Golf Monthly Januaruy 2015

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The Criteria
How we’ve judged this year’s Top 100 UK & Ireland golf courses

The List
Our complete 2014 UK&I course rankings

Next 100
The courses that narrowly missed out

GM Community
You tell us the tracks you’d most like to play

Win with FootJoy
Land a place on an exclusive R&D day, plus a round at a Top 100 UK&I course


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

We visit Quinta do Lago in Portugal, catch up with two-time Senior Major champion Roger Chapman, hear from editor-at-large Bill Elliott, look at some new equipment and round up the latest club news


Mikko Ilonen
Jeremy Ellwood chats with the five-time European Tour champion and 2014 Volvo World Match Play winner

Bernard Gallacher
We travel to Wentworth to meet up with the European Ryder Cup legend

Adam Scott
The 2013 Masters champion reflects on his season, the performances of Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer and his strategy for next year

Be Our Tour Pro
We report on Benross Golf’s Grand Final extravaganza at West Hill


Tony Jacklin – on his best shots
Wayne Riley – on George O’Grady
Andy Sullivan – on the role of luck


Beat the Yips
The first article in our putting special focuses on regaining form with the flat-stick

Range Time
Improve your putting pace control and reduce three-putts as a result

Fault Fixer
Turn good ball-striking into great scoring with four short-range putting keys

Tour Insider
Develop your long and short-range putting with the help of four-time European Tour champion Matteo Manassero

I Did It!
GM reader Roger Southam broke 90 for the first time en route to victory in one of his club’s most coveted tournaments


Gear News
Information on recent launches, including new offerings from Nike, TaylorMade, FootJoy, Cobra and Yonex

We sample the latest gear, including Titleist’s 915 D2 driver, Mizuno JPX850 irons, Callaway Big Bertha irons and more

Gear Talk
Paul O’Hagan gets the lowdown from TaylorMade club fitter Adrian Rietveld

Reader Fitting
Three Golf Monthly readers tested Ecco spikeless golf shoes for a period of six months before offering their feedback

Christmas Gift Guide
About to start your Christmas shopping? We’ve teamed up with American Golf to bring you a selection of festive gift ideas


Your View
Reader letters and emails

Charley Hull moved her ball and failed to replace it, resulting in a two-shot penalty