August 2011

Golf Digest August 2011 Table of Contents
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The South's Going To Rise Again

The new grass at Atlanta Athletic Club will open up other areas of the country for major championships.

Greg Norman's Past

A volatile career lavished him with riches but left some bruises.
Golf Equipment: Power Surge

Is The Driver Dead?

Despite recent rule changes aimed at limiting performance, driver technology is still thriving.

We Created A Monster

How a mild-mannered father of four gained 44 yards off the tee.

Power Tools

One of these 15 new drivers will give your game a charge.

How To Bomb It!

My keys will help you win your next long-drive contest.

Swing Sequences

Robert Garrigus and Brittany Lincicome

What you can learn from the longest hitters on tour.

What's In My Bag

Spain's Alvaro Quiros averages 300-plus yards

Buy A Better Game

New research shows golfers want to work on their games but buy new clubs instead.

Pitch It Close

Adjust your setup and release to get to any hole location.

How To Get Down

Shift to your front side, then turn your body through.

Four Steps To Better Putting

Set up the same way every time -- here's how.

Teach A Kid Golf

How youngsters can develop golf skills on the playground.

Breaking 100/90/80

Fix your faults with these creative practice swings.
Lesson Tee

Tom Watson

Try my favorite drill for grooving a powerful release

David Leadbetter

Use a water bottle to unify your putting stroke

Sean Foley

To make a full turn, focus on your hips, not your shoulders

Flick & Nicklaus

Simple tips for fixing your swing during a round

Steal My Feel

Forget your lob wedge; get the ball rolling right away.

Hank Haney

Self-test: Do your clubs fit your body and swing?

Golf Travel

Long Drives: A Grand Plan

From Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Road Less Traveled

A trip to the Northwest of Ireland reveals outstanding courses -- and modest prices.


Jerry Tarde
The hero fit

Golf Saved My Life
Recalling rounds with my dad.
By Bruce Moran

Tim Rosaforte
Luke Donald gets rugby tough

Ask Stina
Blasting music on the course; playing with a beginner

Dan Jenkins
Press hotels from hell

David Fay
A confession: How I gave Ben Hogan's 1-iron a test-drive

True Roll
Scotland's Martin Laird is a PGA Tour player on the rise

Know the regulations when severe weather approaches

Book Reviews
Books for rainy days and long layovers
Edited By Cliff Schrock

Summer Golf
Arm yourself in the battle against skin cancer

My Tech: David Owen
Capturing and preserving your golf-trip memories.

Peter Finch: Money Clip
Do you belong to a club whose developer wants you to buy it?
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