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Tradition Inaugural Issue 2013/2014

Tradition Golf Club La Quinta, CA


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T r a d i t i o n G o l f C lu b 78505 Old Avenue 52 La Quinta, CA 92253 (760) 564-8723 – Tel. (760) 564-6691 – Fax

Tradition

Board

of

D i r e ct o r s

Zack Bates

Arnold Palmer, Chairman Emeritus David Della Penta, President Gary Singer, Vice President Mike Moorhead, Treasurer Bob Warren, Secretary Charles Mechem, Senior Advisor Tom Bruett Dan Dutton Diane Richards Steve Schleisman

Edi tori a l C o n t ribu to r s

C l u b C o n ta ct s

P ub l i s her

Brian McCallen, Jeff Larson, Kay Larson, Gregorio Sandoval

Photogra phy C o n t r ibu t io n s Joann Dost, Gregorio Sandoval, James Latta, Mark Karlstrom, Clive Clark

P roducti on & D e sig n Danielle Morton, Emily Arnaut

C us tom P ub l i s hi n g & D e sig n

COO/CFO Heidi Risk Golf Course Superintendent Ty Broadhead Director of Golf Greg Van Natta Clubhouse Manager Roger Brown Executive Chef Jose Sanchez Food & Beverage Manager Marcy Luna Member Liaison Donna Long

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Welcome Palm Springs has been very special to me ever since I first set foot in the Coachella Valley. I found the desert setting and climate captivating when I first visited the area in my first month on the PGA Tour, even though I didn’t qualify for its Thunderbird Invitational as a rookie. Somehow that feeling converted itself into real success in tournaments there in the decades that followed. The year before the Palm Springs (later Bob Hope) Desert Classic was established in 1960, I won the final Thunderbird event, shooting 62, the lowest tournament score of my career, in the final round. Five victories in the Bob Hope came over the next 14 years. Nowhere else in the world did I have such success in golf. I had already designed several courses in Palm Springs when the opportunity came to do Tradition. When it was finished, I knew that it was something special, a crown jewel, and I knew that I wanted a home where I could spend a part of every winter in such a magnificent setting. Tradition has lived up to all my expectations. I cherish my residence and my membership.

Arnold Palmer Chairman Emeritus

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Tee It Up With The Troops

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From the President In its inaugural issue, Tradition set forth to offer readers a unique sense of the Tradition Golf

Club

experience. When

we

think

of

our Club, Tradition brings a feeling of a hidden sanctuary, old world grace and the serendipitous heritage we all share. The setting for the Club compliments the legacy of Tradition. The community is graced by the land’s natural splendor. When Arnold Palmer, a resident of Tradition, saw this magnificent venue he set out to design a golf course only he could envision…and it shows. Perennially ranked as one of the top five courses in the desert, tradition is one of the finest courses in the nation. Inspired by the 1920 historic Marshall ranch house, the Tradition Clubhouse shares the California eclectic charm that made this historic landmark a getaway for Hollywood celebrities and heads of state. The distinct living environment which Tradition offers, is in keeping with the character, quality and subtlety, which define the community’s attractiveness. You’ll find much to uncover in the following pages of Tradition, our food and beverage operations, headed by our renowned executive chef Jose Sanchez, sparkles through imaginative and artistic presentations coupled with a socially responsible menu tailored to our members’ dietary cuisine. The golf course and golf operations are our crown jewel and we have them polished and inviting. Our Members make our club what it is today. They are dynamic, inviting group of families and friends: people whom delight in what the entire club has to offer. From this unrivaled location in the lovely Coachella Valley, we warmly embrace you and encourage you to experience the unforgettable and enchanting locale of Tradition Golf Club.

