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  • aug22 doubleace

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday 22 August 2008

    Most golfers never get a sniff of a hole-in-one but Kent player Glen Morgan has amazingly just achieved the feat…two days running! The 51-year-old Dale Hill GC member, who has been playing for 35 years and plays off 10, incredibly got his aces while playing in the club’s Little Cup and in the Mixed Invitation the next day. Officials at the club...

  • aug21 par3

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday 21 August 2008

    Former European Tour star Mark Mouland took full advantage of home course knowledge to capture the Numark British Par 3 Championship at his home venue, Nailcote Hall, near Coventry. Mouland triumphed by two shots from European tour star, Lee Slattery.  Just one shot further back were local favourite Tom Whitehouse, European Tour colleague, Phil Golding and regional professionals Richard O’Hanlon and...

  • aug12 donaldout

    Tuesday 12 August 2008

    Luke Donald, sidelined since this summer’s US Open at Torrey Pines, is definitely out of next month’s Ryder Cup at Valhalla. European star Donald underwent successful surgery on his left wrist yesterday and will miss the remainder of the 2008 season as he works through the necessary rehabilitation and training schedule.  The surgery was performed by Dr. Andrew Weiland, who has also performed...

  • 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 town Birkdale.

  • 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.  To...

  • 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: Telephone Booking Line: 01276 855767 Fax: 01276 856974 One of the biggest competitions in amateur golf is back for 2008 – the...

  • 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...


    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...

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