After over a two month winter break, the highly successful Junior Tour of Northern California resumes play starting with its Spring Series. The 2014-2015 season will end with the JTNC Championship, to be held July 27-28 at Poppy Hills.
The annual San Francisco City Championship, first held in 1917, tees off this weekend. Former winners of the event include Ken Venturi, George Archer and Juli Inkster.
Still just a teenager, Lydia Ko will return to Lake Merced GC in April to defend her title at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Since her win last year, Ko’s accomplishments include being the youngest ever player to earn the world No.1 ranking.
With more than 50 FootGolf courses popping up in California, the NCGA’s Kevin Merfeld had to see what the hybrid sport was all about.
Monarch Dunes in Nipomo built a 12-hole par 3 course with two cups on each green, including one that is 8 inches wide. The course is set up for beginners, but it’s fun and challenging for everyone. See how the Challenge Course is bringing in and developing new golfers with its revolutionary Learn Golf program.
Junior golfers have even more reason to celebrate. The NCGA’s Youth on Course announced Tuesday that it has formed a partnership with The First Tee as part of its national expansion.
Architect Jay Morrish, who got his start in golf as construction superintendent at Spyglass Hill, has died. Morrish returned to his Northern California roots to design the Cliffs Course at Olympic Club and Tehama GC.
The USGA announced the local qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Open. Five are in Northern California. This year’s lone California Sectional qualifier will be in Southern California.
Hannah O’Sullivan, who was a force on the Junior Tour of Northern California before moving to Arizona, made history with her win at the Symetra Tour’s Gateway Classic. Prior to moving to Arizona, O’Sullivan was a member at The Olympic Club.
With his win at the Northern Trust Open, James Hahn became the first Cal alum to win a PGA Tour event. It’s been a long road to the top for Hahn, who once sold shoes at Nordstrom.
The NCGA’s Kevin Merfeld had been working the AT&T since he was 12, but last week, he experienced all that the Clambake has to offer.
Perfect conditions and great golf led to record attendance numbers at last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The good news for fans is that the AT&T was the only start to a bustling 2015 season in Northern California.