Equipment

A fitting conclusion

Getting clubs for your swing is easier with today's technology
AL PETERSEN
Bob Lamkin and Bob Lamkin Sr. have had a hand in the golf grip industry for many decades.

Coming to grips

The Lamkin family has had a hand in the golf industry for 90 years
ERIC TRACY
Dave Musty displays the six basic head designs he uses for his company's custom putters made of wood.

Dave Musty carving a niche in the putter world

GREG MELLEN

Just when you're used to your clubs, here comes more!

AL PETERSEN

Travel

The par-3 seventh hole at Makai Golf Club at Princeville is a cliff-side beauty.

Island hopping offers numerous options

The only trouble in paradise could be deciding where to play golf
AL PETERSEN
The third hole of Chambers Bay.

Northwest passages are worth the trip

Chambers Bay one of several beautiful courses in Washington
HAL QUINN

Corde Valle's quiet nature perfect for golf and seclusion

AL PETERSEN
The Fairmont Banff Springs is like a fortress in the mountains in Alberta.

Natural beauty abounds in Alberta

AL PETERSEN

Courses

Balboa Park has been around for 100 years. Plans are in the works to keep it relevant for many years to come.

Old faithful

Balboa Park has had a loyal following in area for 100 years
COREY ROSS
Birch Hills Golf Club in Brea has a fresh look thanks to renovations done by noted architect Casey O'Callaghan.

Back in play

Birch Hills reopens with an updated focus and a renovated look
JOHN DUNPHY
Reducing turf at Carmel Mountain Ranch is a nod the environment and water conservation.

Fringe benefits

Turf reduction at Carmel Mountain Ranch seen as nod to the future
BERNIE D'AMATO
Journey at Pechanga is a mixture of rugged terrain and gorgeous long views.

Journey at Pechanga weathers dry storm

CIARA GREEN

Instruction

To chip it close, use a putting stroke with your club of choice.

Different strokes

A putting setup and motion will improve chips from just off green
TONY BROOKS, PGA
Sharpen your putting focus with this tee drill.

Get on a roll

A putting drill with tees helps with speed and bolsters confidence
JEFF JONES, PGA
Andy Gaither, a teaching professional at Black Gold in Yorba Linda, was selected as the 2014 Southern California PGA Metro Chapter Teacher of the Year.

Andy Gaither talks - and teaches - a good game

MICHAEL LEDNOVICH
Making a good pivot requires coiling into a full shoulder turn before exploding through the ball and following through.

One good turn

A pivot drill can have you firing on all cylinders and hitting better shots
GEOFF MURTHA

Apparel

Sundog's Clutch model is one of the eyewear company's TrueBlue options that are being touted as a breakthrough in eye protection, comfort and style.

Hidden benefits

Sundog's TrueBlue technology takes style to a protective level
HAL QUINN
Bolle's Sixth Sense sunglasses have photochromic lenses and exterior and interior coatings to cut fog and reduce glare when on the course.

Seeing is believing

Sunglasses are pairing style, technology and better vision
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
Anisul Huq and Ryan Merriman are golfing buddies and business partners at 19th Hole Swag.

Setting sales

A new golf apparel site is geared toward saving on name brands
BY JAMIE LOBEL
Antigua's new performance cotton line is moisture wicking and geared toward active wearers.

Cotton pickin'

Companies aim to get the once-popular golf fabric back on course
RANDY O. WILLIAMS