Vintage photo of Arnold Palmer

8 Arnold Palmer Landmarks in Greater Palm Springs

Explore the golf great’s desert kingdom with an Arnold Palmer landmark tour around the Coachella Valley.

Thomas Meagher Golf, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

In the year since golf legend Arnold Palmer’s death, Sept. 25, 2016, there’s been a subtle change in the atmosphere and a healthy uptick in business at the La Quinta restaurant that bears the King’s name. “There seemed to be a lot of people coming to pay respects,” says Dustin Nichols, general manager of Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant, an estate-like establishment

Club Fitter Golf Coach instructing student golfer

A Fitting Answer

One of the Coachella Valley’s master club-fitters can help you add some “Wow!” to your golf game.

Thomas Meagher Golf, The Guide, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

Golf is tough enough. Why make it more difficult by playing with equipment that doesn’t really fit you? Nine out of 10 of us do, according to a 2011 study by Sports & Leisure Research Group. That’s like choosing to run a marathon in untied, incorrectly sized sneakers. The solution? Work with a good club-fitter to select a set designed

father's day

5 Golf Gadgets for Dad

Your father doesn’t need to be a tech genius to put one of these Father's Day gifts into play to lower his score.

Thomas Meagher Golf, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

Father’s Day reminds Molly Faris of why she loves golf. When her father sold his business and moved the Faris family to a small Northern Illinois town, Molly began cutting her teeth on a nearby nine-hole golf course. Since his passing, she still returns to that same golf course, — now 18 holes — and she can’t help but be

Shoppers in Fila Sporting Goods store.

Courting the 1970s

Fila Heritage Collection allows today's tennis stars to salute those that inspired them through their apparel.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

It’s definitely 2017 tennis, but the apparel look on the court for Fila-sponsored players is straight out of the 1970s. During this week’s BNP Paribas Open, walk into the Fila store situated by Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and you can purchase many of the same outfits from the Heritage Collection you will see on American player

Variety of tacos from BS Taqueria

Tote Your Taco

Chef Ray Garcia's BS Taqueria offers a portable snack for tennis fans on the go at the BNP Paribas Open.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

Just how much of a commitment are you willing to make to your food? With tacos, the portability factor alone means you can eat them on the run, sans utensils, and the absence of a need for a fine dining location means you can be as casual as you wish. That’s what Chef Ray Garcia is counting on with the

Roger Federer

Tennis Remains Their Teacher

Angelique Kerber adjusts to her No. 1 position at the BNP Paribas Open, while Roger Federer likes where he sits at No. 9.

Erin Peters Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

German-born Angelique Kerber couldn’t help but notice a larger audience during her appearance at the BNP Paribas Open Media Day March 8 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Being ranked No. 1 will do that, even if it comes after the previous top seed, Serena Williams, had to bow out due to a knee injury. Despite the move up to the top

Closeup of a Dave's hotdog

You Want to be in This Doghouse

Chef Josiah Citrin helps Dave's Doghouse brings a gourmet version of the sports stadium hotdog to the BNP Paribas Open.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

If you have never mentioned the words hotdog and gourmet in the same sentence, that’s about to change. And of all the people to bring them to you at the BNP Paribas Open Tournament’s Stadium One is Josiah Citrin, only a two-star Michelin chef and owner of Melisse in Santa Monica. How this all-star chef applied his gourmet touch to

Stadium One Plaza at the BNP Paribas Open

What’s New at the BNP Paribas Open?

From an expanded Stadium One Plaza to buffed up VIP suites and food for days, the 2017 edition fully embraces its big-time stature.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

It won’t take long to see the changes at the BNP Paribas Open this year at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. You can even taste the difference to the tune of 21 restaurants, ranging from Nobu to Wolfgang Puck’s 100-seat Spago Restaurant overlooking Stadium One. Stadium One Plaza still offers a place to sit and watch the ongoing tennis matches

Workers add new liners to a sand trap at Desert Willow Golf Resort's Firecliff Course

Change for the Better

Makeover at Desert Willow Golf Resort Firecliff Course retains challenges, but could speed up play.

JUDD SPICER Golf, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

One of the desert’s most popular and equally potent courses has enjoyed a makeover in recent months, which should make the beatific grounds a little more manageable for the mid-to-high range handicapper. A bunker renovation project at the Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort will debut after the course re-opens from overseed in October. Generally regarded as the more

USA Womens Rugby players practice on the field

Olympic-sized Commitment

Vintage Club Members have a vested interest in USA Women's Rugby team's quest at Rio Olympics

JUDD SPICER Sports, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

Members at The Vintage Club are used to going for the green. Now, they’re going for the Gold. While up at his Alaskan home last year, Vintage member Bob Penney learned that the USA Women’s Rugby team headed for the Summer Olympic Games was visiting the desert. Not familiar with the game of women’s rugby? Well, neither is the Olympics.