Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Even with Upgrades, Ladera Course Lacking What Golfers Want.(Sports)

Byline: JAMES YODICE Of the Journal

Golf always has been unique for matching man to nature, the biological elements of a human being combating weather elements doled out by Mother Nature.

It's a big part of what makes golf such an alluring activity and what allows it to transcend generation gaps and gender.

But while golf remains the most mystical of our major sports, its attractiveness often is also the most simple to explain.

Why do golfers golf?

They golf because they enjoy the ritual of packing the car up with their Saturday foursome pals for a morning, or afternoon, of bonding. If baseball isn't the best sport in which socializing is an art form, then golf certainly is. …

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