Even at the age of 81, K.C. Cote has absolutely no plans to retire. Her passion for the game–and life itself–stems from two tours of duty as an Air Force nurse during the Vietnam War.
Golf and football mixed as NCGA members enjoyed Golf Day on the Farm Saturday at Stanford. Along with getting to watch Stanford take on Arizona, members got to meet the defending national champion Stanford Women’s Golf Team.
Nick Moore, Jim Knoll and Herb Jensen are the 2014-2015 NCGA Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year and Super Senior Player of the Year, respectively.
The NCGA’s new Women’s Amateur and Senior Women’s Amateur Tours will be part of the 2015-2016 tournament season.
The NCGA points program now features a Women’s Amateur Tour and Senior Women’s Amateur Tour. The new Tours will officially begin play beginning Oct. 1, 2015.
This summer, Clovis resident Bryson DeChambeau and The Olympic Club member Hannah O’ Sullivan brought the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur trophies, respectively, back to Northern California. Karen Garcia of Cool is two wins away from capturing the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.
Youth on Course member Chanha Kim of Salinas and Junior Tour of Northern California member Bibilani Liu of Cupertino played with the pros in Thursday’s Coca-Cola Champions Challenge at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Over the summer, Bryson DeChambeau and Hannah O’Sullivan gave the NCGA a sweep in the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. This weekend, the U.S. Senior and U.S. Senior Women’s Ams begin. Once again, the NCGA will be well represented. Is a fall sweep on its way too?
Coming off a brilliant season that led to NCAA Player of the Year honors, Stanford junior Maverick McNealy has started off the fall with a bang. His win at the Illini Invitational has propelled him to the No.1 spot in the world rankings.
The JTNC has been a force in recent years at the First Tee Open. Alums Casie Cathrea (2011) and Michelle Xie (2013) both won the Pro-Junior, while Danville’s Joshua McCarthy was set to win last year’s event. That is, until, Christopher Meyers hit one of the greatest shots in Pebble Beach history.