10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of Today’s Golfer
You might think today’s top players are golfing superheroes; smashing drives 350 yards, hitting 6-irons to tap-in range and chipping it to a foot every single time… But once upon a time, they were just like us; mid-handicappers wanting to improve. Lots, too, have been PGA pros, dishing out lessons on a weekday morning before heading out on the road to chase the Tour dream at the weekend.
So, if you think you can’t learn something from the world’s best players, you’re mistaken. And this month, we’ve got 101 nuggets of advice from many of the top-100 golfers on the planet (plus a couple of legends and current coaches). There are some brilliant tips from page 55. You may not be able to bomb it 325 on the fly like Rory or Dustin, but you can try Justin Rose’s favourite putting drill in the five minutes before you tee off this weekend…
Chris Jones, Editor
Inside the issue of TG
101 Of the best Tour Tips
From shots and strategies to physical and mental fitness, the world’s best players and coaches share their tips to improve your game.
p56: The Basics | p58 Better Practice | p60 Smarter Strategy | p62 Better driving | p65 Rory’s six best tips | p66 accurate iron play | p67 Gear | p68 Bunker Play | p70 Short Game | p72 putting precision | p74 mental game | p75 fitness
BIG INTERVIEW: TOM LEWIS
Remember Tom Lewis? The decorated amateur who led the open, turned pro and won on the European tour in just his third start? After losing his game and his love for golf, he’s back in the winners’ circle and playing better than ever. But it’s not been an easy journey…
Andrew Cotter contemplates the condensed major schedule and argues for one of the game’s four biggest events of the year to be moved around the world – rather than having one in the UK and three in the United States.
Meanwhile, Nick Dougherty answers your questions: From his best tips to his most embarrassing moment on TV and three golf courses in the UK he considers the hidden gems of the country.
There have never been more options when it comes to choosing the clubs for the top of your bag… here’s how to make sure you get it right in our gapping test.
PLUS find out which which GPS-enabled compact electric trolley triumphed in our Motocaddy/Powakaddy head-to-head, how Callaway’s oversized Supersoft Magna stacks up against the popular ERC Soft, and what four readers made of the TaylorMade Spider X Putters.
The Playlist: Course Features
In this month’s playlist, read all about our Dream Destination in the Seychelles and our insider’s guide to the Dominican Republic’s Casa de Campo.
Plus: Our guide to links golf in Scotland, Ireland’s new Ryder Cup venue, the unsung Welsh links that costs just £25 a round… and would you take on this 7,875 yard layout in England?
The Good Grip Guide
When was the last time you thought about new grip technology and the impact that your only connection to your club can have on your game? It’s the only link between our body and the club, so why don’t we give grips the attention they deserve? Worn or slick grips – the kind you see all the time on the tee at your club – will have a major impact on your scores. General usage, oils on your hands, UV light, dirt, whether you wear a glove and other natural elements will wear down the rubber in your grips, just like a car’s tyres.
Over time, grips tend to lose their tackiness and traction and the more you play, the more you should replace your grips. Holding a slick grip tighter will cut club speed and cost distance. Worn grips may also slip, causing a loss of accuracy. If any of that sounds familiar, here’s everything you need to know about choosing and replacing a new set of grips, including which models might suit you best.
My Life in Golf: Jermaine Jenas
The former Newcastle, Spurs and England star on being nicknamed ‘Tiger’ and why it’s Alan Shearer’s fault he’s never been to the Masters
From the men and women who went to extreme lengths to raise money for charity to the competitions on this year you don’t want to miss out on entering, a Q&A with the European Tour’s player liasons man and a quick-fire 18 with Roger Champman – who reckons he’d fare pretty well on the Great British Bake Off
In this month’s play better section: Five ways to make sure you get out of bunkers every time, plus tips, drills, fitness advice from Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson’s trainer and a focus on the mental side of the game.
We’ve got THREE big prizes to give away this month! We’ve teamed up with Bridgestone Golf to offer two lucky readers a year’s supply of golf balls (12 dozen), with Motocaddy to offer one golfer to win a Motocaddy M3 Pro golf trolley WITH a Pro-Series bag, and with Costa Navarino to give you the chance to win a four-night stay for two plus golf at the award-winning resort