GOLF DIGEST TURNS 60! PLUS, DAVID OWEN TAKES ON THE GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE.
60th ANNIVERSARY (page 88)
Golf Digest has had many milestone accomplishments throughout its first 60 years, from securing nationwide distribution in 1952 to publishing the first Green Star Awards for environmental sustainability in 2009. The magazine kicks off its 60th-anniversary celebration in the March issue.
The Man of Our Era — We like to say that Jack Nicklaus and Golf Digest started together, as Jack began playing golf at age 10 in 1950, the same year the magazine was founded. So, it was a no-brainer to turn to Nicklaus to grace the 60th anniversary cover and share his lifetime principles for great golf.
Road Trip — In April, associate editor Max Adler will embark on a cross-country odyssey, making 60 stops in 60 days to explore the rarest people and places in golf. If you think your feat is worthy of a visit, be sure to send a nomination letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
60 At 60 — Golf Digest celebrates 60 years with some of our all-time favorite covers. Wondering what the record is for most appearances? Look no further than this month’s cover subject—Jack has appeared 52 times. Tom Watson is second with 37.
60 Most Famous Golfers — These icons, all of whom were avid golfers, found fame (and infamy) off the course. On it, they searched for solace.
PUMMELED BY PEBBLE — GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE (page 120)
David Owen, Golf Digest contributing editor and 6-handicapper, recently took on Pebble Beach to assess how tough it will be for an ordinary golfer to break 100 in June. Eighteen holes later, we had our answer.
AMERICA’S TOP 50 COURSES FOR WOMEN (page 69)
What does it take to become a top course for women? A female-friendly design, amenities, courteous staff, programs and an atmosphere that appeals to women. In compiling this list, we ranked the universe of daily-fee and resort courses on how well they met the woman-friendly criteria established by the editors. Visit Golf Digest Woman for more information.
10 RULES — NATALIE GULBIS (page 130)
The LPGA star shares her tips for wedging it close to the hole every time. From conquering the distances that scare you to always keeping your grooves clean, Gulbis wants you to remember that “if it doesn’t feel simple and straightforward, it’s probably not right.”