Golfers hit back-to-back hole-in-one at odds of 17 million to one

Two female golfers have defied odds of over 17 million to one - by hitting back-to-back holes-in-one. Jayne Mattey, 57, and Claire Shine recorded holes-in-one on the very same hole during a match in Berkshire on Saturday (Oct 21). The incredible feat happened on the 13th hole at the East Berkshire Golf Club during a fourball matchplay competition. And while 13 may be unlucky for some, it was anything but for the talented duo. Ms Mattey, a freelance career coach,...

What will Tiger do next? Make some friends…hopefully

From the outside looking in, it appeared that Eldrick “Tiger” Woods had it all. Number 1 in his chosen profession, more money than sense, a model wife and two beautiful children. However, on November 27th 2009 the mother of all scandals brought an end to Tiger’s perfect facade. He was found to be having a string of extra-marital affairs, some with prostitutes, which culminated in Woods crashing his car into a telegraph pole and exposing his dark side to the...

“Welcome to Jurassic Park” sign erected at Muirfield golf course

A huge "Welcome to Jurassic Park" sign has been erected outside the gates to Muirfield golf course a day after the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers announced that they were to hold a second vote on whether to admit women as members. The prank was organised by bookmakers Paddy Power, in a protest at what the company called the "dinosaurs" at the club. Last year members held a vote on whether to admit women members, but it fell short by 14...

TLE Sports Podcast 27.09.16

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter & David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @rgdewinter  @davidjdewinter TLE Sports Editor David de Winter is joined by Richard de Winter to discuss the upcoming Ryder Cup, the Fancy Bears hacking leak & TUE debate, the thrilling end to the Specsavers County Championship and the most recent round of Premier League matches.

TLE Sports Podcast 21.07.16

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter, Martin Lamb & Lauren Johnson @TLE_Sport  @rgdewinter  @martinlamb  @History_Lauren The London Economic's Richard de Winter is joined by cricket nut Martin Lamb and cycling aficionado Lauren Johnson as they discuss England's recent defeat to Pakistan at Lords and Chris Froome's progress as the Tour de France reaches its denoument.

Muirfield Will Not Stage Another Open Championship After Women Vote

The R&A have announced Muirfield will not stage another Open Championship after members at the historical course voted to maintain its ban on women members. The governing body in Scotland said it would not stage the Open "at a venue that does not admit women as members" after 36 per cent of its members voted against the notion, which falls short of the required two thirds majority. A group of 'no' campaigners among the Muirfield members cited concerns about slow play and making...

The Night Danny Willett’s Brother Broke Twitter

Danny Willett's brother almost broke Twitter last night with a series of hilarious tweets that documented the dramatic end to the 2016 Augusta Masters. The author, teacher and self proclaimed "inexperienced father" took to social media during the final stages of the tournament to spur his brother on as he attempted to become only the second Englishman to win the Masters. At one point it looked as though there was little hope for the Yorkshireman, but a Jordan Spieth meltdown on the...

Spieth’s US Open victory signals changing of the guard

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter For nigh on two decades, golf’s major championships have been dominated by familiar names adorning the leaderboard: the likes of Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk have all regularly been fighting for the biggest prizes in golf.  But does 21 year-old Jordan Spieth’s victory at the US Open on Sunday herald a new era in golfing history? My earliest memory...