This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament...Visit the new mobile interface, ncga.org, to post a score, access rulings and fi nd course directions... consumers who register their clubs through the company’s website...Timilick Tahoe changes name to Schaffer’s Mill Club.


Polara Golf Ball Do you often end up


hitting a ball only to see it slice 30 yards right of where you aimed? Well you just might be in luck (and that’s a big emphasis on might). Now there is a ball that can fi x that wayward slice off the tee. The POLARA golf ball came out in May prom- ising golfers that the ball will go where it’s aimed. The New York Times


found that the Polara golf ball lived up to its promise as it had a variety of golf-


ers hit practice strokes with the ball at a New Jersey driving range. The golfers varied from an everyday hacker whose slice straightened out immediately, to a teaching professional who tried to intentionally hook or slice the ball without avail. Now to the sales catch.


If you thought it had to do with the price you’d be wrong, as the Polara golf ball is priced at a modest $30 a dozen. The big issue


Bandon to Add Par-3 Course


with this ball is it is non-conforming with the USGA Rules of Golf due to an uncon- ventional dimple pattern (the pattern creates a better horizontal spin axis reduc- ing side spin, a primary


cause of a slice or hook). While the ball might be a great way to im- press your buddies or business clients, don’t


plan on using it in a


tournament anytime soon. Dave Felker, formerly


of Callaway, developed the ball after discovering that 28 percent of golfers would be interested in a ball that could improve their games even if it was non-conform- ing. He developed the ball to grow the game, hoping that more people would be able to play faster and enjoy themselves more.


As if there wasn’t enough golf to be played at Oregon’s Bandon Dunes Resort...


Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore are busy shaping Bandon Dunes Resort’s newest layout, BANDON PRESERVE, a 13-hole par 3 course scheduled for open- ing in June 2012. Holes will range from 75 yards to 175 yards and a handful of the par 3s will border Cut Creek.


The land between the clubhouse at Bandon Trails and the new inn south of Bandon Dunes’ 18th green is the beginning and ending point for the course. The layout should be ready for play by next summer with green fees rumored to cost $100 with money going toward beach conservation. “Mike Keiser asked us to create holes that would stand up to the best par 3s on the rest of the resort,” said Coore. “We had wanted to use this wonderful stretch of land for Bandon Trails but would have moved too much sand to make longer holes.” The course occupies 27 acres south and west of the resort but fewer than


10 acres will be used for Bandon Preserve. The remaining land will be saved for a native plant conservancy.


SUMMER 2011 / NCGA.ORG / 15


PHOTO: WOOD SABOLD


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76