The NCGA mourns the loss of longtime NCGA course rater Brad Carley, who died suddenly on Dec. 3, 2016. Golf writer Ed Anderson penned a column memorializing his friend.
Golf has always been viewed as a luxury activity that most parents, especially their kids, just can’t afford. Until now. Youth on Course is changing the game, and the idea is simple — kids never pay more than $5 for a round of golf.
Cypress Point Club will host the 2025 Walker Cup Matches. The last time the mystical course hosted the event was in 1981, the only previous time a USGA event has been held on the Alister MacKenzie designed masterpiece.
The NCGA’s Poppy Hills has been named a finalist for National Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owner’s Association. In 2015, Poppy Hills was named Course of the Year by the California Golf Course Owner’s Association.
San Jose Country Club member Pat Quinn was elected President of the NCGA for 2017 at the organization’s annual meeting on Dec. 9 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
The USGA and The R&A announced the introduction of a new Local Rule, which will be implemented in NCGA Championships, that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green.
The second annual Challenge Cup, featuring some of the best juniors from NorCal taking on some of the best juniors from SoCal, returns to Poppy Hills Jan. 3-4.
Among the changes for the 101st ‘The City’ are a new championship website and the announcement that all rounds will be held at TPC Harding Park.
Bryson DeChambeau is headed to Pebble Beach for the 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
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.