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  • 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...

  • Top winter golf survival tips

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 29 December 2017

    How to enjoy your golf and play better over the cold months. We’ve never had it better when it comes to playing now. Courses tend to be quieter; There are some fabulous deals to be found; There’s a ton of gear designed to help you play better at this time of year... PART ONE PART TWO FIND THE BEST GEAR FOR...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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