Tradition is pleased to share this journey with you. David Della Penta President

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The Tradition of Tradition The Ranch’s Early Beginnings. While its ancient roots are in early Native American cultures, the land’s recorded history dates back over a century. Right in the heart of the club, surrounded by ancient palms, eucalyptus and mesquite, lies a famed landmark built of stone and adobe, part of the ranch most popularly known as Hacienda del Gato. Just after the turn of the century, John Marshall homesteaded 320 acres where Washington Street and Avenue 52 meet. He sunk a well, cleared and planted fields, and supplied work animals and farm equipment. He persuaded his son Harry to relocate to nearby Indio to work

A Hideaway for Presidents & Hollywood’s Brightest.

as his sales agent for land and as rent collector for water use

Much like Palm Springs in its early heyday, the ranch was a

of the Indio Water System, which he purchased. Occasionally,

welcome dose of serenity and privacy for many a Hollywood

Harry helped his father at the ranch, who continued to farm

personality. Among them were Greta Garbo, Ginger Rogers,

the land until his accidental death in 1938 working on the well.

Bill Powell, Joan Crawford, Joel McCrea, Marlene Dietrich, Errol

Harry Marshall later sold the ranch to a wealthy Los Angeles

Flynn, Kathryn Hepburn, Charles Boyer, Clark Gable and many

businessman, William S. Rosecrans, whose fortune was made in

others. And both Presidents Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy

the Los Angeles area in oil and real estate.

enjoyed extended visits. Clearly, the Hacienda del Gato’s grounds were built for both family life and entertaining. To be sure, surrounded by citrus and exotic trees as well as the majestic backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the ranch was a utopian setting.

One Extraordinary Cat. One Great Story. The Hacienda del Gato earned its name from one small but extraordinary cat. Legend has it that the little gray cat saved the life of Mrs. Rosecrans from a big rattlesnake that was about to strike her just outside the kitchen door. According to Elizabeth Rosecrans the cat lived for 20 years after that event, and would later be remembered with a special burial place on the property north of the swimming pool. The family’s affection for the beloved cat inspired them to name the ranch Hacienda del Gato in its honor.

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The Enduring Appeal of Tradition

Ty Broadhead and Greg Van Natta

By: Brian McCallen Greg Van Natta, a golf industry veteran, doesn’t toss around superlatives readily. But as he enters his 10th season as Tradition’s Director of Golf, he can’t help himself. “This is by far the most wonderful place,” he enthuses, “which I’ve ever been associated with“ adding that the club’s intrinsic appeal starts with the membership. “The members of Tradition are a remarkably close group,” Van Natta says. “They also recommend the club to their friends, which to me is the ultimate validation.” Van Natta believes the golf course, routed on a generous 750-acre parcel endowed with

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natural elevation changes, is the key to Tradition’s enduring success. Built in 1997 by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay on a former sheep ranch and citrus farm in La Quinta, Van Natta says the club’s layout is “one of Mr. Palmer’s finest creations ever,” no small claim given the 300-plus courses built by the Arnold Palmer Design Co. over the past 40 years. There is a classic blend between the golf course and real estate. “We have very wide fairways, classic old style greens, and beautiful white sand bunkers,” Van Natta explains. Looming into view from every point on the course are the soaring flanks of the

carries over water, no punishing pot bunkers.

rugged Santa Rosa Mountains, which erupt

Golf is supposed to be fun. Tradition is that

from the desert floor as a spectacular backdrop.

rare course that was designed for enjoyment and pleasure.”

“In my opinion, Tradition is the finest golf course in the Coachella Valley,” Van Natta says

Part of the mystique of Tradition is the fact that

without a hint of impartiality. “It has beauty,

Tee Times are not required throughout the week.

playability and memorability, and it won’t beat you up if you play the correct set of tees for

Ty Broadhead, Golf Course Superintendent

your ability level. There are no long forced

also shares one of Tradition’s agronomy secrets.

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“In my opinion, Tradition is the finest golf course in the Coachella Valley...”


