January 4, 2010

Golf Digest September 2008

Table of Contents

Cover Photo By Walter Iooss Jr.

Cover Photo By Walter Iooss Jr.

HOW TO

HOW MISSING FAIRWAYS IS COSTING YOU STROKES

The real measure of driving accuracy: Try our formula to rate your driving skills

By Peter Sanders

MAKE ONE SIMPLE CHANGE TO HIT IT DOWN THE MIDDLE

Why you need to play the ball off your left heel, plus bonus practice tips

By Randy Smith

WHY YOU KEEP MAKING THE SAME MISTAKES ON THE SAME HOLES

Tips to beat five situations where amateurs run into trouble

By Laird Small

BREAKING 100-90-80

Work on your short game to improve your full swing

By Jason Guss

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: PADRAIG HARRINGTON

Analysis by Bob Torrance

TIGER WOODS

How I hit greens from fairway bunkers: The release controls the curve

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

My three keys to playing out of the rough

BUTCH HARMON

The hook-chip: How to roll it close

JIM FLICK

Hands back: Imitate Zach Johnson's setup on really fast putts

DAVID LEADBETTER

Cross your feet to learn to swing in control

HANK HANEY

Tips on teeing up: Get the height right

JIM MCLEAN

Drill: Miss the towel to hit it flush

JOHNNY MILLER

The U.S. will take back the Ryder Cup; the hardest shot in golf

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Oliver Wilson

RULES: Determining a lost ball

FITNESS: Walking: Live longer, play worse?

GOLF GURU: What if a PGA Tour pro shot par every round?

STYLE: The wine labels of tour pros

EQUIPMENT

THE LATEST GEAR: Are your putter's optics helping with your aim?

NEW LOOKS: Turn your feet into a launching pad

WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Kenny Perry

BOMB & GOUGE: What to do with your 3-wood

HOT LIST: Soft-case travel bags

COLUMNISTS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter

TIM ROSAFORTE: Leaner Lee Westwood

STINA STERNBERG: Ask Stina

DAN JENKINS: Golfers behaving badly

TRAVEL DIGEST

LOVE TRIANGLE

Pebble and Spyglass have competition: recently restored Pasatiempo

By Matt Ginella

LONG DRIVES

Austin to Dallas in the Ford F-350 Super Duty

By Matthew Rudy

AMBUSH

"Ohhh, Billy, Billy, Billy": The Baroo Cup

19TH HOLE

Manhattan's St. Andrews bar

By Ron Kaspriske

RYDER CUP 2008

THE ODD COUPLE

When captains Nick Faldo and Paul Azinger mix it up at the Ryder Cup, anything could happen

By Jaime Diaz

SERGIO: THE PEST

It's not just that Garcia beats the Americans. It's how he beats the Americans

By Dave Kindred

VIEWER'S GUIDE

PGA Tour survey, TV times, aerial course photos, event history

NICKLAUS: THE RYDER CUP, MY WAY

Jack discusses the matches, course captains, pressure and who will win

With Jaime Diaz

PARTING SHOT

A Ryder Cup without Tiger

BONUS FEATURE

What now after Tiger's knee injury? Could it turn out that after reconstructive surgery Woods will be... even better?

By Jaime Diaz