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Disaibility Golf Team - The cairns cup 2024 at The Socila Golfer open 2024

Disability Golfers take team honours at The Social Golfer OPEN 2024

Disability Golf team take honours at The Social Golfer OPEN 2024! In the 15th annual outing for The Social Golfer OPEN 2024 at Bletchingley Golf Club in Surrey, more than[…]

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Sundridge Park Golf Club, Patio Area

Sundridge Park Golf Club – TSG Course Review…

Golf World Top 100 course, Sundridge Park is London’s best-kept secret!* Having played over 200 courses in the UK and further afield, it’s a delight to find an ‘old’ golf[…]

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2025 Major Golf Tournaments - Dates & Venues - Professional Majors - Trophies

Where are the 2025 Major Golf Tournaments being held?

2025 Major Golf Tournaments: Venues & dates Each year, golfers around the world look forward to the new golfing year and there are often several key dates they need for[…]

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Sun Mountain Golf Bags H2NO range

Sun Mountain Offers Golf Bag Personalisation

Let’s Get Personal! Leading Golf Bag manufacturers Sun Mountain, the world’s leading Golf Bag makers are offering new customers unique personalisation on their latest golf bag range. Ideal for golfers[…]

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Golfer wearing Duca Del Cosma Golf Shoes - GIRONA

Duca Del Cosma – Premium Golf Shoes Review

Duca Del Cosma – Premium Golf Shoes Review It’s always nice to be asked to review the latest golf equipment and apparel, but I was particularly pleased to take a[…]

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Golfing Injuries - Humerus - Shattered Shoulder X-ray v1

Golfing Injuries – Shattered Shoulder

A Cautionary Tale – Beware of Slippery Golf Courses! A golfer can sustain a plethora of golfing injuries during a round on their favourite golfing track. These include back strains,[…]

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Todays Golfer - Golf Society Organisers - Top Tips v1

Golf Society Organisers -10 Top Tips for making your day go smoothly

10 Rules to Ensure Your Golf Day Is a Success! This month The Social Golfer is very proud to have contributed to the following article and supplement that appeared in[…]

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Motocaddy - SE New entry level model

New Motocaddy electric golf trolley – SE entry level model

Motocaddy encourages golfers to ‘Go Electric’ with new entry-level model The New SE model features customary styling, performance & reliability… The world’s leading golf trolley brand, Motocaddy, has introduced a[…]

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GoGoGo Sport Golf Stand bag - The Social Golfer

GoGoGo Sport Golf Range Review

GoGoGo Sport Golf Range includes Rangefinders, Golf Bags, and Golf Towels… Rangefinders have quickly become a must-have item in any golfer’s bag. Although, the benefits are most widely found among[…]

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98-year-old Emmanual Basaliza, widely recognized as the oldest golfer in Africa.

Oldest Golfer in Africa – 98-year-old Emmanual Basaliza still plays!

At 98 years old, Emmanual Basaliza is already a legend in his own country…On a recent trip to Uganda, Africa, Ian Mullins (AKA The Social Golfer) traveled to the city[…]

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Justus Byaruhanga and Shoot Finalist - Fort Portal, Uganda

The Social Golfer sponsors Par 3 Junior Golf event in Uganda

Junior Golf Event Uganda – Justus Byaruhanga clinches victory after a sudden-death play-off in Fort Portal… In an exhilarating display of skill and determination, 16-year-old Justus Byaruhanga emerged as the[…]

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Justus Byaruhanga, Rachael Natukunda and Alex Ruhunda

The Social Golfer sponsors Kids Pairs golf event in Uganda

The Social Golfer sponsors Kids Pairs Golf Event in Africa In January 2024, The Social Golfer travelled to Africa for the first-ever Kids Pairs Golf Event in Uganda. The inaugural[…]

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Free Online Golf Handicap Certificate

Free Online Golf Handicap – Recognised Certificate…

Track your Golf handicap for free in minutes… The Social Golfer online golf handicap service provides a free, quick, and effortless way for Golf Club members and non-club members alike,[…]

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Wilson Golf Logo

Wilson Golf Launch New Irons

Wilson golf charts a new era for Staff model irons For the 2024 season, Wilson Golf has redefined its premium Staff Model Iron franchise by introducing a modern version of[…]

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The Social Golfer partners with The Cainrs Cup for Handicap Tracking

The Cairns Cup partners with The Social Golfer

The Cairns Cup 2024 disability golf event joins forces with The Social Golfer The Cairns Cup 2024, Disability Golf’s Premier MatchPlay event, has partnered with popular golf society platform, The[…]

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USGA Amatuer DRiving Distances Chart

What is the golf Rollback and how does it affect you?

