Golf Monthly Top 100 Course Rankings Panel

Meet the golfers who were tasked with assessing all the best golf courses during 2007/8 for potential inclusion in our list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the UK & Ireland

The European Club


Michael Harris    Age: 38    H’cap: 8 Neil Tappin    Age: 27    H’cap: 5 Jeremy Ellwood     Age: 45    H’cap: 5 Alex Narey    Age: 33    H’cap: 18 Luke Norman    Age: 28    H’cap: 8 Paul O’ Hagan    Age: 24    H’cap: 6 Fergus Bisset    Age: 28    H’cap: 2 Rob Smith     Age: 51    H’cap: 14


George Asprey    Age: 42    H’cap: 4 Simon Beattie    Age: 59    H’cap: 12 Tim Browne    Age: 55    H’cap: 3 Bryan Bull    Age: 59    H’cap: 15 Robert Davey    Age: 45    H’cap: 13 John Drake    Age: 37    H’cap: 12 Alan Ferguson    Age: 42    H’cap: 3 David Fleet    Age: 60    H’cap: 12 Stephen Green    Age: 47    H’cap: 18 Martyn Hocking    Age: 44    H’cap: 17 Colin Lavender    Age: 58    H’cap: 8 Eric Lee     Age: 66    H’cap: 16 John Lorimer    Age: 32    H’cap: 3 Christian Morris    Age: 41    H’cap: 6 Malcolm Peake    Age: 64    H’cap: 10 Graham Presland    Age: 39    H’cap: 8 Allan Probetts    Age: 65    H’cap: 18 Gareth Williams     Age: 40    H’cap: 7 Alun Willis     Age: 32    H’cap: 5 Rod Wiltshire     Age: 62    H’cap: 9

Where next? - Golf Monthly's Top 100 Golf Courses - An introduction to Golf Monthly's Top 100 Golf Courses by editor, Mike Harris - How do Golf Monthly assess the Top 100 Golf courses?

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Mike Harris
Content Director

Mike has been a journalist all his working life, starting out as a football writer with Goal magazine in the 1990s before moving into men’s and women’s lifestyle magazines including Men's Health, In 2003 he joined Golf Monthly and in 2006 he became only the eighth editor in Golf Monthly’s 100-plus year history overseeing the brand until July 2023. His two main passions in golf are courses, having played over 400 courses worldwide, and shoes; he owns over 40 pairs.

Mike’s handicap index hovers at around 10 and he is a member of four golf clubs: Hartley Wintney, Royal Liverpool, Royal North Devon and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.