August 2012

Golf Digest August 2012 Table of Contents

Cover Story

How To Hit Greens

From ball-striking to strategy.

... And Make Birdies

Secrets for sinking putts like a maestro.

PGA Championship Preview

The Essential Pete Dye

His Ocean Course at Kiawah Island provides a PGA test.

Profile: Keegan Bradley

Livin' the life with the PGA champ, from a family that knows how to have fun.

Rowdy Ryder Cup

The PGA returns to the scene of the 1991 matches that became known (for better or worse) as The War by The Shore.


My Checklist

Get your swing back.

Tiger's Miracle Memorial Flop Shot

Setup and swing keys to hit superhuman wedge shots, like the one Tiger holed.

Get Your Power Back

Simple tips to gain distance.

Basics: Scoring

Our complete guide for turning your 95 into an 85.

Swing Sequence: Kyle Stanley

He's slight but he bombs it.

Golf Travel

Away Game

When the weather's good, Chicago is among the nation's best golf cities.

Ambush: Arkansas

Six enjoyable courses within 15 minutes of each other.
Golf Instruction

Tom Watson

Why knee flex is important.

Sean Foley

Think left on bunker shots.

Butch Harmon

One fix to stop hitting that weak drop-kick.

David Leadbetter

The modern way to chip.

Steal My Feel: Geoff Ogilvy

A pro's practice routine for putting.

Jim McLean

Slap your palms to release.

Hank Haney

Hit solid irons every time.

Golf Equipment

New Looks

Why you need a new 4-iron.

What's In My Bag

Masters runner-up Louis Oosthuizen.

Hot List: Push Carts

Make the game loads easier.


Jerry Tarde: Editor's Letter
Rule No. 1: Have fun.

BogeyPro Golf's Chance Manning:
Proven method: Taking off your pants helps your swing.

Golf Saved My Life:
Playing again after a car accident erased golf from my memory.
Think Young, Play Hard:
The scrappy former 'Bama star Bud Cauley is rolling his early success into a career on the PGA Tour.
Test your match-play smarts with this quiz that will keep your buddies on their toes.

Mr. Style:
Protect yourself from the sun with sporty sunglasses, sunscreen and UPF attire.

Local Knowledge: Ask Stina
Fashion tips for your teenager.

On The Tee:
A global search for the game's most creative tee markers.

Hungover Caddie:
I hate litter on the course.

My Tech:
How to pack for your next golf trip.

Dave Kindred:
Tracking how Mr. 55 made his way into the record books.

Who's gotten screwed out of the most majors?
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