With the new season fast approaching, it seemed only right that we should give our April issue of Golf Monthly a bit of a spring clean. With a fresh design in place, not to mention over 40 pages of top-notch instruction and exclusives on new gear, we’re confident of having every angle covered to give you and your game the lift you need. Coming FREE with your new bumper issue is our Ultimate Irons Guide magazine, where we review stacks of new sticks to hit the market, as well more instruction to aid your game from the tee and fairway.

But what really heralds the start of a new golfing year? The Race to Dubai and PGA Tour are already in the thick of it, and as usual our Tour round-up in Leaderboard covers all the talking points in the professional game. There’s Monty’s call-up as Ryder Cup captain, Rory’s march up the World Ranking and Tiger’s return – not to mention all the latest news from the world of amateur golf.

While the week-in-week-out grind of the Tour reminds us all that golf is really an all-year-round game, there can be no denying that April kicks off with the REAL season opener. So, what better way to celebrate the 73rd US Masters by dedicating a whole section to it. It’s too good to give anything away – so we recommend you enjoy it all for yourself!

Of course, Golf Monthly has always been a magazine made for golfers, by golfers, and so it seemed only appropriate YOU should all play a part! Starting this month, our GM Forum opens up with news on the big international clash between Scotland and England, while endless debates continue to rage on – and we pick out the best of the bunch. Remember, it’s YOUR magazine, make sure you are part of it by visiting the GM Forum. Many, many thanks to Martin Bedborough (aka HomerJSimpson) for his tireless efforts in putting our forum news spread together.

Happy Golfing from the Golf Monthly Team.

Where next?

New equipment blogs: Cleveland HiBore XLS hybrid; Powakaddy Freeway II electric trolley review
Equipment news: TaylorMade R9 driver
Equipment galleries: Pictures of all the latest gear
Tour news: Geoff Ogilvy wins WGC Accenture Match Play
Industry news: Crown Golf introduce ‘credit crunch membership initiative’
New competitions: WIN a dozen Srixon AD333 golf balls