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The Lompoc Vision

“Good News You Can Use.”



he City of Lompoc encourages community members to

support local businesses by shopping via curbside pickup

in accordance with Santa Barbara County’s move today to

reopen specified, low-risk businesses.

“While incremental, it is an important step in the right direc-

tion to begin re-opening the local economy. I know our commu-

nity will respect and practice the appropriate physical distancing habits while supporting these business just in time for

Mother’s Day,” said Lompoc Mayor Jenelle Osborne.

“And I am confident we can continue to identify ways

to protect each other and reopen additional businesses

in partnership with the county public health depart-


Santa Barbara County Public Health announced:

“Information provided in Governor Newsom’s Ex-

ecutive Order N-60-20 provides guidance regarding

the criteria and procedures with which Santa Barbara

County is moving through Stage 2 of the Governor’s

4-Stage Process.

A limited number of businesses were able to reopen

on May 8, 2020 with appropriate safeguards in place.

Businesses permitted to reopen for curbside pick up

with safeguards include:

Antique Stores • Book Stores • Clothing Stores • Florists • Home and Furnishing Stores

Jewelry Stores • Music Stores • Shoe Stores • Sporting Goods Stores • Toy Stores

Low-Risk Lompoc Businesses Permitted To Begin Curbside Pickup


irst of all I hope everyone is safe, well and happy. This is an interesting time in all

of our lives. This too shall pass. Hopefully you have all been able to get some golf

in for recreation, weather it was at the course, or in the back yard. Golf is good for

our health and well being.

Junior Golf Update:

Our PGA Junior league, Special Olympics Clinics, Nike Golf

camp, and Disabled Golf clinics are on hold for the moment. We intend to restart all

programs soon, depending in the health and safety guidelines from the PGA, and Santa

Barbara County officials. Go to,

PGA Junior

or call me direct for updates.

When you get back to playing, here’s a tip to help you prepare for the first tee jitters.


opening drive off the first tee in a round

is an interesting experience that only

golfers can understand. It can be the

most humbling, or the most satisfying

event in a day, a week or a career, de-

pending on the situation, the event, or

the audience.

I share one of the goals of every-

one who plays the game. That goal is

to confidently pure the tee shot on the

opening hole, and enjoy that proud mo-

ment and wonderful walk down the

middle of the first fairway!

We should not leave the outcome of

this shot for chance, biorhythms, star

alignment, or your higher power, (She

or He has more important issues to deal

with!)) Let’s get busy preparing to be more relaxed, more focused, comfortable and confident when facing this defining

moment. There are no guarantees, but you can help yourself to consistently have a better experience by preparing for it.

There are a couple of different approaches to “loosening up” and preparing for the round. Some players head to the

driving range and others go upstairs and head to the bar!

with Bob Kotowski PGA

Golf on the Central Coast

We recommend the first option. If you do, then the bar

can be the place to go for a post round celebration, and

sharing stories of “shots of the day” with friends.

I have played with, observed and polled a lot of great

players over the years, and they all agree that simply

preparing well, taking a good deep breath, and having a

good routine is the best way to turn first tee jitters into

positive expectations, confidence, and better performance.

Let’s start with the fact that the great Jack Nicklaus said

that he always gets a little nervous stepping up to the first

tee, regardless of the circumstances or magnitude of the

event. He said “Preparation is the key!”

“When you prepare well, and execute a solid tee shot, the

reward and satisfaction is well worth the time and effort to

prepare properly.”

In general good preparation involves:


Arriving at the course with enough time to warm up

comfortably, without rushing!


Have a set warm- up routine that includes starting with

short shots and working your way up to longer and more

challenging clubs.


Promote confidence by finding good lies to hit off of, or

hit a few off a tee. Nothing promotes confidence and calm

better than feeling some solid strikes.


Try to simulate how you are going to step up and drive

off the tee. The more times you are in that situation, and

the more you commit and stick to your routine, the more

relaxed and comfortable you will become. Finish your

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