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Ryder Cup 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014 12:44:04 Europe/London

The Ryder Cup 2014....... It’s crunch time again fellow golfers, the time we’ve all been waiting for, since the last ‘Miracle at Medinah’ 2 years ago when Europe snatched an amazing victory from the jaws of defeat from the USA, or as the Americans would call it, the ‘Meltdown at Medinah’. Are you ready for the Siege of Auchterarder, home to the magnificent Gleneagles. Read More
Posted in News By Paul Cowgill

Our top pick of wonderful winter golfing getaways.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:16:22 Europe/London

Our top pick of wonderful winter golfing getaways. For most golfers, the start of the winter season means chasing the sun, heading to the tropics in the hope of an extended play under the sweet sunshine. Our top picks gives a taster of varied courses, blessed with just the right climate and a relatively short flight from the UK, all ideal locations for a winter break for golfers of all standards and tastes. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Paul Cowgill

Golf is good for your health....

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 01:00:00 Europe/London

5 Reasons why Golf is good for your health....and your social status…. Playing golf is a great way to stay healthy, get exercise, and enjoy a game whilst taking in great scenery, fresh air and all at your own pace. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Paul Cowgill

Championship Golf on your doorstep

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:15:47 Europe/London

Championship Golf on your doorstep The BMW PGA Championship has kicked off this week as we all know, on our very own UK turf, at the renowned Wentworth Club in Surrey. If you’re anything like us golfers here in the Driveline office, it’s been all championship talk, and alongside the ‘spells’ of glorious sunshine that has been gracing our shores, it’s really got us in the mood for the summer golf season ahead. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By vicki real

Driveline Exclusive – Free Golf Club Carriage

Friday, 25 April 2014 11:16:58 Europe/London

At Driveline Golf, we offer some of the best-priced golf holiday packages in the UK; to golf groups of all sizes looking to holiday and play in Europe and beyond. Although our prices are extremely competitively priced, we know all too well that you often have to pay additional and quite hefty fees to get your clubs to your destination, via the airlines, and that’s on top of your baggage fees. One airline for instance adds on £100 just for your golf clubs’ return-travel. For this reason, many will opt to hire clubs at the courses. However, if you are serious about your game, and your clubs complement your play, you of course want to take them.

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Posted in News By James Taylor

Driveline golf group holiday bookings

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:25:17 Europe/London

At Driveline Golf we specialise in group golf holiday bookings. Each year we deal with 100’s of golfers wishing to go away to play golf together; arranging the perfect European golf breaks from 4 people, right up to well … 104 people! Our aim is to make the process as stress free as possible, by identifying what your needs are as a group, and providing you with the best, most cost effective options for your golf getaway.

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Posted in News By Paul Cowgill

Why Book your Golf Holiday With Driveline Golf

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:23:42 Europe/London

Every year we take hundreds of bookings from golfers in groups of any size, looking to go on golf holidays, or short golf breaks to Europe and Worldwide. We pride ourselves on the fact that we not only know our golf and are avid players ourselves; but we are also the only golf holiday specialists that visit and play at ALL the courses and destinations we offer.

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Posted in Golf Information By James Taylor

Driveline Partners with Online Golf

Friday, 7 March 2014 10:15:50 Europe/London

Booking your group golfing holidays with Driveline Golf just got a whole lot better! For a limited time, every lead booker who secures a break of 8+ golfers will receive a FREE Sun Mountain Travelite Travel Cover, with no catch.

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Posted in News By Sarah Allen

Luxury Golf and Adventure Tours

Thursday, 6 February 2014 15:27:48 Europe/London

Many of us will plan our annual golf trips, and solely concentrate on the golfing aspect of our time away. As golfers ourselves, we know about the pleasures gained from playing great courses around the world, but we have also come to realise that these trips away can be an open door to unforgettable travel experiences as well, alongside and complementing the days playing golf. Why not include amazing sights, different cultures, and exciting, unforgettable World wonders in your golfing trip. Luxury Golf and Adventure tours from Driveline Golf cleverly merge the joys of playing excellent golf, on renowned golf courses, with experiences that will stay in the memory forever.

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Posted in Golf Information By V Lancaster

How to convince your wife to come on a Winter Sun Golf Holiday!

