We take a look inside the Open 2016 edition of Golf Monthly, which includes 32 pages devoted to the upcoming battle at Troon. We also feature a putting instruction special and our 2016 Putter Test, alongside the usual jam-packed instruction, equipment and courses sections… 1. Our 32-page Open previewBill Elliott kicks off our Open section with his traditional preview before we take an in-depth look at the course and hear from some of the players hoping to raise the Claret Jug. 2. Putting instruction special peter-uihlein We feature 12 pages of putting instruction, including advice from Peter Uihlein and an analysis of what you can learn from some of the best putters in the world. 3. Adam Scott interview scott The Australian tells us why Major championships are his focus, rather than Olympic gold. 4. Destination Golf Stone-Forest-Leader's-Peak-11-(PC---Ryan-Farrow) We take a look at some of the best courses in the UK and abroad, including the extraordinary Leaders’ Peak layout at Stone Forest in China. 5. Inside Mizuno Chuo-forger-movement-8583 Golf Monthly travelled to Japan to discover the secrets of Mizuno’s iron forging process. 6. The 2016 Putter Test PUTTER-TEST We run the rule over 51 of the latest flat sticks to help you improve your putting prowess. 7. Phil Mickelson interview mickelson How he transformed himself from Open struggler to 2013 Champion Golfer of the Year. 8. The latest new gear Gear-02 We look at the XXIO 9 range, as well as new releases from Yonex, Odyssey, Stewart Golf and PowaKaddy. 9. The best new gear tested tested-1 We put the PowaKaddy Touch through its paces as well as the Ping G driver, Cobra King F6 irons and FootJoy’s VersaLuxe shoes.