Golf Monthly August 2015 issue

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Golf Monthly August 2015 issue

THE GAME
Everything that’s going on in the world of golf this month…

We visit Worplesdon in Surrey, one of the famous Three ‘W’s, catch up with three-time European Tour winner George Coetzee, review the US Open from Chambers Bay, round-up the latest club news, look at some of the newest gear to hit the market and much more

FEATURES

Tom Watson
Fergus Bisset meets the five-time Open champion as he looks back over his glorious career and bids farwell to St Andrews

David Cannon
The golf photographer explains what it takes to produce the iconic images he is famous for

Rick Shiels and Peter Finch
Neil Tappin talks to the duo about their rise to stardom on YouTube

Rory McIlroy
The World No.1 describes the highs and lows of his career and tells us what it takes to become a four-time Major winner

Turnberry Changes
Course architect, Martin Ebert, talks us through the proposed changes to the course

OPINION

Tony Jacklin… on his son’s golfing rise
Wayne Riley… on anchored putters
Tommy Fleetwood… on the world’s top 50

INSTRUCTION

Range Time
GM Top 25 Coach Andrew Jones’ keys to creating more power and hitting the ball further off the tee

Fault Fixer
Gary Alliss helps you understand the basics to improve your bunker play and save more shots around the green

Shane Lowry
The Irishman explains how growing up playing on a course with raised greens helped him learn the short-game skills to compete on tour

Swing Sequence
Barney Puttick gives us his analysis of Tommy Fleetwood’s action

EQUIPMENT

Gear News
A round-up of the latest releases from Odyssey, TaylorMade, Cleveland, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Adidas and Bushnell

Spikeless Shoes
We look at 12 of the best spikeless shoes on the market and rate them for versatility and comfort

Tested
The lowdown on recent launches, including the Adams Blue combo set, the Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5, the Mizuno JPX ball and FootJoy and Ping SS15 apparel

DMD Test
We put the latest distance-measuring devices to the test, including wathches, wristbands, handhelds and lasers

COURSES AND TRAVEL

Play It – Rye (Old)
Stay and Play – Macdonald Hill Valley
Overseas travel – Northern Portugal

REGULARS

Your View
The pick of reader letters and emails to hit the Golf Monthly offices this month, including a call for better customer service at golf clubs

Know the Rules
Why you must make doubly sure you play your own ball, and what to do if you find yourself in a tree

FootJoy Competition
We’ve teamed up with FJ to offer you the chance to win one of 10 pairs of HyperFlex golf shoes

The Final Word
Bill Elliott, our editor-at-large, discusses the great diversity of today’s golf courses and the art of modern greenkeeping