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:40:15 Europe/London

How to convince your wife to come on a Winter Sun Golf Holiday! So our surprise sizzling summer is well and truly over, and the normal wet and wonderful UK weather has resumed. This may be great for cosy nights in front of the fire, homemade stews, and mulled wine; but maybe not as great for our golf. So how do we convince our lovely ladies that a trip for some winter sun (and golf!) is a good idea, when Christmas is just around the corner? Well, here we round up some tips to persuade our better halves that not only is a golf trip right now a good idea, but a great one! Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Victoria Real

Christmas is less than a month away....

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 17:13:00 Europe/London

 

GIVE A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS PRESENT THIS YEAR

 

Make the most of the season and head to one of our golf breaks in Europe; treat yourself and others to a Christmas night away with golf included for as little as £99 each including Eurotunnel travel!

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Posted in Golf Information By Daisy Angell

Driveline's Top 3 Golfing Destinations

Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:12:22 Europe/London

Perhaps you’re a virgin holiday golfer, who likes the idea of going on holiday to play golf, but hasn’t taken that leap to the tees overseas just yet? Maybe you’re a golf holiday pro, going to the same area religiously every year, that’s looking for a change of scenery / courses?

As our strapline suggests, we provide Holidays for Golfers by Golfers. Not only has each golf holiday we feature, been tested and approved by us, we have a golf pro for you to contact on our site, at any time, for expert advice and real, honest reviews of the courses & golf destinations. If you’re still stuck; here we list our top golf holiday spots in Europe (just in case you are spoilt for choice on our website!)

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Posted in Golf Information By V Lancaster

Five Reasons To Visit Portugal This Autumn

Friday, 18 October 2013 14:34:21 Europe/London

After a glorious, unexpected, UK summer we are now seeing our night’s drawing darker, and the usual wet, Autumn weather resuming. Most of us golfers have been hitting those greens hard in the sunshine, and now the courses are damp and leaf-filled, we’re heading to the web for inspiration of elsewhere to tee off. We wanted to share with you our most popular golf destination with our regular customers in autumn, one that we highly recommend too. Here are just 5 reasons why Portugal, is simply the best Autumn Golf Destination in Europe. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Victoria Real

Driving abroad to your golf holiday

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:18:35 Europe/London

Travel and getting around during your golf holiday.

Here at Driveline we offer a wide range of packages to suit all budgets, and traveller. Whether you want flights, golf resort bookings, transfers, or self-drive golf holidays, we really do cater for all. Since Europe is so fortunately on our doorstep, you may be wondering whether best to drive, or not to drive. We’ve rounded up the pros and perhaps cons to driving versus flying, so you have all the information to make your choice.

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Posted in Golf Information By Emma Bean

Book your golf holiday with us

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 16:09:08 Europe/London

Why book with Driveline Golf?

With so many golf tour operators around, why should you book with us in particular? Apart from us just being lovely people (if we do say so ourselves.. ) here are a few reasons..

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Posted in Golf Information By Emma

Driveline Golf's Holiday Checklist

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 10:22:34 Europe/London

How to get the best out of your Golf Holidays...

So you've booked your golf holiday through Driveline Golf, and are eagerly awaiting that first tee off on one of our recommended golf courses in Spain, France, Belgium or Portugal? Firstly, congrats, you are in the best golf holiday expert hands possible, and your forthcoming golf trip is going to be ‘the one’ to remember. To make extra sure that all goes smoothly, we’ve got some top golfing holiday tips for you.

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Posted in Golf Information By DL Golf

Speciality Golf Breaks to South Africa

Friday, 26 July 2013 17:05:48 Europe/London

In our opinion, taking a golf holiday to South Africa should involve more than just the world class golf. Local activities can be arranged to enable you to experience more of South Africa than just the superb courses. It’s not just any day that you can take a morning game drive to see the 'big five' followed by golf on a world class golf course and finish by taking a helicopter ride to the jaw dropping19th hole! Golf Holidays spent in South Africa will guarantee you a very memorable experience that will never be forgotten.

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Posted in Golf Information By Emma

Go All Inclusive for your next golf break

Friday, 14 June 2013 17:07:23 Europe/London

Your golf, accommodation, all meals and unlimited drinks included in the price - does this sound like your ideal holiday? Then an All Inclusive golf holiday could be for you. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Emma

What are your packing essentials for a golf holiday?

