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…
By Bruce Meadows AUGUST 2021 John states his case . . . John Lienhart likes to play golf, but then a lot of us do. But John is not your typical golfer, who tees it from time to time at his favorite…
Video Highlights of Girls’ High School golf event at Northwood Golf.
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…
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.”
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.
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.