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Sixth NCGA Hall of Fame Class Inducted
Sep16

Sixth NCGA Hall of Fame Class Inducted

Thursday, September 15, 2016, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. CEO of the First Tee; the late Helen Lengfeld – champion of the game for girls and women; Charlie Seaver – late northern California amateur golf legend; and eight-time major championship winner Tom Watson – were inducted into the NCGA Hall of Fame at Poppy Hills Golf Course. Proceeds of the induction dinner were donated to Youth on Course.

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Broadhurst Wins The First Tee Open
Sep02

Broadhurst Wins The First Tee Open

While the NCGA/YOC team of Joe Huston and David Baker win the Pro-Am

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Zone Championship
Aug29

Zone Championship

The championship was held at Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill

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NCGA Senior & Super Senior Amateur Match Play
Aug09

NCGA Senior & Super Senior Amateur Match Play

Randy Haag & Frank Pieper won titles

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Players Competing From Different Tees

Section 3-5: Players competing from different tees / Men & women from the same tees. Excerpt from USGA Handicap Manual a. Different Tees: Men vs. Men; Women vs. Women; Women vs. Men Different tees usually have different Ratings. Because a USGA Course Rating reflects the probable score of a scratch golfer, the higher-rated course is more difficult, and the player playing from the set of tees with the higher USGA Course Rating receives additional stroke(s) equal to the difference between each USGA Course Rating, with .5 or greater rounded upward. The additional stroke(s) are added to the Course Handicap of the player playing from the higher-rated set of tees. (See Decision 3-5/1.) Example 1: If men playing from the middle tees where the men’s USGA Course Rating is 70.3 compete against men playing from the back tees where the men’s USGA Course Rating is 72.6, the men playing from the back tees will add two strokes (72.6 – 70.3 = 2.3 rounded to 2 ) to their Course Handicap. Example 2: If women playing from the forward tees from which the women’s USGA Course Rating is 73.4 compete against men playing from the middle tees from which the men’s USGA Course Rating is 70.9, the women will add three strokes (73.4 – 70.9 = 2.5 rounded to 3) to their Course Handicap. b. Same Tees: Men vs. Women Men and women playing from the same set of tees will have different ratings. Because the women’s USGA Course Rating usually will be higher, women receive additional stroke(s) equal to the difference between ratings, with .5 or greater rounded upward. Example: If women playing from the middle tees from which the women’s USGA Course Rating is 77.3 compete against men playing from the middle tees from which the men’s USGA Course Rating is 70.9, the women will add six strokes (77.3 – 70.9 = 6.4 rounded to 6) to their Course Handicap. The adjustment must be added to the higher-rated tee players’ Course Handicap even if it causes a Course Handicap to exceed the maximum possible for the Slope Rating of the set of tees being played. Alternatively, it is permissible to subtract the extra handicap strokes from the Course Handicap of the player playing from the tees with the lower USGA Course Rating. How to Properly Apply Section 3-5: Step 1: Calculate Course Handicap from tees played per Section 3-3. Look up each player’s Course Handicap on the appropriate gender-based Course Handicap Table for the tees played or use the Course Handicap formula: Handicap Index x Slope Rating of tees played, and then divided by 113. Example: A woman with a Handicap...

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81 Juniors Selected to Compete in 2016 First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills
Jul06

81 Juniors Selected to Compete in 2016 First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills

The 81 juniors who will compete in this year’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills were announced on Wednesday. The Champions Tour event is slated for Sept. 13-18.

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New Era of Golf Coming to San Jose State
May13

New Era of Golf Coming to San Jose State

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.

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NCGA Four-Ball Championship
May04

NCGA Four-Ball Championship

Bobby Bucey and Brett Viboch won with a record score.

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Where the Women Reign Supreme
May03

Where the Women Reign Supreme

Northern California has played a prominent role in the story of women’s golf. Here’s a look at those who shaped the region.

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Stanford’s Maverick McNealy Again Hogan Award Semifinalist
Apr14

Stanford’s Maverick McNealy Again Hogan Award Semifinalist

Stanford junior Maverick McNealy, who won last year’s NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship in record fashion, is again a semifinalist for the annual Ben Hogan Award, which goes to the best collegiate player.

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Learn and Compete With a Pro at Your Side: America’s Golf Coach
Apr14

Learn and Compete With a Pro at Your Side: America’s Golf Coach

Get playing lessons and then head straight out to the course for a competition with your instructor acting as coach and caddie? It’ll happen this weekend at Coyote Creek GC, as part of the America’s Golf Coach competition.

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Bryson DeChambeau: From Masters to Pro Debut
Apr12

Bryson DeChambeau: From Masters to Pro Debut

NCGA member Bryson DeChambeau, who at one point was just a stroke off the lead at the Masters, is making his pro debut at this week’s RBC Heritage.

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