The Golf Paper is to launch next week, from the same stable, Greenways Publications, headed by former Daily Express sports editor David Emery, which is behind sports weeklies such as The Rugby Paper, The Cricket Paper and The Non-League Paper.
The Golf Paper claims to be the first weekly newspaper dedicated to golf. The launch date, April 8, comes in Masters week, which will see guest columnists Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood among those providing their Augusta previews alongside editor-at-large Graham Otway, who has worked at Today, the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Sunday Mirror.
The publishers say that The Golf Paper will cover all the tournament play throughout the world from the Majors, through the women’s tour to the junior competitions. There will be a special section at the back of the newspaper dedicated to the amateur game, focusing on county unions, club medals and inter-club tournaments.
Targeted at the estimated 3 million active golfers, The Golf Paper will cost £1.50 and will be available every Wednesday in newsagents and supermarkets throughout England and Wales. In Scotland, the home of golf, Thursday will be the on-sale day initially.
“This is a thrilling time for golf fans in the UK with Rory McIlroy heading a host of young stars in the game,” Emery said. “We believe The Golf Paper can tap into that new wave of interest and reflect the ever-growing status of the game.”
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