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January 2009

Royal treatment

Arnold Palmer will be front and center at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, which kicks off Southern California’s portion of the West Coast Swing.

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COURSES

Pristine playground

Palm Desert’s Classic Club is one of Southern California’s most memorable and aesthetically pleasing courses.

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Put to the test

The semi-private Champions Club at The Retreat offers a challenge at every turn, so be prepared to bring your best shots.

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Top billing

Salt Creek Golf Club heads into 2009 with national acclaim and three new promotions.

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History in the making

Hacienda Golf Club continues to alter the golf landscape.

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INSTRUCTION

Glenn Monday

The longtime instructor and author enjoys helping his students develop good habits designed to last a lifetime.

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One on One with Stephen Ames

The three-time PGA Tour winner and native of Trinidad and Tobago discusses his golf game.

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Focus on the big picture

Outside forces influence many shots.

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EQUIPMENT

It's plane and simple

The Lazerplane system allows a golfer to see and feel a proper swing.

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Virtual caddies

Give your game a boost with these hot new GPS rangefinders.

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PEOPLE

High praise

The 2008 Southern California PGA award winners comprise some of the region’s most accomplished professionals in a variety of fields.

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Honor role

Joan Smith, who received an award for her many years of volunteer work at the Buick Invitational, is just happy to be part of the team.

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Golden moments

Our 10 favorite memories from 50 years of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

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Ladies First

The Women's Southern California Golf Association Foundation does its best to help local girls and young women grow and gain confidence through golf.

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Last men standing

Five players with Southern California ties were among those who went low in the desert to earn their PGA Tour cards.

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High priority

Charlotte Mayorkas and Anna Rawson boosted their status at LPGA Qualifying School.

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FITNESS

Reverse a bad habit

Stretching exercises can help you stay in the swing and finish strong.

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Fitting conclusion

Exercise programs are becoming more prevalent as golf instructors look for ways to improve their students’ overall game.

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DR. GOLF

Hybrid blend

Choosing the number of hybrids depends on your skill level; plus, an explanation of a golf club's grooves.

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NEWS

Local juniors shine at second annual OC Junior Golf Championship

Event held at seven of the most renowned courses in Orange County.

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Three up, three down

Pat Perez went low on the first day of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in the desert, but Anthony Kim was missing.

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BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC

Everything you need to know about the 50th edition of the PGA Tour's stop in the desert.

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Round 3 of the 50th Bob Hope Chrysler Classic: Three Up, Three Down

Perez still leads, while Southern Californians Wi, Lunde and Hoffman make strong moves.

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Round 4 of the 50th Bob Hope Chrysler Classic: Three Up, Three Down

Stricker wrests control from Perez, while Merrick shoots himself into the top 10.

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Perez eagles 18th at 50th Bob Hope Chrysler Classic for first PGA Tour win

Merrick charges up leaderboard but falters late; strong winds hamper many competitors, including overnight leader Stricker.

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How Southern California competitors fared at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

While veterans like Pernice and Hoffman had solid showings, Lunde enjoyed his best career finish and Mallinger had a hole-in-one.

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COLUMNS

Forward thinking

Our anticipation is running high as the PGA Tour returns to Southern California for the 2009 West Coast Swing.

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Cloudy forecast

Making predictions for 2009 is mostly a shot in the dark, so I rounded up some friends and experts to give me a helping hand.

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Swing shifts

Before Tiger returns, these 10 golfers are poised to capitalize on the early portion of the 2009 season in our neck of the woods.

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Improve your business game

Playing golf and making deals on the course have a lot in common when you dig below the surface and follow the proper game plan.

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Creative differences

Golf has lost its feel and focus with a glut of technological clubs and devices designed to improve our scores.

Published Jan 2009