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July 2009

Junior Golf Directory

A comprehensive listing of Southern California golf services catered specifically to juniors.

Published Jul 2009
COURSES

Better with age

Tustin Ranch Golf Club turns 20 this month, and the facility’s ties to the community keep it a major player on the high-end scene.

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Short and sweet

For beginners and those on the go, The Big Easy at Tustin Ranch is an ideal alternative.

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Back at the Ranch

A return visit to Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is a refresher course on the ability of public facilities to provide a special atmosphere.

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Gold standard

Yorba Linda's Black Gold Golf Club continues to be a pace-setter for local high-end facilities.

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Ripe for the playing

Summer means hot deals and beautiful days on some of the top golf courses in Orange County.

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Newport Beach Country Club a premier site for tournaments

The host site of the Champions Tour's Toshiba Classic also hosts local qualifying for the U.S. Open. Your tournament can be there, too.

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INSTRUCTION

Betty Chen

The PGA head professional at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo is grateful for all the game has given her.

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Playing catch-up

Use this drill to let your body generate more speed in the downswing.

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Chipping away

Mastery around the green requires an understanding of two methods that will help you get the ball closer to the hole.

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Playing it smart

Launch your shots farther with a driver that fits your swing; and, shoot lower scores by thinking your way around the golf course.

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One on One with Michael Allen

Veteran Michael Allen chats with Glenn Monday.

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EQUIPMENT

Spin to win

Take advantage of the scoring zone with these wedges.

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PEOPLE

Straight shooter

One of the NBA’s living legends, Jerry West is confident and passionate about helping the city of Los Angeles as the new executive director of the Northern Trust Open.

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A closer look at Jerry West

Facts and figures on the Northern Trust Open's new executive director.

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FITNESS

Get up and go

Even without much time, it’s possible to get your body and game up to par with these golf-specific exercises and nutrition tips.

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TRAVEL

Global golf

The World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship continues its run in Malaysia, offering players a chance to play some diverse courses in exotic locales.

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Hot start

Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club near Fresno hopes to capitalize on its early praise.

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NEWS

Setting a new course

Here’s what new executive director Jerry West and the Northern Trust Open brass are planning for in 2010 at Riviera.

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Learning experience

The Southland has plenty of options for junior golfers who want to learn more about the game or hone their competitive skills.

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That's the ticket

The inaugural Soboba Classic hopes to build relationships with surrounding communities through a new nationwide tour charity model

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Top juniors set to compete at fifth Annual AJGA West Junior Open

Gulugian, Arboleda among competitors getting ready to face-off at Robinson Ranch.

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Pacific Palms prepares for second annual Industry Hills City Championship

$195 gives players the opportunity to challenge both courses at Industry Hills.

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Oxnard's River Ridge prepares to welcome 2009 AJGA Junior All-Star

Upcoming AJGA event boasts representatives from 14 states, but is ripe with talented Southland youngsters.

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Southland youngsters qualify for the U.S. Junior Amateur

USGA event will be held July 20-25 at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.

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'Beer Man' qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

2005 Toshiba Classic champion qualifies for USGA event along with Indian Wells resident Wilson.

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Goydos headed for British Open at Turnberry

Long Beach native qualifies for season’s third major thanks to second-place finish on special money list.

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Castrale and Parmlid tie for eighth at Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic

Parmlid’s career-best tie for eighth highlighted by career-low 62 in third round.

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First annual Jordan Farmar Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala on July 19-20 will raise funds for his Foundation

Los Angeles Lakers point guard played golf during postseason to stay relaxed and maintain competitive edge.

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The SCPGA encourages families to experience their Neighborhood Golf "Carnival"

Free admission allows participants to have fun with contests, prizes, food and more.

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Mary Mickelson diagnosed with breast cancer

Tragedy strikes family twice as Mary Mickelson prepares to undergo surgery for breast cancer.

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Trio leads boys division after one round of West Junior Open

Joyce Kim paces girls at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita.

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Southland juniors dominate field at San Diego Junior Masters

Boys Jun, Ochoa and Tanabe all win; Jutanugran sisters star in girls divisions.

