The new issue of Golf Monthly is packed with the latest gear, tour features and the best instruction, including YouTube star Rick Shiels' advice on how to get the most from a trip to the range. We also look at what 2018 may have in store for the rejuvenated Tiger Woods, hear The R&A's vision for the future of club golf and ask whether President Donald Trump is good for golf. If that's not enough we have all the usual jam-packed courses and rules sections plus opinion from Wayne Riley, Chris Wood, Dan Walker and Bill Elliott.

1. Power Up Your Practice With Rick Shiels

Top 25 Coach and YouTube star Rick Shiels reveals his blueprint for the perfect range session.

2. Tiger's Back!

We look at what Tiger Woods can realistically achieve in 2018 after his successful first forays back into the world of competitive golf.

3. The Best New Gear

We have all the best new gear for the start of the year, including the exciting M3 and M4 ranges from TaylorMade.

4. What Does The Year Have In Store?

We gaze into our crystal ball to see what the average club golfer can expect from the next 12 months.

5. Destination Golf

We feature some of the best courses on offer in this country as well as some a bit further afield, including Rob Smith's pilgrimage to Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand (pictured).

6. Tested By Golf Monthly

Our reviews team runs the rule over a wide range of new equipment, including a hybrid head to head and buyers' guide.

7. Is Trump Good For Golf?

The American President divides opinion on just about everything and golf is no different. But has his involvement been good or bad for the game?

8. The Future Of Club Golf

We hear from R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers about his vision for the future of club golf.

9. Robert Rock

The Englishman continues to thrive on tour but still finds time for his other life as a successful coach.

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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: