August 2015

Golf Digest August 2015
Photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

Happiness Issue

Play Golf, Be Happy

Helping you find golf bliss.

Why Good Golfers Are Happy Fools

Science says you'll play better if you lie to yourself.

The Big 3 of Chill: Rickie, Rory & Jordan

These new superstars show us how to play like kids again.

The 9 Most Cheerful Courses in America

Where joy isn't just a byproduct, it's the main industry.

A Bull Without Horns?

Playing without keeping score is harder than it looks.

Why 21 Equals Happiness

It's the most elusive number in golf.

Every Putt Breaks Right For Somebody

A mini-history of rims and stifled grins.

Hooking Up

For those who've had sex on a course, it's a ball.

Editor's Letter

Happiness in a shot.

PGA Preview

Remembering Dustin Johnson's bunker mishap, we're back at Whistling Straits.

1,012 Bunkers?! (Yep, 56+ Per Hole)

The PGA returns to Whistling Straits--where there's even more sand now.

Features

The New Tour Bomber

Tony Finau on gaining respect as a PGA Tour rookie.

Automatic From 100 Yards

Tips from five top teachers on how to knock it stiff.

Your 5 Most Wanted Shots

From tee to green, fine-tune your game now.

Add Distance: Turn & Burn

Use your lower body for more power.

Pitch & Putt Like a Tour Pro

The moves you need to make--or not make.

Take It To The Top

Here's what I work on going back.

Swing Sequence: Justin Thomas

How does a 145-pound kid average 300-plus yards?

Sean Foley

An easy way to start striping your irons.

David Leadbetter

How to groove your downswing.

Why'd I Do That?

No more thin shots from fairway bunkers.

Tom Watson

All great putters do these two things.

Slice Fix

3 drills to straighter tee shots.

Equipment: Small Wonders

What you need to know about "mini" drivers.

What's In My Bag

Young bomber Brooks Koepka

COLUMNS / THE DIGEST

Man on Golf
Golf with a broken neck.

Think Young, Play Hard
These TV stars love golf and have ideas to update it.

The Core
Ways to avoid skin cancer.

Undercover on Tour
When pros quit in the middle of a tournament.

Style
Khakis forever.

Rules
The cans and can'ts of bunker play.

Ask Golf Digest
Guitar riffs between shots?

Closeout
This is what America's most miserable golfer looks like.

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