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  • 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...

  • Wrap up of round 4

    Written by Jock Howard on Monday, 16 June 2008

    It all came down to a couple of putts on the 18th as all major championships are supposed to. Both Lee Westwood and You-Know-Who needed to sink them to get into a playoff with Rocco Mediate, which starts at 9.00 a.m. local time tomorrow. Westwood left his a foot short, on line and went home feeling “disappointed but pleased” [with...

  • Wrap up of round 3

    Written by Jock Howard on Sunday, 15 June 2008

    What a day! US Opens have a slightly mundane feel to them usually because it’s a struggle. It’s a game of survival. This one was the same until halfway through the third round, when suddenly you-know-who caught fire and set the thing alight. Only Tiger Woods can make two eagles on the back nine in a US Open. Only Tiger Woods...

  • Wrap up of round 3

    Written by Jock Howard on Sunday, 15 June 2008

    What a day! US Opens have a slightly mundane feel to them usually because it’s a struggle. It’s a game of survival. This one was the same until halfway through the third round, when suddenly you-know-who caught fire and set the thing alight. Only Tiger Woods can make two eagles on the back nine in a US Open. Only Tiger...

  • Wrap up of round 2

    Written by Jock Howard on Saturday, 14 June 2008

    The Australian, Stuart Appleby, leads the 108th US Open at the halfway stage, but it should be quite a weekend, because there are a number of players hard on his heels, most notably the number one in the world, Tiger Woods. Woods, despite nursing his left knee, shot a 3-under-par 68. Starting on the 10th, he got off to a slow...

  • May27 Pampling among those exempt from qualifying

    Written by AP Golf Writer on Tuesday, 27 May 2008

    Arron Oberholser already has had a tough time this year with a hand injury. He was dealt another blow Monday when he was knocked out of the U.S. Open by the tiniest of margins based on tournaments held on three continents. Oberholser was losing a spot or two each week in the world ranking while recovering from injuries to his left...

  • Qualifiers from Mannings Heath

    Written by Stewart Elder on Thursday, 22 May 2008

    9.06   Stuart Nicholas Chartham Park 76          Tom Lea Bognor Regis GC 84     9.14   Lewis Hughes Bramshaw GC 73       (5th)          Tom Irwin Louth GC 73     9.22   Kevin Nolan New Forest GC 74          Neil Gilham Reigate Hill GC 74     9.30   Gavin Marshall Gatton Manor 76          Ben Newsome East Sussex National GC 72       (4th)     9.38   Antony Chicheportiche  Old Thorns GC 79          Malcolm Aldred Effingham Park 95     9.46   Harry McCreanor Datchet GC 76          Julian Hill Royal Ashdown...

  • Matchplay Championship Grand Final Egypt

    Written by Staff Writer on Friday, 2 May 2008

    FOUR golfers from the UK & Ireland are celebrating after being crowned Matchplay Champions at a thrilling final at a luxury five-star resort in Egypt. Pairs James Lightfoot and Michael Brockbank; and Ryan Boal and Catherine Corry were named Mens Matchplay Champions and Mixed Matchplay Champions after beating off competition from 1600 golfers who entered the prestigious tournament last July. ...

  • champion of champions Sponsors

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor, Golf World on Wednesday, 30 April 2008

    Hundreds of golfers have already entered the 2008 Champion of Champions competition, but there’s still time for you to take part. HSBC and Golf World have joined forces with Titleist and FootJoy to resurrect this fantastic national tournament, which is FREE to enter here... The 2008 event will culminate in September’s grand final at Turnberry, in Ayrshire, where players will...

  • champion-of-champions

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor, Golf World on Wednesday, 9 April 2008

    » What it's about » How to enter » Qualifying events » Rules » About the sponsors & prizes » Final Results   Qualifiers from: » Mannings Heath » Machynys » The Roxburghe » Kinross » The Belfry PGA National » Chart Hills » St. Anne's Old Links     Contact the Champion of Champions team at The Professional Sports Group on: Email: champions@profsports.com Telephone Booking Line: 01276 855767 Fax: 01276 856974 One of the biggest competitions in amateur golf...

