June 28, 1989 |
As an optometrist, Craig Steinberg has made a career of vision. But even he hadn't seen anything quite like what happened Tuesday in the 78th California Golf Assn. Amateur championship at Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Steinberg, of Van Nuys, shot a 72 to go with his opening-round 70 and earned third-place medalist honors. Steinberg is the 1988 Southern California Amateur champion and he, along with SCGA Mid-Amateur champion Buz Greene of Thousand Oaks, were the only local players to survive the two-round stroke play portion of the tournament.
June 7, 1989 |
This month marks the end of the second year of the City of Los Angeles' "Go Golf Program," a campaign designed to speed up play on the heavily trafficked municipal courses, where a round of golf during peak hours can take about as long as a transcontinental flight. By all measurements, the program has not been very successful. "It went off very successfully," said city Recreation and Parks Department spokesman Al Goldfarb. "We surveyed the golfers and got nearly a 90% acceptance of the program.
December 18, 1994
Re "Seems Like Buying a Mountain of Trouble," by Rich Tosches (Laugh Lines, Nov. 8): I haven't read anything so funny for years. I had to read it in installments, because every few paragraphs, I would laugh myself out of breath and had to wipe the tears out of my eyes so I could keep reading. If it had been any funnier, I don't think I would have survived. G.B. TALOVICH Taipei, Taiwan
March 19, 1988
In Rich Tosches' article on Bruce Jenner's shortcomings as a golfer (March 12), professional golfer Quinton Gray is quoted: "You don't have to be a good athlete to be a good golfer." Hell, you don't have to be any kind of athlete to be a good golfer, as is proven every day by millions of golfers. Which, of course, means that golfers are not athletes, as everyone knows. LANNY R. MIDDINGS San Ramon
March 14, 1987
We couldn't believe our eyes as we read the Rich Tosches article of March 7, "Following the Yellow Brick Road." Is he auditioning for The Comedy Store or is he doing a bad imitation of Jim Murray? In either event, his humorous banter was ridiculous and certainly had nothing to do with why Westlake High School was playing in the Sports Arena. What does suburb bashing have to do with the fact that the Westlake team made it to the CIF 4-A final by using its skill, endurance and depth?
April 3, 1994
As a recent name-changer myself, I feel a personal responsibility to respond to Rich Tosches' "A Boy named . . . Trout" (March 14). Obviously, name and identity are intimately linked. Changing one's name is often perceived as an identity crisis. People want names to be fixed, like gender. Names create order in our disorderly world. Changing one's name is seen as a selfish act, an aggressive inconvenience. It says, "You, accommodate me. I want a change." (Since I changed my name from Cheryl to Elyse)