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Britons enjoy golf, picnics as Covid-19 curbs lift on some outdoor activities(Photo by Mikael Frivold on Unsplash)

Britons enjoy golf, picnics as Covid-19 curbs lift on some outdoor activities

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 06:28 PM IST
As Covid-19 rules relax, golf courses, tennis courts and open-air swimming pools reopen in England while a ban on non-essential travel lifts up too though most shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels remain closed in Britain
Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar in action(Keshav Singh/H)
Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar in action(Keshav Singh/H)

Bhullar, Sharma make cut in Kenya Savannah

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Bhullar, sitting at the wrong side of the cut line at three-under, holed his second shot on par-4 ninth, his closing hole to leap to five-under and make the weekend.
Ralph Lauren cuts ties with golfer Justin Thomas for using homophobic slur(ANI)
Ralph Lauren cuts ties with golfer Justin Thomas for using homophobic slur(ANI)

Ralph Lauren drops golfer Justin Thomas as ambassador for using homophobic slur

ANI | , New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:22 PM IST
  • 13-time PGA Tour winner, Justin Thomas was dropped as an ambassador by the fashion brand Ralph Lauren on Friday, after the golfer was caught uttering a homophobic slur last Saturday during a tournament.
Tiger Woods watches his missed putt on the 11th hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(AP)
Tiger Woods watches his missed putt on the 11th hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(AP)

Woods launches Masters title defense after early weather delay

AUGUSTA | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Woods, whose defense of his fifth Green Jacket was already put on hold for seven months because of the COVID-19 outbreak, began his day at the par-four 10th three hours later than scheduled but under sunny skies.
Chandigarh, India November 12, 2020: Karandeep Kochhar reacting after winning the PGTI Players Championship 2020 played at Chandigarh Golf Club on Thursday, November 12, 2020(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Chandigarh, India November 12, 2020: Karandeep Kochhar reacting after winning the PGTI Players Championship 2020 played at Chandigarh Golf Club on Thursday, November 12, 2020(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Finally, the four-year waits end, Kochhar pockets maiden pro-title

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Now, after a long wait of almost four years, 45 tournaments in the PGTI circuit, finally, Kochhar won his maiden pro title at the Tata Steel Players Championship 2020 presented by the Chandigarh Golf Club on Thursday.
Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - November 10, 2020 - Jon Rahm of Spain on the 10th tee during a practice round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder(REUTERS)
Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - November 10, 2020 - Jon Rahm of Spain on the 10th tee during a practice round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder(REUTERS)

Birthday boy Jon Rahm pulls off insane hole-in-one shot skimming across water - WATCH

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 05:24 PM IST
The video of the insane shot was posted by the official handle of the Masters in which Rahm was seen hitting the ball that went on to skim over a pond and then curled at an angle around the course to land inside hole No. 16.
File image of John Catlin.(AP)
File image of John Catlin.(AP)

John Catlin out of tournament after breaking COVID-19 protocol

LONDON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 09:09 PM IST
“I apologize to my fellow players and everyone involved with the tournament this week for this error of judgement,” he said. “I understand the European Tour’s decision and accept the sanction.”
An image of the dad and son during the golf lesson.(Screengrab)
An image of the dad and son during the golf lesson.(Screengrab)

Dad’s attempt to teach son golf doesn’t go as planned. Sumeet Vyas shares hilarious video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:28 PM IST
“Future looks tougher than present...” wrote Sumeet Vyas while sharing the video on Instagram.
February 20, 2016; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Camilo Villegas hits from the second tee during the third round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters/File photo(Action Images / Reuters / USA TO)
February 20, 2016; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Camilo Villegas hits from the second tee during the third round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters/File photo(Action Images / Reuters / USA TO)

Golf passes initial test with no positive virus results

Fort Worth | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 12:29 PM IST
The tour said all 487 tests of players, caddies and essential personnel were negative. On the course, players are to make every effort to practice social distancing and “show best practices for playing golf to our fans watching the telecast.”
File image of Rory McIlroy.(USA TODAY Sports)
File image of Rory McIlroy.(USA TODAY Sports)

Rory McIlroy wants golf to be more racially diverse

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:20 AM IST
The world number one from Northern Ireland said he idolized Tiger Woods when he was growing up and hoped to see more people like the mixed raced, 15-times major champion playing professional golf.
The “India swing” will be on the lines of the new six-week UK swing in July and August announced by the European Tour in its revised schedule(Getty Images)
The “India swing” will be on the lines of the new six-week UK swing in July and August announced by the European Tour in its revised schedule(Getty Images)