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:22:01 Europe/London

Your golf holiday is getting closer and the excitement is building, there is just the task of packing for the trip that can be a bit daunting! What do you pack for a golf holiday? Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Emma

Italy Golf Breaks

Monday, 29 April 2013 17:22:56 Europe/London

I having visited Italy for the last 6 years, and having booked through Driveline for the last three, I was only more than happy to write about my favourite spots, and courses for them. Although not the best known among the world's golf destinations, Italy has class and so does its courses and nowhere better to demonstrate this is the Emilia region. It’s a region known for its natural beauty, rolling hills, unspoilt coastline and fantastic golf. Having rapidly gained popularity, particularly nowadays amongst the young who are drawn to the more buzzing nightlife of places such as Rimini and Salsomaggiore, there are huge amounts of excellent courses set in beautiful locations around the country. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Belinda Harris

My experience golfing in France

Friday, 19 April 2013 14:43:22 Europe/London

I sit at my computer thinking back on the good old years and the many, many rounds of golf that I’ve enjoyed. Friendships made, deals secured and clarity gained. The possibilities held in those first tees, the bunkers and unforgiving hidden dips, those clear shots you dream about and that elusive hole in one. When playing golf in the sunshine, it shows you parts of the course that are sometimes hidden by the grey, and when the course sparkles, I believe, so does my golf! Golf in the UK is great, but never guaranteed, even in summer. Talking about this amongst my golf buddies, we all agree that there really is no better place than France to head to when you are in need of the complete golf holiday package. Plenty of sunshine to warm your soul, magnificent golf courses, delightful cuisine and award winning wine to round off your day perfectly. Since we had all been there at some point, myself just last year through Driveline Golf, we were happy to review our top picks of France for them and their readers. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Ken Adams

Golf Holidays in Spain

Monday, 25 March 2013 09:45:23 Europe/London

Come rain, wind, or cold there is nothing that will stop us daft golfers hitting the courses and trying to get that ball in the hole, in as little shots as possible. This year has been hard weather-wise, but we have braved the long chilly winter, the frost, the ice, and last weekend, at last, we were happy to leave the waterproofs at home as the sun emerged from the rare blue skies. Wasn’t it fantastic to feel a bit of warmth on our backs, and as we played our course catch a glimmer of our forgotten yellow friends the daffodils, lining the fairways, which could only mean one thing; spring was on its way. Upon completion of our rounds we felt a tinge of excitement, the weather was turning, and a summer of fantastic golf was ahead.. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Mr B Stewart

Destination of the Month - France

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 13:33:46 Europe/London

France is famous for many things; notably wine, châteaux, gastronomy and romance. As yet it is not internationally famous for golf. Curious, given the close proximity to the UK and the fact that France has more golf courses in the European top 50 than any other country plus many others that we rank very highly. Yet in terms of course usage, France’s splendid golf courses are confined to a few keen locals together with a handful of “Brits” who have discovered its treasures... Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Driveline Golf

Today's Golfer Offer

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 09:31:48 Europe/London

Here at Driveline Golf, we love a good deal - and that is why we had to share this superb freebie from Today's Golfer Magazine with you. Read More
Posted in News By Driveline Golf

Driveline Golf are social!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:39:07 Europe/London

To keep up to date with our top golf holiday deals, competitions and the latest golf news join us on Twitter and Facebook. Read More
Posted in News By Driveline Golf

Myrtle Beach Golf Holidays

Friday, 7 December 2012 17:46:54 Europe/London

Fancy a change from your usual golf holiday destination? Here is a short overview of the fantastic Myrtle Beach, in South Carolina USA. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Driveline Golf

Golf Holidays in Lisbon

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 17:04:59 Europe/London

A regular booker of ours, gives his opinion on some of the courses in Lisbon he visits year on year.. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Emma

Latest Group Booker Trip

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:49:57 Europe/London

Another great reason to book with us is that we treat our top group bookers to some great golf trips with all accommodation, meals, Eurotunnel crossings and Golf complimentary. Earlier this month we took a group for a few days golf in France. Read More
Posted in News By Emma
An upmarket, purpose-built Turkish resort, Belek is a great choice golf groups as well as families and couples. The resort mainly consists of large 4 and 5-star all-inclusive luxury hotels with many golf courses of a high standard to choose from, therefore perfect for golfing holidays. We believe that the winter months (November to March) are the best time to take a golf break here as the weather is perfect for golf and the hotels offer us the best deals during this period. We recommend booking early to secure your preferred tee times. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Driveline Golf

5 great reasons to book your golf holiday with us...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:14:15 Europe/London

Risk free – What separates us from other golf holiday companies is that we do not take any money upfront. We do not ask you to pay anything until your tailor made holiday is booked and you are happy. In addition, we are ABTA bonded and ATOL protected, ensuring that when you do pay for your holiday, your money is safe.. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Driveline Golf

Don’t overlook France, offering superb golf at bargain prices..

