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Features NCGA Golf / Spring 2016


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a Championship CordeValle is no stranger when it comes to hosting marquee championships. Here’s an insider’s guide to how the course will be setup, who will contend and why it’s a must attend. BY TOM MACKIN


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Where the Women Reign Supreme Northern California has played a prominent role in the story of women’s golf. Here’s a look at those who shaped the region. BY RON KROICHICK


U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN PREVIEW H34


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Build It and Championships Will Come Nearly 50 years since his first site visit, CordeValle’s golf course architect offers a first person account of his vision and what it will take to crown this year’s U.S. Women’s Open champion. BY ROBERT TRENT JONES, JR.


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Q&A: Christina Kim Catching up with the affable 32-year old San Jose native on her past, present and playing this year’s U.S. Women’s Open in her backyard. BY JERRY STEWART


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ead to the Heart of the Valley While its championship layout garners most of the attention, CordeValle’s lush-landscaped, full service resort offers much more than just golf. BY JOSH SENS


U.S. Open Conditions at CordeValle An inside look at the variety of shots and mental strategies that this year’s U.S. Women’s Open champion will need to master in order to hoist the Harton S. Semple trophy. BY JON HORNER, PGA


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The 2016 U.S. Women’s Open will be contested over CordeValle’s breathtaking topography in July.


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