July

  • Who has the perfect and most unorthodox golf swing on tour?

    Written by Staff Writer on Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    The perfect swing is an elusive beast to capture but we all try. From reading books and magazines to watching the guys and girls on Tour and getting lessons with the local pro, most of us have a pretty good idea about what a good golf swing is and do our best to replicate it. But the bottom line is how...

  • Villegas charges up the leaderboard

    Written by Kit Alexander on Friday, 18 July 2008

    Camilo Villegas has surged up the leaderboard after taming the back nine in his second round at Royal Birkdale. Despite a bogey-bogey start, the Colombian, who's nicknamed Spider-Man for his unusual posture when reading greens, followed up his opening round of 76 with a -1 par 33 on the outward half, before ripping up the back nine. He finished with five consecutive birdies from...

  • Els practising at the open 2008

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    World Number Five Ernie Els has been doing some unusual preparation ahead of this week's Open Championship in Lancashire. The Big Easy was looking decidedly uneasy on the driving range at Royal Birkdale yesterday when he strapped on an unusual-looking contraption to his right arm to hit balls. The arm brace is a training aid given to him by his coach Butch...

  • Garcia confident of strong putting display

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    After years of indifferent putting, Spaniard Sergio Garcia believes his hard work on the practice greens is about to pay dividends. The mercurial shot-making wizard, often so reliable tee-to-green, has suffered with the flatstick throughout his career, but is fully confident ahead of this week's Open Championship at Birkdale. "It feels good, I worked really hard for the past six months or so.

  • BBC to use skycaddie at Birkdale open

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Monday, 14 July 2008

    SkyCaddie GPS will be used by BBC commentators at The 137th Open Golf Championship to tell viewers how far golfers have driven the ball and how far they have to greens and hazards. Portable, handheld SkyCaddie SG5s have been especially loaded with new software so on-course reporters like Paul Eales will instantly be able to measure distances on the course and...

  • The Open 2008 Guide to Birkdale

    Written by TG Editor on Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    The Open 2008 is just days away now and some of you will be lucky enough to be going up to Birkdale to enjoy the action. Even if you haven't got a ticket to the event there is always plenty going on and a great atmosphere to enjoy and below you'll find our rough guide to the Open 2008's host...