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Golf Tips: Having a blast with good bunker shots

Gene “The Squire” Sarazan is the man credited for creating the original sand wedge back in the 1930s. His tinkering with a club by adding solder to the sole was then and is now ...

Golf tips: Practice grip, aim, set-up and posture for chips, pitches

There are many shots in golf that are made with less than full swings. They’re known as chips and pitches. A chipping swing is a swing that doesn’t move past your hips and I ca ...

Golf Tips: Let the big dog eat!

This week we?ll begin a series of golf tips ?from tee to green.? We?ll start with the first shot and then discuss many of the subsequent shots you?ll need to play any given hole on ...

Placer girls golf lands grant from PWGA

The Placer High girls golf team will get a leg up financially this year with a $300 grant from the Pacific Women's Golf Association. The association awards grants to three school g ...

Golf Tips: A little fun with Independence Day on the course

If you?re a golfer, I hope you get a bang out of this week?s cryptogram created with golf terms around the phrase Independence Day, July 4th to acknowledge and celebrate our nation ...

Golf Tips: New rules for senior golfers? If only ...

Seniors rule! In case you missed it, in the newest Rules of Golf booklet, the USGA has included some new special rules that apply specifically to special senior golfers. A senior ...

Golf Tips: Make repairing your divots part of the game

I hope you were able to watch the U.S. Open from the beautiful Olympic Club in San Francisco over the week-end. There were divots flying all over the place ? especially on No. 18, ...

Pietromonaco, 12, sizzles at First Tee tourney

The way Natalie Pietromonaco is swinging the golf club lately, she might soon start drawing comparisons to Placer County?s most famous Natalie. Pietromonaco was one of the youngest ...

Golf proving to be Raskin's sport

A crowd of nearly 200 gathered on the 17th hole at Butte Creek Country Club as a four-man playoff whittled down to two: Del Oro High junior Justin Raskin and Zach Smith of Amador V ...

Del Oro pair headed to state tourney

The Del Oro High golf team held its own against the best in Northern California Monday, but came up three strokes short of a state championship berth. The Golden Eagles placed four ...