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  • The Video Vault

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 8 September 2009

    Today's Golfer is hell bent on bringing you the very best golf site on the internet and as part of that push we're launching a huge video area for you to enjoy. Within it you'll find dozens of exclusives, from behind the scenes interviews and tours to never-seen before new equipment launches and amazing instruction from TG's top teaching...

  • Early Birdie: Book Early... Save Money

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Tuesday, 8 September 2009

    2010 golf breaks at 2009 prices… Book by September 30th and receive a cash discount of up to £300. (Windsor, Berks – September 7, 2009) Golfbreaks.com, Europe’s largest golf travel company, has launched an amazing ‘Early Birdie’ promotion, allowing groups to book a 2010 golf break at 2009 prices, and also giving them the opportunity to receive up to £300 discount...

  • Britain's oldest golfer passes away

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 4 September 2009

    Britain’s oldest golfer has sadly passed away at the age of 101 after 83 years playing the game he loved. Charles Viner, who celebrated his 100th  birthday with a game of golf, continued to play up until he turned 101 when illness prevented him from getting out onto the course. Viner, who played his golf at The Shropshire Golf Centre, even asked...

  • Kid golfers become global stars

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 4 September 2009

    The best young golfers in the country are already on their way to becoming global stars after a recent tournament reached more than 15 million people in the UK and 156 million across the globe. More than 430 competitors from 30 countries battled it out in the U.S Kids Golf European Championships in East Lothian, Scotland this summer with three UK youngsters...

  • European Long Drive Championship

    Friday, 4 September 2009

    The European Long Drive championship final is taking place next Sunday (Sept 13, 2009) and you can go for FREE! The day is packed with big-hitting action. The first event is at 10am and see the junior combatants go for it. There is also the Senior event, the Ladies and the Open categories throughout the day. The event is being held at...

  • Monty receives Ryder Cup Captain's golf cart

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 27 August 2009

    European Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie has been presented with the Captain's Club Car ahead of the Johnnie Walker Championships at Gleneagles. Monty was absolutely thrilled to receive his Club Car Precedent car, which as well as being customised in the striking blue and gold of the European Union, has specially embroidered seats sporting the European Flag and ‘Captain’s Car’ emblazoned...

  • Skim a stone for a balanced finish

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 24 August 2009

    "Hi Dingotoad, not sure of your shot pattern but suspect you pull some shots straight left and fade your driver now and again. "I'd like you to try squaring up your shoulders at address - you're aiming left at the moment. "During your backswing you need to cultivate a litle more opening of the clubface so you can do the opposite and close...

  • Set-up right and the rest will follow

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 21 August 2009

    "Ben, you're not far away with your swing but there are three areas to work on with your technique which should provide more consistency and better ball striking. "You tend to stand a little near the ball at address so need to push your backside out more, lean forward more with your balance even and less on your heels. "Your backswing is...

  • Solheim Cup stars stylish shoes

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 19 August 2009

    These are the ECCO shoes that the European Team will be hoping will lead them to victory in this weekend's Solheim Cup against the USA in America. Did you know? That each ECCO golf shoe is touched by more than 225 sets of highly-skilled hands during production,  resulting in a high level of quality? This labour-intensive process facilitates the brand’s unrivalled attention...

  • Denise Lewis and friends raise £15,000 for charity

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    Former Olympic champion Denise Lewis was one of 200 participants who helped raise more than £15,000 for cancer charities during a recent golf day in north London. Muswell Hill Golf Club hosted the second annual Swing for Sammy event, which is staged in memory of Samantha Trow, a teacher at Brooklands Primary School in Finchley who died 18 months ago of...

  • HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions 2009 Results

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions 2009 Results: Roxburghe Results Forest Pines Results Machynys Peninsula Results The Oxfordshire Results Belfry Results Saunton Results St Andrews Results   Roxburghe Qualifiers 1st Sean Heads - Hexham GC – Handicap (+1) – 70 “My game was solid all over today, I drove the ball well and gave myself lots of chances”. Sean plays for Northumberland County. Qualified for Turnberry in last years final. 2nd David Miller  -...

