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  • Henrik Stenson: How to prepare for an away Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    A lot of airtime and column inches have been given over to the topic of home advantage in the build-up to this year’s Ryder Cup but does it really make a difference? Measuring 7,628 yards, Hazeltine National is the second longest course to stage the Ryder Cup and with plenty of big hitters in the US ranks it certainly seems to...

  • A hole-in-one could leave a hole in your wallet

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    Did you know that 11% of home insurance policies include cover for scoring a hole-in-one? There is no bigger shot in golf than a hole-in-one and as the sport's biggest stars prepare for the Ryder Cup this Friday, thousands of spectators will be hoping to see one. Data provided by financial information business Defaqto shows that 56 out of 488 (11%) home...

  • Ryder Cup: Meet the teams

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Europe and America renew the greatest rivalry in golf at Hazeltine. National from September 30–October 2. Here is how they line up: The greatest spectacle in golf is here and it promises to be another epic battle. Europe has won eight of the last 10 matches dating back to 1995, but it’s a team in transition. The USA convened a special Task...

  • Ryder Cup Team Europe pairings prediction

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    We predict the partnerships that Clarke could send into battle. There’s no denying America has the stronger team statistically. But they’ve been the favourites on paper in the last 10 Ryder Cups and Europe has won eight of them. Unfortunately for Europe, the gap in strength appears larger than the previous few. With five rookies in the automatic qualifiers (and it could be half...

  • 5 of the best Ryder Cup matches ever

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Combine emotions, egos, national pride and patriotism and what do you get? Peter Masters selects the five greatest Ryder Cup encounters in history. 1 Tony Jacklin v Jack Nicklaus When: Sunday, Royal Birkdale, 1969 Format: Final singles It’s the famous concession when, to the chagrin of some of his teammates, big Jack offered Jacklin a half that tied the matches at 16-16. It was a...

  • 9 ways to win the Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    In 2014, Paul McGinley delivered one of the best ever Ryder Cup captaincy performances. In an exclusive interview with Peter Masters, the Irishman reveals his winning secrets. 1 One of the reasons Europe does so well is that we have a succession plan. All our captains have been vice-captains first. Nick Faldo and Monty weren't vice-captains, but they were Seve Trophy captains, which...

  • Europe suffer defeat in the Junior Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Despite a valiant effort in the singles session, Europe were beaten 15½ -8½ by their United States counterparts in the tenth edition of the Junior Ryder Cup at Interlachen Country Club. Some early momentum was provided by Kristoffer Reitan, who edged a high-quality encounter with Davis Shore, and Frida Kinhult, who secured a half point to remain unbeaten, but the strength...

  • The thinking behind Paul O'Connell addressing Team Europe last night

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Irish rugby union legend Paul O'Connell wowed team Team Europe last night as Darren Clarke's troops prepare for battle. O'Connell retired from rugby on medical advice in February after a glittering career which saw him captain Munster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. European captain Clarke believed the talk would be "seriously inspirational" for his team. “There's no...

  • Where the Ryder Cup will be won and lost

    Written by Edward Colman & Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    It is Ryder Cup time and Hazeltine National head pro Chandler Withington has provided Today's Golfer with an exclusive hole-by-hole guide to the course. Few people know Hazeltine National better than the club’s head professional Chandler Withington. He has played the course hundreds of times since he arrived from Merion four years ago, so there’s nobody more qualified to give us the inside...

  • Nike Golf celebrates the Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    The Nike Golf Club Charge the Cup collection celebrates the Ryder Cup, a biennial match play contest between the United States and Europe. The Charge the Cup collection is designed for off-course style with on-course functionality. Including the Nike Classic 99 hat, Nike Range Sweater and Nike TR Dry Blade polo each piece in the collection celebrates this storied competition. The U.S. team,...

  • TG Travel Awards - Voting Open

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    Which course, hotel or resort has really impressed and stood head and shoulders above the rest for you this year both at home in the UK and abroad?...

  • VIDEO: Test your course management with Paul McGinley

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    On the eve of the Ryder Cup, Ballantine's, the No. 2 Scotch whisky globally, has today launched its innovative 'Call the Shots' film series featuring 2014 Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley. Hosted on the Ballantine's Golf Club website, Call the Shots represents a world first for real world gamified golf content. The concept allows viewers to control the shot selection...

  • Arnold Palmer 1929-2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    Arnold Palmer spent a lifetime in the game of golf.  During that time, he learned a few things – about life, about competing and about people and alsogave plenty back including his contribution towards the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. We gleaned a little about his outlook on life, and his biggest influences, when we spoke to him last year over an...

  • Arnie's greatest quotes

    Monday, 26 September 2016

    Arnold Palmer wasn’t just The King. He was the king of the one-liner. His legend in part was built by his close relationship with the media, and lines like these… “What other people may find in poetry, I find in the flight of a good drive.” “Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.” “Success in this game depends less on...

  • A look at Arnold Palmer's illustrious career

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 26 September 2016

    From his first major victory in 1958 to his death aged 87 Arnold Palmer was one of the most inspirational characters in the game.  He captured the hearts of millions in a way that only Arnie could and while he will never be forgotten, here's a look back at some of the most memorable moments from his career Born on September 10, 1929, Latrobe,...

  • Nicklaus: Arnie was the king of our sport

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 26 September 2016

    Jack Nicklaus has penned a heartfealt tribute to Arnold Palmer.  The 18-times major champion, one of golf's Big Three with Palmer and Gary Player, said Arnie transcended the game of golf. “He was more than a golfer or even great golfer. He was an icon. He was a legend. Arnold was someone who was a pioneer in his sport.” Jack wrote: “I just got...

  • Niall at Dunhill Links

    Thursday, 22 September 2016

    One Direction superstar Niall Horan will make his first appearance in next month’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. The band had massive worldwide success, before taking a break in January 2016. Passionate golfer Horan is still a member of his home town club Mullingar in Westmeath, and caddied for close friend Rory McIlroy in last year’s Par...

  • Andrew 'Beef' Johnston stars in Arby's commercials

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 22 September 2016

    Andrew "Beef" Johnston has been capturing hearts within the golfing world since stealing a share of the limelight at The Open Championship. Johnston recently earned his PGA Tour card and his following is going from strength to strength in the US after signing a deal with Arby’s. Three typically American and rather amusing TV commercials have just been released starting Johnston including...

  • Danny Willett toasts “champagne era for golf in England”

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 22 September 2016

    Yorkshire born Masters’ Champion, Danny Willett has praise the Government’s commitment to investing in England’s golf tourism framework. He said: “It is a champagne era for golf in England and I think it is a great move from the Government to invest in positioning the country in the minds of international golfers. “There is an abundance of great...

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