Dec 21st, 2016
Golf buggies could require motor insurance for the first time under European law, the government has admitted.
Golf buggies could require motor insurance for the first time under European law, the government has admitted.
It's the news we have all been waiting for this side of the pond. European Tour golf is to return with the first tournament in a six week 'UK Swing' kicking off with the Betfred British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood, which will take place between 22nd and 25th July – a week earlier than originally scheduled. Dates have also been announced for four Rolex Series events including the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.
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.
The European Tour today confirmed the cancellation of the BMW International Open and the Open de France and the postponement of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, a Rolex Series event, due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). At the same time, the PGA Tour announced its plans to resume the 2019-20 season with the Charles Schwab Challenge between 11th and 14th June.
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.
Surely the least contentious and well-deserved award for 2019 was Jon Rahm being voted the Seve Ballesteros Award as the 2019 European Tour Players' Player of the Year, after a spectacular campaign which included two Rolex Series titles, another victory on home soil and culminated in him being crowned the Race to Dubai Champion.
The European Tour has a real headache on its hands following Iran’s recent threats to "destroy" parts of the United Arab Emirates if there is retaliation after the attacks they launched on Iraq in reprisal for the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.
Following the debuting of the Titleist 2020 branding at the FedEx Cup playoffs the rather sleek looking bags are being launched on the European Tour at this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. We still want one!
Paul Casey has moves up to 14th in the world following his victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The Englishman shot a bogey free 66 that took him to 14 under and squeezed out Scotland’s Robert Macintyre, Austria’s Matthias Schwab and home hope Bernd Ritthammer by one-stroke.
One of Europe’s most high-profile golfers Paul Lawrie OBE will be taking part in this year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.
The inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will be hosted at the stunning Trevose Golf Club, on the North Cornwall Coast this coming June (20th - 23rd). Here's a little taste of what to expect on this stunning course.
Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Masters Tournament victory last year. Or was it his sterling work in destabilising the USA Ryder Cup team in Paris...
It takes a lot for Tiger Woods to turn down a massive appearance fee (reportedly north of $6m) and a free yacht, but that's what happened recently when the European Tour came knocking with an invite to the Saudi International, the country's first professional significant golf tournament.
The Team USA vs. Team Europe Celebrity Golf Cup for the Ryder Cup Trust is heading to St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the first time this year from 22 to 25 July.
Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.
The Algarve has retained its place as the top European golf destination after sealing its latest major success at the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.
One of Europe’s most popular golf and leisure destinations, Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, is kicking off the new year in Spain by inviting PGA Professionals and amateur golfers from across Europe for two exciting tournaments.
23-year-old Bronte Law has broken a Ladies European Tour record by holing nine straight birdies in the Lalla Aicha Tour School event in Morocco.
Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world.
Madeira has been named Europe's ‘up and coming' golf destination by Square Mile, the luxury magazine for those working in the City of London's financial industry.
Lumine Mediterranea Beach & Golf Coummunity, the home of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stages is offering brand-new winter sun packages to give golfers the chance to experience the courses which witnessed the drama of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.
With one week to go until this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway, the full list of professionals has now been announced for the Staysure Tour event which takes place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
Quinta do Lago has further strengthened its world-renowned reputation by climbing to an impressive fifth place in Golf World’s ‘Top 100 Golf Resorts in Continental Europe 2018’ rankings.
The Ryder Cup is golf’s most prestigious team competition and this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters will see 14 former stars of the past tournaments go head-to-head in this Staysure Tour event.
The Algarve has underlined its reputation as the leading European destination for golf travellers with a perfect 10 in Golf World’s newly-released Top 100 European Golf Resorts list.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s decision to become the first course in Spain to relay its greens with a new variety of Bermuda grass has received a glowing endorsement after the exclusive resort moved into the top 10 of Golf World magazine’s updated rankings list of the ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’.
From holing a remarkable and somewhat historic ten-foot putt at the 2002 Ryder Cup, to captaining Europe to victory in the tournament in 2014, it is fair to say that iconic Irish golfer, Paul McGinley has made his mark on the sport. Now, the star who has won four times on the European Tour, is set to take part in this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters which takes place between 4–7 October at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
Time to stop hitting the cross bar, I am going for value this week more than ever as the top players are under performing??? It looks like Horschel started last week when he withdrew due to Sinusitis !!
1991 Masters winner, Ian ‘Woosie’ Woosnam OBE, will continue his 2018 Staysure Tour season as he is confirmed to return to Birmingham’s Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club between 4-7 October. Playing in the annual Farmfoods European Senior Masters, Woosie will join returning tournament host, Peter Baker.
