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Golf Monthly May 2019

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
the joy of golf

Over its 108-year history, Golf Monthly has prided itself on bringing you closer to some of the biggest names in the game and introducing you to some new ones that you might not be familiar with, and this issue is no exception. Taking top billing are the second and third best golfers in the world at the time of writing, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka. Ticking the less-well-known box are South Korea’s Ho-sung Choi – who you may know from his eccentric swing – and young American Kurt Kitayama. We were told he was ‘one to watch’ at the start of the year and barely a month after we spoke to him in Dubai he won the Oman Open. Elsewhere, Fergus Bisset has penned a feature that I think is a must-read…

4 min
your view

Anchors away What do Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott and various other tour players have in common? They have all recently used an anchored putting method sanctioned by the game’s governing bodies. When the anchoring ban was introduced, it was intended to prevent players adopting a way of temporarily attaching the putter grip to part of their body. This action was considered to be an illegitimate way of gaining control of the putting stroke. If anchoring to the upper body is unacceptable, surely anchoring against the forearm is as well? We also have the strange situation where certain players continue to use broomhandle putters. Observers are assured that these are never anchored, while the evidence suggests otherwise. A simple solution exists which would make future anchoring to any part of the…

1 min
letter of the month

Model professionals As an ex-teacher and dad to a football and golf mad six-year-old, I often reflect on role models and their impact on the young. Watching my son copy footballers he sees on TV highlights the impact of diving, arguing with referees and other concerning habits. Even more disturbing is the inability of the governing bodies to hold players and managers to account. With Sergio and Bryson under the spotlight in the last few weeks, it has been brilliant to see the other side of the coin. Rory giving two brothers his shoes and glove in Mexico was lovely to see on social media. Overall, golf’s ability to teach the young how to behave around sport and its parallels to life is fantastic. So let’s keep holding our professional sportspeople to account. That…

1 min
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1 min
francesco molinari

Francesco Molinari surged through the field on Sunday at Bay Hill to record a third PGA Tour victory since July 2018 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The Italian produced golf of the highest standard and had the “best putting round of his career” as he negotiated the final 18 holes without dropping a shot – much like his Sunday performance at Carnoustie. Another assault on the Majors looks likely for Molinari. BRILLIANCE AT BAY HILL 64 Molinari shot a bogey-free 64 in the final round 3 PGA Tour wins in his last 12 starts 7 The Italian’s new world ranking 55 PGA Tour top-25 finishes in 125 starts $6,950,092 PGA Tour earnings since the start of 2018 17 Nelly Korda’s winning score at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open 3 Margin of victory for Martin Trainer at the…

3 min
francesco molinari

You have three wins in your last 12 PGA Tour starts. What does that say about where you are physically and mentally? It was my first week as a Callaway player, so I’m happy to see that the switch I made wasn’t as crazy as some people thought. I know the clubs are good for me. It’s crazy to get it done at Arnie’s place, knowing that my wife and my kids were watching it back home. It’s just a special, special one. I tried to be aggressive from the start and it was nice to see quite a lot of putts dropping. I think it was the best putting round ever in my career. Did you think you could catch Rory? I didn’t particularly think about Rory, I was thinking about him…