May 1, 2020
Faces of the NCGA: The Players
Due to the Covid-19 virus, the NCGA tournament season is currently suspended through June 1. Among those pining for the return to competition are the NCGA’s tournament players. We recently caught up with some of the best and defending Players of the Year as they told us what they miss about NCGA tournament play.
NCGA Hall of Famer, Winner of a record 25 total NCGA titles (including Senior championships), Holds the NCGA record for most wins in a season (1996) with four, Four-time NCGA Player of the Year
“I miss playing golf period. I always look forward to playing in tournaments, especially Four-Balls at the beginning of the year. I was going to start the year of by playing in six of them in a row. Already played in a one-dayer at Castlewood CC with Mark Madson, the pro at Pasadera, then played with Jerrry Ledzinski in the Turlock BB. Next was going to be the SCGA Senior F-Ball with Britton, then the NCGA Senior Four-Ball with Britton, then the NCGA Four-Ball at Spy with Joey Ferrari, then the National at Whisper Rock in Scottsdale with Barsotti. Four-Balls are really fun. I like having a partner to pal around with for a couple of days. Besides that, we all need help out there on the course.. I’m really looking forward to the California Amateur at Torrey Pines because I’ve never played there before, and it would be a nice vacation. I’m not worried about how I would play down there, I just want to play. I look at most of my tournaments that way. I like to compete, but it is more about being with the guys.”
NCGA Hall of Famer, Three-time NCGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year, winner of co-record four California Women’s Amateur Championships, Record four-time winner of NCGA Senior Women’s Amateur
“I mostly miss catching up with my golf buddies. I also miss the challenge of competition. I miss having something to look forward to, something to practice and prepare for. I miss the enjoyment of pulling off that amazing troubleshot and draining a speedy downhill 10-foot slider for an up and down.”