In the Magazine: Fix Your Basics, 2023 New Gear Special, Get Fit for the Golf, Charley Hull Exclusive & More…
A message from the editor, Mike Harris:
It’s going to be an outstanding year in competitive golf and I think a significant year in women’s football. Interest in women’s golf – and women’s sport in general – is rightly on a clear upward trend. With this year’s exciting golf calendar and outstanding players filling the upper tiers of the game, that rise should be accelerated.
The international strength of women’s golf has never been greater. From North America the Kordas, Lexi Thompson and Brooke Henderson from Canada; from Oceania, Lydia Ko and Minjee Lee; and from Asia Atthaya Thitikul from Thailand and the likes of Jin Young Ko and In Gee Chun from Korea. Ireland’s Leona Maguire, who is closer to home, is widely tipped for a big break. Then there’s Englishman Charley Hull, about whom Lewine Mair has written an excellent feature in this issue. Could she be Britain’s next Major Champion?
When I began my work as editor of golf monthly About 18 years ago I would not have written this letter. Our focus was very much on men’s golf. Our target audience was the average male golf club member and we delivered engaging content. It was a successful but restrictive approach. golf monthly has evolved over the course of this century and we now aim to deliver a product that appeals to all golfers regardless of gender and age, both in print and online.
Fix your basics
Solid fundamentals are the foundation of a good golf swing, regardless of the skill level of the player. The world’s best golfers know this all too well, so if you watch them on the range in the off-season or in the run-up to a tournament, you’ll see them regularly checking out these bad habit hideouts. t crept in. As far as their amateur peers go, this is an area of the swing that should represent the easiest win, but it’s often neglected. Here, GM Top 50 Coach Dan Grieve helps you get back to basics.
New equipment special
As prices go up and revenues go down, educating yourself has never been more important when it comes to investing in new golf equipment. The last thing you want is to part with your hard-earned cash only to find there’s something better or more suitable for your game. Our ten-page special tells you all about the latest drivers, putters and everything in between.
Exclusive to Charley Hull
Lewine Mair meets Charley Hull to take stock of her life so far and discuss her no-nonsense approach to the game.
Get fit for golf
Strength and Conditioning Coach Jamie Greaves includes eight exercises to increase your golf fitness and well-being this year.
“Golf helped me rebuild my life”
Owen Langshaw-Lee has been battling Covid for a long time since 2020. He tells us how golf helped put him on the road to recovery.
Our regular section explains rules you may not know and includes our popular quiz to ensure you don’t get caught on the pitch this season.
South African Thriston Lawrence’s first year on the DP World Tour will be difficult to follow. But as he says to Michael Weston, he’s certain the best is yet to come.
The best courses you can play
We travel across the UK and Ireland to find the best golf courses for you to play. This month we’re visiting Trump Turnberry, touring Oxfordshire, checking out some of the best nine-hole tournaments and more.