There’s a number of changes for 2016 for the NCGA Amateur Tour. Among them are the names of some championships and player eligibility, such as the Masters Division Championship becoming the Mid-Amateur Championship (open to players 25-older).
The inaugural ‘Run Fore Fun’ 5K and 10K races, benefitting Youth on Course and part of Fleet Feet Sports’ Run the Bay Race Series, will be held this Sunday at Poppy Hills Golf Course. Making the event a one-of-a-kind race will be the course, which features parts of the actual golf course.
2015 featured another full slate of NCGA tournaments in the Northern California region. Here’s a photo gallery of some of the best scenes and moments of the year.
John Ronca of San Luis Obispo (right) was officially named the 89th president of the Northern California Golf Association at the Association’s Annual Meeting. Pictured on the left is outgoing President Lee Gidney.
The 9th Seaver Cup, a biennial event that features the best of the SCGA against the best of the NCGA, tees off Dec. 10-11 at Rancho La Quinta CC. The overall series is tied 3-3-2.
Each round played in December will be entered into a raffle and on January 1, we will draw a winner who receives free golf at Poppy Hills for all of 2016!
The USGA has announced changes to the Handicap System in tandem with its 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf. One is that player’s playing alone can no longer post scores for handicap purposes.
The best junior golfers from the Junior Tour of Northern California will square off against the best juniors from Southern California in the inaugural Challenge Cup, to be held Dec. 22-23 at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach. The two day event will feature a Ryder Cup-like format.
Recent Stocker Cup winner Brady Exber will be one of 18 representing the U.S. at next year’s Concession Cup in Florida. The Concession Cup features Mid-Amateurs and Senior Amateurs from the States taking on their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland.
The 2015 CIF State Girls’ Golf High School Championship will bring some powerhouses to host course Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach. SoCal champ Andrea Lee of Mira Costa is the No.24 ranked amateur in the world.