Twelve members of the Junior Tour of Northern California got the chance to play with the pros Sunday as part of Frys.com Open week. The participating pros were James Hahn, Scott Langley, Ollie Schnedierjans and Jarrod Lyle.
After 15 years as a course rater for the NCGA, 77-year-old Twain Harte resident Chuck Jett is retiring. He leaves with Course Rater of the Year honors.
Even at the age of 81, K.C. Cote has absolutely no plans to retire. Her passion for the game–and life itself–stems from two tours of duty as an Air Force nurse during the Vietnam War.
Golf and football mixed as NCGA members enjoyed Golf Day on the Farm Saturday at Stanford. Along with getting to watch Stanford take on Arizona, members got to meet the defending national champion Stanford Women’s Golf Team.
With her win on Thursday, Karen Garcia made it three USGA titles for NorCal in 2015. Starting this weekend, the U.S. Mid-Am and U.S. Women’s Mid-Am get underway. Will someone bring even more USGA hardware back to Northern California?
Auburn Valley GC member Karen Garcia of Cool won the 17th and 18th holes to capture the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Garcia is the first NorCal U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur winner since Lois Hodge of Los Altos in 1988,
Nick Moore, Jim Knoll and Herb Jensen are the 2014-2015 NCGA Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year and Super Senior Player of the Year, respectively.
The NCGA points program now features a Women’s Amateur Tour and Senior Women’s Amateur Tour. The new Tours will officially begin play beginning Oct. 1, 2015.
This summer, Clovis resident Bryson DeChambeau and The Olympic Club member Hannah O’ Sullivan brought the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur trophies, respectively, back to Northern California. Karen Garcia of Cool is two wins away from capturing the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.
Poppy Hills continued to make fans out of the Champions Tour players, from Colin Montgomerie to Tom Watson and John Cook.
The annual AT&T Pro-Am has dropped “national” from its name and is now the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Along with a name change, the tournament also has a new logo. The 2016 tournament could also see an influx of new celebrity names.
Rocklin’s Lynne Cowan and Karen Garcia of Cool advanced to Tuesday’s Round of 32.