January/February 2014 Issue Cover Story Terrific In Texas—Palmilla Beach Golf Club (formerly Newport Dunes) is Texas' only true links course. As if that wasn't good enough, these days, the course and development is experiencing a magnificent transformation, with a new clubhouse, a planned hotel and residences, and an air of excitement. Profile: Ernie Els: The Perfect Blend—Ernie Els' passion shows through in his golf game, commitment to finding a cure for autism, and willingness to give back to the game. But he is just as passionate about making exceptional wines, as Jeff Williams reveals. Equipment: Irons In The Fire—With new materials, weighting schemes, and shaping which directly benefit distance, forgiveness, and feel, 2014 is looking like a banner year for new irons. Equipment guru Scott Kramer has tried them all and reports his findings. Q&A: A Conversation With Dave Pelz—Dave Pelz, the Austin-based short-game guru discusses plans for improving your game through a new partnership with Troon. "Golfers should understand: 80 percent of the shots lost to par are played from inside of 100 yards..."