John Sirman, an influential and important NCGA board member in the 1990s, passed away August 21 at age 72.
With his win at the U.S. Amateur, Bryson DeChambeau joined Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore as the only players to win the title and NCAA Championship in the same year. The last NorCal player to win the U.S. Amateur was Ricky Barnes in 2002.
Bucket lists, budget golf and everything in between-Northern California courses have it all.
Let the 19th-hole debate begin. Northern California’s rich golf tradition doesn’t easily translate into a tidy, top-10 list of the region’s greatest players. A parade of golfers emerged from our little corner of the world to scrawl their names into the game’s competitive lore.
Former Bay Area resident and Junior Tour of Northern California member Hannah O’Sullivan continues to impress in 2015. O’Sullivan, who earlier this year became the youngest winner on the Symetra Tour, captured the title at this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur on Sunday.
The last time a Northern California native won a USGA individual title remains Ricky Barnes at the 2002 U.S. Amateur. Why is it so hard to win a USGA title? Those who have knocked on the door but been denied explain.
Just a year ago, Stanford’s Maverick McNealy had a stroke average of 72.25 for the Cardinal. This year, he led the nation in scoring with a 68.70 scoring average. What are some the changes that have led to such a quick turnaround?
Robert Trent Jones Sr. forever changed course design, and his two sons continued his legacy with their own remarkable careers.
Maverick McNealy and Bryson DeChambeau’s big years are paying more dividends. On Monday, the duo were named as early picks for the 2015 U.S. Walker Cup squad.
A strong Northern California contingent will be among those teeing off in next week’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The group will be looking to do something that hasn’t been done in over a decade. The last player with NorCal ties to win the title was San Francisco’s Dorothy Delasin in 1999.