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FROM THE FRINGE & ON THE GREEN HOLE OF THE WEEK.

Byline: - Dave Shelburne

Tierra Rejada, Moorpark

No. 1, par 5, 610 yards

This No. 5 handicap hole is difficult for its length, for the wind it sometimes can play into and for the left-side lake that flanks the second half of the right-to-left sloping fairway and fronts the green, which juts left at the end of a slight closing dogleg. Roger Gunn, golf professional at Tierra Rejada and the 2001 Southern California PGA Section Instructor of the Year, recommends a tee shot to the right side of the fairway and a layup second shot with a mid-iron to take the lake out of play and leave a short-iron approach. A right-side pin placement is accessible, but a left-side pin is difficult.

BOOK REVIEW

``Golf Digest's Places to Play''

The fifth edition of this guide, which made its debut in 1963 as a Golf Digest insert, is a combined effort of the magazine (www.golfdigest.com) and Fodor's Travel Publications (www.fodors.com) and offers comments and ratings of more than 6,500 public-access courses by more than 20,000 avid golfers.

Contributing readers of Golf Digest, aided by a team of eight editors, rate overall experience, value, standard of service, overall condition and pace of play at the selected courses, which are in every state - 363 in California - as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Included in the near-1,100-page paperback volume are Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 greatest courses (14 of them are public-access, including top-ranked Pebble Beach Golf Links) and top-50 lists recognizing great and good service, great and good value and great and good condition.

Only five of the 6,500-plus rated courses received the maximum five-star ranking, with the list topped again by Pebble Beach Golf Links.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

(Competition open to the public)

--Saturday-Sunday-Oceanside City Men's Championship at Oceanside GC

--Saturday-Sunday-Santa Maria Valley Amateur Championship at Rancho Maria GC

--Monday-U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifiers at Mesa Verde, Red Hill and South Hills CCs (sign-ups closed Aug. 7)

--Aug. 26--25th North Hollywood Rotary Club tournament at Valencia CC (661) 799-7940

--Aug. 26-27-SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Big Canyon CC (sign-ups closed July 10)

--Aug. 29-U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier at SCGA Members Club (sign-ups closed Aug. 7)

--Aug. 31-Sept 1-Inland Valley Amateur at Marshall Canyon GC

--Sep. 4-!SCGA Senior Amateur qualifying at Desert Princess GC, Candlewood CC (sign-ups close today)

--Sep. 5-!SCGA Senior Amateur qualifying at SCGA Members Club (sign-ups close today)

--Sep. 9-U.S. Senior Amateur qualifier at Redlands CC (sign-ups close today)

--Sep. 10-SCGA Senior Amateur qualifying at Horse Thief GC at Stallion Springs (sign-ups close today)

--Sep. 17-18-SCGA Four-Ball Net Championship at Landmark North (sign-ups closed July 31)

--Sep. 23-24-SCGA Senior Amateur Championship at Alisal Ranch Course (sign-ups close today)

TRACKING THE PROS

Area golfers in the money last weekend

BUY.COM TOUR

--Player-Jay Delsing

--Area tie-Played for UCLA

--Residence-St. Louis, Mo.

--Notable-Two-time All-American

--Turned pro-1984

--Last week-Tied for 14th at LaSalle Bank Open

--Player-Dave Stockton Jr.

--Area tie-Played for USC

--Residence-La Quinta

--Notable-Part of rare father-son All-American duo

--Turned pro-1991

--Last week-Tied for 14th at LaSalle Bank Open

PGA TOUR

--Player-David Berganio Jr.

--Area tie-Played for Alemany High of Mission Hills

--Residence-Sylmar

--Notable-Won 1991, '93 U.S. Public Links titles

--Turned pro-1993

--Last week-Tied for 58th at Buick Open

--Player-Bob Burns

--Area tie-Played for Kennedy High of Granada Hills, CSUN

--Residence-Knoxville, Tenn.

--Notable-1998 Nike Tour money leader

--Turned pro-1991

--Last week-Tied for 26th at Buick Open

--Player-Corey Pavin

--Area tie-Played for UCLA

--Residence-Orlando, Fla.

--Notable-Won U.S. Open in 1995

--Turned pro-1982

--Last week-Tied for 58th at Buick Open

LPGA TOUR

--Player-Emilee Klein

--Area tie-Played for Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks

--Residence-Orlando, Fla.

--Notable-Won Women's British Open in 1996

--Turned pro-1994

--Last week-Tied for 27th at Weetabix British Open

--Player-Jennifer Rosales

--Area tie-Played for USC

--Residence-Monterey Park

--Notable-Won the 1998 NCAA title

--Turned pro-2000

--Last week-Tied for 4th at Weetabix British Open

SENIOR PGA TOUR

--Player-John Jacobs

--Area tie-Played for USC

--Residence-Scottsdale, Ariz.

--Notable-One of longest drivers on senior tour

--Turned pro-1967

--Last week-Tied for 27th at 3M Championship

CAPTION(S):

photo, 2 boxes

Photo:

no caption (book: ``Golf Digest's Places to Play'')

Box:

(1) TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (see text)

(2) TRACKING THE PROS (see text)
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