Neil Tappin

Neil Tappin

Neil has been at Golf Monthly for over a decade originally as Staff Writer and onto Deputy Editor. He has worked on the instruction pages of the magazine and site with Golf Monthly’s group of Top 25 Coaches and, over theb years, has interviewed many of the game’s leading professionals. Whilst he manages the features section of the magazine, Neil is currently the Digital Editor and is responsible for producing video and online content aimed at golfers of all abilities. His claim to fame is a round of golf at Augusta National – although he only played 16 holes… Long story!

Golf Rules: Lost Ball

Golf Rules: Lost Ball The simple and most important thing to know when it comes to a lost ball is that you have no choice but to play another ball…

over the top golf swing drill

Hopefully Alex Elliott’s video (above) will help you improve the way your downswing works. However, if you need more help we have also asked Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach Clive…

how to stop toe strikes

In this video, PGA Professional Alex Elliott offers some simple and effective advice on how to stop toe strikes from affecting your iron play!

How to compress the ball

In this video, PGA Professional Alex Elliott offers a great drill for how to compress the golf ball that will improve the quality of your ball strikes!

how to practice golf indoors

How to practice golf indoors The game of golf, and indeed, the world, is in a strange and uncertain place. One of the great challenges we are all facing is…

Penalty Areas: how to proceed under Rule 17

When the latest set of golf rules revisions were introduced at the beginning of 2019, the phrase ‘water hazard’ was replaced by ‘penalty area’. In a bid to make the…

Titleist 2020 Balls Test

Neil Tappin tests the new Titleist AVX, Tour Soft and Velocity balls for 2020

Mizuno ST200G Driver

Does Mizuno have a case for having the most underrated driver of 2020?

Imperious Lowry Lands Maiden Major

Certain sporting victories carry more significance than others. Shane Lowry’s triumph on a brutal final day at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush will resonate far beyond the boundaries…

Shane Lowry: Toughest Test Is Yet To Come

From start to finish, Shane Lowry was in complete control during the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. His ever-dependable short game was complimented by some of…