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C O N T E N T S V OLUME 38, NUMBER 1 | W INTER 2018 SAMUEL DAVIDSON AP 22 30 NCGA.ORG | WINTER 2018 3 F E AT U R E S 20 | Meet the President Make no bones about it: Golf fits NCGA P resident Tom Bone to a T. B Y ADAM SCHUPAK 30 | AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview The Monterey Peninsula's long-running e vent is as much a part of the PGA Tour as repeating swings and courtesy cars. This year it welcomes a star-studded field, i ncluding defending champ Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. BY BILL FIELDS 34 | Simulate Success G olf simulators are no longer just for rainy days. They can help you improve your game, too. B Y JEFF RITTER 38 | Sideways in Santa Barbara Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is an oasis that embodies all that is purely Californian. B Y ADAM SCHUPAK 46 | Club Champions Among the NCGA's 2017 club champions are sons and daughters who followed in the footsteps of their father, and a 13-year-old prodigy who gave new meaning to the cliche that age is just a number. BY TONY STARKS Cover Story 22 | A Star is Reborn Sacramento's North Ridge Country Club gets a tuneup. BY RON KROICHICK Boasting a rich history dating to 1952, North Ridge Country Club (top) steams toward a re-shaped future after a multi-million dollar re-design. Jordan Spieth (left), the No.2 ranked player on the planet as of Jan. 1, notched his first win at Pebble Beach Golf Links in 2017.

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