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  • Fantasy League: South African Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 14 December 2009

    The Today's Golfer Winter Fantasy League tees off this week at the South African Open on Thursday. Defending champion Richard Sterne is in the field at Pearl Valley, alongside a host of player's hoping to make a fast start to the 2010 Race to Dubai and European Tour newcomers looking to find their feet. Here are TG's six picks for this week's...

  • TG is looking for a new web producer

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 11 December 2009

    The UK's leading golf media website is looking for a new web producer. As part of the Today's Golfer editorial team, you'll help create bespoke content for the rapidly growing site and ensure linking and SEO strategies that will put www.todaysgolfer.co.uk at the top of the Google charts. You will also work closely with our commercial and marketing teams to maximise and...

  • Don't pay the penalty

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 11 December 2009

    It's hard enough to break lower your handicap when all your strokes are actual shots played but that task becomes near-impossible when you're wasting strokes on penalties. A recent analysis on TG's FREE Handicap Tracker service shows that a few of you are having trouble keeping the ball in play and that 70% of people's penalty strokes come on the back...

  • One week until first Fantasy League event

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 9 December 2009

    The countdown is in full swing with just one week left to register for the Today's Golfer Fantasy League and pick your first team for the opening South African Open. Anticipation is reaching boiling point as the thousand who've already signed up for the Fantasy League are looking forward to the tee off on December 17. There are fantastic prizes up for...

  • MacMillan longest day challenge raises £340,000

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 8 December 2009

    The MacMillan Longest Day Challenge has so far raised £340,000 to help Macmillan Cancer Support provide life-changing services. The Longest Day Challenge, backed by rugby star Martin Johnson, had 319 teams playing a mammoth four rounds of golf in just one day. Four teams were lucky enough to qualify for the finals at the luxury Boavista Golf Resort, Lagos, Portugal. The finals, held on...

  • Dubai Desert Classic venue adopts PowerPlay Golf

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 8 December 2009

    Emirates GC and Dubai Yacht and GC have will be adopting PowerPlay Golf, the sports' answer to Twenty20 cricket, in 2010. Dubai Golf, which owns both clubs, will install the two-flag format on its three 18-hole championship courses and two floodlit nine-hole par 3 courses and run events for members, visitors and corporate guests. Plans are afoot to turn the Faldo-designed Par 3 course at...

  • Hit more greens and make more birdies

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 3 December 2009

    Solid iron play and a good Greens In Regulation statistic are the key to recovering after a bad tee shot or converting a good drive into a birdie opportunity. There have been some decent performances on Handicap Tracker this week, despite players not hitting too many GIR. Rich Harrison (12.6) shot 77 at Cannock Park and got a 1.6 handicap reduction with only 39% GIR and Nigel...

  • Sonic Golf System-1

    Written by Joel Tadman, Instruction Editor on Thursday, 3 December 2009

    Take one look at the golf swings of Vijay Singh and Ernie Els and the first compliment you’d pay them would be on their rhythmic tempo. The pair manage colossal distances off the tee in a seemingly effortless fashion. Tempo is vital in the swing for consistent ball-striking and precise distance control, but how can you teach an invisible swing...

  • Make buying a second-hand car easy with Parker's iPhone app

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 2 December 2009

    Buying a car is never easy. As well as working out if there's enough room in the boot for your clubs and trolley, you've also got to worry about getting a good price. Now this is easier than ever before with the new Parker's iPhone application, which supplies you with details about how much the vehicle is worth. All you have to do...

  • Great start to Fantasy League... don't miss out!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 27 November 2009

    More than 1,000 people have already signed up for the FREE Today's Golfer Winter Fantasy League so make sure you register now to stand a chance of winning a spectacular holiday to Turkey. Interest has been high in the Fantasy League, but with the top 20 managers winning cracking prizes from a Turkey holiday and a break at The Carrick to clubs and accessories...

  • Make more sand saves!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 19 November 2009

    Bunker shots are widely considered to be some of the toughest shots to execute in golf, and a number of Handicap Tracker users could do with a hand getting off the beach. Handicap Tracker users John Barry Taylor (21), Jeff Dixon (20.5) and Tim Brammer (15.8) all found five bunkers when they played this week and Mark Gullick (16.6) found seven bunkers in three rounds...

  • Caddies do it in style in Dubai

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 19 November 2009

    Polo Ralph Lauren, official apparel supplier of the Dubai World Championship which started today, has unveiled a new shirt to be worn exclusively by leading European Tour player caddies during the Championship, replacing the traditional caddie bib. For the first time in the history of professional golf tournaments, a fashion brand will dress all caddies participating to the event. Polo’s caddie shirts...

  • Today's Golfer Fantasy League is back!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 19 November 2009

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy League is back for the winter, bigger and better than ever and with spectacular prizes up for grabs. The FREE to enter Fantasy League tees off with the South African Airways Open on December 17 and will features ten tournaments through to the WGC-CA Championship on March 11. The winner will bag a golfing holiday to Turkey, and...

  • Keep your rythym as you tweak your swing

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 18 November 2009

    "You have a good looking action with a great tempo and style into the finish. Under closer scrutiny there are two or three small things in your action which need addressing in order to promote more consistency and better ball striking. "At set up your right arm tends to 'climb' too high and on top of your left arm. This encourages you to...

  • Veterans receive Open reprieve

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 16 November 2009

    Open legend Tom Watson's place in the next five British Opens is safe after all. The 60-years-old five-times Open champion so nearly clinched a fairytale victory at Turnberry in July but despite his momentous bid for a sixth Claret Jug he would have lost his exemption status because of the R&A's age rules. However, now the R&A has amended the ruling...

  • Free BALLS! A dozen Free Srixon AD333 Balls when you subscribe to Today's Golfer...

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 9 November 2009

    This fantastic offer is available when you subscribe to Today's Golfer, this month only. Get 13 issues of Today's Golfer delivered to your door, saving 19% on shop prices, plus your FREE festive balls. Normal Price = £51.87. Offer Price = £42 when you subscribe by direct debit. FREE 12 Festive Srixon AD333 balls, so you won't have trouble finding them on...

  • How often do you play golf in the winter months?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 9 November 2009

    With the nights drawing in and the temperatures beginning to drop, many golfers reconsider their playing schedule. Golf may be a summer sport but we golfers are a hardy bunch and many of us can't bear to give up the game, even in the depths of winter. We want to know if you're a fair-weather golfer or if you soldier on whatever the weather. How often do you...

  • TG Masterclass at the Grove a huge success!

    Written by Joel Tadman, Instruction Editor on Monday, 9 November 2009

    Today’s Golfer hosted its first ever golfing Masterclass in association with the prestigious Grove golf resort in Hertfordshire. In total, 48 lucky readers covering a range of handicaps braved the autumn morning elements to take part in a series of comprehensive coaching sessions, delivered by some of Today’s Golfer’s top Elite Teaching Professionals. TG’s Gareth Benson, Adrian Fryer and Gareth Johnson joined forces with The Grove’s...

  • Today's Golfer issue 263 out now

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 5 November 2009

    The latest issue of Today's Golfer is on sale now crammed full of golfing goodies. The cover feature will help you rebuild and improve your swing with detailed tips on set-up, takeaway, backswing, downswing, impact and follow through. With the nights drawing in and the rain beginning to fall now is the time to get your swing in shape. There's top 2010...

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