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NCGA.ORG | SUMMER 2017 3 TOP: U.S. NAVY/LEFT: USGA F E AT U R E S 28 | A Tale Of Two Worlds Bathed in beautiful vistas of the Bay Area, Mare Island honors its military roots. B Y RON KROICHICK 32 | Making The Grade Stanford grad Lauren Kim is chasing her professional golf dreams. Next stop: the LPGA Tour. B Y JUDD SPICER 36 | Scoring Clubs Rule PGA pro Keith Lyford breaks down your three main scoring clubs and how to maximize your limited practice time. BY VIC WILLIAMS 40 | Bend Ascends Oregon is for golfers—and this central region is staking its claim as home to the best golf in the Pacific Northwest. BY DON JOZWIAK 44 | Divine Nine Everyone from Bing Crosby to Frank Sinatra has made sweet music on the fairways at Old Brockway. BY JAY STULLER Cover Story 22 | Swinging Salute From spikes to standard issue boots, golf and the military have long marched in stride in Northern California. BY JUDD SPICER Pictured: (Above) NorCal's patriotic fervor extends to the links. (Left) Homegrown product Lauren Kim is a Symetra Tour rookie. 22 32 C O N T E N T S VOLUME 37, NUMBER 3 | S UMMER 2017

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