Chiefs of Golf Governing Bodies Announce Date for Golf Ball Rollback As we approach the end of 2023, the golfing world finds itself on the brink of significant change. With[…]

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Nearly New Club website Home Page

Buying Used Golf Equipment: Are second hand golf club worth the money?

Buying Used Golf Equipment – Are second-hand golf clubs a good idea? Whether you are just starting your golf journey or maybe you are a low handicapper on a budget,[…]

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Luke Donald & The winning Ryder Cup Tes,

Winning European Ryder Cup Team awarded 2023 Association of Golf Writers Trophy…

WINNING EUROPEAN RYDER CUP TEAM – AWARDED 2023 AGW TROPHY This year’s winning European Ryder Cup team, captained by Luke Donald, has been voted the recipient of the prestigious 2023[…]

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Golf Trophies - Major Golf Events 2024

Where are the 2024 Major Golf Tournaments being held?

2024 Major Golf Tournaments: Venues & datesEvery year, golfers of all levels, look forward to the new season and there are often several key dates they need for their diaries.They[…]

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WHS Rule Changes by USGA and R&A logo

WHS makes major changes to Golf Handicap Rules…

WHS Handicap Rules Changes! The USGA and the R&A have officially announced they will be making amendments to the way the WHS Handicap is calculated. In an ‘ongoing review’ of[…]

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MArk Crane & Dave Johnson Matchplay Finalists

The Social Golfer Matchplay & Pairs – The Winners…

Johnson wins The Social Golfer Matchplay 2023! Wilson & Webb take TSG Pairs Once again, – the online golf club and social golf network – held its 11th TSG[…]

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Gogogo Sport Rangefinders VPRO model

Gogogo Sport Rangefinders…

Looking for an affordable rangefinder to improve your game? As an official partner of The Social Golfer, we are pleased to showcase their latest golf range devices and look at[…]

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Golfer Teeing up Golf Ball at Royal Norwich Golf Lcub

Royal Norwich Golf Club – Latest News…

Latest News from Norfolk’s Premier Golf Club We love hearing from golf clubs on how they are innovating and developing new projects. As such, we asked Royal Norwich Golf Club[…]

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Social Golfers on tee box

The Social Golfer OPEN 2023 brings Africa to Surrey…

Lilley & Scott take honours at The ‘African’ Social Golfer OPEN 2023 As the good weather graced the fairways of Bletchingley Golf Club in Surrey, the members of the popular[…]

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The Social Golfer

Finding Someone to Play Golf with…

How do you find new golf partners in the UK? Enjoying your golf is what the game is all about but finding a good golf buddy can be harder than[…]

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Neil Millar (centre) receiving the Murdoch Medal at Royal Liverpool Golf Club from Richard Williams (left), chairman of the award committee, and Bob Chadwick, British Golf Collectors Society Captain.

History of Golf book wins literary award…

Book on golf’s history by Open Championship official wins prestigious literary award The Murdoch Medal by the British Golf Collectors Society (BGCS). University professor and Open Championship referee Neil Millar[…]

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The Social Golfer Membership Tiers

The Social Golfer Memberships FREE vs HANDICAP vs PRO

The Social Golfer Membership Tiers So, you’re thinking of registering with The Social Golfer as a FREE member but want to know the advantages of upgrading to our HANDICAP or[…]

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Amy Bockerstette & Gary Woodland at Waste Management Open 2019

Amy Bockerstette picked for Cairns Cup 2024 Team USA…

The Cairns Cup 2024 Captain Kim Moore names Amy Bockerstette for Team USA. Viral internet sensation Amy Bockerstette has been selected to represent her country at golf’s Premier Disability Match[…]

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Golf Scorecard and Pencils

What does the Golf Slope & Rating mean?

