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Does Golf Have A Problem With Racism?
T game of golf has a chequered past when it comes to race relations and equality. But let’s be honest – for a very long time, and until uncomfortably recently, there was overt racism in many areas of the game. Inequality was, sadly, engrained in many
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The P-word
There are many things I don’t understand about golf: gigantic, ugly putters; the popularity of shorts; the current insistence that SMASHING THE BALL AS HARD AS YOU CAN is a good idea. But the thing I really don’t get is practice. Golf courses are bea
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That’s Entertainment
Bryson DeChambeau driving the water on the par-5 6th at Bay Hill this March sparked a frenzy of interest and discussion, putting golf in the limelight. Inevitably, his Herculean ‘short cut’ stimulated further rumbling about distance and the need to c
Golf Monthly3 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
TaylorMade Spider Putters from £269
TaylorMade’s popular range of Spider mallet putters just got bigger as the company has announced the addition of four new models, headlined by the Spider EX. Thanks to its multi-compound construction, TaylorMade says the Spider EX delivers optimal st
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Your Top 100 Courses…
Since the 2004 publication of what was originally a Top 120, we have refined the process to a point where we have a Top 100 ranking that we genuinely believe is as fair, democratic, comprehensive and contemporary as possible. One thing it is not, is
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Eddie Pepperell
I’ve just got back from Qatar, which was a long way to travel for one week, but I do think it was a worthwhile trip. I started the tournament with four straight birdies and actually played very well over the first two days. I basically made one bad s
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Sophia Popov
I had the tendency to be 50-50 on my left and right in my backswing, so I changed to having 70 per cent on my right side, which enables me to shift all my weight to the left side and move through the ball better in the downswing. That gives me more s
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Would You Rather Spend £250 On One ‘Trophy’ Course Or Five Decent Courses?
Says Fergus Bisset There are so many things to love about golf, but, for me, principal among all the merits is simply playing the game. I enjoy hitting shots, making pars and birdies, trying to better myself and occasionally others in a little friend
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Q & A
Brenda Allvey Member at Piltdown GC for 50 years How has Piltdown changed most as a club since you joined? Fifty years ago, the membership consisted largely of ex-military and ex-pats. It had the reputation of being rather elitist and a haughty eleme
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Old Tom Morris Legacies
With four Opens to his name, Old Tom went on to become a founding father of course design. He created Askernish in 1891 at the age of 70, but partly due to its gloriously isolated location, it changed beyond all recognition. In 2005, course maintenan
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Ben Hogan PTx Pro Iron £725
For those golfers considering investing in a set of Ben Hogan irons, the classic Icon model is understandably hard to ignore. But while its looks and feel might appeal, not every player wants the uncompromising blade-like performance of an iron like
Golf Monthly6 min de lecturePsychology
Why The World's Best Golfers Are Wearing Whoop
Wearable technology is huge in sport. In golf, one item in particular is rapidly catching on. Not only can wearing one benefit your golf, it can also significantly boost your physical and mental wellbeing. It’s called Whoop, a fitness and recovery tr
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The 5 Worst Feelings in Golf
Paragon of all golfing fears, so perfect in its malevolence, so utterly ruinous. The shank can strike at any time. One shank will send your golfing brain into convulsions. What to do next? How can I avoid it? Will it happen again? On this shot? On th
Golf Monthly2 min de lectureSports & Recreation
Head To Head fairway Woods
Loft: 15° Shaft: Fujikura Motore X F3 7 stiff, 76g Loft: 15° Shaft: Project X Hzrdus Smoke IM 10 6.0, 60g The full-length white grooves help set the face square at address and the carbon fibre pattern boosts the appeal. It has a fuller profile with a
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The Top 100’s Ultimate Round
The idea was simple – choose the best 1st to 18th holes in this edition of our Top 100. Of course, any such hypothetical selection is highly subjective. But we’ve tried to create a fictional course delivering the right blend of ebb and flow, challeng
