Golf Monthly August 2014 issue

See what's inside the August 2014 issue of Golf Monthly, with former world number one Luke Donald on the cover

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Golf Monthly August 2014 edition

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We talk to extrovert Spaniard Alvaro Quiros, ask if 'ready golf' is the future, uncover some new gear, round up the latest tour news, celebrate Royal Portrush's return to the Open Championship roster and more


Martin Kaymer Robin Barwick talks exclusively to the 2014 US Open winner and Players Champion about his recent resurgence

American Dream Neil Tappin heads to Florida to discuss life on the PGA Tour with Robert Garrigus and former Ryder Cup player Jeff Overton

Terre Blanche Jeremy Ellwood samples the five-star European Tour Destination


Tony Jacklin - on course design Wayne Riley - on overcoming struggles Andy Sullivan - on learning to win


Luke Donald Improve your chipping and pitching with tips from a world-class wedge player

Range Time GM Top 25 Coach Kevin Craggs reveals how to shape shots and improve your ball striking

Tour Masterclass Andy Sullivan's long-driving keys

Tour Insider Swedish Ryder Cup player Peter Hanson on how to cope with pressure

Fault Fixer Gary Alliss explains how to cure your slice

Thorbjorn Olesen We analyse the talented Dane's golf swing

Play Better Top tips from GM's Top 25 Coaches

I Did It! Shane McDonald went from a 21 to 9 handicap over the course of a single season


Gear News We round up the latest releases, including a detailed look at Ping's new G30 range

Tested The Golf Monthly test team reviews new offerings from TaylorMade, Odyssey and more

Gear Focus We take a look at 12 of the best wedge models on the market

Tech Explained An analysis of modern, forgiving iron designs

Gear Talk How golf-specific apparel can improve your performance and enjoyment of the game

Cobra Fitting New BiO CELL drivers for three GM readers


Play It - Ogbourne Downs Golfer's Guide - Fife Special Feature - Troon's Dr. Golf Stay and Play - Renaissance Travel - Pinehurst No. 2


Your View Reader letters and emails

Your Questions Answered Bill Morgan, senior vice president of golf ball R&D at Titleist, fields GM reader questions

Know the Rules We look at dangerous on-course situations following Pablo Larrazabal's hornet attack

Great Prizes! You could win a place in Benross' Be Our Tour Pro Grand Final, a top-of-the-range PowaKaddy electric trolley, the Ultimate Year of Golf with FootJoy and a trip to four-time Ryder Cup host The Belfry

Alex Narey
Content Editor

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.