November 2012

Golf Digest November 2012 Table of Contents
Photo by Dom Furore

Cover Story: Changing The Cycle

A history with alcohol gave Ernie Els the push to pull back from the party life--and win another major championship.


Putting The Zeal In New Zealand

The bold and the beautiful, on and off the course.

A Glimpse Inside The Soul Of Pro Golf

How religion has emerged in a world where the meek don't inherit the money title.


My Checklist

How to hit it long and straight.

2012-13: America's Best Young Teachers

Tips for every facet of the game and all levels of play.

Your Biggest Mistake

Stats don't lie: Golfers can't be trusted out of greenside sand.

Basics: Putting

18 tips to help you figure out the greens.

Swing Sequence:
Ernie Els

The Big Easy channeled Jack Nicklaus for more power.

Golf Travel

Away Game

Feeling like a big shot in Southern California.

Long Drives

Nashville to Asheville, N.C., in a 2013 Hyundai Equus.

Alternate Shot

Bandon Dunes' short course

The Grid

Must-play public golf near college football stadiums.
Golf Instruction

Golf Digest Live

How to fix your slice mid-round with our new app.

Tom Watson

Let your left foot and hip trigger your transition.

Steal My Feel

My stance width is the only variable.

Butch Harmon

How to hit solid irons.

Jim Flick

The four steps to becoming confident on the course.

Rick Smith

How to beat a fried-egg lie.

Hank Haney

Turn to stop chunking chips.

Golf Equipment

New Looks

Understanding the complexities of bounce.

What's In My Bag

Keegan Bradley


Jerry Tarde: Editor's Letter
And this year's Green Star Award goes to...

The hub for women golfers.

Golf Saved My Life:
A golf pro taught me to be a better doctor.
Final Shot:
What Augusta's membership decision means for women.
Hungover Caddie:
If our goal is great rapport, we can't have mixed signals.

Think Young, Play Hard:
Nicolas Colsaerts' length and athleticism are assets that made him a Ryder Cup pick.
Making The Rounds:
A father and son both eagle Cypress Point's par-4 eighth.

Test your bunker knowledge.

GD Lab:
Forgiving drive-range mats could be hurting your swing.

Effective exercises for you.

Mr. Style:
These watches define classy.

Funny and familiar swings.
GD Woman:
Na Yeon Choi, 23, is playing world-class golf now that she's living on her own.
My Tech:
Accessories I can't travel without.
Money Clip:
Humane solutions to bitter golf disputes.
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