June 2011

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

Golf & Politics

In Golf We Trust

Washington's Top 150 golfers.

Obama vs. Boehner

There's nothing like golf to help you settle differences.

Golf Digest Interview

Condi Rice

The former Secretary of State embraces golf and her "inner Phil Mickelson."

From Jackie To JFK

A golf pro and a Washington newsman recall their inside look at golf with the Kennedys.

Politics & Golf: A Delicate Balance

Politicians have been wary about how playing golf affects their image.


Congressional Acts

When it comes to traditions in championship golf, this D.C. course makes its own rules.

Something Old & New

Under Mike Davis' leadership, the USGA is pushing Pinehurst and other U.S. Open sites to create more interesting tests.
Swing Sequences

The Molinari Brothers

Francesco and Edoardo get it done in different ways.

My Checklist

Rolling your long putts close

Are You A Thrower Or A Dragger?

Find out how you swing, and why it matters.

Bunker Basics

For smarter tee shots, be negative, then positive

Breaking 100/90/80

Simple keys to gain control: setup, swing speed, strategy.

Steal My Feel

Need a lob shot? Think hook.

Tom Watson

Picking tees that keep it fun

Make Me Better

Do-it-yourself improvement

David Leadbetter

On chips, check your buttons

Hank Haney

How high you should tee it

Flick & Nicklaus

Prepare for your majors


How Low Can You Go?

The divide between a scratch and a tour pro is huge. Here's how the pros made the leap.

Open Wide & Exhale

We played a tournament at Pine Needles using 15-inch cups. The result: low scores, fast rounds and big smiles.

The Book On Beman

A new history dishes the details and some dirt on Deane Beman.

Dad's Last Shot

A final swing punctuates a life lived well at a less-hectic pace.

Away Game

Courses near Lake Tahoe are as exquisite as the clean air and the stargazing.

Long Drives: Big Easy

From Austin to New Orleans in a Ford 2011 F-150 pickup.

The Grid

The best public courses within an hour's drive of Congressional Country Club


New Looks: Secret Weapon

Transform the frustrating fairway wood into a game-changer.

What's In My Bag

Mark Wilson

Hot List: Golf Bags

Can golf bags have swag? After evaluating 77 of them, we pick 20 that do


Jerry Tarde
What is your Golf Snob Index? Find out, here

Golf Saved My Life
Making the most of two gifts.
By Howard Fields

Tim Rosaforte
Tales from the watery par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass

Dan Jenkins
The kids are all right

David Fay
Failed U.S. Open qualifiers fight back when banned

On the (17th) Tee
Tracking 3,946 tee shots over nine years at TPC Sawgrass

Quick remedies for your ailing back

Remember these rules before declaring a ball lost

Smart, bold and fun outfits

David Owen: My Tech
Having multiple monitors means you never miss golf.

Peter Finch: Money Clip
Golf at its highest level can be murderously expensive.

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