The calendar on 2018 is coming to an end, but make no mistake about it, the golf season just completed produced a number of key news items of special note. The return of Tiger Woods to competitive golf - and doing so in grand fashion leads the way. But, there are other key contributors, some which will spill into 2019.
Yangtze Dunes, the newly renovated 18 at 36-hole Lanhai International Country Club, celebrated its grand re-opening in late October with lavish, weeklong ceremonies that drew a throng of local dignitaries and an international assembly of media, course raters and tour players.
In less than two years, The 149th Open Championship returns to Royal St. George’s in Sandwich. Much will rightly be made of the famed layout once again serving as ground zero for the world’s finest players competing for sole possession of The Claret Jug.
Below we have laid out the importance of a handicap to a golfer in his or her development and why there must be a profound change in how the game is administered.
England Golf has just released a briefing document to usher in a greater understanding of the new World Handicap System. This new handicapping system will set golf back many years and the R&A and England Golf are both responsible for this most brazen act of stupidity. They have managed to make the new handicap system far more complex than it need be, and it will only be accessible through the England Golf website.
One of Surrey’s gems
The course at Effingham was laid out 90 years ago by the acclaimed golf course architect Harry Colt. The subsoil is a combination of chalk and sand, making it one of the most free-draining courses in the country.
Topgolf® Entertainment Group recently hired former Taylormade Golf Company CEO Ben Sharpe as President of its Toptracer Range division. We caught up with Ben and Paul Williams, General Manager of Toptracer Europe to learn more about the technology that is shaking up the way we practise whilst introducing the game to a new audience.