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Why Hillside is special for me

Tony talks to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez about his memories of Hillside, venue of this week’s British Masters: “I have special reason to remember Hillside with fondness because it was where I won the European PGA Championship in 1982, and it also turned out to be my last victory on the regular tour. I beat Bernhard Langer in a playoff but, if truth be told, we were both basket cases with the putter in our hands at that point in time. Neither of our strokes were pretty to watch back then. We played the final round with Sam Torrance. Bernhard was going through a... Read more...

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Coaches- the key to success?

Tony talked to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez this week about how  modern-day golfers tend to rely too much on their coaches: “A trend I find difficult to understand these days is the way so many players allow themselves to be overly influenced by golf coaches. Lee Trevino always used to say, ‘Show me one of these guys who can beat me and I’ll listen to him’. That was Lee’s take on it and it’s mine too. I don’t want to make an enemy of all the teaching professionals because some of them are really good. But equally I suspect the better ones don’t try to change... Read more...

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Tony Invests in Zest.Golf in Quest for Tech Change

Tony Jacklin CBE, a pioneer throughout his esteemed career in golf, has decided to invest in a new technology company making its own bid to drive change within the golf industry. Zest.Golf Technologies, with offices in Scotland, the ‘Home of Golf’, and tech partners in the Netherlands, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to help the business grow and change the face of the global online tee time marketplace for the benefit of stakeholders across the industry. Fast tracked by Scottish Enterprise into their High Growth Programme, Zest.Golf is seeking an investment of 790,000... Read more...

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Hail the new golfing calendar!

Tony spoke to former Reuters correspondent Tony Jimenez about the changes that have been made to the golfing calendar in 2019: “Now that the schedule has been rejigged, it really is an exciting time of the year to be a golf fan. It’s when all the golfing gold is available to the players too, not just in terms of huge prize money but also when it comes to the kudos of winning a Major championship. It was such a sound idea to play all four Majors in successive months in April, May, June and July that it beats me why it was never considered before. The Majors are the most important... Read more...