After suspending production for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Golf Australia magazine will roll off the printing presses again starting with the August issue, on sale July 16.
The decision to halt production was not made lightly, with the interests of all stakeholders and golf in general, as well as the impact of the pandemic on our business, driving the choice.
Although the world of golf remains a long way from returning to normal, the decision to resume publishing our print magazine (officially Australia's most read golf magazine*) comes with the scheduled return of tournament golf and golf courses now being open for play around the country.
We would like to extend our appreciation of the support we have received from our advertising partners, the game’s governing bodies and most importantly our readers during this time.
Our digital channels – primarily our website, free digital game-improvement issue and podcast, The Thing About Golf – have been our focus during this period. And the readership and engagement on these platforms have justified our decisions. We would once again like to thank all those mentioned above for their support of these.
Our team will continue to focus on these platforms, whilst continuing to publish magazines covering all aspects of the game, produced by award-winning writers.
* EMMA readership survey December 2019 (the latest available) shows Golf Australia magazine has an average 144,000 readers per issue, compared with 123,000 for Australian Golf Digest, the only other golf publication surveyed.