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  • Garcia and Fernandez-Castano nail putts for charity

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 3 June 2010

    The Genworth Putts4Charity campaign has reached a new milestone having raised a huge €500,000 for charities across Europe. This exclusive video shows top pros including Sergio Garcia and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano performing big money putts and talking about the great cause that will benefit from this year’s funding, the SOS Children's Villages. Putts4Charity helps raise funds for good causes by challenging the general public...

  • Colin Montgomerie launches 'Monty's Monthly Medal' for charity

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 3 June 2010

    Colin Montgomerie, the 2010 Ryder Cup captain, today announced a new fundraising drive for the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation in partnership with the Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, that will see him write to every golf club in the UK, inviting them to turn one of their monthly medals between now and September into a Monty's Monthly Medal. With prizes that many golfers...

  • Rate My Swing: golfer1995

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 3 June 2010

    "Looking at your swing, I presume your handicap is coming down quickly as you have a good method. "Things which I feel you need to consider if you want to get down even lower are double-check your alignment. I notice you have clubs/poles on the floor but tend to creep a little closed in your address position. "This may be a tendancy...

  • TG Poll: How often do you watch professional golf on TV?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 1 June 2010

    The popularity of golf has blossomed in recent decades with more and more sponsorship money pouring into the preofessional tours. The PGA and European Tours now have events almost every week, not to mention the multiple smaller tours supporting these all around the globe. With so much pro golf being played every week throughout the year, it's never been easier to watch...

  • Gold Open putter for sale

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 27 May 2010

    A commemorative gold putter celebrating the 22 Open Champions at the Old Course in St Andrews has gone on sale from the St Andrews Links website and from The Old Course Shop. The magnificent limited edition gold plated putters, only 25 of which have been made, have the names of all 22 Open Championship Winners at St Andrews engraved on the...

  • Free lesson month for Wales

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 26 May 2010

    Golfers in Wales eager to improve their technique can tee up some expert advice with a PGA professional thanks to a free lesson initiative in June. With excitement building at the forthcoming Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in October, PGA in Wales manager Gareth Lewis sees it as an ideal way to build on increased participation rates in the sport. The scheme...

  • First O2 Golf LIVE a big success

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 21 May 2010

    O2 Golf LIVE more than lived up to its expectations when it launched last weekend at Stoke Park, with 11,132 golfing enthusiasts from around the country flocking to the Buckinghamshire venue to be treated to behind the ropes access into the glamorous world of professional golfer. As a completely new concept in the world of golf, those lucky enough to get tickets...

  • Handicap Tracker: Most Improved Golfer

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 21 May 2010

    In association with In conjunction with our series of four Zone Your Game instruction supplements given away free with Today's Golfer, we're again running a competition to find the UK's Most Improved Golfer. You'll automatically be entered into the competition when you sign up for TG's FREE Handicap Tracker service. If you're already a member of Handicap Tracker you will have...

  • Rate My Swing: tightdraw91

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Monday, 17 May 2010

    "Thanks for sending in your swing video. Firstly, I think you have a good brisk tempo to your swing. "The main problem I see in your swing is poor dynamic balance. Simply put, you are out of balance during the swing movement. You tend to lean forward at address with your weight going too much onto your toes. As a result...

  • Junior Golf Tournament Brings Major Boost to Scottish Economy

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 17 May 2010

    A tournament featuring some of the world's best young golfers is expected to bring a seven figure economic boost to the Scottish economy. Hundreds of youngsters and their families from across the globe will arrive in East Lothian at the end of the month for the U.S. Kids Golf European Championship – a three-day event that will showcase the best emerging...

  • TG Masterclass is back!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 14 May 2010

    Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural Today’s Golfer/The Grove Masterclass, the second event will be taking place on Saturday June 12. The best golf mag on the planet has again teamed up with the luxurious Hertfordshire venue to give you the chance to enjoy the golfing day of a lifetime. In the morning you’ll brush up on your driving, irons,...

  • Check out the TG stall at Golf LIVE

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    The fantastic O2 Golf LIVE event is taking place from Friday-Sunday this week at Stoke Park and as one of the media partners Today's Golfer will be there with our own stall. You'll be able to meet members of the Today's Golfer team, purchase goody bags and take advantage of exclusive subscription offers. Goody bags will cost just £4 and include the...

  • Blind golfers star at Stapleford

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Senior superstars Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam warmed-up for the inaugural Handa Senior Masters at Stapleford Park by being out-driven... by members of the International Blind Golf Association! The Ryder Cup heroes had to concede defeat in a special challenge on the Stapleford Park driving range though to be fair both Torrance and Woosie were blindfolded at the time. Both watched in...

  • Mark Cueto opens new Playgolf Academy

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    The new-look £50,000 Playgolf Academy was unveiled near Manchester's Trafford Centre yesterday. The Tour-standard golf coaching facility, which features four state-of-the-art video teaching studios, was formally opened by Sale Sharks and England rugby union international Mark Cueto at the spectacular Playgolf Manchester golf centre, on Monday May 10 2010. Cueto, a regular visitor to Playgolf Manchester, has seen his golf handicap plummet...

  • Memories flood back for Poulter at Golf LIVE

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 7 May 2010

    Ian Poulter will be able to re-live one of his finest moments when he takes part in Golf LIVE at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, on May 14-16. The world's No. 6 golfer needs only  to amble onto the National Golf Club Challenge stand in the main exhibition area to find the Walter Hagen Cup he was presented with after defeating Paul Casey...

  • Rate My Swing: ktidy16

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Wednesday, 5 May 2010

    "Thanks for sending in the video of your swing. The main problem I see with it is poor posture. "When it comes to golf, a good player stands with a balanced, athletic posture ready to wind up the body for a powerful swing. "An important fundamental of a good swing is a good turn of the shoulders, and to turn the shoulders well...

  • TG Poll: How old were you when you first took up golf?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 4 May 2010

    Everyone was a beginner at some point, and many people reading this may be new to the game, but we want to know when you caught the golf bug. Were you swinging a tiny club as soon as you could stand up? Did you find the game in your teens or early 20s? Or are you a late-comer to golf?   How old were...

  • Handicap Tracker: Get up-and-down from greenside bunkers

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 4 May 2010

    In association with It's that time of year when many of us start looking forward to our next trip to the beach, but spending time in the sand is the last thing you want to do on a golf course. For many amateurs, playing from bunkers is shot they most dread and a lot of people see just getting out of...

  • TG Masterclass returns!

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Friday, 30 April 2010

    Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural Today’s Golfer/The Grove Masterclass, the second event will be taking place on Saturday June 12. The best golf mag on the planet has again teamed up with the luxurious Hertfordshire venue to give you the chance to enjoy the golfing day of a lifetime. In the morning you’ll brush up on your...

  • Rate My Swing: leapyledger

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Thursday, 29 April 2010

    "Firstly, you stand to the ball very nicely, with seemingly good alignment. You made no mention of what your usual ball flight is so I'll just have to comment on the slight swing flaw that I see. "The main problem I see in your action is that your swing plane is too flat. This stems from the club swinging too quickly...

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