It’s an exciting new issue for gear as your October edition takes a closer look at PING’s new S56 irons and Tour-S wedges.

Also on the equipment front, news arrivals include the TaylorMade R9 SuperDeep driver, Callaway X-24 Hot irons, John Letters T9+ fairway wood and Cleveland HB3 irons.

GM catch up with three of the most exciting young talents on the Ladies European Tour, plus we investigate the proud traditions of artisan golf clubs.

Helping your game this month, and Ian Poulter offers a series of crucial tips to help you hold your nerve when the pressure mounts.

Top 25 Coach Paul Ashwell, helps you to master the flop shot and Matteo Manassero explains how you can follow his lead and become a more instinctive golfer.

Mark Roe and Rickie Fowler are also on hand, so we’re confident we’ve got all areas of your game covered.

David Howell is excited about the state of European golf, Graeme McDowell talks about life touring the Far East and Wayne Riley questions the number of players on The European Tour.

A certain East Sussex track makes our Course of the Month, we take a trip to Lincolnshire and there’s Portugal’s Top 50 to browse. Will your favourite be there?

We love a good debate. Join us in the Spike Bar where Bill Elliott reflects on The Open and we pose the question: Should juniors be allowed to win club competitions? Judging by our online poll, the answer would appear to be yes.

We look forward to hearing from you. You can send your views to: The Editor, Golf Monthly, Blue Fin Building, 9th floor, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SU or email: golfmonthly@ipcmedia.com

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