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Cobra Radspeed Iron £749
There’s an awful lot to admire in the upgrade to the King Speedzone iron. Eyebrows were raised when Cobra strengthened the lofts last time around, but they have stayed the same into the new Radspeed iron. Down at address, you’ll notice the generous o
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Gloucestershire
Par 33, 2,003 yards GF: nine holes: £10; 18: £15 Offering some of the best-value golf anywhere, this charming and free-draining little nine-holer is perfect for a quick round or practising your short game. It is extremely well maintained, offers easy
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Escaping The Trees
Shot on location at West Hill Golf Club, Surrey 1 A hybrid is perfect when trees restrict your backswing because you can just hinge the wrists, come down on top of the ball and bunt it forward slightly more powerfully than with, say, an 8-iron. This
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Visual Treats
One of the great things about golf is the tremendous variety of scenery and settings in which it is played. In the UK and Ireland, we’re blessed with some of the world’s most striking, pleasant and stirring countryside and the courses around these is
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What’s Happening In America?
The National Golf Foundation says non-caucasians made up about 20 per cent of those who played at least one round of golf in the USA in 2019, while 27 per cent of the American population was non-caucasian in the 2013-’17 American Community Survey. Bu
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My On-course Reviews
A clever Armlock design that feels comfortable to use and promotes tight start lines and consistent length. Price £389 This noticeably lightweight shoe provides impressive grip from different lies. Stylish too. Price £120 Comfortable shoe offering ex
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Local Knowledge
This family run business makes for a refreshing and informal change from most golfing set-ups. Its ten rooms are attractive, roomy yet cosy, peaceful and relaxing. Rates are extremely reasonable and include a breakfast pack to go. This characterful g
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Pitching Off A Downslope
Shot on location at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, Spain 1 Set-up is crucial. Ball position should be just a fraction back of centre with a fairly narrow stance – maybe 10-12ins, roughly the length of a golf grip. You don’t want or need it too wide
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Play The Best For Less!
Given that the courses in this list are the very best in the UK&I, it follows that they are also the most expensive to play as a visiting golfer. The higher the quality of your product, the more you can reasonably charge for it. Some of the summer gr
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MOVERS & SHAKERS
There’s no getting away from the fact that breaking into our Top 100 or making major moves up the rankings is becoming ever harder. This is partly down to what we feel is their reliability after nearly two decades, and partly the increasing volume of
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Skechers 2021 Go Golf Shoes from £79
Building on the momentum of last year, Skechers has launched its 2021 Go Golf footwear range for men, women and juniors. The shoes have been designed with insights from a host of tour pros, including Matt Kuchar and Colin Montgomerie, and also incorp
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Loose Impediments – Unattached Divots
Chris Wallace, Rules manager at The R&A, discusses a very unusual situation from the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, when Jorge Campillo’s ball became wrapped in a divot from another player’s stroke made earlier in the day. Arriving
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Putting Speed Stations
You can’t tell anybody how far to take the putter back or how hard to hit it – and, of course, green speeds vary from course to course – so this drill is ideal ahead of a round. You’ll need to adjust your speed on a regular basis if you play differen
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Your Queries Resolved
Q Recently, as I was cleaning my club ahead of my approach shot, I carelessly let my towel slip from my hand. Foolishly, I was standing directly above my ball, with the towel hitting my ball and moving it a couple of inches. I wasn’t sure what to do
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Ask Our Experts
What is the most unusual design feature you have encountered in the UK&I? Les Digby, Stafford The second course at Yeovil, the Newton, is a charming little nine-holer. On the 7th, you have to play a completely blind second shot over a raised, disused
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The Next 100
Archerfield (Dirleton) Archerfield (Fidra) Ardglass Ashburnham Ashridge Beau Desert Berkhamsted NEW ENTRY Berwick-upon-Tweed Blackmoor Blackwell Boat of Garten Brora Camberley Heath Carne (Wild Atlantic Dunes) Carton House (Montgomerie) Castlerock (M
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Stand Bags
Your stand bag will be with you through the highs and lows of every round, so you need to love what it offers if it’s to be your perfect match. A model that has the preferred range of pockets, weight and level of protection will leave your mind free
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Ping G425 Drivers £450
A combination of excellent ball speed and forgiveness with relatively low spin meant the G410 Plus driver kept its place in our bag for most of 2020. Our testing showed it was one of the fastest and most consistent drivers around, so we were keen to
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Is Enough Being Done To Support Our Greenkeepers?
While we were stuck at home working or on furlough, going out on our daily walks or our weekly food shops, greenkeepers were hard at work battling the elements over what was a very testing winter period. When we recently returned to our courses, they
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The Best Feelings In Golf
It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” So said The King himself, Arnold Palmer. Golf is a sport that elicits an almo
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What About Tiger Woods?
When Tiger exploded into the global consciousness, father Earl declared he would have greater humanitarian influence than Nelson Mandela, Gandhi or the Buddha. One of Nike’s early ad campaigns played heavily on the race angle and many expected Tiger’
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Only A Matter Of Time
The year that Jon Rahm was born – 1994 – Jose Maria Olazabal won The Masters, making a 35-footer for eagle on the par-5 15th in the final round. He then scrambled to save par from the gallery on the 18th to secure a two-stroke victory and the first o
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Tiger Faces ‘Up To Two Years’ Of Rehabilitation After Car Crash
The golfing world fell into collective shock in February when news broke that 15-time Major Champion Tiger Woods had suffered significant lower-leg injuries after crashing his car in California. He sustained multiple fractures of his leg and foot and
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Golf Monthly
Editor: Michael Harris Digital editor: Neil Tappin Senior content editor: Tom Clarke Technical editor: Joel Tadman Content editors: Nick Bonfield, David Taylor Editor-at-large: Bill Elliott Design director: Kevin Eason Design editor: Jamie Latchford
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Test Your Knowledge
1 Fergus lifts his ball to take an unplayable drop. Before dropping, Jezz says it’s an abnormal course condition so free relief, which Fergus takes. What is the ruling? A. There is no penalty.B. Fergus gets one penalty stroke.C. Fergus gets the gener
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Rules Refresher – Relief From Temporary Water In General Area
Thankfully, the Rules of Golf grant you free relief from certain situations that fall under one of the four categories of abnormal course condition (ACC). These four conditions are things which are not intended to be part of the challenge of the game
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Personal Preferences
As you will see in this month’s Top 100 supplement, a fair amount of my working, and indeed playing, life is involved with Top 100 and Next 100 courses. This is a privilege and pleasure, but if there is one lesson I have learned increasingly in recen
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In Good Company
The Dane claimed four victories in 1995, the first in his homeland at the Himmerland Open. A year later, he won the first of his 15 European Tour titles at the Loch Lomond World Invitational. In 2018, he became the first Challenge Tour graduate to ca
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GM Editor Michael Harris Has Been Using Whoop For Two Months…
Over the last few years fitness has become a huge part of my life. I’ve shed a lot of weight (five stone) and my golf swing, if not my handicap, has improved significantly. The thing I’ve found with fitness is that unlike golf, the harder you try, th
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Prestbury
Take the mighty links of the Wirral out of the equation and many golfers would rank the fine course at Prestbury among the top three in Cheshire. The club, which reached its centenary milestone in the difficult year that was 2020, plays over a wonder
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