“Like all the courses in the valley, we overseed the Bermuda

“There’s no pool, no tennis courts, though we do

fairways with rye grass as daytime temperatures begin to

have a first-rate fitness facility.” He describes the

moderate in the fall, but we also overseed the greens with

practice facility and double-ended driving range as

rye, poa trivialis (not to be confused with poa annua) and

“fabulous,” noting a dedicated area at the back of

a little bentgrass that flourishes on cool winter mornings.”

the range is reserved for course designer Arnold Palmer, who happens to be one of the club’s biggest

“Growing conditions in the winter are perfect here,” he

cheerleaders. It’s easy to see why, given the layout’s

reports. “In addition, we plant over 10,000 flats of flowers,

breathtaking beauty and its stature as one of the

from pansies to petunias, every October. The course is

finest courses in the Coachella Valley.

spectacularly beautiful from the moment members begin arriving in November.” Members, Van Natta notes, are drawn from throughout the nation—New England, the New York metropolitan area, coastal California, the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest. “We’re strictly a golf club,” Van Natta explains when asked about the club’s personality.

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Welcome Back Reception

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Thoughts From an "Early Settler" By: Brian McCallen Like course creator Arnold Palmer, Charlie Mechem has been there since the beginning. “I’ve been a member of Tradition since 1998,” says Mechem, a Yale-educated attorney who served as Commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) from 1991-95. (He is now Chairman Emeritus of the Association). Under his stewardship, theLPGA enjoyed significant growth and the LPGA Foundation was established as a charitable organization that supports junior golf programs, awards youth scholarships and provides financial assistance for ailing members. After his tenure at the LPGA, Mechem, a native of Cincinnati, worked closely with Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida for 10 years, serving as his personal business advisor.

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Tommy Thayer, Arnold Palmer, and Dan Dutton at the Tradition’s Arnold Palmer Education Fund Jam Session

Recalling his first impressions of the California desert, Mechem says he first visited Palm Springs during the time he served as CEO of Cincinatti based Taft Broadcasting Co. which had operations on the west coast. “One of the things that really grabbed my attention when I first came out here was the contrast between the deep blue sky and the spectacular brownish mountains and the greener-than-green grass that grows on the fairways,” he says.“The visual contrast we have here is like no other place. Also too, from fall through spring, the weather is perfect for golf every day, with very little humidity.

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“I fell in love with the place the first time I came

unique club, small and intimate and absolutely

here,” he recollects. “During the time I was

gorgeous,” he says. “And the golf course is

the LPGA Commissioner, I visited Coachella

simply wonderful. It’s the kind of course you’d

Valley on a regular basis to play in the Dinah

be comfortable playing every day. Personally, I

Shore Pro-Am at Mission Hills Country Club

never tire of it. If you’re not playing well you’ll

(now the Kraft Nabisco Championship). I kept

get punished (but not too severely), but if you are

coming here during the time I was working

hitting the ball solidly and putting well, you’ll be

with Arnold, and one day at his suggestion,

rewarded. There’s enough challenge at Tradition

my wife and I stopped by to have a look at

to hold your interest, and more than enough

Tradition, which he had just finished building.

beauty to delight your senses. Also, I can’t think

I remember thinking at the time, ‘This has

of a better-conditioned golf course anywhere.”

to be one of the best courses Palmer has ever built.’ We bought a lot the second day we were

One of the club’s prime attractions for Mechem

here, right next to Arnold’s house inside the

is its family orientation, especially for multi-

front gate.”

generational families such as his. “One of our children lives in the desert, another resides in

Mechem believes it’s more than pure

Boulder, Colo., and another hails from the San

coincidence that Palmer doesn’t own a home

Francisco Bay area,” he says. “They all love to

on any other course he’s designed except at

visit Tradition with their kids. The club’s family-

Tradition and the Bay Hill Club in Orlando,

friendly activities, like the annual Easter egg hunt

Florida, the site of the Arnold Palmer

and dog show, is really special for my grandkids.

