Bunkered__Issue_157_2017, Hit It Long and Straight

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  Issue 157 ã £4.45 @BunkeredOnline | bunkered.co.uk EXCLUSIVE   HOW  IS REWRITING HISTORY - ON HIS OWN TERMS  /  P38 OPEN RECAP    TOUR BALLSREVIEWED! THE MAN BEHIND PXG   󰀭 , ... 󰀭   PING G400 REVIEWED  HIT IT  LONG   AND    STRAIGHT!   LUKE DONALD LIFE BEGINS AT 40 EXCLUSIVE!BIRDIES 4 RHINOS  JORDAN SPIETH  TWITTER.COM/BUNKEREDONLINE   3 bunkered   cannot accept any responsibility for any unsolicited manuscripts or transparencies. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior permission of the publisher. While every care has been taken to ensure accuracy, PSP Media Group Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions within the information provided. From time to time, telephone calls may be recorded for training purposes. ISSN 1363-6561Scottish Publisher of the Year 2011Consumer Magazine Editor of the Year 2010Consumer Magazine Editor of the Year 2008Scottish Brand Development of the Year 2008Scottish Publisher of the Year 2006Scottish Consumer Magazine of the Year 2004 Bryce Ritchie, Editor    Bryce_N4 EDITORIAL Editor   Bryce Ritchie @Bryce_N4  Assistant Editor   Michael McEwan @MMcEwanBunkered  Staff Writer   David Cunninghame @D_Cunninghame    Staff Writer (online)  Martin Inglis @MartinInglis_ Editorial Intern  Chris Doyle CONTRIBUTORS Dougie Donnelly, Kevin Craggs, Scott Clark, Andrew Jowett, David Patrick, Murray Urquhart, Steve Johnston, Andy Carlton, David Orr & Robert Mitchell ADVERTISING  Sales Manager    Ann Liddle  Sales  Will McGrath & Andy Robertson ART & PRODUCTION Head of Art & Production Cheryl Gilbert  Art & Design  Alison Stark, Steve Curran & Anne Collatin  Art & Design Interns Emma Hope, Paige Graham & Briony Clements Production Department   Louise Harkins Editorial Secretaries   Tracey Campbell, Louise Hope, Leanne Thorpe & Amy Garwell PHOTOGRAPHY Kenny Smith, Eve Conroy, Liam Reid and David J. Whyte Photographs Supplied   Getty Images, Adobe Stock, Fotolia.com, Press Association SUBSCRIPTIONS  Subscriptions Enquiries  0141 353 1715  Sales Information Desk   0141 353 2222 Fax   0141 332 3839 Email   sales@bunkered.co.uk / letters@bunkered.co.uk PUBLISHER    Paul Grant COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR   Thomas Lovering PSP Media Group Ltd,  PSP House, 50 High Craighall Road, Craighall Business Park, Glasgow, G4 9UD Tel  0141 353 2222 Email  letters@bunkered.co.uk Web  bunkered.co.uk twitter.com/bunkeredonline facebook.com/bunkeredmagazine youtube.com/BunkeredOnline instagram.com/bunkered_mag Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations WELCOME he busiest two weeks of the year have come and gone and I have failed as a parent to introduce my child to golf. And it doesn’t look like the game’s going to be in his future, either. My five-year-old son’s first trip to watch the golf at Dundonald Links was scrapped when the weather front came in on the Saturday. Introducing him to 30mph winds and torrential rain would have made him hate the game from the off. So, we scrapped that idea and watched it on the couch. I did, anyway. A few days later, after returning mid-week from Birkdale, my TV was a no-go area for anyone else in the house that weekend. When Rory was announced onto the first tee on the Saturday, my boy said: “Is that Rory McIlroy?” I said yes, and explained that Rory made bucketloads of money playing golf. “Do you want to be a golfer when you’re older?” I asked him.“No,” he said.“Then what do you want to do?”“I want to stay home all day and watch TV,” he said.There’s no arguing with that. The R&A just couldn’t have asked for a better winner than Jordan Spieth, and if he goes on to win the US PGA this year, he’ll be the youngest to win the Grand Slam. Comparisons with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus are not popular, but they are justified. If you don’t think Spieth deserves such treatment, then don’t turn to page 40, where Jack v Tiger v Jordan   forms part of our Open recap. If, however, there’s only one thing you read in this issue, make it Who’s Your Daddy?   PXG founder Bob Parsons is a dot-com billionaire with one hell of a story to tell, which Michael McEwan illustrates beautifully. Enjoy the issue.   T bunkered is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint please contact [0141 353 2222]. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit www.ipso.co.uk.
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