Last weekend’s Frys.com Open was the last, as supermarket chain Safeway will take over as title sponsor in 2016. As part of the deal, the season-opening PGA Tour event will continue to be held at Silverado Resort in Napa through 2020.
Congrats to the NCGA for rallying to retain the Hanna-Wehrman Cup for the 10th straight year, and to the NCPGA Seniors for capturing their fourth straight Staedler-Jetter Cup!
Childhood pals Scott Olds and Kip Yaughn paired up to take the title at Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
Karen Garcia won both the 17th and 18th holes to become the first NorCal woman to win the title since Pebble Beach’s Loma Smith in 1965.
The NCGA’s new Women’s Amateur and Senior Women’s Amateur Tours will be part of the 2015-2016 tournament season.
Junior Tour of Northern California and The First Tee of Central Coast member Jack Avrit and partner Mark O’Meara won the Pro-Junior, while Tom Watson had almost everyone rooting for more Pebble Beach magic.
2011 U.S. Senior Open champ Olin Browne tied Jonathan De Los Reyes’ record of 6-under 65 Saturday at The First Tee Open.
The pros returned to the new Poppy Hills on Friday for the first round of the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. They’ll also be at Poppy on Saturday. Admission is free.
YOC member Chanha Kim of The First Tee of Monterey County and JTNC member Bibilani Liu of Cupertino played with the pros in Thursday’s Coca-Cola Champions Challenge at Pebble Beach.
Tom Watson (pictured), defending champ John Cook, Colin Montgomerie and Fred Couples are among those in the field.
Monterey’s Nick Moore survived high heat and a 9-hole sudden death playoff against Blake Hathcoat to capture the title and take over the No.1 spot in the NCGA Player of the Year standings.
UC Davis men’s golf coach Cy Williams found out about the Junior Tour of Northern California through players he was recruiting. Now, Williams looks to the JTNC as a hot spot for recruiting potential UC Davis players.