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  • 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...

  • 2018 Ryder Cup dates announced

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris will be played from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2018. The date for the 42nd staging of the biennial contest between Europe and the United States of America was revealed last night during a reception at the Residence of the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The 2018 edition of The...

  • Make your practice time more worthwhile

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    How to bring your range game closer to your course game and make progress. Fault: Shots hit on the range bearing little relation to the on-course challenge Fix: Find ways to make your practice time more relevant to the real thing Here is a very simple rule that will instantly change how effectively you practise: "Play as you practise... and practise as you...

  • Win a magnum of the Official Wine of The Ryder Cup 2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    World renowned wine producer Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA is offering 6 Today's Golfer readers the chance to win a magnum of its limited edition Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Cuvée. This year's contest takes place at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota from 27th September to 2nd October and the Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Cuvée for 2016 will be served in exclusive...

  • Ryder Cup: Punters piling on team USA

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    Less than 10% of all bets placed on the Ryder Cup with William Hill have been for Team Europe. Darren Clarke's side have drifted out to 15/8 from an original 5/6 with the USA now 8/15. "On paper the European team is lacking in depth and punters are piling on team USA as if the result had already been decided," said William...

  • VIDEO: Ryder Cup crunch shots

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 19 September 2016

    Hazeltine head pro Chandler Withington reveals three key shots the stars will need to hit – pick up the latest issue of Today's Golfer for Chandler's instruction piece on how you can play them. 1. 18th tee shot The further and straighter you can hit it in matchplay, the more pressure you'll put on your opponents. But if you find a bunker off...

  • England cricket aces reveal the best and worst golfers in the dressing room

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 19 September 2016

    Which of these Cricket legends has the best handicap? Which is their favourite course? Who’s the worst golfer in the England dressing room? England cricket heroes Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, alongside the "voice of cricket", David Lloyd “Bumble” have been answering questions on the game. It turns out Moeen Ali and Steven Finn aren't the best golfers in the England dressing room and...

  • Andrew "Beef" Johnston earns PGA Tour card

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 19 September 2016

    Andrew "Beef" Johnston locked up his PGA TOUR card Sunday. The 27-year-old bagged a solo fourth place finish at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco, the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events in which 25 PGA TOUR cards are handed out to the top-25 finishers on the Web.com Tour Finals money list. With rounds of 66-63-70-68—267 (-17), Johnston earned...

  • How you can watch 240 hours of Ryder Cup coverage for just £10.99

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 15 September 2016

    With Europe set to go head to head with America in the battle for The Ryder Cup, Sky Sports will bring 240 hours of coverage on a dedicated channel bringing viewers closer to one of the biggest events in sport. Sky Sports 4 will become Sky Sports Ryder Cup on Monday 26 September offering viewers ten days of bespoke programming primarily...

  • Danny Willett leads world class Dunhill Links field

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 15 September 2016

    A classic line-up of Major Championship winners, including current Masters champion Danny Willett, and members of the European Ryder Cup team will be playing in next month's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. England's Willett, who won his first Major in Augusta earlier this year, will be flying straight from the Ryder Cup in Hazeltine in a bid to win...

  • 3 steps to help you read greens

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

    Keep alert to improve your green reading and hole more putts! Fault: Missed putts, caused by a failure to identify the break Fix: Boost your awareness of the green's slopes through paying attention to terrain and your playing partners' putts When I play in Pro-Ams, I'm often aware of the number of chances club golfers miss to gain an accurate reading of the...

  • When and how to repair a pitch mark

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

    We know repairing pitch marks is expected of us, but when can you do a little gardening? Learn these rules so you are being kind to the green, without being penalised... A player may repair an old hole plug, or damage to the green caused by the impact of a ball, regardless of whether the ball lies on the green (Rule 16-1c). The...

  • 3,000 shafts stocked... Inside the Callaway tour truck

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 12 September 2016

    It may not seem the most glamorous job in the world, driving a 34.5-tonne truck and racking up thousands of miles every month. But Paul Monks travels to 22 European Tour events every year, taking in some amazing locations and rubbing shoulders with Major champions. The truck is often parked out of sight, normally adjacent to the driving range, but it's constantly...

  • My life in golf: Nigel Mansell

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 12 September 2016

    Nigel Mansell is one of the most successful and popular F1 drivers Britain has ever produced. He won 31 races – a British record until he was overtaken by current F1 champion Lewis Hamilton – and finally secured a long-deserved first world title in 1992. He followed that by winning America's IndyCar championship and is still the only driver to hold the...

  • ETIQUS launch special edition Sport Tour watches

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 12 September 2016

    ETIQUS, the British brand of patented, quality timepieces exclusively for golfers, is offering golfers the chance to show their support with a European Blue Sport Tour golf timepiece. The special edition Sport Tour features ETIQUS' unique dimple patterned face in a distinctive European Blue with yellow inlay to the hour and minute hands, and in the 12 hour markers. The Sport Tour's...

  • Win a week at Troia Resort worth £3,500

    Monday, 12 September 2016

    You can enjoy a seven-night golf holiday at this world class resort south of Lisbon, which boasts a Top 100 ranked course. This is your chance to win a luxury experience for you and three friends by winning an exclusive golf break, courtesy of Troia Resort and European Tour Properties. European Tour Properties, a network of 22 world class golf venues, all...

  • Ryder Cup heroes return to The Belfry

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 09 September 2016

    Legendary Ryder Cup venue The Belfry this week hosted...several Ryder Cup legends. The world-famous West Midlands venue, the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, is where Tony Jacklin twice captained the European Ryder Cup team. But this week, in Jacklin's charity event, there wasn't quite so much at stake... However, an impressive array of golfing stars and celebrities battled it out in...

  • Mannings Heath to be UK's first Golf Club & Wine Estate

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 09 September 2016

    West Sussex golf club Mannings Heath is undergoing one of the biggest changes in its 100 year history....the new owners are converting one of the two 18-hole courses, the Kingfisher, to 9 holes and planting a vineyard on the 500 acre estate to create a ‘wine experience’ at the 18th century manor and clubhouse. On the decision to convert the Kingfisher...

  • Will Tiger Woods make a winning return to PGA?

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 07 September 2016

    Tiger Woods is to return to competitive golf at the Safeway Open in October and William Hill are offering 50/1 that he returns to the winners enclosure at first attempt. Tiger is odds on at 4/6 to make the cut. Meanwhile he is 9/2 to win another major before he retires from golf. “We always had a rule never to...

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