Architect Jay Morrish, who got his start in golf as construction superintendent at Spyglass Hill, has died. Morrish returned to his Northern California roots to design the Cliffs Course at Olympic Club and Tehama GC.
The USGA announced the local qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Open. Five are in Northern California. This year’s lone California Sectional qualifier will be in Southern California.
Hannah O’Sullivan, who was a force on the Junior Tour of Northern California before moving to Arizona, made history with her win at the Symetra Tour’s Gateway Classic. Prior to moving to Arizona, O’Sullivan was a member at The Olympic Club.
With his win at the Northern Trust Open, James Hahn became the first Cal alum to win a PGA Tour event. It’s been a long road to the top for Hahn, who once sold shoes at Nordstrom.
Perfect conditions and great golf led to record attendance numbers at last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The good news for fans is that the AT&T was the only start to a bustling 2015 season in Northern California.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly of the comedies ‘Kingpin’ and ‘There’s Something About Mary’ are making their AT&T Pro-Am debut this year. While the duo would love to explore golf for a film project, they won’t go there for good reason.
The San Francisco 49ers took on the defending World Series champion Giants in the annual Chevron Charity Shoot-Out Tuesday at Pebble Beach. Earlier in the day, the teams’ combined eight world championship trophies were on display.
Stanford alum Patrick Rodgers got going this past weekend with a win at the Web.com Tour Colombia Championship. The victory pushed Rodgers to No.1 on the Web.com Tour money list two weeks into the season.
The USGA announced the formation of a new U.S. Senior Women’s Open that will begin in 2018. While no site has been named yet, it’s just a matter of time before the championship comes to a Northern California venue.
One of golf’s all-time greats, Billy Casper, who died Saturday, left footprints in Northern California at not only the 1966 U.S. Open at Olympic Club, but also at the Crosby Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The only two players with a higher career winning percentage than Casper are Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.