Golf News

Symbols and Realities August 12, 2016 9:01 am

By Grant Wright – CEO, World of Golf There has been much discussion about the members of two famous golf clubs voting to accept that half of the planet are not male. These votes are used as a symbol to portray the sport, once again, as being old fashioned and out-of-touch. It was not modern of Royal Troon to accept... View Article

Golf and the Olympics Golf and the Olympics July 18, 2016 8:06 am

By Duncan Woolger, World of Golf London Master Professional With so many of the worlds top players, including the top 5 men, choosing not to play in Rio, it raises the question of whether or not Golf should be an Olympic sport? Growing up I loved the Olympics. I still love the Olympics! To reach the absolute pinnacle of your... View Article

Nick Faldo My Golfing Hero is Nick Faldo July 8, 2016 8:59 am

By Grant Guerin, World of Golf London Senior Professional My first recollection of witnessing live professional golf on television was as a nine-year old in New Zealand watching the 1989 US Masters. Now I was a good Kiwi lad who loved playing cricket and rugby, but knew very little about golf other than that my Mum thought that Seve Ballesteros... View Article

My Golfing Hero is Seve June 20, 2016 8:01 am

By Duncan Woolger, World of Golf Master Professional When I was growing up I was an decent swimmer and my big hero was Mark Spitz, I stopped swimming when I was about 13 years old and wasn’t really doing much. I sat with my father on a very sunny day in July 1988 and watched the final round of the... View Article

Footgolf, Beginners' golf Is Footgolf the only solution? June 10, 2016 8:35 am

By Jon Woodroffe I have a great fear of golf shooting itself in the foot again soon. There has been an unfortunate trend for short 9 hole courses, ideal for beginners to cut their golfing teeth on, to be closing, either for redevelopment into housing,  or becoming more a place for groups to play football on. Recently we have seen... View Article

An inspiring tournament for English golf? April 11, 2016 10:23 am

By Jon Woodroffe Wow what an amazing final day of the Masters. Who would have thought that four Englishmen would feature in the top seven of arguably the world’s best loved golf tournament? Our congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick, Paul Casey, Lee Westwood and above all Danny Willett for providing a welcome and much needed shot in the arm for English... View Article