November 18, 2008

Golf Digest December 2008

Table of Contents

Cover Photo By Stephen Szurlej

Cover Photo By Stephen Szurlej

HOW TO

YOU CAN BE A GREAT PUTTER

Putting is my game. Here's how I do it

By Daniel Chopra

10 RULES: ANNIKA SORENSTAM

My advice for seeking a new challenge

With Ron Sirak

HOW TO BEAT UNEVEN LIES

3 steps for playing uphill, downhill, sidehill

By Todd Anderson

STRAIGHTEN YOUR BALL FLIGHT

Try these four consistency drills

By Eric Johnson

BREAKING 100-90-80

Get fit to stabilize your spine -- and swing

By Dave Phillips and Greg Rose

LESSON TEE

COVER STORY: ANTHONY KIM: NAIL EVERY SHOT

My swing keys can help you off the tee

With sequence analysis by Adam Schriber

TIGER WOODS

Downhill lie, elevated green -- what to do?

BUTCH HARMON

Take the fear out of pitching

DAVID LEADBETTER

Power or accuracy: Change your swing shape

HANK HANEY

For solid contact, keep your head steady

TOM WATSON

Start at the finish to improve your swing

JIM FLICK

How David Toms plays to the pins

RICK SMITH

Match your finish to shot length in the sand

JOHNNY MILLER

Tiger vs. Paddy for player of the year

FEATURES

GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE

Convince us in six words why you should get to play in the second Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge, at Bethpage Black in June

NEW GOLF IN ANCIENT LANDS

More reasons to make that pilgrimage to Scotland

Photographs By Stephen Szurlej

BUDDIES GOLF: ALL IN THE FAMILY

When my relatives take a road trip, there's booze, heckling and usually a little violence. Why? We're optimists

By David Owen

BUDDIES TRIP DO'S AND DON'TS

A guide for everything: planning your getaway, dividing the winnings

(and silencing the whiners)

By David Owen

POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD

Golf Digest readers share favorite buddies-trip stories

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Battle of the buckles: Bubba vs. AK

RULES: All the leaves are brown

ARCHITECTURE: Not-so-great holes on America's 100 Greatest

GOLF GURU: How long will injured Tiger remain No. 1?

FITNESS: A golfer's guide to the treadmill

STYLE: Holiday delights: Golf gifts for all

SPECIAL REPORT: GREEN COURSES: Few just say no to chemicals

By Ron Whitten

EQUIPMENT

THE LATEST GEAR: Find a putter with the science of your stroke

BOMB & GOUGE: Should the average golfer play a $4 ball?

WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Ryuji Imada

COLUMNISTS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter

DAVID OWEN: Betting without losing your shirt

TIM ROSAFORTE: Camilo Villegas is riding high

STINA STERNBERG: Dating a guy who lies about his handicap

DAVID KINDRED: Andrew Giuliani: Unruly brat or good kid?

DAN JENKINS: How the Ryder Cup was won (and lost)

JAIME DIAZ: Golf's Wisest Man: Pete Dye

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: THE ODDS OF MARCH

NCAA basketball and golf in Las Vegas

AMBUSH

Fore! on the porch

Web extra» Video: Watch the Ambush

LONG DRIVES

L.A. to Monterey in the Hyundai Genesis

Q&A WITH JEROME BETTIS

The '06 Super Bowl champ and long-time Pittsburgh Steelers' running back

THE GRID

South Carolina: great golf, attractive rates

19TH HOLE

The bar at Tampa's Old Memorial Golf Club