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  • 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...

  • Men of Turnberry

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Saturday, 11 July 2009

     There have been some names making Open news over the years.here, we pay tribut to some of the men who have made The Open such a special event. THE CHAMPION - GREG NORMAN Think of Turberry and it's not long until the Great White Shark swims into your mind. Norman made his Open debut at this year's venue in 1977, missing the cut...

  • Handicap Tracker is ace!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 10 July 2009

    A hole-in-one is a rare and wonderful treat but three of you guys have achieved this Holy Grail of golf in recent weeks. As well as providing you with hours of anecdotes and emptying your pockets in the 19th, these aces have also helped the trios causes in the 2009 Most Improved Golfer competition that all Handicap Tracker users are automatically entered in...

  • siralexscharityeventabighit

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 09 July 2009

    Manchester United manager and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Patron, Sir Alex Ferguson was joined by stars of stage, screen and sport at his prestigious annual golf event, to raise money for children and adults affected by muscle disease.   Thirty-two teams took part, each led by a well-known name from the world of sport and entertainment, including Sam Torrance; former international footballers Andy...

  • Tour Pro Video Golf Tips

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 07 July 2009

      To celebrate the start of The Open Championship at Turnberry in Scotland on July 16th we're bringing you a series of Tour Pro video golf tips, in association with Nikon, Patron of The Open Championship... Here are the shots that English hopefuls Anthony Wall, Paul Broadhurst and Simon Khan will be hoping bring them success at the Open Championship, and how you can play them...

  • Secrets Of The Ailsa

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 03 July 2009

     There are some stunning holes on the Ailsa course this year that are bound to make Open news. See which could provide some spills, and which could serve up some thrills! The Thrillers Turnberry head pro Ricky Hall describes three holes where we can expect birdies... 7th Hole: Roon the Ben Par 5, 538 Yards Rickys Verdict: Although it has...

  • Creative Shot Making Golf Tips

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Thursday, 02 July 2009

    To celebrate the start of The Open Championship at Turnberry in Scotland on July 16th we're bringing you a series of creative shot making video tips in association with Nikon, Patron of The Open Championship... You can emulate your Open Championship heroes by extending your golfing repertoire with these 18 creative shots. TG12 top teaching pros will show you how to perfect everything from...

  • Damian Lewis Video Interview

    Written by TG Courses Editor on Monday, 29 June 2009

    Leading British actor Damian Lewis loves golf with a passion and the 12 handicapper has enjoyed many great golfing moments on courses all over the world. But nothing can quite compare, as he explains in this exclusive TG video clip, to the time he managed to put one over Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie of all people. Lewis, star of Steven Spielberg's...

  • Don't set up to slice

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 26 June 2009

    "Robstar, many golfers are destined to slice before they hit the ball because of a faulty set up and you are one of these folk. The clubface comes into impact open (aiming right) so you start to aim left to compensate. "You need to 'square up' your shoulders, hips and feet alignment coupled with improving your posture by sticking your bottom...

  • Woosie and Rocco wow school kids

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 24 June 2009

    Ryder Cup legends Ian Woosnam and Costantino Rocca were on hand to impart pearls of golfing wisdom to some local youngsters at De Vere Slaley Hall on Tuesday evening as part of schools tri-golf initiative. The partnership between the Golf Foundation and De Vere Slaley Hall, which has been encouraging school children across the north east of England to try golf in recent...

  • Are your scores making waves on Handicap Tracker?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 24 June 2009

    The golf season is now in full swing and many of are reaping rich rewards for the hours of winter practice and spring golf that you've been putting in. As well as lowering your handicaps, winning money from your mates and bragging rights at the golf club, the improvements that you've seen on Handicap Tracker also count towards 2009's Most Improved...

  • TopGolf is the cheapest driving range in the UK!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 23 June 2009

    Driving range operator TopGolf is offering players the chance to hit unlimited balls at the UK’s cheapest driving range! Youngsters, families and seasoned professionals can play at the Addlestone Centre, Surrey, from 50p per hour. TopGolf provides a unique golfing experience where players hit balls containing microchips into targets all over the 250-yard range. Distance and accuracy is recorded through the microchip, and...

  • What's the favourite club in your bag?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 22 June 2009

    Everyone has a favourite golf club, a special wand that can do no wrong and you know you can turn to in your hour of need. When everything else goes awry, you know your game will return with this beauty in your hand. We're not talking about manufacturers here, we simply want to know which type of club is your favourite. Is it... What's...

  • Chipping: You hit down, the ball goes up!

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 19 June 2009

    "Golfzilla, thanks for mixing things up with a chipping vid. The outcome of a good chip can almost be determined before you make your stroke, by the quality of your set set up.   "In this case a good set up will encourage the correct angle of attack of the clubhead on the ball, 'pinching' it correctly. "You need to narrow...

  • You can keep your pants on!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 18 June 2009

    Golfers can help raise money in a charity golf 'grand slam' by playing with their pants or boxer shorts over their trousers! Driving range operator TopGolf is staging a 'grand slam' at its Watford centre on Thursday June 25 to raise money for the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign.  Golfers will compete against the clock from 7pm to 9pm – with £5 of...

  • Todays Golfer Save Our Shots Campaign

    Written by TG Editor on Wednesday, 17 June 2009

    Right. You orrible little golfers! It's time to start improving your short game! Today's Golfer is on a mission! This month's mission is 'End Game'. The first mission - as part of the Save Our Shots campaign - was 'Power', and the second mission was 'Accuracy'... You can watch our FREE video tips on how to hit the ball longer, straighter, be more accurate and...

  • The New 258 Issue Of Today's Golfer Magazine Out Now!

    Written by TG Staff Wrtier on Wednesday, 17 June 2009

    Hit it closer than you ever have before with the help of the latest issue of Today’s Golfer magazine. If you dream of finding more fairways and peppering more pins, you need to get your hands on the new issue of TG – on sale now!...

  • Save Our Shots Supplements

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 16 June 2009

    Here at TG we're all about helping you guys, our lovely and loyal readers, to lower your scores. As well as out terrific instruction sections we've given away Save Our Shots supplements for the last two months, with the final part of the trilogy included in the new issue of TG that hits the shelves on June 16 and will be...

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