With the introduction of the WHS (World Handicap System) in 2021, golfers have had to learn some new terminology…While the terms golf slope and rating have been around for several[…]

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Mark Crane and John Barber - Grand Final

Barber is a ‘cut’ above the rest at The Social Golfer Par 3 Championship!

Barber wins The Social Golfer Par 3 Championship 2023! Once again, members of The Social Golfer gathered from all over the South-east of England, to meet and compete at Pedham[…]

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Variety Golf Mini Bus

Golf Escapes Partners with Variety Golf…

TSG Travel Partners, Golf Escapes to support the Variety Golf Charity… Our friends at Golf Escapes, believe in giving back to the community whenever possible. That’s why they are so[…]

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Royal Mid Surrey Golf Course

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club – TSG Course Review…

We had the chance to play Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club and it didn’t disappoint! As a member of the Association of Golf Writers, every now and again, we are lucky[…]

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Golf Students in Uganda learning the game

Afriyea Golf Academy Partners with The Social Golfer…

Afriyea Golf Academy links up with The Social Golfer to grow the game in Uganda. The Social Golfer, the UK’s largest golf society network with over 14,000 registered users worldwide,[…]

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Chris Potten - TSG Maters Champion & Winner 2023

Herts Golfer wins The Social Golfer Masters at The Heron GC…

Chris Potten is the TSG Masters Champion 2023… Golfers from all over the south-east of England congregated at the newly named Heron Golf & Country Club (formerly South Essex) in[…]

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Guardia Civil - Spanish Golf Club Thefts

Spanish Golf Courses targeted by thieves…

Spanish Golf Clubs hit by golf bag thefts in Majorca! It has been reported that Spanish golf courses in Majorca are warning golfers to take extra care when visiting golf[…]

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The Trevor Sandford Trophy - Chip in birdie at The Social Golfer Major Events v4

Trevor Sandford Trophy Medal Winners…

In memory of a much loved TSG member who was well known for loving a Chip-In-Birdie when he played… Back in 2014, TSGer Trevor Sandford embarked on an epic journey[…]

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The Social Golfer - Leaderbaord Winners

The Social Golfer – Leaderboard Winners…

Want to see how you compare to your fellow TSGers each month by competing to be one of our monthly leaderboard winners? Every month TSGers who enter their scorecards into[…]

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The Social Golfer Majors Logo

The Social Golfer – Major Golf Events…

The Social Golfer Major Golf Events consist of FOUR Major golf events every year…As a member of The Social Golfer, you can enter our major golf tournaments each year by[…]

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Golf Handicap Certificate

Get a Golf Handicap Certificate with The Social Golfer…

Looking to track your current playing ability using The Social Golfer Handicap Index? Want a printable official Golf Handicap Certificate? The Social Golfer handicapping analysis system allows you to calculate[…]

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The Heron Golf Club, Brentwood, Essex

TSG Club Partners – Green Fee Offers…

Welcome to The Social Golfer, TSG Club Partners page… As COVID now ceases to be an issue and with the ‘Cost of Living’ crisis upon us, we hope to add more[…]

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Darren Redwood of Leading Courses

New Golf Season – Setting Goals…

Golf is a game of both patience and application but do you set yourself targets at the start of every golfing year? We asked Darren Redwood of Leading Courses to[…]

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McIlroy wins Association of Golf Writers – Golfer Of The Year Award 2022

Rory McIlroy’s sparkling season has just got better with confirmation he has been honoured by the Association of Golf Writers (AGW) as its Golfer of the Year Award 2022. It[…]

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Golf Scorecard and pencil

What is the Playing Handicap Calculation in Golf?

With the new World Handicapping System (WHS) now widely established, how is your Playing Handicap calculation worked out? Upon submitting your scores to the TSG Handicap Calculator, you will gain[…]

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Golf Handicaps - The Myths - The Social Golfer

Golf Handicaps – The Myths…

Myths of Golf Handicaps As we know, Golfers are a peculiar breed…but why? Because unlike most sports, scoring in golf is often down to the interpretation of the rules, rather[…]

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Man in front of blackboRD

Time To Change Your Putting Style and Get Some Advice…

Given that Putting accounts for roughly 25-30% of the strokes golfers take in a round, why do we not spend more time considering what works ‘best for me?’ As we[…]

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Handicap table

What is the Course Handicap in Golf?

