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  • Sidaro phone app available to download now

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 31 July 2009

    Sidaro, the ultimate mobile phone experience for every golfer, is now available to download direct to your mobile phone. Sidaro allows users to track their stats, boost knowledge of the rules, and stay up-to-the-minute with all the latest news, views and leaderboards from the world’s greatest game. The application, which is backed and co-founded by European Tour rules guru John Paramor, also constantly updates you with...

  • Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship underway

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 30 July 2009

    The Oceanica World Kids Golf Championship has teed off at the flawless Amendoeira Golf Resort on Portugal's famous Algarve coast. 109 juniors from nine different countries, including the UK and America, will be taking on the immaculate Faldo and O'Connot Jnr courses. Check out these early pictures from the event.

  • Are you a Handicap Tracker star performer?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 30 July 2009

    Thousands of you have signed up to our FREE Handicap Tracker service in a bid to be named Britain's Most Improved Golfer 2009. There have been some great performances over the last few months and here are four that have stood out in the last couple of weeks: » Colin Morfil (23.6) shot a 91 at Crane Valley on July 26 and saw his...

  • Great Value Golfing Holidays In Belek, Turkey

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Thursday, 30 July 2009

    If you're looking for a great value golf break then look no further than the stunning Belek region of Turkey. Turkey is a real emerging star when it comes to golf holidays thanks to its position outside the Euro-zone and the dozens of top quality courses that have sprung up throughout the last decade. Take a look at the best Turkey golf...

  • Golf Break In France

    Written by TG Courses Editor on Wednesday, 29 July 2009

    This autumn Brittany Ferries Holidays is offering golfers the chance to treat themselves to a cross-Channel golfing break in France from as little as £64. The bargain prices include rounds one some of 20 selected courses across Brittany and Normandy as well as return ferry travel with a car. Lunch and a glass of wine or beer is even included at...

  • Golf Break In France

    Written by TG Courses Editor on Wednesday, 29 July 2009

    This autumn Brittany Ferries Holidays is offering golfers the chance to treat themselves to a cross-Channel golfing break in France from as little as £64. The bargain prices include rounds one some of 20 selected courses across Brittany and Normandy as well as return ferry travel with a car. Lunch and a glass of wine or beer is even included at...

  • McIlroy defeats Harrington in Lough Erne Challenge

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 28 July 2009

    Young gun Rory McIlroy beat three-time major champion Padraig Harrington by two shots at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. More than 5,000 spectators watched the 20-year-old fire a course record 68 around the par 72 7,167 yard Faldo Course to claim the 200,000 Euro prize. "Northern Ireland is really crying out for a European Tour event and Lough Erne is set up so well...

  • Here’s why Joel Tadman was the best man for the Instruction Editor job at TG

    Written by Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 28 July 2009

    Hi, Joel Tadman here. I’ll be your new Instruction guru replacing Carly Cummins. My aim in my new role is to give you, the amateur golfer, the best tuition advice possible, with practical and useful tips to help you knock shots off your scores fast. Here’s a little bit about me. I’ve been playing golf since the age of 10 and...

  • Nine amazing deals from www.golfbreaks.com

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 28 July 2009

    The UK's leading golf tour operator www.golfbreaks.com have released nine 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 nine newest offerings...             UK Golf Travel Offers   Venue Star rating Location Offer Courses played Price per person Saving Exclusive to Golfbreaks.com Valid Extras MacDonald Hill Valley Hotel 4* Shropshire 1 night's dinner, B&B...

  • Launch Of Major Golf Event!

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 27 July 2009

    The International Golf Festival will take place at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia (KLCC) on January 22nd-24th 2010. This exciting new concept event will include a three day exhibition open to the general public, running alongside a two day trade conference plus a trade golf tournament. The exhibition will take over halls 1 & 2 at the KLCC, and will...

  • Most Amazing Golf Shot Ever

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 27 July 2009

    Holes-in-one are pretty rare but just imagine what the odds must be for getting one like this. Leif Olson's ace at the RBC Canadian Open came thanks to a ricochet off his playing partner's ball. The 28-year-old has earned just $19,512 on the PGA Tour this year but this one shot won him a BMW Z4 Roadster worth over $50,000. The ace also...

  • Where have you been on a golf trip this year?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 27 July 2009

    Times may be tough but many of you are still getting away on a golfing break, and we want to know where you've been going. Whether it was just for a weekend or for a week or more we want to know where you've been, or are going, on your golfing travels in 2009. Has the Open Championship inspired you to visit...

  • Use divots to check your swing path

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 27 July 2009

    "Well Paul, you do have a flattish backswing and a naturally quick rhythm but always remember you don't hit it with the backswing. "Your downswing path and clubface are what control the direction of your shots so check your divots for evidence of which path the the club is travelling through impact and check your grip too as it has a...

  • Win a Ricoh camera ahead of the Women's British Open

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 24 July 2009

    To mark their sponsorship of the Women's British Open Ricoh are giving away a fantastic prize of a Ricoh CX1 Digital camera. The Ricoh Women's British Open takes place from July 30-August 2 at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Ricoh is a global leader in digital office solutions that believes in moving ideas forward and a solution for every problem. This positive business attitude can...

  • Soccer stars in golf challenge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 18 July 2009

    A unique golf event launching this summer gives football fans the chance to represent their clubs on the course – and to play with their heroes. The pro:fantastic Golf Challenge allows pairs of football fans from some of the country’s top clubs to play off in a Sky Sports televised regional final against local rivals, in September, before qualifying...

  • The TG Golf Swing Doctor can cure your golfing ills

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 16 July 2009

    We've teamed up with Swing Zone to bring you the TG Golf Swing Doctor, an online golf lesson service with top teaching pros. You'll be able to get an in-depth golf lesson no matter where you are in the world as long as you've got access to the internet. All you have to do is film and upload your swing at the...

  • The Brittany Charity Golf Challenge

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 15 July 2009

    On 16 October 2009 take part in this superb charity tournament. Entry includes return ferry travel with car, hotel stay with breakfast, two days' golf with lunch, plus prizes from Callaway Golf Europe. From £165* per person For details about the Brittany Charity Golf Challenge call our Golf Desk on 0871 244 0196, brittanyferries.com/golf *Based on teams of four...

  • TG issue 259 on sale Thursday

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 14 July 2009

    It's that magical time of the month again when the latest issue of Today's Golfer is released into the wild up and down the country. The bulging August issue hits the shelves this Thursday, the opening day of the Open Championship at Turnberry. This month's cover feature will teach you to embrace the toughest shots in golf. No longer will you fear...

  • Make the clubface look at the ball to stay on plane

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 13 July 2009

    "Liam, you look like you have great talent for the game by the look of your positive swing. "Like many youngsters, I notice you're using a mens full length driver and having to hold down. Sometimes a slightly shorter driver will hit it just as far because of the improved consistency of strike and greater speed. "The long driver also encourage you...

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