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  • 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...

  • Luke Donald's 10 greenside bunker rules

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 11 October 2016

    Luke Donald, this month's British Masters host shares his best tip for bunker success. The former world number one got up and down from sand more than 60% of the time last year putting him inside the top 10 on the PGA Tour. We caught up with the Englishman at The Grove in Hertfordshire where the venue for Donald's British Masters, supported...

  • England World Cup winner Mike Tindall answers your questions on golf

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 10 October 2016

    England rugby hero and World Cup winner Mike Tindall answers your questions on the game. He reveals how he got into golf, what is the best part of his game and who was the worst golfer in the England team. Tindall shares some of his not so finest moments in golf, including rolling a buggy! “I have managed to roll a...

  • The future of golf survey

    Friday, 7 October 2016

    How often do you play golf? How much does your membership cost? And how many of the game's 34 rules and myriad sub-rules do you really and honestly know? As part of Golf World's special Future of Golf issue, we want to answer these questions – and more. To better understand who you are, how often you play the game and...

  • Reasons why playing golf can add years to your life

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 6 October 2016

    Playing golf is likely to increase life expectancy, help prevent chronic diseases and improve mental health.  Findings show that golf is likely to improve cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic health. Playing golf could also help those who suffer chronic diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancer and stroke, the study by the University of Edinburgh found. TOP STORIES Best drivers for...

  • Manchester United ace Lee Sharpe aiming for European Senior Tour

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 6 October 2016

    Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe takes the game more seriously than most retired footballers. The three-time Premier League title winner, is aiming to join the European Senior Tour when he hits 50 in 2021. His handicap was two until a recent "bad couple of weeks" saw it slip to its current 2.6. But this minor setback won't deter him from his...

  • “I hurt like you hurt,” Jack Nicklaus leads tributes to Arnold Palmer at memorial service

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 5 October 2016

    Jack Nicklaus was fighting back tears as he led the tributes to Arnold Palmer in a moving speech at the King's memorial service on Tuesday. Nicklaus's tribute centred on the pair's special bond and moved many of those in attendance to tears at the Saint Vincent Basilica Parish at Saint Vincent College. "I hurt like you hurt," he said. "You don't lose a...

  • U.S.A Ryder Cup hero shares putting secrets

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Brandt Snedeker mastered the greens at Hazeltine during the Ryder Cup and in our latest issue he has been sharing his secrets. He openly admits he's no match for Bubba or Dustin in the power stakes, but Brandt Snedeker has always subscribed to the theory that you drive for show, putt for dough. His old-school "popping" stroke has become his trademark down...

  • Ryder Cup: What the players said

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Europe failed to overturn a three-point deficit going into Sunday's singles matches as they fell to a 17-11 defeat at Hazeltine National. Here is how players on both sides reacted to the result... Team Europe Rory McIlroy admitted he struggled in the final few holes of his epic battle with Patrick Reed on Sunday. "It's disappointing for us as a team and for...

  • VIDEO: How to play the shots that won the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Hazeltine head pro Chandler Withington reveals how you can play three of the shots which were pivotal in this year's Ryder Cup. The shot: 17th tee shot None of the 24 Ryder Cup players hit their irons dead straight. They all have a stock shape, but adapt to suit the task in front of them. The choice at 17 was a fade held against...

  • Ryder Cup Reaction: Andy Sullivan “Sometimes you just come up short”

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Despite Andy Sullivan holding his own throughout his first appearance at a Ryder Cup, the Englishman failed to register a single point over the weekend leaving him frustrated. Speaking to reporters Sullivan also admitted he struggled to cope with the atmosphere at Hazaeltine National during the weekend. “When you're a rookie, you're not quite seasoned in this sort of atmosphere,” he said. “It's...

  • Ryder Cup: In the bag Team Europe

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Here’s our guide to the equipment used by Darren Clarke’s troops at Hazeltine National during the 2016 Ryder Cup. Andy Sullivan Driver: Ping G 10 Aldila Rogue Silver Limited Edition 60TX Fairway Wood: Ping G 13.5 degrees Aldila Rogue Silver 70TX Hybrid: Ping G 17 degrees Aldila Tour Blue Hybrid Irons: Ping S55 3-PW Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour Putter: Cadence TR...

  • Photos and tweets from the 2016 Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Here’s how Twitter reacted to the United States taking the Sunday singles by storm to claim their first Ryder Cup victory since 2008. READ REACTION FROM DARREN CLARKE HERE [View the story "Ryder Cup reaction" on Storify]...

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