Best golf resorts in Europe in 2018

Everyone by now should know that at Leadingcourses.com we love statistics and rankings. And we love them even more when they are transparent, honest and based on reviews written by you, the golfer. Since 2016 – as a teaser for our own Golfers’ Choice rankings – we have been publishing a ranking for Best Golf Resorts in Europe as we felt a lot of golfers really needed such a list. We’ve used our own review data and the reviews of our hotel partner Booking.com to provide a comprehensive list of the best golf resorts throughout Europe.

How are the Best Golf Resorts rankings determined? As mentioned, we love to analyse your reviews to come up with interesting lists. This is also how the ‘Best Golf Resorts in Europe’ ranking started. As time went by, the list has improved significantly. This year we decided to totally revamp our Best Golf Resort list. One of the major discussions within Leadingcourses.com was: when does a combination of a golf course and hotel qualify as a resort? Is St. ..

Design and Win a Wedge from Fourteen Golf’s Wedge Wizard, Jacob Sanborn

Several weeks back, we introduced you to Jacob Sanborn, Fourteen Golf's Wedge Wizard.
Jacob is the up and coming craftsman behind the unique custom designs featured in that story. Now, we're giving you the chance to work with Jacob to bring your custom design idea to life.
What would be the theme for your custom wedge? What would it look like? Tell us below, and Jacob will choose his favorite design idea and make it a reality.
He'll build one wedge for you and one for a second giveaway.

To Enter Entering is easy. Here's what you need to do:
Leave a comment below detailing your design idea. That's it. In 2 weeks (3/12/18), we'll announce the winner.
Rules The contest is open to MyGolfSpy readers worldwide.
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Best golf resorts in Europe in 2018

Everyone by now should know that at Leadingcourses.com we love statistics and rankings. And we love them even more when they are transparent, honest and based on reviews written by you, the golfer. Since 2016 – as a teaser for our own Golfers’ Choice rankings – we have been publishing a ranking for Best Golf Resorts in Europe as we felt a lot of golfers really needed such a list. We’ve used our own review data and the reviews of our hotel partner Booking.com to provide a comprehensive list of the best golf resorts throughout Europe.

How are the Best Golf Resorts rankings determined? As mentioned, we love to analyse your reviews to come up with interesting lists. This is also how the ‘Best Golf Resorts in Europe’ ranking started. As time went by, the list has improved significantly. This year we decided to totally revamp our Best Golf Resort list. One of the major discussions within Leadingcourses.com was: when does a combination of a golf course and hotel qualify as a resort? Is St. ..

#AskMyGolfSpy Episode 1

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to send in whatever questions you might have for MyGolfSpy. In the first video in our new #AskMyGolfSpy series, we answered some of them.
We're just getting started, so keep the questions coming!

Ssssht, the first update is live for Leadingcourses app

At Leadingcourses.com we are not easily satisfied and that is also the reason why we have launched our new app ‘under the radar’. We have only communicated the launch of our new app to find golf courses amongst our loyal members. This gives us the opportunity to test the app, find bugs, improve the app with the feedback of our members.
After a few weeks we felt we generated enough feedback to build the first update of our app. Obviously we also have a huge list of features of our own that we would like to add, but we like to take it slow. We also have to be careful not just to rebuild what we have already as our site is fully responsive. Our app should offer or provide something extra.
New: option to upload a photo directly via the app We are very proud to announce the following features in this current release:
possibility to add photos on the page of a golf club possibility to complete your review with a photo or photos clear error message if there is no internet connection small ..

A Stitch in Time Saves 9 OR Maybe 18

You may have heard the old proverb that “a Stitch in Time, Saves 9”. It really is the reminder not to procrastinate because the longer you wait, the worse it gets. I thought of this as I was watching the Winter Olympics. Every sport is a game of inches. It’s the difference between winning and […]

The Humble Architect: How Toru Kamatari helped build some of the putter industry’s most successful brands

“When he started making hand-made putters, I suggested he stamp the “S” slightly left-tilted and the “C” tilted right and so on – and I called it Dancing Scotty Cameron.” – Toru Kamatari I’m guessing most of you just mouthed, “Who?” while wondering if you missed something. You didn't.
Toru Kamatari is one of the most influential architects of the modern golf industry, even if his name rarely percolates to the surface of conversations centered around his more famous contemporaries.
Scotty Cameron, Bob Bettinardi, Kia Ma, Ken Giannini, Byron Morgan, Dick De La Cruz, Teddy McCabe, TP Mills, and most recently, Sean Toulon; an impressive list connected by a nearly invisible thread. Call it 6 degrees of Toru Kamatari.

Toru spent the first eight-teen years of his life in Japan where he came to appreciate American culture as illustrated by Steven Spielberg films (He lists Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. as favorites). Though his parents made sure he was in bed by 8 PM, Tor..

First Look: Cobra Forged TEC Black Irons

Here’s question: Is it better for an OEM to release all of its new lineup all at once on a single day, or is it better to space them out over, say, a 3 to 4 month period?
The reason I ask is we’ve seen OEMs announce their GI/SGI irons in, say, November – maybe at the same time as drivers-fairways-hybrids, maybe not – and then a month later announce a max game-improvement offering, and then two months later announce better player offerings. No, none of these is replacing what was just announced, but it’s a way OEMs have of spreading out their announcements to, among others things, stay in the headlines.
For instance, last August Cobra unveiled the first of its 2018 lineup: the Cobra MAX metal woods and irons. Then in November, we got the new F8 Irons and metalwoods. While there’s still more to come, today Cobra is announcing an update to the – please read carefully – two-and-a-half-year old King Forged TEC irons.
Players-Distance Irons The question of staying in the news vs. potentia..

First Look: Cobra’s King Utility Black and King Utility Black ONE

In April 2016 Cobra officially signed reigning NCAA and U.S. Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau to a long-term sponsorship deal. Amongst other things, this move necessitated that Cobra develop a consumer-ready set of single-length (Cobra uses the term ONE Length) irons to approximate those in DeChambeau's bag.
Without the typical window for R&D, Cobra focused its efforts on two models, KING F7 ONE and KING FORGED ONE. That was 2017. This is 2018 and as Cobra is still the only major OEM to delve into the “One Length” concept of golf equipment with any level of fidelity. With that, Cobra is making it clear it intends to continue introducing new clubs throughout the line up with ONE length variants.

Enter KING Utility Black and King Utility Black ONE. Both clubs are virtually identical (same tech platform and general aesthetic) with the clear distinction being that the Black ONE is the same length as a stock 7-iron. The chief engineering challenge with single-length long irons is ..

First Look Callaway X-Series and Tommy Armour TA1 Drivers

Fresh to the USGA’s Conforming Clubs List is a new Callaway X Series Driver.
With no adjustable hosel, no movable weights, no Jailbreak technology, and a generally understated design, every indication is that X Series, like the X Series 416, is what we’d call a Big Box Special.
Both TaylorMade and Callaway have, from time to time, created clubs specifically for their big box retail partners. Often these clubs are powered by several-years-old technology hidden under small cosmetic changes. These clubs speak to the reality that as much as OEMs may want golfers to get fit, not everyone will. There is a segment of golfers whose primary interests lie in playing name brand gear without paying a lofty price for it.
Just don’t expect to see any commercials or other advertisements for it.
As rapid discount cycles have all but disappeared, these big box specials provide manufacturers with a means to satisfy the demands of a cost-driven market without compromising the integrity of their mainl..