By Nick Bonfield published
On the Monday after the 143rd Open Championship, Golf Monthly attended a brilliant Ralph Lauren event at Royal Liverpool Golf Club with the brand's RLX Golf Ambassador Matteo Manassero
On the Monday after the 143rd Open Championship, Golf Monthly attended a brilliant Ralph Lauren event at Royal Liverpool Golf Club with Matteo Manassero.
Manassero - a Ralph Lauren RLX Golf Ambassador - finished in a tie for 19th at Hoylake, his best result since his debut at Turnberry as a 17-year-old in 2009.
Ralph Lauren is a Patron and Official Outfitter of the Open Championship.
The morning after his top-20 finish, Manassero played the 18th hole - talking guests through his club selection and strategy, explaining how to execute various shots and discussing his all-round Open Championship experience.
After his masterclass, those in attendance were invited to have breakfast with the amenable 21-year-old and ask him questions about his life in golf, his interests, hopes for the future and any other topics of interest.
Golf Monthly's Nick Bonfield also spoke exclusively to the four-time European Tour champion (above). You can read his thoughts in the November and January editions of the magazine.
Below, you can see a highlights video of the masterclass, as well as some images of the RLX Golf Ambassador throughout the course of the day.
Gallery of the Ralph Lauren day with Matteo Manassero:
Ralph Lauren is a Patron and Official Outfitter to the Open Championship [Photography: Chris Allerton]
Matteo during the Golf Monthly/Ralph Lauren RLX photo shoot [Chris Allerton]
Matteo hits his second shot to the par-5 18th at Royal Liverpool [Chris Allerton]
Matteo discusses course strategy on Royal Liverpool's 18th fairway [Chris Allerton]
The four-time European Tour winner talks through his 2014 Open Championship experience [Chris Allerton]
Matteo lines up his eagle putt on Hoylake's 18th green [Chris Allerton]
Ralph Lauren has been a patron of the Open Championship for the last three years [Chris Allerton]
A closer look at Matteo's golf bag [Chris Allerton]
Matteo talking to GM's Nick Bonfield during the Ralph Lauren breakfast [Chris Allerton]
GM's Nick Bonfield in discussion with Matteo during an exclusive interview
Matteo was dressed in RLX apparel during the Ralph Lauren event [Chris Allerton]
Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email email@example.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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