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Golf Monthly July 2021

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
back where he belongs

We’ve been back playing golf again for a good six weeks and, as I write this, indoor socialising is on the verge of restarting. It seems as if normality is edging closer and recent events in the world of professional golf have only served to reinforce that feeling, notably Rory McIlroy returning to the winners’ circle at the Wells Fargo Championship. We should never be surprised when a player with so much talent wins a golf tournament, but there weren’t too many signs this victory was around the corner. We’d written as much in this month’s headline feature and had to perform some surgery after his unexpected victory – the nature of print publishing! Hopefully this is the start of a genuine resurgence for Rory. He hasn’t won a Major…

1 min
letter of the month

I was pleased to read the article by Elliott Heath relating to greenkeepers’ well-being. I’ve been playing golf for 70 years, including a stint being chairman of the greens, and I believe that at many clubs greens staff are undervalued and underpaid. Members are quick to criticise if the course is not in pristine condition, conveniently ignoring that it is mainly the result of adverse conditions and certainly not because the greens staff are idle and don’t care – they are not and they do! Ninety-nine per cent of all greens staff that I have met are proud of their work and keen on their job. They endure all weathers, early starts, long hours, low pay and regretfully some Dickensian staff facilities. Clubs must devote more budget to the welfare of…

3 min
your view

An all-time great During these unusual times, it was such a joy on St George’s Day to play 18 holes and to return home later to find Golf Monthly had arrived through the letterbox. Then there was a touch of sadness when I read your excellent 20-page special on Seve. Is it really ten years? I am 68 years old, but not ashamed to say I had tears running down my face. He was such a genius golfer with such passion for the game. And yes GM, you are right, British galleries took him into their hearts. I well remember one day shortly after we lost him, our club held a minute’s silence in his memory. It was impeccably respected by everyone in a packed clubhouse, which showed the regard that he…

1 min

Across 7 I retell braver version of a way to get back piece of equipment (4,9) 8 Former Ryder Cup captain on tees (8) 9 Club nestled in its environment (4) 10 Garden hut at Old Ferndown’s 2nd (3,4) 12 I reported initial victory of three-time US Open champion (5) 14 Irishman who played in two Ryder Cups (5) 16 I erased record of Welshman three times a runner-up in The Open (3,4) 19 Colourful course at The Berkshire (4) 20 Winner of this year’s WGC-Match Play (8) 22 Pro tour rashly overlooks Open Championship venue (5,8) Down 1 Carry to path (4) 2 Shots which normally arc to the right (6) 3 Warmth from girl seen at Woodhall Spa and West Sussex (7) 4 Make for Gordon (5) 5 Rose in argument with this tour (6) 6 Love a tie breaker at Augusta’s 1st hole (3,5) 11…

2 min
the game

McIIroy surges back into winners’ circle ➛ Congratulations for winning the Wells Fargo Championship. Is the feeling more satisfaction or relief? I think a combination of both – relief that I’ve won again and satisfaction at the journey that I’m on and the process I’ve been going through to try to get back to this point. There’s been a lot of hard work and for a couple of months there, it seemed like it wasn’t really getting me anywhere. It’s hard to win. I certainly felt it there on the back nine. ➛ And you almost didn’t play? I knew my game was pretty good coming in here and then my neck completely locked up on me on the range on Wednesday afternoon, so I didn’t even think I was going to play on…

1 min
usa withstand gb&i fightback to retain the walker cup

In a pulsating contest in which both sides had to call upon alternates due to illness, Team USA resisted a spirited GB&I comeback to win the Walker Cup 14-12 at Seminole GC. Trailing 7-5 at the end of day one, a strong GB&I showing in the Sunday morning foursomes ensured it was all to play for heading into the final ten singles matches. Austin Eckroat and Pierceson Coody got the Americans off to the perfect start, before a run of three-and-a-half points from four for the visitors – all of which were decided on the 18th – meant the match got the dramatic ending it deserved. But the Americans weren’t to be denied, with Cole Hammer and Stewart Hagestad winning the last two matches. It was the Americans’ third victory in a row…