General news

  • 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...

  • 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, 9 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...

  • Designing a golf course...how hard can it be?

    Thursday, 8 December 2016

    What inspires and informs golf course design in the modern age? Peter Masters sat four of the UK's pre-eminent golf course architects down to discuss their craft, their clients and their courses. Meet the architects Ross McMurray (European Golf Design) Responsible for The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort and The Marquess' Course at Woburn. Plays at Royal Ascot GC. Tom Mackenzie (Mackenzie...

  • What is life as a caddie on tour really like?

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 7 December 2016

    Caddieing on tour is tough, and it can also be cruel. Tales from beaten and battered bagmen are not in short supply. Caddies typically receive five per cent of a player's earnings for making the cut, seven for finishing in the top 10 and 10 per cent for a win. But what's five per cent of nothing if your man misses the...

  • Exclusive with Europe's new Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn

    Written by Ed Colman on Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    Thomas Bjorn has been named as the main who’ll try and reclaim the Ryder Cup for Europe in France in 2018. The Dane earned the vote of a five-person panel to get the captaincy, succeeding Darren Clarke, whose team lost 17-11 at Hazeltine National in October. The defeat marked the first time the Europeans had lost since 2008 in Kentucky. However,...

  • 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...

Load more