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…
By Bruce Meadows November 2020 We haven’t ‘turned the corner’ yet . . . Despite what you may have read in the newspaper or online, in a tweet or heard on TV, we have not “turned the corner” on Covid-19. In fact, depending on how much you trust doctors, infectious disease experts…
By Bruce Meadows February 2020 Symetra Tour back at Windsor GC . . . Northern California golf fans will once again have the opportunity to watch young women, many of whom may be the stars of the future on the LPGA Tour, when the Symetra Tour returns to Windsor GC…
By Bruce Meadows What do you expect of a teaching pro? A few readers felt I was a little tough on pro golf instructors in my last GOLF 707. I’ll admit that by far most of those pros I’ve seen teaching are first-rate, quality instructors, worth the price of lessons, although I…
Sonoma County Open May 20-21
The Sonoma County Open is scheduled Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, at Foxtail Golf Course in Rohnert Park. Both days of competition will be on the North Course.
There will be five flights offered for the stroke-play event: Men’s Gross and Net; Women’s Gross and Net; Senior (ages 55-64) Gross and Net; Super Senior (ages 65 and over) and the Championship Flight, played at gross only for players with a GHIN Index of 4.0 or lower.
Thousands of acres have been burned, hundreds of people have lost their homes and other valuable possessions, including their animals, businesses – and the jobs that go with them – have been destroyed and the future is uncertain, challenging and downright frightening for so many.
It no doubt depends on your ability as a player. A tough shot for a touring pro, for example, would not necessarily be the same as the most difficult shot for a high-handicap amateur.
Personally, the most difficult shot for me has always been anything out of the sand. I have played pretty well over the years, but like to pretend there are no bunkers on the golf course . . . when I get in one, I usually draw a blank.
You want your son or daughter to learn about playing golf, to just maybe become as interested as you are in the game that, obviously, you can play for a lifetime.
But the question many of you have is: At what age to you start them off and what kind of equipment is best for them.
I connected with a number of golfers in our community — and would like to hear from more — regarding the best way to deal with aspiring young players.