With the World Handicapping System (WHS) now widely established, what is the definition of the term Course Handicap? New rules came into effect on 1st April 2024. Your Handicap Index[…]

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Old Victorian Golfers - illustration

The Origin of Golf Words, Phrases & Terminology

Many golfing terms are now part of the everyday English language, but what is the origin of golf words we use so often? We all know the common words used[…]

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Golf Glossary Logo

Golf Glossary – Golfing Terms, Slang and Meanings

Golf is a great game with some great terminologies, some we all know, some that are unusual and some that are funny… Listed below is an explanation that may help[…]

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Social Golfers

Planning A Golf Society Trip Abroad…

Planning a golf society trip abroad can be very exciting but also very stressful, especially when it comes to deciding who to invite! Firstly, there is choosing the best golf[…]

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Tiger Woods on Golf Course with Caddie

How to Lower Your Scores – Golf Course Management…

Good Golf Course Management is the key to lowering your golf scores but how do you change your mindset? Golf is a game that really frustrates almost every golfer! Why?[…]

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John Bell, Tracey Ramin, Jonathan Snyder - USA Cairns cup Team

The Cairns Cup 2022 Winners…

The Cairns Cup 20022 winners were crowned after a week-long festival of disability golf! The USA Team proved too strong for the Europeans resulting in a 3 – 21 loss[…]

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Group of golfers

10 things to consider when starting a Golf Society…

Setting up a Golf Society Many golfers get into the game through a golf society. It’s where enthusiasts get together as a group, to visit golf clubs – often at[…]

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Club Gapping Illustration

Club Gapping (Know Your Yardages)…

Know Your Club Distances with Foresight Sports and GC Quad Technology As indoor golf studios become ever more popular, more and more golfers will get the chance to experience the[…]

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Kris Aves - Disabled Golfer

Westminster Bridge Terrorist Victim named Vice-Captain of European Cairns Cup

The Cairns Cup – Premier Disability Golf Matchplay Event Just over five years ago, Kris Aves was paralysed in the Westminster Bridge attack after being hit by the van driven[…]

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Mexican Bandit with Guitar

How to deal with golf cheats…

Spotting a Golf Bandit in action We’ve all had to deal with golf cheats at one time or another, yet golf is supposed to be the great game of honour,[…]

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Golfers wearing sombreros

Planning a Golf Day for your Society or Charity…

Getting the most from your Golf Society or Charity Event Planning a Golf Day Organising a golf day of any magnitude is not as easy as people make out. Therefore[…]

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Solheim Cup Winners Europe 2022

Association of Golf Writers Trophy won by Solheim Team…

Association of Golf Writers Trophy won twice for only the second time The Association of Golf Writers (AGW) is pleased to announce the victorious European Solheim Cup team has been[…]

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European Tee Time Booking…

Book Tee Times in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Benelux and many more The Social Golfer has teamed up with European Tee Time Booking Engine and golf course review website,…[…]

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John Lyons Actor

A Touch of Golf – John Lyons Interview

An interview with John Lyons (aka George Toolan) from the TV series A Touch of Frost… Golfer, and long term friend of The Social Golfer, John, told us why he started[…]

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Virtual Golf Lounge

New London Golf Studio – The Virtual Golf Lounge…

NEW West London Golf Studio Venue opens to the West of London Good Food & Drink and Great golf! The introduction of technology into golf is nothing new but every[…]

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Black Golfer holding Golf Club

Golf and Diversity – The BLACK Hole…

Golf and Diversity – What’s the problem? In the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year, 80 sporting governing bodies in the UK released a statement acknowledging that they had[…]

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Tiger Woods

5 Best Golf Tips from Top PGA Tour Pros…

Useful Golf Advice from PGA Tour Professionals We all have a golf buddy who shows up to the first tee boasting a new golf tip seen on youtube…this is nothing[…]

