September 2011

Golf Digest September 2011 Table of Contents
Cover photo: Nathaniel Welch

Athletes Issue

Cover Story: A New Generation

Who says golfers can't be athletes? Dustin Johnson puts that argument to rest.

Our Golf Combine: How Do You Size Up?

Think you're fit enough to be a golfer? Pass our set of tests to see how you rate.

Tiger, the Athlete

As a result of his absence, we miss watching Tiger Woods' profound athleticism.

Muscles in Motion

Jim Furyk's golf swing, using motion-detection technology

Surgical Strike

These cutting-edge medical treatments can keep you from going under the knife.

Where It Hurts

Avoid five common golf injuries.

10 Rules

On being an athlete.

Swing Sequence

Power-hitter Gary Woodland

Instant Distance

You don't have to be an athlete to smash it -- cooking spray yields (illegal) yards.


My Shot: Sean Foley

Tiger's coach opens up,
with Guy Yocom

Safety in Numbers

Golf remains an oasis for our public-service heroes.

Ranking: The Top 100

17 firemen, cops, and prison officers are scratch or better.

Golf Equipment

New Looks

Picking a hybrid can be a confusing task; make sure you choose the right one.

What's In My Bag

Aaron Baddeley

How To

My Checklist

Get a chip shot to check

Breaking 100/90/80

Steal My Feel

Practice with your eyes shut.

Hank Haney

Short game: What creates loft -- and how to increase it

Hit Better Irons From Tight Lies

Use my knockdown draw for solid contact and control.

David Leadbetter

Learn to swivel your chin to bomb your tee shots

Butch Harmon

3 keys: The downhill slider

Tom Watson

The tip that helped me win this year's Senior PGA

Sean Foley

Like Justin Rose and Tiger, think pause at the top

Jim McLean

Can't take a divot? Here's the only tip you need

Flick & Nicklaus

Here's how Jack's swing starts from the ground up

Golf Travel

Away Game

Looking for a getaway? Turning Stone Resort in upstate New York has three championship courses.

Long Drives

The comforts of an Acura station wagon made for a smooth ride to Palm Springs.


An avid golfer debates with our architecture guru.


Three more well-planned buddies trips


Jerry Tarde
Athletic golfers in history

Golf Saved My Life
"I felt like an idiot for thinking I'd be better off dead."
By Greg Perez, Sr. with Max Adler

Tim Rosaforte
Harrison Frazar and Fredrik Jacobson are two family men who have finally won on tour

Jaime Diaz
The LPGA Tour's top players Yani Tseng and Jiyai Shin aren't your typical rivals

David Fay
A case for President Obama to increase his transparency by getting a handicap

Victory Bell
Keegan Bradley continues his family's winning tradition

White lies: Procedures for out-of-bounds situations

Double duty: Wear this to work if you're playing later

Junior Golf
We recognize five leaders in youth-golf development

Local Knowledge
Golf movies tarnish the silver screen.
By Guy Yocom

Golf Digest Woman
Stacy Lewis, the luck o' the Irish, and observing to learn.
By Stina Sternberg

Peter Finch: Money Clip
How a Carolina businessman keeps buying private clubs.
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