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  • OUT NOW: New Issue of TG

    Thursday, 18 January 2018

    The latest issue of Today's Golfer features an exclusive look at Callaway's newest golf clubs, Sergio Garcia's gear tips and 180 ways to play better this year.  There have been a handful of mega player equipment moves in the last few years. Rory, Tiger and Lydia Ko are three huge names who’ve made a wholesale switch to a new manufacturer, and...

  • We joined the crack down on fake golf gear

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    It's a raid! We joined the crackdown on fake golf gear Counterfeit golf gear is a booming business in the UK, so you cannot blame manufacturers and distributors for wanting to bust the people responsible. We joined Staffordshire Trading Standards on a raid to uncover the dark side of the golf retail industry... There are some things a journalism degree doesn't prepare...

  • Mind Games: Golf isn't a game of perfect

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Mind games in golf: Learn to harness the positive side of perfectionism and be a perfectionist where you can Every golfer reading this will have hit a shot that could legitimately be described as perfect. Ok, some of you might have to raid your memory banks more than others... but think back and it will be there, that one moment when you felt the...

  • 17 Ways to buy a better game

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    If you're in the market for any new gear in 2018, here are some key things that will help you choose If you've got the time and patience to dedicate to your game, a course of lessons with a PGA pro is the best thing to buy if you want really to improve. But many of us don't have the...

  • WATCH Brit Steve Jeffs set World Record for Fastest Hole in Golf

    Friday, 5 January 2018

    Steve Jeffs broke the World Record for the Fastest Hole in Golf, Individual, and the reaction is brilliant! Jeffs, a 31-year-old PE teacher from the UK and dedicated Speed Golfer, has broken the record for the Fastest hole of golf, individual, completing a 500-yard par-five hole in just 1 min 50.6 sec. The record was broken in August and ratified by Guiness...

  • What are the CONGU handicap changes for 2018?

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 5 January 2018

    What you need to know about the new CONGU handicap changes, which came in to effect on January 1. The news was announced in October that CONGU were ending club and disability handicaps to make way for a new maximum competition handicap of 54, relaxing of supplementary scores rules and introducing 9 hole competitions to count towards handicap scores.  However, now that...

  • Should I use long irons or hybrids?

    Friday, 5 January 2018

    Should I really ditch long irons in favour of hybrids? We put this question to equipment expert Tom Wishon as part of our biggest questions answered series Once upon a time, using hybrids was seen as a sign of weakness. Now, Tour pros are using them, and so should you. "Even a golfer who plays off  five or six would be better off...

  • 20 ways to shoot your best score

    Friday, 5 January 2018

    Our tee-to-green guide will help improve each area of your game. One of the great things about golf is the sense of anticipation that accompanies every walk to the first tee. TOP STORIES Which Mizuno JPX900 irons are right for you? How to choose the best golf ball for your game 2016's best blade putters Will this be the day when everything falls into place...

  • What is the best pre-round practice drill?

    Thursday, 4 January 2018

    What is the best pre-round practice drill? We asked top tour coach Pete Cowen as part of our biggest questions answered series "If you are flexible enough to do it, then the wide stance drill is very, very good because it gets every muscle in your body working for golf," says top tour coach Pete Cowen. "Start by getting your feet as...

  • Caddie strategy: Plot your way around the course with advice from European Tour caddies

    Wednesday, 3 January 2018

    Learn from six European Tour Caddies and find out how to plot your way around the golf course We speak to Adam Marrow, Dermot Byrne, Dominic Bott, Mick Doran, Phil 'Wobbly' Morby, Tom Ayling – who caddie for Thomas Pieters, Shane Lowry, Thorbjorn Olesen, Eddie Pepperell, Chris Wood and Alex Levy respectively – to gain their insight and knowledge on golf. As...

  • How to exercise like a Pro

    Wednesday, 3 January 2018

    Justin Buckthorp, Performance consultant to Justin Rose, Chris Wood and Charley Hull, talks you through four exercises to help your game I've worked with European and PGA Tour pros since 2007 and in that time, there have been big improvements in the quality of care given to players. This has become even more important with the game becoming more competitive –...

  • How to practice like a Pro

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 3 January 2018

    Practice like three-time PGA Tour winner Brendan Steele, whose latest victory came at the 2017 Safeway Open in October Forget beating balls on the driving range and trying to beat your longest drive. You need to practice with a purpose, which means using the winter months to fine tune every aspect of your game ready for the summer.  Brendan Steele had just...

  • The record breakers of 2017

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

    2017 has been full of record breakers. From 59s to the first 62 in a major and a number of course records on some very well-known courses, we take a look at the most impressive records of the year.  There was a record breaking US Open, the first 62 in a major and three 59s recorded in 2017. So who managed...

  • Get involved in American Golf's Charity Christmas Raffle for On Course Foundation

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017

    There's still time to win an incredible prize if you participate in the On Course Foundation's charity raffle As part of American Golf's ongoing commitment to supporting its nominated charity, the On Course Foundation, the company is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year by launching a fabulous raffle across its 121 stores in the UK & Ireland. Tickets...

  • The end of the armchair referee: R&A and USGA agree new rules on video reviews

    Monday, 11 December 2017

    The R&A and USGA have unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of rules surrounding video reviews which will eliminate viewer call-ins and additional two-shot scorecard penalities A working group led by The R&A and the USGA has unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of protocols for video review when applying the Rules of Golf. The group, consisting of the PGA...

  • How do I get over terrible golf shots?

    Monday, 11 December 2017

    Struggle to get over terrible shots? As part of our biggest questions answered series, we asked performance coach Karl Morris at themindfactor.net how to deal with your emotions after a bad shot.  Consistency has always been held as one of the key goals of golfing performance. But have you ever really asked yourself what consistency really means? I think most of...

  • Long Drive World Series announces bigger and better 2018 schedule

    Friday, 8 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, 8 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, 5 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...

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