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  • 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...

  • What the new World Handicap System means for you

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 3 January 2019

    New golf World Handicap System: Get yourself ready for the new World Handicap System  For several countries around the world, the World Handicap System came into effecton January 1, 2020. But while it won't be implemented in the UK until November 2, 2020, it's still worth getting prepared for the change. Martin Slumbers, R&A Chief Executive, said: "We want to make it...

  • 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...

  • Francesco Molinari named 2018 SPOTY World Sports Star

    Monday, 17 December 2018

    Francesco Molinari was named World Sport Star at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Sunday night after topping an online vote.  Molinari beat out US gymnast Simone Biles, Czech skier and snowboarder Ester Ledecka, and Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk as he became the first golfer to claim the award in 18 years. Molinari made history earlier this year as he...

  • R&A commits £2million to the Golf Foundation to boost junior golf

    Tuesday, 4 December 2018

    The R&A has committed £2 million of funding money to the Golf Foundation in a bid to boost junior golf across Great Britain and Ireland The R&A has committed to provide £2 million to the Golf Foundation over the next four years to support its drive to inspire more young people to play golf and to encourage them to stay within...

  • 49 Fantastic Winter Green Fee Bargains in the UK

    Friday, 30 November 2018

    49 brilliant places to play across the UK, all with excellent winter green fee offers ENGLAND - NORTH  . 1. DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE, NORTHUMBERLAND Architect: James Braid redesign (1900). Yardage: 6,039-6,353 (par 70). Winter deal: Until Mar 31 – Bacon roll and tea/coffee, 18 holes & soup, sandwich and chips for £28 midweek and £30 weekends. In a nutshell... On the breathtaking Northumbrian coastline,...

  • Christmas offer: Peter Millar offering free gift with every purchase

    Wednesday, 28 November 2018

    SHOP SOPHISTICATED STYLE AND PERFORMANCE WITH PETER MILLAR THIS CHRISTMAS AND RECEIVE A FREE GIFT Luxury golf lifestyle brand, Peter Millar is offering a complimentary micro-fleece Crown Seal Beanie on all purchases at www.petermillar.co.uk in the lead up to Christmas.  If you’re looking for that extra-special Christmas gift with an added perk that will also appeal to your golfing loved one’s sense of style,...

  • 14 Great Gifts For The Keenest Golfers

    Written by ADVERTISING FEATURE on Friday, 23 November 2018

    Luxury Golf Guide: 14 Great gifts that only the keenest golfers will want at Christmas this year.  1. PUTTOUT PRESSURE PUTT TRAINER & MAT RRP: £84.99  www.puttout.golf Holing those crucial six-footers can really lower your scores, and the key to great putting is practice. With PuttOUT you really can take that practice anywhere. With a scientifically shaped parabolic ramp, each putt is returned to...

  • Today's Golfer BLACK FRIDAY Deal!

    Friday, 23 November 2018

    It's BLACK FRIDAY! Take advantage of our latest subscription deals Black Friday is officially here and we've got just the thing for you! Get an extra 20% off on all orders over £24. Use code BLACKFRI at checkout to redeem this offer GET DEAL https://goo.gl/eeVZ3N...

  • 11 reasons to buy the new issue of TG

    Thursday, 22 November 2018

    The new issue of Britain’s best-selling golf magazine is out now, and it’s jam-packed with exclusive features – including advice from four of the world’s very best golf coaches. It also comes with a glossy 2019 calendar and an opportunity to get a sleeve of Snell tour balls. BLACK FRIDAY: Save an extra 20% with code BLACKFRI OR  Subscribe to Today's Golfer print...

  • Calling all readers: Fancy a free hIgh tech golf lesson?

    Thursday, 15 November 2018

    Fancy a free high tech golf lesson? TG is running an instructional article on Force Plates in an upcoming issue. We need three amateur players, handicaps between 6 and 20, to take part at Leicester Golf Centre, on Tuesday, November 27. We would need you for a couple of hours, with specific times TBC. Ideally you will have never used force plates...

  • These swing impressions of DJ and Keegan Bradley are scarily good

    Friday, 9 November 2018

    There's a new golf comedian on the scene... and his swing impersonations are very good! We've all become accustomed to the various talents of Conor Moore (@ConorSketches), but there's a new guy who is bringing a different kind of golf impression to the table. They are so good, in fact, that even Keegan Bradley (the subject of his second impressions) tweeted his...

  • How hard is it to get a hole in one?

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 7 November 2018

    TG's man has never had a hole in one... so he took matters in to his own hands.  I'm part of the (not so) merry band of golfers who have never had a hole-in-one. It's not for the want of trying; I've just never been that accurate or lucky. In my 16 years playing the game, my list of achievements on...

  • Powakaddy launch FREE winter bag promotion

    Monday, 5 November 2018

    Golf trolley brand PowaKaddy have launched an exciting cart bag promotion for winter: Golfers will receive a FREE cart bag when purchasing any new PowaKaddy lithium trolley. Starting on Monday 5th November and running until midnight on 24th December 2018, every golfer who buys a PowaKaddy lithium trolley will be entitled to a free PowaKaddy Cart Bag worth up to RRP...

  • Inside the new rules of golf: 11 rules you need to know

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 26 October 2018

    Inside the new rules of golf: The R&A's David Rickman tells us how – and why – they've changed Jump to: 11 new rules you need to know It’s official! Golf’s new rules have been ratified and published by the R&A and USGA, which means you’ve now got three months to get your head around 24 rules and 300 interpretations. For the...

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