Columns

Name the club, and chances are it's in the columnist's garage.

Welcome to the clubs

When it comes to equipment storage, the garage is home sweet home
RANDY YOUNGMAN
Erixon's Q-Star Tour ball is one of several the company has upgraded this year.

Great balls of fire!

What you hit is just as important to scoring as what you hit it with
AL PETERSEN
Take time to relax and enjoy golf while on the course.

Stimulating experience

Golf is a game that should engage all of your senses for optimal play
JAMIE MULLIGAN, PGA
Helyne Joseph has her eyes set on the LPGA Tour as she strives for a bigger platform to promote her worldly and environmental causes.

Playing through

A Southland golfer wants to use the game as a platform to help others
AL PETERSEN

Equipment

TaylorMade's M2 irons for 2017 utilize a variety of technologies the company found useful in other products.

Moving forward

TaylorMade upgrades its M2 irons by combining previous technologies
JORY MENDES
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

Travel

What you see at the first hole of Wailea Golf Club's Emerald Course is par for the course at the golf facility that has two other layouts for players as well.

Triple play

Staying, playing and exploring in Wailea are doable with three courses
AL PETERSEN
The Plantation Course at Kapalua is bold and beautiful, making it a perfect fit for that area of Maui.

Wide open

The views are vast and the options endless when visiting Kapalua
AL PETERSEN
The Royal Kaanapali Golf Course has a nice mix of holes and scenic viewing options.

Nice and cozy

Kaanapali's courses and nearby lodging make for a stress-free stay
AL PETERSEN
The 17th hole at Manele shows the challenge and beauty associated with the layout in Lanai.

Peace on earth

A renovated golf resort in Lanai is the ultimate great escape for serenity
AL PETERSEN

Courses

The par-3 15th hole at Torrey Pines North used to be No. 6 but was changed because of the nines being flipped during a renovation by Tom Weiskopf.

The right direction

Torrey Pines North renovation means South is no longer lone star
RANDY YOUNGMAN
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

Instruction

Practicing chips and pitches with one hand - both right and left - will promote a smooth swing and give you a feel for what each hand is doing.

A helping hand

Good rhythm and motion for pitches and chips require the correct feel
BY CHRIS MAYSON, PGA
Putting a potato chip between your teeth while swinging a golf club will help you check the amount of tension there is your motion. If it breaks, you need to lighten up.

Easy does it

A potato chip can help rid your golf swing of too much tension
BY ALISON CURDT, PGA
Hitting a ball out of a buried can be handled two ways, with both methods requiring a sound setup and good technique.

Rise and shine

Your setup and technique are crucial for getting balls out of buried lies
BY JORDAN KING THOMAS, PGA
Freeing your mind of excessive swing thoughts will free you up for a more comfortable and smoother swing.

Imagine that

Clear your mind by picturing a smooth swing prior to contact
BY O'NEILL COWAN, PGA

People

Women on Course founder Donna Hoffman is excited to be back in the game and looking forward to further growth.

New course of action

A women's learning and networking option is back with renewed focus
BARBARA KIMLER
Kenny Perry is known as one of the more personable players in professional golf.

A good sport

Kenny Perry has thrived by being open and listening to golf's greats
GARRETT JOHNSTON
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher plays as much golf as possible these days, whether at home in Chicago or Scottsdale or at charity or celebrity events.

A Bear's necessity

Former Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher can't play enough golf
AL PETERSEN
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

Apparel

The Adidas Powerband Boa Boost

Stepping up

Golf shoe manufacturers rolling out style, comfort and performance
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
Vivacity Sportswear is designed and made by women in San Diego for women who want to look good on and off the golf course.

Fashion statement

Women's clothing company making a splash on and off the course
AL PETERSEN
This wool winter hat from Dale of Norway has a waterproof lining and water-repellent technology.

Cold comfort

Staying warm and dry are keys to fun and safety when in wintry climes
RANDY O. WILLIAMS
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