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  • 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...

  • Stop your right knee popping out in the backswing

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 11 June 2009

    "Dear PatBoySlim, your daughter Kerry has great potential. Two or three minor faults need ironing out, but with guidance I'm sure she can become a fine golfer. "Her right hand hold sneaks under the handle ('strong') as she just re-grips it before taking the club away. This closes the face which is evident in her arm motion through the ball and into the finish. "Use...

  • Make your right knee kiss the left

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 05 June 2009

    "Well dynamite, sort a couple of small faults out and you could be exploding it miles (sorry)! "You have a tendancy to adopt a rather 'strong' right hand position with the hand positioned too much under the handle. "If you interlock, be careful not to jam the fingers too much into each other. Aim to hold the club more in the fingers...

  • june4 newhotelopensnrturnberry

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 04 June 2009

    A new sixteen-room hotel - just six miles from Turnberry -  opens on July 11...just in time to offer last-minute four-star accommodation for golfers looking to attend the British Open (July 16-19).   The Woodland Bay Hotel near Girvan has a small number of Open packages left which include accommodation for two, full Scottish breakfast, packed lunches and even transport to and from Turnberry.   The stunning...

  • Play top courses with the Corporate Masters

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 03 June 2009

    The Corporate Masters, now in its eleventh year, continues its reputation as the 'must enter' corporate golf experience for golfing businessmen and women in the UK and further afield. Once again the venues involved take in the finest of UK courses to create a first-class line-up: the renowned heritage of Walton Heath and Stoke Park, the tour quality of De Vere...

  • North East Corporate Masters

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 03 June 2009

    De Vere Slaley Hall is hosting the North East Corporate Masters on Tuesday 15th September 2009, for senior executives doing business in the North East. Knight of the North To play at De Vere Slaley Hall is to walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s best golfers. The Dave Thomas-designed Hunting Course has regularly hosted the European and European...

  • Scottish Corporate Cup

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 02 June 2009

    The Carrick is hosting the Scottish Corporate Cup on Wednesday 9th September 2009, for senior executives doing business in Scotland. History Having opened in 2007, De Vere’s latest gem, The Carrick on Loch Lomond has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s premier golf courses. Set in a breathtaking location on the banks of Loch Lomond surrounded by the...

  • Centre of Excellence opens at Celtic Manor under Arnie's watchful eye

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 01 June 2009

    The Celtic Manor Resort Golf Academy has opened a new state-of-the-art all-weather practice facility – in the presence of golfing legend Arnold Palmer. The new short-game facility, now Wales' National Centre of Excellence, was unveiled earlier this month during Palmer’s visit to the upcoming Ryder Cup venue. The practice area features three Huxley All-Weather Golf Greens and three large Huxley All-Weather Practice Tees enabling...

  • Engineering Corporate Masters

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 01 June 2009

    Marriott Forest of Arden is hosting the Engineering Corporate Masters on Wednesday 1st July 2009, for senior executives and their guests in the engineering industry. History The Championship course at Marriott Forest of Arden is one of England’s top inland championship golf courses.  The Arden course is situated amidst the trout lakes of Lord Aylesford’s 10,000acre estate at Packington Park. ...

  • Financial Services Corporate Masters

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Sunday, 31 May 2009

    Walton Heath’s Old Course is hosting the Financial Services Corporate Masters on Monday 22nd June 2009, for IFA’s intermediaries and senior executives in the financial industry. History With a history taking in such luminaries as James Braid, Winston Churchill, Edward VIII and Jack Nicklaus, Walton Heath has a story to tell.  The two courses intertwine through some of the most...

  • English Corporate Cup

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Saturday, 30 May 2009

    Stoke Park is hosting the English Corporate Cup on Monday 15th June 2009, for senior executives and their guests doing business in England. A touch of gold The Stoke Park Club is located at Stoke Poges, a charismatic town situated on the fringe of the Chiltern Hundreds.  Designed by Harry Colt and officially opened in 1908, Stoke Park is undeniably...

  • Construction Corporate Masters

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 29 May 2009

    Stoke Park is hosting the Construction Corporate Masters on Wednesday 10th June 2009, for senior executives and their guests in the construction industry. A touch of gold The Stoke Park Club is located at Stoke Poges, a charismatic town situated on the fringe of the Chiltern Hundreds.  Designed by Harry Colt and officially opened in 1908, Stoke Park is undeniably...

  • Callaway to the rescue at TG Golf Shop

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 29 May 2009

    It's never been easier to buy the best golf gear at the cheapest prices than with TG Golf Shop. This week on TG Golf Shop many of you have been turning to Callaway for rescue clubs and hybrids and PowaKaddy have been cleaning up in the trolleys section. Rescue clubs 1. Callaway FT Rescue 2. Callaway X Hybrid 3. Cobra Baffler TWS Wedges 1. Titleist Vokey...

  • Holes-in-one help on Handicap Tracker

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 29 May 2009

    It doesn't get any better than a hole-in-one and four lucky TG readers on Handicap Tracker have achieved that great feat recently. Chris Powell (eight handicap), Timothy French (23 handicap), Steven Thomson (28 handicap) and Neville Pope (19 handicap) all found the bottom of the cup with a single blow. As well as providing unrivalled ecstasy and emptying their pockets at the 19th,...

  • The HSBC/Golf World Champion of Champions Qualifying Dates

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 28 May 2009

    Are you the current Club Champion at your golf club? Then you can enter a fantastic competition which could see you win a trip to Royal Birkdale. For more details about this event and how to enter click here... Champion of Champions qualifying dates: Southport & Ainsdale: Monday 6th July The Belfry – PGA National: Tuesday 21st July Saunton – East: Wednesday 22nd...

  • TG Most Improved Golfer

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 28 May 2009

    You could be crowned TG's Most Improved Golfer of 2009 and win an absolute stack of prizes! Plus... everyone who takes part can claim a FREE 30-minute game assessment with TG Top 12 Teacher and Sky commentator Scott Cranfield. Cut your handicap by the most shots this summer and we'll send you on a golfing holiday of a lifetime. There are...

  • Stop swinging 'over the top'!

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 28 May 2009

    "Jules, it looks like you've worked hard on your action. It's difficult to be totally subjective without seeing your ball flight but it's a great swing. "I feel your right hand grip creeps a little 'under' or strong and your hands set back. This means you have to create a little too much roll or hand action in your backswing to...

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