Indian golf scores a birdie: three back-to-back Asian Tour events

New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:35 PM IST
Billed the “India swing”, the tournaments will bring much-needed respite for pros after prolonged lockdown.
Jeev Milkha Singh with Scotty Sanders (left) and mother Nirmal at their Chandigarh home.(Special Arrangement/File)
Jeev Milkha Singh with Scotty Sanders (left) and mother Nirmal at their Chandigarh home.(Special Arrangement/File)

Play golf till the sun shines: How Jeev Milkha remembers mentor Doug Sanders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 10:26 PM IST
In our part of the world, a recipient of Sanders’ generosity is Jeev Milkha Singh, and when news of the 86-year-old’s natural death trickled in late on April 12, Singh was wistful.
File photo of Tiger Wood.(USA Today Sports)
File photo of Tiger Wood.(USA Today Sports)

Florida man sues Tiger Woods, caddie over alleged shove at 2018 tournament

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 07:52 AM IST
Attorney Josh Dreschel, who represents Brian Borruso, issued a statement seeking the public’s help in identifying voices on a video that appears to capture portions of the incident.
Satya Pal Malik was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir before he took charge in Goa.(HT File Photo)
Satya Pal Malik was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir before he took charge in Goa.(HT File Photo)

Does Goa Raj Bhavan serve milk?: Sena on S P Malik’s ‘wine and golf’ remark

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 03:30 PM IST
The Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana in an editorial said Satya Pal Malik’s remark was an “insult” to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and “tarnishes” the image of the constitutional post.
Representational image.(Reuters)
Representational image.(Reuters)

Golf - ‘Have the ‘address’ right and you will reach your destination’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Bindra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 09:26 PM IST
If you don’t address the ball correctly, you are going to have to make adjustments during the swing to compensate, thereby causing inconsistency, writes Karan Bindra.
Arjun Atwal is the only Indian golfer to win on the PGA Tour.
Arjun Atwal is the only Indian golfer to win on the PGA Tour.

Life after golf: Atwal wants to be inaccessible

New Delhi | By Robin Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 08:53 AM IST
“I have invested in a couple of things which keeps the money coming in, but if I were to get hands-on, it wouldn’t be good enough. I realised last year that after practising and playing golf for a living for so many years, I wasn’t cut out for anything else,” said Arjun Atwal.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Developing junior golf is of paramount importance

By Karan Bindra
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 11:20 AM IST
Firstly, golf is a sport to be enjoyed. Every junior, like in other spheres of life, must try to be the best he can in golf; and the decision to whether play professionally or not, is one to be taken later. There is plenty to be done and achieved along the way.
MS Dhoni was spotted playing golf in USA(Twitter)
MS Dhoni was spotted playing golf in USA(Twitter)

MS Dhoni’s photo of playing golf with Kedar Jadhav in USA goes viral

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:19 PM IST
Sporting his new bandana look Dhoni was seen flaunting his salt and pepper look with a club in hand alongside Jadhav on the latter’s Instagram post.
Haryana government officials will engage in a game of golf with Korean investors later this week to aide trade talks(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)
Haryana government officials will engage in a game of golf with Korean investors later this week to aide trade talks(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)

Haryana government officials to discuss trade with Korean investors over golf

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 09:28 AM IST
The Haryana government is organising The India Korea Golf Meet on July 19 in the city for the cause. The event will be held in DLF Golf and Country Club in DLF Phase-5.
Japanese officials said Trump and Abe also had breakfast and lunch together. On the menu for lunch: double cheeseburgers made with US beef.(REUTERS)
Japanese officials said Trump and Abe also had breakfast and lunch together. On the menu for lunch: double cheeseburgers made with US beef.(REUTERS)

Trade beef aside, Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf

Mobara, Japan | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 03:09 PM IST
Trump’s four-day state visit to Japan is designed to demonstrate the strength of the bond between the nations. The president received a warm welcome as he arrived at Mobara Country Club, south of Tokyo, for a steamy morning round of golf with the Japanese leader. It was their fifth golf outing.
Trump is unhappy with Japan’s large trade surplus and is considering putting high tariffs on its auto exports if a bilateral trade agreement is not reached.(REUTERS)
Trump is unhappy with Japan’s large trade surplus and is considering putting high tariffs on its auto exports if a bilateral trade agreement is not reached.(REUTERS)

