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  • 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, 9 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...

  • Top 21 winter golf survival tips

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 8 November 2017

    Winter may be upon us, but if you are well prepared for playing on those cold mornings, the high winds and showers needn't dent your enjoyment of a round of golf. Here is part two of our guide to make this year's winter fold season you best yet... BACK TO PART ONE 12. Take advantage of green fee offers We've put together a...

  • Can golf really make you fitter?

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 6 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...

  • 11 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 25 October 2017

    Master every club in your bag with our latest issue - plus exclusive interviews, new gear tested and features that include a mongolian golf adventure.  While we tend to group golf technique into one desirable set of rules, the fact is that your set of clubs consists of a range of weapons, designed to achieve differing objectives and demanding different key...

  • Shot Clock to debut on European Tour in Austria in 2018

    Monday, 23 October 2017

    The European Tour have anounced that the Shot Clock Masters will make it's debut in Austria next year, where players will be timed for every shot and penalised for a bad time.  The 2018 Shot Clock Masters in Austria will be the first tournament in professional golf to use a shot clock on every shot as part of the European Tour's...

  • American Golf Championships on Sky Sports Golf: Schedule and timings

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 16 October 2017

    American Golf have secured prime-time slots for broadcasting the American Golf Championships on Sky Sports Golf in 10 hour-long programmes American Golf's 2017 Championship TV programmes will be airing during prime time on the new Sky Sports Golf channel, with are ten hour long programmes in the schedule this year. The first will be the ever popular Junior Championship which will be...

  • Bjorn & Furyk go head to head at special Ryder Cup Captain's challenge; Furyk talks Woods return

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 16 October 2017

    Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk took part in Ryder Cup Captains’ Challenge at Le Golf National - and it wasn't long afterwards that Furyk was questioned about Tiger Woods.  Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk today went head-to-head at The 2018 Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National as the European and United States captains led two teams of junior golfers in a special...

  • Fifty of the UK and Ireland’s top value courses that test even the best...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

    TG Top 50: Are you ready for a challenge?  Golfers of all playing abilities just love a challenge. In fact that's a good portion of what the game is all about: pushing yourself to your playing limit and tackling courses that will examine all aspects of your game – from driver to mid-iron to putter and everything in-between. And sometimes it's...

  • Bjorn announces European Tour Foundation as official charity of the 2018 Ryder Cup

    Tuesday, 10 October 2017

    European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn today announced that the European Tour Foundation will be the Official Charity of The 2018 Ryder Cup. The European Tour Foundation was launched in May this year, replacing the existing Tour Players Foundation, and will bring together, under one umbrella, the many philanthropic and charitable elements the Tour engages in. Its mission statement sees it seek...

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