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

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 09 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, 08 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, 07 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, 07 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...

  • Free TaylorMade golf balls for every reader

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 07 November 2016

    We've teamed up with TaylorMade to give you the chance to try a sleeve of their superb Project (a) balls. Pay just £1.99 to cover postage and receive  a sleeve of TaylorMade’s superb Project (a) balls, worth £8.75 Designed specifically for amateurs (hence the "a"), they deliver more spin on mid-irons, short irons and shots around the green for enhanced control and...

  • Meet the man behind Joe Miller’s 423-yard drive at World Long Drive Championships

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 03 November 2016

    Joe Miller smashed his way to a second World Long Drive Championship title in October and here is an introduction to the man who helped make it possible, the 31-year-old's coach Lee Cox. Cox, a Today's Golfer Top 50 teacher, met Miller as a family friend when he was in his late teens and Cox quickly saw something special in the...

  • Luke Donald: “I came close to quitting”

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 02 November 2016

    Luke Donald opens up about his fall from world number one and tells us how he intends to climb back to the top. Four years ago Donald was on top of the world. Though that Major championship eluded him, he'd climbed to the top of the game, winning the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic. How times have changed. Today,...

  • Stuburt unveil new boot and shoe for winter 2016/17

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 31 October 2016

    Stuburt unveil new sturdy Cyclone Boot and versatile Helium Tour eVent shoe for winter 2016/17. For the winter of 2016/17, Stuburt have produced two new affordable, performance shoes that they say will stand up to the harshest conditions and deliver great comfort and support, without breaking the bank. The British brand who kit out 2011 Open Champion and 2016 European Ryder ...

  • Nominate your greatest hole in UK golf

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 27 October 2016

    A search to find the UK's greatest golf hole has been launched aiming to shine the spotlight on some of the UK's lesser known but just as great golf clubs. With the likes of St Andrews, Turnberry and the Belfry often stealing the limelight this is a real-world contest to find the best hole in grassroots golf and you can play...

  • RoboGolfPro: The robot golf instruction tool

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    TG tries the UK’s first RoboGolfPro to see just how good it is... Every golf nut wants to rip it like Dustin or swing it like Rory; the only problem is that many of us just don't know how to do it. Until now, UK golfers have had to rely on feedback from coaches, video analysis or some kind of swing contraption.

  • Jason Day's nine tips for bigger drives

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 24 October 2016

    Jason Day averages more than 303 yards off the tee and is one of the longest players in the game, here are his power tips to help you flush it.  The world number one is one of the world's best chippers and putters, and he hits his irons ridiculously high, but it's his booming drives that really catch our...

  • Stoke Park win prestigious national golf title

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 24 October 2016

    Members at Stoke Park are celebrating yet another golf success after the men's team won the prestigious National Golf Club Challenge. Created to raise funds for the military veterans' charity On Course Foundation, the National Golf Club Challenge is the UK's largest amateur charity golf competition, bringing thousands of club golfers together on their own courses throughout the UK during the...

  • Six ways you could make more money betting on golf

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 21 October 2016

    Top golf tipster Niall Lyons spills the beans on beating the bookies. We have all been there, sitting staring into our mobile betting apps trying to work out the best way to turn £5 into £50 on Ryder Cup Sunday or just before the start of a big event and ended up being hopelessly let down by our poor judgement again. We...

  • Ex-Marine Aaron Moon helps raise funds for mum with terminal cancer to undergo 'alternative cancer treatment'

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 21 October 2016

    A former Royal Marine commando who lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan is completing a sunrise to sunset challenge to raise money for a young mother with terminal cancer. Aaron Moon who works in the shop at his home town club Bolton, where is training as a PGA assistant, will be taking on the challenge on Thursday October 27th at...

  • Should I consider a golf ball fitting?

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 20 October 2016

    A ball fitting? Really? Surely just for seriously good golfers? Wrong – and here are the reasons why... Improve your scoring shots  How far you hit the driver is important but it’s not everything. Whether you shoot 70 or 100 you’ll only ever hit about 14 drivers. Look instead at your 'Scoring Shots' – those into and around greens. We're always being told...

  • 3 of Britain’s most exclusive golf courses

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    Good luck trying to get yourself 18 holes on these three... Queenwood If your name isn’t down, you won’t get onto Queenwood’s website, let alone its 1st tee. People who have played this hush-hush Surrey club have praised its sensational greens and spectacular 18th hole, which plays towards a clubhouse. Members include Ernie Els and Hugh Grant and rumour has it the entrance fee...

  • British Masters winner Alex Noren in the bag

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 17 October 2016

    In-form Alex Noren made it three European Tour titles in eight appearances with another impressive display of front-running at the British Masters over the weekend. The Swede also tasted victory on British soil in July at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and in Switzerland last month at the Omega European Masters, and he sealed his trio of titles with a...

  • How to tell if your golf balls are round

    Written by Edward Colman on Saturday, 15 October 2016

    All golf balls are flawless spheres, right? Wrong. Some balls in your bag will have slight imperfections, which could lead to them misbehaving in the air and on greens. TOP STORIES Our biggest ever equipment trial will help you make a smarter buying decision! 5 of the best wet weather grips Here is a test to do this weekend to sort the unblemished from the...

  • Andrew 'Beef' Johnston answers your questions riding a bull

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 14 October 2016

    Andrew 'Beef' Johnston is one of the stand-out stars of 2016, but what is really like? Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson may have stolen the headlines at The Open, but it was Andrew 'Beef' Johnston who captured the hearts of the nation. The 27-year-old admits he's the antithesis of your typical modern-day sportsman, but that didn't stop him gathering a huge following...

  • Joe Miller hits 423-yard drive to win World Long Drive Championship

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 13 October 2016

    Englishman Joe Miller secured his second World Long Drive title on Wednesday night with a 423-yard drive. Miller,who attend the Today's Golfer Callaway Kings of Distance Day, faced Ryan Steenberg of Rochester, New York, in the final held in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Steenberg hit first, leaving Miller 412 yards to beat and he produced a 423-yard screamer to win the championship. "A real honor...

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