See it, play it, buy it
It’s Christmas! So why not put some of this on your wish list from Santa?
BUY IT Taylormade’s Rory Junior Golf Sets
If you’re still hunting for your golf-mad child’s big present this Christmas, look no further. Rory Mcilroy has teamed up with Taylormade to launch his own line of clubs for youngsters. The five and seven-club sets, which hit stores on December 7, are emblazoned with Rory’s name and engineered with lengths, lofts and shaft flexes for juniors. Each set comes with a bag and will be available in two configurations for boys (4+ and 8+) and one for girls (8+). The set for younger kids includes a driver, 5-rescue, 7-iron, sand wedge and putter. You also get a 3-wood and 9-iron in the 8+ set, which is priced at £399.
SEE IT Hero World Challenge
Tiger returns to the PGA Tour for the first time since clocking up his 80th win when he hosts the invitation-only Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Rickie Fowler is the defending champion and will be part of an 18-strong field featuring Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas. From November 29-December 2; live on Sky Sports Golf.
BUY IT The 2018 Ryder Cup Official Film
Relive Francesco Molinari’s record-breaking performance and Phil’s wayward tee shots at Le Golf National with this cracker of a stocking filler. The two-disc set includes exclusive interviews with the players and captains, plus behindthe-scenes footage inside the European team room. Sadly, there’s no recording of DJ’S alleged bust-up with Brooks Koepka, but that’s a moot point when you can watch the birth of Moliwood and Europe’s whitewash on Friday afternoon. RRP £14.99.
SEE IT England Golf Awards
Show your support for golf’s unsung heroes by attending the 2019 England Golf Awards at Royal Lancaster London on March 21. Hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, the evening will pay tribute to the winners and include a black-tie drinks reception and three-course dinner. Tickets are £90 per person, while the closing date for nominations is November 30, so be quick.
DO IT Ace a par-3!
There’s never been a better time to get an ace and if you do it on a Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) course in Spain and Portugal, you’ll be o£ to watch the 2020 Ryder Cup. You’ll also have the chance to shoot for a $1 million jackpot in Las Vegas (all expenses paid), by repeating your hole-in-one feat.
BUY IT Get a free bag with a new electric trolley
The two biggest names in electric trolleys are both o£ering free cart bags when you buy one of their lithium models this Christmas. Powakaddy are giving away a Dri Edition or Premium Cart Bag with their top trolleys (worth up to £229.99), while Motocaddy are o£ering a free bag worth up to £199.99 with any S-series lithium trolley. Powakaddy’s promotion runs until Christmas Eve, Motocaddy’s until New Year’s Eve. www.powakaddy.co.uk www.motocaddy.com/freebag
Rory has teamed up with Taylormade to launch junior sets.