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Golf Monthly June 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
practical, inspiring and entertaining

Welcome to the all-new Golf Monthly! This issue sports a host of new features and a fresh look. As the title enters its 108th year of publication, we’ve had the magazine equivalent of a swing makeover and a custom fitting for some fancy new golf clubs. We hope you like what you see. At the heart of everything we’ve done has been a desire to make Golf Monthly an even more practical, inspiring and entertaining read that helps you to get the most from your game each and every time you go out to play. Whether it’s a killer tip that fixes your slice, an idea for a new bit of golf gear that could make a big difference to an element of your game that you are struggling with, ideas for…

1 min
letter of the month

As a very proud member of Fulford Heath Golf Club in Wythall, I am keen to highlight the thriving ladies’ section. We have just returned from a pre-season ladies’ away weekend, where over 32 of our lady playing members enjoyed a lovely two-night stay at Breadsall Priory. There can’t be too many golf clubs in the UK that could boast they can get 32-plus lady club members on a golfing weekend away, still in the winter season! It’s a great credit to the club that we have such a thriving ladies’ section of all ages and abilities who love to socialise together on a regular basis. As you can see by the picture, a great time was had by all. Yvonne Tamplin, via email Editor’s response: Yvonne, it’s great to see so many…

4 min
your view

Slow-play debate The R&A has to be commended for trying to address one of the eternal bugbears of the game of golf, slow play. The measures taken vary in their effectiveness, the three-minute search rule being the most obvious time saver as it’s quantifiable. Oddly, the out of bounds rule has to be adopted locally. However, the ‘flagstick in or out’ rule is the most controversial as it can lead to slower play, and this issue has been debated constantly by my playing companions since its introduction. Some want the flagstick in and some want it out, but, even then, individuals vary hole by hole, as is their right. An extreme example of slowing the pace of play is the situation where player one wants the flagstick out, player two wants it put…

1 min
our view

Should we do away with gimmes in match play golf? The recent incident between Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar at the WGC-Match Play has reignited the discussion around gimmes and whether they should be scrapped. Those who are keen to see them eliminated argue such incidents bring negative publicity to the game and take focus away from the quality of golf on show. Most people’s overriding memories of the 2015 Solheim Cup are of Suzann Pettersen and Charley Hull’s non-gimme as opposed to the high standard of golf. If everyone had to hole out, controversy wouldn’t arise. However, gimmes are an important psychological tool. A player may very well decide to concede all three-feet-and-in putts on the front nine and insist on everything being holed on the back nine. This creates doubt…

1 min
tiger woods

Tiger Woods ended his 11-year Major-winning hiatus with a stunning performance in The Masters at Augusta National. Woods, whose last Major victory came at the 2008 US Open, produced some sublime golf down the stretch and took advantage of mistakes by his fellow competitors to close to within three of Jack Nicklaus’ all-time Major record. BY THE NUMBERS 15 Number of Major Championship victories recorded by Woods 22 Years between his first Masters win and his fifth 1 The first time Woods has come from behind to win a Major $2.07m The winner’s cheque at the 2019 Masters. Woods’ career PGA Tour earnings now stand at more than $118 million 7 Different PGA Tour events Woods has won five times or more 2015 The unique Gary Player-designed course at the DLF Golf and Country Club, host of…

3 min
“at some point i was going to get tired of messing up”

Give us your feelings and thoughts after such an important victory? It’s difficult to win on the PGA Tour! I don’t like calling this a second-tier event, but obviously the best players in the world were in Austin, Texas. Still, there was a great field down in the Dominican Republic. I sat with the media the Wednesday before the event and said I was on a mission and I was motivated. This one’s a pretty sweet victory. It feels a bit like the win at Mayakoba in 2015 in that it comes at the end of a long grind. This one’s been coming. I feel like I’ve been playing well for the last 12 months but haven’t been turning my good weeks into big weeks, and that’s what you have to do…