Assistant Director of Communications Kevin Merfeld got to experience Poppy Hills set up for a USGA championship while playing as a marker.
Casey Boyns, Randy Haag and a host of other big names will be at Poppy Hills for Monday’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifier. Only a few teams will advance to next year’s championship at Olympic Club.
The sun came up for San Jose’s Christina Kim, who broke a nine-year winless skid with a win south of the border. The last time Kim won was in 2005.
SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau and Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy could be headed to Royal St. Lytham and St. Annes in 2015.
Legend Annika Sorenstam is headed back to Pebble Beach Golf Links for the annual Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational. The tournament is the only event Sorenstam has competed in since retiring in 2008.
The NCGA hosted its annual two-day Assistant Superintendent Boot Camp at the newly renovated Poppy Hills, geared around the theme “Some Assembly Required.”
Stanford sophomore Viraat Badhwar got to meet Tiger Woods. The next day he did something Tiger never did, firing a 59 at Stanford Golf Course.
From 1991 to 2009, Poppy Hills co-hosted the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. What did Champions Tour pros think about the new Poppy Hills?
The top six boys and girls from the 2014 Junior Tour of Northern California points standings will play with the pros at Silverado in the Frys.com Open Pro-Junior.
Trevor Clayton earned his first POY title, while Jim Knoll rung up a record fourth straight title.