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Golf Magazine is a monthly golf magazine owned by Time Inc.. It was started in 1960 by Universal Publishing and Distributing, who sold it to Times Mirror in 1972. Time Inc. acquired it in 2000. 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 Statesmarker and the world.

Top 100 in the United States

The best courses in the United Statesmarker in 2007 were:
Rank Name Location State Designer, Year
1 Pine Valleymarker Pine Valleymarker George Crump/H.S. Colt, 1918
2 Cypress Point Pebble Beachmarker Alister MacKenzie, 1918
3 Augusta Nationalmarker Augustamarker Alister MacKenzie/Bobby Jones, 1933
4 Pebble Beach Pebble Beachmarker Jack Neville/Douglas Grant, 1919
5 Shinnecock Hillsmarker Southamptonmarker William Flynn, 1931
6 Oakmontmarker Oakmontmarker Henry Fownes, 1903
7 Merion marker Ardmoremarker Hugh Wilson, 1912
8 Sand Hills Mullenmarker Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 1994
9 Pacific Dunesmarker Bandonmarker Tom Doak, 2001
10 National Golf Links of Americamarker Southamptonmarker Charles B. Macdonald, 1911


Top 100 in the World

Here are the top ten courses in the world:

Rank Name Location Country Designer, Year
1 Pine Valleymarker Pine Valleymarker George Crump/H.S. Colt, 1918
2 Cypress Point Pebble Beachmarker Alister MacKenzie, 1918
3 St Andrews marker St Andrewsmarker Nature
4 Augusta Nationalmarker Augustamarker Alister MacKenzie/Bobby Jones, 1933
5 Pebble Beach Pebble Beachmarker Jack Neville/Douglas Grant, 1919
6 Shinnecock Hillsmarker Southamptonmarker William Flynn, 1931
7 Royal County Downmarker Newcastlemarker Northern Irelandmarker Tom Morris, 1889
8 Muirfieldmarker Gullanemarker Tom Morris/H.S. Colt, 1891/1925
9 Oakmontmarker Oakmontmarker Henry Fownes, 1903
10 Merion marker Ardmoremarker Hugh Wilson, 1912


Many countries had courses in the top one hundred, including:
Country Courses in Top 100
6
3
10
4
4
Northern Irelandmarker 2
2
11
Several countries 1 each
52


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


Notes
  • 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 10 to 20 handicap.
  • 3 The maxiumum 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:
Name Hometown
Jimmy Ballard Key Largomarker, Floridamarker
Peggy Kirk Bell Southern Pinesmarker, North Carolinamarker
Chuck Cook Austin, Texasmarker
Manuel de la Torre River Hills, Wisconsinmarker
Michael Hebron Smithtownmarker, New Yorkmarker
David Leadbetter Champions Gate, Floridamarker
Eddie Merrins Los Angelesmarker, Californiamarker
Dave Pelz Austin, Texasmarker
Phil Ritson Winter Garden, Floridamarker
Phil Rodgers La Jollamarker, Californiamarker
Craig Shankland Daytona Beachmarker, Floridamarker
Dr. Jim Suttie Naples, Floridamarker
Bob Toski Coconut Creekmarker, Floridamarker
Dr. Gary Wiren West Palm Beachmarker, Floridamarker


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