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 17:27:52 Europe/London

We have superb last minute deals to France – have a look at these great offers. Hotel du Golf Arras for just £164... Hotel Du Golf Barriere in Deaville for £238... Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Emma

Discover the region of Huelva on the Costa del La Luz

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:00:25 Europe/London

Unquestionably the Spanish Costa del Sol and Portuguese Algarve are the most visited overseas golfing regions by UK golfers – not surprising as they're home to some very fine courses and the choice is almost limitless. However, for those seeking new golf regions where the golf is excellent, the hotels are reasonably priced and where there are numerous flights from the UK, we have found somewhere that will undoubtedly be of interest. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Driveline Golf

New Golfing Destinations

Friday, 29 June 2012 17:27:33 Europe/London

What about something a little bit different for your golf holiday? Connoisseur golf at some bespoke, undiscovered golf holiday destinations that are a little bit different – great golfing trips to some fabulous places. These are destinations visited by many British people but not necessarily for a golfing break…until now. And here's the really good news – we've come up with some stunning bargains. Golf holidays that really ought to cost significantly more. Go on, treat yourself! Let us introduce you to a few courses within our new destinations... Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Sarah Allen

Martins Klooster Offer

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:57:13 Europe/London

Hi Guys

I think you’ll like our latest Belgium deal. This golf break is a true bargain, 3 nights in the 4 star Martin’s Klooster hotel with golf at 2 great courses, for...

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Posted in Golf Information By Emma Bean

Bryn Meadows golf course 'birdie' ruffles feathers

Thursday, 7 June 2012 11:05:38 Europe/London

A rhea, a member of the emu and ostrich family, has ruffled a few feathers after it was found roaming a south Wales valleys golf course.

The animal was spotted by members on the fairway at Bryn Meadows at Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly, on Sunday.





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Posted in News By Victoria Lancaster

Golf Holidays in Madeira

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:34:05 Europe/London

I’ve recently visited Madeira to check out its golf courses and also to see for myself how the game should be played. I watched the European Tour pros contesting the Madeira islands Open on the fabulous Santo de Serra course as well as playing in the pro-am before the real competition got under way. Congratulations to Ricardo Santos who romped home at 22 under par – 4 shots ahead of the field and apologies to Oliver Wilson on whom we placed our money thereby instantly condemning him. He finished a further 6 shots behind - joint 4th I think. Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Paul Cowgill

Top 10 Luckiest Shots in Golf

Monday, 7 May 2012 11:26:16 Europe/London

The top 10 luckiest shots in Golf - the perfect Bank Holiday treat to get you golfing! Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Victoria Real

Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills - Cyprus

Wednesday, 2 May 2012 10:30:50 Europe/London

Sarah and I went to Aphrodite Hills for a long weekend on 20th April to gain wider knowledge of the resort. It was a wonderful experience. We were greeted by the friendly staff and taken up to our luxurious rooms in the Intercontinental Hotel – I have to say I was impressed, the pictures online to not do the rooms enough justice! We stayed in golf & sea view rooms and the views were gorgeous... Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Emma Bean

Build your golf swing with 5 simple steps

Thursday, 19 April 2012 09:42:10 Europe/London

Build Golf Swing with 5 simple steps Golf Tip Video

If you’d like more consistency, distance and accuracy in your golf swing… Check out this video featuring 5 steps to improve your Golf Swing Read More
Posted in Golf Information By V Lancaster

Golf Cruises

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 13:55:46 Europe/London

I've booked my society’s golf holiday with Driveline Golf on a few occasions over the last two or three years. In fact I am considered one their ‘regulars’. In all that time I never considered taking a cruise during which I could play proper golf Read More
Posted in Golf Information By Phil Potts

La Manga free resort money

Friday, 16 March 2012 16:59:37 Europe/London

There I was just scrolling through the Driveline Golf website as I do and I couldn’t help but notice the brilliant La Manga money offer for stays in April.

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Posted in News By Emma Bean

To the Golfer.....

Thursday, 8 March 2012 09:35:21 Europe/London

To The Golfer.....

In my hand I hold a ball,
White and dimpled, rather small
Oh, how bland it does appear,
This harmless looking little sphere.

 

By its size I could not guess
The awesome strength it does possess;
But since I fell beneath its spell
I've wandered through the fires of Hell.







