January 2013

Golf Digest January 2013 Table of Contents
Cover photo by Walter Iooss Jr.

Rivals & Friends

Among golf's top tour pros, buddies relationships abound.

What A Trip

The best places for buddies getaways, and what makes them so special.


Golfers Who Give Back

Three more whose charity stands out

Birdies & Bogeys

2013 is going to have to go some to match the craziness of 2012.

My Shot: Rocco Mediate

He bargained with Ely Callaway and Evel Knievel, but even as Rocco is hitting a milestone 50th birthday, he's afraid to greet Arnold Palmer without shaving.


4 Keys To Shoot In the 80s

From tee to green, try these ways to shave some strokes.

New Series: Jack Rethinks The Swing

How my thoughts have changed with the game.

Stuff It!

Master those tricky half-wedge shots.

Swing Your Age

Depending on your flexibility, here's how I suggest you play.

1930-2012: Jim Flick

Paying tribute to one of the game's most revered swing instructors.

One-Hit Wonders

Tips and tricks for playing the par 3s.


Best New Courses: Old Scotland, New Scotland

Donald Trump's latest playground and Mike Keiser's Cabot Links highlight the year of new courses.
Golf Instruction

Swing Sequence: Tommy Gainey

A winning homemade swing

Best Young Teachers

My favorite drill for steady putting.

Tom Watson

Get accuracy and distance teeing off with a 3-wood.

Steal My Feel

How I control my scoring clubs.

Rick Smith

The secret to escaping the rough.

David Leadbetter

A better swing for the sand.

Golf Digest Live

Develop touch around the green.

Butch Harmon

My keys for striking iron shots.

Sean Foley

Simple changes to chip 'em close.

Golf Equipment

New Looks

Technology has changed putters.

What's In My Bag

Scott Stallings


Jerry Tarde: Editor's Letter
The greatness of a buddies trip.

On GolfDigest.com
The top golf-game apps.

Hungover Caddie:
What I think of reinstated amateurs and where they belong.

Golf Saved My Life:
The game gave me a voice.
Think Young, Play Hard:
Luke List leads pro golf in distance.
Improve breathing for improved play.

My Tech:
Track your buddies' scores--without paper.

Money Clip:
Golf real estate can thrive.
Do you have the answers?

Mr. Style:
Hits and misses of 2012.

Overheard: The Angry Starter.

GD Woman:
Covering all the bases with tour pro Angela Stanford.
Making The Rounds:
Why Duffy Waldorf lost his flower power.
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