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14 SUMMER 2017 | NCGA.ORG TERENCE PATRICK/CBS ©2017 CBS BROADCASTING, INC. CLUBnews Northern California firm designs new course in Bali T he Bay Area headquarters of JMP Golf Design is in Belmont – 8,300 miles away from Bali, Indonesia. Why is that geographical fact relevant? JMP was the architecture firm behind the Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club in Bali—the fifth golf venue on the Island of the Gods and home of the first 18-hole par-3 championship course in Indonesia. The design was overseen by Bob Moore and is the first phase of an unprecedented hospitality project taking shape on Bali's southern coastline. The club's ownership group—luxury resort developer PT Bali Ragawisata—is planning to add hotels and residences managed by world-renowned brands Mandarin Oriental, Waldorf Astoria, Swissôtel and another soon-to-be- announced luxury enterprise. When the course opened in October 2016, a novel grand-opening tournament was held on the par-3 course. S H A G B A G C arol Jo Skala, affectionately known throughout the region as simply "Carol Jo," passed away on March 17 at the age of 78. Carol Jo was one of the most successful golfers to come out of the Sacramento area. Accolades began to pile up very early in her life, especially after she won the 1955 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. She'd go on to compete on the LPGA Tour during the 1970s, winning four times. Along the way, she would befriend another Sacramento golfing legend in Ken Morton Sr. of Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. "Getting outside of the box wasn't very hard for her," Morton, who worked as Carol Jo's coach for many years, told the Sacramento Bee. "She lived life fully. She was all kinds of fun and an absolute character." REMEMBERING A LOCAL LEGEND Mini golf with Steph Curry James Corden, host of "The Late Late Show," and the popular feature "Carpool Karaoke," took Golden State Warriors megastar Stephen Curry for a recent ride. In addition to singing, Curry and Corden made a pit stop at Subpar Miniature Golf in Alameda. Check out the video on YouTube—it's worth a watch. And don't miss seeing the All-Star guard play in the Tour's Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward the week of July 31-August 6. Curry, competing on an unrestricted sponsor exemption, will maintain his amateur status. "I'm going to try to keep it in the fairway and play well," Curry said. "See you guys there." Attracting Millennials to Golf with good eats and good beer The National Golf Foundation recently reported that Millennials account for 25% of the golfing population—and that number is still growing with much of the cause attributed to Topgolf. However, courses still must step outside the box and try new things in order to get this expanding group out onto the course. One way that's happening in Northern California is through Food Truck Cinema —which is owned and operated by George Marshall. Marshall is tapping into young people's affinity for mobile food, craft beer and classic movies by hosting lively film viewings at courses in the region. The event began last year at Woodcreek Golf Club in Roseville— which is operated by Marshall— and will expand this year to courses in Santa Rosa, Fairfield and Concord. On July 8, Diablo Creek Golf Course showed "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on a 40-foot inflatable screen while attendees took in a variety of gourmet eats paired with local beers and wines. Save us a seat! ICONIC CLUB UNDERGOES NAME CHANGE M ira Vista Golf and Country Club has reverted to its original name, Berkeley Country Club. Located high upon the hills and offering stunning views of San Francisco, the iconic Northern California club is nearly a century old.

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