We take a look inside the September 2016 edition of Golf Monthly, which includes a 32-page fault fixer pull-out supplement, a review of this year's thrilling Open Championship, a profile of Champion Golfer of the Year Henrik Stenson, rules essentials and the usual jam-packed equipment and courses sections...





1. 50 Faults Fixed


Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach Barney Puttick features in our 32-page pull-out supplement, which covers every aspect of the game to get you back on track.

2. Open Championship review


Editor-at-large Bill Elliott reflects on one of the most compelling Opens in living memory.

3. A look ahead to Rio


High-profile withdrawals have dominated the headlines, so can the Olympic Golf tournaments still have a positive impact on the sport? We look at the possible legacy of the event as well as hearing from Justin Rose on his pride at representing Team GB and David Lingmerth on his ambitions for Rio and beyond.

4. The best new gear


We take a closer look at the new Srixon Z65 series as well as testing TaylorMade's M2 Tour irons, the HTX driver from Benross, Motocaddy's S1 electric trolley and new apparel from FootJoy and Ping. We also look at new releases from Ping, Ecco, Mizuno and Odyssey.

5. The Iceman Cometh


The week prior to his Open triumph, Fergus Bisset played with Henrick Stenson in the Pro-Am for the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart. He profiles the charismatic Swede in light of his Troon victory.

6. Destination Golf


We visit The Belfry to see how the recent £26million refurbishment has improved the visitor experience, as well as looking at this year's Ryder Cup host, Hazeltine, and much more.

7. At home with Padraig Harrington


The three-time Major champion welcomes GM into his home to discuss the work that goes on away from the course to prepare for life on tour.

8. Rules essentials


Our Rules experts discuss grounding your club in a hazard, casual water in bunkers, dropping balls in the foursomes format and immovable obstructions.

David Taylor

David joined Golf Monthly in 2015 as a content editor for the magazine and regularly contributes to the website. He has worked in magazine publishing and editing since 2003. He is a keen golfer and up until recently was a member of Blackmoor Golf Club in Hampshire. He has covered various big events and tournaments for GM, the highlight of which was witnessing Tiger Woods win his 15th Major at Augusta in 2019. Email: david.taylor@futurenet.com