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Tagged with "2020"

Nov 2nd, 2020 Article

Strategy will be key under the lights says Faldo

Six-time Major champion and golf course designer, Sir Nick Faldo, anticipates strategy as being the key to win around his Dubai-based course ahead of the iconic Ladies European Tour event, the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic. “This is a unique event, absolutely, and it will do a great deal to highlight where the Ladies game is at right now.”  

Nov 2nd, 2020 Article

Clarke grabs his first PGA Tour Champions title

Darren Clarke tapped in a short birdie putt at the last to register his first win in forty efforts on the PGA Tour Champions. The big man from Northern Ireland won by a single shot from Jim Furyk and defending champion Bernhard Langer at the TimberTech Champions in Boca Raton, Florida. It was the first victory for Clarke since his Open triumph at Royal St, George's in 2011.

Nov 2nd, 2020 Article

Gay beats the youngsters in Bermuda

Brian Gay rolled in his long birdie putt at the first playoff hole at the Bermuda Championship to beat a man almost half his age and become the oldest winner on the PGA Tour since Davis Love III in 2015. "Well, this is absolutely insane," said  Gay after his round. "I’ve been playing awful since Covid… it’s been a struggle. I’ve been trying to work hard and get back."

Nov 2nd, 2020 Article

Shinkwin claims maiden title in Cyprus

Callum Shinkwin defeated Kalle Samooja in a play-off to win his first European Tour title after a dramatic final day at the 2020 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open. The Englishman was two shots behind the Finn as he stood on the17th tee in regulation and while a birdie there edged him closer, his chances of victory looked slim when he found rough off the tee at the par five last.

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 31st, 2020 Article

Zen and the art of golf

The 2021 Zen Green Stage® is the world’s first fully-adjustable connected playing surface for golf.    Offering precise Wi-Fi control from your phone or tablet, the adjustable 2021 Zen Green Stage connects with your swing studio technology for the complete indoor golf experience, giving golfers and their coaches new ways to play, teach and learn. ·         Rapid slope transitions

Oct 30th, 2020 Article

Armitage and Donaldson share lead in Cyprus

arcus Armitage and Jamie Donaldson share the lead at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open on 11 under par but will need to complete their second rounds on Saturday morning as play was suspended due to fading light.

Oct 30th, 2020 Article

How does this Slope thing work?

Despite all the excellent communication from England Golf and other bodies golfers are still struggling to get their heads around the new World Handicap System. It's not the calculation of the Handicap that seems to be causing the most discussion but the differentiating factor between golf courses known as the 'Slope Rating'. A few key facts are Handicap = Handicap Index x (Slope Rating /113)

Oct 30th, 2020 Article

Under Armour partners with Aphrodite Hills

Under Armour, the UK's number one Men’s Golf Apparel brand*, today welcomes Aphrodite Hills to its ‘Technical Partnership Programme’.   The partnership will see Under Armour become the exclusive technical apparel and footwear supplier to Cyprus’ premier Golf Resort, outfitting its staff with the brands leading apparel innovations throughout the resort.  

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 30th, 2020 Article

LET Break Par Challenge powered by Golf Saudi

The Ladies European Tour launched today the LET Break Par Challenge Powered by Golf Saudi – a season-long charity competition designed to recognise outstanding player performances and showcase the exceptional LET talent in a fun and measurable format. For information about the LET Break Par Challenge Powered by Golf Saudi, and updated rankings at the conclusion of each event, please visit: 

Oct 29th, 2020 Article

Veerman and Waite on top in Cyprus

American Johannes Veerman and Mitch Waite of England share the lead at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open after carding seven-under-par rounds of 64 in the first European Tour event to be held on the Mediterranean island. Cyprus became the 50th nation to host the European Tour in its 48-year history as the first round began today, with Veerman and Waite edging ahead on a low-scoring day in Paphos.