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Today's Golfer Issue 416

Today’s Golfer is dedicated to helping you play and buy better... We'll lower your handicap. Each issue, the magazine's team of elite coaches gives you tips that will lower your handicap - proven drills to help your driving, iron play, putting and close approach work. And if you're looking to invest in new kit, our experienced testing team brings you the first independent reviews of the latest golf clubs & accessories every issue. If you want to play abroad, ensure you read our travel advice... we'll ensure you have the golfing holiday of a lifetime. Plus: don’t miss our exclusive green fee deals and course guides. You could save a lot of money!

United Kingdom
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
this game of ours is open to everyone

Golf is booming. An extra 2.3 million players hit British and Irish golf courses last year, with the average age dropping by five years. To capitalise on the game’s growing popularity, the R&A has launched its new #FOREeveryone campaign, which aims to get more women and girls playing golf. The campaign highlights the benefits of playing golf, including the opportunities to improve physical and mental health, spend time with friends and family, and the joy of competition – while challenging the misconceptions nongolfers have about the sport. Anyone who wants to find out more about golf can now visit FOREeveryone.com to get practical advice on how to start, as well as hear from existing women golfers talk about the reasons they play and why others should give it a go. Phil Anderton, Chief Development…

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‘it’s a picture book course’

Not since Kingsbarns opened in 2000 have we been treated to a course opening as good as this. We were one of the first to play St Patrick’s Links at Rosapenna before its opening last month, and it’s like nothing we can remember experiencing in Great Britain & Ireland before. It is more akin to the minimalist courses at US super-resort Bandon Dunes or New Zealand superstar Tara Iti. The link, of course, is that St Patrick’s designer, Tom Doak, is the man behind two of the courses at Bandon, as well as the Kiwi classic. His latest creation sits to the south of Rosapenna’s existing courses, Sandy Hills and Old Tom, and is defined by wide playing corridors which have created a gorgeous aesthetic of fescue, sandy waste areas and rustic…

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callaway teams up with the champions of europe

First TaylorMade partnered with Man United, now Callaway have joined forces with Chelsea by launching a bespoke range of accessories to celebrate their Champions League victory. The range includes Chelsea-logoed Callaway Supersoft golf balls; driver and putter headcovers; Callaway Opti-Fit Glove; a co-branded bag towel; and a ‘First Tee’ valuables pouch featuring a Chelsea-branded casino chip ball marker, pitch-mark repairer, pencil and tees. You can purchase all the products now from the Chelsea Stadium Megastore, as well as from selected retailers.…

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the reopening of the r&a world golf museum

It’s been closed since 2020, but the former British Golf Museum at theHome of Golf, in St Andrews, has been rebranded and undergone an extensive redevelopment ahead of next year’s Open. As well as telling the story of golf through six thematic and interactive zones, there’s a special exhibition running for the next 18 months which celebrates the life of the late, great Seve Ballesteros and features a ‘unique collection’ dedicated to his greatest achievements, including winning three Open titles. Entry costs £12 for adults; £6 for children. Kids under the age of four go free. Book in advance at: www.worldgolfmuseum.com…

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the fedex cup play-offs

As if the battle to make the Ryder Cup wasn’t big enough, there’s still the small matter of who walks away with the $15 million jackpot at the end of the PGA Tour season. After the WGC St Jude Invitational, the 2020/21 FedEx Cup race culminates with three play-off events, which run from August 19 to September 5. The top 125 players who qualify for the Northern Trust will be whittled down to 70 ahead of the BMW Championship, where only the top 30 players will make it through to the Tour Championship and compete for the $60 million bonus pool. In case you’ve forgotten, the format for the finale at East Lake means scores will be staggered to reflect each player’s FedEx Cup points. As a result, the leading…

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women and girls’ golf week

Timed to coincide with next month’s Women’s Open, this year’s campaign is all about celebrating the successes and achievements of women and girls in golf – and you can play your part by sharing your stories using the hashtag WhyIGolf. TheWomen and Girls’ Golf week will run from August 16-22 with a different theme each day. All clubs are being encouraged to host women and girl-friendly activities on Saturday 21 August and if it’s anything like last year, you might want to get involved. We know of one club that hosted an evening of putting, Prosecco and cake! That’s one way to get newbies into golf. www.englandgolf.org…