Golf Monthly

February 2022

Published by TI Media Limited Golf Monthly is the market-leading magazine brand in the UK in a sport that continues to grow and grow. Golf Monthly is a lively and welcoming brand targeted at good golfers who are regular players - and keen to get even better. With over 100 years of heritage and authority behind it, it represents the real 'voice of golf' with leading columnists, top players and unrivalled coverage of equipment and instruction. The Golf Monthly brand also has a strong and growing presence in digital publishing, with a popular website delivering over 1 million page impressions each month, and a strong following on the key social media platforms.

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the uk’s best golf coaches

In this issue, we’re delighted to announce Golf Monthly’s new list of our Top 50 Coaches in the UK. The list has been expanded from 25 to 50 to more fully represent the exceptional level of instruction and support delivered by our incredible PGA professionals to a diverse pool of golfers across the country. Our new Top 50 Coaches list, covered fully on page 46, comprises a combination of teaching professionals we have known and worked with for 15 years and more, plus new faces who have demonstrated their coaching knowledge and ability through their everyday work and our selection process. Talking to PGA professionals, I am always struck by their passion and commitment to grow the game by helping golfers to improve and enjoy the sport more. We’re very aware there…

1 min
letter of the month

I’m absolutely delighted that England Golf launched its iGolf scheme for nomadic golfers last year. Since I moved to London in 2013, I haven’t been able to join a club for a variety of different reasons. As a result, I haven’t had an official handicap – something that’s often commented on when I play well in work and social events. But now, £40 and three rounds is all it’s taken for me to receive an official handicap index. I no longer need to feel self-conscious when someone asks me for my handicap and face the inevitable comments about being a ‘cheat’ if I happen to play well. The iGolf app is clear and easy to use and I now choose to play every round as a handicap round because I don’t…

3 min
your view

Been there, done that Whenever I read an interview with Billy Foster [January issue], he never ceases to entertain and inform. He really has seen it all when it comes to professional golf and has so many stories to tell. People often lament the lack of characters in the game these days, and to some extent I agree with them, but they are out there if you look in the right places. Caddies are always there when the major events are unfolding and will often have a unique take on the moments that matter. It fascinates me to get their view on how the top players operate. Not every caddie will have as many stories as Billy, but they can let us see things from a different perspective. I will be first in…

1 min

Across 7 Club Alan Shephard used on the moon (3-4) 8 Course which held its first Open in 1977 (5) 9 Slope seen at Carnoustie’s 5th (4) 10 One motif redrawn for 5th hole on 8 (8) 11 Susie, winner of four Majors (7) 13 Architect shelters from sleet (5) 16 Ends at Montrose’s 4th (5) 18 Joins Beeches and Berrow (7) 20 First man with desire to be a Desert Classic winner (4,4) 22 (and 23) Nicer honk summons Australian golfer (4) 23 see 22 (5) 24 Internet way monarch discovers leading amateur at 1995 Open (7) Down 1 Welsh saint (6) 2 Long time sponsor of Tiger Woods (4) 3 Where bunker shots at St Andrews may rest in peace? (7) 4 Injury to Leonie (4) 5 Recess on The Grove’s 2nd (6) 6 Frenchman who won as an amateur on the Challenge Tour and as a…

2 min
woods strikes cautious note despite good signs

You were seen hitting full shots at the Hero World Challenge. How is your rehab progressing? As far as playing at the tour level, I don’t know when that’s going to happen. Now, I’ll play a round here or there – I can do something like that – but to see some of my shots fall out of the sky a lot shorter than they used to is a little eye-opening. But at least I’m able to do it again. For a while, it didn’t look likely. Now I’m able to participate in the sport, but to what level, I do not know. Do you think you’ll be capable of playing PGA Tour events again? I don’t foresee this leg ever being what it used to be, and the clock’s ticking. I’m getting…

1 min
suzann pettersen named europe’s solheim cup captain for 2023

Suzann Pettersen has been announced as the European captain for the 2023 edition of the Solheim Cup. The Norwegian will lead 12 of the continent’s best as they resume battle with their American counterparts at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain. As a player, Pettersen enjoyed plenty of success from nine appearances in the contest, most notably in 2019 when she holed the winning putt at Gleneagles. That would prove to be a fitting final act of an illustrious playing career and she went on to serve as a vice-captain to Catriona Matthew in 2021. Now Pettersen, who has been a part of five winning sides, is relishing the chance to step up and take on the captaincy. “This is the biggest honour of my career,” the two-time Major Champion said. “My best golfing memories…