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December 9, 2014

A lot of good young athletes compete in golf in our community — at the prep level and at the junior golf level.
A number of these young athletes move on to play at the community college or four-year-college level, some receiving scholarships. Some are talented enough to advance to playing professionally.

December 2, 2014

Women should take golf lessons from women, and men should take them from men, right?
Not so fast.
While some women may feel more comfortable receiving golf instruction from other women, a growing number of men have opted for women teachers.

November 24, 2014

Maybe your golf game isn’t what you think it should be for any number of reasons, real or imagined.
Maybe you’ve been away from the sport for a while and are trying to make a comeback.
Maybe you’ve reached a “plateau” and it seems like you just aren’t getting any better.
Maybe, quite probably, you need some help

November 18, 2014

SSU golf program continues to improve
The golf program at Sonoma State University keeps getting better, under the guidance of popular local longtime golf pro and head coach Val Verhunce.
The men’s team, which started up in 2004, and the women’s team, which began in 2007, have shown steady progress, including an NCAA Division II championship for the men in 2009.

November 10, 2014

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 local golfers like or don’t like about golf in our area.

November 10, 2014

If you happen to meet Daryl Rossi on the golf course, and the topic of handicaps comes up, look at his golf game, not his right arm.
Or what would normally be his right arm.
Rossi, 53, was born without a right arm, the result of an undetermined birth defect possibly linked to his mother taking the drug thalidomide.

November 5, 2014

It’s been a long time — way too long — since local golfers have had a forum, a place where they could express their opinions and listen and respond to the thoughts of others in our community. It’s been an equally long time since local golfers have had a chance to read about other golfers or golfing developments in our area, whether it be feature stories or just small but significant items about the game.