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  • 10 ways to shoot lower scores in 2023!

    Thursday, 22 December 2022

    What’s inside the new issue of Today’s Golfer, how to buy your copy, and why you should become a member! Every month – well, 13 times per year, actually – Today’s Golfer brings you everything you need in order to get the most from the game we all love. The best way to ensure you never miss an issue is to...

  • Rules of Golf: 2023 update explained

    Tuesday, 8 November 2022

    The R&A and the USGA have unveiled an update to the Rules of Golf for 2023 in a bid to make them easier to understand and apply. We delve into the key changes to explain how they will impact your game. It’s already been four years since the R&A and USGA made the biggest changes to the Rules of Golf that we...

  • Best Golf Podcasts 2022

    Tuesday, 25 October 2022

    What are the best golf podcasts that you have to be listening to in 2022? For most of us we cant get enough of golf as it is, and with the emergence of podcasts it’s never been easier to love the game. Podcasts have blasted onto the scene in recent times and everyone is getting in on the act from professional...

  • What is the best luxury car for a golfer?

    Wednesday, 12 October 2022

    What is the best car for golfers? We’ve teamed up with Parkers.co.uk to find out. What is the best luxury car for a golfer? Well, according to the Parkers New Car Awards 2023, it’s the new Range Rover. Here at Todays’s Golfer we partnered with Parkers – the definitive resource for car buying advice in the UK – to bring you the...

  • How to make golf more sustainable

    Wednesday, 5 October 2022

    From biodegradable tees to making space for wildlife, Sustainable Golf Week shows golfers how they can make a difference. Sustainability has rightly become an increasing focus in golf in recent years, with more thought now going into how golf courses can be kinder to the environment, as well as more products being made using recycled materials and in more environmentally...

  • Will golf courses close for the Queen’s funeral?

    Tuesday, 13 September 2022

    Golf courses will be allowed to make their own decision on whether to close their facilities on the day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. The ceremony will take place from 11am on Monday, September 19, at Westminster Abbey and the day has formerly been declared a Bank Holiday. However, as per Government guidance, there will be no formal obligation for...

  • 15 hours, 1,300 shots, 150,000 steps… Inside Today’s Golfer’s Longest Day Challenge

    Wednesday, 6 July 2022

    What happened when Today’s Golfer took on the Macmillan Longest Day Challenge and tackled 72 holes at world-famous Woodhall Spa on one of the hottest days of the year? Macmillan’s Longest Day Challenge is a big date in the UK golf calendar when hundreds commit to playing 72 holes on Summer Solstice. This year, Today’s Golfer took part, playing four rounds...

  • New open competition for scratch golfers is ‘the toughest challenge’ in England

    Thursday, 23 June 2022

    We’ve teamed up with Rockliffe Hall to offer golfers the chance to compete in the ‘Ultimate Challenge Open’ and play the longest course in England! Rockliffe Hall is famous for being the only five-star golf hotel in the north of England. But what you may not realise is that it is also home to the longest golf course in the UK. Every...

  • How do I get a golf handicap? The World Handicap System explained

    Thursday, 28 April 2022

    How do I get a golf handicap? And how does the World Handicap System work? Use our easy-to-follow guide, compiled with England Golf’s Head of Handicapping and Course Rating. Have you got to grips with golf’s World Handicap System? The WHS replaced the UK’s CONGU system in November 2020, ensuring a level playing field for amateur club golfers across the globe. Getting a golf...

  • Silverstone Auctions

    Written by Mark Flanagan on Wednesday, 27 April 2022

    Two great opportunities to pick up a motoring classic Luxury vehicle auction specialists Silverstone Auctions will be featured at two popular luxury car sales events at Sywell Aerodrome, in Northampton later this year. Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as...