With trade differences in the background, Trump and Abe do diplomacy over golf and sumo

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 09:52 AM IST
Trump, dressed in a red pullover, and Abe, wearing a blue blazer and white pants, met on a lawn and smiled for photographers before taking off for their game.
US president Donald Trump played golf Saturday in Florida with two of the game’s greatest champions, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.(Donald Trump/Twitter)
US president Donald Trump played golf Saturday in Florida with two of the game’s greatest champions, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.(Donald Trump/Twitter)

Donald Trump plays golf with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus

Jupiter | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 05:24 PM IST
Trump arrived at his private club in sunny Jupiter after he escaped the bitter cold and snow in Washington a day earlier. He later tweeted a photo of him standing next to them on a tee box and said it was a “great morning.”
"A clean and simple shot of a golf ball and golf club. The bright, colorful backdrop has room for text.Our images are processed from"(Getty Images)
"A clean and simple shot of a golf ball and golf club. The bright, colorful backdrop has room for text.Our images are processed from"(Getty Images)

How to control the trajectory of the ball while playing Golf?

New Delhi | By Karan Bindra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Hitting it high or low is a matter of understanding that the most important factor altering the height of the shot is the effective loft on the clubface at impact.
File image of Australia’s Adam Scott playing a shot as the rain falls.(Getty Images)
File image of Australia’s Adam Scott playing a shot as the rain falls.(Getty Images)

How to play golf in unfriendly weather conditions - Here are some tips

New Delhi | By Karan Bindra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2018 11:18 AM IST
Here are some tips on how you can get around the course taking into stride the tests that the golf course architect and mother nature throw at you.
Brian Lara tees off during the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England.(Getty Images)
Brian Lara tees off during the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England.(Getty Images)

Golf is a weird sport, taught me how to be disciplined: Brian Lara

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 06:51 PM IST
Brian Lara said that he focused more on cricket than golf because he felt the game would affect his batting.
James Anderson was playing golf with his England bowling partner Stuart Broad.(Twitter)
James Anderson was playing golf with his England bowling partner Stuart Broad.(Twitter)

India vs England: Watch-James Anderson plays golf, what happens next will shock you

Reuters, London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Stuart Broad, who filmed his team mate’s self-inflicted blow from a few metres behind, reacted in shock to the ball hitting James Anderson.
Poona Golf Course, Airport Road Yerwada in Pune, India.(HT File Photo)
Poona Golf Course, Airport Road Yerwada in Pune, India.(HT File Photo)

Army chief bans golf in Jammu and Kashmir, North-East posts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 11:54 PM IST
Gen Rawat also issued instructions that golf will not be allowed in operationally active areas of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the North East,
Scheduling of amateur golf tours is such in India that it is a toss-up between missing school and crisscrossing the country.(HT Photo)
Scheduling of amateur golf tours is such in India that it is a toss-up between missing school and crisscrossing the country.(HT Photo)

Indian golf: driven to a bunker

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 07:15 PM IST
Affordability and access play a key part in a sport taking root, and a lot more needs to be done in Indian golf. Barring a fistful of public golf courses and driving ranges in urban areas, the sport is still driven by exclusivity or the colonial club culture, breeding deterring awe among the masses
Peter Thomson, the first Australian to win The Open in 1954, died Wednesday.(REUTERS)
Peter Thomson, the first Australian to win The Open in 1954, died Wednesday.(REUTERS)

‘Thinking man’s golfer’: Australian great Peter Thomson dies aged 88

AFP, Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 07:14 PM IST
Australian golfing great and five-time Open Championship winner Peter Thomson died aged 88 after a four-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Brooks Koepka became the first player to successfully defend the US Open title in 30 years as he won the 2018 title by one stroke.(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooks Koepka became the first player to successfully defend the US Open title in 30 years as he won the 2018 title by one stroke.(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Brooks Koepka wins US Open golf by one stroke, successfully defends title

Reuters, Southampton, USA | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 09:34 AM IST
Brooks Koepka held off a strong challenge from England’s Tommy Fleetwood as he won the US Open golf tournament by one stroke to become the first player in almost 30 years to successfully defend the title
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