NCGA Golf Magazine

The award-winning NCGA Golf magazine is the official publication of the Northern California Golf Association. The magazine is mailed to the homes of the more than 170,000 members of the NCGA, along with nearly 400 member golf clubs. NCGA Golf is published four times a year (January, April, July and October) and features stories on travel, golf courses and tournaments, along with regular features on instruction and the Rules of Golf. The NCGA also produces NCGA Golf Plus, a monthly digital version of the magazine.

Summer 2020

Youth on Course: From NCGA Roots to Across North America; Kevin Chappell, Natalie Gulbis Profiles; San Diego Travel; Stay Calm, Play Better

Spring 2020

Junior Tour of Northern California; Arron Oberholser Profile; Hawaiian Holiday; Pitch Perfect

Winter 2020

Morro Bay Golf Course; Presidents Michael Weeks (NCGA) and Stuart Francis (USGA); PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park; Annual Rules Quiz

Fall 2019

Faces of the NCGA: What Are They Up to Now?; 50-Year Loopers; Kira Kazantsev Profile; Sacramento’s Champ for Youth Golf

Summer 2019

Careers in Golf; the Lucius Bateman Story; Prep Like Cal Women’s Golf; 420 Holes in 24 Hours

Spring 2019

U.S. Open Preview; Pebble Beach Through Eyes of a Champ, Memories of Pebble, Texas Two-Step, Annika Sorenstam

Winter 2019

Pasatiempo Golf Club (Then and Now), Jim Nantz profile, NCGA Club champs, DeChambeau on a Roll, Johnny Miller Family Time. Rules Quiz

Fall 2018

Games You Can Play; U.S. Girls’ Junior, Summer of Noh, The Rabbit Game, Cindy Vining Instruction

Summer 2018

U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Poppy Hills, Revamped Rules, U.S. Amateur Preview, Remembering Helen Lengfeld, Jim Fitzpatrick Profile

Spring 2018

Great Escapes, Blair Wish Project, Cal Club’s Centennial, Kay Cockerill Profile, James Hahn, Meadowood

Winter 2018

North Ridge Country Club, Meet the President; AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview; Simulate Success

Fall 2017

Golf Architecture Issue; Haggin Oaks Rocks, Maverick McNealy Turns Pro; Master Your Short Game

Summer 2017

Golf’s Military Roots in Northern California; Travel to Bend & San Luis Obispo; History of Mare Island GC; Cameron Champ Q&A; Ageless Wonders; Training Aides

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Spring 2017

Junior Golf Programs in Northern California; Olympic Club Profile; Summer Travel to San Diego & Beyond; Ricky Barnes Q&A; The Best New Drivers

Winter 2017

San Jose Country Club Profile; Face-On Putting w/ Bryson DeChambeau; Island Hopping Hawaiian Style; Annual Golf Course Directory & Rules Quiz; New Wedges

Fall 2016

Ultimate Getaways in the great outdoors; Tom Watson Q&A; Poppy Ridge Turns 20; Game Improvement DIY style; NCGA Hall of Fame Night; Holiday Gift Guide

Summer 2016

The Best of Lake Tahoe Golf; GolfBoards invade NorCal; The Golden Bear of Cal Golf; New Golf Shoes; Q & A with Bryson DeChambeau; Golf returns to the Olympics

Spring 2016

U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle preview; Poppy Hills to host the 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior; Best New Drivers of 2016; Grizzly Ranch Golf Club; 100th S.F. City Championship

Winter 2016

Lodi’s World Champion Long Driver Ryan Winther; Going to the Masters; Q&A with Sacramento’s Natalie Gulbis; San Luis Obispo and Cabo, Mexico travel features

Fall 2015

Unbeatable Bandon Dunes; How to Set Up a Women-Friendly Course; What College Golf Coaches Do; Q&A with NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala; At What Age do Golfers Peak?

Summer 2015

The Game-Changing Youth on Course; Why My Son Plays Golf; Beautiful Banff and Jasper Park; The Se Ri Pak Effect; Trent Dilfer Q&A

Spring 2015

Schaffer’s Mill; Streamsong; Why the Best Change Their Swings; Del Paso, The Jones Family Legacy; The Golf Galaxy’s Fortnight in San Francisco.

Winter 2015

A celebration of Northern California Golf; Northern California’s Greatest Golfers; The Pebble Beach Dream 18; Unique Holes in the Region; Cypress Lakes. Q&A: Mark O’Meara.

Fall 2014

The Ever-Changing Chambers Bay; The First Tee Open; Pebble Beach Golf Academy; San Francisco Golf; Chasing the Champions Tour. Q&A: Nancy Lopez.

Summer 2014

Winchester CC; Lake Tahoe; Spyglass Hill History; Rating Poppy Hills; Rules Reform. Q&A: Mike Pereira.

Spring 2014

Poppy Hills debuts; The Evolution of Championship Golf; Golf Industry Trends; The Career of Joann Dost. Q&A: Jack Nicklaus

Winter 2014

Merced GCC; Auburn; Paso Robles; The Evolution of Robert Trent Jones Jr; Pace of Play; PGA Tour Travel Log; Ryder Cup vs. President’s Cup. Q&A: Gary Player

Fall 2013

Pebble Beach; Auburn; Packing Up for a Pac-12 Road Trip; The Dan Plan; Golf’s New Frontier; Links Golf vs. American Golf. Q&A: Aaron Rodgers

Summer 2013

Poppy Ridge; Whistler; Course Records Tales; Masters Diary; Is Drive for Show and Putt for Dough True? Q&A: Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper

Spring 2013

Martis Camp; Mount Shasta; The 4th at Spyglass Hill; Sharp Park; Lake Merced; Golf’s Golden Era. Q&A: Jerry West

Winter 2013

Lahontan; The Perfect Golfer; Arizona Spring Training; Marin County; What’s on Your Bucket List? Q&A: Dennis Haysbert

Fall 2012

Spanish Bay; Livermore Valley; San Diego; Stroke Play vs. Match Play; Should We Copy the Pros? Q&A: Paula Creamer

Summer 2012

Saratoga; The Open at Olympic Club; Golden Age Architecture; Golf in the Olympics? Q&A: Alex Smith

Spring 2012

Schaffer’s Mill; Prince Edward Island; Trending on Twitter; Does Golf Need Two Sets of Rules? Q&A: Darius Rucker

Winter 2012

San Jose CC; La Costa; Caribbean; A Few of My Favorite Things; Should the Belly Putter be Outlawed? Q&A: Thomas Keller

Fall 2011

Spyglass Hill; Queensland (Australia); Las Vagas; Napa Valley; Should Golfers Hole Out? Q&A: Peter Ueberroth

Summer 2011

Silverado Resort; Kiawah Island (South Carolina); Champagne-Ardenne privence (France); Who Should Pay After an Ace? Q&A: Brandi Chastain

Spring 2011

Serrano; Oahu; Lost Links in Northern California; Should Television Viewers be Allowed to Call in Violations? Q&A: Matt Cain

Winter 2011

North Ridge; Dove Mountain (Tucson); Riviera Nayarit (Mexico); San Francisco or Monterey? Q&A: Stephen Curry