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NCGA.ORG | SPRING 2019 3 C O N T E N T S VOLUME 39, NUMBER 2 | SPRING 2019 F E AT U R E S 24 | Second Act Since retiring as the greatest women's golfer of the modern era, Annika Sorenstam hasn't slowed down a bit — unless, of course, she's at Incline Village, her happy place. BY ADAM SCHUPAK 56 | The Model We Inhabit Want to play your best golf? Fred Shoemaker shows us how we can all play "Extraordinary Golf." BY FRED SHOEMAKER 62 | Texas Two-Step Only an 80-mile scenic drive through the Texas Hill Country separates Austin and San Antonio, two cities where the golf and good times go hand in hand. BY ADAM SCHUPAK 70 | Divine Nine The Little River Inn course on the Mendocino County coast delivers a reboot for modern life. BY TED JOHNSON Cover Story: U.S. Open Preview 34 | Pacific Groove The beating heart of American muni golf is alive and well in the long shadow of Pebble Beach with the PG "Bandits." BY BRIAN HEWITT 44 | Casey at the Bag Local boy Casey Boyns has walked more than 10,000 rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links as a caddie while becoming an NCGA Golf Hall of Famer in his spare time. BY ALEX HULANICKI 50 | The Storytellers Art Spander and Al Barkow have been to U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach dating to 1972, and these two esteemed writers have been there to chronicle many of golf's greatest moments. BY RON KROICHICK The U.S. Open Championship Trophy, which will be awarded in June at Pebble Beach Golf Links, dates to the inaugural U.S. Open at Newport (R.I.) Golf Club in 1895. USGA

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