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The London Club

Golf Societies in Kent – Where to golf…

Our Top 5 Golf Society Golf Courses in Kent There are plenty of Golf Societies in Kent for those who enjoy playing multiple courses rather than playing one course over[…]

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Melanoma-Fund-Charity-Golf-Day promo

Slip! Slap! Swing! Melanoma Fund Golf Day…

The Melanoma Fund launches their first charity golf day! The Social Golfer has teamed up with the Melanoma Fund to raise awareness of its Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign. Why? Well, melanoma[…]

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GoGoGo Sport Rangefinder PRO

GoGoGo Sport Rangefinder – Product Review…

We review the latest GoGoGo Sport Rangefinder? We are always flattered when we are asked to review new gadgets and now that Rangefinders are legal to use in competition, it’s[…]

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Cruden Baf Golf Course - Blind Golf Auction

British Blind OPEN 2022 – TSG 4-ball Auction…

Welcome to The Social Golfer – British Blind OPEN 2022 auction! Support the British Blind OPEN & Win £4K+ worth of 4-ball vouchers… We are very pleased to announce that[…]

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South Coast UK Golf – Best Courses Reviewed…

South Coast UK Golf – East Sussex Courses Reviewed… Here are our views on two South Coast UK golf courses in East Sussex, close to the historic towns of Battle and[…]

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Golf Societies Surrey – Where to golf…

Golf Societies in Surrey Golf Societies in Surrey are a great way to enjoy golf and it can often be more sociable than joining a golf club. This approach to[…]

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Golf Societies Sussex – Where to golf…

Golf Societies in Sussex Golf Societies in Sussex are a popular way of enjoying your regular round of golf in the county, especially for those that are independent golfer or[…]

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Golf Societies Essex – Where to golf…

Golf Societies in Essex Golf Societies in Essex are extremely popular and there are a variety of courses in Essex to choose from to organise your golf Society or Charity fund-raising day,[…]

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Country Spotlight – Golf in Japan…

Japanese GolfFollowing the recent success of Hideki Matsuyama at the 2021 US Masters in Augusta, we look at the popularity of golf in Japan and at some of the country’s[…]

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Golf GPS Review – The Smart Caddie…

Looking for a new golf GPS App?  Here we review the latest in golf GPS app technology, The Smart Caddie It is a common assumption that a caddie’s role is[…]

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Golf Lessons In My Area – Find a Golf Pro…

Looking for golf lessons or a golf professional in your area? LocoPro is the new website hub for golfers to find and review golf coaches across the UK and Ireland. The[…]

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Phi Golf – The Indoor Golf Simulator Review…

Phi Golf – The Indoor Golf simulator review How can you play golf when the courses are closed? We asked long-term TSGer John Barber to tell us how he has been[…]

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What is an Independent Golfer or Golfing Nomad?

What is an Independent Golfer?An Independent Golfer, also referred to as a Nomadic golfer or Social golfer, is someone who has no affiliation to any one golf club.These golfers particularly[…]

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The Social Network for Golfers – New Year, New Rules…

The Social Network for Golfers: New Year, New Rules…As the membership of our unique social network for golfers has grown significantly over the last 12 months (Nov & Dec excluded due[…]

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Blind Golf – Supporting Disability Golf…

Those who have been TSGers for any length of time will know that we like to support all golf charities whenever we can, so we are pleased to announce our[…]

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TSG celebrate 10th Birthday at Celtic Manor…

CELTIC MANOR: The Anniversary Cup… We left England expecting the true Welsh experience but, low and behold, the sun came out and we FINALLY held a TSG event in 2020![…]

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The Social Golfer returns to South Essex Golf Club…

  TSG PARTNER CLUB: South Essex Golf Club… We are incredibly pleased to confirm next year’s curtain-raiser to the season sees us return to our first-ever host venue, South Essex[…]

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Golf Handicaps: Exceptional Play Cut…

 NEW TSG HANDICAP RULE: EXCEPTIONAL PLAY CUT… The exceptional play cut scoring calculation will be triggered when a player shoots four shots below his or her handicap. This will be an[…]

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