While many of the paid-for golf titles are reporting dips in their subscription numbers and overall circulation figures, Golf News continues to grow its readership, with distribution of the printed version growing by 20% in 2011, while the popular digital version saw an increase of over 50% in its readership. The accessible and user-friendly web-based magazine has proved a hit with club golfers and industry professionals alike, and has helped Golf News to reach a wider and more targeted audience than ever.
This upward trend looks set to continue in 2012, with the next stage of the magazine stand and counter top roll-out programme starting this month, which will see Golf News displayed more prominently in even more clubhouses, pro shops, golf resorts and hotels throughout the South and South East.
Published by Blue Green Media, Golf News’s May issue will celebrate the title’s 18th Birthday.
Matt Nicholson said: “Golf News will continue to do what it has always done – provide topical news and exclusive features that are relevant and interesting to club golfers. Our increased print distribution means that even more golfers are able to get hold of a copy, while our online edition has proved more successful than we could ever have imagined. Not everyone is able to get to their club in time to get a hard copy, so the web-based magazine ensures that no-one misses out.”
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