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  • Top facilities at new centre of excellence

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Saturday, 3 October 2009

    With the Ryder Cup just 12 months away, a new three quarter of a million pounds state of the art Golf Academy has opened its doors to the public at Machynys Golf Club and Spa, Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. It has been designated a ‘Golf Union of Wales Regional Centre of Excellence’ and is the final piece of a jigsaw that completes a...

  • tg masterclass

    Written by Today's Golfer on Friday, 2 October 2009

    Places are going fast for the TG Masterclass at The Grove at the end of October. Today's Golfer has teamed up with The Grove to lay on a golf day to remember. As well as a round on the stunning Hertfordshire course, there are also FOUR lessons with top coaches included. The Grove's Head Pro Kevin Merry will be joined by three...

  • Golf World November Issue Out Now!

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 29 September 2009

    The November issue of Golf World goes on sale today, and – as well as personal instruction from our new, star columnist, Ian Poulter, there is a free 64-page magazine inside, which is the definitive guide to the Top-100 golf courses in Continental Europe. A ‘must-keep’ guide, this will tell you exactly where you should be planning your next golfing...

  • Increase consistency with a square clubface at impact

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 28 September 2009

    "Looking at your clip latopjim, I suspect you tend to leak the ball to the right with your driver and you have inconsistent strikes, hitting it fat and thin. "Your pre-swing details need tweaking to encourage better movements through the ball. "At address turn your left hand a little 'stronger' (more clockwise so you can see 2-3 knuckles of your left hand). Tilt...

  • Stop those costly three-putts

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 28 September 2009

    There's nothing more frustrating, or costly for your scorecard and handicap, than three-putting. None of us are immune from this horrible affliction, but our FREE Handicap Tracker service indicates that some are more prone than others. Gary White, who plays off 25.9, has had three rounds in September with over 40 putts, while Darren Bell and George Bell have each had five rounds...

  • Ryder Cup strikes Welsh gold

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    Top jewellery brand Clogau Gold is working in association with The 2010 Ryder Cup to create a stunning range of jewellery and luxury giftware - perfect for golfing enthusiasts. The six piece range of jewellery is said to be inspired as much by the game as it is the lifestyle, with each piece demonstrating a contemporary sophistication. The collection, named ‘Work,...

  • Oliver Farr is the 2009 HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    Oliver Farr is the 2009 HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions after a thrilling play-off victory at Royal Birkdale. The 21-year-old from Ludlow Golf Club beat defending champion Sandy Twynholm on the first sudden-death hole. Both finished at five-under par, after each shot a 72 and a 67 on alternate days of the two-day final. Twynholm had to birdie the final hole...

  • Stay tall and close to the ball to prevent a push

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    "Intermad22, your golf swing looks very good and powerful. As with any low handicap player, the aim is to keep the swing as 'neutral' as possible, i.e not too inside or outside on the approach or open or closed with the clubface. "You have a tendancy to set up a little too far from the ball which encourages your arms to...

  • Sign up for the Royal Golf Club Pro-Am

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    Purchase a team in the prestigious Royal Golf Club Pro-Am and you and two guests will enjoy an unrivalled golfing experience. The tournament marks the climax of the sixth annual Gulf Air PGA Pro Captain Challenge featuring visiting PGA Professionals from the United Kingdom. Pros from Bahrain and around the region will also participate, each Pro leading a team of...

  • Improve your game with the handicap tracker

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 18 September 2009

    The Most Improved Golfer competition may have finished but you can still join TG's Handicap Tracker and take shots off your best round. Some golfers have already seen 10 shots and more knocked off their handicaps using TG's Instruction Tips and recording their scores on the handicap tracker. It is a free free, quick and easy way to track your golf rounds...

  • Rookie Hollingworth crowned Europe's longest driver

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    Yorkshire's Tom Hollingworth slammed all the established stars of European long driving to emerge as the Open Division TSG European Long Drive champion for 2009 in his first ever competition at Close House, Northumberland. Hollingworth made it through the last-chance qualifying on day one and announced his arrival as a title contender with the longest drive of the day, a whopping 380...

  • Who do you think will win the Race to Dubai?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    It's crunch time in the inaugural Race to Dubai with time running out before the Dubai World Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estate from 19-22 November. Players are jostling for position with only the top 60 in the European Tour standings will qualify for the season's final event, with the winner pocketing a cool $2 million. 13 players have already earned over €1...

  • Sign up for the TG Masterclass today!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    Fancy the golfing day out of a lifetime? Then pencil Saturday October 31 at The Grove in Hertfordshire into your diary. TG has teamed-up with the classy five-star The Grove to put on a one-off golf day to remember. Highlight of the day will be tackling the fantastic Grove course itself and following in the footsteps of Tiger Woods, who romped to an...

  • Live scores from HSBC Champion of Champions final round

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    Today is the final round of the HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions event at Royal Birkdale and you can keep up-to-date with all the live scoring. 50 amateurs from across the UK have qualified for the two-round final by being their club champions and are currently battling it out for a shiny trophy, great prizes and the coveted title of HSBC Golf...

  • 'Strong' grip may create too much draw spin

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 16 September 2009

    "Ryan, you have a great looking swing and I'm sure you're playing off a very low handicap. I have two observations with your method I would like you to consider. "Firstly, you grip the club quite strong (seeing three knuckles or so) in your left hand. This is not a fault and common today with lots of Tour players, but be aware in...

  • Corrie star in golf challenge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 15 September 2009

    Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall will be representing Manchester United in the pro:fantastic Golf Challenge. The devout Red Devils fan, who plays mechanic Tyrone in the ITV soap, will be lining up alongside fellow United fans and going head to head with their Manchester City rivals at Worsley Park Golf Club tomorrow (September 17]. Halsall will be one of several famous faces on...

  • Star Prizes Up For Grabs

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 10 September 2009

    A dream golfing holiday at Spain’s world-famous La Manga resort is just one of a number of fantastic golf competitions on offer this month. The golf competitions are easy to enter and to be in with a chance of winning one of these superb prizes and be the envy of your golfing pals click here... One lucky reader will win a luxury five-night...

  • Jack Nicklaus turns up on Merseyside

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 10 September 2009

    Eighteen times Major winner and RBS ambassador, Jack Nicklaus, visited Southport’s Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa this week to provide some valuable golf coaching to youngsters from The First Tee of Manchester. Nicklaus, Honorary Chairman of The First Tee, met with the children to not only provide instruction on the game of golf, but to discuss the importance of lessons, sportsmanship,...

  • Open your left foot to improve rotation

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 9 September 2009

    "Well Chunkin-dawg, I have to say I like your action a lot and you are obviously a competent player. "From the video image it's not easy to see a lot of close detail or your ball flight but I wouldn't suggest you change much with your swing because it looks very good to me. "You have a compact backswing of a more...

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