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It’s new issue day – and here at bunkered, that’s a day we like very much.

bunkered 196 has hit the shelves, and as usual it’s packed full of top-quality content.

Whether you’re after interviews with the stars, investigations, new gear or that nugget to take your game to the next level, we’ve got it all.

So if you’re a new reader, welcome, and if you’re a regular, welcome back!

Keep reading to find out why the latest issue is a must-buy…

• Club closing in on $12m restoration

• Ryder Cup ballot hit by “technical issues”

Will Zalatoris

A multitude of runner-up finishes in the majors – and now, a PGA Tour winner. It’s surely only a matter of time before Will Zalatoris adds one of the big ones to his trophy cabinet. Lewis Fraser caught up with one of the hottest properties in golf to find out more about his unique approach.

Tiger’s first coach

When Tiger Woods’ parents decided their four-year-old needed golf lessons, they turned to Rudy Duran. He sat down with Michael McEwan to reveal how he set the course for one of the greatest to ever play the game, and what it was like to coach a child prodigy.

The Malta Meeting

Even before LIV Golf split men’s professional golf work was under way to allow the Saudi-backed league to make inroads, and that included a meeting with the DP World Tour. Michael McEwan spoke to those who were there – including DP World Tour chief Keith Pelley.

Top travel

Wherever you’re looking to go on your next golf trip, we’ve got you covered. Morocco, Lisbon, Florida – it’s all here. We also give you the lowdown on the best PGA Tour venues, and how you (yes, you!) can play them.

Golf’s Silicon Valley

The PGA of America’s new home is quite something. This $550million 600-acre complex near Dallas is a “golf laboratory” which bosses say will offer the “ultimate support system” to its members. It’s also a future major venue. Allow us to give you a tour…

• McKechnie savouring PGA Cup debut

• 7 PGA Tour rookies to watch this year

The best interviews

We sat down with Alex Smalley, the PGA Tour rookie who won hearts at the Genesis Scottish Open. And there’s also a catch-up with Ryan Fox, one of the most impressive players on the DP World Tour this year. Don’t miss it.

Top tuition

The latest issue is packed full of everything you need to take your game to the next level. Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald teaches you how to read greens, and we can also reveal how to warm up like two-time major winner Justin Thomas. That’s in addition to our expert tuition panel, who are on hand to rectify every fault you can think of.

New gear

Who doesn’t love new equipment? Our gear editor James Tait runs the rule over the latest lines hitting the shelves. There’s Titleist’s new TSR drivers, TaylorMade’s ladies’ Kalea Premier range and Scotty Cameron putters, as well as all the clothing and shoes you could wish for.

Great competitions

It wouldn’t be an issue of bunkered without giving our readers a chance to win! We’ve got some great comps lined up – and the prizes are equally spectacular.

Issue 196 of bunkered is on sale from all good retailers now. If you’d like to subscribe to make sure you never miss an issue, click here.

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