A regular on the NCGA Senior Amateur Tour, Jim Williams is playing in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship with his son Scott. Williams was on the USGA Executive Committee when the event was proposed.
The setup is similar to the 2012 U.S. Open, except for a twist on the closing hole, which can now play as short as 275 yards.
Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy will enter the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Olympic Club towing a record-setting performance at the Pac-12 Championship. His Four-Ball partner will be Cardinal teammate Virhat Badhwar.
NCGA Public Links champion Nick Moore only started playing golf nine years ago. Prior to winning on the golf course, the self-taught Moore was a star on the baseball field.
The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic returned to Lake Merced GC, and once again Lydia Ko was atop the leaderboard. Here’s a photo gallery of action both on and off the course.
After a breakthrough year, Stanford alum Michelle Wie has started the 2015 season slowly. No stranger to the ups and downs of golf, Wie is looking to get her game back on track at Lake Merced Golf Club.
LPGA star Paula Creamer, who hails from Pleasanton, really wants to see a Women’s Masters at Augusta National. A few weeks after first broaching the subject, Creamer again brought it up during a press conference at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy and CSU-Monterey Bay junior Carr Vernon were named to this year’s Team USA Palmer Cup squad. The Palmer Cup, to be held in June, is a Ryder Cup-style match pitting U.S. collegians versus players from Great Britain and Ireland.
Northern California golf industry officials were at Poppy Hills, the home course of the NCGA, on Thursday to discuss water and sustainability. The ongoing drought in California has led to courses adapting to the challenge.
The annual event has always attracted some of the best amateur players in Northern California. Back in its early days, the loser got a prize that no one wanted.