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  • Mulligan: Caroline Mohr

    Wednesday, 25 September 2019

    On the 8th May this year, Sweden's Caroline Mohr was one of the players chosen to launch the EDGA/European Tour Golfers with Disability Programme in the British Masters Pro-Am at Hillside. Along with her two fellow EDGA players, Caroline wowed the watching public with her excellent golf, and also the assembled world media as, in a press conference, she outlined...

  • Mulligan: Ashley Harris

    Wednesday, 25 September 2019

    Ashley Harris has coped with some really rough times. A very keen golfer as a boy, he developed Rheumatoid Arthritis as a student, followed by depression and a disastrous gambling addiction. In his early 20s, with a young family, his life slipped into free-fall in front of his eyes. A failed suicide attempt led him to being helped by the...

  • How Golf Saved My Life

    Wednesday, 25 September 2019

    A new book, Mulligan, features 18 golfers who demonstrate how the power of the human spirit can move people to achieve their goals, despite significant obstacles.  Mulligan, published by the European Disabled Golf Association, features 18 golfers who demonstrate how the power of the human spirit can move people to achieve their goals, despite significant obstacles. The European Disabled Golf Association has...

  • Donald Trump gets go-ahead for new Scottish golf course

    Tuesday, 24 September 2019

    Plans for a second golf course at Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire resort have been approved US President Donald Trump's Menie resort in Aberdeenshire has been given the go-ahead to build a second 18-hole golf course after the Formartine area committee voted to approve the plans by eight votes to four.  The new course is to be named after his Scottish mother Mary Anne MacLeod, who...

  • Nick Edmund: The long road to recovery

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 23 September 2019

    Nick Edmund has walked nearly 2,000 miles carrying his golf bag around Scotland and Ireland. He's played the 4th hole on 85 of the best courses, each time flying the flag (quite literally) for fellow cancer sufferers and raising money to fight the disease... Nick Edmund is remarkably upbeat for a man who, just hours earlier, was undergoing yet another course...

  • Ryder Cup: BBC extend broadcast rights until 2022

    Thursday, 19 September 2019

    Ryder Cup: BBC extend broadcast rights deal with European Tour until 2022. The BBC have announced that they have agreed to extend their deal with the European Tour to host Ryder Cup TV highlights, radio commentary and clips on the BBC Sport website until 2022. In addition to retaining rights to cover the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconin in...

  • Thorbjorn Olesen remains suspended by European Tour after appearing in court

    Thursday, 19 September 2019

    Thorbjorn Olesen remains suspended by the European Tour after being charged with sexual assault on a BA flight from Nashville to London in July Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended by the European Tour until at least December 13 after being been charged with sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault.  The 29-year-old Danish golfer was met by police at...

  • R&A launch new Student Tour Series

    Wednesday, 4 September 2019

    The R&A is launching a major new initiative for student golf with The R&A Student Tour Series teeing off at the Fairmont St Andrews today and hosted by The Stirling International. Taking place on prestigious world class golf courses in four countries between September 2019 and April 2020, the aim of this new Series is to enhance high performance competition amongst the...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue

    Thursday, 29 August 2019

    10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG, Featuring the ultimate robot golf ball test  A note from the editor: The benefits of golf for your physical health are well documented. Based on my own experiences tracking my activity this year over numerous 18-hole rounds, I walk almost six miles (but a bit like a drill sergeant, going left, right,...

  • Stay & Play - near the airport

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 21 August 2019

    A good way to start any continental golf break is to book a stay at an airport hotel the night before...and to play a relaxing warm-up round before flying out. It's a win-win scenario; not only do you catch a few more hours of sleep before a long day of travelling ahead but get the opportunity to get an extra game...

