25 of the Largest Golf YouTube Channels
This latest article in our YouTube themed series focuses on some of the largest golf based channels. As with our previous piece around 10 of the best channels to follow for 2018/19, this is not a definitive list of the best, it is simply a selection of some of the largest sites about. We’ve decided to arrange the 25 channels by age, using the year in which they joined YouTube as our guide. The amount of subscribers that each site has at the time of writing is displayed next to their channel name. Enjoy!
PGA Tour (385k) – 2006
Organisational sites usually attract a vast number of subscribers due to the amount of Tour specific content that they produce. Tournament highlights are a big hit amongst those who may not have access to live golf coverage or may have missed the live event.
Golf Monthly (48k) – 2006
As one of the UK’s biggest golf magazines Golf Monthly have extended their expertise to succeed online as well as in print. With the latest gear reviews and some really interesting feature videos, this channel seems worthy of its 48k subscribers.
Mark Crossfield (266k) – 2007
Mark Crossfield is a PGA golf coach based in the UK has been growing his YouTube following over the last decade or so. His channel features a range of different video types from tuition tips to gear reviews to the seemingly very popular, course vlogs.
Alistair Davies Golf (14k) – 2009
This site is a little different to those mentioned above in the respect that it is pretty much solely dedicated to tuition and how to improve the golf swing. The videos look at every aspect of the golf swing and offer great guidance for golfers trying to get the most out of their game.
Dan Whittaker (29k) – 2009
Following on nicely from Alistair Davies, Dan Whittaker also focuses on the golf swing and offers assistance on how to alter movements and improve the overall swing. Interestingly, Whittaker’s videos often feature a link to a professional, past or present. This is a pretty slick idea if you ask me, it gives the amateur golfer an insight into certain aspects of some of the world’s best swings.
European Tour (107k) - 2010
The European Tour were a little later to the YouTube party than their American counterparts, the PGA Tour. But, thanks to their knack for producing, in my opinion, some of the best video content in golf, they are now a well-established part of the golfing YouTube community.
Me And My Golf (508k) – 2011
PGA Professionals, Andy Proudman and Piers Ward are the two primary host on the Me and My Golf channel and they have helped to create a really great site for all things golf. Their huge following of more than 508,000 is an indication of the quality of content that the pair are producing. Most of their videos focus on tuition and provide tips on how golfers can improve their game.
Buzza Golf (24k) – 2011
Buzza Golf is a brilliant channel which really does have a mix of just about everything there is to cover when it comes to golf. From videos around Tour news to gear reviews to tuition and biomechanics tips, this site is packed with variety.
Rick Shiels Golf (422k) - 2011
Many of you regular YouTube visitors will know of Rick Shiels as he has become one of the UK’s most successful people in this area. Shiels has a great knack for creating videos that contain unique ideas, inevitably attracting any views. This channel is really worth a look and is likely to continue growing in the months and years to come.
Chris Ryan Golf (106k) – 2011
Chris Ryan is a qualified golf coach and posts regular content with the view to assisting golfer of all levels with their game improvement. His videos are largely tuition based but his ‘Pro v Am’ feature has proved very popular.
Peter Finch Golf (166k) – 2011
There is a great combination of light-hearted, fun golf content and serious tuition content on Peter Finch’s site. Whilst helping you to build on your golf swing, Finch also creates videos to entertain, such as course vlogs and videos with guests.
Danny Maude (72k) – 2011
Another channel based around golf tuition is run by Danny Maude. Maude’s philosophy perhaps differs slightly to most of those already mentioned in the way that his videos are aimed at those who are prepared to put in a significant amount of time and effort in order to improve their game. This is a stark contrast to those who claim to offer ‘quick fixes’ for golfers.
James Wiltshire (27k) - 2012
As the list ticks over into 2012, golf channels are still proving to be big hits on YouTube. James Wiltshire has produced some great content and lots of it has been centred around hitting the golf course a country mile off the tee. Wiltshire is a huge hitter and his videos around his epic drives have proved to be a success.
Michael Newton Golf (14k) – 2012
Michael Newton focuses much of his content around equipment reviews with some coaching thrown in, too. Newton’s reviews are interesting as they often pitch two products against each other. This would be a recommended channel if that is your sort of content.
Steve Johnston PGA (13k) - 2012
PGA Advanced Professional, Steve Johnston established his YouTube channel in 2012 and has become hugely popular with golfers in Scotland and beyond, sharing great and insightful videos on the golf swing and drills that will help to improve your game. Addionally, Steve has been recognised as a member of Bunkered Magazine's Teaching Panel.
Seb On Golf (101k) – 2013
This is one of the most popular channels in terms of subscribers and has been really successful since it began in 2013. In more recent times, Seb has become heavily linked with the YouTube football team, Hashtag United. Many of his videos now include events that both the club and himself are involved in.
Carter’s Golf (22k) – 2013
Offering a slightly different setting for his tuition videos is Andrew Carter. He is a PGA qualified coach and is based out in Dubai. I’m sure you’ll be aware that the Middle East and particularly Dubai is a brilliant golfing location, these days.
Harry Flower Golf (16k) – 2013
Harry Flower is a Professional Golfer who enjoys sharing his golfing life with his subscribers. His content varies and features ideas such as course vlogs, range sessions and Q&A’s which make for some interesting viewing.
Matt Fryer Golf (13k) – 2014
The majority of Matt Fryer’s content is designed with entertainment in mind, whilst he does also offer many tips on how to get the most out of your game. By setting a lot of his videos on golf courses, they have a relatable and authentic feel which I believe is really important when creating content.
QuestGolf (15k) – 2015
Quest Golf Academy was formed by two guys that have already been mentioned in this article, Rick Shiels and Peter Finch. The site posts videos that are mostly tuition based although the content publishing seems to have slowed over the last year.
Julian Mellor Easiest Swing Coach (13k) – November 2015 – 3rd
Julian Mellor has loads of great tips on how to improve your golf game in all areas and uses his expertise to create helpful and insightful videos.
James Robinson Golf (18k) – 2016
As we reach the more recent end of the list, we arrive at PGA Professional, James Robinson. Robinson provides viewers with some golf tips as well as taking a look at the latest equipment.
Skratch Golf (52k) – 2016
This American channel is pretty unique. When you pitch the sort of content that they produce against the majority of this list’s you can see just how outside of the box they are, and it is brilliant. Their ‘Adventures in Golf’ seasons are perhaps the highlight of their YouTube work and are well worth a watch.
Scratch Golf (15k) – 2017
Rob McGarr, the guy behind Scratch Golf has a similar idea to Harry Flower and produces video content that follows his golfing journey. The content on the site offers a great insight into McGarr’s life and seems very relatable to the everyday golfer.
Alex Elliott Golf (22k) – 2017
Last, but not least is Alex Elliott. He uses his YouTube channel to provide his audience with simple yet effective golf tuition. With experience as a caddy on the European Tour, Elliott knows his stuff and is clearly worthy of the 22,000 subscribers that he has accrued, so far.
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