Linna Golf, a European Top 100 Golf Course* set amidst the beautiful pine and birch forests of Finland, has received overwhelming praise from Europe’s most talented amateurs competing in the prestigious St Andrews Trophy.
Richard McEvoy has won his first European Tour title with a 20-foot putt on the final hole.
What a great last day at the Open last Sunday, there were at least 12 possible winners with 6 holes to go and it's fair to say Tiger is back!!! The winner Francesco Molinari by 2 shots from Justin Rose but it was Tiger that had the crowd on its feet!!!
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters, this year the event is returning to the Forest of Arden Marriott Country Club & Hotel, between 4-7 October.
Reunion Resort, an AAA Four Diamond-rated property, is an exclusive 2,200-acre destination which promises a vacation wonderland and is conveniently located six miles from Walt Disney World and only 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
Guy Kinnings, Colin Montgomerie’s long-time manager, is joining the European Tour as Deputy CEO to Keith Pelley and Ryder Cup Director.
Golf Son Muntaner, the flagship course at Arabella Golf Mallorca, has reopened following an extensive renovation project to elevate the condition of the course to world class level.
Sicily's Verdura Resort has further established its place among the most beautiful golf destinations in the world, with 2018 Rocco Forte Sicilian Open winner Joaquim Lagergren leading the plaudits for the multi-award-winning venue.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s status as one of the world’s elite golf venues has received a ringing endorsement after being named as the ‘Best Golf Resort in Europe’ by users of the respected website Leadingcourses.com for the second year running.
Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club once again set the stage for amateur and professional competitors from across Europe to celebrate the start of the 2018 golf season by gathering for the Costa Daurada Golf Festival.
European Tour action will return to Sicily's Verdura Resort for the second year running when the award-winning golf and lifestyle resort hosts the Rocco Forte Open - Verdura from May 10-13, 2018.
Thomas Pieters secured the winning point as Team Europe came from behind to beat Asia 14-10 and retain the EurAsia Cup in Malaysia.
Son Gual, Mallorca's number-one golf destination, has risen nine places to 42nd in the popular Top 100 Golf Courses' European ranking - breaking into the website's top 50.
Club de Golf Alcanada’s ever-growing reputation has been bolstered even further after it was included in the prestigious Top 100 Golf Courses of Continental Europe 2018 for the first time.
Justin Rose has been announced as the tournament host for the 2018 British Masters, and Walton Heath in Surrey will be the tournament venue, which will run from October 11-14.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has been acclaimed as the best golf resort in Europe in the highly respected Square Mile magazine golf awards.
Welshman Stephen Dodd won his second European Senior Tour title in spectacular fashion on a dramatic final day at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters, securing victory with a 40-foot birdie on the 18th green at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & CC.
Sergio Garcia has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his victory at The Masters in April.
Next on the tee...GolfPunk at the European Senior Masters.
With GolfPunk acting as the official media partner at the European Senior Masters at the Forest of Arden, it is only appropriate to base this week’s tips on the event.
With just days until the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, the full field of European Senior Tour professionals has been revealed.
Scottish golfing legend Sam Torrance OBE has joined the Farmfoods European Senior Masters field, and will be competing at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in the inaugural tournament between 19-22 October 2017.
As part of the build up to the European Senior Masters, three of the tour professionals will be hosting a junior clinic at the Forest of Arden for sixteen lucky, local kids.
The European Tour have announced their new schedule with four new tournaments for 2018, but there are some interesting omissions which say something about the state of the European Tour.
British golf legend Ian Woosnam OBE is the latest addition to the Farmfoods European Senior Masters line-up, and will be competing at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in the inaugural tournament between 19-22 October 2017.
The European Senior Masters have annouonced that GolfPunk will be their official media partner for the event, which takes place at the Forest of Arden from the 19th – 22nd October.
Here’s an interesting first. A European country has reported that more women were members of its golf clubs than men in 2016.
England's Jordan Smith has claimed his maiden European Tour title following a play–off victory against defending champion Alex Levy at the Porsche European Open.
The LET: For the future of Golf it must be saved and we all have to play our part.
The 122nd Amateur Championship kicked off yesterday at Prince’s and Royal St George’s. Here’s a brief history of this prestigious event.
Motocaddy has been announced as the ‘Official Electric Trolley’ of the PGA EuroPro Tour for the twelfth consecutive season.
The Mizuno European Tour workshop is to host four of its popular Fitting Days in April and May 2017, visiting Woburn Golf Club, Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Bearwood Lakes Golf Club and Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club.
European Tour players Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood have all been given Special Temporary Membership of the U.S. PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.
The European Senior Tour will make history in the United Arab Emirates this month as the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters becomes the first European Tour event to be played on a nine–hole golf course.
