Holley wins Simi Valley City amateur title

James Holley (Chatsworth, College of Canyons) won the Simi Valley amateur title by two strokes Sunday, finishing with a final-round 65. He opened with a 67 on Saturday. Here’s the release from Simi Hills Golf Course:
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Garrigus says he, other Nationwide Tour players smoked pot

Robert Garrigus details in an interview with Golf DigestGolf Digest how he used to smoke mariijuana during rounds on the Nationwide Tour in 2002. Garrigus has since quit drugs and his life and career are back on track.
Great read. One such interesting quote on how players smoked during rounds: “We always talked about it. You could go in the Porta John and take your drags,” Garrigus told the magazine.

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$1 golf in L.A. County if…

You’re a junior! Junior golfers can play on LA county courses, like Knollwood and El Cariso, for the month of July.
Supervisor Don Knabe declared July ”Junior Golfers Appreciation Month” in Los Angeles County, so green fees have been reduced for 31 days for youngsters. The motion was unanimously approved and started Friday.
“Youth sports programs have traditionally been valuable recreational activities for the young residents of Los Angeles County,” Knabe said in a release. “Not only do they offer an opportunity for kids of all ages to learn new, physical, social and mental skills, but youth sports also serve as a crime deterrent. This is a great way for us to show our appreciation to all of our young junior golfers who use our county golf courses.”

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