NCGA Golf

Spring 2017

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F E AT U R E S 30 | These Gates are Golden W hile best known for hosting five U.S. Opens, amateur golf has always been r ooted in The Olympic Club's DNA. B Y RON KROICHICK 36 | Making an Impact S tockton native Ricky Barnes and his wife Suzanne are leading by example through t heir philanthropic efforts. B Y ROBERT KAUFMAN 40 | Short Game Clinic Mick Soli demonstrates some key tips to elevate your play from greenside bunkers and around the green. BY VIC WILLIAMS 44 | San Diego Shining It's tough to beat the golf, climate and nightlife in America's Finest City. BY TONY STARKS 48 | A Whole New World From new destinations to the Home of Golf, there are plenty of compelling options for your summer travel plans. BY TONY STARKS & DON JOZWIAK 52 | Deductive Reasoning The fun, joy and conundrums that come with making an ace. BY JAY STULLER Cover Story 20 | Juniors on the Rise Diverse and innovative programs are fueling the growth of junior golf in Northern California. BY JUDD SPICER TGA of the North Bay's Sherman Leland is among those helping to grow the game. C O N T E N T S VOLUME 37, NUMBER 2 | S PRING 2017 ROBERT KAUFMAN WWW.NCGA.ORG | SPRING 2017 3

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