FEATURES
Bill Elliott
Our editor-at-large proffers his opinion on the European Tour’s desert swing
Laura Davies
Jeremy Ellwood pays a visit to the four-time Major Champion’s home
Olympic Watch
Luke Norman looks at what lies in store for golf at the 2016 Rio Olympics
50 is the new 40
Gavin Newsham on why golf is not only good for you but can help you live longer
Ian Hutcheon
Fergus Bisset sits down with a legend of the game
GM Asks
What are your rights as a single golfer in the modern game
OPINION
Ernie Els
The Big Easy gives his thouhgts on 2014’s Major Venues
Wayne Riley
Radar voices his concerns over the golfing futures of three greats
INSTRUCTION
Your Game
A series of practical game-improvement tips from Golf Monthly’s Top 25 Coaches
Brett Rumford
The Australian takes you through five key short-game lessons
Swing Lab
Barney Puttick explains the link between correct wrist action and power
Chris Wood
An analysis of the Englishman’s swing
Mental Game
Experiment with shaping shots
Bogey into Par
How to get up and down from the rough
Andy Sullivan
GM’s new playing editor on how to execute the 40-yard bunker shot
David Howell
The five-time European Tour winner gives his secrets to better hybrid play
Alex Nicolson
The PGA Pro’s lessons for enjoyable golf
EQUIPMENT
Golf Pride
an eight-page mini-mag featuring instruction from David Leadbetter
Gear News
New equipment from Ping, TaylorMade, Benross, Wilson and others
Tested
A round-up of recent launches, including Nike and Callaway drivers
DMD Test
We put the latest distance measuring devices through their paces
FootJoy Fitting
GM readers sample FJ’s new D.N.A. shoe
COURSES & TRAVEL
Course of the Month
The Balgownie at Royal Aberdeen
Golfer’s Guide
Rob Smith finds a viable alternative to links golf in Bournemouth
Island Adventure
David Cruickshanks visits the Falklands
Golf and Wildlife
Jeremy Ellwood explored the range of fauna found on the golf course
Bermuda
Roderick Easdale pays a visit to Britain’s oldest overseas territory
Mauritius
Idyllic golf in the Indian Ocean
19TH HOLE
Club News
Recent events from around the UK
Bill Elliott
Our columnist on the Rules of Golf
REGULARS
Your View
Reader letters and emails
Scotty Cameron
Titleist’s master putter craftsman fields Golf Monthly reader questions
Know the Rules
What happened when Jamie Donaldson’s ball hit his golf club?