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MINNESOTA
Fall 2017
BOULDERS
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SCENIC GEMS IN FLORIDA
FEATURES
12 | VALLEY OF THE SUN
By W.P. Ryan
A Scottsdale getaway brings sun, fun-
and a few run-ins with wildlife.
16 | OASIS AMONG THE ORANGES
By Tom Bedell
Carving out a few spectacular courses
in Central Florida.
19 | 468 HOLES IN THE HEART
OF DIXIE
By Tom Bedell
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of
Alabama's RTJ Golf Trail.
22 | U.S. SENIOR AMATEUR
WRAP UP
By W.P. Ryan and Nick Hunter
A comprehensive look at USGA's
Senior Amateur at Minikahda.
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COVER PHOTO BY LONNA TUCKER/ WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB
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SWINGING AROUND THE VALLEY OF THE SUN
DEPA RTMENTS
3 | EDITOR'S LETTER
4 | INSIDE THE MGA
U.S. SENIOR AM WRAP-UP
6 | BY THE NUMBERS
Tallying the tournament
winners over the years
7 | GREAT DRIVES
8 | TIPS FROM THE PROS
Advice for a better backswing
9 | GOLF GEAR
Fall golf gear-plus a look into
personalized headcovers
10 | RULES PRIMER
How Spieth took advantage of
an unplayable lie
25 | PUNCH SHOTS
MGA news
ALABAMA'S RTJ TRAIL
MGA is now mobile. Smartphone owners will fi nd web content displayed in a mobilefriendly
format, while MGA members who log in with their GHIN ID and last name will be
able to post scores, search for courses by " nearest " location, and follow live scoring during
MGA and USGA events.
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handicapping
28 | SCORECARD
A roundup of 2017
tournament champs
40 | BACKSPIN
A lesson in integrity
from a local prep golfer
Kate Smith, page 30
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