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Posted in Golf Information By Victoria Lancaster

How to avoid the hidden cost of a golf holiday

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 12:17:15 Europe/London

If there is one thing that gets on our nerves as golfers who like to play courses across the globe is the hidden charge for carriage of golf clubs that you only discover once you are well into making the booking! It just adds a hefty last minute cost to the price of a golf holiday 

You find cheap flights with a low cost airline and then get lumbered with this extra charge. It rankles us and when we hear that Ryanair are now charging around £100 return for club carriage on some routes it rankles us even more.

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Posted in Golf Information By Paul Cowgill

Golf Holiday with or without Car Rental?

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:20:48 Europe/London

As seasoned golf travellers who regularly hire cars on arrival in Spain or Portugal, there is one thing that really rankles us.

It is car rental companies that provide a full tank of fuel, charge you for it at the rental desk and then tell you that you can return the car empty. Nobody risks running out of petrol on the last day back to the airport so what do you do? You put in some fuel of course.

Sucha bitter taste when the fuel gauge registers ‘half full’ when you return the vehicle - you’ve paid for a load of fuel you haven’t used and leave with the feeling you’ve been ‘had’!

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Posted in Golf Information By Paul Cowgill

Northern Trust Open in California

Friday, 17 February 2012 09:31:38 Europe/London

The Northern Trust Open in California has kicked off and world number one Luke Donald has got off to a solid start with a first-round 70 in Pacific Palisades, California. Donald was tied ninth with fellow Englishman Justin Rose at one-under on the par-71 course. "This morning it was freezing, and it was not easy, I'm excited about my ball-striking, the way I'm controlling the flight," said Donald. "This course is tough so I'm pretty pleased with what I did." Read More
Posted in News By vicki real

Tiger Woods Live Scores From Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Friday, 27 January 2012 10:11:30 Europe/London

Tiger Woods will tee off with Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald at 3:05 a.m. EST. The 14-time major winner opened his 2012 season with a solid first round Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, shooting a 2-under 70 that left him three strokes behind co-leader Rory McIlroy, his playing partner. "Hit the ball well all day today. It was a good ball-striking round," Woods said. "I had a hard time reading the greens out there. The greens were pretty grainy and I just had a hard time getting a feel for it. Toward the end I hit some pretty good putts but overall I got fooled a lot on my reads." Read More
Posted in News By Victoria Lancaster

Aspiring golfer sinks hole-in-one

Thursday, 26 January 2012 15:36:17 Europe/London

Sinking a hole-in-one is something most professional golfers will struggle to achieve throughout their entire career due to the precision and skill required. But one 11-year-old boy from Woodford Halse in Banbury has done exactly that during his first ever 18-hole round, where he was joined by his father and grandfather. Read More
Posted in News By News Office

Golfers Live Longer!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 10:40:33 Europe/London

Golfers Live Longer! Although deemed as a somewhat ‘low intensity’ sport, it will come as no surprise that Golf, is in essence, good for us. Not only is it a great way to for us to relax mentally, finalise business deals in our professional lives, and keep us fit physically, it has now been proven that golf can actually improve our health & our lifespan!

A team of Swedish researchers from the Karolinska Institute investigated the health benefits of golf for the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.

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Posted in Golf Information By Victoria Lancaster

JLS make Golf their new passion.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 10:26:09 Europe/London

Aston, Marvin and JB are hoping to secure a single figure handicap.

JLS star JB has said the boys are hoping to get better at golf in 2012, they have become hooked on golf.

The band, who also play except for Oritse Williams, took up the sport as a hobby but are all keen to get a single figure handicap. "We are all kind of a similar standard, except for Oritse who hasn't picked it up yet," JB explained.

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Posted in News By Victoria Lancaster

Golfer who lost eye after being hit by a ball wins £400,000 damages .

Monday, 21 November 2011 12:11:06 Europe/London

A man who lost an eye through being hit by a ball during a game of golf is set to receive around £400,000 in damages after a judge ruled in his favour.

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Posted in News By Victoria Lancaster

Golf's health-giving qualities says Bill Clinton

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:01:05 Europe/London

Bill Clinton former US president has named golf as a great way for people to stay healthy, physically, mentally and socially.

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Posted in Golf Information By Driveline News Room

Lewis' spectacular pro Tour win.

Monday, 17 October 2011 11:25:24 Europe/London

Lewis' spectacular pro Tour win, his first title. Young, talented and British, 20 year old Tom Lewis celebrates some spectacular golf with a two-shot victory at the Portugal Masters yesterday (October 16th).

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Posted in Golf Information By Victoria Lancaster