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Golf Digest August 2009

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August 2009 Cover

Cover photo by J.D. Cuban

August 2009

AMERICA'S 50 GREATEST TEACHERS

50 TIPS FROM THE BEST:
Our new ranking, plus lessons

TOP TEACHERS' MOST IMPROVED STUDENTS:
State No. 1s help five golfers

TOP TEACHERS IN YOUR STATE
As ranked by their peers

HOW TO

10 RULES: COREY PAVIN
Tips for playing a killer course

BREAKING 100-90-80
Master your mental game
By Dr. Joe Parent

LESSON TEE

JIM FLICK
How to start your putts on line

SWING SEQUENCE
Geoff Ogilvy's driver move

TIGER WOODS
High irons, low chips

LORENA OCHOA
My keys for hitting it longer

PHIL MICKELSON
Give your stroke a jump-start

TOM WATSON
Practice the shots you need

EQUIPMENT

NEW LOOKS: How good are adjustable drivers?
BOMB & GOUGE: Angel Cabrera's belly putter
WHAT'S IN MY BAG? Dustin Johnson

PGA PREVIEW

ALL GROWN UP
Hazletine National has got the hang of hosting majors
By Ron Whitten

FEATURES

LITTLE BUBBA, BIG BUBBA
There's more to Watson than the guy who kills the driver
By Jaime Diaz

U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE
How our amateurs fared in tournament conditions
By Jaime Diaz

PUBLIC GOLF
A man of the munys celebrates the soul of American golf
By Steve Rushin

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: Cheap golf & free beer
TIM ROSAFORTE: Paul Casey climbs to No. 3
DAVID OWEN: Handicaps and sandbagging
STINA STERNBERG: How good is an LPGA Tour player from the back tees?
DAN JENKINS: The PGA has its thrills
JAIME DIAZ: Next year's fashion at Augusta?

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: Prince Edward Island is a golf mecca
LONG DRIVES: From NYC to Newport, R.I., in a BMW X6
FRUGAL GOLFER: Play expensive courses for less
19TH HOLE: A taste of Myrtle Beach after dark
AMBUSH: Golfers and givers
Web extra» Video: Watch the Ambush!
Q&A WITH: Jeff Sluman

THE DIGEST

THE OPENER: New solar-powered golf carts
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARDS: These people lend a hand to young golfers
GOLF GURU: Should there be a minimum-age rule on tour?
STYLE: Shorts of choice
RULES: When do you re-drop?
FITNESS: Lose 20 pounds

J.D. Cuban
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