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Golf Magazine
Golf Magazine
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Total circulation
First issueApril 1959; 61 years ago (1959-04)
CompanyHoward Milstein
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

Golf Magazine is a monthly golf magazine. It was started in April, 1959 by Universal Publishing and Distributing, who sold it to Times Mirror in 1972.[2] Time Inc. acquired it in 2000. It was acquired by Howard Milstein in 2018.[3] It was the world's most widely read golf publication from August 2006 to January 2007. The magazine is for golfers of all skill levels. Some features it includes are instruction from the top 100 teachers in America, interviews with famous golfers, tips on the best values for golf courses to go to on vacation, and an annual club test.

Top 100 courses

Golf Magazine conducts an annual survey of experts to determine the best course in the United States and the world.

Top 100 in the United States

The best courses in the United States in 2007 were:

Top 100 in the world

Here are the top ten courses in the world:[when?]

Many countries had courses in the top one hundred, including:

Club Test 2007

Golf Magazine also conducts an annual test of some of the finest golf products available so that the golfer will be armed with the knowledge of which club is the best value. Winners in each category were:

Club Type Name Manufacturer Percent rating 1
Driver r7 Draw TaylorMade 84
Game-Improvement Iron 2 775.CB Titleist 83.3
Hybrid Baffler DWS Cobra 85
Maximum Game-Improvement Iron 3 r7 Draw TaylorMade 87.8
Fairway Wood Big Bertha Callaway 85
Better-Player Iron 4 Carbon CB Cobra 87.8
Wedge Vokey Spin Milled Titleist 89
Putter Black Series #1 Odyssey 86.7


  • 1 Percent rating was determined by dividing points earned by the most possible points the product could have earned
  • 2 The game-improvement iron category was tested only by golfers with a 7 to 15 handicap.
  • 3 The maximum game-improvement iron category was tested only by golfers with a 14 to 20 handicap.
  • 4 The better-player iron category was tested only by golfers with handicaps 10 and under.

Top 100 Teachers in America

Golf Magazine also honours some of the best instructors in the business. On the emeritus list are:

2011 player of the year selection

On November 1, 2011, Golf Magazine selected Rory McIlroy over Yani Tseng for its 2011 player of year. The magazine's editor, David Clarke wrote, "We are pleased to name Rory McIlroy as our inaugural Player of the Year." Americans have embraced this young Northern Irishman, taking him into their hearts not just out of admiration for his amazing talent, but also for the grace he has shown in victory and defeat, his generosity of time with fans, and his commitments to causes beyond golf."[4]

The McIlroy selection was heavily criticized by golf bloggers.[5] The #1 male player in the world at the time, Luke Donald, tweeted, "So rude and disrespectful of Yani. Whoever had final decision just diminished your magazine."[6]

See also


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. June 30, 2011. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "List of Top 10 Best Sports Magazines of All time". Sporty Ghost. March 3, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Citi. "GOLF magazine and have a new owner. Allow us to introduce you". Retrieved .
  4. ^ sigroup (2011-11-01). "Rory McIlory: Golf Magazine's 2011 Player of the Year". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Yani Tseng is NOT Golf Magazine's Player of the Year". Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved .
  6. ^ @LukeDonald

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