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GOLF 707

May 22, 2018

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…

May 6, 2018

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…

April 26, 2018

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…

April 2, 2018

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 26, 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…

February 20, 2018

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.

February 3, 2018

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.

December 27, 2017

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…

September 28, 2017

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.

August 24, 2017

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.