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  • Long Drive World Series announces bigger and better 2018 schedule

    Friday, 08 December 2017

    Fan of long drive? The Long Drive World Series has just announced plans to significantly expand its programme of events in 2018 The Long Drive World Series (LDWS) has announced plans to expand its number of tournaments in 2018 as the brand looks to introduce audiences around the world to its high octane golfing entertainment concept. Long Drive sees the biggest hitters...

  • The day I caddied for Sergio Garcia

    Friday, 08 December 2017

    For 206 days Mark Johnson tweeted asking to carry his hero's bag. The Spaniard finally said 'yes' and this is what happened at the British Masters... I would like to clarify that I'm not some kind of super fan or celebrity stalker, nor was it ever my intention to get my five minutes of fame. Although my Twitter crusade has landed...

  • David Leadbetter: Coaching misconceptions and advice

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 05 December 2017

    David Leadbetter has worked with the greats of the game, so who better to dispel some of the myths about teaching and the golf swing  What David Leadbetter doesn’t know about the golf swing isn’t worth knowing. The 65-year-old has written eight instruction books and built a coaching empire which includes more than 34 academies in nine countries. His big break came...

  • Todays Golfer Advent Calendar

    Thursday, 30 November 2017

    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...

  • What should you actually order at the halfway house?

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to find out - what SHOULD you order at the half way house?  Your biggest worry shouldn't be whether to pair your bacon bap with ketchup or brown sauce, but whether you should be eating one at all, as our expect thinks making it the norm could hinder your ability to make a...

  • Today's Golfer Advent Calendar

    Wednesday, 29 November 2017

    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 January 31st. You can enter each draw once per day, so plenty of opportunity...

  • Have you been stuck on the same handicap for years?

    Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    As part of our biggest questions answered series, we decided to ask the experts - just why do some people get stuck on the same handicap for years?  It's one of the most common groans I hear – the golfer who feels doomed to exist at a set level of competence, from the 22-handicapper to the pro who can't break through...

  • Cyber Monday Deals 2017

    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    It's Cyber Monday- Keep an eye on this page as we update the best deals black friday/cyber Monday we know about throughout the day! All the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday golf deals for 2017, with links and information to all the best golf deals we know about.  Today's Golfer Magazine Subscription GET 20% OFF Today's Golfer & Golf World Magazines! Enter...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    Save shots now without going near your swing! Our latest issue gives you all the advice you need to help your game- plus exclusive interviews, new gear tested and an all new 'play better' section.  "Only smart golf will ever get your hnicap to come down," says Dominic Bott - a Tour caddie since the early 1990s and one of six...

  • Stroke Indexes: What are they?

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 20 November 2017

    Stroke indexes; how are they allocated, the myth about difficulty of the holes and what else you should know Angry golfers take heed. The stroke index is not designed to penalise you, even though it may feel that way when you're giving away a shot on a 150-yard par 3 in matchplay. Contrary to popular belief, the stroke index is not determined...

  • The longest hole: A 1250 mile challenge across Mongolia

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 20 November 2017

    80 days and 20,093 shots: The incredible story of one golfer, his caddie and a 1,250-mile playing challenge across Mongolia Adam Rolston's journey had taken him across frozen rivers, up and over glaciers and into the 40-degree heat of the Gobi Desert. Along the way, he had lost 135 golf balls, ridden a camel and inadvertently adopted a dog. Everything had...

  • Sam Horsfield wins as 33 earn European Tour Cards at Q-school

    Thursday, 16 November 2017

    Sam Horsfield claimed an impressive eight-shot victory at Qualifying School Final Stage as 33 players earned European Tour cards on a dramatic sixth and final day at Lumine Golf Club. The Englishman, who shot all six rounds in the 60's during the six-round marathon final stage of Q-school, closing with an impressive eight under par 63 to complete the best round...

  • How can I tell if my grooves are worn out?

    Thursday, 16 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to find out just how you can tell when your grooves are worn out “Watch for fliers,” says Scott Manwaring, Callaway’s Director of R&D, Irons and Hybrids. “Fliers are the best read since it removes the variability of the green and landing conditions. If you start to notice the ball is flying higher...

  • Can you still play well hungover?

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 16 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to find out whether you can still play well after drinking the night before! We've all been there. The banging headache; the bleary eyes; and the unmistakable nausea that only comes from ordering that greasy kebab in the early hours. It always seems like a cocktail for disaster when you've got to negotiate...

  • You've helped Srixon raise £42,000 for cancer charity

    Wednesday, 15 November 2017

    If you’ve bought a dozen Srixon Z-Stars this year, you’ve helped raise more than £40,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.  Srixon has just donated a massive £42,999 to the charity after a ground-breaking partnership that saw Srixon donate £1.50 for every dozen Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV balls sold at trade to Prostate Cancer UK, helping to raise funds as well as awareness...

  • How do you really compare to other golfers?

    Monday, 13 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we crunched the numbers to find out just how often you should get up and down or hit greens in regulation depending on your handicap What's the best part of your game? You might knock it past your partners on a regular basis, or be deadly from six feet... but how do you know whether...

  • Should I chip with the pin in or out?

    Thursday, 09 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to finally find out which is better – and whether you should keep the pin in or out?  We all know people on either side of the debate, and you might have a particular preference on having the flag in or out when you are around the green. But lets face it, there's...

  • Can golf really make you fitter?

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 06 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to crunch the numbers and find out if golf REALLY makes you fitter... Let's not kid ourselves. Few golfers have ever walked off the 18th hole on the brink of exhaustion. Granted, missing a three footer for par might take the breath away, but that owes more to mental rather than physical torture. The...

  • Are trees really 90% air?

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 30 October 2017

    In our 'golf's biggest questions answered' series, we decided to put the myth to the test – are trees really 90% air? Let's face it, you probably know the answer. And we had a pretty good idea, too. But that didn't stop us from finding six different types of trees at Burghley Park Golf Club in Lincolnshire and firing a bunch...

  • How often should I play to my handicap?

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 27 October 2017

    Don't play to your handicap as often as you'd like? Join the club. But just how often SHOULD you be getting in the buffer zone? Judging by the way most golfers behave, you'd think anything less than 90 per cent of the time is unacceptable. Most of us are guilty of throwing a paddy if we don't can that six-footer on the...

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