December 2011

Golf Digest December 2011 Table of Contents
Cover photo by Walter Iooss Jr.


Cover Story: Simpson's Way To Make Them All

My belly putter: It's how I roll.

Long Putters: Clutch Or Crutch?

Is this just the latest fad?

Gut Check

How longer putters work, plus the newest models.

Can't-Miss Fix For Yippers

Try knee-putting -- it works!

The Garner Files

Hollywood's James Garner has had plenty of adventures on and off the golf course.

2011's New Courses

Designers had a tough year.

Lesson Tee

My Checklist: Ian Poulter

To win matches, be aggressive.

Swing Sequence

Martin Laird's effortless power.

Sean Foley

Tiger's squat adds distance -- and it can for you, too.

Tom Watson

Check your setup: You're probably too far from the ball.

Best Young Teachers

Picture a pancake in the sand.

David Leadbetter

Power comes from coiling, not just from making a full turn.

Flick & Nicklaus

Try Jack's swing trigger (he copied it from Sam Snead).

Rick Smith

Face up to the lob shot.

Butch Harmon

How to use your right side.

Hank Haney

Good footwork fixes your faults.

Steal My Feel

Why I switched to left-hand-low.

What The Pros Feel At Impact

Six ways to achieve a perfect strike.

Short-Game Strategies

Before you hit that next shot.

Breaking 100/90/80

The one move you need to know.

Golf Equipment

New Looks: Irons

Projectile dysfunction: Ask your fitter if a new set is right for you.

What's In My Bag

Fredrik Jacobson

Golf Travel

Vegas The Right Way

Your complete guide to the most entertaining golf destination in America.

With 52 Choices How Do You Decide?

A ranking of the 25 best courses in and around Sin City -- as selected by our course panelists -- plus a list of all the others.

Long Drives

Embarking on a trip to D.C., powered by battery.


Our experts debate Pete Dye's French Lick.


Jerry Tarde
Belly putters and their influence on the game.

Golf Saved My Life
How a round at Pebble Beach with Dad paid dividends.
By Todd Bramson with Max Adler

Tim Rosaforte
Norman wants the Cup badly.

Dave Kindred
The mystery of Bobby Jones and "his" green jacket.

Dan Jenkins
The book on Tiger's texts.

Dream Team
In honor of the Presidents Cup, we assembled the all-time best match-play team.
By Cliff Schrock

Power food for game day.

Color coding: What's at stake if your ball finds the drink?

Perfect presents for any golfer.

Ask Stina
Alternate-shot strategy.

Hungover Caddie
Live golf beats TV viewing.

My Tech
Face value: An alternative to making telephone calls.
By David Owen

Money Clip
A $100 million fundraiser.
By Peter Finch

Whiff: Golf's feared five-letter word, and how to proceed.
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