April 9, 2007 |
Unlike many of American golf's established hotbeds, Southern California has seen a great deal of history played out over its private and public courses, giving even the humblest muni player numerous opportunities to walk, literally, in the footsteps of the game's giants. Profiled here are 10 of the Southland's most historic layouts, a group that includes the old, the very old and even, surprisingly, the new.
June 11, 1995 |
Listed herein are private golf courses in Los Angeles and Orange counties and the San Francisco Bay area that restrict women's tee times on Saturday mornings, according to golf pros and club officials. Some courses also restrict women's play on Sunday mornings. Also listed are courses that reported no such restrictions. Courses surveyed were listed in California Golf: The Complete Guide, 1995 edition.
June 1, 1985
The Bruce and Linda Jenner Celebrity Tennis "Love Match" Tournament will be held today at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. More than 40 celebrities will pair with an equal number of local players in round-robin competition, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the show-business personalities expected to attend are Anson Williams of "Happy Days," David Hasselhoff of "Night Rider," Michael Warren of "Hill Street Blues," Morgan Brittany of "Dallas" and Cindy Gibb of "Fame."
February 15, 1997 |
As some of the higher scores came in from Friday's opening round at the Los Angeles Women's Championship--an 84 here, an 89 there--Cherie Zaun might have felt a little better. The 87 she shot in qualifying earlier this week might have seemed a little less horrible, maybe just a bump in the road for a new player trying to fight her way onto the LPGA tour. "She's got what it takes to be out here," said Helen Alfredsson, a friend and tour veteran. "She's got a good swing and she's competitive."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993 |
Golf--a great game. Millions of us pit ourselves regularly against that small white ball, watching the sweet shot arc toward the green, cursing the hook into the rough. A splendid, tantalizing obsession. (And the mild exercise is good for you.) There are said to be close to 200 golf courses in Los Angeles County. But that never seems to be enough. Someone is always dreaming of an exclusive golf course with a pot of gold on the 18th green.
August 6, 1993 |
There's a special significance to the history of the course on Western Avenue between El Segundo and 120th Street. It was once known as a "Hustlers" course. Any hotshot in town with a game in his bag and cash in his wallet was welcome. There were plenty of takers in the 1950s. Players such as Doug Sanders and Tommy Bolt would come around whenever the PGA Tour was in town. Lee Elder and Charlie Sifford were among the regulars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1998 |
The Los Angeles City Council recently approved a proposal to allow a developer to build a golf course in the Big Tujunga Wash, one of the city's last remaining wilderness areas and the last place in the city where a major river runs freely. Residents, environmentalists, unions and city officials were deeply divided over the plan by Foothills Golf Development Group to build a course on 160 acres. KARIMA A.
October 27, 2002 |
If you think about the 10 or 15 things you absolutely have to do today, and the various decisions you have to make about them, how helpful would you say your daily newspaper is likely to be in any of those endeavors? My guess is you'd say, "Not very" -- no matter what paper you read.