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  • Revolutionary golf psychology solution launched

    Written by Joel Tadman, TG Instruction Editor on Thursday, 22 July 2010

    Here at TG, we’re a firm believer that there’s a different way for everyone to improve their golf. Golf psychology is an aspect of the game that is often overlooked, but a lot of golfers, especially the lower handicappers among us, can certainly benefit from improving our mental approach to playing golf. In pursuit of a mental game makeover, we went and...

  • Escape to the sun

    Written by Ken Gill on Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    If you are looking for fantastic VALUE golf holidays in the sun, which offer a non-euro currency, 14 top golf courses including designs by Montgomerie, Faldo, Perry Dye, Peter Thomson, Dave Thomas, PGA.......with a 7 night package in a 5* "all inclusive" hotel including 4 rounds of golf from only £415, yes £415........then BELEK in Southern Turkey may be your...

  • Pavin stars at Wentworth

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 16 July 2010

    USA Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin led a star studded field at the Tristan Capital Partners Charity Golf Championship at Wentworth today (fri). The event - one of the most prestigious corporate events in Europe - is played over the West, East and Executive courses at the illustrious Surrey club and is in its 10th year welcoming clients, guests and associates of...

  • Handicap Tracker: Hole more putts

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    In association with We've all heard the cliche 'drive for show and putt for dough' but the meaning rings true, which is why it's so amazing that amateur golfers usually spend hours bashing driver and very little time on the putting green. Last week 60% of rounds entered into our FREE Handicap Tracker service recorded at least one three-putt hole, and 35% of golfers took more than...

  • Rate My Swing: adamw147

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    "Adam, your golf swing has a good shape to it in terms of the quality of your arc and swingpath, however, your concern for hitting the ball too high is justified. "Your trajectory, like all players, is influenced by your sequence and timing of your release and the loft you present on the clubface at impact. "Your backswing creeps a touch flat...

  • RBS Photographic Exhibition on display at St Andrews

    Written by The Open 2010 on Monday, 12 July 2010

    The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Patron of the Open Championship, is celebrating 150 years of the tournament this year by holding an exhibition of photography at St Andrews this week. RBS has joined forces with Getty Images, St Andrews University and the R&A Archives to create 'Celebrating 150 years of The Open Championship' - an exclusive photographic exhibition which brings...

  • Lee Westwood talks about St Andrews

    Written by The Open 2010 on Thursday, 8 July 2010

    St Andrews, the Home of Golf, hosts the 150th anniversary Open Championship from July 15-18. Here's what world number three Lee Westwood has to say about learning the idiosyncrasies of a course that he's grown to love over the years. Westwood is one of the Ambassadors of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, which aims to recognise, celebrate and inspire the very best of British...

  • MARRIOTT UK GOLF RESORTS GO GREEN

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 8 July 2010

    Marriott has announced that all 10 of the golf resorts it operates in the UK have been awarded Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status in recognition of the hard work they have undertaken implementing a variety of projects in environmental areas around the golf course. The Award is an international recognition of environmental excellence bestowed on organisations that are taking a leadership...

  • Handicap Tracker: Hit better tee shots

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 8 July 2010

    In association with Handicap Tracker statistics suggest that you need to hit 75% of fairways if you want to break 80, 50% to break 90 and just 20% to break 100. Although it's still possible to make a good score without hitting fairway, it undoubtedly makes the job a lot harder and finding the short grass off the tee enable...

  • Rate My Swing: 1664louis

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 8 July 2010

    "Your swing is not bad at all but I note that you overswing and slice the ball too. "Dealing with the overswing first, at the top of your swing you'll notice your right bicep and forearm fold very close together in a 'v' shape causing your left arm to collapse and overswing. "At the top your right arm needs to feel it's...

  • East Anglian golfer qualifies for Open Championship

    Written by The Open 2010 on Wednesday, 7 July 2010

    East Anglian golfer Jamie Abbott, aged 23, will be teeing up next to Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood after qualifying for The Open Championship at St Andrews, from the 15-18 July. Competition was stiff in Abbott's qualifying event with over 1,000 entrants playing for 12 chances to lift the Claret Jug. In the final stage, at Kingsbarns, Abbott shot -4 to...

  • Newport to have Ryder Cup fanzone

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 6 July 2010

    Newport, the host city of the 2010 Ryder Cup, has announced plans to stage a Fanzone in the city's John Frost Square for the duration of the competition. From 1-3 October, Newport's Celtic Manor Resort plays host to one of the showpiece events in the sporting calendar. With tickets for all three days of competition completely sold out, the Ryder Cup...

  • TG Poll: What is the strongest part of your golf game?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 6 July 2010

    If you want to improve as a golfer it's important that you know what your strengths and weaknesses are. With this in mind we want to know what you do best on the golf course.   What is the strongest part of your golf game?online surveys...

  • Tiger Woods to play JP McManus Pro-Am

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 30 June 2010

    World number one Tiger Woods has confirmed his participation in the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am tournament which takes place at the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in Adare, Co. Limerick, on July 5-6. "I am very happy to be joining this outstanding field," Woods said. "Like my own Foundation, I understand the importance and necessity of raising funds to help...

  • Handicap Tracker: Improve your bunker play

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 29 June 2010

    In association with Bunker play is the most difficult part of the game for many amateurs, but it doesn't have to be that way. On Handicap Tracker this week only 20% of golfers who found a bunker managed to make a sand save, with this trio in particular struggling: » Paul Pennington (9.7) recorded just one save from four bunkers on his way to...

  • Handicap Tracker: Most Improved Golfer still going

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 25 June 2010

    In association with We're over halfway through Most Improved Golfer 2010, but there's still time put yourself in contention with some good scores over the next couple of months. Remember, the more rounds you play the more opportunity you have to lower your handicap and win a great prize from American Golf, so make the most of the sunshine and get...

  • Rate My Swing: chrism147

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Thursday, 24 June 2010

    "I think you have a very sound swing for a 23 handicapper. The areas I see that need improving are your posture and a lack of width in your swing. "Your posture needs to be more athletic. At present, your pelvis is a little tucked under at address and this is leading to your hips moving in towards the ball and a slight loss of...

  • Win a cap signed by US Open champ Graeme McDowell

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 23 June 2010

    Fancy winning a fantastic piece of golfing memorabilia? Well, here's your big, big chance... We've got a magnificent SEVEN cool Callaway Big Bertha Diablo caps - all signed by new US Open champion Graeme McDowell - to give away. Every day for the next week one signed cap will be up for grabs. Northern Ireland's McDowell put his name on the caps...

  • Sam Torrance and John Letters to host special day in Yorkshire

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 22 June 2010

    Sam Torrance OBE is marking his return to John Letters of Scotland by hosting a special event at Crosland Heath Golf Club on Tuesday 29 June. The day forms part of John Letters' celebrations after re-capturing the signature and services of one of Scotland's most celebrated golfers, nearly 40 years after signing his first professional contract with the brand back...

  • Lee Westwood talks heroes, achievements and the World Cup

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 22 June 2010

    Lee Westwood is a hero for many golfers, young and old, but who did he admire when he was growing up? In the video below the world number three speaks to The Jaguar Academy of Sport about his sporting heroes, the highlights of his career so far and the World Cup. Westwood is one of the Ambassadors of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, which...

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