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Tournament Tough: Number-Crunching the New Poppy Hills
Jul14

Tournament Tough: Number-Crunching the New Poppy Hills

The best amateurs in Northern California couldn’t break par at the new Poppy Hills the final two days of the NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The winning score of 6-over 219 was the highest in Stroke Play history. Here’s what they handled well, and what they didn’t.

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Jeff Wilson Adds Yet Another Feather To His USGA Cap
Jul14

Jeff Wilson Adds Yet Another Feather To His USGA Cap

Jeff Wilson came up short in his bid to be low amateur at the U.S. Senior Open, but he continues to be a USGA giant. The key to his success? A love for the game.

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NCGA Stroke Play: Poppy Hills Plenty Tough, With 300 Yards to Spare
Jul11

NCGA Stroke Play: Poppy Hills Plenty Tough, With 300 Yards to Spare

Early leader Skyler Finnell was very familiar with the old Poppy Hills. He walks through the differences after his 2-under 69.

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NCGA Members Doug Williams, Jeff Wilson Playing in U.S. Senior Open
Jul09

NCGA Members Doug Williams, Jeff Wilson Playing in U.S. Senior Open

NCGA members Doug Williams and Jeff Wilson have brought their games, and their interesting resumes, to this week’s U.S. Senior Open.

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Modesto’s Jeff Burda Wins SCGA Senior Championship
Jul02

Modesto’s Jeff Burda Wins SCGA Senior Championship

Jeff Burda of Modesto rolled to victory at the annual SCGA Senior Championship. Fellow NorCal senior Jim Knoll finished tied for second.

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TPC Harding Park Lands 2020 PGA Championship and Two Other Events
Jul02

TPC Harding Park Lands 2020 PGA Championship and Two Other Events

TPC Harding Park in S.F. will host the 2015 World Golf Championships-Match Play Championship, the 2020 PGA Championship and the 2025 Presidents Cup, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Where is 11-Year-Old Phenom Lucy Li Headed Next?
Jul01

Where is 11-Year-Old Phenom Lucy Li Headed Next?

We know Lucy Li is playing in the upcoming U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. But what about the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship?

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Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel Valley Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
Jun25

Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel Valley Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Quail Lodge Golf Club, located in the sun drenched Carmel Valley, turns 50 this summer. The first course in the valley was originally called Carmel Valley Golf and Country Club.

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DeLaveaga GC in Santa Cruz Introduces Short Rounds of 3, 6 and 12 Holes
Jun23

DeLaveaga GC in Santa Cruz Introduces Short Rounds of 3, 6 and 12 Holes

In an effort to get time-constrained players back on the course, Delaveaga GC in Santa Cruz is offering 3, 6 and 12 hole rounds along with the regular 9 and 18 hole rounds.

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USGA: Pebble Beach Could’ve Probably Hosted Back-to-Back Opens in 2010
Jun18

USGA: Pebble Beach Could’ve Probably Hosted Back-to-Back Opens in 2010

Back-to-Back U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach? It would’ve probably worked, according to USGA Executive Director Mike Davis.

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Gavin Newsom Praises 37 Youth on Course Scholarship Recipients
Jun11

Gavin Newsom Praises 37 Youth on Course Scholarship Recipients

Lt. Governor of the State of California Gavin Newsom was among those honoring 2014 Youth on Course Scholarship recipients at Lake Merced GC. The event was the inaugural YOC Scholarship Luncheon.

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Kepler Plans to Turn Pro After Impressive NCGA Women’s Am Win
Jun11

Kepler Plans to Turn Pro After Impressive NCGA Women’s Am Win

Fresh off an All-America campaign her senior year at Cal State Monterey Bay and a rout at the NCGA Women’s Am, Audra Kepler plans to turn professional.

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