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November 15, 2022

By BRUCE MEADOWS   NOVEMBER 2022 We’ll miss you, Bill . . . Bill Fisher wasn’t afraid to let you know that while he loved the game of golf, he was not a particularly good golfer. But John William Fisher was definitely good for golf. He passed away Nov. 7, just four days shy of…

October 31, 2022

      NOVEMBER 2022           By BRUCE MEADOWS    Making a difference . . .     Saying that a person has achieved legendary status in a particular position or location is a statement often a bit overdone.     But saying that about John Berry is not the case.    …

June 8, 2022

     JUNE 2022       By BRUCE MEADOWS New and old look at Bennett Valley     Bennett Valley, the only true public, 18-hole golf course in Santa Rosa, has been in the news a lot lately.    Will the course close in the future?  Will it be reduced to 9 holes? Will the course be eliminated…

March 11, 2022

      MARCH 2022      BRUCE MEADOWS   Don’t blow it in the wind . . .    This is the time of year when wind can affect your game, for better but more often for worse.     Received a note from the people at Gravity Golf with a few suggestions about what…

February 8, 2022

      By BRUCE MEADOWS   FEBRUARY 2022   Sonoma County Open coming up . . .     The 2022 Sonoma County Open is not that far off, this year’s tournament scheduled May14-15 at Foxtail GC in Rohnert Park.    Format will be 36-hole stroke play and there is something for everybody with…

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…