Invitational, one of golf ’s premier events.

They really enjoy spending time here.”

Mechem’s appreciation for Tradition hasn’t

For all the right reasons, Mechem realized early

wavered since he first set eyes on the jewel

on that Tradition, of all the many courses Palmer

of La Quinta over 15 years ago. “It’s a very

has authored, was and is in a class of its own.

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Tradition Properties Presen t s A Ha cie nd a Ext ravagan za Sa turd a y, Febr u ar y 8t h , 2014 3:00 - 6:00pm

Mem be r s & Gue st s Welco m e R. S. V.P . 76 0. 564. 3 355 Enjoy Bea utiful C ar s, Sp a rk li n g Je we ls and Fi n e Wi ne Sp o nso red by:

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Community Association

Welcome to our Oasis in the Desert Hacienda Block Party

On behalf of all the homeowners of Tradition and our wonderful Association Board, I have the privilege of letting you in on a secret. Upon entering our gates, the perfect balance of truly luxurious homes, common areas and surroundings will sooth your soul from the world outside. Tradition prides itself on matching the understatement of early California’s elegance with a truly unique location tucked into the mountains. But the secret is that we have a community of residents that will become your best friends. We are easy going but sophisticated. We all come from other towns, clubs and environments, but the Tradition experience is like no other. These are not just hyped claims…come meet us. Walk with us, meet your new neighbors, make a new friend and golf partner. My wife and I stumbled into Tradition in the early years and fell in love with it. We have watched it mature, grow and gain an aura of true family without the pretense of other communities. But the best secret is that we have an Association which is extremely happy with its Board. Why? Because this Board loves the job of running an efficient, yet elegant, homeowner environment with the lowest monthly assessments amongst our peers. Our Board and the Golf Club’s are separate, yet work in complete harmony, which is unmatched in the Valley. Take a serious look and come join us. Best wishes to you, Bob Lichter President, Tradition Community Association

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Tradition Real Estate Team Q & A with Jeff and Kay Larson The husband-wife team of Jeff and Kay Larson at Tradition Properties have been an integral part of the club’s success over the years. The couple sat down for a Q & A session.

Q

: What sets Tradition apart from other

exclusive private clubs in Greater Palm

Springs?

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We’re

a

very

low

density

residential

development. There are only 292 home sites at Tradition. The lots are very large—they range from 15,000 to 30,000 square feet on average, the setbacks are very deep. Members enjoy a true sense of privacy here—Tradition functions as a residential enclave. As for the golf course, it’s one of the very best in the nation and is prominently ranked on Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses 2013 roster, among other accolades.

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Q

: The private club sector has had its ups

and down over the past few years. How

has Tradition survived and prospered in this climate?

A: Tradition is an equity club. The members assumed ownership of the club five years ago. Without a developer to answer to, the members have the flexibility to do creative things. For example, market-based pricing was established to attract new members. As a result, over 48 new members have joined since 2011. In addition, the club has minimal debt. We’re not in a position where we absolutely have to sell every lot and every membership. Lastly, the membership is very conscious of keeping operating costs at a reasonable level. Everything is done in the best interests of the club as opposed to heeding a corporate, bottom line-driven agenda.

Q

: What kind of people are typically

attracted to Tradition? Is easy access a

key selling point?

A: The people who choose to come here want a very relaxed experience. They love the flexible tee times schedule. We also have a walker-friendly nine-hole short course, by Arnold Palmer that’s very popular, especially when members have grand kids. Tradition’s members are drawn from Orange County, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, New England, and Canada. With the county-owned Thermal Airport conveniently located about 10 minutes from the club, we’re very desirable to prospective members who arrive by private aircraft. In addition, there are direct flights into Palm Springs from most major U.S. and Canadian gateways. We’re even seeing interest from prospective European buyers.

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Q

: Talk about the homes occupied by the

club’s members.

Q

: What distinguishes the amenity package

at Tradition?

