Editor's note: The first article by Jack Nicklaus that appeared in this magazine was in the February 1963 issue. Eight months earlier, Nicklaus had won his first major championship as a professional, the U.S. Open at Oakmont, and already the editors knew he offered something truly special. "This 23-year-old not only has an amazingly mature knowledge of swing fundamentals," they wrote, "but also the veteran professional's ability to incorporate them into his own game."
As we celebrate our 60th anniversary we again call on Jack, now 70, to explain the full-swing fundamentals he used to win his major championships and more than 100 titles in total. Golf Digest Teaching Professional Jim Flick has coached Jack for the past 20 years. Starting here, and over the next several months, they'll explain how Jack's timeless principles can help you save strokes and improve your game. --Roger Schiffman