Journey at Pechanga is a SoCal Golf Joy

This Southern Cal Gem Conjures Ancient Challenges on a Modern Canvas

The effects of El Niño 2015-16 were just kicking in as Thanksgiving approached. A couple hundred miles to the north, the Sierra Nevada were already sporting a white coat, while here the Temecula Valley along Interstate 15, a gentle rain began to fall on the wide, flat opening holes of The Journey at Pechanga. The Read more…

 Flatten That Backswing Wrist

Why your left wrist is killing your golf game
 Wrist Cupped? Flatten It!

A cupped or for the medical types a wrist that is in “dorsiflexion” has the potential to ruin even the best of golf swings you make out on the golf course. What it means to be cupped during your backswing is your left wrist bends so that the back of your left hand and the Read more…

California’s Quail Lodge Finds New Golf Life

Make some coastal magic just minutes from Pebble Beach

Robert Muir Graves sure got around Northern California during his 30-odd-year run as one of the region’s top golf architects. He had a hand in scores if not hundreds of public and private layouts, displaying a knack for turning virtually any Golden State terrain, from piney Sierra foothills to verdant coastal valleys, into a solid, Read more…

2 Cool Trouble Shots

Master these Houdini-like escapes and you’ll be smiling your way to par
2 Cool Trouble Shots

Most of us can recall a particularly dicey situation during a recent round of golf. Probably plenty of them over the years. After all, getting in and out of trouble is one of the chief charms of golf. How boring would it be to be right down the middle, home in regulation and in the Read more…

How To Be A Chip-Shot Champion

Everything You Need To Know To Leave a Tap-In Putt
How To Be A Chip-Shot Champion

Missing greens is pretty much the norm for average golfers. In fact, statistical studies over many years prove that higher handicappers miss almost 16 greens each round, and the majority of those misses are short of the green (a topic for another instructional piece). That’s an overwhelming statistic. But it also reveals what area of Read more…

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