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Letters to the Editor NCGA G LF VOLUME 30 | NUMBER 2 | SPRING 2010 | PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA | $ 3.95 I take my telescoping Martis Camp

golf club and a few golf balls whenever we travel. I’ve hit shots in the ruins of Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas,” and on the Galapagos Islands where 600-pound tortoises were trying to play through. The seal bones on Hood Island created one heck of a hazard to hit from. I will admit the picture of

NEW NCGA MEMBER WEIGHS IN I am a new member of NCGA and I want to thank you for my fi rst edition of NCGA Golf magazine. There was a letter in the spring 2010 edition from James Kim about allowing jeans on the golf course. Although I am one

who feels comfortable wearing jeans when I play golf, I cannot help but agree that we participate in a sport that has a high level of integrity and style. Perhaps our courses, even my home course which is a public course, might con- sider adopting a no-jeans policy. I would gladly pur- chase a nice pair of slacks and shirt to play in style. Thanks for a great

magazine. Andrew Eide

PRACTICE SWING AT THE GREAT WALL I noticed your piece last edi- tion about Paul Laufman’s golf shot in Antarctica. I too launched a shot there as the penguins looked on. I have a picture with the fl ag in the background from my home course, Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland.

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Great job NCGA and its Foundation (for being

honored by a resolution in Sacra-

mento). We are fortunate to have you all working

for our kids! Keep up the great work and we hope the USGA takes note to make the NCGA Foundation an example across the country. Bharat Poria

On the NCGA’s Facebook Page: Response to a question about slow play. This applies to all: you are not on a professional tour, stop mimicking what you see/watch on TV. Most slow play happens on the greens. There is no time to walk around the greens trying to get a perfect read. Take a quick look, putt the darn ball and move on. When I play it seems every group in front of me has a putt party on every green! Ron Peraza

me on the Great Wall of China was only a practice swing—just a little too crowded to actually hit a golf ball there. Next stop

is the Egyptian pyramids this September! Bernie Herlihy

JUNIOR GOLFERS SAY THANKS The Stockton Salinas Valley Junior Golf Association took a group of nine juniors to Poppy Hills on Sunday, May 30 for a rules clinic and then they got to play the course for $5. Thank you to the NCGA and the Founda- tion’s Youth on Course initiative. What a fantastic program!

Rusette Pasquini

FIRST TOURNAMENT I played in the Associate Club Four-Ball Net at Spy- glass Hill and Poppy Hills. All ham and no egg—oh well, next year. This was my fi rst NCGA-run event and it went off like clockwork. The NCGA representatives were effi cient and friendly. Too bad my partner’s putter wasn’t!

Sergé Wilson

People with an NCGA card should alway start before a non-card holder. Joe Cetwinski

Discounts for fi nishing under four hours. GPS for all and max scoring of eight per hole for all. Robert Tas

On the NCGA’s Twitter Feed: Sign up for NCGA member outings throughout the summer. Register at

Response to “Any good tips for a golfer struggling with putting?” Stand tall, let your arms hang. Keep your eyes over the ball. Stay still and let your arms swing as a pendulum. Short back, long through toward the hole. You will hit the ball so purely, you may need to adjust your speed. Jeff Johnson

Take up bowling. Scott D Puening

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