  • 16 year old Gough set for GB&I Walker Cup debut as teams confirmed

    Monday, 19 August 2019

    16-year-old Conor Gough named among 10-man GB&I Walker Cup side as teams confirmed for biennial contest at Royal Liverpoool next month Conor Gough, the 16-year-old who won the English Amatuer Championship earlier this month, headlines the 10-man Great Britain and Ireland Walker side set to take on the United States of America at Royal Liverpool in September. The World No.2 in golf's...

  • Cotter: Let’s take a Major to Australia and truly showcase the game worldwide

    Written by Andrew Cotter on Monday, 19 August 2019

    With Major season over already it’s time for us to get out and play... and for a big schedule change, says Andrew Cotter  In the latest issue of Today's Golfer, Andrew Cotter reflects on the big change he'd make to the major schedule and the end of the 2018/19 PGA Tour season One thing about having played golf for almost the entirety...

  • Legendary Laura Davies to host Pro Am at Thorpeness

    Written by Staff Writer on Thursday, 8 August 2019

    Dame Laura Davies will host the Thorpeness LET Pro Am at the end of the month. The August 29-31 event, which is in it’s 3rd year, will feature 18 players from the Ladies European Tour playing alongside amateur partners for two rounds, followed by a pro fourball betterball, winner takes all shoot-out. Host Davies will be partnered by fellow LET tour legend...

  • Thorbjorn Olesen charged with sexual assault, suspended by European Tour

    Wednesday, 7 August 2019

    Thorbjorn Olesen has been charged with sexual assault and suspended from the European Tour after an incident on a BA flight from Nashville to London last week Ryder Cup star Thorbjorn Olesen has been charged with sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault after he was arrested for an incident on his return flight from Nashville to London...

  • Niall Horan: The future of golf

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 1 August 2019

    Niall Horan talks about his growing influence in the sport, signing young players, the importance of women's golf and his company Modest! Golf's upcoming tournament this August Niall Horan has made himself one of the most influential people in golf. This might sound crazy for a 25-year- old who's built his fame and fortune on singing in boyband One Direction. But he's...

  • 1958-2019: Gordon Brand Jr passes away aged 60

    Thursday, 1 August 2019

    Eight-time European Tour winner and former Ryder Cup player Gordan Brand Jr has died at the age of 60 The decorated Scottish player, who starred in both the 1987 and 1989 editions of the Ryder Cup, has passed away at age 60 - just two weeks after he commentated on Open radio at Royal Portrush.  Brand Jr, who was born in Kirkaldy,...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Thursday, 1 August 2019

    10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of Today's Golfer You might think today's top players are golfing superheroes; smashing drives 350 yards, hitting 6-irons to tap-in range and chipping it to a foot every single time... But once upon a time, they were just like us; mid-handicappers wanting to improve. Lots, too, have been PGA pros, dishing out lessons on...

  • Thorbjorn Olesen 'arrested' after incident on BA flight

    Thursday, 1 August 2019

    Ryder Cup star Thorbjorn Olesen was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and being drunk on board an aircraft, according to a report from The Sun  The newspaper has reported that Thorbjorn Olesen, who was flying home to London following a T27 at the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational, was arrested at Heathrow Airport after committing a series of offences on...

  • New company at the helm of leading Spanish resort

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 1 August 2019

    Legendary Spanish resort La Manga Club is under new ownership. Hesperia Investment Group (GIHSA) has reached an agreement with Arum Group to acquire a majority stake of the luxury multi award-winning Murcia resort comprising 560 hectares overlooking the Mar Menor and Mediterranean seas and boasting world-class facilities including three 18-hole golf courses (South, North & West). Jordi Ferrer, CEO of GIHSA said:...

  • Stars shine in latest Berenberg Gary Player Invitational

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 23 July 2019

    A selection of golfing royalty and representatives of the business world teamed-up  at the 2019 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational. at Wentworth yesterday and raised more than $125,000 for  underprivileged children and communities.  A total of 72 players took to the Gary Player-designed Edinburgh Course to compete for the Baobab Trophy. Amongst the all-star field were eight Ryder Cup legends, eight Major...

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