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.
NCGA member Bryson DeChambeau, who at one point was just a stroke off the lead at the Masters, is making his pro debut at this week’s RBC Heritage.
Making a final putt to win at Augusta National? Manteca resident Ty Griggs did it, as he captured the Boys 12-13 Division at the annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championships.
Thanks to making it to the finals of the 2012 U.S. Amateur, Cal alum Michael Weaver got a spot in the 2013 Masters. He later shared the tales of his experiences at Augusta National with NCGA Golf Magazine.