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September 2009

COURSES

Tough love

Pete Dye was up to his usual tricks at Lost Canyons Golf Club, but there’s also a lot to admire about the two gorgeous layouts in Simi Valley.

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Standing out

Numerous improvements at Hidden Valley Golf Club have transformed the Norco course into one of the must-play sites in the Inland Empire.

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Special time of the year

Many courses in the San Diego area are offering promotions and discounts this month and through the end of 2009.

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INSTRUCTION

In full swing

Make sure your motion is smooth and rhythmic to produce the best results.

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Angle of attack

Hitting off uneven lies — especially downhill ones — is made easier by leaning with the slope of the terrain.

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Ron Skayhan

The winner of the SCPGA Section Championship and teaching pro at Hillcrest Country club has his sights set on the Champions Tour.

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Getting on a roll

Posture, alignment and green-reading are key to becoming a proficient putter; plus, choking down on the club isn’t a long-term fix.

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One on One with Stewart Cink

Stewart Cink talks staying cool under pressure with Glenn Monday.

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Competitive environment

Golfers deal with tournament pressure in different ways. We asked three experts to share their keys for performing at the highest level.

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EQUIPMENT

Iomic Grips offer high-tech performance in a variety of colors

Grips have become a hit among amateurs and professionals alike.

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Feel the power

Gain more distance and have more fun with these new shafts for woods.

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PEOPLE

Special delivery

After his own cancer scare, Ed Sanchez developed an organization that collects and sells used golf clubs to support other survivors.

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Bobby Grich

The former Angels third baseman stays in the swing of things by getting on the golf course as often as possible.

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Heavy hitters

Meet the people who are making sure golf continues to prosper in Southern California.

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Click4TeeTimes.com

The online tee-time service has made golf more affordable and accessible to Southern Californians.

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Southern California Professional Golfers' Association

In addition to instruction, the SCPGA is devoted to growing the game for everyone.

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Roger Dunn Golf Shops/The Golf Mart

The golf equipment superstores offer large selections, affordable prices and attentive, personalized service.

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Pro Kids Golf Academy

In addition to teaching golf, the San Diego-based program imparts life skills to juniors.

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Southern California Golf Association

The SCGA is one of the country's oldest and most influential regional golf organizations.

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Julie Bescos (1912 – 2009)

The former Virginia Country Club and SCGA president was a prominent figure in the local golf landscape.

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Southland Golf Hall of Fame: Jack Kramer

Kramer's children consider him the "greatest guy in the world."

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25 players to watch

Keep an eye on these competitors when the Nationwide Tour comes to Southern California for the inaugural Soboba Classic at the Country Club at Soboba Springs from October 1-4.

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25 players to watch (cont.)

Keep an eye on these competitors when the Nationwide Tour comes to Southern California for the inaugural Soboba Classic at the Country Club at Soboba Springs from October 1-4.

Published Sep 2009

25 players to watch (cont.)

Keep an eye on these competitors when the Nationwide Tour comes to Southern California for the inaugural Soboba Classic at the Country Club at Soboba Springs from October 1-4.

Published Sep 2009

25 players to watch (cont.)

Keep an eye on these competitors when the Nationwide Tour comes to Southern California for the inaugural Soboba Classic at the Country Club at Soboba Springs from October 1-4.

Published Sep 2009

25 players to watch (cont.)

Keep an eye on these competitors when the Nationwide Tour comes to Southern California for the inaugural Soboba Classic at the Country Club at Soboba Springs from October 1-4.

Published Sep 2009
TRAVEL

Great expectations

The Grand Del Mar follows in the fine tradition of luxury hotels known for offering world-class amenities.

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Getaways Directory

Find affordable stay-and-play packages and great golf courses at these destinations.

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Relaxing atmosphere

Relieving stress is part of the package in the quaint and peaceful surroundings at Pala Mesa Golf Resort.

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NEWS

Twenty-player field finalized for LPGA Tour's Samsung World Championship

Elite event to take place September 17-20 on South Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

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Centennial celebration

Long Beach’s Virginia Country Club marks 100 years as one of the Southland’s finest private clubs.

