November 18, 2008

Golf Digest December 2008

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Cover Photo By Stephen Szurlej

Cover Photo By Stephen Szurlej

HOW TO

YOU CAN BE A GREAT PUTTER

Putting is my game. Here's how I do it

By Daniel Chopra

My advice for seeking a new challenge

With Ron Sirak

3 steps for playing uphill, downhill, sidehill

By Todd Anderson

STRAIGHTEN YOUR BALL FLIGHT

Try these four consistency drills

By Eric Johnson

Get fit to stabilize your spine -- and swing

By Dave Phillips and Greg Rose

LESSON TEE

My swing keys can help you off the tee

With sequence analysis by Adam Schriber

Downhill lie, elevated green -- what to do?

Take the fear out of pitching

Power or accuracy: Change your swing shape

For solid contact, keep your head steady

Start at the finish to improve your swing

How David Toms plays to the pins

Match your finish to shot length in the sand

Tiger vs. Paddy for player of the year

FEATURES

Convince us in six words why you should get to play in the second Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge, at Bethpage Black in June

NEW GOLF IN ANCIENT LANDS

More reasons to make that pilgrimage to Scotland

Photographs By Stephen Szurlej

When my relatives take a road trip, there's booze, heckling and usually a little violence. Why? We're optimists

By David Owen

A guide for everything: planning your getaway, dividing the winnings

(and silencing the whiners)

By David Owen

Golf Digest readers share favorite buddies-trip stories

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Battle of the buckles: Bubba vs. AK

RULES: All the leaves are brown

ARCHITECTURE: Not-so-great holes on America's 100 Greatest

GOLF GURU: How long will injured Tiger remain No. 1?

FITNESS: A golfer's guide to the treadmill

STYLE: Holiday delights: Golf gifts for all

SPECIAL REPORT: GREEN COURSES: Few just say no to chemicals

By Ron Whitten

EQUIPMENT

THE LATEST GEAR: Find a putter with the science of your stroke

BOMB & GOUGE: Should the average golfer play a $4 ball?

WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Ryuji Imada

COLUMNISTS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter

DAVID OWEN: Betting without losing your shirt

TIM ROSAFORTE: Camilo Villegas is riding high

STINA STERNBERG: Dating a guy who lies about his handicap

DAVID KINDRED: Andrew Giuliani: Unruly brat or good kid?

DAN JENKINS: How the Ryder Cup was won (and lost)

JAIME DIAZ: Golf's Wisest Man: Pete Dye

TRAVEL DIGEST

NCAA basketball and golf in Las Vegas

Fore! on the porch

L.A. to Monterey in the Hyundai Genesis

The '06 Super Bowl champ and long-time Pittsburgh Steelers' running back

South Carolina: great golf, attractive rates

The bar at Tampa's Old Memorial Golf Club