The Par Plan

A perfect gift for him on Father's Day

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From the learned minds of Golf Magazine and the instructional team at GolfTEC comes The Par Plan ($29.95, Time Home Entertainment).

Swinging With the Pros

An all-star cast instructs golfers at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells

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Though the mood may be idyllically mellow at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, the members’ approach to improving their golf game strikes far beyond a leisure pursuit.

The Long Road to the Perfect Short Game

Propelled by his family’s name, Dave Stockton finds his groove in teaching and enjoying the desert lifestyle

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Nothing is more harmonic than a man totally at ease in his natural element. To ascend the steep and spare beauty toward the apex of Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert is to observe such a portrait painted in full. There, amid the practice green’s bosom, works Dave Stockton.

The Long Road to the PGA Tour

Byron Smith took his game on a road less traveled before returning to the desert and finding a path to greater glory

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At the outset of 2013, the PGA Tour website’s profile page for Byron Smith showed a blank silhouette in the space deemed for a golfer’s standard-issue headshot. Now in the 10th year of a decade-long pursuit to compete at the sport’s highest echelon, the roads of Smith’s journey have taken the 32-year-old Palm Springs native from the depths of his own resolve to golf courses around the world.

It’s Tee Time

Kraft Nabisco Championship Promises Thrills and Suspense

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The Kraft Nabisco Championship returns to Rancho Mirage April 1-7. Aside from the Masters, Kraft Nabisco Championship is golf’s longest-running event.