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Golf Digest February 2009

Table of Contents

February Cover

Cover Photo By Jim Herity

February 2009

HOT LIST 2009

ANNUAL EQUIPMENT RANKING
We select 116 gold and silver medalists, plus tips on how to play them

DRIVERS
Drivers over $350
Drivers under $350

FAIRWAY WOODS

HYBRIDS

IRONS
Game-improvement
Super game-improvement
Player's

WOMEN'S CLUBS
Your game is worth an upgrade

WEDGES

PUTTERS
Blades over $200
Blades under $200
Mid-mallets
Mallets

BEST VALUES
How about a full set for less than $1,000?

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: STEWART CINK
Analysis by Butch Harmon

TIGER WOODS
How to hit your irons longer

ANNIKA SORENSTAM
My three keys for pitching uphill

DAVID LEADBETTER
Control your distance on wedge shots

TOM WATSON
How to prepare for an important shot

JIM MCLEAN
U.S. Open shots you can play

HOW TO

FEATURED TIP: JIM FLICK
Add rhythm to your putting stroke

10 RULES: DRIVING
Longer and straighter
By Nick Price

WINTER FITNESS
16 exercises to power up your swing
By Mark Verstegen with Ron Kaspriske

PUTTING MYTHS
How to groove a reliable stroke
By Pat O'Brien

BREAKING 100-90-80
Get ready for spring
By Steve Brady

COLUMNISTS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter
DAVID OWEN: Electoral golf
STINA STERNBERG: Handshake or kiss?
DAN JENKINS: Time for a pop quiz
JAIME DIAZ: Learning to be tough

FEATURES

THE NEW FIRST GOLFER
Playing golf was not Barack Obama's idea, but it has become one of his true loves
By Don Van Natta Jr.

Q&A: TOMMY ARMOUR III
The grandson of the Silver Scot takes us on a vicarious trip through his worl
By Rich Lerner

U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE
There's still time to impress the judges for a chance to play Bethpage Black with Michael Jordan and two other celebs in the second Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge

THE GOLF DIGEST 50
Golf's top-50 earners stay ahead of the game
By Ron Sirak

PASSINGS OF 2008
Remembering Tempestuous Tommy, the Real McKay, Ol' Sarge and more
by Cliff Schrock

THE DIGEST

GOLF DIGEST AWARDS 2008: We honor the best in the game
RULES: Your point of view could cost you
RANKING: The Top Golfing Presidents

TRAVEL DIGEST

MYRTLE, FROM STEM TO STERN
The Grand Strand
By Matt Ginella

THE FRUGAL GOLFER
Online price choppers

Q&A: TOM DOAK
In this Web-extra interview Tom Doak talks about being a caddie at St. Andrews, his favorite golf courses and shares his best travel advice.

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