Spikeless golf shoes have gone from something scoffed at by serious golfers not too long ago to being the preferred choice of amateurs and tour pros alike.
That’s because the latest spikeless golf shoes offer grip that can match, if not beat, spiked golf shoes, while being incredibly comfortable and lightweight.
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The majority of spikeless golf shoes are now also waterproof, meaning they can be worn all year round (even in the British summer).
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But now, here’s our pick of the best spikeless golf shoes for 2022 (to jump to the ladies only selections click here):
Footjoy Tour Pro/SL Sport 2022 golf shoes
RRP £159.99 | Men – OFFER; Ladies – OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3-14 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: White + Grey + Orange; White + Blue Fog + Navy; Black; White + Navy + Hot Pink; White + Lighht Grey | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
FootJoy has introduced an all-new athletic upper to the iconic Pro|SL range to create a Sport version of incredibly popular spikeless golf shoe.
Inspired by street trends, the Sport model introduces a new material upper utilising mesh and an ultrathin TPU hotmelt top layer to broaden the original shoe’s offering.
This new combination of mesh and textiles, completed with a membrane layer, ensures breathability and waterproof protection to deliver an athletic aesthetic without compromise.
Below the upper, the shoe remains true to the Pro|SL franchise’s dedication to Tour-proven traction and performance, featuring the same performance innovations, in the Infinity Outsole, StratoFoam underfoot cushioning and Proprietary FTF outsole unit, that have consistently impressed some of the world’s best Tour players.
Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 Legend
RRP £110.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: Black + White; Grey; Navy | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
A sleek and tidy number from Skechers, which is almost the classic modern golf shoe. The lack of spikes should not deter the traditionalists as the Elite 5™ Legend is designed with Skechers’ innovative outsole technology – Skechers Griplflex.
This revolutionary grip system boasts a combination of multi-directional cleats and lugs to provide superior traction and stability, all in a turf-friendly design.
You also get Skechers’ Arch Fit® insole which provides podiatrist-certified arch support and the all-encompassing leather upper allows the company to offer a two-year waterproof guarantee.
Under Armour HOVR Tour SL Golf Shoes
RRP £150 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-13 | Colour options: Black + Beta; Modern Grey + Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Under Armour is never afraid to break the mould and the HOVR Tour SL certainly looks very different from virtually everything else out there.
The American company makes a lot of footwear for runners and hikers and the Tour SL certainly looks to have been inspired by shoes it makeas for people who like the long walk, without swinging a club from time to time.
The full knit upper is certainly out of the ordinary and features Under Armour’s proprietary Intelliknit™ technology to overcome the performance limitations of knitted footwear previously seen in golf. Where regular knit uppers tend to be too unstructured to support the force of a golf swing, Intelliknit uses a strategic combination of stretch yarns and lockdown yarns to support the golf swing, to lock you down where you need support and stretch where you need flexibility.
No longer confined to be worn on dry fairways, the upper is also treated with NeverWet® and a waterproof membrane.
Meanwhile the outsole design utilizes a combination of Under Armour’s rotational, horizontal, and vertical traction technologies to enhance every golfer’s ability to transfer power from the ground into the swing and give them a competitive edge.
Using a lightweight TPU for stability, in unison with UA Rotational Resistance Traction, and injected rubber spikes in the heel and forefoot, the UA HOVR Tour SL delivers true spike-like stability and grip throughout the swing, but with all the comfort and versatility of a spikeless shoe.
Ecco Biom Hybrid C4 Gore-Tex golf shoes
RRP £210 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Colour options: Black; White + Black; Concrete + Black: White + Concrete | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
The C4 offers unrivalled 360-degree breathability, allowing golfers to stay cool and comfortable throughout their round in all conditions through a combination of cushioning, rebound, waterproofing and air-flow.
The new iteration uses Ecco’s most advanced technologies ever. CCO FluidForm Direct Comfort Technology uses specialised fluid materials to form around an updated anatomical last (the foot-shaped form that provide shoemakers with a foundation for building a shoe), ensuring an excellent balance of cushioning and rebound. It also also helps to create a flexible and durable bond without any of the compromises found in stitched or glued models.
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Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) posts wrap around the outside of the foot from the outsole to the midsole, and Biom Natural Motion technology enables the foot to move naturally and close to the ground.
