Golf Digest editors picks

APRIL 2010

Golf Digest April 2010 Table of Contents

THE MASTERS

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Readers share memories of their first Masters. These vignettes are paired with photos taken by Larry Fink

ONLINE SURVEY
Would you wear a speedo for free badges?

SWEET SIXTEEN
The Augusta par 3 ranks among the best for spectators

TOURNAMENT INFO

HOW TOUGH IS AUGUSTA?
Twenty years after going undercover to rate the course, our guy does it again
By Dean Knuth

GROOVES
How much will the new rule affect Augusta's setup?
By Mike Stachura

SHOWTIME FOR PHIL
Four years after his last major and nearing 40, Mickelson knows his moment is now
By Jaime Diaz

JACK AND ARNOLD
The two longtime competitors will serve as honorary starters
By Dan Jenkins

GARY PLAYER
Perhaps playing in 52 Masters wasn't enough
By Jaime Diaz

Features

EVERYBODY LOVES ERNIE

The past few years have been difficult for the Big Easy

EYE OF THE STORM

Tiger Woods struggles to regain control of his life, and his golf
TRAVEL DIGEST

Away Game

Orlando is a primo golf destination, and a great place to meet the King

Long Drives

Atlanta to Talladega in a Dodge Challenger

Ambush

A buddies trip on Alabama's RTJ Trail

The Grid

New public golf courses on tour

Q&A

With Yogi Berra
HOW TO

Bonus Tip: Rick Smith

Trigger your chipping touch

Make Me Better

Back to basics, where you need it most: iron play

Hit Every Fairway

Learn to control your swing, and work the ball both ways.

Shots I've Learned From Major Winners

Three escapes you need to know.

10 Rules

How to survive winter breaks, slumps, other game-changers

Breaking 100/90/80

Try my building-block system
LESSON TEE

Swing Sequence: Phil Mickelson

Analysis by Butch Harmon

Tom Watson

Stay left on downhill shots

Steal My Feel

Create space to hit a draw

David Leadbetter

Hover the club to beat tension

Flick & Nicklaus

Feel the weight of the putter

Lorena Ochoa

Under pressure, check your grip
EQUIPMENT

New Looks

Your irons might be more outdated than they appear

What's In My Bag?

Tim Clark

Bomb & Gouge

How low do shoes need to go?

Hot List: Gloves

Our judges selected 14 gold and silver medalists
COLUMNS
Jerry Tarde:
Range rats and elephants
Tim Rosaforte:
The press loves Paddy
David Owen:
Embracing indoor golf
Golf Saved My Life:
By Keith Anderson with Max Adler
Game on:
Test your golf-trivia knowledge
THE DIGEST
Opener:
The Molinari brothers are ready for Augusta
Rules:
Three common ones to commit to memory
Fitness:
Exercises you can do in your hotel room
Style:
Six commemorative versions of classic timepieces
Ask Stina
How to tell a golf buddy he's no longer welcome
Closeout:
How does Jamie Sadlowski bomb it?

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