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January 27, 2023

    By BRUCE MEADOWS       JANUARY 2023   Old and new at Bennett Valley . . .    Bennett Valley GC, which opened in 1969, the only city-owned 18-hole public golf facility in Santa Rosa, is under new management.    Longtime Director of Golf Bob Borowicz, a local legend, and much of…

January 16, 2023

By BRUCE MEADOWS JANUARY 2023 Golfing in the Rain . . . I recall reading a few months ago that January appeared to be shaping up as a fairly dry month in Sonoma County and surrounding areas. So much for predicting the weather !!! Did you know what an “atmospheric river” was five years go…

December 17, 2022

By BRUCE MEADOWS         DECEMBER 2022   Wishing you all a good 2023 . . . This past year and those before it have been full of challenges. We have all faced these challenges in our own ways, and the hope is that the worst of times are behind us, although we…

November 15, 2022

By BRUCE MEADOWS   NOVEMBER 2022 We’ll miss you, Bill . . . Bill Fisher wasn’t afraid to let you know that while he loved the game of golf, he was not a particularly good golfer. But John William Fisher was definitely good for golf. He passed away Nov. 7, just four days shy of…

October 31, 2022

      NOVEMBER 2022           By BRUCE MEADOWS    Making a difference . . .     Saying that a person has achieved legendary status in a particular position or location is a statement often a bit overdone.     But saying that about John Berry is not the case.    …

September 23, 2022

  By BRUCE MEADOWS     SEPTEMBER 2022 What’s old is new again . . . Many years ago, while perusing the merchandise at a local charity thrift store, I spotted a barrel of miscellaneous golf clubs priced at $5. I tend to think along the lines of “you never know if you don’t look,”…

September 6, 2022

    By BRUCE MEADOWS        SEPTEMBER 2022       First Tee comes to Foxtail GC . . .      The First Tee program is being introduced at Foxtail with instructors Matt Anderson and Jason Schmuhl leading the way.  A six-week has already started with another six-week class set for the beginning of…

August 15, 2022

  By BRUCE MEADOWS     AUGUST 2022       Good idea, but is it legal ? ? ?     This happened quite a few years ago but it always stuck with me.     I was playing golf with a good friend, a lefty.     We both hit our drives on a par-4 hole,…

August 1, 2022

By BRUCE MEADOWS    AUGUST 2022       More changes at BV . . .     Bob Borowicz has been the face of golf at Bennett Valley GC for a long, long time, but things have changed.    Touchstone Golf has taken over management of the 18-hole Santa Rosa course, which at one point was in…

June 8, 2022

     JUNE 2022       By BRUCE MEADOWS New and old look at Bennett Valley     Bennett Valley, the only true public, 18-hole golf course in Santa Rosa, has been in the news a lot lately.    Will the course close in the future?  Will it be reduced to 9 holes? Will the course be eliminated…