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  • Handicap Tracker: Hit more fairways!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 12 February 2010

    Thousand of you have been flooding onto the nations golf courses since the snow thawed and it looks like some of you are a little rusty, partcularly when it comes to finding the fairway off the tee. This week's FREE Handicap Tracker entries have revealed that the break from golf has affected some users's accuracy. Three people affected particularly badly are: » Jon Davis (23.4)...

  • Rate My Swing: sebwiff

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 11 February 2010

    "Seb, you have a good-looking technique which I feel should allow you to get into an even lower digit handicap. "At address you appear to be a little high in the right arm and side with your right arm quite extended. This set-up can cause you to fold and swing your arms a little flat across your chest in the backswing. "Plus,...

  • New Celtic Manor bridge opens

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 10 February 2010

    A vast new bridge which will transport players and spectators to the practice ground during this year’s Ryder Cup has been officially opened by the First Minister of Wales. Carwyn Jones AM cut the ribbon on the 120-metre long, cable stayed bridge over the River Usk in the company of Sir Terry Matthews, Chairman of The Celtic Manor...

  • Rate My Swing: Become a heel-raiser!

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 5 February 2010

    "Gerard, you are obviously a very competent golfer and work hard on your technique. "I feel you have a very solid looking golf swing, but I suspect by your pre-shot waggle that you have had a tendency to whip the club inside a little early and maybe get a touch flat in the backswing. "I also feel your backswing could be a...

  • Better putting... even on winter greens!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 4 February 2010

    Putting is difficult in the current conditions and many Handicap Tracker users have struggled to get the ball in the hole in the last week. The numbers speak for themselves: 20% of you recorded 40+ putts, 50% 35+ putts and only 4% had less than 30 putts. It was a bad day with the flat stick for these Handicap Tracker users: Gary White (25.2)...

  • Vintage putter up for grabs

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 3 February 2010

    A centre shafted putter dating from 1900 is to be offered at Bonhams Sporting and Golf Memorabilia sale at Chester on February 24.    The club has an intriguing history. The maker is unknown and the putter is not recorded in The Club Maker's Art – the Bible of golf clubs. It is stamped A.G.H. Askew but no-one of that name is recorded...

  • Buy O2 Golf LIVE tickets NOW!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 1 February 2010

    Tickets for O2 Golf LIVE at Stoke Park from May 14-16 are on sale now and available for a special price courtesy of Today's Golfer. Until February 14, you can purchase a pair of tickets for the knock-down price of £60 - a £30 saving! There are only limited numbers of these special offer tickets available so make sure you don't miss...

  • Chris Evans takes on Bernard Gallacher

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 29 January 2010

    Radio 2 DJ and keen golfer Chris Evans recently took on former Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher as part of The Friday Breakfast Show Sporting Challenge. Evans teamed up with Rev Rob Gillian for the six-hole match at The Berkshire, while Gallacher was helping out Evans' challenge adversary Jonny Saunders. Watch the video below to find out who won... ...

  • Second-hand bargain clubs or shiny and new?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 29 January 2010

    Everyone loves buying new golf clubs, but what approach do you take to getting new gear? Do you hunt down a second-hand bargain or go straight for the shiny and more expensive latest releases?   Do you buy second-hand bargain golf clubs or more expensive shiny new ones?(opinion)...

  • Increase clubhead speed and distance with a 'swish'

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 28 January 2010

    "Hello Simon. For the length of time you've been playing your swing looks really good. What you need to focus a little more on is trying to source less power from your shoulders and get more from 'leverage' by swinging your arms, wrists and club more efficiently. "Most beginners try to force it with their shoulders, but pros are able to...

  • Make your first shot count

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 28 January 2010

    Your first tee shot can so often set the tone for the rest of your round, so it's amazing how many people don't warm up or have a hit in the range before teeing off. TG's FREE Handicap Tracker service can help you identify if you're losing more shots than you should be early on like these guys: Philip Hogan (19.6) started...

  • Faldo Series goes to Greece

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 28 January 2010

    Nick Faldo has announced that the inaugural Faldo Series Greece Championship will take place on July 26-28 at the newly completed Costa Navarino Resort, Messinia-South West Greece. The Greece Championship is set to provide a stern test and an important development opportunity for many of the region’s young golfers, boys and girls aged 12 to 21, as they look to secure...

  • Prepare for the new season with Handicap Tracker

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 25 January 2010

    The courses have thawed and it's time for the long-awaited post-Christmas return to the links. But instead of idly slashing the ball around, aimlessly killing time until the the golf season starts in earnest, why not focus your practise with TG's FREE Handicap Tracker? Make those comeback rounds really count by inputting your data into the Handicap Tracker system and using the...

  • Gary ready for pro circuit

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 25 January 2010

    After an illustrious career in the amateur game, Gary Wolstenholme is relishing battling it out in the professional ranks. And Wolstenholme took time out from signing with sports and celebrity management specialists, Champions (UK) PLC, to reveal how he is going to make the transition. Wolstenholme will aim to continue his success from the amateur game on the European Senior Tour later...

  • O2 sign up as title sponsor for Golf LIVE

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 25 January 2010

    Golf LIVE has announced that O2 will be the title sponsor of the exciting new interactive golf event to be staged at Stoke Park Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, on May 14-16 2010. The event, which features the combined talents of Colin Montgomerie, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Retief Goosen, plus some of the leading coaches in the game, will be known as O2...

  • Cure a weak fade!

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 22 January 2010

    "Phil, looks like a very good swing in the recent snowy driving range scene! "Your tendency to hit the weak fade really stems from your set up. At address your shoulders tend to set a little 'open', aiming to the left. Also your right shoulder and arm are set a bit too high above your left arm. "Although I can't see your grip,...

  • Garcia's monster desert drive

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia took centre stage at today's ‘Whack from the Track’ golf challenge at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, host of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Spanish ace was invited to drive a golf ball along the longest straight of the Yas Marina Circuit, attempting to beat the long drive record of 721 yards...

  • Golfing World set to hit TV screens

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 18 January 2010

    IMG, the premier and most diverse sports, entertainment and media company, today announced the launch of Golfing World, an exciting new golf television programming concept scheduled to air around the world from February 2010. Golfing World, produced by IMG Sports Media Production, will be a comprehensive golf magazine show. It will last 90 minutes and appear five days a week (Monday...

  • Budding Tiger chasing top award

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 18 January 2010

    Golfing prospect Aadam Syed (9) has been nominated for the HSBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2010 award which is hosted by Sony Asia TV and takes place at London's famous Grosvenor hotel. Aadam, who attends Cranford primary school in Hayes, Middlesex, has been playing the game since he was six and won the 2008 UK Power Play at The Belfry. He...

  • Learn from the stars at Golf LIVE 2010

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 14 January 2010

    You'll get the opportunity of a lifetime to witness and learn from the ball-striking skills of some of the world's best golfers courtesy of Golf LIVE 2010 at Stoke Park from May 14-16. Colin Montgomerie, Ian Poulter, Paul Casey and Retief Goosen will all be hosting interactive tuition sessions at the stunning Buckinghamshire venue. As well as the fully interactive sessions with the...

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