A symbol of wealth and social standing in Japan 40 years ago, golf suffered a deep downswing in its popularity after the nation's economic bubble burst in the early 1990s. With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic and a dramatic shift in the lifestyles of many Japanese, the sport is enjoying new-found popularity. The Golf Digest Online course reservation site reported a record number of bookings in calendar 2020, up 12% on the previous year, while the organization for golf course operators announced that player numbers were up 10% in October compared to that of the same month one year earlier, which was before the pandemic struck. Similarly, operators of golf driving ranges and companies selling golfing equipment and specialist clothing for the sport are all reporting increased sales. The recent boom in the sport is "incredible," says Bennett Galloway, president and CEO of the Galloway Golf Group and a player in Japan for 30 years. And he says that while it may have been … [Read more...] about Coronavirus helps golf to bounce back in Japan
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Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were the ultimate fashion twins as they messed around in a fun golfing video. The presenters wore matching tartan trousers and sweaters as they headed out with their golf clubs for some classic Ant and Dec antics. The outfits went from neon yellow to pink and green to blue because it's always time for an outfit change. In the video shared on Instagram , Ant pulled his best model moves and took a golf club to practice his swing. At one point, Dec was seen cackling as he threw water on his pal’s face all while rocking a navy sweater over his bright blue outfit. Dec, 45, then ran off before Ant, also 45, could retaliate. They captioned the video: "#fashion #whatiwore #golfchic #golfglam #golf4life #golfindastylist #ontherunway". Their video comes after the comedy duo shared their worries about the Saturday Night Takeaway audience now that they have to appear via their webcams. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, live studio audiences are no … [Read more...] about Ant and Dec wear matching tartan golfing outfits as they mess around in prank video
Bayern with one foot in Champions League quarterfinal Wolfsburg on brink of Champions League last eight Tokyo Olympics make late bid for gender equality Grammozis becomes Schalke's fifth coach of the season March 5 Portugal added to F1 calendar Portugal will fill a slot left vacant by Vietnam and be the third race of the Formula One season on May 2, the sport confirmed on Friday. The first Portuguese Grand Prix for 25 years was held last year and the same circuit, in the Algarve, will be used again this time round. "We want to thank the promoter and the Portuguese Government for their hard work and dedication in getting us to this point," said Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali in a statement. "We are confident and excited about our 2021 season, having shown last year that we could deliver 17 races safely and bring our millions of fans thrilling racing at a difficult time. March 4 Bayern with one foot in Champions League … [Read more...] about Sports News Feed: Portugal fills gap on Formula One calendar
On your marks! Get jet! Go! The Prime Minister has unveiled his roadmap out of the pandemic and holidays abroad could well be back this summer. The amazing rollout of the Covid vaccines nationwide has given the prospects for overseas sunshine beach breaks a huge shot in the arm. And now UK tour operators and airlines are cranking up for the expected big travel restart with some fantastic deals for both short haul and long haul. Here’s our pick of the best bargains for some much needed vacation elation for lockdown-weary Brits. There’s some amazing value out there, so happy hunting! NB While the England roadmap offers hope of a return to holidays from May 17, there are various factors that come into play regarding whether travel will be possible including countries' own restrictions and entry requirements and the Covid situation at the time. Ultimately the choice to book now is up to you but you do so at your own risk. Greece Kefalonia from £495pp : two-star … [Read more...] about Best travel deals for summer 2021 you can book now including Canaries and Greece
GRAND NATIONAL winning trainer Gordon Elliott has been barred from racing in Britainfor six months after posing on a dead horse. Elliot - who has apologised - said the shocking photo had been taken some time ago after the horse died of an apparent heart attack on the gallops. Who is Gordon Elliott? Irish trainer Gordon Elliott, 42, has been a Grand National-winning trainer three times - first in 2007 with Silver Birch. He then trained Michael O'Leary -owned Tiger Roll to become the first back-to-back winner of horse racing's most gruelling jumps race in 2018 and 2019 since Red Rum in the 1970s. But Elliott, who hails from County Meath, did not come from a racing family like many leading trainers. He began his racing career as a teenager working for Tony Martin -regarded as one of the shrewdest trainers in Ireland - at weekends and during school holidays. Going on to become a prolific rider, he also worked for Martin Pipe, who trained a record-breaking 4,182 … [Read more...] about What is Gordon Elliott’s net worth and is the racehorse trainer married?