August 31, 2009

Golf Digest September 2009

Table of Contents

View alternative cover designs that were considered for this issue. Cover photo by John Dominis/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Cover photo by John Dominis/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

HOW TO

BONUS TIP: TOM WATSON

When -- and how -- to take a risk

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SLICE CURE: NEW STUDY REVEALS ONE KEY MOVE

1.8 million lessons prove it

By Steve Atherton

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10 RULES: RAY FLOYD

Become a chipping virtuoso

SHORT-GAME CLINIC

Get up and down every time

By Brian Gay

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Try my best lessons

By Arnold Palmer

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BREAKING 100-90-80

How to develop your driver swing and chipping stroke

By David Leadbetter

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: J.B. HOLMES

Analysis by Matt Killen

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TIGER WOODS

Pure irons start at your feet; how to spin your wedges

JIM MCLEAN

Use gravity in the sand

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HANK HANEY

Chipping practice that works

BUTCH HARMON

Rule No. 1: Position the ball

JIM FLICK

How to putt like Tiger, Jack

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FEATURES

THE DEATH OF SPIN?

What the new grooves rule means for the game and you

By Mike Stachura

PALMER IN HIS PRIME

It's time to savor the skill and charisma that changed golf

By Tom Callahan

ARNIE TURNS 80

Fans and friends celebrate Palmer's milestone birthday

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: Arnold at 80

TIM ROSAFORTE: Arthur, Lancelot, Faldo?

DAVID OWEN: Scotland, on sale

RICH LERNER: U.S. Open champ Lucas Glover

DAN JENKINS: Tweets from the U.S. Open

JAIME DIAZ: Why pro golfers refuse to quit

EQUIPMENT

NEW LOOKS: It's important to get your irons custom-fit | Video

BOMB & GOUGE: Do you really need a new driver?

WHAT'S IN MY BAG? Brittany Lincicome

TRAVEL DIGEST

WEB-EXTRA: METRO GOLF GUIDE: Ten great golf courses to play in Atlanta

AWAY GAME: Michigan, a star-studded state for golf

Q&A: With Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo

LONG DRIVES: Chicago to Kohler in a Lexus RX350 SUV

FRUGAL GOLFER: Some top clubs now allow public play

AMBUSH: The Circle of Golf

19TH HOLE: Phil's Grill

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Anna Nordqvist

GOLF GURU: Should you always play by the rules?

SLOW PLAY: Tips for shaving 30 minutes per round

STYLE: A black shirt that doesn't absorb the sun

FITNESS: Have you had your prostate exam? It's time

YOUR WORKOUT: Stop crunching

WOMAN: Q&A with LPGA Tour star Cristie Kerr, and more

SPECIAL REPORT: The economy jolts golf architects

By Ron Whitten