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  • Trick shot ace to appear at Golf LIVE

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 19 March 2010

    Jeremy Dale, one of the world’s leading trick shot artists, has been named as a co-presenter of O2 Golf LIVE at Stoke Park Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, May 14-16.    Dale, along with Di Stewart of Sky Sports and the BBC’s Shane O’Donoghue, will join a host of top names from the golfing world, including Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie, players...

  • Hugh Grant to star at Mission Hills

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 18 March 2010

    Mission Hills continues its dynamic role at the forefront of the golf boom in China with the launch of the Mission Hills Star Trophy, a ground-breaking Celebrity Pro-Am tournament featuring several of the biggest names in entertainment and sports and the richest individual prize in Asian golf. Headlining the inaugural event, to be played from October 28-31 at the newly launched...

  • Rate My Swing: twang20

    Written by TG Elite Coach Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    "Aaron, you have a great looking swing and obviously play to a good standard but there is always room for improvement. "At address your posture looks like it can creep a little rounded in the shoulders, plus your ball position and hands get a little too back/central rather than a touch more inside your left thigh. "In the backswing, I'd like to...

  • Danish ace belts up

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 March 2010

    Druh Belts & Buckles, the range of stylish belts and buckles that has quickly established itself as the ‘Choice of Champions’, have welcomed Thomas Bjorn into its stable of ambassadors. Denmark’s Bjorn is in illustrious company as multiple champion on the European Tour and Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley, the 2008 European Order of Merit winner and 2010 Qatar Masters champion...

  • Handicap Tracker: Improve Your Scores

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 12 March 2010

    In association with Golfers track their scores for various reasons such as wanting to analyse and improve their game, needing an up to date handicap certificate, or because their society secretary wants proof that their handicap is accurate! Whatever the reason for tracking golf scores, it has been proven to benefit your golf game. Simply keeping track of your shots every...

  • WIN free entry into the Four Nations Golf Challenge

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 12 March 2010

    We're giving five lucky readers and their golfing partner the chance to win free entry into The Four Nations Golf Challenge, potentially the most exciting pairs competition for amateur club golfers ever devised. This unique event offers the mouth-watering prize of a 'Ryder Cup' style finale on one of Europe’s most challenging courses. The Four Nations Golf Challenge, Open to men and ladies,...

  • Jaguar to drive O2 Golf LIVE ahead

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 10 March 2010

    Jaguar, maker of the award-winning Jaguar XF, voted Best Executive Car of 2009, has been announced as the Official Car Partner of O2 Golf LIVE, the exciting new three-day golf event featuring Colin Montgomerie, Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Retief Goosen and many other leading golfers and celebrities, to be staged at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, on May 14-16 2010. The famous car...

  • Take part in 2010 Banks and Brokers Championship

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 9 March 2010

    The 2010 Banks and Brokers Golf Championship in association with Tourism Ireland - the number one golfing team event for the financial sector - is taking place at The Berkshire GC on June 2 and Woburn GC on July 9, with the chance to win great prizes and qualify for the Grand Final in September at the fabulous Doonbeg Golf Resort in...

  • Kick-start your golf season at O2 Golf Live

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 5 March 2010

    With the winter weather finally showing signs of abating, golfers around the country can finally rejoice at the impending golf season looming ever closer, and what more perfect way to kick start your golfing year than at O2 Golf LIVE at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire on May 14-16, 2010. An exciting new interactive golf event, O2 Golf LIVE will be the perfect one-stop...

  • Handicap Tracker: Make more sand saves

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 5 March 2010

    Since we last focussed on bunker play quite a few of you Handicap Tracker users have seen some great improvements in your play from the sand. » Rob Jones (16.5) hit three bunkers at Northop Country Park and got up-and-down every time. » Steve Orbell (25.9) playing Gotts Park got both his bunker shots up-and-down for an 85 and a 1.2 handicap drop. »...

  • Forums fixed

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 4 March 2010

    The forums have now been fixed so you're able to post new topics again. We apologise for the error and hope that it hasn't been too much of an inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding and please continue to enjoy the forums.

  • Rate My Swing: Gareth Banks

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 4 March 2010

    "Well Gareth, glad you've managed to find that elusive 'inside approach' on the golf ball. It's essential for good ball striking but don't overdose on it. "Remember, an ideal action moves the clubhead in to straight to back in again with the clubface squaring. So too much in-to-out can cause pushes and hooks. "Where now? To gain even more consisistency I feel...

  • Rory McIlroy Drives it Happy Gilmore style!

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 2 March 2010

    During some down time on set with Golf World, Rory McIlory attempted the classic Happy Gilmore run and swing technique. After an airshot with his first attempt, the young man from Northern Ireland nailed it with his second well past the 300-yard barrier! McIlroy tees it up in the States this week for the Honda Classic, where US PGA Champion Y E Yang...

  • Alice rocks it on golf's big stage

    Written by Kevin Brown in Phoenix on Friday, 26 February 2010

    Veteran rock star Alice Coopr is still on cloud nine after emerging triumphant in the 'Shot at Glory' at the notorious par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale - hosting this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open. Local hero Cooper, a 5 handicapper, finished just 11ft from the pin at the 150-yarder and as a result picked up a handy $40,000 for his...

  • Gtour 2009 winner uses Handicap Tracker

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 25 February 2010

    TG subscriber and 2009 Gtour Order of Merit champion Shane Davies has used Handicap Tracker to help him improve his game since 2007. Davies played off 11 when he signed up to the FREE Handicap Tracker service two years ago, but with the help of tips from TG and feedback from the service he is now down to 6.1. The stats show...

  • Do you play golf when the course is on winter greens?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 25 February 2010

    The weather hasn't been great recently and more golf courses than ever before have been forced to resort to using winter greens to protect their regular greens for the summer. Playing on temporary greens can be frustrating but is it enough of a hindrance that it completely stops you from playing golf? Do you play golf when the course in on winter...

  • Rate My Swing: Ben Garwood

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 24 February 2010

    "One look at your swing it's obvious you're a good player - there's a young Adam Scott look about your swing. "There are a couple of areas I would like you to consider looking at which I feel would make you more consistent and an even better player. "Firstly, at the top of your backswing you have a tendency to let your left wrist...

  • Handicap Tracker: Make more sand saves

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 19 February 2010

    While we all like a trip to the beach in the summer, it's best to stay away from the sand when you're playing golf. Whether it's through lack of practice or a simple lack of confidence in how to approach the shot, very few of us amateur golfers get up-and-down from greenside bunkers consistently. Handicap Tracker allows you to track all your...

  • Today's Golfer: Behind the Scenes!

    Written by Instruction Editor Joel Tadman on Wednesday, 17 February 2010

    Today's Golfer Instruction Editor Joel Tadman braved the intense heat of the Middle East to provide TG readers with top tips from some of the best players on the European Tour. Despite being given plenty of stick from his work colleagues for his so called 'holidays', he managed to rack up a whopping 32 tips in all, which can be seen in the next Issue of...

  • Rate My Swing: Six-year-old Ollie

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 17 February 2010

    "What a great swing for such a youngster, Ollie. Your set up and swing look really good, keep up the practice and I'm sure you're going to be a really good golfer. "One small thing you have to watch, which is common in young players, is keeping your posture and staying bent forward as you swing back. "Sometimes the weight of the club makes you...

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