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C allaway Golf of Carlsbad announced that reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain has signed with the company. The 37-year-old Garcia, who has won 30 times in his professional career, will play Callaway woods, irons and wedges, plus an Odyssey put- ter and a Callaway Chrome Soft ball. "I'm really excited to switch to Callaway," Garcia said in a statement. "After testing differ- ent brands I realized Callaway's technology and innovation will help me maximize my game and perform to the best of my ability." Xander Schauffele of San Diego, the 2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, also signed with Callaway. The 24-year-old Schauffele cap- tured the Greenbrier Classic and the Tour Championship last year. LACC gives back … big time: The Los Angeles Country Club made a historic dona- tion of $250,000 to the Southern California Golf Association's Junior Foundation. It is one of the largest donations in SCGA his- tory and the largest gift from a member club. "This extremely generous donation prom- ises to help dramatically expand access to youth golf programs across Southern California," said Kevin Gigax, SCGA Junior's executive director. "These funds will make a tremendous, long- lasting impact on our operations and our ability to bring golf, education and life skills to young people who would otherwise not have those opportunities." LACC generated the funds by hosting the 2017 Walker Cup, in which the United States team featuring three SCGA members defeated Great Britain and Ireland, 19-7. Speaking of the Walker Cup: Nathaniel Crosby, the 1981 U.S. Amateur champion, was selected captain of the United States team for the 2019 Walker Cup Match against Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. The 56-year-old Crosby, a native of Hillsborough, Calif. and now residing in Jupiter, Fla., is the son of legendary entertainer Bing Crosby and was a member of victorious U.S. teams in the 1983 Walker Cup and the 1982 World Amateur Team Championship. I N T H E N E W S 10 JAN/FEB 2018 P H O T O M I C H A E L W E I N S T E I N P H O T O C O U R T E S Y C A L L A W A Y G O L F P H O T O C O U R T E S Y C A L L A W A Y G O L F SERGIO MIXES GREEN JACKET WITH CALLAWAY GEAR Sergio Garcia Xander Schauffele Los Angeles Country Club

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