- CADDIES - THE SILENT PARTNERS
The role of the golf caddie has been changing since the concept was first utilised, like the life of insects they have undergone a metamorphism into a totally different creature from when they first appeared. In the early days of the game, Gentlemen golfers engaged the professional to be their caddie, carrying the clubs under their arms and acting a servile if sometimes advisory role.
- The life of a Professional
Professional golfers live a lonely isolated life in the midst of intense rivalries and on a meagre income, research says - Many professional golfers live a lonely isolated life in the midst of intense rivalries and on a meagre income, new research shows. Dr John Fry told the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Glasgow that he interviewed 20 professionals, including Ryder Cup players and a former world number one, to reveal the 'particular stresses' behind the glamour of the game.
- Syngenta welcomes Carin Koch as Golf Ambassador
Syngenta has welcomed 2015 Solheim Cup Captain and leading Ladies European Tour (LET) professional Carin Koch as its first Golf Ambassador. Koch, who is a multiple winner on the LET and LPGA tours, will work closely with Syngenta in its ongoing support of golf clubs and courses, and its industry-wide initiatives aimed at 'Unlocking Golf's True Potential'.
- Annual Congress Awards Celebrate Heroes of Golf
As is tradition, the PGAs of Europe Annual Congress culminated with the presentation of the Association's most prestigious accolades at the Gala Dinner Annual Awards supported by Rolex that look to recognise the outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations from across the continent.
- REVIEW - SEVE THE MOVIE (Blu-ray / DVD)
'Seve - The Movie' (Entertainment in Video, 20 October 2014), directed by John-Paul Davidson. There is one moment of emotion so raw, in SEVE The Movie, that it may just leave a permanent scar on the hearts of all who loved Severiano Ballesteros - but the moment only adds to the power of this absorbing documentary.
- LEGENDS OF THE GAME - ARNOLD PALMER - THE KING
As the heroes advance from the post war era to the first of the more modern greats, the second great triumvirate dominated the golfing scene. Palmer, Player and Nicklaus.
- LEGENDS OF THE GAME. - JACK NICKLAUS
There are times in sport, when a personality surpasses the successes that are entered into the record books, and in the game of golf, that must surely be Jack Nicklaus. Jack could still draw the galleries, long after he had ceased to become a serious contender to win anything, other than the sheer admiration of fans from every generation.