Columns

When it comes to setup, backswing, downswing and follow-through, the posture of Adam Scott is as good as it gets.

Basic instincts

Good mechanics and rhythm are things that set pros apart
JAMIE MULLIGAN, PGA
Columnist Randy Youngman's 54-hole golf odyssey on Tom Fazio-designed courses in Orange County ended on No. 18 at Pelican Hill South.

Hitting it off

Playing three Tom Fazio layouts in OC in one day is labor of love
RANDY YOUNGMAN
Epson America's Randy Bergstedt (right) shows Southland Golf editor Al Petersen details of his driver swing after testing the Epson M-Tracer MT500G.

Hi, tech!

The Epson M-Tracer is among many of the top golf gadgets in play
AL PETERSEN
Shilah Sarkissian teaches yoga at area studios, partners with Monarch Beach Golf Academy in Dana Point and leads retreats for golfers and wellness seekers.

Golf yoga instructor wants to stretch your mind ... and body

AL PETERSEN

Equipment

The GolfBuddy WT5 is the company's latest offering in the wearable GPS device market.

Technically speaking

Today's golf gadgets and products are designed to do - and help - all
RICK LIMPERT AND AL PETERSEN

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

Travel

Sandpiper Golf Course in Goleta is one of several on the Central Coast for visitors to play.

Central casting

Middle portion of coastal California has several lures for golfers
KEN VAN VECHTEN
The nine-hole Bear Mountain Golf Course is relatively short, but the long views are second to none.

On the prowl

A buddy golf trip to Big Bear can be cool, calm and collectively fun
JUDD SPICER
The par-3 seventh hole at Makai Golf Club at Princeville is a cliff-side beauty.

Island stopping

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

Northwest passages

Chambers Bay one of several beautiful courses in Washington
HAL QUINN

Courses

The 11th hole at Pala Mesa.

Distance control

Pala Mesa seeks to add length to stay viable on the tournament trail
COREY ROSS
Salt Creek Golf Club in Chula Vista is considered the most links-like layout in San Diego.

Quirks of nature

Salt Creek hopes a links golf revival leads players to its alternative layout
COREY ROSS
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

Instruction

PGA Tour rookie Tony Finau performs the Medicine Ball Chest Pass during a recent workout session.

Off the wall

Medicine Ball Chest Pass is good for overall body fitness and strength
CODY CARTER
Pretending that two wet sponges are under your feet will help you squeeze more distance out of your swing.

Squeeze play

A feeling of sponges under your feet will help you dig in for more power
DAVE MARR, PGA
Driving an angled tee into the ground is a good drill for compressing the ball and hitting purer irons shots.

Moving forward

Look ahead to crisper iron shots with drills to stop chunky contact
GEOFF MURTHA
Holding an object and rotating your body like you're swinging a club will help you stay connected when you have a club in your hand.

Home remedy

Not being able to get to the range doesn't mean practice has to stop
TONY BROOKS, PGA

Apparel

Seiko's 24-jeweled Automatic Diver SKXA35 watch combines fashion, versatility and high-tech capabilities.

Time share

Today's high-tech watches go well beyond showing hours and minutes
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
Callaway's blue macro plaid shorts are among several offerings from manufacturers this season that combine comfort, flexibility and technological advantages.

Short story

More functionality in the bottom-wear market is starting to get legs
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
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