Golf Digest editors picks

October 2014

Golf Digest October 2014 Table of Contents
Cover story

Michelle Wie's 5 Ways to Light it Up

Why the U.S. Women's Open champ is having a breakout year (and what you can learn from it).

Features

The Grit Factor

Getting to the heart of what makes winners vs. losers.

Editor's Letter

The grittiest of them all.

Music's Top 100 Golfers

Golf has forever drawn the biggest names in music. Here are our favorite artists of today who play as often as they can.

Pitch To Any Pin

Adjust your setup and swing to control distance and spin.

Load and Explode

Two moves to rip your driver.

Ryder Cup Preview

Ryder Road 'Dogs

Why the U.S. team traveling to Scotland looks overmatched (again).

My Shot: Luke Donald

On his brief career as a singer, how he drew on his evil side to become World No. 1, and why a leaf can help with Ryder Cup pressure.

Tom Watson's Last Hurrah

After a career of major moments, he's been waiting for another go at the Ryder Cup (and another Open at St. Andrews).

Play Your Best

The Big Swing

6 fundamentals for hitting pose-worthy tee shots.

Jack Nicklaus

Play to your strengths on a double fairway

Hank Haney

Fixed on Twitter: Get rid of that slice.

Butch Harmon

You might be giving up yards if you insist on keeping your head down.

Sean Foley

Putting practice that works.

Swing Sequence

Hideki Matsuyama, who's just 22, has already won on the PGA Tour.

David Leadbetter

Hit the open-face wedge shot that stops quickly.

Why'd I Do That?

Avoid this short-game flub.

Tom Watson

How to play off tight lies.

The Driver Guy

Taking divots on the tee box? Leave some sod for us.

GOLF EQUIPMENT

Equipment: Drivers

Speed is the ticket to more distance.

When You Need Less Than Driver

Find out whether a fairway wood or driving iron is right for you.

What's In My Bag

Sergio Garcia's driver is unlike any other.

COLUMNS / THE GOLF LIFE
Think Young, Play Hard
Patrick Rodgers tied some of Tiger's college records. Now he's ready for the tour.

Ask Golf Digest
How to make better contact early in your round.

The Pour
Rum is aged similarly to bourbon and whiskey and is a great post-round drink.

What I Pack
Inside tour pro Morgan Hoffmann's travel bag.

Fitness: The Core
Three exercises that help build forearm strength.

Undercover Tour Pro
Slow play should be considered cheating.

Sweet Spot: Whistler
This resort town in the mountains has become a golf destination up north.

Golf & Business
Microsoft's former CEO, and current NBA owner, is a serious golf nut.

The Fringe
Why you should combine a golf trip with hiking.

On The Tee
Lizette Salas' inspirational rise in professional golf.

Closeout
How to avoid paying a bet.
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