Golf Monthly March 2015 issue

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THE GAME

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

We pay a visit to one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses, have a chat with Scotsman Gordon Brand Jnr., look at some cold-weather garments, round up the latest club and tour news and more

FEATURES

Day in the life
Neil Tappin visits Minchinhampton Golf Club to spend a day in the company of head professional Chris Steele

Carin Koch
Nick Bonfield heads to Buckinghamshire Golf Club for a lesson with the 2015 Solheim Cup captain

Flashback
We journey back to 2000 to recount how Darren Clarke took down Tiger Woods at the WGC-Match Play

OPINION

Tony Jacklin… on the Hall of Fame
Wayne Riley… on predictions for 2015
Andy Sullivan… on a successful 2014

INSTRUCTION

Quick Tip
Learn how to play the splash shot

Graeme McDowell
Seven pages of tee-to-green instruction from the former US Open champion

Tour Insider
American Brooks Koepka, the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open champion, on rising through the professional ranks

Fault Fixer
GM Top 25 Coach Gary Alliss explains how to produce a lower bal flight to increase distance from the tee

Private Lessons
Simple-to-follow tee-to-green instruction tips tailored specifically to your game

EQUIPMENT

The Gear
We take a closer look at two TaylorMade driver offerings for 2015 in the shape of the R15 and AeroBurner

Gear News
Lowdown on recent launches, including new Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, FootJoy’s HyperFlex shoe and Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons

Tech Explained
The inner workings that have made modern drivers better than ever

Tested
We sample the latest gear, including drivers from Cobra, Mizuno and Nike, Yonex Z-Force irons and more

Gear Talk
Technical Editor Paul O’Hagan reflects on another exciting launch season

Reader Fitting
Two Golf Monthly readers head to Cleveland/Srixon’s centre of excellence to experience a wedge fitting

COURSES AND TRAVEL

On the Tee… Sunnylands
Play it… Belfry – Brabazon
Special Feature… Change at Tandridge
Stay and Play… Luton Hoo
Travel… South Africa

REGULARS

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

GM Asks
Fergus Bisset ponders why Rory McIlroy didn’t win the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Know the Rules
Why was Chile’s Felipe Aguilar penalised four strokes during the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open?

Bill Elliott
Our editor-at-large looks at the state of the game as we enter the new year