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.
Youth on Course caddies helped transform Poppy Hills Golf Course into Augusta National during The Masters weekend. Sixty-five YOC caddies, donned in traditional overalls, looped for players.
Fairfield resident Jeff Wilson went south and captured the SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship. Wilson also won the event in 2008. In 2014, the NCGA’s Jeff Burda won the SCGA Senior Championship.
Teenagers are again controlling the brackets at the annual San Francisco City Golf Championships. The championships conclude this weekend at TPC Harding Park.
Meghan Paracuelles of Folsom and Megan Chou of Los Altos were among the 80 juniors who competed Sunday in the second annual Drive, Chip and Putt Finals at Augusta National. Both are members of Youth on Course and the Junior Tour of Northern California.
Former NCGA Board of Directors member Eddie LeBaron, who was a star on the gridiron and a hero on the battlefield in Korea, died Wednesday in Stockton. Along with receiving the Bronze Star, LeBaron was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson all confirmed their appearance for the upcoming WGC Cadillac-Match Play at TPC Harding Park. McIlroy is looking to secure a potential career grand slam at The Masters next week
A four-year old lawsuit brought by environmentalist groups to close Sharp Park has ended. A 3-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal in Wild Equity vs. City and County of San Francisco.
A year after competing in the U.S. Women’s Open, Lucy Li and Kathleen Scavo are headed to another USGA championship. The duo teamed up to earn a berth in the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship.