We take a look at the fascinating history of a tournament that began in 1928, with the winner taking home a keg of nails, and the last-place finisher a sack of manure.
By all accounts, this year’s Swing Skirts Classic has been a great success in a region rich with professional golf. But it’s future in the Bay Area and at Lake Merced is still in question.
Stanford graduate Michelle Wie wins in Hawaii, brings some added buzz to this week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced GC. The 24-year-old first played on the LPGA Tour at the age of 12.
Former Tour pros Roger Maltbie and Kay Cockerill, as well as Cal State Am champ Cory McElyea, stopped by DeLaveaga GC in Santa Cruz to support a junior golf fundraiser.
Cal’s Brandon Hagy and Stanford’s Cameron Wilson will play for Team USA in June’s Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club outside of London. Wilson is leading a streaking Stanford team.
Award-winning instructor Jeff Ritter’s MTT (Make The Turn) is coming to Poppy Hills starting May 7. He will work out of the renovated practice facility.
Auburn-bound high school junior Jacob Solomon won in a playoff over Modesto’s Pat Burda, who clinched a spot in the prestigious Stocker Cup at The Preserve.
Rory McIlroy has verbally committed for this year’s Frys.com Open at Silverado Club in Napa. It’ll mark his first NorCal appearance since the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club.
Those that tuned into the Golf Channel early Sunday morning were treated to a pretty cool sight — kids lining up the same 20-footer Adam Scott holed on the 18th green at Augusta National last year, with a championship on the line.
Experience all 18 greens at Poppy Hills in a whole new way — through heat maps that detail every elevation change of these intriguing putting surfaces.