July 31, 2009

Golf Digest August 2009

Table of Contents

Cover photo by J.D. Cuban

Cover photo by J.D. Cuban

AMERICA'S 50 GREATEST TEACHERS

50 TIPS FROM THE BEST:

Our new ranking, plus lessons

TOP TEACHERS' MOST IMPROVED STUDENTS:

State No. 1s help five golfers

TOP TEACHERS IN YOUR STATE

As ranked by their peers

HOW TO

10 RULES: COREY PAVIN

Tips for playing a killer course

BREAKING 100-90-80

Master your mental game

By Dr. Joe Parent

LESSON TEE

JIM FLICK

How to start your putts on line

SWING SEQUENCE

Geoff Ogilvy's driver move

TIGER WOODS

High irons, low chips

LORENA OCHOA

My keys for hitting it longer

PHIL MICKELSON

Give your stroke a jump-start

TOM WATSON

Practice the shots you need

EQUIPMENT

NEW LOOKS: How good are adjustable drivers?

BOMB & GOUGE: Angel Cabrera's belly putter

WHAT'S IN MY BAG? Dustin Johnson

PGA PREVIEW

ALL GROWN UP

Hazletine National has got the hang of hosting majors

By Ron Whitten

FEATURES

LITTLE BUBBA, BIG BUBBA

There's more to Watson than the guy who kills the driver

By Jaime Diaz

U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE

How our amateurs fared in tournament conditions

By Jaime Diaz

PUBLIC GOLF

A man of the munys celebrates the soul of American golf

By Steve Rushin

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: Cheap golf & free beer

TIM ROSAFORTE: Paul Casey climbs to No. 3

DAVID OWEN: Handicaps and sandbagging

STINA STERNBERG: How good is an LPGA Tour player from the back tees?

DAN JENKINS: The PGA has its thrills

JAIME DIAZ: Next year's fashion at Augusta?

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: Prince Edward Island is a golf mecca

LONG DRIVES: From NYC to Newport, R.I., in a BMW X6

FRUGAL GOLFER: Play expensive courses for less

19TH HOLE: A taste of Myrtle Beach after dark

AMBUSH: Golfers and givers

Web extra» Video: Watch the Ambush!

Q&A WITH: Jeff Sluman

THE DIGEST

THE OPENER: New solar-powered golf carts

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARDS: These people lend a hand to young golfers

GOLF GURU: Should there be a minimum-age rule on tour?

STYLE: Shorts of choice

RULES: When do you re-drop?

FITNESS: Lose 20 pounds