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Golf Digest December 2009

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December 2009 Cover

Cover Photo By J.D. Cuban

December 2009

HOW TO

COVER STORY: HOW TO SAVE SHOTS
5 easy ways to lower your scores
By Steve Stricker
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RULES: MASTERING THE SAND
By Luke Donald

6 STEPS TO STACK & TILT
A crash course in golf's new swing
By Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer

MY SHORT-GAME SECRETS
Focus on these four basic shots
By Phil Mickelson
Tips Plus: Watch a video of this lesson

STOP COUNTING PUTTS
My new stat tells you more
By Peter Sanders

BREAKING 100/90/80: HOW TO PUTT MY WAY
By Jack Nicklaus
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LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: HUNTER MAHAN
Analysis By Sean Foley
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TIGER WOODS
Play the chunk-and-run
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BUTCH HARMON
How to beat a slice

TOM WATSON
Holding off a hook

JIM FLICK
Sweep it from fairway sand

LORENA OCHOA
Train your eyes for better putting

DAVID LEADBETTER
The key to a good shoulder turn

BONUS TIP: HANK HANEY
Learn to compress the ball
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FEATURES

2010 GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE
The contest starts now

LEE TREVINO TURNING 70
The six-time major winner has some strong opinions
By Jaime Diaz

THE PRESIDENT'S PUTTER
A look at the annual match of Oxford & Cambridge alumni
By John Barton

BUDDIES

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
The best buddies trips are unpredictable
By Bob Carney

LET'S MAKE A DEAL
The golf destinations with the greatest shoulder seasons
By Matt Ginella

ROUND-TABLE Q&A
Six buddies-trip coordinators divulge their secrets

EQUIPMENT

NEW LOOKS: The layers of a golf ball
WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Ryan Moore

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: The ultimate IQ test
TIM ROSAFORTE: Tiger's super friends
DAVID OWEN: How (not) to talk like a golfer
STINA STERNBERG: Dealing with tacky golf gifts
DAN JENKINS: The worst years for majors
DAVE KINDRED: Wild discoveries on golf courses
GAME ON: Decode the puzzle

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: Golf on Kauai
FRUGAL GOLFER: When to use frequent-flier miles
19TH HOLE: Wynn Las Vegas

THE DIGEST

OPENER: The great golf escape
FITNESS: Brace your knees
RULES: Minimize water damage
GURU: Have scores improved?
STYLE: Holiday gift guide
UP & IN: Tiger's 179-yard 8-iron

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