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  • USGA R&A report: Distance increases 'detrimental' to golf's long-term future

    Tuesday, 4 February 2020

    USGA and R&A Distance Report says 100-year trend of distance increases is a cycle that is 'detrimental to the game’s long-term future': Equipment rules expected to be at forefront of potential solutions explored by governing bodies The message behind the USGA and The R&A's findings of their Distance Insights Report is clear; hitting distances can no longer continue to increase if...

  • Reader Opportunity: Get fitted for TaylorMade's new SIM Driver

    Tuesday, 4 February 2020

    Enter now for your chance to become on of four lucky golfers to take part in an exclusive TaylorMade SIM Driver Fitting at The Belfry on February 18. TaylorMade’s brand new SIM drivers go on sale this Friday – and you could join the likes of world No.1 Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, DJ and Jon Rahm in getting fitted for the...

  • Facebook and PGA TOUR announce global content agreement

    Wednesday, 22 January 2020

    Facebook and PGA TOUR have announced a global content agreement to distribute daily highlight packages on Facebook Watch, starting at this week's Farmers Insurance Open   The PGA TOUR will publish daily round recaps and player-specific highlights from more than 30 events, including THE PLAYERS Championship and FedExCup Playoffs.  These expanded highlights will feature content from the TOUR’s core telecasts, along with content...

  • OUT NOW: What's inside the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 15 January 2020

    What you need to know about the latest issue of TG A note from the Editor I'm sure you've already had your fill of the decade in review, but please just humour me for one more look back before we dive head-first into the 2020s. I think golf is in an exciting place – challenged, certainly, but exciting nevertheless, with lots of...

  • A fascinating insight into the intriguing world of Pro-Ams

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 10 January 2020

    Celebs, football legends, Senior Tour stars and TG’s Courses Editor reveal the highs and lows, the pluses and minuses of playing in golf’s nerve-jangling warm-up act… Pro-Ams are like a certain savoury snack – you either love them or loathe them, with no in-between. You can certainly put a lot of the professionals in the latter camp and at certain times, especially...

  • Pete Dye: A lifetime in golf (1925-2020)

    Friday, 10 January 2020

    Pete Dye – one of the most influential course designers of his generation, who brought us venues like TPC Sawgrass and Whistling Straits – has died, aged 94.  Dye designed numerous golf courses during a career that began in 1959 alongside his wife, Alice, who died last February at age 91 (they had been married for 68 years). The Dye portfolio, which...

  • Is this the driving range of the future?

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 9 January 2020

    Foresight Sports is revolutionising the gameplay experience for golfers in Asia It almost looks too good to be true – and the best news is we’re about to get something similar in Europe later this year! This ‘Total Range’ solution has just been installed by Foresight Sports at Marina Bay, the first and only 18-hole golf course in Singapore.  With an outfield...

  • Why you should set yourself long and short term goals

    Thursday, 2 January 2020

    Give yourself something to aim for by setting short and long-term targets Why not make a change for the better right now by writing down 10 goals for the season ahead? Giving yourself something to focus on - whether it's more of an outcome goal like winning a medal at your club or more of a processing goal such as aiming to...

  • What's inside the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 18 December 2019

    What you need to know about the latest issue of TG One of the best things about this time of year is the raft of new gear that's unveiled by golf's biggest brands. It's not that I'm going to buy it all. It's not that it'll add yards to my drives, or help me hit more greens (though if you're current...

  • R&A and USGA conducting review of Amateur Status

    Monday, 9 December 2019

    The R&A and the USGA are conducting a review of the Rules of Amateur Status to make them easier to understand and apply. The comprehensive evaluation is part of the continued joint effort to modernise the Rules by reducing complexity and ensuring the Rules effectively guide how the game is played today. As part of a review process that began earlier this...

  • Get involved with Toptracer’s inaugural global Nine-Shot Range Challenge from December 5-8

    Wednesday, 4 December 2019

    Get involved with Toptracer’s first ever global Nine-Shot Range Challenge from December 5-8 For the first time ever, Toptracer Range has designed an entirely skills-based competition featuring a nine-shot challenge that tests shot-making ability between 55 and 160 yards. And you can take part! The inaugural challenge will start on Thursday 5th December at 12am (local time) and run until Sunday 8th...

  • TG Advent Calendar: Daily Prize Giveaways!

    Sunday, 1 December 2019

    Celebrate Christmas in style with the Today's Golfer Advent Calendar! Open the door to our calendar every day up until Christmas Day and enter our prize draws to win great prizes. Each day, a new prize draw opens, and will be open for entries until December 31st. You can enter each draw once per day, so plenty of opportunity to win...

  • Golf Gifts that keep on giving

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    Want to get someone a golf gift that will be used over and over again? We've put together a list of gifts that will keep on giving! From a dozen golf balls to our pick of insulating tops, golf travel covers and more, find out which sort of gifts you should consider for the golf mad person in your life. Golf Balls  It's...

  • 10 Golf Gifts for men

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    Searching for a golf gift but aren't sure where to start? Look no further! No matter whether you are just looking to spend £10 or a lot more, here's our guide to 10 gifts we know every golfer would be happy to receive!  Personalised Golf Balls - from £28 Personalisation can be applied to virtually everything we buy nowadays, so it’s unsurprising the...

  • OUT NOW: The latest issue of TG

    Thursday, 21 November 2019

    What you need to know about the latest issue of TG A note from the editor One of my (publishable) nicknames in the TG office is "caveman". More than one of my colleagues says I hit the ball with all the finesse of a Neanderthal attacking a woolly mammoth, and I'd probably agree. My driver is by far the most used club...

  • British architect's design is named 'World's Best New Course'

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Dubai Hills – the most recent course created by Berkshire-based European Golf Design – has been named the 'World's Best New Golf Course' at the prestigious World Golf Awards. Dubai Hills was chosen ahead of seven other nominees from around the world to land the title at the annual awards, with contenders including Jack Nicklaus' Michlifen in Morocco, spectacular Hoiana Shores...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 23 October 2019

    10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of Today's Golfer A note from the Editor Do you take your course for granted? Many of us do. We rock up first thing on a Sunday morning, expecting leaves and dew to have been brushed off greens, flags moved, bunkers and fairways immaculately presented. We don't want muddy paths, or scruffy traps, or divots,...

  • Five ways we're making golf harder than it is

    Written by Karl Morris on Wednesday, 23 October 2019

    Golf is hard, but we're all guilty of making it harder than it needs to be. When we consider golf asks us to get a 1.68in ball into a 4.25in hole some 400 yards away – and casually suggests we should need no more than four shots to do it – we can surely all agree that this game is, officially,...

  • Pitch your idea to the European Tour Innovation Hub

    Wednesday, 9 October 2019

    The European Tour's Innovation Hub wants YOU to pitch ideas that could be tested at an event next year!  Fancy yourself as a golf entrepreneur? The European Tour wants to hear from you. They’ve teamed up with Tata Communications to launch a global competition to find the best concept to help enhance the game of golf. And the best bit is...

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