Category: TSG Opinion

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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 and society day organisers looking to add the personal touch to their latest golf bag purchase. From April 2024, anyone purchasing any of the 28…
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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 look at the new Duca Del Cosma collection, especially as I need some new golf shoes for 2024. Here we look at the GIRONA, taking into…
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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 Today’s Golfer Magazine. Note from the Editor… “I’ve organised my fair share of golf breaks over the years, so you’d like to think I’ve picked…
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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 golfers with handicaps of twenty-four or less. Gogogo Sport, as a brand, entered the market back in 2021. And has quickly established itself as one…
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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 the announcement by R&A and USGA regarding the implementation of a rollback on golf ball distance. This new rule aims to limit the distance a…
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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, buying second-hand golf clubs can be a good solution for anyone. We asked The Social Golfer Editor, Ian Mullins, to give his thoughts and views…
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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 which model is right for you… In addition, we have a discount code available to our readers giving them 5% off their next purchase. USE CODE:…
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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 you think. Of course, the obvious way to meet other golfers is to join a golf club, but even then that doesn’t guarantee you’ll find…
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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 years, it is only since 2020 that UK golfers have been required to understand their true meaning.  The official USGA definition of the two…
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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 your WHS handicap certificate after every game. In addition, every time you enter a scorecard, it is automatically entered into our monthly TSG league table. Our…
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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 give us his views and his approach to each new season. Last year’s challenge At the start of each year, I always sit down to…
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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 your Handicap Index. This, in turn, is then adjusted to a Course Handicap (depending on the Slope, Rating and Tees listed on the course you…
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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 than the rules as they are laid down by the governing body, the R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews). For some…
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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 get older, we look at our game and struggle to see how we can improve. That 250-yard drive has now become 220 and our irons…
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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 in golf, but what about some of the lesser know terms. With much debate and myths surrounding the history of golf langauge, TSGer Blogger Kevin…
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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 us when playing the game. From Basic Golf Terms to some of the funnier phrases you can hear used on a golf course! The Basics:…
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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 destination golf venue or resort that suits your group’s skill level. Then there are the flights (arguably the most difficult task overall), insurance and accommodation…
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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? Because we are always looking for that perfect round. Whether off the tee, fairways shots, approach shots to the green or putting, occasionally we get it…
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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 an agreed or negotiated ‘visitor rate’ that includes golf & food. A society can be as few as eight people taking up two tees times…
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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, or so they say. Except when it isn’t, and you find that you are confronted with someone trying to manipulate the rules to their own…
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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 it’s very important that you find volunteers to help, before, during and after the event. This will help in making decisions that leave no stone…
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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 not done enough to confront racism and make meaningful change. One of those signatories was England Golf, the sport’s governing body at the amateur level,…
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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 new, there has never been a shortage of golf tips in the world of instruction. Some are very useful, some are great as you progress…
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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 and over. With many courses changing hands in recent months, following the recent surge in participation (post COVID), many are re-investing in their venues. In…
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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 is the most dangerous form of skin cancer that develops from the pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes. It is typically caused by overexposure to the…
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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 no surprise that well-established brands such as Bushnell and Golf Buddy sell well. However, let’s see how one of the lesser-known brands stack up. With…
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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 Hastings. Every year the TSG Team heads off on a golf trip for a couple of days to discuss the next year’s TSG golf events,…
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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 playing golf often appeals to those that prefer to play lots of different courses rather than traditional clubs members (often referred to as golfing nomads).…
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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 nomads. There are a variety of courses in Sussex to plan or organise your Golf Society or Charity fund-raising day, as there is a plethora…
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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, including private members clubs, proprietary clubs, and ‘Pay and Play’ clubs. Essex is an excellent county for both the above golf day option but also…
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