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Dec 20th, 2020 Article

Golf survives the new tier 4

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation swathes of London and the south-east of England move into a new Tier 4 level from Sunday 20 December. Fortunately, golf courses in Tier 4 areas can remain open for play in the following formats:

Dec 16th, 2020 Article

It's all ending in Tiers

It's just over a week since the latest lockdown ended in England and golfers flocked back to their beloved game. Now following the announcement of new Tier 3 areas, in particular, London some clubs are seeking to prevent members from playing.

Dec 7th, 2020 Article

RIP Peter Alliss

The game of golf has lost one of its greats. Peter Allis who was the 'Voice of golf' and commentated on golf for the BBC for some six decades, passed away suddenly on Saturday night. To us, he was simply the best! "It is with great sadness we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend Peter Alliss," said Alliss' family.

Nov 27th, 2020 Article

Did the European Tour need PGA cash?

The European Tour and PGA TOUR today announced a Strategic Alliance but it begs the question as to what were the drivers behind this partnership. The PGA Tour is acquiring a minority stake in the European Tour Productions, the European Tour’s Media Production company and so perhaps cash is the driver. Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour Jay Monahan, Commissioner of the PGA TOUR

Nov 24th, 2020 Article

Golf is back in England

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday confirmed the news we had all been praying for – golf is back from 2 December! Boris stated that when the four-week national lockdown due to coronavirus comes to an end, outdoor sports will be allowed once again. "I can confirm the national restrictions in England will end on the 2 December and they will not be renewed," said Johnson.

Nov 23rd, 2020 Article

Paulina Gretzky celebrates DJ’s win with naked snap

Dustin Johnson and model girlfriend Paulina Gretzky jetted off for a family holiday following the big man’s win at Augusta. Paulina had been supporting her man at the last major of the year and Dustin loved having her there. "Having Paulina there was awesome. It was a lot of fun. I will remember this for the rest of my life." Said Johnson.

Nov 18th, 2020 Article

England Golf launches WHS App

England Golf has today launched its innovative new app, , allowing golfers to stay up-to-date with their Handicap Index as part of the World Handicap System (WHS).

Nov 13th, 2020 Article

Nicklaus and Player stoke up the ball debate

An 80-year-old Jack Nicklaus and the ever-youthful looking Gary Player, 85 hit the ceremonial opening tee shots to open the Masters Tournament at a dank and gloomy early morning at Augusta. “I believe they probably would have brought it back this year if it wasn’t for Covid, or at least they would have thought about it or got serious about bringing it back,” Nicklaus said

Nov 3rd, 2020 Article

Golf bodies keep up the pressure on Boris

England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson is among a group of signatories on a letter to the Prime Minister which makes a compelling case for golf courses to be allowed to stay open during the second national lockdown. The letter argues that golf courses should remain open after the lockdown begins in England at midnight on Thursday. A copy of the letter is provided below.

Nov 1st, 2020 Article

English courses to close again

Sadly following the Prime Minister's announcement Golf courses in England are set to shut when new national lockdown measures come into force at midnight on 5 November. Although a statement from England Golf suggests there may be some room for manoeuvre.

Oct 30th, 2020 Article

Gleneagles to host 2022 Senior Open

Gleneagles will host The Senior Open Presented by Rolex for the first time when the iconic Scottish venue welcomes Europe’s only Senior Major Championship in 2022. “The Senior Open offers us the unique opportunity of visiting both traditional Open Rota venues and other world-class golf courses in the United Kingdom and The King’s Course will be no exception.

Oct 29th, 2020 Article

Nicklaus announces vote for Trump

Jack Nicklaus has caused somewhat of a Twitter storm by releasing a statement supporting Donald Trump. It seems many do not share the Golden Bear's admiration for the President of the United States and many of the responses contain some rather fruity language. The negatives responses' to Jack's statement included statements such as "Disappointing to see this from such a sports legend."