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Crossword
7 Are tea dances to make holes in turf? (6) 8 Peter or Richard (6) 9 Equipment organisation (4) 10 Italy’s only Major winner (8) 11 Return test to baby daughter first and 1873 Open Champion (3,4) 13 Royal club which will host Open in 2024 (5) 15 Ran
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By The Numbers
Royal clubs represented More than one Top 100 course Ballyliffin, The Berkshire, Gleneagles, St Andrews, Saunton, Sunningdale, Walton Heath, Woburn Courses that opened this millennium Castle Stuart, Doonbeg, Dumbarnie, The Grove, Kingsbarns, Remedy O
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What’s In The Bag? Lee Westwood
At Bay Hill Bryson DeChambeau won having reverted to his low-spinning Cobra King LTD Black driver, originally launched in 2017. Rory McIlroy has gone back to a TaylorMade TP Juno blade putter after using the Spider X mallet for the past two years. Ju
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Bill Elliott
As I write, it’s almost here. Tee times are on the horizon. Happy days, although only if you manage to actually get one, as those who play regularly, those who have remembered they used to play and those who want to learn how to play rise as one from
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Your View
I’ve read a lot, particularly during this pandemic, and I can’t help noticing how often golf crops up in popular novels, and never in a positive way. As soon as a character, always male, is described as a golfer, you can be sure he will be the bogeym
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The Best Is Yet To Come
Tommy Fleetwood is going to have a big year – you sense it. He’s had a few already, of course, but there’s a hunger for more. More titles, more Ryder Cups, more Majors, where he’s hoping to go one better than his personal best of second twice. He’s b
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Instruction
Marc Leishman stands 6ft 2ins tall, weighs over 14 stone and carries with him the mid-section of a man who likes the occasional pint (the Aussie does, after all, have his own brand of brew, Leishman Lager). But calling the 37-year-old out of shape wo
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STAY & PLAY
Right in the heart of Scotland’s Golf Coast – East Lothian – Craigielaw is perfectly situated for a trip to play one or more of the bountiful, wonderful courses nearby. It also boasts its own very fine links that is mature well beyond its 20 years. T
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Top 100 Staycations
Our Top 100 is dominated by seaside golf, and one of its finest clusters is England’s Golf Coast in the northwest. This is home to some of the best links courses in the world, including three Open venues: Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lyt
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TaylorMade SIM2 Drivers £449
Our custom-fitted SIM driver was as good as anything out there last year, so we wanted to find out how the performance had evolved with SIM2. Testing them against each other in similar lofts on the Foresight Sports GCQuad showed that SIM was tough to
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The Men With The Midas Touch
Over 70 per cent of our Top 100 courses have reported improvement works this time, often extensive. It covers everything from irrigation work to tweaking tees, green surrounds or bunkers and even wholesale remodelling and brand new holes. Some might
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Our View
The BBC’s recent Prize Money in Sport study showed that golf is one of only three of the 48 sports included (football and basketball being the others) where at least one major competition does not offer equal prize money for men and women. The sport
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Cure Your Reverse Pivot
Shot on location at West Hill Golf Club, Surrey 1 The dreaded reverse pivot invariably stems from the player getting too ‘ball-bound’ (inset photo) – they end up focusing so hard on the ball that the body tilts at the wrong angle. Instead of pivoting
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The Game
14 Justin Thomas won his 14th PGA Tour title at the Players Championship 5.6 He gained 5.6 shots on the field from tee to green during Sunday’s final round 132 Thomas played 36 holes over the weekend in 12-under-par – a tournament record $2.7m The wi
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Tommy Fleetwood
1 Set-up. Tommy’s legs are flexed in this athletic posture, ready to play a key role when his swing changes direction. Searching for power isn’t his number one goal, it’s controlling the clubface – one of the reasons why he grips down on his clubs. H
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