Golf Monthly November 2021

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
taking the positives

Let’s just say it: we categorically and emphatically lost the Ryder Cup. Like every European fan watching I was extremely disappointed and, like most, I wasn’t particularly surprised. The reasons for the USA’s record-breaking victory are eloquently described and explained by Bill Elliott on page 36. I’ll leave it to his powers of penmanship to deliver the deconstruction. Despite the doom and gloom from a European perspective, from a sporting point of view I felt the action at Whistling Straits made for compelling and interesting viewing. Firstly, the match play format is one we rarely see in competition at the very top level, particularly not pairs match play. Most of us regularly play fourball and foursomes at our clubs and that’s because those formats provide the most exciting, changeable and unpredictable…

1 min
letter of the month

I wanted to write something about Catriona Matthew following Europe’s back-to-back victories in the Solheim Cup. She was understated as ever, but she shows sheer class in everything she does. I recall the 2013 match at Colorado GC, when she needed a 5ft putt on the 18th to secure the ½ point required to secure the team’s victory. When she holed it, her very excited team-mates tried to rush her into a collective group celebration. She turned away from them and embraced her crestfallen opponent. They had a wee hug and an exchange of words before Catriona allowed herself to be swamped by her team-mates. Yes, class is permanent. Alex Kidd, Weston-super-Mare Editor’s reply: Alex, you’re right to laud Catriona for the phenomenal job she’s done over the past two Solheim Cups…

3 min
your view

As bad as each other I’m watching the third round of the Dutch Open and noticed the two leaders, Kristoffer Broberg and Marcus Helligkilde, hit each of their drives way off line. Neither of them shouted ‘fore!’ and simply held up their arms in the direction of their ball flight. Helligkilde didn’t even follow his ball to establish where it landed or if it was a threat to a spectator or volunteer, which, in my opinion, is treating them with disdain. We’ve heard it in recent weeks that European Tour players are much better at shouting ‘fore!’ than their PGA Tour counterparts, however there is evidence this is simply not the case. It is time for administrators of both tours to penalise players. Handing over a signed glove or ball after an…

2 min

Across 1 Winner of this year’s British Masters plain and simple (5) 7 His seven Major victories came between 1958 and 1964 (6) 8 Played 87 Majors without winning any, but won three Senior Majors (4) 9 Love that stand-in has rhythm (5) 10 Turn to move pins (4) 11 Branch by secluded valley at Royal Portrush’s former 17th (7) 13 Crows take to this at Shiskine’s 3rd (4) 16 Links North Berwick and La Manga (4) 19 Don blue outfit for winner of last year’s Swiss Ladies Open (7) 23 County with three clubs that have hosted The Open (4) 24 Beth has the key (5) 25 Portrush-born golfer who won the 1947 Open (4) 26 Force out Rockefeller clan from club that hosted USPGA in 1932 and 1954 (6) 27 Waterville’s 4th has a feature common to many links courses (5) Down 1 Country…

1 min
the game

Harrington praises victorious US team How do you reflect on losing the Ryder Cup? Of course we’re disappointed, but the US outplayed us. It was a very strong team. They got their plan right, they got some momentum going and they started well. They just outplayed us at the end of the day. Do you think the fans had an impact? Quite possibly, yes. There’s no doubt the US had the momentum all the time. When they holed a putt, they got a cheer and their fellow teammates heard that, and they seemed to have that the first day. Every time we holed a putt, it was silence and it was definitely very difficult for us to create any momentum. We would have needed that to overcome this team. Is it possible to look back…

1 min
month in pictures

Did you know? In the two-day event, Luke shot rounds of 77 and 82 in 37 minutes, 59 seconds and 39 minutes, 57 seconds respectively. Elsewhere, Scott Richardson became the first amputee golfer to compete in a National Speedgolf event.…