10 of the Best Golf YouTube Channels to Watch in 2021
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As the sport of golf boomed throughout 2020, so did the demand for golf content. Naturally, however much we wish we could, we can’t always be out on the course. If we can’t be playing, then the next best thing is to enviously watch someone else doing it, right? Whether you enjoy watching course vlogs that showcase some of the finest tests in the world, or if you feel that your game might need a slight improvement, then YouTube’s golf section can offer everything you need. Below, we list not just ten of the most popular YouTube Channels but also those that are making a positive impact on the game.
When it comes to YouTube golf content, there isn’t a more popular man than Rick Shiels. Having recently reached one million subscribers, he is halfway towards his second and it’s easy to see why he is so trendy. Whether he is out on the course with fellow content creators, providing tuition on how to prevent a slice, or gifting accessories through frequent giveaways, Shiels has mastered the art of creating content around the world of golf.
Peter Finch is a good friend of Rick Shiels and the pair often create content together, typically in a competitive environment. Away from their joint endeavours, however, Peter has a YouTube channel that is filled with quality content. Recently, the channel has introduced elements of diary entries, in the form of vlogs, where Finch will set himself challenges – an annual series is trying to qualify for the Open. With equipment reviews, course vlogs and content with tour players, Peter Finch looks certain to continue his rise in 2021.
Me And My Golf have been favourites of many golfers for several years and their coaching and instructional videos entice viewers back. PGA coaches, Piers Ward and Andy Proudman are evidently passionate about what they do. They cover an array of topics including coaching, fitness and biomechanics. Having recently enjoyed their ten-year anniversary on the website, the duo look set to continue to deliver first-class content.
Whilst Golf Mates might not have the same number of subscribers as the previous three, they have successfully created a community. They have a Facebook group of 13,000 members which is an active forum for golf fans to debate the hottest topics. Their YouTube content is also excellent, ranging from course vlogs to caddie tips. Their main aim, however, is to provide interesting and informative content - hoping that the viewer will enjoy and improve their game.
Mark Crossfield was one of the first members of the YouTube golf community and his content continues to improve in excellence. No two videos are often similar and above all, his honest equipment reviews provide a barrier of trust, further improving his popularity. If you couple that in with the hilarious course vlogs that see him and his friends play some of the nicest courses in the world, then you have a varied channel.
Good Good were established by a group of friends from Kansas and have seen a rapid rise of views on their channel. The boys are usually on the course and vying off against one another but they will also enter competitions as a group and travel across America playing some of the finest golf courses. You won’t get your typical instructional videos but the content is entertaining and the standard of golf is extremely high.
We’ve all been exposed to the national treasure that is Tubes for many years through his work with Sky Sports’ Soccer AM. But were you aware that he has his own YouTube channel that’s primarily about golf? You won’t get instructional videos, but what Tubes and Ange do offer is lots of laughter. Thanks to his links to the football world, you will also get to see both past and present footballers’ golfing ability – with Declan Rice featuring twice already. Course vlogs dominate the channel and through such a wide range of guests, Tubes provides the perfect environment for drawing viewers back.
The best way to describe No Laying Up is gaining access to behind the scenes on the PGA Tour. These guys have some serious contacts and through those, they bring viewers interviews, course vlogs and also a strong podcast. The group consists of five “fanalysts” and their admiration for the sport is certainly noticeable. If you ever grow tired of watching similar YouTube videos, then No Laying Up will provide an excellent change of entertainment – without removing golf as the topic.
Aimee Cho has been playing golf since the age of 6 and she has been creating content for a YouTube audience since 2015. Cho is a golf professional and provides excellent tuition videos on her channel and uploads frequently. If you’re lucky enough to be in a place where you feel confident with your game, then you can enjoy her tips on strengthening the mind during a round or watching her take on the best courses in the world.
The final entry on this list is completely different from the others. The Jazzy Golfer, whilst still in her infancy as a content creator, is introducing a different perspective. Through series’ such as ‘Can I Break 90 in 6 Months?’ golfers will get to witness someone coming to terms with the game of golf and how they are bearing. Away from her course vlogs, is advocation for more women and girls to get into golf and the general reporting of the amateur game in England. The Jazzy Golfer wants the sport of golf to continue to grow, and she’s trying her best to do just that.
So, there are just a few golf YouTube Channels to follow in 2021. Let us know your favourites and the best ones that we missed!
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