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
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 towww.oldschoolgolfschool.com,
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
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
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
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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