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Swing into summer with seasonal memberships.

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Membership, of course, has its benefits. But signing up for temporary membership has its own set of advantages. With no long-term commitment, and some great deals to boot, seasonal golf memberships can be found across the desert as tee sheets turn away from peak season. From east to west, short-term association is available at some of the valley’s top tracks,

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Courting Success

Dee Dee Felich will be honored for growing the game of tennis in the Coachella Valley at Rosie Casals & Jackie Cooper Team Tennis Pro-Am.

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From her perch as assistant tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open for 35 years, Dee Dee Felich has seen the benefits of serving tennis to kids. “When kids involve themselves, in any sport really, it’s not just about the exercise, but also the relationships and contacts outside of the classroom or the home,” says Felich, who stepped down from

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A ‘Link’ to Kids

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley preps for 7th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament, chance to showcase how it reaches 7,000 kids across the valley.

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A national nonprofit with chapters across the country, the programs of The First Tee not only introduce kids to the tenets of the game, but also encircle golf lessons around healthy lifestyles and the program’s “Nine Core Values,” which include honesty, courtesy, respect and perseverance. To buoy the Coachella Valley chapter, the 7th annual First Tee of the Coachella Valley

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King Still Reigns

Billie Jean King 'elevates' the discussion about gender equality during the Inspiring Women in Sports Conference in Rancho Mirage.

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Tennis great Billie Jean King will hit the big screen next fall when Emma Stone and Steve Carrell recapture the classic 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between herself and Bobby Riggs. The duel has been made into a feature film of the same name, which occurred during the height of the Women’s Rights movement. Time has changed the

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On the Right Course

Lydia Ko never really played well at the ANA Inspiration until last year when she found her stride to win. Now she believes the Mission Hills course matches well with her strengths.

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At the tender age of 19, Lydia Ko, the top-ranked player in the world, already has 14 LPGA titles (and five Euro wins) to her credit. Standing foremost among them: Ko’s victory leap into “Poppie’s Pond” at the 2016 ANA Inspiration. She is back and ready to attempt to become the event’s first repeat champion since Annika Sorenstam in 2001-02.

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Put These Wedge Club Tips to Work

Mike Ellis, senior instructor at the Marriott Golf Academy at Shadow Ridge Golf Club, offers helpful tips on how to hit those testy 60-yard shots from both the turf and sand.

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Golf is a game of opposites, where one hits down to make the ball rise and oftentimes finds enhanced distance by swinging softer. While many players can drive the ball 250 yards a few times a round, how many golfers can consistently stick it within five feet of the cup from within 100 yards? Wedge play is the key to

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6 Fan Friendly Ways to Experience the ANA Inspiration

From a new food courtyard to the best vantage point to watch a stellar player field, enjoy one of pro golf’s longest running tournaments.

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Ready to take a leap into “Poppie’s Pond” and not get wet? That’s just one of the experiences available to golf fans attending the 46th annual ANA Inspiration, which returns March 27 through April 2 to The Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. The ANA Inspiration is the longest running professional golf tournament, save

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Tennis with a Purpose

Star players bring attention to inaugural Kate Laver Invitational and its charities at Bighorn Golf Club event.

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Serving a set of equal parts philanthropy and world-class tennis, the inaugural Kate Laver Invitational comes to Bighorn Golf Club March 5 in Palm Desert. Coupling a hosted bar and dinner with a live auction and multiple live bands, proceeds from the event will benefit the Kate Laver Foundation, a nonprofit focused on supporting local children with special needs and

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5 Toughest Golf Courses in Greater Palm Springs

If you're looking for that ultimate golf challenge, here are five public courses guaranteed to test your skills.

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With the desert’s high-season in full swing, it’s time for the golf excuses (and sloppy scores) to fade. Your best move is to up your game and tackle one of the five toughest public golf courses in Greater Palm Springs. Here they are in no particular order. In part to improve on pace of play, the Desert Willow brass wisely

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Score a Hole-in-One

The golf course will be first to undergo some changes as a new luxury development takes shape at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta.

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Recognizing the grandeur of what will eventually prove to be a Coachella Valley mecca, the City of La Quinta and SilverRock Development Company, LLC will soon begin the long-planned development project at SilverRock Resort. Already one of the desert’s most popular golf courses, the $420 million renovation project — overseen by the highly-respected Robert Green Company out of San Diego