Why Bubba Watson is good for golf

2014 Masters Champion Bubba Watson

In a sport dominated by technology, innovation, science and statistics what a refreshing change to see Bubba Watson slip on his second Green Jacket and become a double Masters Champion last night. There’s no doubt, Bubba is different to almost every modern professional golfer playing the world tours. He uses a pink driver with a … Read moreWhy Bubba Watson is good for golf

Golf Review of 2013 – Global Golfer Magazine

golf ball globe

At this time of year we find ourselves fixated on birdies. Whichever bird is set to grace your Christmas dinner table – a roast turkey, duck, pheasant or perhaps a partridge – now is an ideal time to look back on the golf travel trends, stories and headlines that provided the stuffing for our magazine … Read moreGolf Review of 2013 – Global Golfer Magazine

Turkish Delight at Belek golf holidays boost

Montgomerie Maxx golf course Belek Turkey

This week began with Tiger Woods, the world’s best golfer, driving a golf ball from Europe to Asia on a bridge spanning the Bosphorus River in Turkey’s capital Istanbul. It was a PR stunt, designed to attract headlines and coverage for this week’s inaugural Turkish Airlines Open, the first-ever European Tour event to be played … Read moreTurkish Delight at Belek golf holidays boost

5 Winter Warmer Golf Breaks

If you can’t face pulling on mittens, base layers, woolly hats and a full-set of waterproofs to play winter golf on temporary greens and frosty fairways, then you need Global Golfer’s handy guide to Winter Warmer Golf Breaks. TENERIFE This volcanic Spanish isle is one of the Canary Islands and is popular holiday destination because … Read more5 Winter Warmer Golf Breaks

Ashworth Cardiff Golf Shoe Review

Ashworth Cardiff golf shoe

After watching a host of top professionals with lower back pain turn to spikeless, street-style golf shoes – I had to know – is there any solace without spikes? So, I set off in search of the perfect spikeless golf shoe for a 30-something scratch golfer with chronic back pain. What did I find? A … Read moreAshworth Cardiff Golf Shoe Review

Obituary: Dave Thomas Golf Course Designer

Dave Thomas

The golfing world lost a truly brilliant son with the passing of golf course designer and former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas this week. The Welshman died on Tuesday at home in Marbella, Spain. He was 79 and leaves behind wife Carol and sons Michael and Paul. Twice a runner-up in The Open Championship, once … Read moreObituary: Dave Thomas Golf Course Designer

Open Golf Guide 2013 – How to Master Muirfield

18th hole at Muirfield with Open grandstands

Finlay Miller was given exclusive access to the links at Muirfield just days before it closed ahead of The Open. Here is his guide to the toughest holes at the course many rate the best on The Open rota… TWO DAYS before Muirfield closed in preparation for this year’s Open, I found myself driving up … Read moreOpen Golf Guide 2013 – How to Master Muirfield

Has Trump International Golf Links failed Scotland?

Donald Trump Golf course Scotland

Donald Trump’s project to build the “world’s greatest golf course” on Scotland’s Aberdeenshire Coast has hit the headlines again, this time for allegedly failing to create the jobs which helped convince the government to grant planning approval. Trump Golf Links opened in July 2012, amid a whirlwind of controversy, and possibly the biggest media hype … Read moreHas Trump International Golf Links failed Scotland?

Rubber snakes, 1-irons and Wicker Baskets: a history of Merion Golf Club

map of Merion Golf Club

Matthew Moore takes a look at the colourful history of Merion Golf Club, from its British influences and wicker basket pins to legendary 1-irons and high jinx with rubber snakes… Once in a lifetime a golf trip grants memories that stay with you forever. Mine came at the turn of this century. In June of … Read moreRubber snakes, 1-irons and Wicker Baskets: a history of Merion Golf Club

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