A: We have strict architectural guidelines at Tradition,

A: In addition to our new fitness center, we have a

yet none of the homes at the community are identical.

restored 100-year-old Hacienda on site that has

A few of the residences have a modern design

become very popular as a venue for private parties.

motif, but the majority are done up in an appealing

There’s a lot of history in that building—dignitaries

Italian Tuscan-style, with lots of exterior stone;

from Dwight D. Eisenhower to President Kennedy

or in a Spanish Mission revival or Mediterranean

have stayed there. We also stage concerts on the back

style evocative of Santa Barbara and other southern

lawn. Our staff is expert at catering dining parties

California communities. Most of these beautifully

for members who wish to entertain at home. And

detailed homes have intimate courtyards with private

speaking of homes—there are fewer than 40 lots left

pools and splashing fountains. All the homes are

on which to build at Tradition. We expect to see a

designed to celebrate the desert’s indoor/outdoor

substantial increase in property values over the next

lifestyle. The average size of a home at Tradition is

couple of years as the supply-and-demand dynamic

5,000 square feet.

plays out.

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Interview with Chef Jose Sanchez

A fixture at Tradition since 2008, “Chef Jose,” as he’s known, is approaching the club’s upcoming season with a few new twists. “It’s important to try something different every season,” says Sanchez, a 30-year culinary veteran who has worked at some of the nation’s most exclusive private clubs. Sanchez, a native of Michoacan in southern Mexico, grew up in a farm-to-table environment on his parents’ ranch. “If we wanted vegetables, we planted seeds,” he says. “If we wanted bread, we built a clay oven from scratch in which to bake it. Cooking from farm-to-table is an approach I still use today.”

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Sanchez relates that while in Michigan

with nearby County Lines Harvest, a certified

last summer, he was invited to cook dinner

organic farm where he’s allowed to pick the

for Thomas Keller, founder of The French

produce he needs. “I actually need to see the

Laundry in Napa and one of America’s best-

product,” Sanchez explains. “If I need snow

known chefs. “I realized that for a master of

pea tendrils, I like to see a cluster of baby snow

fine dining like Keller, farm-to-table was the

peas on them, which creates a completely

only way to go,” Sanchez says. “I went to a

different presentation.”

local farm, and I was allowed to pick all the ingredients I needed for dinner, starting with

One of Chef Jose’s most popular initiatives

zucchini blossoms.” Needless to say, Keller

has been his cooking classes for club

extended his compliments to Chef Jose at the

members. “I take the members out to the

conclusion of the meal.

farm, where they get to pull beets and turnips from the ground and hand-select chard, kale,

In his desire to use only the freshest local

cauliflower, zucchini, squash, salad greens and

ingredients, Sanchez has forged a relationship

herbs for the class,” he enthuses. “Back at the

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kitchen, I give them uniforms. They wash and chop the

especially in light of the fact that Chef Jose creates a

vegetables. They’re free to invite their spouses for the

new menu every two months.

dinner they prepare.” While innovative, Sanchez is careful to maintain How does Sanchez stay current with members’ dining

continuity on the menu. “Certain items just can’t

preferences? He plays golf with them--and listens. A

be touched,” he maintains. These include Huevos

scratch player who professes a genuine love for the

Rancheros, a breakfast staple that members and

game (“it relaxes me when I’m away from the kitchen”),

guests alike proclaim as the best in the valley; and

Sanchez confesses that relating to members on the

Fish Tacos, prepared tempura-style or pan-seared,

golf course is different than when he’s interacting

with all the trimmings.

with them in the clubhouse. “They’ll really open up to me while we’re riding together on a golf cart for four

Since the debut of the Fitness Center, Sanchez has

hours,” he says. “They’ll tell me about a special dish

put together a “Tradition Fit” menu for all three meals

they enjoyed at a particular club or restaurant. This

in the clubhouse restaurant as well as in the Coyote

is really valuable information. It guides what we do,”

