By Bruce Meadows November 2019 Why should kids play golf ??? I came across the following information online recently, thoughts of a father and the effect junior golf has had on their lives and the lives of those around them and thought it might be enjoyable, possibly helpful for parents and…
By Bruce Meadows Don’t be left out . . . Many years ago, during a round of golf at Lake Tahoe, I discovered my tee shot wedged up against a rock, with no legal relief available. I turned a 7-iron around with acceptable but not very good results, as I managed…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”