Gleneagles has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi–sport event that will see Gleneagles make golfing history as host of the first ever European Golf Team Championships.
The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour will pay a £250,000 bonus if a player can win four tournaments on the 2017 schedule.
First he started the inaugural World Super 6 with its mix of stroke and match play climaxing with a series of six-hole, knockout duels. Now he's got his eye on 6-hole stadium golf!
The European Tour is creating a unique six–hole team event in England in May, in an attempt to bring a new audience into the game.
U.S. Amateur champion Curtis Luck has signed with IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation.
Jeunghun Wang has held of the challenge of Jaco Van Zyl and Joakim Lagergren to win the Qatar Masters.
Jeunghun Wang has opened up a three–shot lead on moving day at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, so it's all change at the top after yesterday's nine–way tie.
Amateur golfer David Colby had an amazing hole–in–one on the 17th hole at the Stadium Course during the CareerBuilding Challenge, and had no idea that it had actually gone in until the roar of the crowd told him so.
Verdura Resort’s has become the latest addition to the exclusive European Tour Properties network.
John Jacobs has died aged 91.He will be best remembered for his work in establishing the European Tour, where he served as the European Tour’s tournament Director–General from 1971 to 1975.
Rory McIlroy has won the European Tour shot of the year, as voted for by My European Tour fans, for his approach shot to the 18th at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Retiring PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem believes that golf would benefit enormously if the US–based organisation joined forces with the European Tour.
Ten of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging amateur golf holes have been shortlisted to be crowned the UK’s best, as online voting now begins for golfers to choose their favourite.
The European Tour has appointed a new Official Starter, with Alastair Scott stepping into Ivor Robson’s shoes.
The European Tour have got in on the #MannequinChallenge and have absolutely nailed it.
The European Tour has officially announced the Rolex Series, a new alliance of leading tournaments, which is designed to strengthen the golf schedule from the 2017 season onwards.
Patrick Reed has retained his European Tour membership for 2017, even though he failed to compete in the required number of events on the Race to Dubai. So what's going on?
Jeunghun Wang shot a third-round 64 to take a three-shot lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters and Ricardo Gouveia take on the Bottle Smash Challenge!!!
We check out Team Europe's What's In The Bag's and highlight the two new putters going into play this week.
Paul Casey shot a blistering 66 in the third round at the Deutsche Bank to finish -15 overall and taker a three shot lead into the final round on Monday.
Sweden's Alex Noren beat Australian Scott Hend on Sunday in a dramatic play off to take the €2.7 million winner’s cheque at the Omega European Masters in stunning Crans Montana.
James Hahn was literally perfect off the tee at the Deutsche Bank, as he shot six under in the first round.
With a year's supply of beer up for grabs, would John Daly pull out all the stops to win?
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley wants to introduce a six-hole event incorporating a shot clock, music, different clothes and fewer clubs in an effort to attract more golf followers.
The European Tour has issues an apology over the set up of the Castle Stuart course for the Scottish Open, as forty mile an hour winds hit the course.
Bom Sucesso, in Portugal, is the latest member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network, and has become an official European Tour Destination.
22 year-old Somin Lee secured his maiden European Tour victory on Monday after play had been delayed over the weekend following heavy rain, strong winds and electrical activity.
While Cobra PUMA Golf have made headlines by the big ticket signing of Bryson DeChambeau, it’s with the support of the players you haven’t heard of yet that’s impressing us at GPHQ. Cobra PUMA Golf have announced an expanded partnership with the PGA EuroPro Tour. Here’s why we think it’s important.
Paul Casey has not being pulling his punches in an interview with The Times over his frustrations about the Ryder Cup, which he is ineligible for as he not playing on the European Tour.
The European Tour has launched its new Travel Club, in a new partnership with Golfbreaks.com. The European Tour Travel Club will offer unique experiences for golf fans looking to combine golf travel with once-in-a-lifetime rounds.
Keith Pelley, the new European Tour CEO has slow play on his agenda, and his plans to speed up the game seems to have got off to a positive start during the recent ‘Desert Swing’ with a reduction in round times being apparent under the new ‘Pace of Play’ policy.
Four European Tour stars. One hole. Zero golf clubs. Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger, and Peter Ulhein take on the Dude Perfect Challenge.
Europe storm into impressive lead: Video, photo and daft caption round up from a one sided morning.
The first morning draw, plus how come the European Team is dressed up like Droogs from A Clockwork Orange?...
Gareth Bale invited to play on European Tour! Well, he does play of scratch. Will he be joining the hallowed ranks of fellow footballers who tried (and failed) to make a go of it on tour?