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November 2009

COURSES

Proving ground

Players hoping to get their PGA Tour cards annually tee it up at Beaumont’s Oak Valley Golf Club — and so can you.

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Sweet savings

As 2009 winds down, take advantage of fantastic deals at some of Orange County’s top tracks.

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Prime time

With cooler weather and pristine playing conditions, the season has arrived for golf in the Coachella Valley.

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INSTRUCTION

Scott Stubbs

Vista Valley Country Club's head professional doubles as president of the Southern California PGA.

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Numbers game

The handicap system was created to level the playing field — but not all scores are created equal.

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Consider your options

When chipping with a lot of green to cover, there are three ways to approach the bump-and-run.

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Calm down

Learning to control your emotions and manage your adrenaline will help you play better and enjoy the round.

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Take your best shot

Think like a tour prfessional when deciding whether to play aggressively or conservatively.

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EQUIPMENT

Winning formula

Cutting-edge technology, premier equipment and a fun, efficient experience make ChampionshipFitting an ideal venue to get fit.

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PEOPLE

Master craftsman

Kia Ma’s innovative putter designs have helped him carve out a prestigious niche in the industry.

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Dave Stockton

After helping Michelle Wie and Phil Mickelson, the two-time PGA Championship winner has turned to teaching.

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Hijinks on the links

Not everything on the golf course is funny, but famous comedians often turn out to be some of the best promoters and ambassadors of the game.

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Laughing matters

Hilarity on the links comes to life in these classic golf films.

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TRAVEL

Smart move

The Holiday Inn Express in Beaumont has enhanced golf in the area.

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Away for the Holidays

Premier Southern California golf resorts are offering an array of year-end deals for extended stays or weekend getaways.

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NEWS

Debut to remember

The Nationwide Tour's inaugural Soboba Classic featured an underdog champion, a promising local star and a well-received venue.

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Tiger Woods returns to action

Cypress native hasn't played in Southland tournament since 2008 U.S. Open.

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Name game

Two Southland stops on the PGA Tour's West Coast Swing will have different titles next year.

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Thirteen-year-old Texeira beats field of older players at Future Champions Golf National Tour event

Pavon, Xiong and Sconavacco among winners of other divisions at El Cajon’s Sycuan Resort.

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Brea's Chen wins JAGS Tour's Inland Empire Junior Championship

Tubert wins girls division at first major of JAGS 2009-10 season.

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JC Golf unveils 'Intro2Golf' program

New golf readiness program aimed at newcomers and veterans; available at six different JC Golf properties.

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Team from Ontario’s Whispering Lakes Golf Course wins McGladrey Team Championship at Pinehurst

PGA Head Professional Tim Walsh leads team of three amateurs to national title.

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Southern California well-represented on 2009 AJGA Rolex All-American rosters

Seven local players earn spots on prestigious first teams.

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PGA Tour’s 2010 West Coast Swing events in Southern California set up consecutively

Scheduling tweaks raise questions about appearances of Woods, Mickelson at usual Southland stops.

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Third annual OC Junior Golf Championship set for December

Three-day tournament to be held at six of Orange County’s top courses.

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Kim captures Kiwi Challenge in New Zealand

Bogey on first playoff hole good enough to defeat O’Hair.

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Warman’s late run seals California State Open title

Early leader Yip falters with 75 in final round at Country Club at Soboba Springs.

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Irvine’s Gulugian to play for UCLA women’s golf team

Seventeen-year-old is one of the country’s top juniors.

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Second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School returns to Beaumont’s Oak Valley Golf Club

Keep an eye on these 10 players.

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Riley among those outside top 125 on year-end PGA Tour money list

Missed opportunities the difference between exempt status and return to Qualifying School.

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Local standouts Cantlay, Arboleda commit to UCLA men’s golf team

Both players inside top 50 in AJGA national rankings.

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Two of LPGA Tour’s 13 American events for 2010 to be held in Southern California

Current slate of 24 events fewest since 1971.

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Walnut-based club manufacturer Nickent ceases operations

Well-known maker of hybrids had been in receivership since May.

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COLUMNS

Phoning it in

The popularity of handheld GPS devices has some companies rolling out similar technology for smartphones.

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Money talks

Giving back to the community regardless of economic conditions is a truly noble gesture, which is why we commend Tijeras Creek Golf Club and OB Sports.

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Food for thought

Thanksgiving weekend and its bountiful leftovers — for this year at least — won’t be the same without the Skins Game.

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Mickelson’s win in China affirms march to No. 1 in world

Short-game strength key to gaining on Woods.

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