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September 2011

COURSES

Bird’s-eye views

Seeing a layout from above provides golfers — and architects — with a great view of how to play or build a hole.

Published Sep 2011

Going green

Encinitas Ranch irrigates with recycled wastewater and saves a bundle.

Published Sep 2011

Home for a range

Braemar Country Club’s long-awaited practice facility is part of the private club’s $6 million renovation project.

Published Sep 2011

Terrifically tree-free

But there are still plenty of challenges at The links at Summerly.

Published Sep 2011

Sweet 16

For variety, value and VIP treatment, head to San Diego County and try your hand at one or more of these welcoming courses.

Published Sep 2011
INSTRUCTION

A loaded swing

Three little moves, and a skeleton suit, add up to greater power and accuracy.

Published Sep 2011

Swing thoughts

From getting more distance to making fewer bogeys, check out what these five Southland instructors say about some keys to the game.

Published Sep 2011

A need for speed

Accelerating through the ball takes practice, which can be fun for juniors if a little amusement is added to the sessions.

Published Sep 2011

Anger management

Properly handling frustrating situations is key to lowering your blood pressure and your score.

Published Sep 2011

Darren Clarke

The major champion discusses his keys to success on the golf course.

Published Sep 2011

Game changers

Ten of the Southland’s top instructors offer tips and strategies for players who want to improve their swing and thought process.

Published Sep 2011

Teach me!

Looking to sculpt your swing into shape? Check out these top golf schools.

Published Sep 2011
EQUIPMENT

Tools of the trade

Get the help you need with these game-improvement gadgets.

Published Sep 2011
PEOPLE

Jim Flick

When it comes to teaching the modern game naturally, the Carlsbad-based pro has few peers.

Published Sep 2011

The People’s Golfer

From Washington D.C. to Inland Empire courses, U.S. Congressman Joe Baca champions the game he loves.

Published Sep 2011
FITNESS

Teaching the head game

A martial arts grand master brings the principles of mental toughness to golfers.

Published Sep 2011
TRAVEL

Southern comfort

La Paz is a relaxing, welcoming and environmentally
friendly gem in Baja California Sur that is quietly
working golf into the game plan of its focus on
new homes, resorts and tourism.

Published Sep 2011

Site to see

Half Moon Bay Golf Links’ two scenic courses add to the grandeur of The Ritz-Cartlon resort.

Published Sep 2011

Fit for a king

With luxurious accommodations and a world-class Arnold Palmer-designed course, the Park Hyatt Aviara is a royal destination.

Published Sep 2011
APPAREL

Looking good, doing good

Golf clothing company Travis Mathew shares its recent successes through charitable giving.

Published Sep 2011

The outer golfer

On the course or in the clubhouse, these dapper duds will have you turning heads.

Published Sep 2011
NEWS

Golfing For the Kids Tournament Helps Raise $300,000

Published Sep 2011

High spirits at Alta Vista

A perfect day on a private course for nearly 130 golfers at Southland Golf’s Summer Classic.

Published Sep 2011
COLUMNS

Higher education

Whether it’s the game of golf or the game of life, the only way to improve is through learning.

Published Sep 2011

Worst-case scenarios

Poor and boorish behavior has no place on the golf course. But not everyone has gotten the memo.

Published Sep 2011