Golf News

Well Done to Gary Marks November 2, 2016 6:41 pm

By Jon Woodroffe – World of Golf Master Professional All of us here at World of Golf New Malden would like to congratulate Gary Marks on a hugely successful year on the PGA European Seniors Tour this season. Gary joined us as a teaching professional at World of Golf New Malden in 1992, back in the days when we were... View Article

Dapper Di Dapper Di October 31, 2016 12:13 pm

By Jon Woodroffe Introducing our third lady character from the range: Dapper Di Di is the pro shop’s favourite because she is fully prepared to pay full price for the current season, top of the range apparel. Her swing may be awful, but boy to does she look good on the range.  Di frequently pauses her practice to reapply lipstick... View Article

Hit the ball a long way Basher Bob October 21, 2016 12:48 pm

By Jon Woodroffe Introducing the third of our male characters to be found on the range: Basher Bob Basher Bob only as one aim in life: to clear the safety netting at the far end of the range. He just loves to hit the ball a long way. A very long way… It won’t surprise you to know that he... View Article

The passing of Arnold Palmer For once we were ‘out-teamed’ October 16, 2016 1:33 pm

By Duncan Woolger – World of Golf Master Professional So the Ryder Cup is back in US hands. Now that the dust has settled, I think we can conclude that we got out-putted, out-supported and, for once, ‘out-teamed’. On this occasion, Team USA simply had more than the Europeans. Their incredibly enthusiastic and patriotic crowd certainly it challenging for our... View Article

Anxious Annie - will she take a shot? Anxious Annie October 14, 2016 12:55 pm

By Jon Woodroffe Introducing our second lady character from the driving range: Anxious Annie Annie, bless here, doesn’t like being watched. On arrival she’ll walk right to the end of the range, ideally getting the bay furthest away from the entrance so there’s no chance of anyone walking past her.  Peering furtively around, poor Annie will only take a shot... View Article

Golf at the Olympics Some flair and imagination. Please October 6, 2016 11:14 am

Jon Woodroffe urges the game’s administrators to be more creative when given a shop window It is the most entertaining form of golf and this year’s battle between the big guns of team U-S-A and Europe was no different. The result was I guess expected this time. The USA team were motivated for revenge and were more together than ever... View Article

Golf Gadgets Gadget Greg October 3, 2016 1:45 pm

By Jon Woodroffe Continuing our series of fun characters we occasionally bump into on the range, meet our second guy: Gadget Greg. This guy just loves his golf gadgets. Greg doesn’t go to the range to practice, he goes to test his gadgets. Spends more time with a tablet in his hand than a 7 iron, consulting a multitude of... View Article

Slow Down Sally Slow Down Sally September 26, 2016 6:49 am

By Jon Woodroofe Slow Down Sally Continuing our series of characters we occasionally meet on the range, here’s Slow Down Sally. Slow down Sally once met a pro who told her she needed to slow her swing down. Unfortunately she has taken this to the extreme. The club now goes back so slowly that by the time it gets above... View Article

Driving Range Driving range visitors you may recognise September 16, 2016 6:29 am

By Jon Woodroffe Machine Gun Mike  As the main season begins to wind down, we thought we’d have a little bit of fun by introducing you to some of the characters, men and women, we (and maybe you too?) see at World of Golf London from time to time. It’s all tongue in cheek and any likeness to actual persons is entirely accidental... View Article

Iron Byron Who has the best swing? August 24, 2016 6:22 am

By Ian Clark, World of Golf London Master Professional This question is among the most commonly asked in golf. No matter who you ask, the answers tend to be familiar and might include: Justin Rose, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Ernie Els and Jack Nicklaus, to name but a few. My own answer is a little different and may surprise you………..a... View Article