amateurgolf.com Tournament Series: Schedule Update
31 May 2007
CARLSBAD, California (May 31, 2007) -- amateurgolf.com has an exciting second half of 2007 in front of us, with a schedule of
eight golf tournaments spread across Northern and Southern California. All tournaments
are 36-hole events (except the Stocker Cup qualifier) with really competitive
fields in Scratch, Senior Scratch, and Net Divisions. Please read on
PENINSULA FOUR BALL
Juan Oaks G.C.
June 30/July 1 at San Juan Oaks in Hollister
One of the most challenging and picturesque courses in Northern California
sits about halfway between San Jose and Monterey, in the golden hills
of Hollister. Several years ago we moved our Monterey Bay Four Ball to
San Juan Oaks, and we have not been disappointed.
Stretching out to 7133 yards, this 4 1/2 star rated (Golf Digest) Fred Couples
signature course is the site of our next event, and final "Four Ball" of
the season. Grab a partner, and make plans for a great weekend!
DIEGO COUNTY AMATEUR
- July 16-17 at the Golf Club of California in
Three years ago, amateurgolf.com was fortunate enough to secure
an event at a premier private
golf club, The Golf Club of California. A Wade Cable - Landmark/Johnny
Pott design, The Golf Club of California has been a wonderful host, and
we are looking forward to coming back in just over a month. It's a difficult
golf course, however last year one of our players, Amit Chopra of Newport
Coast, posted the competitive course
record of 64 in the second round. And yes, he won the tournament.
- July 30-31 at The Presidio in San Francisco
For the first time in years, the historic Presidio Golf course will
host a substantial amateur tournament of 36 holes -- the San Francisco
County Amateur. The 75 NCGA Point level tournament, formerly administered
by Tony White, has been made part of the amateurgolf.com Tournament Series
starting with the 2007 season.
We have long desired to hold an event at The Presidio -- this was the perfect
opportunity. Although the tournament will be held on a Monday and Tuesday you
will want to make time on your schedule to play this one.
August 3-5 at Tilden Park G.C. in Berkeley
Starting with the 2006 tournament, amateurgolf.com began running
the Bay Regional Championship- one of the most historic events in the
San Francisco bay area. Tilden Park is truly one of the gems of public
golf in Northern California (you won't see any houses on this one!)
and amateurgolf.com "regulars" who discovered the course
for the first time enjoyed the event and scenery very much last year.
The tournament is contested in a 54-hole format, played over one weekend. Friday
times will run approx 11:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday times will run in the morning.
The field will be cut after 36 holes to the low 1/3 of players, and ties, who
will play Sunday for the title in each division.
ORANGE COUNTY AMATEUR
- August 11-12 at Black Gold G.C. in Yorba Linda
year event at the fantastic Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda. Black
Gold is an Arthur Hills championship course that serves as the focal
point for the Vista Del Verde community.
Last year's event saw a battle between Marvin Dumandan (a member of the Philippine
National Golf Team) and Cal Berkeley player Freddy Wolfe. Dumandan birdied the
last hole to win by one, closing out a fine back nine of 32.
Sept 15-16 at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland
The Metropolitan Amateur is now in its fifth year and we are looking forward
to returning to the unique urban-links landscape of Metropolitan Golf Links a
month earlier than usual, in September.
Last year, Andrew Bowdish posted a 138 total, matching the tournament record.
He capped it off with a winning putt of ten feet. Several players from Southern
California come up for this event, taking advantage of Metropolitan Golf Links'
location just minutes from the Oakland Airport, serviced by budget carrier Southwest
- Sept 17 at Stevinson Ranch in Stevinson
Qualifying event for the Stocker Cup Invitational, the premier amateur tournament
on the West Coast. The 2007 event will be held October 11-14 at the Preserve
Golf Club in Carmel, California (see the website at www.stockercup.com for
all tournament details). At least 5 players make it into the tournament proper,
but alternates can increase that number. For instance in 2005 a 9 players made
it into the field via the qualifier! The Stocker Cup is a Golfweek National Points
event for Mid-Amateur golfers. Note: Players must be at least
25 years of age as of the qualifying date and have a USGA or equivalent handicap
index of 2.4 or lower.
Crossings at Carlsbad
13-14 at The Crossings at Carlsbad
After many years of hard work in planning and obtaining coastal commission
approval, the "capital of the golf industry" (Carlsbad, California)
now has its own flagship golf course - The Crossings at Carlsbad.
amateurgolf.com is proud to announce the first major amateur tournament at this
new Greg Nash design, which boasts ocean views from many holes and a 23,000 square
foot clubhouse that rivals those of the finest private clubs. A lighted driving
range and short game practice area, and gps-enabled carts round out the amenities
at "The Crossings." The ocean breezes, undulating greens, and strategic
bunkering both in the fairway and around the greens will make The Crossings at
Carlsbad play much longer than its stated length of 6800+ yards. See if you have
the game to breech The Crossings this October!
- December 1-2 at Del Monte and Pacific Grove G.L.
The Christmas Classic was founded by 2-time California State Amateur
Champion Casey Boyns over 20 years ago and it always attracts a great field.
This is our most popular event and we have turned away many players in the last
Based on the tremendous interest in this tournament, that causes us to
form the dreaded "wait list," the 2007 Christmas Classic field will be doubled
and the tournament will be played over two courses, Del Monte and Pacific Grove
Golf Links. The only downside is that we will not be able to have mixed groups
this year in order to keep all divisional players at the same course each day.
Thank you in advance for understanding the logistics of running this event
over two courses which we think is in the best interest of the tournament.
register or find out more about any of these events, please click
you would like to register via phone, or get more information, please
call Pete Wlodkowski at 760-929-9297
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