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GOLF 707

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…

GOLF 707- March/ April 2018
March 26, 2018
GOLF 707- March/ April 2018

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…

GOLF 707: Bunkers on the mend at Foxtail
February 20, 2018
GOLF 707: Bunkers on the mend at Foxtail

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.

GOLF707: February 2018- Fountaingrove re-opens
February 3, 2018
GOLF707: February 2018- Fountaingrove re-opens

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.