Going for broke AL PETERSEN
Whenever someone on the first tee mentions a gambling game, I shuffle my feet, reach into my pocket, check the money clip and say something to the effect of, “Let me know what I owe at the...
Better with age RANDY YOUNGMAN
Whom will Southland golf fans follow when the Toshiba Classic returns to Newport Beach Country Club this month?
By the (rule) book JAMIE MULLIGAN, PGA
People often ask me about the most important rule in golf. My answer might surprise you, but it’s simply this: Play the ball as it lies until you hole out. In essence, that’s golf in a...
Riding the wave AL PETERSEN
I moved to the Southland later in life and didn’t grow up in a surf culture. Living in Huntington Beach, however, makes me wonder if I would have been good at it. Except for that paddling thing, it...
Fun and games RANDY YOUNGMAN
Has it really been 20 years since “Tin Cup” hit the big screen with a mighty splash, like any one of Roy McAvoy’s ill-advised approach shots on the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open?
Healthy attitude AL PETERSEN
If you’ve played in a charity golf event the past dozen years, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Eric Tracy. You can’t miss him, really. He’s the guy in the Loudmouth clothes...
Watering hole RANDY YOUNGMAN
The golf hole is so famous and unique that you start thinking about it long before you play it. And if you’re like me, sometimes you plan your vacation around it. It’s the reason we flew into...
Driving forces RANDY YOUNGMAN
I’ve played more than 250 golf courses around the world, including many venues on which major championships have been played, but you’ll never guess which one features my favorite tee shot of...
Lesson plan AL PETERSEN
If Ben Hogan dug his answers out of the dirt when honing his swing, it’s a good bet that many of today’s golfers seek help while standing on high-tech mats with cameras, lasers, launch...
Take it easy JAMIE MULLIGAN, PGA
Someone recently asked me at a clinic if I thought I’d seen everything in golf. It’s a tough question, but one of the things I know I see too much are golfers who try too hard on the range or...