Columns

You don't want to make me angry.

Teeing off

There are several things that annoy me about golf. Thanks for asking
RANDY YOUNGMAN
The fifth hole at Journey at Pechanga shows the rugged beauty evident throughout the entire property in Temecula.

The hole story

Listing Southland favorites is hard, but we gave it our best shot
AL PETERSEN
Arnold Palmer gives a thumbs up before the ceremonial first tee shot at this year's Masters.

Long live the King

Arnold Palmer's legacy is part of the past - and future - of the game
RANDY YOUNGMAN
Shadow Ridge is one of close to 130 golf courses available to residents of and visitors to the Coachella Valley.

A site to see

Golf is just one of several enticing activities in the Coachella Valley
AL PETERSEN

Equipment

Inserts in the TaylorMade Berwick, Soto, Mullen and Juno putters are designed to give better feel and more confidence.

Rolling along

TaylorMade's TP Collection putters have an insert made for better feel
JORY MENDES
PXG's 0311XF iron collection continues the company's bold foray into the golf equipment industry.

Cutting edge

PXG's new blade irons are designed to hit crisper shots from the fairway
LEELA BRENNAN
The Mizuno JPX900 drivers, fairway woods and hybrids are being touted as the company's best yet.

Ready for launch

Mizuno's new driver, woods and hybrids line primed for power
JOHNATHAN MCGINTY
Tour Edge's Hot Launch 2 3-wood is part of the new line of clubs that are priced less expensively than most models.

Price fight

Tour Edge's Hot Launch 2 models marketed as offering more for less
JOANNE MILLER

Travel

The 17th hole at Danzante Bay Golf Club is a thing of beauty and one that architect Rees Jones says is one of his favorites in the world.

Nature takes its course

The landscape at Danzante Bay Golf Club is an environmental beauty
AL PETERSEN
The casitas at Boulders Resort & Spa have a livelier look since the recent renovation at the Scottsdale site.

On the rocks

Boulders Resort & Spa undergoes a refreshing renovation at its site
AL PETERSEN
The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland is a fantastic display of links golf at its finest.

Simple pleasures

Golf in Scotland lets visitors see the landscape in all its natural glory
GARRETT JOHNSTON
The 18th hole on the Old Course at Half Moon Bay brings golfers to the Ritz-Carlton resort, where more gorgeous sites await.

See-worthy

A rugged coastal landscape and two courses make Half Moon Bay special
AL PETERSEN

Courses

The 18th hole on the South Course at Pelican Hill is a great way to finish a round, and entice you back to tee it up there or at the equally beautiful North Course.

Orange County

No matter your style of play, there's something here for all tastes
RANDY YOUNGMAN
The 17th hole on the Firecliff Course at Desert Willow shows the beauty at the Palm Desert facility that has two layouts.

IE/Coachella Valley

A broad landscape of diversity provides plenty of quality choices
JUDD SPICER
The 14th hole at Maderas in Poway ends with an uphill approach over a rustic ravine.

San Diego County

With so many great options available, the choices are endless
COREY ROSS
The second hole on the Eisenhower Course at Industry Hills is a great short-par with several elements in play.

Los Angeles County

Mysterious country clubs? Sure. But the region has more to offer as well
MIKE JAMES

Instruction

Finding a shortish and straight putt on a practice green and using a yardstick will help you develop a consistent stroke for making those testers when it counts.

Straight shooter

Practice short putts with a yardstick to help you see the proper line
DEVAN BONEBRAKE
Pretending that you're skipping a stone across a lake is a good drill to help you swing through the ball and not at it.

Moving forward

Emulate the proper motion to point your swing in the right direction
BY KATI BISZANTZ
Pointing the club in your arms down at another club on the ground by your back foot means you're in a tightly coiled position and ready to start the downswing.

Power play

Proper weight shift and rotation are crucial for getting more distance
JORDAN KING THOMAS, PGA
A Flamingo Drill, where you pull your rear foot back while in your stance, is good practice for getting the proper weight balance on chips and pitches.

Back it up

Most weight should be on your front foot for the best chips and pitches
DEVAN BONEBRAKE, PGA

People

Len Kennet was inducted into the SCGA Hall of Fame in late October.

Child's play

Len Kennet's years of dedication to youth golf is lauded by the SCGA
JULIA PINE
A photo of Jerry Barber was on display during his induction ceremony into the SCGA Hall of Fame.

Work in progress

Jerry Barber's legacy lives on through golfing family members
MIKE JAMES
To say that Tiffany Joh enjoys her job as a golfer and the lifestyle and platform it gives her would be an understatement.

Laughing matters

Tiffany Joh uses social media to have fun and make connections
GARRETT JOHNSTON
Ryan Moore reacts after making a birdie during his singles match at the Ryder Cup. It was the first experience in the event for Moore, who said he can't wait to do it again in two years, if he makes the team.

National treasure

Ryan Moore's first Ryder Cup was filled with U.S. pride and joy
GARRETT JOHNSTON

Apparel

Duluth briefcases are made from premium grade cowhide leather with a main compartment that includes a document sleeve, various pockets and room for laptops up to 15 inches across.

Little pleasures

Good things really do come in small packages with these gift items
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
A dual-caster garment bag from Victorinox Swiss Army has several compartments and pockets to keep items safe and crisp.

Weather patterns

Apparel that works in a variety of ways is nice to have on your trip
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
JH Design Group's wool jackets and wool leather varsity jackets have a classic look, two inner and two outer pockets and a silk lining.

Back in the game

The Rams' return to L.A. brings excitement ... and more options.
RANDY WILLIAMS
The Bolle Flak 2.0 Prizm Golf sunglasses are designed for optimum viewing potential while on the course.

Clear the air

Technology in sunglasses puts the focus on clarity and performance
RANDY O. WILLIAMS