In the latest issue of Today's Golfer, we answer Golf's Biggest Questions
Golf feels great when you do it well... so get that feeling more often with the help of a superb panel of experts we've assembled
Golf is not easy. A lot of us play it, practise it and even become obsessed by it because it's so bloody dif cult... and doing it well feels so satisfying. But while we all have our moments – that beautiful arcing drive right down the middle; the fizzing mid-iron to a few feet; the snakey putt across the green dropping into the hole – they are exactly that... moments.
What we're all trying to do is have more of them! More great drives. More well-struck irons. More up-and-downs, holed six-footers and sandy pars. To help – and to help you beat your best ever score, as our cover promises – we've amassed a phenomenal team to answer some of your most perplexing questions about the game.
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Golf's Biggest Questions, Answered
From what should you order at the halfway house, how often should I play to my handicap, should my swing look textbook, is short game more important, how do I pick my optimal ball to how do I choose a new driver?
Your comprehensive guide to 2018's hottest golf destinations and deals, including England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco, Tenerife, The Canaries, The Czech Republic and more.
We reveal the very best places to play and stay, the best times to go, the easiest ways to get there, the top places to eat and drink and what to see and do off the course. But there's more, much more: a bunch of some of the best packages around, including several exclusive to TG readers, a chance to win a fantastic alpine break in Austria plus the opportunity to VOTE in the TG Travel Awards for your favourite golfing places. Make your choice and you could win a superb UK golf break courtesy of QHotels.
Inside the British Golf Museum
Golfers ock to St Andrews to visit it, and even bypass the Old Course and The Royal & Ancient Clubhouse to do so. The British Golf Museum is one of only nine heritage centres to be awarded five- star status by Visit Scotland, thanks to its collection of more than 17,000 objects dating back to the Middle Ages.
Together, they are regarded as a Recognised Collection of National Signi cance by the Scottish Government. Once inside, you are greeted by 'The Majors Collection' and a chance to compare your grip against bronze iron casts of 10 gol ng greats. From there, you can grab a picture next to a statue of Old Tom Morris and then learn about the origins of our game, the sport's royal connection and ancient clubs such as 'cleeks' and 'mashie-niblicks'. It's a whistle-stop tour of the game we love, and where better to do it than at the Home of Golf?
Peter Alliss bites back: Exclusive
Peter Alliss has been the Voice of Golf for as long as most of us can remember. The 86-year-old is still on the microphone for the BBC, and after more than half a century with the corporation he says he wants to continue "for as long as they wish". But rst, he wants to get some things off his chest...
New Gear: GPS Trolley Tests, testing Cleveland's wedges and a look at the latest blades
PLUS new irons from TaylorMade that think they are drivers, a Galvin Green reader test and some high-end milled putters finally make their UK debut.
My life in golf: Ryan Giggs
The Welsh wizard is one of the Premier League's best ever players... but he can't seem to repeat that form with a golf club. We chat to him about all things golf - from his first Pro-am appearance to
The TG Top 50: Open Legacy courses and how to play them
Our favourite courses crafted by men who lifted the Claret Jug - he likes of Old Tom Morris, and the Great Triumvirate of Harry Vardon, JH Taylor and James Braid were pioneers of the game. Not only were they great players, but great course architects, too, with the proli c Scot Braid being responsible for an incredible 200-plus layouts sprinkled across the land.
Clearly, many of their courses have had to be tweaked and enhanced, chie y owing to modern technology. But there's no doubt we have much to be grateful for in the legacy these Open-winning legends left us, along with the layouts created by modern superstars including Nicklaus, Faldo and Seve. Treat yourself and check them out – there's bound to be one or two near you and they're not as expensive as you might think...
Big Interview: Colin Montgomerie
It's 30 years since Colin Montgomerie teed it up in his first European Tour event as a professional, the 1987 Swiss Open. He missed the cut, but a few weeks later cashed his rst cheque as a pro for €1,905 at the German Masters. Over 590 events, 31 wins, €24.5 million, 141,999 strokes and a record eight Order of Merits later, Monty has forged one of European golf's most distinguished careers, including a 20-9-7 record in the Ryder Cup.
After missing his first tournament through injury earlier this year, he's now back full- time on the Champions Tour (recently winning again, in Japan) where we caught up with him to nd out about his three decades in the professional ranks.
Fault Fixer: Beat your best score
Have you been wondering if you can ever beat your best ever score? In this issue, some of our top 50 TG coaches cover drills and fixes for every part of your game to help you with your goal.
20 Questions with Andrew 'Beef' Johnstone
From his favourite holes in golf to his favourite music and who he'd like to play in his dream fourball, we sat down with Beef to chat about
Richard Bland Interview: Waiting for the win
Richard Bland is still waiting for his first win after 419 starts on the European Tour... but who's counting?
It's been a long and often rocky road for Bland, and even though he's in the twilight of his rollercoaster career, the Englishman still remains hopeful of breaking his duck. No way he's giving up. He wants to go down in the European Tour record books for all the right reasons, though he's acutely aware he currently sits in third place in the list of pros who have played the most events without a victory. He knows, too, that Malcolm Mackenzie didn't celebrate success until his 509th start.