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Golf Monthly July 2019

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
the game that keeps on giving

Anyone who has played golf will know its benefits are many and varied. There’s the physical exercise, the competitive challenge of pitting your skills against the course and fellow players and the social and mental wellbeing the game offers by helping to forge new friendships and cement old ones. To that list you can now add mental toughness and resilience, according to recent research from the Golf Foundation – the organisation that works tirelessly to give children and young people the chance to experience golf. The research project was conducted around a special ten-week coaching programme for ten- to 16-year-olds that taught techniques such as breathing and visualisation alongside traditional golf skills. At the end of the programme, those youngsters who took part showed a statistically significant improvement in mental toughness,…

1 min
letter of the month

Reading Fergus Bisset's article on the 100 greatest things in golf [June issue], one element resonated with me: playing with your father or mother. My father was, in his prime, a single-figure player and had a display cabinet filled with his club trophies. One, however, always stood out to me: the Father & Son he won with my grandfather. When I took up the game we used to play in it every year, but as I was, and still am, a high-handicapper and he was well past his prime, we never threatened the leaderboard. To me, however, that was not the point. Those rounds, along with others I played with him, are now some of the fondest and dearest memories I have of him. Now he is no longer with me,…

4 min
your view

The stars are out I was looking forward to tuning in to the British Masters at Hillside as it’s a course I know well and we don’t often get to see the big names play in England these days. Unfortunately only a few bothered to make the trip and support the European Tour, with host Tommy Fleetwood and Tyrrell Hatton the only two 2018 Ryder Cuppers in the field. It sounds like Fleetwood pulled out all the stops to get this tournament on the schedule this year, so to see so many of his contemporaries shun it is disappointing. I understand it fell one week before the USPGA, but surely the modern pro is used to a bit of travelling between tournaments? What’s the betting we won’t be seeing this tournament in…

1 min
our view

With the USPGA moving to May this year, the European Tour saw a chance for a rejig of its own schedule. The thinking was there was no point in competing with the run of high-stakes events across the pond, and the tour should concentrate its big hitters from July onwards. While the jury is still out on whether this late-season flourish will be a success, one effect has been a run of low-key events in Europe during Major season in the States. The six-month gap between the first two Rolex Series events – the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January and the Irish Open in July – has seen some poor fields and opened the tour up to a certain amount of criticism. But is that fair? The European Tour has clearly…

1 min
tiger woods

On May 7, Donald Trump presented Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom – America’s highest civilian award. It is handed to people who have made an “especially meritorious contribution” in their respective fields. After receiving the medal, Woods tweeted: “I hope this inspires others to never give up on their dreams.” By the numBers 4 Golfers awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom 33 Number of sportsmen to have received the medal 683 Number of weeks Woods has spent as World No.1 $118,309,570 His career earnings on the PGA Tour. He sits first in the all-time list, ahead of fellow Major Champions Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson 1 Max Homa secured his first PGA Tour victory at the Wells Fargo Championship 2 Consecutive LET wins for Nuria Iturrios, including the Dubai Moonlight…

3 min
“on one of the holes i felt like i was going to throw up”

What did you learn about yourself with this win? What I learned about myself, I don’t know. Reflecting on two years, I’m tough. I don’t know all about my golf all the time, but I’m tough. I was really happy with myself. I told Joe [my caddie] on one of the holes that I felt like I was going to throw up but my hands felt unbelievable on the club. With Rory, Justin and Sergio just behind, what was it like handling the pressure on Saturday night? Saturday night was all right. It took me a little while to go to sleep, but fortunately the Warriors-Rockets game went to overtime so I had something to do. Sunday was awful. I woke up at 7am or something and tried to keep sleeping…