See it, do it, buy it
You don’t even need your clubs to get your golf fix this autumn
SEE IT British Masters
The European Tour returns to British shores for the first time since The Open as Justin Rose dons the role of host at Walton Heath in Surrey for the British Masters. For £110, you can serenade the Ryder Cup stars during the celebrity pro-am and then enjoy all four days of tournament golf from October 10-14. Day tickets start from £23; weekend tickets from £68. Under 16s go free. www.britishmastersgolf.com
SEE IT Hero World Challenge
If you enjoyed the first Hero World Challenge at Edinburgh Castle and can’t make the British Masters, head to South Dock, Canary Wharf after work for a spot of night golf. Starting at 5pm on October 9, Rose and a bunch of European Tour stars will hit from a floating tee into a floating green as part of a onehole shootout. Admission is free. www.britishmastersgolf.com
DO IT Treetop Adventure Golf
Play up to your inner child (or your own) by sampling Manchester’s Amazon-themed golf attraction. Treetop Adventure Golf is home to two, 18-hole mini golf courses, which end with a bonus 19th hole where you can win a free round. Open seven days a week until late, prices start from £9.50 per person for 18 holes; £15 for 36 holes. Discounts apply for early birds, students, kids and over 60s. www.adventuregolf.com
BUY IT The 147th Open Annual: The Official Story
Relive all the drama in pictures, commentary and analysis from the 2018 Open at Carnoustie, and then wade through a full statistical record of the Championship. Get your copy for £16.99 from October 19.
DO IT The Open auction
Give your home the makeover it deserves by decking it out with a collection of Open memorabilia. Visit the auction website and you can bid for everything from limited-edition prints and pin flags to signed scorecards and o£cial programmes. Stick to the ‘buy now’ option to avoid any bidding wars. auctions.theopen.com
BUY IT Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls
Show your support for Team Europe (or USA) by getting your hands on Callaway’s Ryder Cup -themed golf balls. Available in white, blue and yellow or a stars & stripes design, the limitededition balls combine Callaway’s Truvis pattern and Graphene Dual Softfast Core technology. Callaway claims that the former improves visibility and the latter produces a fast and soft-feeling ball that promotes high-launch and low spin off the tee, and incredible stopping power around the green. In other words, they give you everything you want (and more) for £37.99 a dozen.
SEE IT World Golf Championships-champions
The PGA Tour returns after a two-week break (ridiculous, we know), with the 2018/19 season kicking off at the Safeway Open just four days after the Ryder Cup finishes. Brendan Steele will be vying for a hat-trick of wins in a row, but if that doesn’t whet your appetite, wait until the last week of October when Shanghai welcomes the world’s top 50 for the Wgc-champions. It’s the biggest event between now and the end of the year so it’s a good excuse to invoke a no-touch policy on the remote control. From October 25-28, live on Sky Sports.
Walton Heath has been a US Open qualifying venue since 2005 and staged the 1981 Ryder Cup.