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I first began to buy today's golfer when I first took up golf. I found each magazine to be very helpful in giving details about difference clubs, courses and how to improve your game. Each magazine specialises in one area each month, while still giving other details such as a 52 shot guide to shots, while detailing clubs for different handicaps.
The front page of the magazine is quite usual, but still distinctive and effective with the use of white text. It details what the magazine is going to be about this month. There are a lot of pages of advertising in this magazine, but this does not effect my opinion negatively because they are all relevant displaying clothes, clubs or other equipment.
I like the contents page because it displays clearly what is on certain pages and gives a little detail about each section. There is also a detailed background to the contents page, in that, for example, on an issues I am using to review the magazine, there is a man mid-swing with an arrow and a page number saying cut your score by 7. This entices the reader to look at the page as it is a different way of displaying information.
There are details about current competitions including players and their scores. This is good because it allows the reader, who may not have access to golf details via sky or the internet, to keep up with the golf.
There are many interviews with different golf stars, from caddies to players to course chairmen. This is a good way to give the reader more information about golf.
The golf tips are in quantity, but wouldn't say there always high quality. This is because, there are only a certain number of ways the same thing can be told without actually having a lesson. So if the reader buys four editions in a row, it is likely there will be a few tips that are basically the same but written using different words.
The text used throughout the magazine is easy to read, but could do with being a little larger in some parts. Also, for most people I feel the adverts at the back of the magazine are a waste of time for a lot of people because they buy products from larger retailers as they are able to test clubs, and try on clothes first before buying them.
The magazine is £3.75 each, or there is a small discount if a year of editions is subscribed.
I feel this magazine is very high quality, with very few faulty and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to pick up a few points to improve their game.
I've only recently decided to get into golf, wanting to take my game from the pitch and putt course to something a bit more serious! Today's Golfer sprang out to me from the magazine rack because the particular issue I first bought came with a club guide - perfect for a starter like me. The magazine is well laid out, with some excellent photography. There is a good mix of golfing news from the tour, tips from professionals, step-by-step guides, gear reviews adn questions from readers, as well as golfing holidays (although this isn't a section that interests me). What I like about Today's Golfer is that it's written in a way that any ability of golfer can get something out of it, whether you're literally just about to start, or if you have a handicap of scratch. They try hard to cover bases for a wide range of abilities, with questions from readers with every handicap!
I have been a subscriber to this magazine for the last 2 years or so and picked it up for a good discounted price and have since received 12 srixon ad333 balls for changing over to a quarterly payment so pleased with that.
A lot of interesting,informative articles that sometimes go round in a circle as you tend to get reviews on clubs,bags,balls etc every so often but that is just a minor down side.
Lots of instructional tips and articles from some top players,mainly aimed at the higher handicap golfer though.
Very good course review section,a top course is reviewed every month.
You get free gifts with this magazine regularly and it also does good competitions with top prizes.
Magazine had a revamp about 12 months ago and is now better laid out.
The only bad thing is that i find theres lots of pages of adverts but just being picky.
Shop around for a great deal and you should get a free gift with this if you take it out on subscription,best to ring todays golfer direct and see what theyve got.
I am slowly but surely becoming a golf enthusiast. Hardly a week goes by now when I am not at the local golf range or at the course. Consequently I avidly seek out golf magazines in bookshops,particularly those geared to improving the "ordinary" golfers game. Today"s Golfer is a monthly published by EMAP Pursuite Publishing Limited and the cover price of this publication is around Stg 3 pounds. I have to pay considerably more since the local booksellers mark up the prices of British, Australian and American publications. This golfing title focuses very much on instruction,courses and star players. As regards the former there are loads and loads of most helpful tips and advice for improving your game. There are also equipment reviews which I also find most helpful since I am quite a beginner in knowing about golf equipment. I believe this popular publication has a circulation of around 90.000 and I can understand why it has so many loyal readers. It is a most interesting read, the tips are really useful, and I find the stories of star players are very inspiring. Although I dont buy this magazine evey month it definitely ranks quite high on my preferred reading list. Fortunately there are often copies I can browse through at my local golf club. Thanks so much for reading !
I am a keen golfer. I play off a handicap of 5. I have been buying golf mags for a couple of years. When I was learning the game I used to buy Todays golfer every month. I found it very useful because it allows the high handicaper to have some insight into how to get started in the game. They alway have an article that tells you to hit it further - the object of every high handicapper. I think this is a good technique because the majority of golfers are rabbits, but they seldom offer anything for the lower handicaper. I think if they wanted a well rounded mag they should keep some of their articles, but they should maybe put in article more relevant to the better player. Why not introduce a clinic for the better player. If they did this they would take an average mag and make it into an Excellent mag.