Sending the May issue to press can only mean one thing, it’s nearly time to sit back and enjoy the season’s first Major. For all the excitement that the World Golf Championships have provided – which included two fantastic wins for Ian Poulter and Ernie Els – there’s something about the Masters that is just unrivalled.

So, we’ve dedicated 20 pages to events in Georgia, including some exclusive unseen Augusta photos, Bill Elliott‘s preview and a look back at one of the greatest ever contests seen in Major history, involving a certain Golden Bear.

With the new season upon us you won’t want to miss your free Equipment Supplement with the May issue. It’s packed full of reviews including everything from GPS systems to drivers. Not only do we have all the new gear, but there’s buying advice to help you find your perfect equipment.

We catch up with Bradley Dredge, talk Olympic golf with Peter Dawson, and Rory McIlroy provides his crucial iron play tips. Big-hitting Alvaro Quiros let’s us in on his power secrets, Gary Alliss explains the differences between a splash shot and a flop shot, and golf’s most important fundamental is addressed – golf grip.

There is plenty more in this packed issue, including a free travel guide to Tenerife. GM’s Neil Tappin and Paul O’Hagan will be off to the Masters in a couple of weeks and from April you’ll be able to log on to our dedicated Masters microsite with all the latest news and stories coming out of Augusta. We hope you enjoy it.

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