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Golf Monthly Oct-2018

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
the future is bright

Some fantastic top-level golf has kept us fans enthralled over the past two months. In July, Francesco Molinari produced a nerveless display to claim the Claret Jug at Carnoustie. Three weeks later, the impressive Brooks Koepka found a different gear at the USPGA to push on past a stellar chasing pack led by a revitalised Tiger, while at the US Amateur, Norway's Viktor Hovland blew away the challengers at Pebble Beach. All scintillating stuff, but for me, the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Lytham eclipsed them all, with Georgia Hall delivering an absolutely sensational performance to become the first female British Major winner since Catriona Matthew, also at Lytham, in 2009. As first professional wins go, it was something special. A bright future awaits, and I hope Georgia's victory proves…

4 min
your view

Ready golf now, please It is some years since the term ‘ready golf' was introduced but it still does not seem to have been adopted into our golfing routines. I regularly play in competitions that typically take over four hours, yet there is either a reluctance to adopt ready golf or more commonly, a lack of awareness of the initiative. The R&A has a comprehensive booklet on pace of play, which includes examples of ready golf. England Golf promotes ready golf at its stroke play events but it does not seem to have fully filtered down to club, county or open events. If our clubs and counties were to include ready golf principles in the conditions of stroke play competitions it would raise the profile of this seemingly forgotten initiative, improve pace of…

1 min
letter of the month

Youth of today As a fit and very active pensioner playing regular friendly and competitive rounds with my pals, I rarely get the chance to play with other members, let alone juniors. My pal and I recently entered a midweek Stableford leaving a vacant place should anyone wish to join us. Being the school holidays, we were not entirely surprised to find that one of our aspiring juniors was waiting on the first tee when we arrived. He was the 13-year-old son of our club’s junior liaison officer, with a playing handicap of 13. We set off having all made the usual introductions. A few minutes later on the second tee, we were introduced to another junior member who courteously asked us if “it would be okay for him to caddie for his…

1 min
talking point

The GM View: It’s little surprise there’s demand for such a match, given the past relationship between the two, their form this season and their on-course personas. However, golf would be better served showcasing the raft of young talent in its ranks, rather than focusing attention on two 40-somethings who already have more money than they could spend in multiple lifetimes. @ScottInglisEFM: Love Phil and Tiger and quite like the theory of the head-to-head format but something just doesn’t sit right about the prize money and pay per view. Could be a good format to win a Major or Ryder Cup place in the future. drdel: Don’t understand the negative views. If it’s okay for two boxers, wrestlers or tennis players, why not golfers? @Rob_Greenfield: One of the two richest golfers who have…

1 min
get i n touch

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1 min
all-american hero

When wrist surgery ruled Brooks Koepka out of The Masters, it seemed 2018 might not quite be the follow-up year the 2017 US Open Champion would have been hoping for. Four months after Augusta, it has transpired to be a far better year than he could ever have imagined, with first a successful US Open defence and then a hugely impressive victory in the USPGA, where he held off a resurgent Tiger Woods. 2 Number of Major top-ten finishes for Tiger Woods this season, including 2nd at the USPGA 921 Number of places Czech Masters winner Andrea Pavan has jumped in the world rankings since August 2017 8 Number of PGA Tour top tens recorded by Bryson DeChambeau this season, with two wins – The Memorial and the recent Northern Trust 20 The age…