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Remembering Women’s Golf Pioneer Peggy Kirk Bell
Nov26

Remembering Women’s Golf Pioneer Peggy Kirk Bell

Women’s golf pioneer Peggy Kirk Bell, who received the USGA’s Bob Jones Award in 1990 for distinguished sportsmanship and service to the game, died at the age of 95.

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Remembering Course Rating Pioneer Dr. Richard Stroud
Nov18

Remembering Course Rating Pioneer Dr. Richard Stroud

Stroud served on the USGA Executive Committee from 1977 to 1979 and is also a former member of the NCGA Board of Directors.

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Youth on Course Online Auction Funds Soar
Nov18

Youth on Course Online Auction Funds Soar

This year’s annual Youth on Course Online Auction raised nearly $100,000. Many thanks to all of those who participated.

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2015-2016 NCGA Players of the Year
Nov01

2015-2016 NCGA Players of the Year

The 2015-2016 NCGA Players of the Year: Shintaro Ban, Sabrina Iqbal (Women’s), Dale Bouguennec (Senior), Lynne Cowan (Senior Women) and Gary Vanier (Super Senior).

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North Ridge CC to Renovate Greens and Bunkers
Oct27

North Ridge CC to Renovate Greens and Bunkers

North Ridge CC in Fair Oaks will be renovating its greens and bunkers. The work will be done by architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

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Nashville’s Joseph Deraney Wins Stocker Cup
Oct23

Nashville’s Joseph Deraney Wins Stocker Cup

Nashville resident Joseph Deraney shot a final round 72 to capture the 25th annual Stocker Cup at The Preserve in Carmel Valley. Deraney was the lone player to at least shoot par each of the three rounds.

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Aaron Olson of MTT Performance at Poppy Hills Recognized by Golf Digest
Oct22

Aaron Olson of MTT Performance at Poppy Hills Recognized by Golf Digest

Aaron Olson, the Director of Player Development at MTT Performance (Instruction) at Poppy Hills Golf Course, has received his first recognition from Golf Digest. Olson, 35, was named as one of the Best Young Teachers in America for 2016-2017.

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Field for Upcoming TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational Taking Shape
Oct21

Field for Upcoming TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational Taking Shape

The field for the 2016 TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational, slated for Nov. 15-20 at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and The Links at Spanish Bay, continues to take shape. The Invitational is the only event in golf featuring all of the major tours competing side-by-side for the same purse. Admission is free!

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2016 NCGA Course Rater of the Year—Tom Huckaby
Oct14

2016 NCGA Course Rater of the Year—Tom Huckaby

Tom Huckaby of San Jose earned 2016 NCGA Course Rater of the Year honors. He’s been a course rating captain for the last seven years.

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2016 NCGA Tournament Official of the Year—Karl Rodefer
Oct14

2016 NCGA Tournament Official of the Year—Karl Rodefer

Columbia resident Karl Rodefer earned 2016 NCGA Tournament Official of the Year honors. The 66-year-old has been an NCGA official since 2006.

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Palmer on the Rocks—‘The King’ at Pebble Beach
Sep29

Palmer on the Rocks—‘The King’ at Pebble Beach

Arnold Palmer never won a championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links. In typical ‘The King’ style, though, he still left his mark.

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Broadhurst Wins The First Tee Open
Sep20

Broadhurst Wins The First Tee Open

Englishman Paul Broadhurst, in his first visit to Pebble Beach, led the tournament after the first round, was second after 36 holes, and led for much of the final round. A rough patch on holes 11 through 14, part of Pebble’s less-heralded inland stretch, dropped the 2016 Senior Open Championship winner out of the lead, recovering with a birdie at 15 to tie with Florida’s Joe Durant. Champions Tour money leader Bernhard Langer started the day four back, but a 6-under 66 final round, culminating in a kick-in birdie putt on the 18th green, tied him with Broadhurst and Durant as the tournament wound down.

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