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San Diego area residents shine at County Amateur Championship in Fallbrook

Russell victorious after two hole playoff test.

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Kang cruises to win at AJGA West Junior Open

Vasilic shoots 3-under-par 69 in final round at Santa Clarita's Robinson Ranch to come back from eight shots and win girls division.

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Kevin Marsh prepares to defend his title at 110th SCGA Amateur Championship

Talented Southland golfers Hogarth, Rudolph, DuBois hope to challenge defending champion Marsh.

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Austin Graham wins Long Beach Men's City Championship

Graham scorches field by eight shots after 18-under-par 198.

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Former Trojan Roger Tambellini wins Wayne Gretzky Classic in Ontario, Canada

Tambellini sets new tournament record and scores the largest pay day of his career at Wayne Gretzky Classic.

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Fowler to turn professional after Walker Cup

Murrieta native ends collegiate career at Oklahoma State; will play in Nationwide Tour’s Soboba Classic.

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Lopez wins second straight L.A. City Women's Championship

Lopez's 69 in the second round was tournament's only sub-70 effort.

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Soon to be professional Rickie Fowler through to third round at Publinks

Medalist Nick Taylor sails through opening rounds, Fowler in pursuit.

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Fowler loses to Lyons in round of 16 match at Publinks

Murrieta native, who will turn professional later this year, falls short after opponent makes birdie on No. 18.

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Lim and Diaz-Yi win at AJGA Junior All-Star

Oxnard tournament part of a series of events designed specifically for juniors ages 12-15.

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Young competitors from home and abroad shine at Junior Worlds

In 10 age flights that finish Thursday, four winners hail from Southern California and six come from outside United States.

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Grillo and Jang capture 15-17 age divisions at Junior Worlds

Southern Californians fail to contend in either grouping at Torrey Pines.

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Mallinger has runner-up finish at U.S. Bank Championship after playoff loss to Van Pelt

Southland players Na, Gore and Riley finish tied for seventh.

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San Clemente’s Graham wins 110th SCGA Amateur Championship

Incoming junior at UC-Davis drains key birdie putt on 71st hole to best former Amateur champions Hogarth and Marsh.

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Three playoffs make it interesting at Oxnard City Championship

Weltig, Keller and Gordan all victorious at River Ridge.

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Mickelson says wife and mother are doing well after surgery

Family says support from friends and fans is helping in recovery.

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Ho gains early edge and hangs on to win irvine City Amateur Championship

Six-under-par 65 in first round is enough to offset closing 76 and defeat Chu and Cota.

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Lovemark makes cut in professional debut at RBC Canadian Open

Rancho Santa Fe native and former USC standout signs with Nike Golf.

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Five Southland standouts to represent U.S. at Junior Solheim Cup

Gulugian and Lua among selections.

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Hwang finishes second in U.S. Junior Amateur

Sixteen-year-old San Diegan falls to Spieth in 36-hole final after beating two Southern Californians in early rounds of match play.

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Smith wins by five at Simi Valley City Amateur

Westlake Village resident posts pair of 6-under-par 65s at Simi Hills Golf Course.

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Mickelson will play at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

World’s No. 2 player also announces intentions to play in PGA Championship and the Barclays.

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Southern Californians represent strongly at U.S. Amateur sectional qualifiers

Graham follows SCGA Amateur win with medalist honors at U.S. Amateur qualifying; Cyr, Bittick, Pieri also win.

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Hillcrest Country Club's Ron Skayhan wins 2009 SCPGA Sectional Championship after sudden-death

Skayhan holds Fiedler and Casagranda at bay during playoff, Starkjohann falters in final round.

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COLUMNS

Daly double

The bad boy of golf has been welcomed back on the PGA Tour, and he’s eager to show galleries his new attitude and colorful clothing.

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Black Monday

Closing struggles from Southland natives Mickelson and Mahan cast disappointing shadow over U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.

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Following the leader

Tustin Ranch Golf Club, which was among the first high-end public courses to open in the Southland, set a good example for other facilities that came along.

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