  • Fantasy League picks

    Written by Staff Writer on Wednesday, 9 April 2008

    With just a few hours to go before the start of our 2008 Fantasy Golf competition, we thought we’d take a look at some of the good picks for the Masters if you don’t fancy blowing most of your budget on Tiger… Phil Mickelson He’ll cost you a packet, we know, but Lefty is hitting the ball beautifully right now. We...

  • INTERNATIONAL INVITES

    Written by AP National Writer on Tuesday, 8 April 2008

    Prayad Marksaeng has a big group of fans this week. His entire country. Marksaeng is the third Thai-born golfer to play in the Masters, receiving one of the exemptions given to foreign players who wouldn't otherwise qualify. Liang Wen-Chong of China and India's Jeev Milka Singh also got exemptions, which are designed to help broaden golf's appeal around the world. ``I am representing...

  • fantasy golf league

    Written by TG Editor on Monday, 31 March 2008

    Today's Golfer's Fantasy Golf League continues to attract some big names from the world of sport and television with just 10 days left until the start of the first Fantasy Golf League tournament. Stars such as Ex-Eastenders actor Phil Daniels, sports presenter John Inverdale, rugby stars Jason Leonard and Kenny Logan and former footy star Ray Clemence have already...

  • jan9 shwartzel joins nike

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Wednesday, 9 January 2008

    South African star Charl Schwartzel has joined the growing ranks of Nike players on the European Tour. Schwartzel has agreed to a multi-year relationship that incorporates a head-to-toe deal made up of equipment, bag, ball, glove, headwear, footwear, accessories, eyewear and apparel. He previously played for Callaway.   “I’m really looking forward to starting my relationship with Nike Golf...

  • Oct9 Senior Open

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Wednesday, 10 October 2007

    The Senior Open Championship is to be played at Sunningdale in 2009, the first time the senior major event will be held on a heathland course, before moving the following year to Carnoustie, scene of this year's Open Championship victory by Padraig Harrington. Since its inception in 1987, the Senior Open has been held on links courses and Carnoustie...

  • Fantasy League

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 4 October 2007

    Today's Golfer's Fantasy League is back with a bang this week and we need YOU to sign up and challenge for one of the most coveted prizes in golf! The new Winter game, which starts on Thursday 8th November, will see the nation's golfers fighting for a dream holiday to Portugal's fantastic Vale Do Lobo resort for four. There...

  • oct3 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 3 October 2007

    - I congratulate Alfred Dunhill on this splendid initiative, says Ernie - Open champion Padraig Harrington bids for third Dunhill crown - Hugh Grant, Samuel L Jackson, Dennis Hopper in amateur line-up - Played over the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns Championship dates: Thursday, October 4 - Sunday, October 7, 2007 ST...

  • oct3 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 3 October 2007

    The draw for the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which begins today, has thrown up some enthralling encounters. Open champion Padraig Harrington, winner in 2002 and 2006, has once again been paired with Irish racehorse owner J.P.McManus, with whom he also won the Team Championship in those years, to bid for a remarkable treble. In one of...

  • Powerplay crowns first champ

    Written by TG Staffwriter on Friday, 28 September 2007

    David Kemp has been crowned the UK’s inaugural National PowerPlay Golf Champion – after winning the first ever national championships to be played anywhere in the world featuring the new way to play golf. The 20-year-old from Guildford, Surrey, lifted the Crown Golf National PowerPlay Golf Championship trophy with a 34pts score at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club...

  • Sep24 Westwood wins at Belfry

    Written by Associated Press on Monday, 24 September 2007

    Lee Westwood produced a brilliant final round of 65 to win the British Masters and become only the seventh player to reach £10 million prize money on the European Tour. Westwood, 34, was in dazzling form at The Belfry on Sunday as his seven under par round gave him a five-stroke victory over Ian Poulter. The former European number one started the day...

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