  • Take on the Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Challenge

    Written by Mark Flanagan on Thursday, 21 April 2022

    Four rounds, over 20 miles and one amazing cause Want to feel good about your game? Round up a team of mates to play four rounds in 24 hours and get fundraising to support people with cancer.  Now in its 22nd year, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge is one of the most anticipated events of the summer for thousands of...

  • Phantom of The Open review: Rylance shines as ‘world’s worst golfer’

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 14 March 2022

    As Maurice Flitcroft’s extraordinary story hits the big screen, we review The Phantom of the Open, starring Mark Rylance and Sally Hawkins. Golf has always had a chequered history on the big screen. If it wasn’t for the connection with golf, we probably wouldn’t bother watching Tin Cup, Caddyshack or Happy Gilmore again… and they’re the good ones. But The Phantom of...

  • 16 fun golf formats that you have to try

    Wednesday, 1 December 2021

    If you’re bored of the weekly stableford, strokeplay or match play with your mates, here are 16 new formats for to freshen things up and provide some new fun on the golf course. Whether you play for 50p, a fiver or simply for bragging rights, there are dozens of games that can add a bit of competitive fun to a round...

  • Play Valderrama as part of stunning new Andalucia golf package

    Written by Mark Flanagan on Thursday, 25 November 2021

    Always wanted to play golf at Valderrama? New ‘Sotogrande Experience’ will make your dreams come true. Andalucia in Spain is home to some of the best golf courses on the continent and now you can play the three jewels in the region’s crown as part of a superb new ‘Stay and Play’ package. RELATED: Golf World Top 100 Courses and Resorts Located...

  • One man’s mission to get more Muslims playing golf

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 1 November 2021

    Amir Malik has made it his mission to enpower and inspire Muslims to get into golf. This is how he’s doing it… Since taking up golf seven years ago, Amir Malik has experienced everything from indifference and curiosity to hostility because of his beliefs – and the colour of his skin.  As a practising Muslim, he prays five times a day, eats...

  • Former Troon caddies raise thousands for charity by selling recycled golf balls

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 22 October 2021

    Meet the Scottish duo who set-up a discounted golf ball business during lockdown – and are now raking in the cash! Campbell Mathieson and Andrew Bogle have always made a pretty good team. The 23-year-olds went to the same school together, played golf together, and even caddied at Royal Troon together. But it wasn’t until they left for separate universities and then...

  • Amateur golfer aims to play 2,001 holes in a week!

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 22 October 2021

    Meet the Irishman attempting to break the world record for most golf holes played in a week – and raise $250,000 for charity! Mick McLoughlin has just finished hitting 1,200 balls at the driving range in Brisbane, Australia, He’ll be back there tomorrow doing it all over again, and the day after that as well.  Nearly 12 months of training will finally...

  • How non-members can get an official golf handicap

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 5 October 2021

    England Golf launches iGolf, a new digital community that offers non-club golfers in England the opportunity to obtain and maintain an official handicap.  Society and charity golf days are about to get a whole lot fairer. Non-club golfers in England can now sign up to iGolf and pay an annual fee of £40 in exchange for a World Handicap Index, as...

  • One of the greatest golf experiences in the world!

    Written by Chris Bertram / Rob Jerram on Monday, 2 August 2021

    French super-club Les Bordes has officially unveiled its second golf course and it looks absolutely incredible! Designed by Gil Hanse, the man behind Castle Stuart, Streamsong Black and the Rio Olympics Course, Les Bordes’ eagerly awaited New Course is now open for play. Situated in France’s Loire Valley, just 60 miles south of Paris, the course was officially opened by the world-renowned...

  • R&A launches campaign to get more women and girls playing golf

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 19 July 2021

    The R&A launches #FOREEVERYONE campaign which aims to get more women and girls playing golf. The R&A’s participation campaign aims to encouraging more women and girls to play golf by showcasing the sport and providing practical advice on how anyone can get started. RELATED: Meg MacLaren on the benefits of the Phoenix party hole #FOREeveryone highlights the many benefits of playing golf, including the...

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