November 30, 2009

Golf Digest December 2009

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Cover Photo By J.D. Cuban

Cover Photo By J.D. Cuban

HOW TO

5 easy ways to lower your scores

By Steve Stricker

__ RULES: MASTERING THE SAND__

By Luke Donald

A crash course in golf's new swing

By Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer

Focus on these four basic shots

By Phil Mickelson

STOP COUNTING PUTTS

My new stat tells you more

By Peter Sanders

By Jack Nicklaus

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: HUNTER MAHAN

Analysis By Sean Foley

Play the chunk-and-run

How to beat a slice

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

Learn to compress the ball

FEATURES

The contest starts now

The six-time major winner has some strong opinions

By Jaime Diaz

A look at the annual match of Oxford & Cambridge alumni

By John Barton

BUDDIES

The best buddies trips are unpredictable

By Bob Carney

The golf destinations with the greatest shoulder seasons

By Matt Ginella

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