The Golf Paper, a weekly newspaper, is to be launched by the Greenways Publishing which also publishes The Rugby Paper, The Cricket Paper, The Non-League Paper, The Football League Paper, the football fans’ magazine, Late Tackle and Racing Ahead, horse racing magazine.
Said to be written by top-line writers and guest columnists such as Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, The Golf Paper will report coverage of the game with a package of information, ranging from breaking news stories, in-depth interviews, analysis and gossip. Editorial content is led by editor at large Graham Otway, well known in the sport for his work with The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Mirror.
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 three million active participants along with the avid fans of the game, The Golf Paper, at £1.50, will be available every Wednesday in newsagents and supermarkets throughout England and Wales (Scotland, initially Thursday on-sale).
Managing director and editor-in-chief David Emery, former head of sport at Express Newspapers said, “This is a thrilling time for golf fans in the UK with Rory McIlroy heading a host of young stars in the game. We believe The Golf Paper can tap into that new wave of interest and reflect the ever-growing status of the game.”