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May 31st, 2020 Article

Almarose Hotels thank you to key workers

As part of a group-wide initiative, Almarose Hotels & Resorts will be offering three free tee-times every Thursday during June, exclusively as a thank you to local key workers. With its seven golf venues across the UK now open, Almarose has set aside three complimentary start times from 3 pm each Thursday at each venue.

May 20th, 2020 Article

Virtual Women’s Golf Day

Tune into www.womensgolfday.com on 2nd June for a day packed with exclusive entertainment and inspirational messages from across the world of golf.  WGD raises much needed funds for Médecins sans Frontiers / Doctors without Borders (MSF) and their battle with COVID-19. 

May 14th, 2020 Article

Exciting news for all gamers

Coming to a store, or computer, near you on Friday 21 August is the latest iteration from the folks at 2K, PGA TOUR® 2K21. The game will be available on several platforms and will be the first golf game for some time to feature actual PGA Tour Pros.

May 13th, 2020 Article

Quarantine headache for European based players

The PGA Tour will kick off on 11 June with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas. However, players and caddies returning to the USA for the tour face the headache of 14 days in isolation due to the strict quarantine rules in place in the USA.

May 12th, 2020 Article

Tee booking systems crashing

Today is the day we can all get back on the course after an almost insufferable seven weeks or so. Golfers have been rushing to book tee times and clubs systems have been crashing under the volumes.

May 10th, 2020 Article

Courses to open in England

It was good news for golfers in England as Boris Johnson announced in his Sunday address that recreational sports could resume, so long it is with members of your household. Sadly, the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have refused to follow Westminster’s lead

May 3rd, 2020 Article

TaylorMade Driving Relief

Hot on the heels of the Tiger and Phil announcement we have some more golf on telly coming our way with Team TaylorMade. In the socially distanced red corner, and standing a good six feet or so apart, will be Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson and in the blue corner will be Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. The players will be taking to the fairways in a $3 million charity skins game on 17th May.

Apr 29th, 2020 Article

We could be golfing in May

Without wishing to tempt fate, it looks like we may be fine-tuning those swings and getting back on the links soon in the UK. A UK Parliament's All-Party Group has suggested that golf should return quickly, and the R&A has prepared guidance for operating courses under COVID-19 restrictions.

Apr 29th, 2020 Article

LPGA to restart tour in July

The LPGA announced its revised calendar for 2020 on Wednesday with a planned return to play at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Michigan on 15th July. There will also be more cash available due to increases in the purses for many of the events. Players will compete for an average of nearly $2.7 million per event.

Apr 28th, 2020 Article

European Tour needs the Ryder Cup played

Players such as Rory McIlroy may believe that a Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup and so should be postponed but the truth is Europe cannot afford to postpone the event if the knock-on effect is the pushing back of the 2022 match.

Apr 22nd, 2020 Article

Woods vs Mickelson the rematch

We reported last month that Lefty might be taking on Tiger in a rematch of ‘The Match’ which took place in November 2018 for an obscene prize pot. The good news is that the match is confirmed and as we hoped this time it is for charity.

Apr 22nd, 2020 Article

Titleist And FootJoy ‘Chipping In’

Golfers will have an opportunity to tee it up with a top-ranked tour player, schedule their next golf lesson with a world-renowned instructor, get fit like a professional, or even experience Pebble Beach with a local resident, while ‘Chipping In’ to make a difference with the COVID-19 Relief Charity Golf Auction.