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Golf Monthly November 2020

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
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the editor

A life well lived As editor of Golf Monthly, one of the roles I take the most pleasure in is reading, and replying to, letters and emails from readers. I love the opportunity to discuss all aspects of golf, and greatly value the fact that someone has taken the time to share their thoughts on the game we all love so dearly. One reader I especially enjoyed exchanging emails with was Dr Alan Gibb from Aberdeenshire. Over the years, Alan and I developed a great rapport and discussed all manner of topics. His observations on the game were always on the money and in every exchange his passion for golf shone through. So it was with great sadness that at the start of September I received an email from his son, Andrew,…

3 min
your view

A day to remember I just wanted to share a pretty incredible and very happy story with all golf fans. I was on the green of the 7th hole at Denham Golf Club when I received the news about the birth of my first grandson. My next tee shot, on the par-3 8th, managed to go straight into the hole. I am not a religious man, but surely this is proof that the golfing gods are real. Here's my guide on how to hit a hole-in-one: 1) Make sure you're playing golf while waiting to be told that you’re about to become a granddad, 2) After receiving the news, proceed to the next tee (it helps if it’s a par 3), 3) Say out loud the words “I’m dedicating this shot to…

1 min

Across 1 Type of tee for Woods? (5) 7 Current PGA Player of the Year (6) 8 Former commentator reports damage (4) 9 Possess credit for part of golf club (5) 10 Sung Hyun in public garden (4) 11 Type of stroke which is not played (7) 13 Five-time Ryder Cup captain (4) 16 High flyer who won 1992 US Open (4) 19 Winner of this year’s FedExCup (7) 23 South African-born golfer who has represented England in World Cups (4) 24 Reward for strokeplay? (5) 25 Frenchman seen in coastal location (4) 26 Brothers who won the USPGA (6) 27 Open won last year by Guido Migliozzi (5) Down 1 Relate to Arnold Palmer’s first European course design (6) 2 Won first Major in 2017 aged 37 (6) 3 Love art drawn by 1935 USPGA champion (7) 4 Throw rocks at South African (5) 5 American caddie (6) 6 Winner…

1 min
our view

In the last couple of months, we’ve seen the two extremes of scoring on the PGA Tour: Dustin Johnson’s 30-under at The Northern Trust and then Bryson DeChambeau’s masterclass at the US Open where he finished as the only player under par par. Bryson’s win at Winged Foot was accompanied by the usual whines about the course set-up, but the USGA hadn’t made the challenge unfair as has sometimes been the case in recent years. It was just a hugely tough test which one man passed with flying colours. While we’re all for seeing as many birdies and eagles as possible, watching the best in the world struggle to make par brings its own entertainment. It’s not something we’d like to see every week, but it definitely sets the US Open apart…

1 min
the game

Bryson DeChambeau Silencing the doubters Bryson DeChambeau’s new power-centric approach paid dividends at the US Open, with the polarising American storming to a six-shot victory at Winged Foot. He combined his prodigious driving with superb iron play and a deft touch around the greens to blow the competition out of the water and enter the Major winners’ circle for the first time. Whatever you think of his approach, his dedication, application and sheer skill simply must be lauded. 67 DeChambeau’s final round – he was the only player to break par 7.9 His Sunday score was 7.9 strokes better than the average 1 He led the field in Strokes Gained: Approach and was second around the greens 0 He didn’t have a single double-bogey over the course of four rounds 41 He only hit 41% of fairways…

3 min
“i think i’m definitely changing the way people think about the game”

What was going through your mind when you putted in on 18? I did it. As difficult as the golf course was presented, I played it beautifully. Even through the rough, I was still able to manage my game and hit it to correct sides of the greens. I kept plugging away. My putting was immaculate; my speed control was incredible. Given the way you’ve adopted this approach, do you feel like you’re changing the game? I think I’m definitely changing the way people think about the game. Now, whether you can do it, that’s a whole different situation. There are a lot of people who are going to be hitting it far. There are a lot of young guns who are unbelievable players, and I think the next generation that’s coming up…