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December 14, 2021

      By Bruce Meadows       DECEMBER 2021 Remember when  ???    Remember when you could reach that par-5 hole in two shots, setting up a birdie, maybe even an eagle?    Well, as we get older – include me in that group – that two-shot par-5 turns into a three-shot effort, or…

October 31, 2021

      By Bruce Meadows       NOVEMBER 2021   The Brambles is on its way . . .    Although it really hasn’t got much publicity, there is what appears to be a gem of a new golf facility under construction near Middletown.    The Coore & Crenshaw-designed Brambles golf course was on…

April 12, 2021

    By Bruce Meadows         April 2021   Tiger Woods takes on Peter Hay . . .   The Peter Hay short course at Pebble Beach Golf Links has taken on a new look, and here is how Golf Digest describes it:     “Pebble Beach has announced the opening date of…

November 26, 2019

  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…

May 1, 2019

  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…

June 5, 2018

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 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…

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.

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.

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