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Back in the game

With a $1 million purse and an ideal spot on the schedule, the Soboba Classic marks the Nationwide Tour’s return to the Southland.

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Return visit

The LPGA Tour’s best will tee it up in the San Diego area for the first time since 1993.

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GolfTEC continues to grow with the new Premium Players Club

Successful instruction business has opened 15 Southern California in past 12 months.

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Lai, Mendoza victorious at JAGS Junior Challenge at Tijeras Creek

Inocencio, Fallgren come up short at final JAGS event of the season.

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Wie's absence will hurt Samsung World Championship

Nineteen-year-old's strong recent play and intangible buzz would have made her popular draw at one of LPGA Tour's most high-profile events.

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Tournaments, events and more at courses around San Diego County

Morgan Run hosting ClubCorp Charity Classic, Crossings at Carlsbad to host Carlsbad City Championship.

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FedEx Cup: Southern California movers and shakers

Five players with local ties eliminated at Deutsche Bank Championship, while others now move on to the bubble at the BMW Championship.

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Mahan selected as one of two captain’s picks for U.S. Presidents Cup team

Orange native to make second-straight appearance in biennial team event next month at Harding Park.

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Talega’s Derek Hardy named recipient of 2009 PGA Horton Smith Award

National honor recognizes PGA professional for ‘outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education.’

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Murrieta’s Fowler propels United States to lopsided win at Walker Cup

Soon-to-be-professional player wins all four matches to compile 7-0-1 career record an biennial amateur event.

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Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course to host 2017 Walker Cup

Biennial amateur competition coming to Southern California for the first time.

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Headed by BMW Championship winner Woods, four Southern Californians qualify for Tour Championship

Notable local players failing to advance to final FedEx Cup playoff event include Kim and Perez.

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Legendary tennis figure Kramer dies at 88

Los Angeles resident became sole owner of Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills in 1960 and was responsible for the facility’s expansion.

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Bittick, Mickelson chosen to represent Califronia at biennial event

Recent UC-Berkeley graduate Gandranata also selected to team.

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Follow the LPGA Tour's Samsung World Championship at Torrey Pines

Thoughts, analysis, recaps and more from the tournament. Chime in below with your comments and questions.

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Fowler debuting as professional at Albertsons Boise Open

Twenty-year-old Murrieta native also slated to play in Nationwide Tour's Soboba Classic at Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto.

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Fowler hanging around cut line at Albertsons Boise Open

Murrieta native making professional debut on Nationwide Tour this week.

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Fowler misses cut in first professional start

Murrieta native struggles to generate any momentum at Nationwide Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open.

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Choi takes lead with blistering 63

Shin, Miyazato should pose strong competition for Sunday’s final round.

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Choi birdies 18th to seize Samsung World Championship away from Miyazato

Wet approach on finishing par 5 dooms Miyazato.

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Jun, Uribe, Chin move on to Q-School Final

O'Toole, Henderson also move on, Vargas, Wilson and Moreno fall short.

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California finishes eighth at 2009 Women’s State Team Championship

Three Southland golfers have solid showing at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.

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San Diegan welcomes baby girl, then wins Barona Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout

Finals were held Monday at Lakeside’s Barona Creek Golf Club; funds generated support Pacific Life Holiday Bowl.

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Mickelson's Tour Championship win ranks as one of most important in career

San Diego native rises above family adversity, reaffirms No. 2 world ranking.

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Pernice birdies final hole to win Champions Tour debut

Murrieta resident and UCLA graduate is 15th player to win in debut on over-50 circuit.

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California State Golf Association gives golfers a choice in Southern California

Organization’s brass has more than 50 years of combined experience.

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Baek, Pavon, and Moore lead way at FCG National Tour event at Carlton Oaks

Victories secure spots on FCG North-South Team Play Tournament in San Diego.

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COLUMNS

Senior moment

Tom Watson's inspired play at the British Open reinforced the notion that golf is a game for the ages.

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True professionals

Tour pros get all the glory, but it’s the members of the PGA who are especially deserving of a pat on the back.

Published Sep 2009