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  • 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...

  • Brand New Power Video Tips Series!

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Monday, 26 April 2010

    This week, Today's Golfer begins its campaign to get you more yards off the tee with a brand new Power Series! TG Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens was under strict instructions to give you only the very best power tips and drills guaranteed to add distance to your tee shots with the big stick! We'll be putting five video tips up this week...

  • TG Poll: Becoming a golf coach

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 22 April 2010

    Working in the golf industry is a dream for many amateur golfers, but have you ever considered becoming a golf coach? If this is something you've thought about, please answer these three quick questions...   View Survey...

  • Handicap Tracker: Score well down the stretch

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 22 April 2010

    In association with We all know what it's like to have put 15 great holes of golf together and feel like you're just hanging on down the stretch to protect your score. More often than not, this is because fatigue has set in, which makes it harder to concentrate and make a solid swing. Recent stats from Handicap Tracker show that this...

  • Four Nations golf competition postponed

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 22 April 2010

    Concierge Golf Ltd, organisers of the new Four Nations Golf Challenge that gives club golfers the unique opportunity of playing for their country, has today announced the postponement of the inaugural event until 2011. A statement said that competition entries were well on target and many companies and television organisations had pledged to be sponsors of this unique tournament. But the...

  • Lorena Ochoa retires from the game

    Written by Jock Howard on Wednesday, 21 April 2010

    The news shocked the world of golf when a short press release recently announced that the 28-year-old Mexican, Lorena Ochoa, is to quit competitive golf. With 27 LPGA wins and two back-to-back majors (2007 British Open and 2008 Kraft Nabisco) she has dominated the women’s game ever since Annika Sorenstam, the previous number one, retired. Now, things look bleak for...

  • Bushnell back Europe Ryder Cup team

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 20 April 2010

    Bushnell Outdoor Products, the worldwide leader in sports optics, premium eyewear, and outdoor accessories for over 60 years, has announced its official agreement with  Ryder Cup Europe to be a Preferred Supplier to The 2010 European Ryder Cup Team at The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales, from October 1 – 3. Bushnell Outdoor Products, which includes such well...

  • Ping go off-course in Lakeland

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 19 April 2010

    In the early hours of Saturday June 19, members of PING Europe’s management team including, Managing Director John Clark (pictured), Marketing Manager Dave Fanning and National Sales Manager Steve Carter will set foot on an arduous walking challenge to raise money for the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association. The group will begin their challenge at Eskdale Golf Club where...

  • Rate My Swing: ivydene69

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Monday, 19 April 2010

    "Thanks for sending your swing in, you have good tempo and speed. As I see it, the main cause of your problems stem from a poor set up. "Your grip is strong (hands rotated too far to the right) and ball position is too far back. These faults lead to excessive forward lean of the shaft at address and level shoulders. "In an...

  • James Maw defies weather to win Faldo Series event

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 15 April 2010

    James Maw produced some sparkling golf in difficult conditions to win the Faldo Series UK Championship at Moortown Golf Club in Leeds. The Yorkshire County player from the Hallowes Golf Club in Sheffield put together rounds of 70 and 72 for a level par aggregate of 142 and a five-shot victory over Nathan Kimsey from Woodhall Spa. The victory gives Maw a...

  • TG Poll: Are you going to The Open?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 15 April 2010

    We want to know if you'll be going to the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews this year. Please take the survey below and tell us if you're going, how long for, who with and what you want to do while you're there... View Survey...

  • Zone Your Game with Today's Golfer

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 15 April 2010

    The new issue of Today's Golfer goes on sale on Thursday 22 April and as well as all the usual great content you'll also get the first supplement in our four-part Zone Your Game series in association with American Golf. The first Zone Your Game supplement focuses on the Tee Zone and will help you get every hole off to a...

  • Golf LIVE schedule announced

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 15 April 2010

    Thousands of golfers have been anticipating the release of the O2 Golf LIVE event schedule as eagerly as they did the appearance of Tiger Woods at the US Masters. The star-studded O2 Golf LIVE takes place at Stoke Park, Bucks, on May 14-16 and the organisers are delighted to release details of the three-day golfing extravaganza. With an array of interactive...

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