FEATURES Bill Elliott Our editor-at-large proffers his opinion on the European Tour's desert swing Laura Davies Jeremy Ellwood pays a visit to the four-time Major Champion's home Olympic Watch Luke Norman looks at what lies in store for golf at the 2016 Rio Olympics 50 is the new 40 Gavin Newsham on why golf is not only good for you but can help you live longer Ian Hutcheon Fergus Bisset sits down with a legend of the game GM Asks What are your rights as a single golfer in the modern game OPINION Ernie Els The Big Easy gives his thouhgts on 2014's Major Venues Wayne Riley Radar voices his concerns over the golfing futures of three greats INSTRUCTION Your Game A series of practical game-improvement tips from Golf Monthly's Top 25 Coaches Brett Rumford The Australian takes you through five key short-game lessons Swing Lab Barney Puttick explains the link between correct wrist action and power Chris Wood An analysis of the Englishman's swing Mental Game Experiment with shaping shots Bogey into Par How to get up and down from the rough Andy Sullivan GM's new playing editor on how to execute the 40-yard bunker shot David Howell The five-time European Tour winner gives his secrets to better hybrid play Alex Nicolson The PGA Pro's lessons for enjoyable golf EQUIPMENT Golf Pride an eight-page mini-mag featuring instruction from David Leadbetter Gear News New equipment from Ping, TaylorMade, Benross, Wilson and others Tested A round-up of recent launches, including Nike and Callaway drivers DMD Test We put the latest distance measuring devices through their paces FootJoy Fitting GM readers sample FJ's new D.N.A. shoe COURSES & TRAVEL Course of the Month The Balgownie at Royal Aberdeen Golfer's Guide Rob Smith finds a viable alternative to links golf in Bournemouth Island Adventure David Cruickshanks visits the Falklands Golf and Wildlife Jeremy Ellwood explored the range of fauna found on the golf course Bermuda Roderick Easdale pays a visit to Britain's oldest overseas territory Mauritius Idyllic golf in the Indian Ocean 19TH HOLE Club News Recent events from around the UK Bill Elliott Our columnist on the Rules of Golf REGULARS Your View Reader letters and emails Scotty Cameron Titleist's master putter craftsman fields Golf Monthly reader questions Know the Rules What happened when Jamie Donaldson's ball hit his golf club?
Alex began his journalism career in regional newspapers in 2001 and moved to the Press Association four years later. He spent three years working at Dennis Publishing before first joining Golf Monthly, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2015 as the brand's managing editor, overseeing the day-to-day running of our award-winning magazine while also contributing across various digital platforms. A specialist in news and feature content, he has interviewed many of the world's top golfers and returns to Golf Monthly after a three-year stint working on the Daily Telegraph's sports desk. His current role is diverse as he undertakes a number of duties, from managing creative solutions campaigns in both digital and print to writing long-form features for the magazine. Alex has enjoyed a life-long passion for golf and currently plays to a handicap of 13 at Tylney Park Golf Club in Hampshire.
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