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GOLF 707

September 20, 2018
GOLF 707- Get Ready for Fall

By Bruce Meadows       SSU Alumni tournament in October  The annual Sonoma State Golf Alumni/Scholarship Tournament is coming up Oct. 1 at Sonoma Golf Club. It’s not just a good cause, it’s also a chance for golfers to play an exclusive and historic private course that is one of the best in Northern…

GOLF707- September 2018, City Championships coming soon:
September 5, 2018
GOLF707- September 2018, City Championships coming soon:

By Bruce Meadows September 5, 2018       SR City Championships in October The Santa Rosa City Championships are scheduled Oct. 27 and 28 at Bennett Valley and Oakmont golf courses. Format is stroke play over 36 holes and this is an NCGA point event. The number of flights will be determined by the…

GOLF707- September: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES?
August 22, 2018
GOLF707- September: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES?

September 2018 By Bruce Meadows   What are your favorites…   We have gotten an increasing number of responses to our “favorite’s list” but would love to see a few more. In a recent GOLF 707, I asked for your thoughts on a number of golf-related things, such as “best course,” “best pro,” etc. You…

GOLF707- August 2018
July 24, 2018
GOLF707- August 2018

By Bruce Meadows     August 2018   Yes, Oakmont is open to the public ! When Greg Anderson took over recently as general manager and (for now) head golf pro at Oakmont GC’s 36-hole complex in east Santa Rosa, he realized that while most people were aware the Oakmont courses and dining facilities were…

GOLF707- Windsor GC head pro Jason Schmuhl qualifies for PGA
June 25, 2018
GOLF707- Windsor GC head pro Jason Schmuhl qualifies for PGA

By Bruce Meadows Schmuhl headed for another PGA Windsor GC head pro Jason Schmuhl rallied to survive qualifying for the 2018 PGA Championship next month with a fourth-place finish at the PGA National Club Pro Championship at the Bayonet Course in Seaside. “It was a great week,” said Schmuhl. “I started off slow shooting, 76 the first round…

GOLF 707 June- Greg Anderson Takes over at Oakmont:
June 5, 2018
GOLF 707 June- Greg Anderson Takes over at Oakmont:

By Bruce Meadows      Familiar face comes to Oakmont Greg Anderson has made a lot of stops in his golfing career, and he’s hoping his latest move will be another good one. Anderson, a 1978 Cardinal Newman grad, has taken over as general manager and head golf pro at Oakmont GC, which features a…

PINER GOLF Takes a New Angle of Approach
May 22, 2018
PINER GOLF Takes a New Angle of Approach

Angle of Approach By: Jeff Woodworth Piner High School’s Boys Varsity Golf finished with a winning record for the first time in 20 years. With 7 student athletes on the roster, the Prospectors’ completed a 6-4 season before coming up short in the SCL Championship tournament. The reason for their success lies with Head Coach…

GOLF707- May 2018: Get out and play some golf!
May 6, 2018
GOLF707- May 2018: Get out and play some golf!

By Bruce Meadows       What do you expect of a teaching pro? A few readers felt I was a little tough on pro golf instructors in my last GOLF 707. I’ll admit that by far most of those pros I’ve seen teaching are first-rate, quality instructors, worth the price of lessons, although I…

GOLF 707- What are your golfing favorites?
April 26, 2018
GOLF 707- What are your golfing favorites?

May 2018 By Bruce Meadows     What are your golfing favorites? From time to time, when I wrote a weekly golf column for the Press Democrat, I would ask readers to take part in a very unofficial survey. I wanted to know – and wanted our readers to have some knowledge – about what…

GOLF707- Not Your Average Freshman !
April 2, 2018
GOLF707- Not Your Average Freshman !

April, 2018 By Bruce Meadows       Not Your Average Freshman !   Santa Rosa JC’s Dave Herrington has been coaching the Bear Cub golf team for more than 20 years, but admits he’s never seen anything like it. That would be the presence of Ron Myers on the 2018 squad. Myers, a highly…