As a member of Rancho Park's Women's Golf Club, I must thank Edward J. Boyer for his thoughtful article "The Wise Man of Rancho Park" (Dec. 14). I have not had the pleasure of taking lessons from John Edmond Jr., but I am always greeted by his warm smile and his "How'd it go?" as I walk off the 18th green.
It was time for a change at Rancho. Yong "Steve" Oh was fortunate to be granted a 15-year contract. The driving range is in desperate need of remodeling and the pro shop was obsolete. Bringing in PGA professionals, however, will not make a difference to the thousands of duffers who feed $5 bills into the ball machines and hack away. There are many broken things that need to be fixed, but the teaching pros are not one of them.