December 2014 issue

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THE GAME
All-new section

We catch up with Englishman Seve Benson, pay a visit to Malaysia, ask if the Ryder Cup should take place every four years, look at some new gear and more

FEATURES

Jonas Blixt
Fergus Bisset meets the talented Swede

Captain Fantastic
Jeremy Ellwood talks with Paul McGinley after Europe’s Ryder Cup success

Peter Dawson
We hear from the R&A’s Chief Executive following the vote to admit female members

OPINION

Tony Jacklin on McGinley’s role
Wayne Riley on the Ryder Cup
Andy Sullivan on life off the golf course

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INSTRUCTION

Best of British special!

Justin Rose
The 2013 US Open Champion on how to hit longer and straighter drives

Luke Donald
Hone your iron play with help from the former world No.1

Rory McIlroy
A lesson in pitching and distance control from the four-time major champion

Graeme McDowell
One of the world’s best scramblers explains how to improve your short game

Ian Poulter
How to toughen up mentally and think smart on the golf course

Range Time
GM Top 25 Coach Paul Foston on sharpening your close-range pitching feel

Boot Camp
Could a free lesson and club MOT at American Golf help one GM reader improve?

Winter Golf Tips
We’ve teamed up with Galvin Green to help you play better during the colder months

Play Better
Quick-fire game-improvement tips from some of our Top 25 Coaches

I Did It!
Seventeen-handicapper Andy Jones recouts his victory in the Lombard Trophy

EQUIPMENT

Gear News
Information on new TaylorMade RSi irons, Srixon Z Series clubs, Callaway Big Bertha 815 Alpha drivers and more

Gear Talk
GM’s Paul O’Hagan eagerly anticipates 2015’s equipment offerings

Winter Apparel Guide
Want to play your best golf over the winter months? Check out our in-depth guide to the finest cold-weather garments

Tested
We sample the latest gear, including Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 wedges and Mizuno irons

Tech Explained
This month’s column explains the significant advantages of forgiving putters

COURSES AND TRAVEL

Play it – Cumberwell Parl
Golfer’s Guide – Lake District
Special Feature – Owning a golf club
Travel – La Manga Club

REGULARS

Your View
Reader letters and emails to hit the Golf Monthly offices this month

Rules
Why Keegan Bradley felt compelled to withdraw from the BMW Championship

Competition
Get your hands on a Stewart Golf trolley