Download Now: The Ultimate Sports Series: Seve

Discover all about the legend in this bookazine from Golf Monthly

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Very few golfers are remembered by their first name only. Arnie, Jack and Tiger yes. Find out why Seve Ballesteros captured the imagination of so many people in this bookazine

Download Now: The Ultimate Sports Series: Seve

This special Seve bookazine is now available to download on the Golf Monthly app on the app store for iPhone and iPad.


Our Hero

Very few golfers are remembered by their first name only. Arnie, Jack and Tiger yes.

But more than any other: Seve, the man who changed the game and dragged it, kicking and screaming, into the modern era.


In the mid-1970s, golf was a very different sport to the one we have today; it was stuffy, staid and more than a little elitist.

Enter, at just the right place and the right time, Severiano Ballesteros. With his film star good looks, and a thrilling style of play that made the world sit up and take notice.

He breathed fire into the Ryder Cup, revitalised the European Tour and inspired a generation of players from Europe to win major championships.

Golf has never seen anything quite like Seve, either before or since.

You can read all about his incredible story in Seve, a new bookazine, using exclusive archive material from Golf Monthly it covers the moment Seve first burst on to the scene as a 19-year-old in 1976 through to his untimely death in 2011.

It is a tale of passion, heroism and inspiration but also great sadness.

He was indeed a hero to millions.

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Thomas Patrick Clarke
Sports Digital Editor

Tom Clarke joined Golf Monthly as a sub editor in 2009 being promoted to content editor in 2012 and then senior content editor in 2014, before becoming Sports Digital Editor for the Sport Vertical within Future in 2022. Tom currently looks after all the digital products that Golf Monthly produce including Strategy and Content Planning for the website and social media - Tom also assists the Cycling, Football, Rugby and Marine titles at Future. Tom plays off 16 and lists Augusta National (name drop), Old Head and Le Touessrok as the favourite courses he has played. Tom is an avid viewer of all golf content with a particularly in depth knowledge of the pro tour.