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Apr 8th, 2020 Article

COVID-19 golf subscription survey

Since we ran an article on the attitude of golf clubs to subscriptions many people have been commenting. Therefore, we thought we'd do a very quick survey to get a feel for what clubs out there are doing. We would welcome a couple of minutes of your time to answer the simple survey.

Jun 24th, 2020 Article

COVID-19 crisis for PGA Tour

A real headache is emerging for the PGA Tour as Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship. Koepka’s caddie Ricky Elliott tested positive for Covid-19 a day after Graeme McDowell’s caddie had a positive test.

Apr 16th, 2020 Article

Smart device to avoid COVID-19

Cobblestone Golf Course in Georgia, USA, has come up with an ingenious alternative to the raised cup for golf holes. The smart and simple device allows for a player to hole out and then eject the ball from the hole without touching the flag or the hole.

Apr 5th, 2020 Article

COVID-19 will hasten demise of clubs

I’m just about to pay my annual subscription, a tad late but hopefully given the current circumstances my tardiness is overlooked.  I will be signing a cheque, or more likely be doing an online transfer, for a chunky sum of money, at a time when I have absolutely no idea when my next round will come. I am happy to pay up but many up and down the country will be thinking twice.

Mar 29th, 2020 Article

European Tour thanks Covid-19 heroes

Golfers on the European Tour have come together to record a message to encourage everyone across the world to follow the World Health Organisation’s guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak, reinforcing the #STAYATHOME message.

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.

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 23rd, 2020 Article

European Tour facing financial ruin?

As the Coronavirus crisis rumbles on golf tours facing an uncertain future. Every week that passes means that both the PGA Tour and European Tour are losing millions in TV and sponsorship revenues. The Americans have a plan for survival but their European counterparts face the perfect storm of challenges that threaten the existence of the European Tour itself.

Apr 10th, 2020 Article

Half of clubs offering no help to members

We have had a great response to our survey of club members, but the results so far do not paint many golf clubs in a great light. Over half of the respondents told us that their club had not offered any form of reduction or deferral during the COVID-19 crisis.

Sep 11th, 2020 Article

England Golf announcement on Coronavirus rules change

When the UK government announced the change to the COVID-19 rules, we wondered how this would impact on golf societies planning events. England Golf has now made an announcement providing advice to the golf world. It's still not one hundred per cent clear but it does not bode well for larger groups of golfers hoping to get together. In a release put out on Twitter, England Golf said

Aug 6th, 2020 Article

Thomas Bjørn to walk From #Wentworth2Wales

Thomas Bjørn is set for one of the biggest challenges of his career next week when he embarks on a four-day charity walk over 210 kilometres from #Wentworth2Wales to raise funds for Unicef UK’s Save Generation COVID appeal and the Golf Foundation as part of the European Tour’s #GolfforGood initiative. Donations for the #Wentworth2Wales walk can be made at:

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.