Golfing World: French golf having a renaissance
Golfing World looks at the healthy state of French golf and the 2018 Ryder Cup to be held in France.
Golfing World: Le Golf National, Ryder Cup 2018
Golfing World takes a look at the home of French golf and host of the 2018 Ryder Cup, Le Golf National
Golfing World course report: Saint Emilion
Golfing World visits Saint Emilion, where the Mourgue D'algue family along with Tom Doak are set to build a stunning new course.
Golfing World Inside the Game: Evian Championship
Golfing World catches up with some of the biggest names in women's golf for the final major of the year, The Evian Championship.
Golfing World: European Urban Golf Championship
We head to Cologne to take in the European Urban Golf Championship, and we speak to some of those responsible for hosting the wacky event.Golfing World travelled to Cologne , Germany , for the European Urban Golf Cup. Where clubs from around the continent, compete to be crowned kings of Europe. This is not like any other golfing event. Cross golf, or urban golf, as it's better known in the UK, is not played on a golf course , as fairways are swapped for concrete. This is a game, played on the streets. Well basically, cross golf is kind of backif you wanna play golf, you don't have to go to the golf course . Play anywhere.
Golfing World: Course designer Tom Doak
We sit down with one of the world’s finest course designers, Tom Doak, as he embarks on his latest exciting project.Doak is one of the most successful in a new generation of golf course designers, boasting four courses in the top 100 in the world. He learned a lot about his craft under the tutelage of the late, legendary Pete Dye . But has also been heavily influenced by Alister MacKenzie, who designed Royal Melbourne among other famous courses. His own philosophy is described as minimalist. And when we caught up with him on a project in France, he told us what he learned about design from spending time studying the great Scottish links. I had a scholarship right after I got out of college at Cornell to spend a year in the UK and Ireland, traveling around and. Learning about golf course architecture. Our department had a scholarship specially for someone who couldn't really study exactly what they wanted to study in college, cuz they pride themselves on being able to study anything you want. And I made the case that every, you know, most of the famous golf course architects have either been born and raised in Scotland or England or had spent considerable time there. And I had some great letters of recommendation, basically I had letters of recommendation from Pete Dye , and Ben Crenshaw , and Dean Beanmen and just everybody in golf. I was still surprised that they gave me the award. So when I got over, I caddied in St. Andrews for a couple of months. I was actually supposed to work on the grounds crew at St. Andrews, it was a recession and they couldn't, you know, it's a town golf course . They couldn't not hire somebody from town, but I spent a lot of time with Walter Woods who was the green keeper there for 20 years. And he taught me a ton about what you would call sustainability now. They didn't really have a name for it then but. You know, Walter was pulling kelp off the beach in, off the harbor in Saint Andrews . Putting it out by his sheds to dry, mixing it with sand, and making his own fertilizer. You know, he did that
Golfing World: Recent Euro Tour winner Alexander Levy
We sit down with recent winner of the Volvo China Open, France’s Alexander Levy.Alexander Levy recently burst into the European Tour winner's circle with a hugely impressive first title at the Volvo China Open . Leading from Friday until Sunday evening proved his talents, but also calmness under pressure. The Frenchman has barely had chance to drawround. For the trophy in my hand. For a first win, the China open with a field including Stenson, Dufner and Poulter is no mean feat. Levy believes it's down to what could be describe as a laid back approach. I promise you, I don't look, I'll take the, the, the first one, the prize money . I just look when I come to the. To the record and then I say oh yeah that was, was bigger than,