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  • 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...

  • Macmillan Cancer Support's Longest Day Golf Challenge 2017

    Wednesday, 8 March 2017

    Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge is back for 2017 – and you and your mates could win the chance to tee off in the Algarve if you enter!  The idea remains simple – get together with three team mates and tackle four rounds of golf in one day. Take advantage of the longest day of the year on Wednesday...

  • Charity golfers to cycle 80 miles and play 18 holes at 16 golf courses in ONE DAY

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 7 March 2017

    Eight friends from Cambridge are set to embark on a unique mid-summer golf and cycling challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice. The event, aptly named ‘Rider Cup 2017’, will see eight golfers play 18 holes on 16 different golf courses within the available 17 hours of daylight on June 15.  Not such...

  • QHotels introduce new High St shopping vouchers scheme

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 7 March 2017

    Golfers placing corporate and society bookings at any of QHotels' 10 golf venues will be able to reap their own reward on the High St thanks to the UK's largest golf resort operator introducing Golf Rewards, a new loyalty scheme. With every golf event booked, for 12 or more golfers, the group organiser will be rewarded with High St shopping vouchers...

  • Callaway offer high performing products with 2017 Spring/Summer range

    Tuesday, 7 March 2017

    In their newest Spring Summer range Callaway Apparel offers technologically advanced, high performing products with a focus on meeting the specific needs of the golfer. Inspired by the tour and new for 2017, Callaway Apparel have combined modern colours, styles and fits with innovative and performance fabrics which are available across three ranges -Men’s, Ladies and their signature X-range. The garments are...

  • Wentworth reveals dramatic revamp to West Course

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 6 March 2017

    Wentworth has revealed the first look at its dramatic multi-million pound revamp, which includes a complete transformation of all greens and bunkers in a bid to restore it to a course that more closely resembles its original design. When Chris Wood returns to the site of his 2016 BMW PGA Championship victory, he will be playing a very unfamiliar...

  • England Golf clamping down hard on dodgy handicaps

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 6 March 2017

    A new handicapping rule has been introduced for members of English golf clubs to stop rogue players manipulating the system to their advantage. Over recent years there has been a number of cases of players who protect inflated handicaps, only to repeatedly collect high-value rewards when playing in competitions away from home. “We’re not talking about a sleeve of balls,” said Gemma...

  • Quiz of the Week!

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 6 March 2017

    Think you were paying attention to everything golf last week? Test yourself and find out! ...

  • 20 stunning courses you've probably never even heard of...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 3 March 2017

    We’ve scoured the country to unearth 20 simply sensational courses there’s every chance you didn’t even know existed let alone have visited and played. And you can play them from £15! Leighton Buzzard, Beds It’s Woburn-like in places – several fairways are overlooked by tall timber – but half the price to play! It’s also where Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter learnt his...

  • Tour players react to proposed rule changes

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 2 March 2017

    The R&A and the USGA have proposed substantial changes to many of the current rules of golf, and some of the biggest names in the sport took to social media to give their opinions - and they had a LOT to say.   The changes, which include proposals such as allowing distance measuring devices and unintentional grounding...

  • Watch Europe's best in action for FREE

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 1 March 2017

    New and existing golf fans will once again be able to watch some of the world’s leading golfers for free in the opening round of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports thanks to the return of ‘Sky Sports Thursday’. Tournament host Lee Westwood, the former world No.1, has announced that 10,000 free tickets will be available here, on a first come,...

  • Rules of golf: R&A and USGA propose changes

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 1 March 2017

    The R&A and USGA have announced proposals that could mark significant changes to several of golf's well known rules in a bid to modernise the game. The governing bodies have spent five years reviewing the rules to come up with these new proposals, which target subjects such as pace of play and touching the sand in a bunker.

  • On the right track to the Home of Golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 1 March 2017

    Southern-based golfers planning to visit St Andrews this spring can tee-off their time in Scotland with a complimentary transfer thanks to Caledonian Sleeper. The overnight rail service from London is continuing its popular link between Leuchars railway station and the ‘Home of Golf’ following a successful first year in partnership with luxury golf tour operator, St Andrews Golf Travel. The free-of-charge door-to-door transfer...

  • Reader Test: TaylorMade TP5/TP5x Golf Balls

    Wednesday, 1 March 2017

    TaylorMade say their new TP5 and TP5x balls are the most complete tour balls ever. To simplify the mystery behind picking the right ball for your game, they've developed softer and firmer versions so you choose purely based on feel. With Jason Day, Dustin Johsnon, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose putting TP5s in play - and Jon Rahm winning with on the...

  • 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,...

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