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From the Editor SPYGLASS HILL graces this


edition’s cover kick-starting a feature on the par 5s at Pebble Beach Resorts. Often overlooked because of its il- lustrious neighbors, Spyglass should be on every NCGA member’s bucket list with a fi ve-hole starting stretch that rivals the best in the world. Our cover package is a nice segue into a Q&A with Pebble Beach owner and co-chairman PETER


UEBERROTH. Accustomed to the spotlight of big busi- ness and sports, the former Olympic Games Chairman, MLB Commissioner and Time magazine “Man of the Year” discusses his business acumen and love for the Monterey Peninsula. Moving north from one famed region to another we


dissect golf in NAPA VALLEY. The sport understandably takes a back seat to the world-class wine and food in the region but there are several worthwhile public-access courses at reasonable prices. With travel features on QUEENSLAND and LAS


VEGAS, an inside look at the life of amateur caddies and a point/counterpoint on whether golfers should accept gimmes on the green, this edition is varied and fast-paced. We continue to hear that readers can’t get enough of the Rules of Golf. In addition to our rules


column and stump the rules feature we have added a fi ve-question quiz to test your knowledge. Make sure to visit ncga.org to take the quiz and become eligible for a prize if all questions are answered correctly. Helping members save money is our mission and focus in this fall edition. Recent survey results from our readers asked for ad- ditional features on value golf. Contributing writer Ron Salsig tackles the topic, providing insight on how to get the best deals in your backyard.


We feel confi dent that the discounts and services


of NCGA membership are worth more than the price of admission. Continue to save money and play better golf by renewing your NCGA membership this fall. Please contact your club to join for the 2012 season to ensure continuation of benefi ts including member rates at NCGA-owned Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge, complimentary lessons and clinics, 10% off American Airlines fl ights and more.


Hilary Heieck


Poppy Hills 8 / NCGA.ORG / FALL 2011


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