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BACKSPIN, launched in 1999, was created and edited by AGW member Declan O’Donoghue, who has spent a lifetime immersed in golf.

BACKSPIN was an established and influential part of Irish golfing life for two decades through to 2019. The magazine was imaginative and authoritative, informative and provocative....at all times focused on providing a lively and entertaining editorial mix.

Every aspect of golf was treated and covered in a refreshing, pacy and original style,with top quality photography and a modern, vibrant design format enhancing the visual impact. Our commitment to the highest standards was clearly reflected in our choice of print, graphics and design partners.....all to the forefront of their respective businesses in Ireland.

Regular contributors included the Irish Independent's tour correspondent for many years, Colm Smith, Sky Sports commentator Ewen Murray, and the Sunday Tribune's sports writer Mark jones. 

Significantly, in 2008, BACKSPIN broke fresh ground by pioneering the concept of ranking Ireland's links and parkland courses separately. The magazine's Irish course rankings poll - involving a voting panel of 75 respected figures in Irish golf and conducted every two years up to 2016 - showcased Ireland's magnificent golf product in a whole new light to the golfing world at large. It refected the quality of Ireland's links creations and, crucially, afforded Ireland's huge collection of beautiful parkland courses the stand alone recognition they richly deserve

BACKSPIN was produced in print and online formats, reaching a significant national and global audience.

The magazine was produced by a highly motivated team. The Golf Business was a dynamic company, formed in 1999, which was totally devoted to golf with expertise in various fields including golf publishing, golf media services, golf photography, player representation and event management.



October 16 2019

BACKSPIN was proud to serve as one of Ireland's premier golf magazines during the period 1999-2018. The magazine has ceased publication.