The Ridge

Burglar makes off with clubs and cash in string of golf pro shop burglaries

A string of Auburn-area golf pro shops were burglarized last week, totaling more than $12,903 in stolen property and damage. Home on the Range in Newcastle and The Ridge in Auburn ...

Light up a life to burn bright tonight

Anne Lyons knows there will be some tears this Christmas, but she still wants to light up the memory of her mother’s life. This is the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice Manager’s fi ...

Roadshow offers Auburnites selling potential

With an Illinois-based company giving local residents a chance to sell old treasures, an Auburn jeweler said sellers should educate themselves about their items. The Treasure Hunt ...

Golf Tips: Putting for dough means low numbers

Hey, once again it’s Masters Week. Spring is in the air, the azaleas are in bloom along Magnolia Lane and the PGA Tour will play its first major of the year. In some parts of the ...

Enjoy nine holes during Fall season

Have a ball in the fall The golf season is beginning to wind down for some and for others it is just beginning. The acorns are falling, the leaves are changing and the air is gett ...

Keep your chest and head up

Set up to the ball Assuming you have been following along for the past couple of weeks and doing a little homework, your grip and your aiming techniques have no doubt improved and ...

Trust your legs and eyes for balance

Eyes and Thighs When we discuss the set up for a full golf shot there are two parts of the body that should be considered, your eyes and thighs. This is because if you understand ...

Learning the A.R.T. of Golf

Charlie Serrano is a modern-day Renaissance man. He teaches fifth graders in Lincoln by day. He plays drums in a local band on weekends and between spending time with his family he ...

Getting connected

“Connection” in the golf swing is a valuable concept to understand in order to help create a well-timed athletic swing. Prominent PGA teacher Jimmy Ballard has always been th ...

Dealing with divots

A divot is the piece of sod that is displaced when the club strikes the ground and leaves a scraped depression in the soil below. I have had some interesting questions arise lately ...

From the range to the course

When you go to the practice range do you hit the ball like you’re on the pro tour, but when you go to course you can’t hit the broad side of a big red barn? Well don’t feel l ...

‘Putting for dough’ can really pay off

There’s an old maxim among golfers — “Drive for show and putt for dough.” There are players who can knock the ball a country mile, but if you really want to amaze yourself ...

Bail yourself out of ‘jail' at little cost

In a perfect world you’d consistently hit great drives down the middle of the fairway and your approach shots would never miss a green. Yeah, right. Tour pros can’t even do th ...

Give your swing some athleticism

Let’s get you into an athletic starting position that will facilitate the most efficient swing possible. A balanced starting position is a prerequisite to initiating an athletic ...

Recounting 2009’s top golf stories

Thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on the top 10 golf stories of 2009, counting down from No. 10. 10. Golf in the Olympics! This milestone will be a dynamic boost for the ga ...