The C4 has a Gore-Tex Surround construction to keep water out, which is combined with an ‘Exhaust Grid’ – large, angled openings that scoop in fresh air and direct it to the sole of the feet while allowing heat and moisture to escape for maximum comfort.
The progressive ‘MTN Grip’ outsole has three different sections for stability and traction, ground penetration, and rotational support throughout the swing.
Crafted from performance leather, the C4 also comes with a new, super-stretchy mesh sock for ultimate comfort and a breathable OrthoLite insole for extra cushioning. This can be removed to create extra width in the shoe.
Footjoy Tour Pro/SL 2022 golf shoes
RRP £209 | Unisex? Yes | Men – OFFER; Ladies – OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3-14 | Colour options: White + Silver; White + Black; Black; White + Grey; White + Navy + Red; Black + White + Red; Grey + Charcoal; Black + Charcoal; Grey + Charcoal; White + Rose; White + Blue (junior version) | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? yes
The Footjoy Tour Pro/SL is one if the most popular golf shoes in the world and the spikeless groundbreaker has been updated for 2022.
Footjoy have also created a new version – The Carbon – which comes with a carbon fibre insert to reinforce lateral stability in the heel while ensuring uncompromised forefoot flexibility. The Pro|SL Carbon uses the flex of the carbon fibre inlay to elastically snap back to its natural position resulting in more energy return while walking and reducing foot fatigue at the end of the round.
Meanwhile, inspired by the success within the Stratos and HyperFlex models, a StratoFoam midsole has been introduced across the Pro|SL range, to take the shoe’s comfort to new heights.
The propriety compound provides a softer heel-toe cushioning and greater energy return allowing golfers to step up and perform again and again.
As you might expect, there are no risks taken here re waterproofing and Footjoy’s ChromoSkin leather is just about as good as it gets while the Ortholites Impressions Fitbed offers enhanced cushioning.
Adidas Rebelcross golf shoes
RRP £140 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 7-12 | Colour options Magic Grey + Almost Lime + Grey Four; Core Black + Magic Lime + Aluminium; White + Core Black + Aluminium | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Adidas is certainly embracing the evolution of the golf shoe with their new release (this month) – The Rebelcross.
Increasingly golf shoes are being designed for multi-use and certainly this does that in spades. Adidas’s super successful Yeezy trainer brand is the inspiration for the design, most eye-catchingly across the sole.
Adidas has also embraced the need for sustainably-made products with an upper that is made from a combination of leather and recycled materials. The TPU heel clip is also a nice touch, providing stability for golfers worried that the shoe might be just a bit too flimsy for them.
The midsole utilises both the LIGHTSTRIKE and BOOST cushioning system so the result is something lightweight but sturdy and supportive in all the right places.
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FootJoy Fuel golf shoes
RRP Men – £169.99; Ladies – £124.99 | Unisex? Yes | Men – VIEW OFFER; Ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-11 | Colour options White + Orange; Navy + White + Red; White + Black + Orange; White + Grey ; Grey + Yellow + Pink; White + Pink; Navy | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
When you think of FootJoy, chances are that you picture the more traditional footwear the brand is most renowned for. While FJ have produced athletic golf shoes before, they have always been more synonymous with models such as 2021’s Premiere Series and Traditions shoes.
But all that has changed with the introduction of Fuel, the brand’s most athletic shoe ever. Golf has seen an influx of new and returning players in the past two years and, with more and more youngsters taking up the game, FJ have cleverly decided to target that new, modern market with this bold model.
Fuel stands out from the rest of FootJoy’s extensive range, with its dynamic design, streamlined styling and bold colours. Available in men’s, women’s and junior models, Fuel’s outsole is inspired by the superb Pro SL, as the brand seeks to deliver Tour-proven performance in its most modern design.
It delivers enhanced grip, increased traction and superb stability, while proving totally suitable for wearing off the course.
The synthetic uppers are waterproof and designed to be easy to clean, making this an ideal waterproof golf shoe for UK golfers.
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Adidas Codechaos golf shoes
RRP £130.00 | Unisex? Yes | Men – VIEW OFFER; Ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 4-12 | Colour options: Black + Pulse Lime; White + Grey One + Blue Rush; Cloud White + Silver Metallic + Signal Coral | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
adidas CODECHAOS 21 spikeless golf shoes feature recycled PRIMEBLUE material as brand aims to make golf more sustainable.
Building on the success of the 2020 CODECHAOS shoe, the 2021 model continues the brand’s bid to use only recycled polyester in all of its products by 2024 and remains one of the lightest golf shoes on the market.
PRIMEBLUE is adidas’ high-performance recycled material that’s made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. These plastics were intercepted from beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing them from polluting the oceans. adidas take that plastic waste and turn it into a performance solution.
adidas have enhanced the upper to feature a sporty design aesthetic containing more than 50 per cent Parley Ocean Plastic.
But this textile upper goes beyond just recycled content. It’s also waterproof (one-year warranty) to provide solid protection if golfers ever find themselves facing the elements.
As part of the upper, adidas included overlapping microfibre panels on both the lateral and medial side of the shoe to give golfers more stability and protection when they play.
The spikeless outsole features TWISTGRIP technology where adidas used heat-map studies to determine the most optimal location for the lugs, providing all players with the best grip possible.
ECCO Golf S-Three golf shoes
RRP £179.99 | Unisex? Yes | Men – VIEW OFFER, ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 4.5-12 | Colour options: White; Black; Night Sky (dark blue); Silver Grey; Silver White + Silver Pink; White; White + Ice | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
ECCO’s S-THREE hybrid golf shoe blends off-course style with on-course performance, offering support in three distinct zones with the introduction of pioneering midsole technology.
It’s Zonal FLUIDFORM™, tech creates a moulded midsole with three zones of softness and rigidity to ensure the right balance of cushioning and stability exactly where you need it.
The heel of the midsole is engineered for medium softness to ensure the right amount of cushioning and comfort, while the central part of the midsole has higher levels of rigidity to deliver outstanding lateral stability throughout the swing. The forefront of the midsole comes with the highest level of softness for exceptional walking comfort.
Due to the advanced multi section injection process, the midsole of every pair of S-THREE shoes will have exclusive features and unique colour transitions between the different sections, giving each pair of shoes a distinctive look.
Puma IGNITE golf shoes
PUMA Golf’s NXT generation footwear was designed on a completely new IGNITE spikeless traction platform on three unique, versatile, and fashion forward upper silhouettes.
The NXT collection provides wearers added stability and comfort in multiple show-stopping designs, featuring PUMA’s proprietary DISC technology, a traditional lacing style, and the new SOLELACE, for the ultimate in locked-in comfort.
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Each of the models in the NXT family are built from the ground up using PUMA’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, featuring over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, for maximum stability and traction.
In addition, a full-length IGNITE Foam midsole, wrapped in SOLESHIELD for added durability, delivers unparalleled comfort and energy return to help golfers play their best all day long. SOLESHIELD is a new micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole to make cleaning off dirt and debris a breeze.
The upper features a flat-knit waterproof mesh vamp with PWRFRAME reinforcement. The PWRFRAME TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is strategically-placed in high stress areas of the upper for lightweight support and increased stability.
Footjoy Superlites golf shoes
RRP £99.99 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 6-12 | Colour options Grey + Orange; Black + Lime; White + Grey; Navy + Red; Black + White + Red | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
The clue is in the name but the Superlites pack quite a punch apart from the appeal of wearing lightweight golf shoes.
Yes they are designed for dry fairways but Footjoy has also made them waterproof while incorporating its patented BreathEasy mesh upper which gives it that eye-catching sporty feel while also adding more than a touch of durability.
Inside you enhanced cushioning thanks to some well-placed Fine Tuned Foam and that same patented Footjoy innovation is used in the sole so you get the lack of weight without compromising on strength.
Skechers Go Golf Drive 5
RRP £90.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-11 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: White + Navy; Grey + Red | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
The Go Golf Drive 5 is one of the growing number of golf shoes designed to be worn on and off the course.
Tthe spikeless golf shoe, features a leather and synthetic upper with a removable Arch Fit® insole and Goodyear® Performance Outsole for traction.
The versatile golf shoe also includes waterproof protection with a 12-month warranty affording reassurance that the Drive 5 offers plenty of substances as well as a lot of style.
Under Armour HOVR Show SL golf shoes
RRP £130.00 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Colour options: Grey; White + Black; White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
The E-Fit and GTX version of the HOVR Show offer some nice touches for those with special requirements. The E-Sizing system is designed for players with wider than average feet and this element sits comfortably with what the shoe is trying to achieve overall.
The emphasis is certainly on comfort and making sure your feet help your swing. Placement supports in the base are meant to compliment their natural motion while you hit the ball and the patented UA HOVR foam is designed to give you back as much energy as you use.
