August 14, 1988 |
The white line of golf carts at the Sea Island Golf Club curled like a breaking wave on the nearby Georgia coast. I approached with a friend and veered, automatically, toward the passenger side. "No, you drive," he said. "I'll navigate." "I've never driven a golf cart," I said, in that championship golf whisper I learned from TV. "High time you did," said my pal, who lives on St. Simons Island.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988
In the recent controversy over the Fairway Building in Studio City I have been unfairly painted with the same brush as the developer of that building. On Aug. 24, The Times quoted Polly Ward, president of Studio City Residents Assn., saying a building about to be constructed at Ventura Boulevard and Blue Canyon Avenue, on land I partially own, would be similar to the Fairway Building. This is completely false. Our development consists of two buildings, not one contrived as two. Measured at the center, the front building rises 44 feet above the curb.
December 8, 1985
Move-ins have begun into homes at The Fairways by 25 of the initial buyers in the first phase of development at the Wood Ranch, a master-planned project at the western entrance to the Simi Valley. The Fairways, planned to have 142 garden homes in 12 phases and 111 patio homes in seven phases, vary in price from $124,900 to $172,900 and range in size from 1,228 to 1,853 square feet. The homes adjoin two fairways of the Wood Ranch Golf Course.
July 19, 1999 |
Hugh Campbell, chairman of the Royal and Ancient championship committee, said that Carnoustie's fairways were set up too narrow. "By the time we realized there might be a problem, it was too late to do anything about it," said Campbell, the senior official in charge of preparing the course. Weather conditions enabled the rough to grow taller than expected and tall rough combined with narrow fairways made Carnoustie even more difficult than usual.
July 18, 1999 |
Hitting errant tee shots on one of the most difficult golf courses in Southern California is not the normal recipe for success, but it worked for Scott McGhion. The 31-year-old middle school teacher from Bermuda Dunes struggled to hit fairways Saturday on the Zaharias course at Industry Hills, but made some crucial par saves and grabbed the lead after three rounds of the SCGA Amateur championship.
April 14, 1998 |
The event: Take a Swing at Hunger, a golf tournament to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Charmac, the title sponsor, staged the fairway fund-raiser at the Western Hills Golf & Country Club in Chino Hills. Teeing off: About 170 amateur golfers hit the links on picturesque greens nestled in a canyon. "Nobody here has ever been on tour. They're just people who love to play golf," said Dan Rogers, event chairman.
June 26, 2008 |
OF THE roughly 16,000 books that have been published on the game of golf, a disproportionate number -- perhaps as high as one-third -- lie in the area of instruction. The reason for this is simple: They sell. A lot. But how does the average golfer sift through this maze of promises (and, frequently, quackery) to determine which titles might be worth acquiring? Here are nine essential titles, selected for their excellence in clearly and effectively illustrating various aspects of the game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1992 |
Ask Bob, a bearded, grizzled man, what he sees when he gazes into the sky above the Big Tujunga Wash, and he won't spin yarns of flying saucers or almond-eyed aliens who purportedly abducted and interrogated two terrified local women 40 years ago. Instead, he'll talk about the two families of red-tailed hawks he knows by sight or the great horned owl he likes to watch glide through the air, or the violently yellow wild parrots he glimpses when he's lucky.
January 9, 1992 |
Golf looks like such a wonderful way to make a living! I mean, there's no heavy lifting. You walk out on the tee, you just put your hand out behind you and someone hands you a ball, carries your clubs, reads you the breaks and high-fives you when you make good. Hey, you're out in the fresh air and sunshine. The grass is green, the birds are singing--in the trees and on the greens. The crowd is adoring. Your clothes are furnished by the manufacturer, the finest wools and cottons.
November 6, 1990 |
The Fairway group of automotive dealerships has agreed to pay about $80,000 to settle a civil lawsuit that alleged it fail to tell car buyers that they were getting former rental vehicles, the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday. Fairway Lincoln Mercury, Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford were accused of violating a state Department of Motor Vehicles regulation by failing to tell more than 60 customers that they were buying used rental cars.