Golf Monthly Open 2015 issue

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OPEN SPECIAL

Open Preview
Bill Elliott looks forward to Rory’s title defence

Rickie Fowler
The Players Championship winner talks about his career and his love of St Andrews

Padraig Harrington
The two-time champion on how to win an Open

Peter Dawson
The R&A’s chief executive looks forward to another Open at the Home of Golf

Key Holes
Jeremy Ellwood examines six Old Course holes that could hold the key to the Claret Jug

Old Course Bunkers
Fergus Bisset takes a good look at the 112 bunkers which form a key Old Course defence

St Andrews Eulogy
Former resident, Fergus Bisset, reflects on his 30-year love affair with the ‘Auld Grey Toon’

The Himalayas
Jeremy Ellwood spends a day chatting to players on St Andrews’ famous putting green

The Golf Clubs of St Andrews
Fergus Bisset visits the famous old clubs that play over the links courses of St Andrews

The Eden Club
Jeremy Ellwood experiences the exclusive private members’ club a few miles from town

St Andrews Pub Golf
Fergus Bisset’s guide to the pubs and places of interest in this most famous of golfing towns

OPINION

Tony Jacklin… Old Course memories
Wayne Riley… The Open is Rory’s to lose
Tommy Fleetwood… All change, please

INSTRUCTION

Tour Instruction
Masters Champion Jordan Spieth reveals his five secrets to success on the course

How to Play the Old Course
Expert local knowledge from Steve North, director of instruction at St Andrews Links

Richie Ramsay
The reigning Trophee Hassan II champion reveals some of his short-game secrets

Oliver Wilson
We take a closer look at the swing of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links champion

EQUIPMENT

Gear News
A round-up of the latest releases from Nike, Callaway, Wilson, Ecco, Skechers and more

Tested
Our gear guru tries out Motocaddy’s new S7 Remote, Cobra’s Fly-Z+ irons and more

Reader Fitting
Three readers get fitted for new clubs at the Titleist National Fitting Centre in St Ives

Stand Bags
Need a new bag? We showcase 12 of the best stand bags on the market in 2015

COURSES & TRAVEL

On The Tee… Close House’s Colt course
Play It… Lundin Links in Fife
Golfer’s Guide… Suffolk Coastal Golf
Special Feature… Aberdeenshire

REGULARS

Your View
The pick of reader letters and emails to hit the GM offices this month

Getting Personal
Three-time European Tour winner, David Horsey, field questions about his career, his wins and his favourite courses

Know the Rules
Clubs and balls, immovable obstructions and casual water all come under the scrutiny of our resident R&A rules expert

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