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Features NCGA GOLF / FALL 2014


13 Shag Bag The PGA Tour moves to Silverado, a junior wins the First Tee Open with a walk-off albatross, an NCGA alum shoots a record 59 on the Champions Tour and more.


24 The Ever-Changing Chambers Bay The host of the 2015 U.S. Open has evolved into the most flexible and fun course the USGA has ever seen. BY KEVIN MERFELD


32 Chasing the Champions Tour Pipe Dream Think making the PGA Tour is tough? Try the senior circuit. BY ALAN SHIPNUCK


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Golf in the City Public golf has always been a mainstay in San Francisco, providing city dwellers the chance to walk the same historic courses that have produced some of the game’s greatest champions. BY JOSH SENS


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Nancy Lopez Q&A The California native and World Golf Hall of Famer captured 48 LPGA Tour titles, including three majors. BY JERRY STEWART


46 The First Tee Open is Everyone’s First Choice All the Champions Tour players love playing Pebble Beach, but maybe not for the reason you think. BY KEVIN MERFELD


An aerial view of San Francisco GC (center) and TPC Harding Park


(left) with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. PHOTO: PREMIER AERIALS


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