Columns

Stephanie Ellingwood and Jully Peng are co-founders of My Body Stats. The InBody 570 diagnostic machine is the centerpiece of the operation.

The skinny on fat

Weight is far from the only or best indicator of a person's fitness level
AL PETERSEN
Gary McCord is much better known for his TV commentary than his golf game. The Orange County native had a license plate to drive home that point.

Test drives

Some clever vanity license plates seem like perfect fits for players
RANDY YOUNGMAN
Efficient practice has made Phil Mickelson one of the best players in PGA Tour history.

Home on the range

Practice like you mean it and you'll play better during your rounds
JAMIE MULLIGAN, PGA
Old Greenwood in Truckee is one of several nice layouts in the Lake Tahoe area and among a number of great courses the magazine editor has played.

Simply the best

Whether in the Southland or abroad, great golf is everywhere
AL PETERSEN

Equipment

The Callaway XR16 driver is designed with a high-speed and lower drag in the crown.

Flying high

Callaway hooks up with Boeing on a new line of drivers and woods
SCOTT GORYL
TaylorMade's Spider mallet putter for 2016 features square trailing weight pads.

Rolling along

TaylorMade's new putter models are designed for cutting strokes
JORY MENDES
TaylorMade's new Tour Preferred X golf ball.

Ready for launch

TaylorMade's 2016 ball lineup focuses on the old and new

Back in the game

Callway's Big Bertha drivers being touted as design breakthrough

Travel

Sand Hollow Golf Course is one of several rugged and natural beauties in the St. George, Utah, area.

Rock solid

Rugged scenery and good golf make St. George a cool spot to see
ERIC N. HART
The options at Indian Canyons Golf Resort show the diversity of appearance that's evident throughout the Coachella Valley.

A warm embrace

The Coachella Valley has a little something for all tastes
JUDD SPICER
Jack's Point Golf Course is one of several rugged beauties dotting the New Zealand landscape.

Open for anything

New Zealand golf is a perfect complement to other activities
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
Some of the holes at El Cameleon Golf Club on the property of the Fairmont Mayakoba not only have views of the water, but practically touch it.

All together now

The all-inclusive Fairmont Mayakoba is a golf and family haven
MICHAEL LEDNOVICH

Courses

A renovation project headed by Tom Weiskopf on the North Course at Torrey Pines is set to begin in February and completed in about six months.

New course of action

The North Course of Torrey Pines will soon have a different look
COREY ROSS
The open spaces at CrossCreek in Temecula make a round of golf an enjoyable experience.

A good look

The secluded ambience at CrossCreek is worth discovering
COREY ROSS
The two course options at Desert Willow Golf Resort and colorful and dynamic, much like many other playing options in the Coachella Valley.

Stay and play and play

Course options in the Coachella Valley are hot and plentiful
JUDD SPICER
The 18th hole at Pelican Hill South is one of the better finishing holes in Orange County.

It's all good

Pelican Hill duo leads a diverse offering of play in Orange County
RANDY YOUNGMAN

Instruction

Making contact with the equator of the ball will get it rolling truer on the green for better distance control.

Center of attention

Make contact with the middle of the ball for better rolls on the green
JORDAN KING THOMAS, PGA
The right forefinger is a key spot for feeling a proper transition from the top to the bottom of your swing.

Trigger finger

The right touch with a key digit will help your swing from top to bottom
GEOFF MURTHA
Take advantage of your wedge's lofts to hit different types of shots around the green.

Air lines

Controlling your ball's trajectory will help you get it closer to the flagstick
RANDY CHANG, PGA
Loading your body properly will go a long way toward a more powerful swing and more distance.

Spin cycle

Loading, storing, firing and finishing will lead to a strong pivot
GEOFF MURTHA

People

Damon Goddard puts top-ranked golfer Jordan Spieth through a workout.

From the top

Jordan Spieth's trainer says his star pupil has the drive to improve
GARRETT JOHNSTON
Rickie Fowler is known for his colorful clothes on the course, but the Murrieta native is also making a name for himself with his game the past couple of years.

Movin' on up

IE native Rickie Fowler is sneakily having an impact on the rankings
JIM ALEXANDER
James Hahn's victory at Riviera in 2015 was a pleasant surprise for the player who hopes more good things can happen on the course in 2016.

Hollywood ending

James Hahn seeks more good stories like his victory at Riviera
GARRETT JOHNSTON
Jason Day had a lot to be happy about in 2015, which was a good year for him on the golf course.

It's a new Day

The popular Australian's win at Torrey Pines led to a great year
GARRETT JOHNSTON

Apparel

A varsity jacket emblazoned with logo of the San Diego Chargers could become a collector's item if the NFL team moves to Inglewood.

Passion statement

Wearing hearts on sleeves is possible for golf and NFL fans
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
Colorful zip vests from Bobby Jones are one of several options for golfers who like playing when the elements could get cool and damp.

Warming trend

Manufacturers are full of good ideas for retaining heat and staying dry
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
Smaller items that can be personalized, such as this pen and letter opener set with a golf theme, oftentimes have extra special meaning for the gift recipient.

Thoughts that count

Personalized items will have more meaning for recipients
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
Club Glove's gear bags have dual side pockets and a removable padded shoulder strap.

Baggage claims

Luggage manufacturers tout versatility, durability and color
RANDY O. WILLIAMS