January 2017 Cover

We take a look inside the January 2017 edition of Golf Monthly, where we unveil the new Top 100 UK & Ireland Course rankings for 2017/18 – the most reader-friendly yet thanks to a tweak to the qualification process. We also here from Rickie Fowler on America's Ryder Cup triumph, ask Matthew Southgate about fighting back from cancer and meet the European Tour pro who refuses to fly...




1. The Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings


Our biennial countdown of the best courses that you can play in the UK and Ireland. We reveal a new No.1 and all the ups and downs as well as discuss how you can play a Top 100 course for less.

2. The 2017 Golf Monthly Calendar and £25 Your Golf Travel Voucher


This month is a double gift pack with the 2017 calendar featuring some of the best photography from the Top 100 courses plus a £25 voucher towards your next golf trip to the Algarve.

3. Rickie Fowler Interview


We hear from the American about securing two points from three matches in Hazeltine – his first two Ryder Cup victories.

4. The Best Instruction


Australian Brett Rumford tells us how to chip it close, we have cures for the dreaded shank, help with your pre-shot routine and much more.

5. The Tour Player Who Won't Fly


Life on the road with German Florian Fritsch who secured his European Tour card despite his refusal to step onto a plane.

6. All The Best New Gear


Cobra's 2017 irons, FootJoy Pro/SL shoes, Mizuno JPX900 woods and more...

7. Matthew Southgate


We speak to the Englishman about life on the European Tour after his remarkable comeback from testicular cancer.

8. The Titleist 917D2 Driver Ten-Point Test


We test the new Titleist 917D2 driver, the Srixon Z765 irons, Mizuno T7 wedges and Ping Vault putters.

9. Your Winter Golf MOT


Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach and Galvin Green ambassador Peter Finch will have you playing your best golf this winter with his eight-stage practice plan.

10. Christmas Gift Guide


Find some inspiration for your Christmas list from our rundown.



David Taylor

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. He is a keen golfer and up until recently was a member of Blackmoor Golf Club in Hampshire. He has covered various big events and tournaments for GM, the highlight of which was witnessing Tiger Woods win his 15th Major at Augusta in 2019. Email: david.taylor@futurenet.com