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  • How well do YOU know the new Rules of Golf?

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    Take our quiz to see how many of the 2019 revisions you know about In match play, a player moves a leaf lying close to his ball in a penalty area and in doing so causes his ball to move. What’s the ruling? A) There is no penalty and the player must replace the ball. B) The player gets one penalty stroke and...

  • How to make your range session more effective

    Thursday, 7 February 2019

    5 ways to make your range session more effective in 2019 Is there a sadder sight in golf than the guy who sweats his way through bucket after bucket of balls, spending valuable time and money perfecting a range game that inevitably falls to pieces on the course? Recharging your game means recharging how you practise... and that means making your range...

  • R&A and USGA release rules clarification on caddies standing behind players

    Wednesday, 6 February 2019

    The R&A and USGA have released clarifications after two separate incidents involving the new rule which imposes restriction on caddies standing behind the player (10.2b (4)).  Haotong Li was the unlucky first perpetrator to fall foul of the new rule on the 72nd green at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, having begun to take his stance while his caddie was still...

  • Is your golf swing damaging your back?

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 6 February 2019

    The pursuit of power hurt Tiger, and spine surgeons warn the same could happen to you! Here's why you need to pay attention, and the best ways to prevent future back problems. Striving to swing it like DJ could be doing more harm than good. Experts from Barrow Neurological Institute have warned that swinging hard and fast is triggering an epidemic...

  • ENTER NOW: Battle of the brands at American Golf

    Monday, 4 February 2019

    Fancy a new driver? Then you’re not going to want to miss this competition from American Golf! With new driver releases from golf’s biggest names boasting length, forgiveness and the latest technology, it can be a minefield working out where to spend your hard-earned cash. Never fear though, for this week American Golf are on hand to help you navigate the marketing...

  • 10 Things you missed: More rules drama, Sergio’s DQ, lawsuits, wins and records

    Monday, 4 February 2019

    It’s been a very hectic week for the world of golf. From MORE penalty drama to disqualifications, tour wins and the ultimate feel good story, here’s what you missed this week. Rickie Fowler holds on to win dramatic Waste Management Phoenix Open Rickie Fowler’s 5th PGA Tour win could never be accused of lacking drama: Battling the elements, his game and a...

  • R&A and USGA's annual driving report shows another increase in distance

    Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    The R&A and USGA's 2018 annual driving distance report shows yet another increase in driving distance across the seven worldwide tour's over the past year The latest distance report confirms what most already knew - professionals, and amateurs, are hitting the ball further than before.  The annual driving distance report produced by the R&A and USGA contains facts and figures condensed in...

  • Callaway becomes an Official Partner of the European Tour

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Thursday, 17 January 2019

    Callaway has made some huge strides in the last couple of years, especially with its Chrome Soft balls and Epic drivers. Now the company has made a statement about where it sees itself in the global golf pecking order by becoming an Official Partner of the European Tour. The five-year deal stretches across the family of Callaway owned brands, and means Callaway...

  • January: See it, play it, do it

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Don't let the winter blues get you down. There's plenty of cheap deals doing the rounds on golf breaks, green fees and tickets to the biggest tournaments in the UK this summer. You just need to know where to find them. We've done some digging, made some calls and listed a bunch of golfing getaways for you and your mates...

  • What you missed: Tommy's new irons, Kuchar's win amid caddie controversy, Hull's victory and Nike's new 'Grass' trainers

    Monday, 14 January 2019

    10 Things you missed: Tommy's new irons, Kuchar's win amid caddie controversy, Hull back to winning ways, Nike's new 'Grass' trainers and Colsaerts' first hole in one Tommy Fleetwood spotted testing new TaylorMade clubs in Abu Dhabi Tommy Fleetwood has been spotted testing out some new TaylorMade stamped “P-7TW” irons in Abu Dhabi. It’s not a big surprise that Tommy is testing...

  • Sky Sports to show all four 2019 majors

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 9 January 2019

    All four of golf's majors are to be shown live on Sky Sports, making it a sizzling 2019 summer. And it all kicks-off with the US Masters at Augusta on April 11-14 with the blanket coverage including live practice sessions as part of the On The Range broadcast, Wednesday's Par 3 Contest, featured groups and holes - including Amen Corner -...

  • Caddie Secrets: What it's like to be a caddie on the European Tour

    Wednesday, 9 January 2019

    If you really want to get inside the world of professional golf, there’s no one better to talk to than the long-serving caddies Confidante. Travel agent. Psychologist. Fixer. Bouncer. Strategist. Green reader. Sounding board. Proverbial punchbag… the role of the modern Tour caddie is so much more than bag carrier. The perks are big – seven figures big if you get the...

  • Padraig Harrington named as Europe's 2020 Ryder Cup Captain

    Tuesday, 8 January 2019

    Padraig Harrington has been confirmed as the European Ryder Cup Captain for the 2020 contest at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin from the 25th to 27th September. Padraig Harrington said he was 'thrilled' to be officially announced as the next Captain of the 2020 European Ryder Cup team, but insisted it was not a decision he took lightly.  "Obviously I'm thrilled to be named...

  • What you missed: Schauffele's comeback win, Rose back to World No.1, New Rules, Blicks clubs returned and an Amateur investigated by the USGA

    Monday, 7 January 2019

    What you missed: Schauffele's comeback win, Rose back to World No.1, New Rules, Blicks clubs returned and an Amateur investigated by the USGA We're only a week in to 2019 and there's already plenty of stories you might have missed out on. On Tour there were mixed reaction to the new rules and Schauffele's 11-under 62 to win the first tournament of...

  • 2019 Rules of Golf: Your guide to the new rules

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 2 January 2019

    The new rules of golf officially came in to effect on January 1st, but were you ready for them? We've packed everything you need to know, including the biggest rule changes, in to this simple guide... Faster, simpler and fairer. That's the idea behind the rules modernisation, which is nearly seven years in the making and is the most comprehensive revision...

  • 'Absolute devastation' at Machrihanish Golf Club as huge fire destroys clubhouse

    Thursday, 20 December 2018

    The clubhouse at Machrihanish Golf Club and the family home of their club steward were devastated by a huge fire on Wednesday Emergency services were called to the scene of the fire just before 1.30pm on Wednesday, but were unable to save the building and home of the club steward and his family. The BBC reported that it is understood the...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 19 December 2018

    10 Reasons to buy the latest of issue of TG: Featuring yearly awards, exclusive instruction, interviews and the rules you NEED to know for 2019 ➤ Buy Print Issue  ➤ Buy Digital Issue ➤ Buy Subscriptions  A Note from the editor  It's the time of year for awards, from the BBC's Sports Personality to the Queen's New Year's Honours. For the last two month's, TG's writers have been...

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