Northern California golf lost an icon with the recent passing of former Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club instructor Ben Doyle. Doyle’s pupils included Steve Elkington, Bobby Clampett and Bernhard Langer.
St. Mary’s alum Ben Geyer finished T-21 at the Web.com Tour Q-School Finals to earn playing privileges in 2015. Also earning his card was Stanford alum Cameron Wilson, who finished T-28.
The Monterey Peninsula Foundation announced Monday that Bill Murray is headed back to the AT&T Pro-Am for 2015. What will Bill do this time? If the past is any indication, who the heck knows?
Maintenance crews at Pebble Beach were busy Friday morning removing the remains of one of two cypress trees guarding the fairway from the tee. The tree isn’t the first at the historic layout to fall victim to the whims of Mother Nature.
Why was Poppy Hills rated the Best Renovation of 2014? We asked Whitten to elaborate on what he liked so much about the new version.
World Series champs Matt Cain and Buster Posey will tee it up at Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 2015 AT&T Pro-Am. Cain has made the Pro-Am cut twice in four tries. Posey will be making his debut.
Lee Gidney of Cypress Lakes GC was officially named the 88th president of the Northern California Golf Association
Part-time Pacific Grove Golf Links marshal Jerry Robertson had no idea where the ball he found would take him. It ended up being quite a journey.
Assistant Director of Communications Kevin Merfeld got to experience Poppy Hills set up for a USGA championship while playing as a marker.
Casey Boyns, Randy Haag and a host of other big names will be at Poppy Hills for Monday’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifier. Only a few teams will advance to next year’s championship at Olympic Club.
The sun came up for San Jose’s Christina Kim, who broke a nine-year winless skid with a win south of the border. The last time Kim won was in 2005.
SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau and Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy could be headed to Royal St. Lytham and St. Annes in 2015.