Expert Commentary, New Golfweek’s Best Lists Make Jan. 1 Issue a Must-Read
ORLANDO, Fla., (Jan. 4, 2010) – Golfweek magazine – the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf – has just released its highly anticipated 2010 Season Preview issue. Serving as the serious golfer’s definitive go-to guide for the upcoming golf season, this special stand-alone issue features previews of golf’s biggest events, in-depth commentary from Golfweek’s award-winning editorial staff and the inaugural Golfweek’s Best Courses of Great Britain & Ireland lists.
“I think the 2010 Season Review is the single-best issue we’ve ever produced,” said Golfweek Editor Jeff Babineau. “We’re very excited about the upcoming season. We think the rotation of major venues in 2010 (Augusta National, Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and Whistling Straits) is the best ever assembled, and this issue has everything the avid golf fan needs to start the new season.”
Highlights from Golfweek’s 2010 Season Preview include:
• Extensive previews for all the year’s biggest events, including the U.S. Women’s Open and the Ryder Cup in Wales
• Features on U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and Michelle Wie, including a behind-the-scenes side to Wie readers have not seen
• Insightful commentary, including a look at Phil Mickelson vying for No. 1
• A guide to the newest equipment to hit the market
• Putting tips from Dave Stockton
• Helpful hints to win your fantasy golf league
• Valuable information and advice about custom clubfitting and stretching
In addition to these exciting, in-depth features and Golfweek’s popular mainstays – including the magazine’s edgy Forecaddie section – the Season Preview issue debuts the magazine’s inaugural Golfweek’s Best Courses of Great Britain & Ireland lists, which showcase the top 40 Classic courses (built before 1960) and top 40 Modern layouts (built after 1960) from golf’s birthplace. Royal County Down and St. Andrews’ Old Course are the frontrunners on the Classic list; Kingsbarns and Castle Stuart lead the Modern list.
“In expanding our Golfweek’s Best franchise to the home of golf, we find that links-inspired courses sit atop both the Classic and Modern lists,” said Bradley S. Klein, national director of Golfweek’s Best Courses rating program. “Our nationwide team of raters has spoken, and the consensus is that the tradition of linksland golf lives on.”
Visit Golfweek.com to view Golfweek’s Best Courses of Great Britain & Ireland and check out other excerpts from the 2010 Season Preview issue.
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