Why you should buy the latest issue of TG
This month's issue has a BIG focus on putting, and it comes with one of our most unique covers to date - a box that turns into a putting aid!
Better still, there's a chance to WIN a personalised MySpider Putter! That, coupled with our A-Z of putting and a whole host of other features, interviews and advice, makes this an issue you won't want to miss.
PLUS... There's also our TG Awards, where we collate the best gear and gadgets of 2019.
I have a love-hate relationship with putting. Some days I feel like I can hole anything; my stroke feels rock solid, I'm not worried by six-footers and my lag putting is pretty good. Other days, it's like I'm holding an eel rather than a golf club. The head moves more than a nodding dog on the parcel shelf of a car, and my consistency is... non-existent. I had one of those days in January, when I was lucky enough to play Isleworth in Florida (Tiger's former home course) with Galvin Green. I believe (I may be wrong as I've tried to erase the memory) that I four-putted five times that day, including one four-jab from 10 feet... I had more than 40 putts.
Thankfully, I've learned quite a lot after reading this month's putting A to Z – it's jam-packed with useful advice about the clubs, about green reading, the fundamental of the putting stroke and building confidence, plus tips from Mr One Putt himself, Ken Brown (below).
I think one of the best feelings in golf is smashing a drive straight down the middle. But when I look back on good rounds, it's the putts I've holed that have been the key to a good score... The Monday after this year's Masters, a builder who's doing some work on my house noticed my TG polo as I answered the door. "Don't usually watch golf," he said. "But that Tiger Woods last night... couldn't turn away. My 12-year old was watching too because it wasn't on late, and he's asked for some golf clubs. Says he wants to give it a go..."
I well remember Tiger's first Masters win in 1997, which was transformational for golf. I wonder what impact this new Tiger will have on the game? It can only be positive, and I can't wait to find out.
Chris Jones, Editor
The A-Z of Putting
Our A-Z of putting is your complete guide to the fine art of getting the ball underground in the fewest strokes possible, including expert advice on equipment, drills and how to boost your confidence.
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FREE GIFT #2: 2019 TG AWARDS MAGAZINE
Free with this issue, find out which products made our TG Awards list of 2019. From golf clubs to gadgets, trolleys and apparel, we've selected the best this year has to offer!
Golfers can be quite picky when it comes to their most lofted clubs, so we've put old vs new wedges up against each other in the first of this month's tests to find out how a brand new Cleveland RtX 4 compares to a five-year-old 588 RtX 2.0
In our second test, its the battle of the most popular Tour balls. When the pros teed off for the first round of The Masters, the world's top three players – Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy – all played a TaylorMade TP5 or TP5x ball - but Titleist still dominates for the majority. So given that they have both launched new balls for 2019, now seemed like the perfect time to put them head-to-head.
Tiger: Why he CAN beat Jack's record
Tiger Woods is at 15 majors... and the race is on! From the Masters champions verdict on his victory to the big question and the next majors of the year, we reflect and take a look at what's next for Tiger Woods.
Both Andrew Cotter and Nick Dougherty had reason to reflect after Tiger's 15th major title at Augusta. For Nick, it made his first time presenting at the tournament a memory he and his children will never forget, while Andrew used the opportunity to reflect on two other major champions he spotted at the event: David Duval and Ian Baker-Finch. Both are reads you don't want to skip.
Get a look inside TaylorMade's new double-decker Tour truck; learn all about how the new World Handicap System will affect you; What's on near you; AND our US Open Preview - everything you need to know about the third major of the year.
Inside our sections
The Playlist: England - Great courses from Cornwall to Cumbria; Scotland - A country full of Top 100 pedigree; Ireland - Starring this year's Open venue; Wales - You'll find some incredible value
Equipment: TaylorMade resurrects its classic metalwood to celebrate its 40th anniversary; Our pick of the best gear in golf this year; Battle of the GPSs: Skycaddie v Garmin; TaylorMade TP5 v Titleist Pro V1 balls; Mickelson's Callaway ball goes on sale
Play Better: The Masters champ is imperious with his irons this year... and this is why; Bunker advice with Andy Sullivan; Weight Shift: How a water bottle can help you fix yours; Anti-shank drill; Mirror image: catch up your swing inside 50 yards