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Golf Digest September 2009

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September 2009

HOW TO

BONUS TIP: TOM WATSON
When -- and how -- to take a risk
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SLICE CURE: NEW STUDY REVEALS ONE KEY MOVE
1.8 million lessons prove it
By Steve Atherton
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10 RULES: RAY FLOYD
Become a chipping virtuoso

SHORT-GAME CLINIC
Get up and down every time
By Brian Gay
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20 ALL-TIME TIPS
(PLUS 5 BONUS TIPS)

Try my best lessons
By Arnold Palmer
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BREAKING 100-90-80
How to develop your driver swing and chipping stroke
By David Leadbetter

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: J.B. HOLMES
Analysis by Matt Killen
Tips Plus: Watch a video of this lesson

TIGER WOODS
Pure irons start at your feet; how to spin your wedges

JIM MCLEAN
Use gravity in the sand
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HANK HANEY
Chipping practice that works

BUTCH HARMON
Rule No. 1: Position the ball

JIM FLICK
How to putt like Tiger, Jack
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FEATURES

THE DEATH OF SPIN?
What the new grooves rule means for the game and you
By Mike Stachura

PALMER IN HIS PRIME
It's time to savor the skill and charisma that changed golf
By Tom Callahan

ARNIE TURNS 80
Fans and friends celebrate Palmer's milestone birthday

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: Arnold at 80
TIM ROSAFORTE: Arthur, Lancelot, Faldo?
DAVID OWEN: Scotland, on sale
RICH LERNER: U.S. Open champ Lucas Glover
DAN JENKINS: Tweets from the U.S. Open
JAIME DIAZ: Why pro golfers refuse to quit

EQUIPMENT

NEW LOOKS: It's important to get your irons custom-fit | Video
BOMB & GOUGE: Do you really need a new driver?
WHAT'S IN MY BAG? Brittany Lincicome

TRAVEL DIGEST

WEB-EXTRA: METRO GOLF GUIDE: Ten great golf courses to play in Atlanta
AWAY GAME: Michigan, a star-studded state for golf
Q&A: With Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo
LONG DRIVES: Chicago to Kohler in a Lexus RX350 SUV
FRUGAL GOLFER: Some top clubs now allow public play
AMBUSH: The Circle of Golf
19TH HOLE: Phil's Grill

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Anna Nordqvist
GOLF GURU: Should you always play by the rules?
SLOW PLAY: Tips for shaving 30 minutes per round
STYLE: A black shirt that doesn't absorb the sun
FITNESS: Have you had your prostate exam? It's time
YOUR WORKOUT: Stop crunching
WOMAN: Q&A with LPGA Tour star Cristie Kerr, and more
SPECIAL REPORT: The economy jolts golf architects
By Ron Whitten

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