We take a look inside the Open 2016 edition of Golf Monthly, which includes 32 pages devoted to the upcoming battle at Troon. We also feature a putting instruction special and our 2016 Putter Test, alongside the usual jam-packed instruction, equipment and courses sections...





1. Our 32-page Open preview


Bill Elliott kicks off our Open section with his traditional preview before we take an in-depth look at the course and hear from some of the players hoping to raise the Claret Jug.

2. Putting instruction special


We feature 12 pages of putting instruction, including advice from Peter Uihlein and an analysis of what you can learn from some of the best putters in the world.

3. Adam Scott interview


The Australian tells us why Major championships are his focus, rather than Olympic gold.

4. Destination Golf


We take a look at some of the best courses in the UK and abroad, including the extraordinary Leaders' Peak layout at Stone Forest in China.

5. Inside Mizuno


Golf Monthly travelled to Japan to discover the secrets of Mizuno's iron forging process.

6. The 2016 Putter Test


We run the rule over 51 of the latest flat sticks to help you improve your putting prowess.

7. Phil Mickelson interview


How he transformed himself from Open struggler to 2013 Champion Golfer of the Year.

8. The latest new gear


We look at the XXIO 9 range, as well as new releases from Yonex, Odyssey, Stewart Golf and PowaKaddy.

9. The best new gear tested


We put the PowaKaddy Touch through its paces as well as the Ping G driver, Cobra King F6 irons and FootJoy's VersaLuxe shoes.


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