Golfweek debuted March 13, 1975 as Florida Golfweek – a rag-tag regional publication reporting on tournaments throughout the Sunshine State.Since then, Golfweek has dropped the “Florida” from its masthead and grown into a powerful national media brand, serving serious golfers the most authentic, authoritative and independent coverage of the game. And to mark its 40th anniversary this week, Golfweek is kicking off a cross-platform rollout of dedicated content showcasing the brand’s history of superb storytelling.
“Golfweek is known for telling the stories no one else does,” said Golfweek Vice President/Publisher Jereme Day. “Whether shining a spotlight on golf’s rising stars or uncovering the next big trends, our expert writers and editors are always finding new angles to explore the greatest game ever played, and, even as the media landscape changes, it is this dedication to editorial excellence that transcends the medium to keep readers coming back for more.”
Highlights from Golfweek’s March 9 Anniversary Issue include:
- Cover Photo: An exclusive image of Lee Trevino holding the first issue of Golfweek, on which he was featured after winning the 1975 Florida Citrus Open
- Cover Story: A personal account of Golfweek’s evolution by senior writer James Achenbach, who has been filing stories for the magazine since the beginning
- Quote Collection: Notable names from the world of golf recall their first memories of Golfweek
- Architecture Spotlight: Senior writer Bradley S. Klein’s picks for the 10 most impactful course openings since 1975
- Toy Box Feature: A nostalgic look back at the transition from hickory clubs to modern equipment
To complement the in-book offerings, Golfweek is hosting expanded content on Golfweek.com/40Years, which features a photo gallery of covers through the years and a special essay about the publication’s late founder, Charley Stine, written by his son and early Golfweek employee Tom Stine. Additionally, on Wednesday, Golfweek will unveil its first of “40 Best Reads.” Chosen by Golfweek editors, this online series will highlight one favorite story from the brand’s archives per week for the next 40 weeks.
Golfweek’s e-magazines are also participating in the anniversary celebration. This week’s TBX (Toy Box Extra) will explore the most groundbreaking innovations in golf equipment over the last four decades, while the March edition of GLX (Golf Life Extra) takes a closer look at changes and milestones in golf course design since 1975.
Visit Golfweek.com/40Years to check out the brand’s 40th Anniversary content.