We take a look inside the March 2016 edition of Golf Monthly, which includes an 16-page special on the rise of Spieth, Day and McIlroy, interviews with rising stars Paul Dunne and Thomas Pieters, all the hot new-season gear launches and much more...





1. Up close and personal with golf's new Big Three


Our special feature charts the rise of golf's current top three players, looks at how they compare with the original Big Three and asks who can challenge them for top spot.

2. Learn from the best


GM Top 25 Coach Barney Puttick analyses the techniques of the world's top three to find the secrets of their success.

3. Harrington vs The Shark: The 2008 Open Championship


We revisit the 2008 Open at Birkdale when Padraig Harrington successfully defended his title, overcoming the challenge from an ageing Greg Norman.

4. The latest new-season gear releases


Major new-season releases from Ping, FootJoy, Nike, Mizuno, Callaway, Wilson Staff and Cobra.

5. Advice from the world's best players and coaches


From analysing Lee Westwood's swing sequence to help with avoiding toe strikes, our instruction section offers something for everyone, whatever standard you are.

6. The best new gear tested


We put Nike's Vapor Fly Pro driver through its paces, as well as new releases from Scotty Cameron, TaylorMade and Titleist.

7. The best courses from the UK and around the world


We visit the Old course at Royal Troon, which will host the 145th Open Championship in July, offer a Golfer's Guide to Ayrshire and take a look at The Scandinavian Club in Denmark.

8. Interviews with two of golf's hottest prospects


We hear from Paul Dunne about his fine 2015 and hopes having turned pro as well as meeting Thomas Pieters, who makes some bold predictions about his career, including reaching Tiger's total of 79 career wins.

9. Around the world in 80 courses


Rob Smith takes us on a whistle-stop tour of his golfing year, which totalled 1,395 holes in a variety of exotic, and not so exotic, locations.

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