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NCGA.ORG | WINTER 2019 3 C O N T E N T S VOLUME 39, NUMBER 1 | WINTER 2019 ROBERT KAUFMAN F E AT U R E S 22 | Hail to Madam, President Gail Rogers has served the game for 30 years, blazing a path of firsts, which has led her to become NCGA President. BY ADAM SCHUPAK 30 | Home is Where the Heart Is Jim Nantz can live anywhere in the world and he loves nothing more than calling Pebble Beach home. BY ADAM SCHUPAK 42 | No Course, No Range, No Problem Pebble Beach Golf Academy's Laird Small offers his tips on how to improve through at-home instruction. BY JUDD SPICER 46 | Club Champions From an Olympic hopeful to a standout collegiate athlete, great stories of Northern California club champions abound. BY TONY L. STARKS 50 | Palm Springs Eternal Nestled in the Coachella Valley of Southern California, Palm Springs is a leisure land for golfers and retirees. BY ADAM SCHUPAK 58 | Divine Nine: Mif Albright 9 The story of Corica Park's revival into one of America's premier municipal golf facilities begins with saving this little gem. BY TED JOHNSON 60 | Straight Down Fall Classic This longtime December tradition at San Luis Obispo Country Club is a 'straight-up' good time. BY ADAM SCHUPAK 80 | The New Rules and How They Work for You The recently released revisions and how they are designed to help you. BY RYAN FARB Cover Story 24 | Passing the Time at Pasatiempo Dripping with history and celebrating its 90th birthday, Pasatiempo is still cool after all these years. BY RON KROICHICK Pictured: Top, Pasatiempo is a national treasure then and now; Laird Small, middle, shows how to groove your swing anywhere; The beauty of the Coachella Valley is on display at this par 5 at Indian Wells Golf Resort. USGA

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