GOLF 707- Schmuhl takes on the big names again:

Thursday, 28, September , 2017 by

There was a time when Jason Schmuhl was understandably in awe when he competed in a pro golf tournament with some of the biggest names in the game.

But times have changed for the 45-year Windsor golf pro, who has qualified for next week’s Safeway Open at Napa’s Silverado North Golf Course, the first scheduled event on the 2018 PGA Tour.

When Jarin Todd graduated from Woodinville High in Washington, he wasn’t sure where he would attend college.
Because he hadn’t competed in many major junior tournaments, he was not on a lot of recruiters’ radar “so I wasn’t highly recruited.”
Sonoma State golf coach Val Verhunce may not have been overwhelmed with Todd’s size, but he was impressed with his attitude, ability and potential when he was contacted by Todd.

August, 2017 Borowicz hopes to go long in Oklahoma By Bruce Meadows   Monica Borowicz was an outstanding tennis player, eventually competing at Santa Rosa JC, where her team advanced to the state tournament and Monica earned Big 8 Conference MVP honors.           But while she still loves the game of tennis, she got turned

GOLF 707: Do you play 9 or 18 holes?

Friday, 07, July , 2017 by

Should we play 9 or 18 holes?

That decision depends on a lot of things, including available time, cost, in some regards your skill level.

We checked with a few local golfers to get some opinions.

Summer camps on the menu . . .
Three summer golf camps for kids are scheduled in June, July and August at Oakmont GC in Santa Rosa.

The coed camps, taught by LPGA pros Rebecka Heinmert and Jessica Reese Quayle, are planned for June 12-16, July 10-14 and July 31-Aug. 4.


Saturday, 06, May , 2017 by

By Matt Schwab, 5/5/17 The Casa Grande High boys golf team sure has enjoyed the drive this season, thanks in large part to freshman Matty Mokski. Mokski, who has special needs, has inspired the Gauchos with his delighƞul personality, work ethic, and a pretty mean game of golf. He can play. On May 1, Mokski

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.

GOLF 707- March 2017

Friday, 24, March , 2017 by

Things are changing in the golf industry, with an increasing number of courses closing and people simply finding other things to do with their time and money.

But while golf struggles a bit, it’s important to note that the future of the game in many ways depends on making golf something kids want to do – now and as they grow up.

GOLF 707: Get ’em Started Early

Monday, 06, March , 2017 by

By Bruce Meadows   Some golfing advice for kids I recently posed a number of golf-related questions to local golfers – pro and amateur – and got some thoughtful and interesting responses. Thanks to those who participated, and would like to hear from more. One question had to do with teaching youngsters the game of

GOLF 707- Winter 17

Friday, 27, January , 2017 by

For those of us – and that includes me — who have been begging for more rain to ease drought conditions, you have reason to smile.
But when is enough enough?