After nearly 20 years, Stevinson Ranch Golf Course will close on July 18, 2015. The closure reflects a number of current realities in the golf market as well as the severity of California’s extended drought. The Stevinson Corporation, whose primary business is dairy and almond farming, owns the highly acclaimed course. The decreasing number of rounds played coupled with the needs of Stevinson Corp. to redeploy its limited water...
A new, wider 17th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links is slated to be unveiled on July 24. During the 2010 U.S. Open Championship, the 17th green gave players’ fits. Through the first two rounds of the championship, the hole was played 312 times. Tee shots held the green only 61 times.
This year’s U.S. Senior Open will mark the first USGA championship at Del Paso CC since the 1982 U.S. Women’s Open. It’s possible that the new Del Paso CC, which was re-designed by Kyle Phillips, could again become a regular stop on the USGA calendar. The new course is long, but can also play from a number of different lengths, adding to strategy.
A day after signing for a 71, Stanford sophomore Viraat Badhwar checked his scorecard online and found that he’d made a mistake. Instead of a bogey 4, he actually had a triple-bogey 6 on a par-3 hole. In an honorable move, Badhwar alerted officials about the error.
Former Junior Tour of Northern California member Hannah O’Sullivan, who became the youngest winner on the Symetra Tour this season, is in the field. So too are Lucy Li and Kathleen Scavo, who will be playing together. Both Li and Scavo played in last year’s U.S. Women’s Open.
The WGC Cadillac Match Play brought out the best in a world class field at TPC Harding Park, in a way that stroke play can’t.
Ahmed and Hussain Ali of Palo Alto were a bit nervous competing at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, but for good reason. Ahmed was the youngest player in the field. Both were making their USGA debuts.
A regular on the NCGA Senior Amateur Tour, Jim Williams is playing in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship with his son Scott. Williams was on the USGA Executive Committee when the event was proposed.
The setup is similar to the 2012 U.S. Open, except for a twist on the closing hole, which can now play as short as 275 yards.
Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy will enter the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Olympic Club towing a record-setting performance at the Pac-12 Championship. His Four-Ball partner will be Cardinal teammate Virhat Badhwar.
NCGA Public Links champion Nick Moore only started playing golf nine years ago. Prior to winning on the golf course, the self-taught Moore was a star on the baseball field.
The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic returned to Lake Merced GC, and once again Lydia Ko was atop the leaderboard. Here’s a photo gallery of action both on and off the course.