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 Mountain Views News Saturday, February 26, 2011 


Dr. Oliver Eslinger takes on Harlem Globetrotters as Guest Coach of 
Washington Generals during first of four games in LA-area

(PHOENIX, Feb. 23, 2011) – After leading 
the Caltech men’s basketball team to their 
first conference victory in over 26 years, the 
Beavers’ head coach, Dr. Oliver Eslinger, 
will join the Washington Generals as a guest 
coach in Ontario, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 
24 at 7 p.m. During the first of four Harlem 
Globetrotters games in the Los Angeles area, 
Eslinger and the Generals will attempt to defeat 
the Globetrotters for the first time since 

On Tuesday night, Caltech defeated Occidental 
College (46-45), giving the Beavers 
their first victory in the Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference since 
Jan. 23, 1985. Caltech had lost its previous 
310 SCIAC games.

Eslinger will strive to overcome a more 
daunting losing streak with the Generals, 
who recently celebrated the 40th anniversary 
(Jan. 5, 1971) of their last victory over the 
Globetrotters in Martin, Tenn.

The Generals will try to use the new 4-point shot to their advantage. Throughout the Globetrotters’ 
2011 “4 Times the Fun” World Tour, every Globetrotters game features two designated 
4-point shooting circles on each side of midcourt, each located 35 feet from the basket.

The Generals will shoot to make history against the Globetrotters at the Citizens Business 
Bank Arena in Ontario on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, 
Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 
12 noon.

Tickets to all five LA-area games are on sale now at, www., the respective arena box office, or 1-800-745-3000.

Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Howard Johnson Hotels, America’s Best Contacts 
and Eyeglasses, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters 
are celebrating their 85th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of 
ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues 
to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased 
their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down 
cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. 
Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters 
have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and 
presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades. 



I want to start this lesson out with WHY you hit your chip shots thin or topped and to the 
right. The club head has to swing back and UP on the inside. The inside I’m refrrening 
to is the direction at which the club head has to swing away from the golf ball. It can not 
travel straight back away from the golf ball. With that being said this is where some of you 
run into trouble. You either swing the club head straight back or TOO much inside and not 
up. Want to hear something exciting? If you swing the club head back on the correct arc it 
will go up correctly. If you swing the club head too much inside it will not go up. Finally, 
if you swing the club head inside too much it will swing outside in the downswing at strike 
the golf ball on the upswing. Today I am going to teach you how to swing the golf club back 
down and strike the golf ball on the downswing for a more solid golf shot.


 The correction is simple. Below 
are the four secrets.

Secret #1-The golf ball has to be in 
the center of your stance at address. 

Secret #2-Your weight has to be 
75% on your left foot and it must 
stay there during the backswing. 

Secret #3-The handle of the golf 
club must be across from your belt 
buckle at address.

Secret #4-The downswing is more 
of a chop with a VERY LOW FOLLOW 
THROUGH. Make sure 
after impact that the leading edge 
stays close to the ground.

Join me tomorrow when I do a lesson 
on how to stop hooking your 

Golfingly yours, Bobby


On Tuesday night, Coach Eslinger (center leaning back with laughter) and the Caltech 
team celebrate after their first victory in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference since Jan. 23, 1985. Caltech had lost its previous 310 SCIAC games. 
Photo courtesy CalTech