Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mail Order Golf Offer One FREE round of golf for 2 people with additional perks

This summer, Golf equipment site Mail Order Golf has teamed up with the world renowned DeVere Club to offer you a fantastic promotion for all golf enthusiasts out there.

Mail Order Golf stock various products from a whole range of New Golf Balls to Lake Balls, from putting tees, aids, novelty golfing products and other Golf Gifts. Officially licensed by the PGA, Wilson, Dunlop and Links Choice Mail Order Golf with the largest selection of Lake Balls in Europe.
Not only can you claim one free round of golf for two people, but this offer also includes 50% off green fees for two of your friends! 

Included in this fantastic offer is the opportunity to meet the local golf membership adviser prior to your game which will help you and your family or friends get the best from any of the DeVere courses available. 

The DeVere golf group has once again been awarded the ‘Golf group of the year award’ by the 59 Club. With their well established reputation, exciting range of luxury golf courses, and fantastic facilities; Mail Order Golf is providing the opportunity for golf lovers out there to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend the day at one of these many prestigious golf courses and all you have to do is purchase 100 Top Flite golf balls from their website. (

With the golf season in full swing, why not make the most of the luxurious grounds in one of the eleven DeVere Clubs available to use with this offer?

Included in this voucher is one of the top golf courses in the north of England, Oulton Hall in Leeds; where the greens of the Calverley and Hall courses are a good test for golfers of all abilities. Whether it is overlooking the idyllic sceneries of the Loch Lomand at The Carrick; enjoying the fresh air in the peaceful surroundings of Berkshire countryside at Wokefield Park, or experiencing the spectacular 18 hole championship course at Herons’ Reach in Blackpool. This offer will allow you to spend quality time with family and friends at an extremely affordable price. 

The voucher is valid till the 30th June 2013, which means there is plenty opportunity to be flexible with dates and times that suit you. 

To take advantage of this offer (RRP £320), simply purchase 100 Top Flite Golf Balls; including models such as Infinity, XL2000, XL3000, Gamer, etc from or call 0845 389 1707.

Mail Order Golf is an online golf store who offers the largest selection of lake balls in Europe. They stock all major golf ball brands including Titleist golf balls, Nike, Srixon, Callaway and many more.

For further information contact:
Chris Preston
Tel: 0844 8717775

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

China Makes Golf History Twice in One Week

China, a country once renowned for its proletarian pride, is experiencing a surge in that most patrician of sports: golf.

Over the weekend, 22-year-old Chinese golfer Feng Shanshan claimed women’s golf’s LPGA Championship title by shooting 6-under-par for the week, becoming the first Chinese player to win a major tour event and title.

As if that weren’t enough, 14-year-old Chinese golfer Andy Zhang made history of his own on Monday by becoming the youngest player ever to qualify for this week’s U.S. Open after Briton Paul Casey withdrew because of a shoulder injury.

“It’s going to be a great experience, hitting balls next to Tiger [Woods],” Zhang, who also played a practice round with this year’s Masters winner Bubba Watson, told ESPN, noting his surprise that the older pros had been “very nice” to him and were giving him good tips. “I need to make sure I’m not in a dream right now.”

The triumphs of Feng and Zhang are a boon to China’s global sporting ambitions, though they’re the sort of development that probably sets Mao Zedong’s waxen body to spinning it its glass case on Tiananmen Square. Despite some claims that the sport was invented in China, golf was banned under Mao as a bourgeois indulgence. Even now, with the Communist Party having embraced entrepreneurs and luxury brands rushing to cater to the country’s nouveau riche, the sport remains a somewhat controversial hobby due to concerns over the growing tracts of precious arable land being appropriated to build courses.
That history is likely one reason that China– which reportedly only opened its first golf course in 1984 – hasn’t experienced the same success in the sport as some of its neighbors.

While Asian peers like South Korea dominate the golf circuit—the country has 24 golfers in the LPGA’s top 100—Ms. Feng is the only mainland Chinese golfer to appear on either the men’s or women’s top 100 rankings (though Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng is the women’s No. 1).

Estimates show the number of golfers in China ranges from 300,000 players to 3 million—still just a drop in the bucket in a country of 1.3 billion. But with golf set to reappear in the Olympics in 2016, the country known for coveting gold medals is placing a new emphasis on the sport.

One example of that effort, highlighted in a report by the state-run Xinhua news agency earlier this month, is a school in southern China’s Zhuahi city in Guangdong province that offers free golf training to kindergartners. Letting “children get in touch with golf is a good trial,” Liu Tie, head of the Industry Planning and Development Department of the Zhuhai Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, told Xinhua.
Helping to fuel the interest is the growing number—and increasing outlandishness—of golf courses in the country like the world’s largest Mission Hills golf club on southern Hainan Island, which continue to be built despite a nationwide moratorium on new courses.

Most recent available statistics suggest China has around 500 18-hole courses, compared with more than 15,000 in theU.S.

For her part, Feng told the LPGA she hopes that her success can help to inspire young golfers in Chinathe way tennis champion Li Na has.

“Hopefully [my win is] going to help golf in Chinabecause I want to be [tennis star] Li Na for golf in China. I want to be like a model that the other juniors can follow my steps and get on the LPGA,” she said. “There are good players fromChina, young players, right now. I became the first one, but I’m sure there will be a second, third, more people winning in the States and winning majors.

“I think, you know all of the Asians are good. That’s what my parents told me. All of the Asians are good at controlling small things. I don’t know if that’s true or not. But I will say if Koreans can, Chinese can, and golf in China is really growing up and getting more popular. I believe in the futureChinawill be one of the strongest countries on golf.”