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February 3, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Arizona holding company said Thursday it has acquired Santa Ana golf club maker Bullet Cougar Golf for $2 million cash and assumption of $4 million in bank debt. The seller, Roger Dunn Golf Shops Inc., sold its Roger Dunn Golf Shops retail chain two years ago to Worldwide Golf Enterprises, and the retail stores are not involved in the sale announced Thursday. Bullet Cougar was acquired by International Telecom Services Inc. of Phoenix.
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September 10, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Roger Dunn, a onetime professional golfer who introduced the concept of discount name-brand equipment into his sport by founding a chain of golf stores that bear his name in California and Hawaii, has died. He was 81. Dunn, who spent his later years teaching golf in Studio City, died Aug. 28 at Kindred Hospital in West Covina, said his daughter, Cheryl Alderson. He had been in and out of hospitals with a heart condition since May. "He certainly changed golf retail," said John Kopacz, vice president of store operations for Worldwide Golf Enterprises Inc., which purchased Roger Dunn Golf Shops in 1993.
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September 28, 1993 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roger Dunn Golf Shops, a Santa Ana-based chain of 24 pro shops, has been sold to Worldwide Golf Enterprises Corp. in Carmel in an all-cash transaction. Worldwide Golf is made up of three investors, including president Craig McCallister of Carmel, who holds a 70% stake. For an undisclosed price, the corporation bought seven corporate Roger Dunn stores, 17 franchises and the rights to sell more franchises from Steven Dunn, the son of company founder Roger Dunn.
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February 3, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Arizona holding company said Thursday it has acquired Santa Ana golf club maker Bullet Cougar Golf for $2 million cash and assumption of $4 million in bank debt. The seller, Roger Dunn Golf Shops Inc., sold its Roger Dunn Golf Shops retail chain two years ago to Worldwide Golf Enterprises, and the retail stores are not involved in the sale announced Thursday. Bullet Cougar was acquired by International Telecom Services Inc. of Phoenix.
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September 10, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Roger Dunn, a onetime professional golfer who introduced the concept of discount name-brand equipment into his sport by founding a chain of golf stores that bear his name in California and Hawaii, has died. He was 81. Dunn, who spent his later years teaching golf in Studio City, died Aug. 28 at Kindred Hospital in West Covina, said his daughter, Cheryl Alderson. He had been in and out of hospitals with a heart condition since May. "He certainly changed golf retail," said John Kopacz, vice president of store operations for Worldwide Golf Enterprises Inc., which purchased Roger Dunn Golf Shops in 1993.
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March 4, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
NoHo 14, a failed high-rise condominium development turned apartment house in North Hollywood, has sold for $74 million to investors. An investment fund managed by Swiss banking giant UBS bought the residential and retail complex at 5440 N. Tujunga Ave. from real estate company Kennedy Wilson, Guardian Life Insurance Co. and RCEP/Urban Partners. Completed in 2008, the 14-story tower encompasses more than 200,000 square feet. It includes 180 residential units and a Roger Dunn Golf Shops store on the ground floor.
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May 29, 1997 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Meet all your sporting needs, and get in a little batting practice to boot, at a cluster of gigantic specialty outlets at McFadden Plaza in Santa Ana. Gustatorial pleasures, including an exceptional Peruvian restaurant, await nearby. AFTERNOON: 1 2 3 4 5 The Baseball Academy is a 10,500-square-foot facility offering instructional leagues, mini-hitting camps and private instruction (about $30 per half hour). The pro shop carries equipment and baseball memorabilia; there's also a snack shop.
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January 5, 1996 | LYNN SIMROSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Golfers can thank a non-golfing Canadian inventor for another device that promises to help improve their swing. It's the clever Accu-Master, a liquid crystal pad that attaches to the club face and lights up instantly when it hits the ball, showing whether one is hitting the ball in the right spot. The indicator lights for 15 to 20 seconds, giving the practicing golfer enough time to check where the club is impacting the ball. It then fades away for the next hit.
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March 5, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A trio of run-down, century-old hotels in downtown Los Angeles was sold to developers who hope to clean them up and make them attractive to young artistic types. A partnership called Bristol 423 bought the Baltimore, King Edward and Leland hotels at a bankruptcy auction for $9.8 million, real estate broker Matt Case of Madison Partners said. The hotels around 5th and Los Angeles streets were built between 1904 and 1910, when Southern Pacific Railroad's nearby station on Alameda Street was a key point of entry to the city, downtown historian Greg Fischer said.
SPORTS
February 28, 2002 | PETER YOON
Ty Tryon may have turned heads when he qualified for the PGA Tour at 17, but a Hawaiian girl is making that look like child's play. Michelle Wie, 12, became the youngest golfer to qualify for an LPGA Tour event, shooting an 83 at Waikoloa Beach Resort on Monday in Hawaii to earn a spot in the season-opening Takefuji Classic beginning today at the club's Beach Course. Wie's qualifying round included 10 penalty strokes.
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September 28, 1993 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roger Dunn Golf Shops, a Santa Ana-based chain of 24 pro shops, has been sold to Worldwide Golf Enterprises Corp. in Carmel in an all-cash transaction. Worldwide Golf is made up of three investors, including president Craig McCallister of Carmel, who holds a 70% stake. For an undisclosed price, the corporation bought seven corporate Roger Dunn stores, 17 franchises and the rights to sell more franchises from Steven Dunn, the son of company founder Roger Dunn.
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August 12, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a flourishing nationwide golf retailing market, a major golf equipment chain has closed its four Southern California stores and retreated to its home base in the East. Industry insiders say Sunday's shutdown of Virginia-based Washington Golf Centers' shops in Santa Ana, Torrance, Los Angeles and Encino was caused by the company's inability to manage its 5-year-old expansion effort and isn't a warning of tough times ahead for the industry.
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June 10, 2000 | NANCY KINSEY NEEDHAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
All your dad has ever wanted was for you to be happy. Oh, and to get straight A's in school, be financially successful and become just a little more accomplished than the kids of anyone else he's ever met. But he's probably kept most of that from you--all he's ever admitted to is wanting you to be happy. And what would make you happier than to give your dear old dad the best Father's Day gift ever?
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