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December 2011

COURSES

2012 Southland Golf Series

Sign up today to play 7 of the region’s dream courses.

Published Dec 2011
INSTRUCTION

The practice-perfect swing

For greater consistency, hit the ball that isn’t there.

Published Dec 2011

Tom Pernice Jr.

Working out the details with the tour veteran.

Published Dec 2011

Getting it down cold

It does rain in Southern California, and it gets pretty cold, too. Here’s how to adjust your game to handle winter’s chill.

Published Dec 2011

Winter rules

Don’t let a little cold and dampness keep you off the course.

Published Dec 2011
EQUIPMENT

A handicap is no disadvantage

Building and maintaining one is easy, and helps level the playing field.

Published Dec 2011

Wireless wonder

The latest SkyCaddie features Wi-Fi capability, among other on-course parlor tricks.

Published Dec 2011

TaylorMade introduces RocketBallz line for 2012

New clubs notable for increased ball speed, distance, says manufacturer.

Published Dec 2011
PEOPLE

Lehman named Champions Tour Player of the Year

Veteran golfer wins award for third time.

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Lexi Thompson youngest golfer to win on both sides of the Atlantic

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Luke Donald scores money title double

No. 1 player tops American and European lists

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Sifford, Alcott named to SCGA Hall of Fame

Sifford broke golf’s color barrier; Alcott won 29 times in 30 years on the LPGA Tour.

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Phil Mickelson

Inside the ropes or out, this San Diego native is one of the greats.

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Alan Shepard

A 400-yard shot with a 6-iron? It’s easy when you’re on the moon.

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Bing Crosby

His tournament for pro golf and Hollywood greats retains the spirit of the original Clambake.

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Scotty Cameron

The famed putter maker learned his craft while puttering around in an Orange County garage.

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John Anselmo, PGA

The longtime golf instructor who honed the swing of a young Tiger Woods wants all his students to feel at home on the range.

Published Dec 2011

The 2011 Southland Golf Hall of Fame

Our picks for 2011 are emblematic of the best traditions of the game.

Published Dec 2011

Watney may make history with blown birdie

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Jim Holtgrieve named Walker Cup captain for 2013

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57!!

Robert Twine plays an out-of-his-mind, out-of-this-world round.

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Drinking and driving with W.C. Fields

Golf informed the great comedian’s finest work, and got him evicted by swans.

Published Dec 2011
TRAVEL

Getting knocked ‘Sideways’ on the Central Coast

Spectacular golf, rustic elegance and oceans of wine, all in the still-fresh footsteps of Miles and Jack.

Published Dec 2011

Must-play courses

From the desert to the sea, book your tee times now at these scenic golf destinations.

Published Dec 2011
GOLFER'S GUIDE

You’re an honored guest at Par 4 Golf properties

You’re always in the center of the best action at Primm Valley, Badlands and Silverstone.

Published Dec 2011

A Tantilizing 20

Plenty of holiday cheer at these Inland Empire beauties.

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You’ve been good?

Then you deserve a nice, long look at this lineup of stellar gifts to celebrate the season, and your game.

Published Dec 2011

The event experts

The tournament and event staffs at these top courses will make sure the details are handled with style and ease.

Published Dec 2011
NEWS

What par-4 hole?

Long-drive champions pound out shots of more than 400 yards.

Published Dec 2011

Win a walk inside the ropes with the pros!

Farmers Insurance Honorary Observer contest is underway!

Published Dec 2011

Bradley, Steele win Franklin Templeton Shootout

The pair are the first PGA Tour rookies to win the tournament.

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Tiger Roars at 2012 Chevron World Challenge

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Inaugural Womens Cup matches at Mission Hills

Matches feature 16 female pro standouts from SCPGA and Women's SoCal Golf Council.

Published Dec 2011
COLUMNS

The round

Playing the dream round of a lifetime at Pebble Beach, and ending up in the zone.

Published Dec 2011

Sneaking a 6 on the Saturn V

Smilin’ Al makes history with a pair of rock-hard range balls.

Published Dec 2011