Catch up with all the latest news from around the world in golf. By Patrick Baines.
This Week in Golf: April 18 – 23
Cancer charity Macmillan have announced the date for the 2017 longest day golf challenge
The yearly fundraiser will take place on Wednesday 21st June. For more information visit
Jordan launches its first 18-hole grass course
Designed by Greg Norman, the Ayla Golf Club boasts a par-72 hole championship course, a nine-hole par-three practice course, maintenance facility, Golf Academy and a welcoming club house.
Bettinardi arm lock putter gets first win in Europe
The Bettinardi arm lock putter got its first win on European soil following Edoardo Molinari’s victory at the Trophy Hassan II
Related: Bettinardi putters revealed
Lamkin introduces new putter grip to combat the ‘yips’
Featuring a patented stainless steel weighted cone optimally positioned directly below the hands and the exclusive FLAT1 grip shape, the new FLAT CAT Solution is designed to help golfers suffering from the dreaded yips.
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Rory McIlroy to marry American Erica Stoll
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy is to marry Erica Stoll this weekend according to reports.
The world number two, who finished seventh at Augusta a fortnight ago, is set to tie the knot at Ashford Castle.
Czech golfer Miroslav Sevcik makes hole in one and has chance to win one million dollars
Czech amateur golfer Miroslav Sevcik made an ace on the 176-yard fourth hole at the Club de Golf Alcanada in Mallorca.
The 11 handicapper paid €10 to enter the par-three hole-in-one challenge and he’ll now fly to Las Vegas for the chance to win $1 million.
Get up to £80 off your new SkyCaddie this spring
Golfers have until the end of June to get up to £80 off a new SkyCaddie in a trade-in offer.
Take any make or model of laser or GPS device – even if it’s broken – to your PGA pro by June 30th, and you can trade up to a new SkyCaddie Linx GT at £50 off RRP, or a new SkyCaddie Touch with £80 off RRP.
For more information visit: http://www.newskycaddie.com/en-GB/products/SkyCaddie-LINX-GT
Footjoy Launches Season-Long Walk Of Champions
FootJoy, one of the leading designers in golf shoes and apparel, has launched ‘the walk of champions’ – a campaign that encourages golfers to play more golf.
To take part, golfers across the UK & Ireland simply download and sign-up to the free Hole19 App which automatically logs golfers’ steps, as well as calories burnt, as they play.
For more information about the FootJoy Walk of Champions, visit www.hole19golf.com/footjoy/walkofchampions/.