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July 11, 2016

If you have the desire to play golf courses such as Merion, Olympic Club, Congressional, Royal Troon or Torrey Pines but couldn’t find a way to come up with air fare, accommodations and green fees, you might want to check out Mulligan’s Indoor Golf in Petaluma.

May 2, 2016

Montgomery golfers get in some late-night putting practice at Bennett Valley Golf Course
Jess Stimack had an impressive career at a player on the Montgomery High golf team, and now he’s back and producing similar, successful results for the Vikings as their coach.
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Montgomery golfers get in some late-night putting practice at Bennett Valley Golf Course
Stimack graduated from Montgomery in 2001, then played four years

April 12, 2016

Jessica Reese-Quayle, one of the best female golfers to ever come out of Sonoma County, has taught golf at Oakmont GC for three years, but lamented those days when it was too rainy or cold to give instruction.
That’s changed since Reese-Quayle, with the help of her dad Ken Reese, created The Golf Teaching Lab in the former Oakmont offices near the first tee of the East Course.

February 16, 2016

It’s pretty easy to get a bad reputation, but a lot tougher to get rid of it.
Just ask golf courses such as Adobe Creek and others like it who have, for various reasons, had to shut down for a while, allowing their facility to fall into disrepair, or courses that have gotten into bad shape under one management group but are on the rebound with new owner/operators.
“It’s tough to get people back,” said Neal Hellman, pro shop manager as well as Adobe’s junior golf instructor and PGA Junior Team coach. “The course had a bad reputation for its condition before Wine Country Golf Group took over.”

January 6, 2016

    By Bruce Meadows     Windsor Golf Club head pro Jason Schmuhl has once again been named Player of the Year by the Northern California PGA, the third time the Analy High grad has claimed the honor. Schmuhl earned the award “for his exceptional tournament performance this year,” according to the NorCal PGA….

September 30, 2015

Thousands of acres have been burned, hundreds of people have lost their homes and other valuable possessions, including their animals, businesses – and the jobs that go with them – have been destroyed and the future is uncertain, challenging and downright frightening for so many.

September 7, 2015

  By Bruce Meadows     Free golf clinics for veterans The Northern California PGA Foundation has extended an invitation to veterans from all military branches to attend PGA Hope (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) Sept. 10. The free clinic will introduce golf to all veterans “in order to enhance their mental, social, physical and emotional…

July 20, 2015

Circle Friday, Aug. 31 on your calendar if you are (1) eager to play one of the best golf courses in the area, and (2) if you like the idea of supporting the continually improving golf programs at Sonoma State University.
The ninth annual SSU Men’s and Women’s Alumni/Scholarship Tournament is on that date and the 18-hole affair will be held at historic Sonoma Golf Club, a classic course built in 1928. Sonoma was purchased in 2014 by Escalante Golf of Fort Worth, Texas.

June 8, 2015

Bill Carson represents Wine Country Golf Group, which includes Windsor, Rooster Run and Adobe Creek, all popular 18-hole layouts.
But Carson, director of operations for WCGG, has a good feel for the bigger picture when it comes to promoting golf throughout our community.
He recently filled me in on what WCGG is doing these days, but while he obviously is primarily concerned about the success of his three courses, he is an altruist when it comes to wanting golf to prosper throughout Sonoma County.
He talked about introducing advanced tees for beginners and children, typically about half the length of the white tees, explaining “we want to encourage beginners and make it more fun to play for everyone.”

May 9, 2015

The Sonoma State men’s and women’s golf teams have qualified for the national tournament following play at Foxtail in Rohnert Park and Hiddenbrooke in Vallejo earlier this week.
The Sonoma State men scored a 906 (+42) and placed second out of 20 teams at the NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional to qualify for the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championships for the sixth time in program history, and for the first time since 2011.