December 29, 2002
Re: "Gun Maker Smith & Wesson Sets Sights on New Line of Products: Golf Clubs" (Dec. 24): It gives a new meaning to "shooting for par." Gary A. Robb Los Feliz
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1999
Well, since the Marines have given the county their golf course at El Toro, we don't need another one at Mile Square Regional Park. Right? TRINA WILLIAMS Fountain Valley
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2011 |
City leaders in Burbank have agreed to lend $1 million to a cash-strapped municipal golf course, even as the city is considering cutting fire services, shelving library improvements and slashing youth jobs. The City Council on Tuesday also agreed to defer loan payments on $2.1 million in outstanding debt for two years as the troubled DeBell Golf Course tries to recover from a sharp decline in revenue. The council set aside an additional $1 million as a possible cushion for the golf course, bringing the total package to $2 million.
August 14, 2009 |
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.
March 28, 1993
I agree with Erik J. Madsen (TV Times, Feb. 14) when he wrote about the hour delay of the golf tournament because of the basketball game going into overtime on NBC. Why can't the networks show sports events as scheduled and give overtime game scores as updates? This always happens to golf, like last Sunday (Feb. 7) when the Doral Open was delayed for 35 minutes because of an overtime basketball game. A.S. Engce, Whittier
August 8, 2012 |
Sixteen different golfers have won the last 16 major championships — it's the longest, and most diverse list of major winners in the sport since the 1940s — and Tiger Woods isn't anywhere in this group photo. Padraig Harrington is the last player to double up in a major, winning the 2008 British Open and PGA Championship, but since then it has been a new name every time. This group of 16 includes winners from five continents and seven countries, with a dozen players claiming their first major in this span.
February 19, 2012 |
It is the final hill of the mountain, golf's equivalent of the last 100 yards to the top of Everest. It is a picturesque canyon, a natural amphitheater for the viewing of hope and horror. It is the 18th hole at Riviera Country Club. There, on a Sunday afternoon filled with the usual excitement and drama of the final round of what is now known as the Northern Trust Open but is etched in the minds of local sports fans as the L.A. Open, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley wrote a new chapter to the lore.
August 24, 2011 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.