Bauer Media it to close Golf World next month as part of a major reorganisation of its UK publishing portfolio, the outline of which was originally announced on May 18.
Following a month-long consultation period with staff, Golf World’s final issue will be published on July 16, with its other title, Today’s Golfer, remaining as the flagship golf media brand within the company, although Golf World’s Top 100 rankings for courses and resorts will continue.
A statement issued by Bauer said: “The all-new Today’s Golfer will combine great coverage with yet more content, including the best golf news, exclusive golf tips from the biggest names in the game, advice on the best gear from golf balls to golf trolleys, reviews of the best courses in the world, instruction and brilliant features.
“The new magazine will still be delivering the comprehensive industry leading Top 100 rankings – Golf World Top 100 Golf Courses: GB&I; Golf World Top 100 Golf Courses: Continental Europe; Golf World Top 100 Golf Resorts: GB&I; and Golf World Top 100 Golf Resorts: Continental Europe.”
Details of the impact on current staffing levels at the two titles have not been announced.
Golf World’s latest monthly ABC figures for July-December 2019 were 21,267, of which 7,065 were subscribers. Today’s Golfer’s ABCs for the same period were 39,189, of which 22,130 were subscribers.