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.
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.