With the GTX you also get a hefty 2-year waterproof guarantee, such is UA’s confidence in the Clarino microfibre upper and lightweight membrane that will also help you stay cool during the warmer months.
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Adidas Tour360 XT-SL golf shoes
RRP £99.95 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s – VIEW OFFER; Ladies (FASTEN8) – VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3.5-12 | Colour options: Black + Grey + Red; Grey + White + Yellow; White + Black + Silver ; Cloud White + Wild Pink + Silver; Core Black + Silver Metallic | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
The TOUR360 XT SL was the first highly technical spikeless TOUR360 golf shoe that adidas ever made, geared for providing both comfort and stability in the golf swing.
The entire outsole features the X-Traxion lug system, strategically placed so players get the comfort of spikeless while still maintaining the grip they expect from a high-performance shoe.
The X-shape lugs also vary in height, allowing for some lugs to go deeper into the ground, which adidas found to help increase overall traction.
The shoe is also highlighted by the X-Torsion system through the midfoot to provide more stability and control throughout the swing. The X-Torsion system features an X-shape, connecting the heel and forefoot, which is visible through the TPU outsole. Players will appreciate full-length BOOST in the midsole, providing unparalleled energy return and even more comfort throughout the round.
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Puma RS-G golf shoes
RRP £89.99 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Colour options: Black + Quiet Shade + Dark Shadow; Quarry + Castlerock + Yellow; White + Black + Red; White + High Rise + Placid Blue; White + Quiet Shade + Quarry | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Puma love pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable in golf, and the RS-G’s modern trainer look (inspired by a 1980s Puma classic) will divide opinion; you’ll either love them or hate them.
Incorporating the same, bold, chunky silhouette as the sportstyle version, the RS-G’s reengineered upper is seam-sealed and completely waterproof, with microfibre leather and TPU skin that delivers protection from the elements, keeping your feet dry all day long.
Available in Vaporous Gray/Thyme/Pureed Pumpkin; White/Quiet Shade/Quarry; and Black/Quiet Shade/Dark Shadow, we found them to be supremely comfortable and they’re great value.
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Ecco Biom Hybrid H4 HS Gore-Tex golf shoes
RRP £170 | Unisex? Yes | Men – VIEW OFFER; ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 6-12.5 | Colour options: Black; White; Silver Grey; White + Concrete; Limestone; Ombre; White | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
Ecco may not produce the most stylish-looking shoes but when you’re treading through stodgy fairways in wet weather, who really cares about appearance? Built for comfort and helping golfers remain stable as they swing a golf club, Ecco has once again come up trumps with the H4.
It is hard to believe you are wearing spikeless shoes. All of its market-leading technology is employed to give you the required support and ease of movement – that includes Gore-Tex so you get breathability as well as it being 100% waterproof – while remaining quintessentially durable.
It is one of Today’s Golfer Editor’s Choice Awards winners and our judges debated whether this was the best golf shoe ever. They’re certainly a big favourite of TG Equipment Editor Simon Daddow, who wears Ecco Biom shoes on and off the golf course.
Stromberg Firma golf shoes
RRP £74.99 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 7-11 | Colour options: Black; White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Spikeless shoes can virtually match their spiked cousins for levels of traction thanks to the millions invested in outer sole technology since the turn of the century.
The bewildering variety of spikeless soles shows no signs of abating and Stromberg have added yet another dimension with its flex channels innovation and multi-direction grip on the Firma, released in 2022. All points on the clock have certainly been covered.
Elsewhere the Firma’s PU/TPU/textile upper doesn’t look very waterproof but most certainly is, while you get plenty of relief in the comfort department via the memory foam insole and lightweight phylon midsole.
Payntr X 001F golf shoes
RRP £119.99 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): Men 7-12 | Colour options: Black; Grey; White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Payntr give you plenty of bang for your buck and the new kid on the golf shoe block have devised feature-laden footwear which is full of innovation. Critically its ‘Neverwet’ skin has allowed the Yorkshire-based company to produce a product with its own style while remaining wholly practical.
Certainly, its sole is as grippy as you get without utilising spikes. And when playing in wet weather the use of Ortholite X40 sock liner gives you the added assurance that, despite appearances, this really is an excellent waterproof product.
“I’ve been wearing the X 001F for every round since March,” Rob said. “They were comfortable out of the box and, despite playing in some horrendous conditions, they’ve stood up to the test in terms waterproofing, grip and traction; you’d never guess they are spikeless.
