldsen and Olesen

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 28 November 2016

    Denmark won the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf for the first time as Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen claimed a thrilling four-shot victory. The Danes had been a dominant force all week,  at Kingston Heath Golf Club, with a stunning round of 60 in the fourballs on Friday helping them carry a four-shot lead into a final day where they...

  • Are you neglecting your putting?

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 24 November 2016

    If you celebrate a great drive more than a holed six-footer, it’s time for a rethink... TG elite teaching professional Karl Morris tells you why. Let's start with a simple question. Which of the following statements would you rather applied to you? "I am a great ball-striker." "I am a great putter." My guess would be you plumped for option one. In my experience...

  • Match that headcover!

    Thursday, 24 November 2016

    Tour pros may come across as a serious bunch, Andrew Johnston notwithstanding, but take a look inside their golf bag and you'll find the majority are still kids at heart. It doesn't matter whether it's Disney themed, football-related or even nickname related, they are just suckers for a novelty headcover. So we thought we'd put your knowledge to the test; how...

  • 9 ways to make sure you hit the fairway

    Written by Stuart Hood on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

    One of the PGA Tour's most accurate drivers shares his advice to help you hit the short grass more often off the tee. South African Thomas Aiken is one of the most accurate drivers in the game. So far this year he's hit more than 72% of his fairways on the PGA Tour, putting him second in the accuracy stats. Here he...

  • VIDEO: 15 of England’s greatest golf courses

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

    From Championship venues and Heathland classics, to stunning Links courses how many of these courses have you been lucky enough to experience? This video released by Golf Tourism England (GTE) showcases some of the Country's top tracks across the length and breadth of our great nation. TOP STORIES When should you replace irons with hybrids? European Golf Breaks Golf Courses in the UK It is set...

  • The best new golf destinations of 2017

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 21 November 2016

    The 17th annual International Association of Golf Tour Operators Awards revealed some of the best golf travel destinations of 2017 including some of the most well-known resorts from across the globe as well as one or two surprise locations. TOP STORIES Looking for a new driver under £250? Rangefinder Guide Choose the best golf ball for your game The awards ceromy this year's International Golf Travel...

  • Matt Fitzpatrick on a memorable 2016 after World Tour victory

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 21 November 2016

    Matt Fitzpatrick sealed his place as one of the most exciting and hottest young talents in golf over the weekend after winning the DP World Tour Championship after an epic battle with fellow countryman Tyrrell Hatton. Just two years to the day that Fitzpatrick earned his Tour card he showed incredible character to hold his nerve, birdieing the last to steal...

  • SpeedGolf: A hole in run!

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 16 November 2016

    It's hard enough shooting a round of 82 in under four hours. But speed golfer Steve Jeffs did it in less than 50 minutes at the British Open Speedgolf Championships in August. There were no buggies or caddies allowed; rather an all-out race on foot to shoot the best score in the quickest time possible. TOP STORIES Which hybrid test: Wide body v...

  • Foremost Announces Annual Golf Industry Awards Winners

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

    Foremost member professionals from around the country gathered at the MK Dons stadium in Milton Keynes for the inaugural Foremost Annual Conference, with the two-day programme highlighted by the 2016 Foremost Golf Industry Awards. A celebration of the group and the success of its members from around the country, the dinner was once again hosted by the well-known Scottish BBC sports...

  • Rory McIlroy tells you how to hit big drives

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 11 November 2016

    Rory McIlroy is one of the best drivers in the game today and here he'll show you how he does it and how you can hit it further. McIlroy's game is built on driving. When he's on it, no one matches his power and accuracy – a combination that puts him in the top 10 of the PGA Tour's 'total driving'...

  • Meet the man who created his own golf course

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 10 November 2016

    We all fantasise about owning our own private golf course, but few manage to turn that dream into a reality. Tommy Hyndman is unlike most people, however, and his story is born out of necessity, rather than a rags-to-riches tale. In 2006, Hyndman and his family moved 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to swap the bright lights of upstate New York...

  • Win a Mobitee and PIQ (PIQ ROBOT™ sensor + Golf accessories)

    Wednesday, 9 November 2016

    Why not enter our competition for the chance to win a Mobitee and PIQ?  We have 4 to give away between now and 30th November. Much more than a sensor, PIQ ROBOT™ provides unique insights in real-time to golfers of every level, with three key features. It’s a range finder, a swing analyzer, and a shot-tracking system - all paired with...

  • Donald Trump on the game of golf

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 9 November 2016

    The new US president has a passion for golf. He owns some of the best golf venues on the planet including three in the UK and Ireland. Last year he called Today's Golfer from his Trump Towers office in New York to discuss everything golf. This is what he said..... OVER the past decade or so brash American billionaire businessman Donald Trump...

  • President-Elect Donald Trump’s impressive golf course collection

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 9 November 2016

    From Scotland to Palm Beach, Los Angeles to Dubai, Donald Trump's golf portfolio boasts some of the most iconic golf properties and courses in the world and here's a look at the  courses at home and abroad. It is tough to argue with the President-Elect's collection of golf courses and anyone who has ever been lucky enough to play one will...

  • Top 21 winter golf survival tips

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 8 November 2016

    Winter may be upon us, but if you are well prepared for playing on those cold mornings, the high winds and showers needn't dent your enjoyment of a round of golf. Here is part two of our guide to make this year's winter fold season you best yet... BACK TO PART ONE 12. Play the UK’s warmest courses No, this isn't a joke.

  • RealiTee: The driving range of the future

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 7 November 2016

    RealiTee offers a ‘proper’ round of golf, but indoors. We spoke to its inventor We all love to complain about the British weather, so the thought of honing your game at a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility is enough to set the pulse racing. RealiTee Golf aims to revolutionise the driving range and pitch and putt experience by combining simulation play with live...

  • 2017 British Masters course winter green fee offer

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 7 November 2016

    Close House,  home to the 2017 British Masters, is offering golfers a special limited group green fee rate this winter. This exclusive offer of £201.70 per fourball comes after it was announced last month that Close House's own affiliated tour star, Lee Westwood, would be bringing the event to the North East for the first time next September. "The British Masters is...

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