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  • Costa del Golf Challenge 2010

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Wednesday, 21 October 2009

    The Costa del Sol’s Premier Amateur Golf Tournament - 9th to 14th March 2010 10 Hotel Andalucia Plaza: 5 Nights B&B with a Superior Room 4 Rounds of Golf with Buggies, Picnic & Refreshments Los Flamingos G.C. Alferini (Gran Flamingos) G.C. La Quinta G.C. San Roque New Course Welcome Cocktail Evening with drinks, canapés & entertainment Gala Dinner with 5 course menu, entertainment & prize presentation Return golf transfers...

  • Els lands major wine award

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 20 October 2009

    South African superstar Ernie Els recently had good reason for celebrating at the International Wine Challenge Awards  at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Now in its 26th year the IWC is the largest, most prestigious and influential independent wine competition in the world... and Ernie Els Wines was very much to the fore when iot came to handing out the...

  • Signed TG20 prizes up for grabs

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 20 October 2009

    Some fantastic signed memorabilia items from this year's famous TG20 encounters are on offer...and should raise a hefty lump of cash for charity. All the proceeds raised from this special auction will go towards Formula 1 star Rubens Barrichello's chosen charity, the Brazilian-based Instittuto Barrichello Kanaan which helps vulnerable children and families in the ace driver's homeland. And among the signed prizes...

  • How much have you spent on golf kit this year?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 19 October 2009

    There has been bucket loads of great new golf gear launched in 2009 from Ping's G15 range through to MD's great value Seve Ballesteros ICON range, and a host of wonderful kit in between. Have you upgraded or stuck with your trusty weapons? We want to know how much of your hard-earned cash you've spent on golf equipment this year. We're talking about...

  • Find more fairways off the tee

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 14 October 2009

    Putting the ball in play off the tee is essential to shooting good scores and playing consistent golf, but many golfers struggle to control their driver. Some of the data you guys are entering on our FREE Handicap Tracker service indicates that this is a key area for improving your scores, as some of you are struggling to find the fairway...

  • What does ball flight say about your swing?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 14 October 2009

    "lsneale, you have a great looking swing. From this camera angle I can study the shape of your swing and it looks very neutral, not too inside or out. "Looking at your swing I would think you hit it pretty straight, but without seeing your ball flight and grip, from this angle it's difficult to tell accurately. "Your ball flight is your...

  • Target your winter training with Handicap Tracker

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 12 October 2009

    The night's are starting to draw in and as well as having to think about what to buy the other half for Christmas it also means it's nearly time to switch the emphasis from the course to the range. Winter is the perfect time to iron out any faults that may have crept into your game over the summer months or...

  • Golf to be an Olympic Sport in 2016

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 9 October 2009

    Golf will be included in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after winning a committee vote earlier today. Both golf and rugby sevens had been recommended for inclusion by the International Olympic Committee exective board and that proposal was ratified today at a full meeting of the IOC Congress in Denmark today. Golf was voted in with a verdict of 63...

  • Top facilities at new centre of excellence

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Saturday, 3 October 2009

    With the Ryder Cup just 12 months away, a new three quarter of a million pounds state of the art Golf Academy has opened its doors to the public at Machynys Golf Club and Spa, Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. It has been designated a ‘Golf Union of Wales Regional Centre of Excellence’ and is the final piece of a jigsaw that completes a...

  • tg masterclass

    Written by Today's Golfer on Friday, 2 October 2009

    Places are going fast for the TG Masterclass at The Grove at the end of October. Today's Golfer has teamed up with The Grove to lay on a golf day to remember. As well as a round on the stunning Hertfordshire course, there are also FOUR lessons with top coaches included. The Grove's Head Pro Kevin Merry will be joined by three...

  • Golf World November Issue Out Now!

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 29 September 2009

    The November issue of Golf World goes on sale today, and – as well as personal instruction from our new, star columnist, Ian Poulter, there is a free 64-page magazine inside, which is the definitive guide to the Top-100 golf courses in Continental Europe. A ‘must-keep’ guide, this will tell you exactly where you should be planning your next golfing...

  • Increase consistency with a square clubface at impact

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 28 September 2009

    "Looking at your clip latopjim, I suspect you tend to leak the ball to the right with your driver and you have inconsistent strikes, hitting it fat and thin. "Your pre-swing details need tweaking to encourage better movements through the ball. "At address turn your left hand a little 'stronger' (more clockwise so you can see 2-3 knuckles of your left hand). Tilt...

  • Stop those costly three-putts

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 28 September 2009

    There's nothing more frustrating, or costly for your scorecard and handicap, than three-putting. None of us are immune from this horrible affliction, but our FREE Handicap Tracker service indicates that some are more prone than others. Gary White, who plays off 25.9, has had three rounds in September with over 40 putts, while Darren Bell and George Bell have each had five rounds...

  • Ryder Cup strikes Welsh gold

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    Top jewellery brand Clogau Gold is working in association with The 2010 Ryder Cup to create a stunning range of jewellery and luxury giftware - perfect for golfing enthusiasts. The six piece range of jewellery is said to be inspired as much by the game as it is the lifestyle, with each piece demonstrating a contemporary sophistication. The collection, named ‘Work,...

  • Oliver Farr is the 2009 HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    Oliver Farr is the 2009 HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions after a thrilling play-off victory at Royal Birkdale. The 21-year-old from Ludlow Golf Club beat defending champion Sandy Twynholm on the first sudden-death hole. Both finished at five-under par, after each shot a 72 and a 67 on alternate days of the two-day final. Twynholm had to birdie the final hole...

  • Stay tall and close to the ball to prevent a push

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    "Intermad22, your golf swing looks very good and powerful. As with any low handicap player, the aim is to keep the swing as 'neutral' as possible, i.e not too inside or outside on the approach or open or closed with the clubface. "You have a tendancy to set up a little too far from the ball which encourages your arms to...

  • Sign up for the Royal Golf Club Pro-Am

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    Purchase a team in the prestigious Royal Golf Club Pro-Am and you and two guests will enjoy an unrivalled golfing experience. The tournament marks the climax of the sixth annual Gulf Air PGA Pro Captain Challenge featuring visiting PGA Professionals from the United Kingdom. Pros from Bahrain and around the region will also participate, each Pro leading a team of...

  • Improve your game with the handicap tracker

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 18 September 2009

    The Most Improved Golfer competition may have finished but you can still join TG's Handicap Tracker and take shots off your best round. Some golfers have already seen 10 shots and more knocked off their handicaps using TG's Instruction Tips and recording their scores on the handicap tracker. It is a free free, quick and easy way to track your golf rounds...

  • Rookie Hollingworth crowned Europe's longest driver

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    Yorkshire's Tom Hollingworth slammed all the established stars of European long driving to emerge as the Open Division TSG European Long Drive champion for 2009 in his first ever competition at Close House, Northumberland. Hollingworth made it through the last-chance qualifying on day one and announced his arrival as a title contender with the longest drive of the day, a whopping 380...

  • Who do you think will win the Race to Dubai?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    It's crunch time in the inaugural Race to Dubai with time running out before the Dubai World Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estate from 19-22 November. Players are jostling for position with only the top 60 in the European Tour standings will qualify for the season's final event, with the winner pocketing a cool $2 million. 13 players have already earned over €1...

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