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This year sees the four majors take place at a real variety of courses. There’s a mix of brand new courses hosting their first Major tournament, as well as the British Open returning to the home of golf, a place that has been established for hundreds of years.
Most players are already fine tuning their game to get ready for the first Major of the year at Augusta in April, but beyond that lies a summer of three of the most exciting golf events of the year and there’s a real chance that some new names could be on Major trophies come the end of 2015.
Here’s a quick look at when and where the men’s golf majors will be fought for in 2015.
Golf’s dress code may be one of the most controversial aspects of the game. There are those who believe that it upholds etiquette, makes players respect each other and the course more and is in keeping with the history of the game.
There are others that view it as a tired remnant from a bygone era, that has its roots in elitism and has no place in modern society where training shoes can be as expensive and better looking than any fashionable golf shoe.
Indeed, now that many more golf shoes are coming to look like training shoes, is it time this dress code rule was dropped for good?
If you have a smartphone or a tablet device, then you will have been inundated over the last couple of years by a number of games where a picture is displayed and you have to guess either what the picture is, or what the link between them is.
Indeed, there are a vast number of these games now, across a wide variety of subject areas and perhaps unsurprisingly, golf has now got its own version.
It’s called Golf Quiz 2014 and we took a look at it on the iPad over the last week.
Let’s see how it checks out:
In the first part of this two part series of articles, we looked at how relatively cheap and easy it was to get your child up and running in the game of golf.
We looked at how you can buy a small amount of equipment relatively cheaply and then how the child can start to use this equipment, without costing you a fortune in range balls, course fees and the like.
We left off the last article with the child practicing at the local public course practice area, hitting plenty of balls to gain an elemental degree of control and mastery of the clubs.
Once your child can hit the ball from the tee and off the floor with a relative degree of success (by no means do they need to do it every time), they’ll no doubt be wanting to test their skills on a golf course.
Here’s the next step they can take:
Modern day children spend more time indoors, playing video games than any other generation preceding them.
Of course, while a little fun on the games console is all well and good, there is a real risk of an entire generation turning into couch potatoes living only for the press of a button on their console controller.
Getting kids out into the open air, especially from the formative ages of around 7 and upwards, is vital to a healthy development. Children are naturally inquisitive and enthusiastic and usually willing to try most things.
Golf is a perfect game for most children to try, yet many people are put off because they believe that helping a child get into golf will be extremely expensive initially with major ongoing costs attached to it afterwards.
While you can spend a fortune on your child’s burgeoning golf hobby if you wish, there are much cheaper and cost-effective ways to do it.
It is the end of the season for the European Tour and already we know that Rory McIlroy will be crowned Europe’s top golfer, regardless of the tournament in Dubai.
Not that McIlroy needed any encouragement to take it easy, shooting a first round -6 under par to hold the lead with fellow Irishman Shane Lowry. It’s all rather easy for the Irishman at the minute. Perhaps he could do it in his sleep?
Yet it can’t be denied that already knowing who will be crowned the European Tour’s finest does diminish from the end of season event and this is in sharp contrast to what happens at the end of each season in the United States.
Most amateur golfers won’t be spending a lot of money on new clubs every year. Instead we find a set we like and use them for several years before upgrading.
During that time however, it can be noticeable that you’ll start to get a lack of performance from your clubs. You may put this down to your game not being quite in the groove.
However, if you are experiencing a lack of control with your approach shots into the green in particular, then you may need to get your grooves checked out.