  • Which major championship was the best this year?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 14 August 2009

    We've been treated to four spectacular majors this season and we want to know which one you thought was the best. There may have been four surprise winners but you can't fault this year's tournament for drama and tension. Did Angel Cabrera's nail-biting play-off victory at Augusta do it for you or was it Tom Watson's showing and Stewart Cink's win at the...

  • Ian Poulter Oakley Video - The Chair Destroyer

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 14 August 2009

    Have you ever wanted to see Ian Poulter try to destroy a leather armchair by smacking golf balls at it? No, us neither. But TG's equipment editor David Connor exclusively joined Poults behind-the-scenes at a recent golf day where he was doing just that. And you know what? It was actually pretty cool. Poulter was filming for Oakley - his sunglasses sponsor -...

  • Improve posture, ball position and grip for greater power

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 14 August 2009

    "The overall motion of your swing looks pretty good, but I feel you need to make some adjustments to your set up to achieve more consistency and power. "Although the camera angle doesn't totally show it, your legs are overflexed with too much knee bend in a 'sitting' postion. "Continue to use the 3 wood but position the ball more inside the...

  • Golf moves a step closer to Olympic inclusion

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 13 August 2009

    Golf will be recommended for inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games, it was revealed by the International Olympic Committee today. The IOC executive committee voted for golf and rugby sevens to be put forward, but softball, squash, baseball, karate and roller sports have missed out. The final decision will be made at the full meeting of the IOC Congress in Copenhagen in October, as it...

  • Home stretch for Most Improved Golfer 2009

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 13 August 2009

    We're into the last few weeks of the Most Improved Golfer 2009 competition and there's some great golf being played down the stretch. Thousands of you have been entering your scores into our FREE Handicap Tracker service to chart your improvements before the September 1 deadline. Four of you have made a late charge with impressive performances this week... » Ceri Bradshaw shot a sub...

  • TG issue 260 on sale NOW

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 13 August 2009

    It's that wonderful time of the month again when the latest issue of Today's Golfer finds its way onto newsagent shelves the length and breadth of the country. The spectacular September issue is a rescue club special, featuring 23 top clubs tested, the best tips for getting out of sticky situations, a look at why rescue clubs work so damn well and...

  • Exclusive Travel Offers From Golfbreaks.com

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Tuesday, 11 August 2009

    UK Offers Five Lakes Hotel & Golf Club 4*, Essex From £89 per person for 1 night’s dinner, B&B and 2 rounds of golf. This offer is exclusive to Golfbreaks.com and saves £26. Five Lakes Resort hosts two contrasting and mature 18-hole parkland courses which have gained an enviable reputation in this part of the world – The Lakes and The Links course. On...

  • August Travel Offers From Golfbreaks.com

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Monday, 10 August 2009

    UK Offers Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel & Spa 4*, Caerphilly, Wales From £79 per person for 1 night’s dinner, B&B and 2 rounds of golf. This offer is exclusive to Golfbreaks.com and saves £61. Golf will be played on the picturesque parkland course at Bryn Meadows; it offers a markedly new challenge from every tee, with no two holes the same. Considering the...

  • Oceanico & De Vere Slaley Hall Travel Offers

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 3 August 2009

    The UK's leading golf tour operator www.golfbreaks.com have released six more great new deals. Whether you're looking for a weekend break in the UK or something a bit longer abroad, www.golfbreaks.com have plenty of offers to choose from, all with great savings. Here are their six newest offerings...                   UK Golf Travel Offers   Venue Star rating Location Offer Courses played Price per person Saving Exclusive to Golfbreaks.com Valid Extras De Vere Slaley Hall 4 Northumberland 1 night's dinner,...

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