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.
Poppy Hills Director of Instruction Jeff Ritter to Star On The Golf Channel On National Instruction Day
Poppy Hills Director of Instruction Jeff Ritter will be one of seven Golf Channel Academy coaches having a starring role when National Instruction Day is held May 4. Ritter operates his Make The Turn Performance Academy out of Poppy Hills.
When Lupe Orozco first got a job at the restaurant at Poppy Hills, he didn’t know anything about golf. Now, he’s literally knowledgeable. The Poppy Hills assistant superintendent recently earned his turf degree from Rutgers.
‘The Pimple’ tee box on the par-3 15th hole of the Earl Fry Course at Chuck Corica Golf Complex is just the start of what can be a long, treacherous hole. For players in the annual Alameda Commuters, it’s a taste of the U.S. Open.
There are new ticket offerings for the upcoming 2016 U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle in San Martin. Also, volunteer spots are still open.
This year’s U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle in San Martin, set for July 7-10, will also play a role in determining the field for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, which will feature golf for the first time since 1904.
A number of Youth on Course kids were among those helping to get things started at this week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. A clinic was held Tuesday featuring LPGA Tour members Belen Mozo and Katherine Kirk.
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.
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.