It feels very wintery outside the Northern Golfer office window, and when we set foot on the golf course wrapped in three or more layers, all of a sudden.
It seems like just a few days ago we were playing in short sleeves, celebrating the height of the season, and playing golf late into the evening. But while the autumnal winds and rain begin to set in, there’s no stopping golf across our region and like many of you, I still look forward to getting out on the course every weekend come rain or shine.
This month has proved busier than expected in the Teeing Off pages with stories of season-ending success for players at every level – including a national title for Garesfield’s Marc Coulthard and Gareth Powell, a Tour Championship for PGA pro Phil Waugh, and a North of England Amateur win for James Glenn among many others. We’ve also got news of four girls being named in the new England squads as the North Region girls hoping to follow in their footsteps begin their winter programme. There’s lots more good news throughout Teeing Off too.
This month’s columns are once again fascinating as Chris Paisley discusses his recent form and his plans for the coming weeks, Simon Olver discusses the big challenge facing greenkeeping in the months and years ahead, and Sean Russell offers another fascinating insight into what the world’s best players get up to inside and outside the ropes in Tour Tips. We’ve also got Fitness with Shawn O’Neil, Tips with Doug Brolls, and my thoughts on golf club membership to keep you entertained too.
I had the pleasure of enjoying A Round With… Siân Oakley this month too, while our Course Profile takes us to the fascinating Dr Alister MacKenzie-designed South Moor, and our Special Focus takes a look at driving ranges and practice facilities.
This month’s competitions are three superb ones too as we offer the chance to win rounds at Seton Carew, Lundin Golf Club, and Longhirst Hall Golf Course.
As we head into the winter season, please keep supporting your club and pro shop – particularly when you head out to treat your favourite golfer – or yourself – to some new gear.
We’ll be back in December for the last edition of 2022 – how quickly has that come around?