Golf Monthly is one of the world's leading multi-platform golf media brands.
We exist to help golfers get more out of the game they love. Our team of passionate golfers and experts produce authoritative in-depth reviews of the latest golf equipment to help you buy better, tips and advice to improve your game, ideas for golf courses to play and places to stay and coverage of the game at every level from grassroots up to Tour.
Golf Monthly website showcases the very best in golf and also is home to one of the leading online golf communities.
Golf Monthly is published 13 times a year in print and digital formats. The magazine was established in 1911 and is the world's oldest golf publication still in production.
The magazine’s first editor Harold Hilton who won two Open Championships (1892/1897) and three Amateur Championships (1900/1901/1911) and one US Amateur Championship (1911).
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Golf Monthly Editorial Team
Neil has worked for Golf Monthly for over 15 years. From his original position as staff writer, he has contributed to the brand in a range of different ways from collaborating with the best coaches in the UK to interviewing the top players in the world. In July 2023, Neil became only the 9th editor in Golf Monthly's 112 year history. Neil is currently a 4-handicap golfer who has played the game for as long as he can remember.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product and video content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews as well as producing engaging, thought-provoking and helpful video content aimed at anyone with an interest in golf.
Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing.
David joined Golf Monthly in 2015 as a content editor for the magazine and regularly contributes to the website. He has worked in magazine publishing and editing since 2003.
A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.
Alison Root has over 25 years experience working in media and events, predominantly dedicated to golf, in particular the women’s game. Until 2020, for over a decade Alison edited Women & Golf magazine and website, and in addition to writing, overseeing all content and developing industry relationships, she was the go-to voice for TV and radio to comment on breaking women’s golf stories. Alison is also the Editorial Director of Glorious, the new digital platform devoted to elevating women’s sport and that includes golf! She is a 14-handicap golfer (should be better) and despite having had the fantastic opportunity to play some of the best golf courses around the world, Kingsbarns in Scotland is her favourite.
Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since early 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides on the website. Dan was a custom fit specialist at American Golf for two years and has brought his expertise in golf equipment to a huge range of buyer's guides and reviews on the website.
Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Sam has worked in the golf industry for 12 years, offering advice on equipment to all levels of golfers and as Staff Writer, he tests and reviews equipment throughout the bag. Sam is a member of North Hants Golf Club in Fleet, Hampshire, where he won the club championship 3 times in succession from 2015-2017. His golfing highlight to date is shooting a round of 10-under 60 at his home club, narrowly missing a wedge shot for a magical 59.
Joe has worked in the golf industry for nearly 20 years in a variety of roles. After a successful amateur career being involved in England squads at every age group, Joe completed his PGA degree qualification in 2014 as one of the top ten graduates in his training year and subsequently went on to become Head PGA Professional at Ryder Cup venue The Celtic Manor Resort. Equipment has always been a huge passion of Joe’s, and during his time at Celtic Manor, he headed up the National Fitting Centres for both Titleist and Taylormade.
Jonny Leighfield is our Staff Writer, joining Golf Monthly just in time for the 2023 Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup. He graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Sport Journalism in 2017 and has since spent almost five years as the sole sports reporter at his local newspaper. The self-proclaimed ‘worst golfer in the office’ still enjoys playing from time to time and is hoping to reach his Handicap goal of 18 at some stage. He attended both the 150th and 151st Opens and is keen to make it an annual pilgrimage.
Barry Plummer is our Staff Writer, joining in January 2024 after seven years as a PE Teacher. He now writes about instruction, working closely with Golf Monthly's Top 50 Coaches to provide hints and tips about all aspects of the game. As someone who came into golf at a later age, Barry is very passionate about supporting the growth of the game and creating opportunities for everyone to access it. A member at Sand Moor Golf Club in Leeds, he looks forward to getting out on the course at least once a week and making up for lost time in the pursuit of a respectable handicap.
Tom has freelanced in the world of Film and Television since 2012. As a Director of Photography, Tom was responsible for the cinematography of Liongate’s King of Crime. This gangster Brit-flick brought Tom a National Film Award nomination. He is now the in-house Videographer for Golf Monthly.
Tom sometimes writes about photography and filmmaking, and has been published by FStoppers, Pro Moviemaker, Definition, and TechRadar. He is a beginner golfer, but hopes to advance his skills on the course!
With more than 23 years of experience in design, as Group Art Director Kevin leads a team of designers across Future's Sports print and digital portfolio. He brings passion, experience and big-picture thinking to deliver creative objectives. Enthusiast and 'willing' to participate in all sports... It's the taking part that counts, right?!
Jamie is a fair-weather biker and extremely unlucky with DIY. He has over 21 years of experience on a broad range of titles with early roots in branding and media. He is passionate about all things design and has worked on Golf Monthly since 2015.
Mike has been a journalist all his working life. In 2003 he joined Golf Monthly and in 2006 he became only the eighth editor in Golf Monthly’s 100-plus year history. He is now the brand's Content Director and his two main passions in golf are courses, having played over 400 courses worldwide, and shoes; he owns over 40 pairs.
Golf Monthly Commercial Team
Matt Johnston has over 25 years experience working in Sports media and is an expert in building and delivering effective print, digital & social campaigns.
Nathan is an Account Director working across Golf and Cycling brands at Future Publishing. Nathan has worked in the golf industry for over 10 years in a number of sales, marketing, and management roles. Nathan is a former professional golfer, now with an active handicap of +3.
Liv is an Account Manager working across Golf Monthly at Future Publishing with a focus on Travel. Liv has been involved in the sports sphere for over 8 years and has over 3 years experience in sales and marketing roles.
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Why Trust Us
Golf Monthly has been producing insightful and impartial content since we were first published in 1911. Those values have never been so important than now in the 21st century.
When it comes to buying new golf equipment, be it a new driver or laser rangefinder, the wealth of choice on offer makes it a bit of a minefield. Golf Monthly has proudly become your first port of call when it comes to giving you crucial insights into how the latest releases perform, how they compare to their predecessors and where they stack up in relation to the competition.
The quality of Golf Monthly's reviews and buyers guides is built upon a rigorous testing procedure as well as the knowledge and experience of the test team that has a sterling reputation in the industry, known for delivering the key points you want to know in a concise, easy-to-digest manner.
Our commitments to you are:
- The products we review are tested by good club golfers – we believe that's more useful than the opinions of PGA pros or robots.
- If we say we've reviewed a product, that means we've used it out on the golf course and hit it on a launch monitor where applicable.
- Manufacturers can't pay for a good review – we tell it how we see it.
- We will always endeavour to use the latest and best equipment to assess performance.
To find out more visit our how Golf Monthly tests products post.
We work hard to achieve the highest standards of editorial content, and we are committed to complying with the Editors’ Code of Practice (https://www.ipso.co.uk/IPSO/cop.html) as enforced by IPSO.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who owns Golf Monthly?
Future PLC owns Golf Monthly.
The brand was formerly owned by IPC Media a publisher that was renamed to become Time Inc. and then TI Media. Future PLC bought TI Media in April 2020.
What is the oldest Golf magazine?
Golf Monthly is the world's oldest golf publication still in production. The magazine was established in 1911 with Harold Hilton as editor.
Who is the editor of Golf Monthly?
Mike Harris has been the editor of Golf Monthly since 2006.
Who was the first editor of Golf Monthly?
Harold Hilton was the first editor of Golf Monthly. A celebrated golfer he won The Open Championship twice, The Amateur Championship four times, and the US Amateur Championship once. He was also the first editor of Golf Monthly, and also the editor of Golf Illustrated.
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