GD70 | Instruction

GD70 | Instruction

Historic How to . . .

The game’s greats share their insights on playing better golf


Golf Digest published its first article on how to play this magnificent and infuriating game in the spring of 1950. Fittingly, it was titled “How to putt.” Can’t get that right, the editors must have figured, and there’s no sense in learning the rest.

But since that time, the rest has been covered in this magazine by a Hall of Fame list of regular contributors including Byron Nelson, Paul Runyan, Harvey Penick, Sam Snead, Bob Toski, Davis Love Jr., Jack Nicklaus, John Jacobs, Flick, Butch Harmon, David Leadbetter, Watson, Jim McLean, Michael Breed and Woods.

As part of our 70th-anniversary celebration, we’re republishing one insightful instruction article from each decade Golf Digest’s existence. These articles come from the player who was the most dominant during that respective time. We hope you enjoy (and learn from) this step back in time.