Thirty years after hitting one of the tee shots for the June 1, 1986 grand opening of the original Poppy Hills, former PGA Tour pro Kirk Baxter returned again to celebrate the new Poppy Hills.
Northern California continued its recent hot streak of seeing players from the region winning national titles. Andrew Buchanan, a member at Los Altos G&CC, won the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner Benjamin Baxter.
NCGA member William Roth recently found himself being out-foxed during a round at Los Lagos GC in San Jose. Roth shares his tale.
The inaugural Double L Shoot-Out, a tournament to honor late Quail Lodge President Lawson Little III, will be held June 10 at Quail Lodge Golf Club.
Northern California will be well-represented again when the 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships get underway at Winged Foot and Streamsong Resort, respectively.
Greenhorn Creek Resort, located in Gold Country, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Among those on hand were World Golf Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan, who served as a consultant for the original golf course design.
The non-profit, pro-bono San Francisco Public Golf Alliance will host its fifth annual Alister MacKenzie Tournament to Save Sharp Park on Saturday June 4 at the public Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica.
While there’s still Sectional Qualifying to go, the field for the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open is beginning to take shape. Among those exempt are 2010 champion Paula Creamer and 2014 champ Michelle Wie.
San Jose State officials and other dignitaries broke ground on the university’s new $10.2 golf complex. The Spartan Complex will be the first-ever on-campus training facility for the men and women’s SJSU golf programs.
Pasatiempo GC in Santa Cruz, site of a recent U.S. Open local qualifier, recently signed a 30-year water deal with the city of Scotts Valley. The club, designed by architect Alister MacKenzie, is also in the process of building a 500,000-gallon storage tank.
When Cal alum James Hahn won the 2015 Northern Trust Open, it was supposed to the game changer. A bit over a year and struggles later, Hahn again thought about getting out of golf—until he picked up another win at the Wells Fargo Championship, that is.
Northern California has played a prominent role in the story of women’s golf. Here’s a look at those who shaped the region.