Golf Digest editors picks

May 2011

Golf Digest May 2011 Table of Contents
Cover photo by Dom Furore

How To

Cover Story: 3 Keys To Great Driving

What I do when I want to hit it long -- or straight.

My Checklist: Kevin Na

Tips for hitting a fairway wood off the deck.

Chip. Pitch. Lob.

A refresher course on greenside fundamentals.

Here's What Tiger's Working On

Book Bonus: My Key To Consistency

How to find and control the low point of your swing.

Breaking 100/90/80

Master your third shot.

David Leadbetter

Pitching: How to dig the ball out of deep rough.

Steal My Feel

Go at 90 percent for power.

Butch Harmon

Late to the tee? Try my 10-minute warm-up

Flick & Nicklaus

For smarter tee shots, be negative, then positive

Rick Smith

A simple trick for rolling it close from long range

Best Young Teachers

Picture snakes in the sand to groove a bunker swing.
Feature

Matteo Manassero

At 17 going on 30, he has ambitions that go beyond the borders of Italy.
100 Greatest

Spheres of Influence

Many courses on our list of America's 100 Greatest take their cues from the top.

Breaking The Tie

We put the two courses tied at No. 100 in a head-to-head match.

Deferred Gratitude

Updates at Los Angeles C.C. and Pinehurst No. 2 touch on every criterion of our rankings

Personalized Top 10s

We asked, and they told us

Best In State

How does your course rank?

Equipment

Hot List: Balls

Since you get what you pay for, our 2011 Hot List makes the case for expensive balls.

What's In My Bag

Jonathan Byrd

COLUMNS / THE DIGEST

Jerry Tarde:
Eye contact and social media

Golf Saved My Life:
By Gary Weinstein, with Max Adler

Tim Rosaforte:
Honoring Frank Chirkinian

Jaime Diaz:
As Sandy Tatum explains, the thrill in life is in going for it

David Fay:
The simple act of marking a golf ball has caused its share of controversy over the years

Dave Shedloski: On The Tee
Steve Marino is among a group of talented players seeking a first PGA Tour title.

Rules:
Practice can be costly if you don't know the rules

Fitness:
The best energy bars for golfers; and combining exercises for an efficient workout

Ask Stina:
Handling the temperaments of pace-of-play bullies

David Owen: My Tech:
Dissecting Augusta's sub-terranean turf-conditioning system.

Peter Finch: Money Clip
We know tour pros make a ton of money, but are they generous tippers?

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