Golf Digest February 2012 Table of Contents
Cover photo by Peter Schafrick

Hot List 2012:
Our Annual Equipment Ranking

The most comprehensive club reviews are in--consult this year's Hot List results

Editor's Choice

Which four clubs need to be in your bag? Our editors picked their standouts
Lesson Tee / How To

Swing Sequence: Charl Schwartzel

Striving for consistency.

Butch Harmon

Check your ball position to hit your hybrids solid

Tom Watson

Tough shot: How to play the high lob to a tight pin

Sean Foley

Why you shouldn't be thinking, Sweep it off the tee

David Leadbetter

One simple setup change for crisp chip shots.

Jim McLean

Got a slice? You won't believe where I want you to aim.

Steal My Feel

Get good at more than just one shot around the green.

My Checklist

Be ready to make every putt.

Foolproof Wedges

Learn to adjust to different distances, and save strokes from inside 100 yards.

Make 98 Percent Of Your 4-Footers

My tips on alignment, setup and stroke will have you cashing in from short range.

5 Keys For More Distance

Hint ... stop trying to imitate the modern tour player.

Breaking 100/90/80

Have a breakthrough year by practicing effectively.


The Golf Digest 50

Working harder for the money: Who made the most money on and off the course in 2011?

A New Role For Bill Clinton

The president steps in as a tournament host and offers his thoughts on the game he loves.

Golf Travel

Away Game

Heading to Phoenix? You'll get your fix and find great golf within the city limits.

Long Drives

From Tampa to Sarasota in the luxurious Jaguar XJL Supersport.


Editor's Letter: Jerry Tarde
Another example of Golf Digest's new mantra--THINK YOUNG, PLAY HARD--is Jamie Sadlowski, two-time world long-drive champion

Golf Saved My Life
The game was my respite from a partner with OCD.

Golf Digest Awards
Since 1954, we've recognized the best players. Yani Tseng's 11 wins grabbed our attention and World Player of the Year.

Shoulder the load: Protect your rotator-cuff muscles

Money Clip
In equipment shopping, timing can be everything.

Hungover Caddie
An apology to the board

Making the rounds
Golf balls weren't enough to stop Zac the Doberman

Ask Stina
Don't be intimidated at the range, plus tips for old clubs

Winter blues, and some reminders on equipment

Saying goodbye to some special figures in our game.
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