Print is dead? Lol. The February issue of GOLF Magazine is living, breathing evidence that print — at least in some corners of publishing — is, in fact, thriving. The editors and designers of GOLF have reimagined the game’s best monthly in a bold, beautiful, luxurious new way that in our (albeit slightly biased) opinion will have golfers dancing in the fairways. New look. New feel. New voices. New everything. Here are 5 reasons to pick up a copy, or better yet, subscribe. It’s a small investment that will help you enjoy the game in a big way.
1. CLEANER LOOK
You don’t need to thumb through much of the latest issue to note the magazine’s cleaner, more elegant aesthetic: It’s right there on the cover, where world No. 3 Dustin Johnson — not a tangle of cover blurbs — is the undisputed star of the show. Inside you’ll find a similarly airy design and a cover-to-cover makeover that has given the mag a more sophisticated, yet wholly accessible, vibe. You’ll still find all the great how-to service content that has long been GOLF’s hallmark, but it’s all been smartly repackaged to better meet the needs, wants and tastes of the modern golfer.
2. MORE SUBSTANCE
Literally. If the February issue feels different, that’s because it is, in the form of heavier paper and bigger dimensions that not only give the mag more heft but also allow its pages to breath and its photography to pop. Golf is such a visual game; it’s GOLF’s mission to showcase and celebrate those visuals — courses, gear, players — in spectacular fashion.
3. NEW VOICES
Where to begin? Among the new writers joining GOLF’s already talented stable of scribes are Will Leitch, the celebrated sportswriter, who will chronicle his introduction to the game with his column “From Scratch”; Michael Corcoran, a lifelong golfer and single-malt savant, who will explore the rich intersection between golf and drinking in his colorful “Rounds” column; and golf-lifestyle expert Paige Spiranac, whose advice page will help add style and maybe a little swagger to GOLF readers’ games. Many more voices are coming. Stay tuned!
4. SENSATIONAL STORYTELLING
Impactful stories don’t just happen — they require time and energy, insight and compassion, dogged reporting and elegant writing — but it’s precisely those kinds of stories that GOLF remains committed to delivering. Witness the piece that anchors the February feature well: Alan Shipnuck’s wrenching profile of Celia Barquin Arozamena, the former Iowa State golfer who was slain in a senseless murder last September. The story is tragic and heartbreaking but also a rich recounting of Celia’s extraordinary life. Once you start reading it, you won’t stop.
5. MORE ACCESS
GOLF has long given readers an up-close look at the game’s most compelling players and desirable destinations. The reimagined magazine is more committed than ever to that cause. The February issue offers a revealing look inside the minds (and bags) of three bonafide superstars: DJ, Jason Day and Jon Rahm. It takes readers across the globe, from the shores of Kauai to the emerging golf scene in Vietnam to one of the coolest places in golf: inside Donald Ross’s former home at Pinehurst. The Feb issue even visits with Eddie Van Halen — yes, that Eddie Van Halen. Big golfer.
Plenty more surprises, insights and inspiration await. It’s a new era for GOLF. Come join us.