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  • WATCH: European Tour players heckle each other with props

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    If it were allowed, how would you try to put off another player on the golf course?  We already saw Martin Kaymer try to put off players during the Hero Challenge by standing over Matthew Fitzpatrick's putts, but in this video - there are a lot more props involved.  In this hilarious video, European Tour professionals Andy Sullivan, Thorbjorn Olesen, Paul Waring...

  • Thomas Bjorn and Arjun Atwal confirmed as EurAsia Cup Captains

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    Thomas Bjørn and Arjun Atwal have been announced as respective captains of Team Europe and Team Asia when the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM returns to Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from January 12-14, 2018. The third staging of the biennial tournament, which has been hosted at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in 2014 and 2016,...

  • 11 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    In the latest issue of Today's Golfer, we answer Golf's Biggest Questions Golf feels great when you do it well... so get that feeling more often with the help of a superb panel of experts we've assembled Golf is not easy. A lot of us play it, practise it and even become obsessed by it because it's so bloody dif cult... and...

  • Woosnam and Love III among World Golf Hall of Fame Inductees

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Ian Woosnam, Davis Love III, Lorena Ochoa and Meg Mallon were inducted in to the World Golf Hall of Fame on Tuesday, with broadcaster Henry Longhurst also being posthumously awarded the accolade.  Just two days before the playing of the 12th annual Presidents Cup at nearby Liberty National Golf Club, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum kicked off a...

  • Lessons of a lifetime: 5 legends talk about their careers

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Between them, these five men have won 48 major titles... But how could their experience help you? We recently sat down with Tom Watson, Gary Player, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and Tom Lehman to find out what you could learn from their experiences. Sitting in the plush restaurant at Wentworth Golf Club, the five golfers around me really know what they're talking...

  • Today's Golfer Travel Awards 2018

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Help us decided our TG Travel Awards for 2018 and be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize!  HOW TO VOTE You can only pick one course and one hotel/resort per destination category (eg: one course and one hotel in Scotland, or one hotel & one course in each of the four English regions). Multiple choices will result in entries...

  • Book a golf holiday... get free gear!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

    Book a 2018 golf holiday during September or October with Your Golf Travel and you can get your hands on some free TaylorMade gear.  The firm's Early Eagle promotion will reward golfers finalising next year's golf holidays with TaylorMade golf balls, irons, hybrids, fairway woods and even the M2 driver, as used by Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and 2017 Masters champ...

  • Long Drive World Series returns to Portugal this weekend

    Thursday, 21 September 2017

    Golf's most exciting new showpiece event, Long Drive World Series, returns this weekend for the final leg of the 2017 competition. The event will take place on Sunday 24th September at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, Portugal, the same venue which plays host to this week's European Tour hosted Portugal Masters.  The event will see eight of the world's longest...

  • Mind control on the course: How to strike the right balance

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    Mind control advice on the course: How to let your performance matter... but don't make it matter too much This piece is written for Today's Golfer by Karl Morris, who has worked with major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Graeme McDowell. For more about him, go to  http://www.themindfactor.com/ Golfing legend Sam Snead once said: "Good golfing temperament falls between taking it with a...

  • 16 games to play on the course that you've probably never heard of

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    Whether you play for 50p, a fiver or simply for bragging rights, there are dozens of games that can add a bit of competitive fun to a round of golf. For a game that is anything but predictable, it's ironic that that most golf competitions follow on of these formats. And whether it's strokeplay, stableford or matchplay, you can guarantee that...

  • Insiders Guide to Mauritius

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    Mark Twain once said: "You get the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius." The famous writer visited this Indian Ocean jewel some six years before golf arrived here – 1902's Gymkhana GC layout is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere, and the island now boasts nine 18-hole courses. But given the utter...

  • Best luxury cars for golfers

    Written by Tom Goodlad on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    Want to cut a dash in the golf club car park? If you have cash to splash and are in the market for a new upmarket motor, our colleagues at Parkers.co.uk have named the best luxury vehicles on sale in their New Car of the Year Awards 2018. Today’s Golfer has teamed up with Parkers to name the Best Luxury Car...

  • Six Burning Questions: Jim 'Bones' Mackay

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017

    After 25 years of pounding the fairways alongside Phil Mickelson, the world's most recognisable caddie decided to hang up his bag and become an on-course commentator. Here he tells our sister magazine Golf World about his new venture, about the perils of chewing gum, and why he fully expects his old boss to keep on winning well into his 50s. Obvious opener,...

  • My life in golf: Alan Shearer

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 19 September 2017

    The former England and Newcastle legend on pro-am nerves, his annual trip to Augusta and playing with the 'angry' Ian Wright Alan Shearer is one of the best strikers this country has ever produced. He scored 283 league goals in a glittering career that included a record 260 in the Premier League, a record 11 top- flight hat- tricks and a...

  • Luke Donald and Alex Levy surprise two golf fans

    Thursday, 7 September 2017

    Watch as Luke Donald and Alex Levy surprise two young golf fans at the Omega European Masters! To celebrate the future of golf, the tournament invited talented young golfers Elliott Andrews, 7, from Northern Ireland and Amelia Wan, 10, from England, over to Crans-Montana for a tour of the golf-club and to watch some of the action. Little did they know...

  • Speed Golf: An honest verdict

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 6 September 2017

    Speed Golf: What happened when our digital editor tried one of the latest forms of golf Thanks to Golf Sixes, the Zurich Classic and Super Sixes events on the European and PGA Tours this year, it’s clear there’s been a considerable shift away from golf’s originally purposed form in a bid to increase participation. Speedgolf is the latest version of golf to...

  • WATCH: Pro long driver swings so hard he SNAPS his driver

    Wednesday, 6 September 2017

    You don't see this every day! The Volvik World Long Drive finals are currently underway in Oaklahoma, but while everyone was expecting some super-human drives - they weren't expecting competitor Wes Pettersen SNAP his driver and send it flying in to the crowd.  Pettersen may be down a driver, but he IS through the quarter-finals against Mitch Grassing from Canada later this...

  • Andrew Cotter: Why golf is more than a game

    Written by Andrew Cotter on Wednesday, 6 September 2017

    "Golf is more than a game. It creates lifelong bonds and special memories" Who was it that first got you into golf? For me, there were a number of family members involved since, when I first played, I was three years old and work associates were thin on the ground. There were my parents, of course, and also my grandfather. But...

  • 4 drills to increase your clubhead speed

    Tuesday, 5 September 2017

    A faster clubhead means longer shots. But you don’t need bulging muscles – just a better technique We don’t need a launch monitor to tell us that if we move the ball faster we increase our potential for hitting the ball further. Boosting your speed, though, is not quite as simple as it sounds. Increased speed cannot come at the expense...

  • Artificial six-hole course opens at Frilford Heath

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 1 September 2017

    An exciting new course has just opened at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire in the form of a unique synthetic artificial grass layout. The Yellow Course sits alongside Frilford Heath’s three existing championship courses but what sets it apart is that it has been created using Huxley Golf all-weather surfaces. The course is divided into two accessible loops of three holes each with...

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