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September 2008

COURSES

Playing in peace

The author’s first round at Rancho Bernardo Inn featured tranquil conditions and an entertaining layout.

Published Sep 2008

San Diego Golf Report

The Crossing at Carlsbad celebrates its first year of operation – plus other news and updates.

Published Sep 2008

Rock solid

With one of the most unique settings in Southern California, Oak Quarry Golf Club is an Inland Empire gem.

Published Sep 2008
INSTRUCTION

Mastering the art of lag putting

Data shows that poor lagging of long putts is the key contributor to poor putting.

Published Sep 2008

Make more putts with a sound stroke

The easiest way to reduce strokes is to create a sound putting routine and then practice it regularly.

Published Sep 2008

Stroke savers

5 ways to improve your putting — and lower your scores in the process.

Published Sep 2008

Score one for integrity

Golf’s handicap system is an integral part of what makes the game so great.

Published Sep 2008

Short course

Knowing the fundamentals of chipping will help lower your scores.

Published Sep 2008

Words of wisdom

Some of Southern California’s top instructors, touring professionals and amateurs share some of their
best advice ever.

Published Sep 2008

In the zone

Dr. Michael Lardon helps golfers and other elite athletes achieve peak performance. He can help you, too.

Published Sep 2008

Honor Roll

Southland Golf magazine profiles the Southern California PGA’s six reigning award-winning instructors.

Published Sep 2008

Mark Reid

The senior instructor at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Irvine has taught the game all over the world.

Published Sep 2008

Healthy approach

Gearing up for tournament play in the short term produced some important long-term benefits.

Published Sep 2008

One on One with Paul Goydos

The Long Beach State grad and local standout offers instructional tips with Glenn Monday.

Published Sep 2008
EQUIPMENT

Numbers game

Fourteen Golf has a strategic plan for getting more of its clubs into the hands of American golfers.

Published Sep 2008

Flex your skills

Find optimal distance and accuracy in these new shafts.

Published Sep 2008
PEOPLE

Renny Brown

Eight years working at Carlsbad’s Four Seasons Resort Aviara have been simply ‘awesome.’

Published Sep 2008

Name recognition

Lisa Scott is trying to keep her great-uncle Ben Hogan’s legacy alive through a new charitable foundation.

Published Sep 2008

Dynamic duo

The boys and girls Junior Americas Cup teams were among recent Southland victors.

Published Sep 2008

Jim Brown

The legendary football player known for powerful running employs a softer touch to score on the golf course.

Published Sep 2008
FITNESS

Support System

Here’s a great exercise to strengthen your gluteal muscles and correct the dreaded reverse spine angle.

Published Sep 2008
TRAVEL

Six can't-miss Southern California golf resorts

You can't go wrong with a stay at Desert Willow, the Four Seasons Aviara, Morgan Run, Pacific Palms, Rancho Bernardo Inn or Sycuan Resort.

Published Sep 2008

Youth movement

Quality time at the La Quinta Resort & Spa extends to all family members.

Published Sep 2008
APPAREL

Natural progression

Santa Clarita’s Anna Ott has complemented Bellasport for women with men’s offerings at Uomo Sport.

Published Sep 2008
DR. GOLF

Degrees of separation

Before you replace a long iron with a hybrid, make sure not to disrupt the distance gaps in your set – plus, improve your greenside bunker shots.

Published Sep 2008
NEWS

Playing the game the American Golf way

The management company keeps giving Southern California golfers more.

Published Sep 2008

Hot Stix Golf opens clubfitting facility at Tijeras Creek in Rancho Santa Margarita

Published Sep 2008

Upcoming golf events in Southern California

Check out the 2008 Jim Ellis Memorial Golf Classic, Kelly’s Desert Adult/Junior Open and the Tee It Up for the Troops Tournament.

Published Sep 2008

Mahan one of four captain's picks for U.S. Ryder Cup squad

Orange native will join Mickelson and Kim as Southern California representatives at Valhalla this month.

Published Sep 2008

Without full-time LPGA Tour status for 2009, Wie will go back to qualifying school

Sectional round begins Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Rancho Mirage’s Mission Hills Country Club

Published Sep 2008

Higgins beats Simmons for Women's Mid-Amateur title

Glendora resident supplants Carol Semple Thompson as tournament's oldest champion

Published Sep 2008

Wie tied for eighth after first round at Mission Hills

Southern California players also establish strong position in LPGA sectional qualifying

Published Sep 2008

Wie jumps into second place after two rounds at Mission Hills

Southern California players also establish strong position in LPGA sectional qualifying

Published Sep 2008

Wie struggles, but still poised to advance at Mission Hills

Pressure will be on Southern California competitors at final round of LPGA sectional qualifying school

Published Sep 2008

Wie advances at LPGA sectional qualifying in Rancho Mirage

Southland residents Bates and Heckeroth also move on, while Wilson and Bowditch have tough finishes

Published Sep 2008
COLUMNS

Tables turned

Playing the role of underdog is one reason why America’s Ryder Cup fortunes will change for the better.

Published Sep 2008

Honorable cause

The idea of the Ben Hogan foundation joining forces with Riviera Country Club is a venture that sounds too good to pass up.

Published Sep 2008