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  • 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, 9 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, 7 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, 3 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, 2 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...

  • Tell us your opnions on golf gear and brands

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 15 June 2009

    Here at Today’s Golfer we’re running a survey to find out what gear you own, which shops you use and – crucially – how good you think they are. Not only will this information help us make our magazine and website more relevant to you, but we’ll also be able to tell the industry exactly what you think about them. What’s more,...

  • The latest movers and shakers from Handicap Tracker

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 12 June 2009

    The summer golf season is in full swing and you guys seem to be getting plenty of rounds under your belts on Handicap Tracker. This has led to some dramatic handicap changes, with a number of you making a charge for the coveted Most Improved Golfer 2009 accolade. » Neal Fowler - Handicap was 27.1 after 30 rounds, now down to 20.3. »...

  • starsturnhoutforcharity

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 June 2009

    Oxford United Football Club are proud to be hosting their inaugural charity and celebrity golf day on Monday (June 15). The event will be staged at  Studley Wood, one of Oxfordshire’s premier golf courses and a real hidden gem set in the area's finest countryside. It is in aid of the Oxford Children’s hospital and the Geoff Thomas Foundation and the organisers have...

  • Learn about etiquette with Padraig Harrington

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 11 June 2009

    Padraig Harrington knows that one of the things that makes golf so great is the etiquette that goes hand-in-hand with playing the sport. Whether you're a newcomer to the game or an experienced golfer, it never hurts to brush up on good etiquette so that you, and everyone around you, can enjoy playing. More information about good etiquette can be found in the...

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