By Neil Tappin published
Golf Monthly are up in Hoylake for the 2014 Open Championship, take a look at some of the pictures taken by Kevin Murray of the first practice day
The 18th green with Claret Jug emblazon on the stands
Open 2013 Champions Phil Mickelson was in action
Bubba Watson was spotted having an early look at the Royal Liverpool course
A programme seller cheerily shows off her stock
One of England's big hopes Luke Donald teed it up
A stunning view of the 18th hole at Hoylake
There is plenty to do at the course besides watch the golf
Mickelson seemed to enjoy his first look at the course this year.
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Neil has worked for Golf Monthly for over 15-years. Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. Neil is currently a 2-handicap golfer who has played the game for as long as he can remember. In his role at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points.
Neil is currently playing: Driver: Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
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