The Olympic Club, host of five U.S. Opens and this year’s California State Amateur Championship, recently released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, sharing its progress toward environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
NCGA member and former Junior Tour of Northern California member Hannah O’Sullivan has been named to the 2016 Curtis Cup USA Team. A member at the Olympic Club, O’Sullivan had a breakthrough 2015 season which included winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
The USGA announced that the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open will be held at the Olympic Club. It means that two U.S. Women’s Opens will be held in NorCal in a span of five years. This year’s U.S. Women’s Open is being held at CordeValle in San Martin.
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.
Ahmed and Hussain Ali of Palo Alto were a bit nervous competing at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, but for good reason. Ahmed was the youngest player in the field. Both were making their USGA debuts.
A regular on the NCGA Senior Amateur Tour, Jim Williams is playing in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship with his son Scott. Williams was on the USGA Executive Committee when the event was proposed.
The setup is similar to the 2012 U.S. Open, except for a twist on the closing hole, which can now play as short as 275 yards.
Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy will enter the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Olympic Club towing a record-setting performance at the Pac-12 Championship. His Four-Ball partner will be Cardinal teammate Virhat Badhwar.
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.
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.