Café. Entrées have lean proteins and few, if any

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carbohydrates. “We focus on grains like quinoa and amaranth,” he says. “We feature juices, smoothies and raw nuts.” The integration of healthier cuisine into private club dining has been a transition fully supported by Chef Jose. “When I first came on the country club scene in the early ‘90s, the accent was on traditional dishes presented the same way. You had to go to a fine dining restaurant in a major city for a fresh approach. Now, top clubs around the nation are attracting better chefs. And the members themselves are demanding a higher standard of cuisine. It’s up to us to innovate and serve the quality of food that the membership expects and deserves.”

“It's up to us to innovate and serve the quality of food that the membership expects and deserves.”

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That shouldn’t be a problem at Tradition. Sanchez may be a scratch golfer, but in the kitchen, he’s a plus-two chef.


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CALENDAR

Club Happenings

Arnold Palmer Scholarship Pro-Am

Ladies Talking Rock

The Arnold Palmer Scholarship Pro Am

days in the middle of March each year.

March 16-18

January 5-7

is one of the 2 primary sources of funding for Tradition’s Arnold Palmer Education Fund.

This fund provides scholarships

to staff members and their children at Tradition Golf Club. Additionally, it also

King’s Crown

Our Ladies Invitational is held over two Starting with the Cocktails and Pairings Party before the start of the tournament, the ladies’ event is a eclectic stroke play event played over 2 days. With a practice

provides the funding for a program that

round and pairings party Sunday prior to

Hispanic employees.

Rock Committee outdoes themselves each

helps teach the English language to our

the tournament proper, the Ladies Talking

year. Limited to the first 45 teams, don’t

Ladies Member/Member

delay in registering for this event!

January 27-28

Our ladies Member/Member is a new

event this season. This event is a “pick your partner” event, with the winner being decided by a “shoot-out” on the 18th Hole.

King’s Crown

February 17-20

Dog Show

The King’s Crown, named after the King himself, is Tradition’s annual Men’s

Invitational. Only 60 two-person teams are allowed in this 4 day event.

event begins on Monday each year with

a practice round and pairings party. The event is a match play format with ten 6 team flights, playing 5 matches + a rubber match.

On Wednesday evening,

there is a couples dinner party for all the

participants and their spouses. The shoot-

out on Thursday not only provides great

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Ladies’ Coyote Cup

The

entertainment for the onlookers but decides

the ultimate champions for the season.

Ladies Coyote Cup April 2

The Ladies Spring Member-Member is called the Coyote Cup. This is a 1 day event, very fun, and a blind draw for partners the night before of A and B players. The format is Best Ball of partners on holes 1-9 and holes 10-18 is a partner scramble.


Mens’ Member/Member

Whole Body Health and Fitness

April 6-8

We end each season with our Men’s Member/Member tournament. The Men’s Member/Member is a pick your own partner event.

Easter Festivities

Easter Festivities April 17-20

Bring the entire family for our annual Easter Brunch. Our Easter festivities start with the Forever Loved Dog Show. We also feature a Junior Golf Clinic, a Family Hike, Easter Egg Hunt and more family fun activities.

Hacienda Block Party April 26

We want to end our season with a celebration of our Tradition family and neighborhood.

“Tradition Golf Club’s 5400 square foot Fitness Center combines sophisticated old world charm with advanced equipped facilities and world-class professionals to support Member’s pursuit of physical fitness, optimal health and total body well-being. Offerings include private luxurious treatment rooms for restorative body therapies, a separate Pilates reformers space and a high-performance cardio and strength-training area. Innovative fitness classes taught in the 600 square foot studio range from yoga to boot camps, from Intela Stretch to Zumba. Special guest speakers are featured with a wide variety of wellness topics.”

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Tradition Magazine 2013/2014  

This is the official inaugural magazine for Tradition Golf Club in La Quinta, California.

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