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Golf Monthly August 2014 edition

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We talk to extrovert Spaniard Alvaro Quiros, ask if ‘ready golf’ is the future, uncover some new gear, round up the latest tour news, celebrate Royal Portrush’s return to the Open Championship roster and more


Martin Kaymer
Robin Barwick talks exclusively to the 2014 US Open winner and Players Champion about his recent resurgence

American Dream
Neil Tappin heads to Florida to discuss life on the PGA Tour with Robert Garrigus and former Ryder Cup player Jeff Overton

Terre Blanche
Jeremy Ellwood samples the five-star European Tour Destination


Tony Jacklin – on course design
Wayne Riley – on overcoming struggles
Andy Sullivan – on learning to win


Luke Donald
Improve your chipping and pitching with tips from a world-class wedge player

Range Time
GM Top 25 Coach Kevin Craggs reveals how to shape shots and improve your ball striking

Tour Masterclass
Andy Sullivan’s long-driving keys

Tour Insider
Swedish Ryder Cup player Peter Hanson on how to cope with pressure

Fault Fixer
Gary Alliss explains how to cure your slice

Thorbjorn Olesen
We analyse the talented Dane’s golf swing

Play Better
Top tips from GM’s Top 25 Coaches

I Did It!
Shane McDonald went from a 21 to 9 handicap over the course of a single season


Gear News
We round up the latest releases, including a detailed look at Ping’s new G30 range

The Golf Monthly test team reviews new offerings from TaylorMade, Odyssey and more

Gear Focus
We take a look at 12 of the best wedge models on the market

Tech Explained
An analysis of modern, forgiving iron designs

Gear Talk
How golf-specific apparel can improve your performance and enjoyment of the game

Cobra Fitting
New BiO CELL drivers for three GM readers


Play It – Ogbourne Downs
Golfer’s Guide – Fife
Special Feature – Troon’s Dr. Golf
Stay and Play – Renaissance
Travel – Pinehurst No. 2


Your View
Reader letters and emails

Your Questions Answered
Bill Morgan, senior vice president of golf ball R&D at Titleist, fields GM reader questions

Know the Rules
We look at dangerous on-course situations following Pablo Larrazabal’s hornet attack

Great Prizes!
You could win a place in Benross’ Be Our Tour Pro Grand Final, a top-of-the-range PowaKaddy electric trolley, the Ultimate Year of Golf with FootJoy and a trip to four-time Ryder Cup host The Belfry