“Plus, they look fantastic. I’ve never had so many people ask me about a golf shoe.”
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Skechers Go Golf Elite 4 Victory golf shoes
RRP £95.00 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Colour options: White + Grey; Grey + Red; Black + White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
The chunky Arch Fit soles are designed with podiatrist-certified arch support, which makes them a great fit for anyone, but particularly golfers who suffer with their feet.
They are designed with a water-repellent upper and a Goodyear Performance Outsole for traction, stability and durability.
Skechers say the hook-and-loop laces give a very personalised fit. Available in black and white or grey, they’re great value for money, too.
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FootJoy Pro S/L golf shoes
RRP Men – £149.99; Ladies – £124.99 | Men – VIEW OFFER; Ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 4-14 | Colour options: White + Blue + Yellow; Grey + White; White + Grey; White + Grey + Blue; Navy + Light Blue; Black + Lime | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
This classic year-round option is understandably massively popular. Footjoy’s elegant-yet-highly-functional spikeless market leader offers a wide range of options in terms of fit (there are four ‘width’ options) and look while performing well in all conditions. For a premium you can even design your own shoe.
The sole on its own boasts four patented traction technologies while the upper portion of the shoe really looks the part. When playing in wet weather Footjoy’s use of Premium Chromoskin leather delivers as you might expect while remaining soft and waterproof.
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Rife RF-10 Edge golf shoes
RRP £64.99 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 7-12 | Colour options: Black + Red; Grey + Blue | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
We reckon if you’re after a comfy pair of spikeless shoes for playing on hard-baked summer turf, you’ll struggle to beat the Rife RF-10 Edge on value for money.
The High-Density Nano PU upper provides long-lasting durability and 100% waterproof protection from the elements, guaranteed for one year.
The Rife has a EVA midsole for high-rebound cushioning and stability, while a specifically moulded EVA insole provides maximum walking comfort.
Footjoy Leisure LX Ladies golf shoes
RRP £114.99 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-8 | Colour options White + Grey; Blue + Navy + White; Rose + Grey + White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
There is something very smart-looking about the Leisure LX and certainly the soft leather upper gives it a sheen of class.
It is an interesting combination with the Duramax spikeless sole designed for the ideal traction on hard, dry ground while Footjoy’s always-excellent supportive-yet-lightweight midsole ensures they are as comfortable as they look.
Put is all together and you have a golf shoe that is a lot lighter than it looks yet there is no compromise on protection and support – against the Fit-Bed system will really look after your feet.
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Skechers Go Golf Max Sport Ladies golf shoes
RRP £89.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3-8 | Colour options: Blue; Grey + Coral; Navy + Pink | BOA option? No | Waterproof? No
The Go Golf Max golf shoe is very Skechers. You get a lightweight shoe that is packed with features to take the stress of your feet during a round.
The shoe includes Skechers’s TPU holt melt toe protection, its Ultra Flight cushioning and GOGA Max insole.
Underneath and the uber-modern spikeless system looks equipped to cope with the worst under-foot conditions. The moulded TPU outsole oozes grip and it is designed to keep your feet close to the ground, providing fantastic stability.
Adidas Adicross Retro Ladies golf shoes
RRP £75.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 4-7 | Colour options: White + Golf + White; White + Pink + White; White + White + Pink; Ash Pearl + Gold Metallic + White; White + Grey + White; White + White + Mint; White Tint + Pulse Amber + Ecru Tint; Core Black + Magic Lilac + White; Almost Pink + White + Almost Pink; White + Almost Pink + Ecru Tint; White + Black + White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? No
Looks a tennis shoe from the 80s and certainly has a retro feel to this. Even the sole looks a bit Bjorn Borg but look closer and a web of grips speaks to a golf shoe that is, actually, as modern as they come.
Adidas only do footwear that have considerable attention to detail applied to them and the support you get with Adicross is top notch. Every golfer will appreciate the high abrasion rubber compound that protects the medial forefoot.
The full grain leather is soft but water resistant rather than waterproof but the manufacturing giants do like to emphasise the shoe’s windproofing qualities and that never goes amiss.
Also available in 11 different colour styles so lots you are guaranteed to find a mix that appeals visually.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of
He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.
Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.
He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club, at Golf World Top 100 resort in Rutland, for eight years. Rob plays off a 12 handicap.
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