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January 18, 2022

       By BRUCE MEADOWS     JANUARY 2022       Tournament time . . .   It’s obviously very early in the year, but most of us are trying our best to stay confident that the Covid-19 pandemic will be at least reduced to an endemic in the near future.    Without preaching, let…

September 20, 2021

     By Bruce Meadows           SEPTEMBER 2021   A man who makes a difference …    National “Thank Your Superintendent Day” was celebrated recently, and while some golf courses may have more reasons than others to celebrate the men and women who make their courses look good, Bennett Valley GC in…

August 30, 2021

            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…

June 6, 2021

      By Bruce Meadows     June 2021 Looking back, and ahead…    You can call it Oakmont (the old name, which some golfers still prefer to use) or Valley of the Moon (new name, which new management prefers you to use), but new head golf professional Chapman Dundas just wants you to call…

May 31, 2021

      By Bruce Meadows         May 2021 Terraza wins Sonoma County Open . . .    Congratulations to the winners in the 2021 Sonoma County Open held at Foxtail Golf Course in Rohnert Park May 15-16.     Championship Flight: Luis Terraza, 72-72–144; second place tie between Domingo Jojola 147, Kyle Hopkins 147, Jacob Boyce 147.     Men’s…

February 28, 2021

    By Bruce Meadows          March 2021  Taking golf to the ‘Next Level’      Greg Anderson has been involved in a lot of aspects of the game of golf in his life.    And now he’s added a new one: “Next Level Golf and Fitness.”    Greg most recently operated…

February 23, 2021

  By Bruce Meadows     February 2021   BV: To be or not to be ??? As a number of concerned citizens – not all of them golfers – have expressed their opinions on the possible closure and “repurposing” of Bennett Valley Golf Course, it’s become apparent that this has already become a hot…

February 16, 2021

    By Bruce Meadows         February 2021   What’s to become of BV ??? Bennett Valley Golf Course, the only truly public 18-hole course in Santa Rosa, is being considered for closure by the Santa Rosa City Council. There is a long way to go before the course is indeed closed…

February 8, 2021

  By Bruce Meadows     February 2021 What’s ahead for Bennett Valley GC? Bennett Valley Golf Course has been open to the public since 1970, but if some people have their way, it may not be open that much longer. The City of Santa Rosa is planning to pay $150,000 for a consultant to…

December 4, 2020

  By Bruce Meadows     December 2020    No easy answers . . .    While the golf business continues to prosper, the economy in general is still suffering as the pandemic shows some signs of letting up in the hopefully not-too-distant future. With a number of vaccines having been developed and tested, there…

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