This Week In Golf: May 8 - 14

Catch up with all the latest news from around the world in golf

this week in golf - may 8 - 14

Catch up with all the latest news from around the world in golf

This Week In Golf: May 8 - 14

Long Drive World Series coming to Windsor

L to R: Portuguese Champion Ilija Djurdjevic, World Champion England’s Joe Miller and UK Champion Lucas Dornan (Tony Ward/Long Drive World Series)

The world’s longest drivers will come together on July 8th at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor to battle it out in the Long Drive World Series.

Related: Record breaking American Golf Long Drive Final confirmed

Tickets are free and spectators can expect to see some huge names including the current and two-time World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller and the American Golf Long Drive Champion Lucas Dornan.

This will be the second event of the Long Drive World Series after round one in Dubai, where American Tim Burke won with a drive of 335 yards...into a 30mph head wind!

GolfSixes inspire the next generation

Jamie Donaldson and Bradley Dredge take part in a nearest the pin competition

14 European Tour players encouraged boys and girls in a special junior GolfSixes event organised by the Golf Foundation at the Centurion Club.

Related: Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard win GolfSixes for Team Denmark

Players from Denmark, Australia, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain, India and Wales gave up their time to support local children as they sampled the new six-hole team game, which is now to be piloted in ‘GolfSixes Academy’ events in 32 golf clubs around England over the summer.

The likes of Thorbjørn Olesen, Lucas Bjerregaard, Joost Luiten, Scott Hend and Pablo Larrazabal demonstrated their shot-making, gave the boys and girls golf tips and encouragement and signed shirts, caps and golf balls as mementoes of the day.

Have you downloaded the free Motocaddy GPS app yet?

Motocaddy's free GPS App was downloaded more than 13,000 times in April.

Featuring a number of modes, the brand’s first-ever mobile phone app can be used as a stand-alone mobile GPS device.

Related: Best electric trolleys 2017

It can also be synced with the world’s first GPS electric trolley - Motocaddy’s S5 CONNECT - launched this summer with smartphone notifications and a USB charging point.

“A lot of work has gone into developing our first GPS app and we’re absolutely thrilled with the response and the positive comments we’ve received about it,” said Tony Webb, Motocaddy Managing Director. “It is great to see so many golfers downloading the app and making use of the extensive features on offer,” he added.

World's oldest course set to undergo £10m revamp

this week in golf - may 8 - 14

A £10million plan has been unveiled to breathe fresh life into a six-time Open Championship venue and the oldest continuously-played golf course in the world, Musselburgh Links. 

Related: The UK&I Top 100 golf courses

The aim is to recapture the long-lost ‘heritage’ to take it back to its Victorian-era (circa 1896) set up, when its importance and significance to the game of golf was at its peak.

Related: The forgotten Open Championship venues

The £10m will be spent over seven years with a plan to create 40 new jobs in the process.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV