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Golf Digest December 2008

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December cover

Cover Photo By Stephen Szurlej

December 2008

HOW TO

YOU CAN BE A GREAT PUTTER
Putting is my game. Here's how I do it
By Daniel Chopra

10 RULES: ANNIKA SORENSTAM
My advice for seeking a new challenge
With Ron Sirak

HOW TO BEAT UNEVEN LIES
3 steps for playing uphill, downhill, sidehill
By Todd Anderson

STRAIGHTEN YOUR BALL FLIGHT
Try these four consistency drills
By Eric Johnson

BREAKING 100-90-80
Get fit to stabilize your spine -- and swing
By Dave Phillips and Greg Rose

LESSON TEE

COVER STORY: ANTHONY KIM: NAIL EVERY SHOT
My swing keys can help you off the tee
With sequence analysis by Adam Schriber

TIGER WOODS
Downhill lie, elevated green -- what to do?

BUTCH HARMON
Take the fear out of pitching

DAVID LEADBETTER
Power or accuracy: Change your swing shape

HANK HANEY
For solid contact, keep your head steady

TOM WATSON
Start at the finish to improve your swing

JIM FLICK
How David Toms plays to the pins

RICK SMITH
Match your finish to shot length in the sand

JOHNNY MILLER
Tiger vs. Paddy for player of the year

FEATURES

GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE
Convince us in six words why you should get to play in the second Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge, at Bethpage Black in June

NEW GOLF IN ANCIENT LANDS
More reasons to make that pilgrimage to Scotland
Photographs By Stephen Szurlej

BUDDIES GOLF: ALL IN THE FAMILY
When my relatives take a road trip, there's booze, heckling and usually a little violence. Why? We're optimists
By David Owen

BUDDIES TRIP DO'S AND DON'TS
A guide for everything: planning your getaway, dividing the winnings
(and silencing the whiners)
By David Owen

POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD
Golf Digest readers share favorite buddies-trip stories

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Battle of the buckles: Bubba vs. AK
RULES: All the leaves are brown
ARCHITECTURE: Not-so-great holes on America's 100 Greatest
GOLF GURU: How long will injured Tiger remain No. 1?
FITNESS: A golfer's guide to the treadmill
STYLE: Holiday delights: Golf gifts for all
SPECIAL REPORT: GREEN COURSES: Few just say no to chemicals
By Ron Whitten

EQUIPMENT

THE LATEST GEAR: Find a putter with the science of your stroke
BOMB & GOUGE: Should the average golfer play a $4 ball?
WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Ryuji Imada

COLUMNISTS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter
DAVID OWEN: Betting without losing your shirt
TIM ROSAFORTE: Camilo Villegas is riding high
STINA STERNBERG: Dating a guy who lies about his handicap
DAVID KINDRED: Andrew Giuliani: Unruly brat or good kid?
DAN JENKINS: How the Ryder Cup was won (and lost)
JAIME DIAZ: Golf's Wisest Man: Pete Dye

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: THE ODDS OF MARCH
NCAA basketball and golf in Las Vegas

AMBUSH
Fore! on the porch
Web extra» Video: Watch the Ambush

LONG DRIVES
L.A. to Monterey in the Hyundai Genesis

Q&A WITH JEROME BETTIS
The '06 Super Bowl champ and long-time Pittsburgh Steelers' running back

THE GRID
South Carolina: great golf, attractive rates

19TH HOLE
The bar at Tampa's Old Memorial Golf Club

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