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  • Sign up for the TG Masterclass today!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    Fancy the golfing day out of a lifetime? Then pencil Saturday October 31 at The Grove in Hertfordshire into your diary. TG has teamed-up with the classy five-star The Grove to put on a one-off golf day to remember. Highlight of the day will be tackling the fantastic Grove course itself and following in the footsteps of Tiger Woods, who romped to an...

  • Live scores from HSBC Champion of Champions final round

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    Today is the final round of the HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions event at Royal Birkdale and you can keep up-to-date with all the live scoring. 50 amateurs from across the UK have qualified for the two-round final by being their club champions and are currently battling it out for a shiny trophy, great prizes and the coveted title of HSBC Golf...

  • 'Strong' grip may create too much draw spin

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 16 September 2009

    "Ryan, you have a great looking swing and I'm sure you're playing off a very low handicap. I have two observations with your method I would like you to consider. "Firstly, you grip the club quite strong (seeing three knuckles or so) in your left hand. This is not a fault and common today with lots of Tour players, but be aware in...

  • Corrie star in golf challenge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 15 September 2009

    Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall will be representing Manchester United in the pro:fantastic Golf Challenge. The devout Red Devils fan, who plays mechanic Tyrone in the ITV soap, will be lining up alongside fellow United fans and going head to head with their Manchester City rivals at Worsley Park Golf Club tomorrow (September 17]. Halsall will be one of several famous faces on...

  • Star Prizes Up For Grabs

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 10 September 2009

    A dream golfing holiday at Spain’s world-famous La Manga resort is just one of a number of fantastic golf competitions on offer this month. The golf competitions are easy to enter and to be in with a chance of winning one of these superb prizes and be the envy of your golfing pals click here... One lucky reader will win a luxury five-night...

  • Jack Nicklaus turns up on Merseyside

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 10 September 2009

    Eighteen times Major winner and RBS ambassador, Jack Nicklaus, visited Southport’s Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa this week to provide some valuable golf coaching to youngsters from The First Tee of Manchester. Nicklaus, Honorary Chairman of The First Tee, met with the children to not only provide instruction on the game of golf, but to discuss the importance of lessons, sportsmanship,...

  • Open your left foot to improve rotation

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 9 September 2009

    "Well Chunkin-dawg, I have to say I like your action a lot and you are obviously a competent player. "From the video image it's not easy to see a lot of close detail or your ball flight but I wouldn't suggest you change much with your swing because it looks very good to me. "You have a compact backswing of a more...

  • The Video Vault

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 8 September 2009

    Today's Golfer is hell bent on bringing you the very best golf site on the internet and as part of that push we're launching a huge video area for you to enjoy. Within it you'll find dozens of exclusives, from behind the scenes interviews and tours to never-seen before new equipment launches and amazing instruction from TG's top teaching...

  • Early Birdie: Book Early... Save Money

    Written by TG Travel Writer on Tuesday, 8 September 2009

    2010 golf breaks at 2009 prices… Book by September 30th and receive a cash discount of up to £300. (Windsor, Berks – September 7, 2009) Golfbreaks.com, Europe’s largest golf travel company, has launched an amazing ‘Early Birdie’ promotion, allowing groups to book a 2010 golf break at 2009 prices, and also giving them the opportunity to receive up to £300 discount...

  • Britain's oldest golfer passes away

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 4 September 2009

    Britain’s oldest golfer has sadly passed away at the age of 101 after 83 years playing the game he loved. Charles Viner, who celebrated his 100th  birthday with a game of golf, continued to play up until he turned 101 when illness prevented him from getting out onto the course. Viner, who played his golf at The Shropshire Golf Centre, even asked...

  • Kid golfers become global stars

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 4 September 2009

    The best young golfers in the country are already on their way to becoming global stars after a recent tournament reached more than 15 million people in the UK and 156 million across the globe. More than 430 competitors from 30 countries battled it out in the U.S Kids Golf European Championships in East Lothian, Scotland this summer with three UK youngsters...

  • European Long Drive Championship

    Friday, 4 September 2009

    The European Long Drive championship final is taking place next Sunday (Sept 13, 2009) and you can go for FREE! The day is packed with big-hitting action. The first event is at 10am and see the junior combatants go for it. There is also the Senior event, the Ladies and the Open categories throughout the day. The event is being held at...

  • Monty receives Ryder Cup Captain's golf cart

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 27 August 2009

    European Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie has been presented with the Captain's Club Car ahead of the Johnnie Walker Championships at Gleneagles. Monty was absolutely thrilled to receive his Club Car Precedent car, which as well as being customised in the striking blue and gold of the European Union, has specially embroidered seats sporting the European Flag and ‘Captain’s Car’ emblazoned...

  • Skim a stone for a balanced finish

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 24 August 2009

    "Hi Dingotoad, not sure of your shot pattern but suspect you pull some shots straight left and fade your driver now and again. "I'd like you to try squaring up your shoulders at address - you're aiming left at the moment. "During your backswing you need to cultivate a litle more opening of the clubface so you can do the opposite and close...

  • Set-up right and the rest will follow

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 21 August 2009

    "Ben, you're not far away with your swing but there are three areas to work on with your technique which should provide more consistency and better ball striking. "You tend to stand a little near the ball at address so need to push your backside out more, lean forward more with your balance even and less on your heels. "Your backswing is...

  • Solheim Cup stars stylish shoes

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 19 August 2009

    These are the ECCO shoes that the European Team will be hoping will lead them to victory in this weekend's Solheim Cup against the USA in America. Did you know? That each ECCO golf shoe is touched by more than 225 sets of highly-skilled hands during production,  resulting in a high level of quality? This labour-intensive process facilitates the brand’s unrivalled attention...

  • Denise Lewis and friends raise £15,000 for charity

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    Former Olympic champion Denise Lewis was one of 200 participants who helped raise more than £15,000 for cancer charities during a recent golf day in north London. Muswell Hill Golf Club hosted the second annual Swing for Sammy event, which is staged in memory of Samantha Trow, a teacher at Brooklands Primary School in Finchley who died 18 months ago of...

  • HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions 2009 Results

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions 2009 Results: Roxburghe Results Forest Pines Results Machynys Peninsula Results The Oxfordshire Results Belfry Results Saunton Results St Andrews Results   Roxburghe Qualifiers 1st Sean Heads - Hexham GC – Handicap (+1) – 70 “My game was solid all over today, I drove the ball well and gave myself lots of chances”. Sean plays for Northumberland County. Qualified for Turnberry in last years final. 2nd David Miller  -...

  • Which major championship was the best this year?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 14 August 2009

    We've been treated to four spectacular majors this season and we want to know which one you thought was the best. There may have been four surprise winners but you can't fault this year's tournament for drama and tension. Did Angel Cabrera's nail-biting play-off victory at Augusta do it for you or was it Tom Watson's showing and Stewart Cink's win at the...

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