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August 14, 2009 | Philip Hersh
BERLIN -- Golf and rugby took a big step toward joining 2016 Summer Olympics, making the cut after the IOC rejected bids from baseball, softball and three other sports. The International Olympic Committee executive board today also denied squash, karate and roller sports. The board will submit golf and rugby sevens -- a faster-paced version of the standard 15-a-side game -- for ratification by the full 106-member IOC assembly in Copenhagen in October. "In the end, the decision came down to which two would add the most value," IOC president Jacques Rogge said.
August 16, 1994
The article about the need for more golf courses in Ventura County stated that neighbors of the planned Hill Canyon golf course "have come out strongly against the proposals." This is not true in the case of the Santa Rosa Valley. The Santa Rosa Valley Community Assn. represents residents and homeowners associations in this valley. We support the principle of the city of Thousand Oaks building a golf course in Hill Canyon. When this was first proposed by the city, we objected to the attempt to include a 50-acre parcel of county-owned property in the golf course with little in return.
November 14, 1993
Project Is Not Reasonable It is five years since the developers of the proposed world-class golf course on private property in the Big Tujunga Wash submitted an application for a permit to the appropriate federal agencies. Five long years and no decision for a project that has overwhelming community support. It's not reasonable. What kind of patience, what kind of judgment is required from an applicant to get a governmental decision? Despite news reports to the contrary, it has been the applicant, Cosmo World, that has been leading the fight to protect and preserve the alleged endangered species, the slender-horned spineflower.
September 21, 1997
Your Sept. 1 article on Mile Square [Regional] Park misses the most important point, that the Orange County Board of Supervisors is planning to develop 62% of Orange County's most popular county regional park for the benefit of a tiny minority. Only one out of 11 Californians plays even one round of golf a year. Over two-thirds of all rounds are played by "avid golfers," who comprise less than 2% of the population. These avid golfers average 61.7 rounds of golf per year. Why does Supervisor Charles V. Smith champion a move to make this expensive sport more affordable for the one in 50 of us who have the time and the money to play golf more than once a week?
August 24, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
It was criticism from one of the best in women's golf, and Michelle Wie was hurt. Annika Sorenstam, who has retired from the LPGA Tour, suggested last month during the U.S. Women's Open that Wie was shortchanging women's golf by pursuing her degree at Stanford. "I think her focus, in my opinion, should be more on golf," Sorenstam said. "She's very distracted with school, doesn't really play as much full time as I thought she would. I think she needs to come out here and compete more regularly.
July 16, 1989
So home buyers "cherish a view of a golf course second only to an ocean view," this, according to The Times business section ("Orange County Plays Catch-Up on Golf Courses," July 9). Well, that explains it, but it doesn't justify the potential loss of one unique and environmentally fragile coastal region which is the next target for golf course community construction. I'm talking about Laguna Canyon and the Irvine Co.'s planned "Laguna Laurel" housing project, which, if it ever succeeds, would put 3,200 homes, shops and services around a 276-acre playground for mattress magnates, or the likes thereof.
January 25, 1998
I don't know anything about Jack Davis or why he is mad at Judy Lazar but I do want to correct one error I personally know about in his letter to the editor ("Lazar, Fox Would Make You Mad Too," Jan. 18). Councilman Andy Fox did not approve or suggest the fence at Los Robles Golf Course. To set the record straight, it was Fox who opposed the fence, asking staff, golf course personnel and other municipal courses how to better handle the flyaway ball situation. He spent hours looking for a better solution, consulting with experts.
January 27, 1992 | Jerry Hicks
CYPRESS SOUTH: Cypress Golf Club, the newest of the new courses in the county, looks good enough to play now. . . . But the Japanese company building it says getting the clubhouse finished and lining up employees will prevent opening until early fall. It's being built on the 100-acre site of the old Los Alamitos course along Katella Avenue, near the racetrack. But the two are in stark contrast. The old course was in the $15 range and dominated by retirees and the working class.
December 12, 2009 | By Scott Kraft and Diane Pucin
Tiger Woods, admitting for the first time that he had been unfaithful to his wife, announced "an indefinite break from professional golf" on Friday, sending ripples of alarm through television networks, corporate sponsors, PGA executives and the rest of a multi-million-dollar industry that has been built around one of the world's most bankable athletes. Woods said the decision came "after much soul searching," and a realization that "it may not be possible to repair the damage I've done, but I want to do my best to try."
March 31, 2001 | EDWARD J. BOYER
Barking directions in his best drill sergeant voice, Mike Williams quickly has the two dozen youngsters standing silently and at attention in a single line. "Those who don't want to be here, who don't like it, tell me upfront so that we won't waste time," Williams tells the group of sixth- and seventh-graders from Henry Clay Middle School. No one steps forward. Williams, head pro at the county's 18-hole Chester L.
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