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…
March 2018 By Bruce Meadows Youth on Course worth checking out Youth on Course is a good deal . . . for young golfers, for their parents and for golf courses . . . and the game of golf now and in the future. Youth on Course provides affordable access to golf through…
Bunkers are always a concern — for golf course operators as well as golfers — and let’s face it, some courses do a better job than others to make their sand more playable.
Maintaining and improving bunkers is not cheap, but the result can be sand that golfers can play out of without striking dirt in the process of trying to extricate your ball from the sand.
Fountaingrove Golf Club has always been considered one of the more challenging and well-designed courses to play in this area.
The course, the work of architect Ted Robinson in 1985, still is, although there are obviously some big differences to what the 18-hole championship course was, prior to Oct. 9, and what it is now.
While the course survived the terrible firestorm that raced through Fountaingrove and other areas, the stately clubhouse did not, nor did hundreds of nearby homes.
January 2018 By Bruce Meadows SSU golf: High hopes for 2018 Sonoma State’s men’s golf team has a national championship banner for its outstanding effort in 2009, but coach Val Verhunce is cautiously optimistic the team can rise to national prominence again in the not-too-distant future. “We didn’t play that well…
There was a time when Jason Schmuhl was understandably in awe when he competed in a pro golf tournament with some of the biggest names in the game.
But times have changed for the 45-year Windsor golf pro, who has qualified for next week’s Safeway Open at Napa’s Silverado North Golf Course, the first scheduled event on the 2018 PGA Tour.
When Jarin Todd graduated from Woodinville High in Washington, he wasn’t sure where he would attend college.
Because he hadn’t competed in many major junior tournaments, he was not on a lot of recruiters’ radar “so I wasn’t highly recruited.”
Sonoma State golf coach Val Verhunce may not have been overwhelmed with Todd’s size, but he was impressed with his attitude, ability and potential when he was contacted by Todd.
August, 2017 Borowicz hopes to go long in Oklahoma By Bruce Meadows Monica Borowicz was an outstanding tennis player, eventually competing at Santa Rosa JC, where her team advanced to the state tournament and Monica earned Big 8 Conference MVP honors. But while she still loves the game of tennis, she got turned…
Should we play 9 or 18 holes?
That decision depends on a lot of things, including available time, cost, in some regards your skill level.
We checked with a few local golfers to get some opinions.
Summer camps on the menu . . .
Three summer golf camps for kids are scheduled in June, July and August at Oakmont GC in Santa Rosa.
The coed camps, taught by LPGA pros Rebecka Heinmert and Jessica Reese Quayle, are planned for June 12-16, July 10-14 and July 31-Aug. 4.