November 30, 2009

Golf Digest December 2009

Table of Contents

Cover Photo By J.D. Cuban

Cover Photo By J.D. Cuban

HOW TO

COVER STORY: HOW TO SAVE SHOTS

5 easy ways to lower your scores

By Steve Stricker

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RULES: MASTERING THE SAND

By Luke Donald

6 STEPS TO STACK & TILT

A crash course in golf's new swing

By Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer

MY SHORT-GAME SECRETS

Focus on these four basic shots

By Phil Mickelson

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STOP COUNTING PUTTS

My new stat tells you more

By Peter Sanders

BREAKING 100/90/80: HOW TO PUTT MY WAY

By Jack Nicklaus

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LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: HUNTER MAHAN

Analysis By Sean Foley

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TIGER WOODS

Play the chunk-and-run

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BUTCH HARMON

How to beat a slice

TOM WATSON

Holding off a hook

JIM FLICK

Sweep it from fairway sand

LORENA OCHOA

Train your eyes for better putting

DAVID LEADBETTER

The key to a good shoulder turn

BONUS TIP: HANK HANEY

Learn to compress the ball

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FEATURES

2010 GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE

The contest starts now

LEE TREVINO TURNING 70

The six-time major winner has some strong opinions

By Jaime Diaz

THE PRESIDENT'S PUTTER

A look at the annual match of Oxford & Cambridge alumni

By John Barton

BUDDIES

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

The best buddies trips are unpredictable

By Bob Carney

LET'S MAKE A DEAL

The golf destinations with the greatest shoulder seasons

By Matt Ginella

ROUND-TABLE Q&A

Six buddies-trip coordinators divulge their secrets

EQUIPMENT

NEW LOOKS: The layers of a golf ball

WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Ryan Moore

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: The ultimate IQ test

TIM ROSAFORTE: Tiger's super friends

DAVID OWEN: How (not) to talk like a golfer

STINA STERNBERG: Dealing with tacky golf gifts

DAN JENKINS: The worst years for majors

DAVE KINDRED: Wild discoveries on golf courses

GAME ON: Decode the puzzle

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: Golf on Kauai

FRUGAL GOLFER:When to use frequent-flier miles

19TH HOLE: Wynn Las Vegas

THE DIGEST

OPENER: The great golf escape

FITNESS:Brace your knees

RULES: Minimize water damage

GURU: Have scores improved?

STYLE: Holiday gift guide

UP & IN: Tiger's 179-yard 8-iron