Needing a space to call their own for meetings and gatherings, the Men’s Club at Oaks North was recently given the opportunity to build their own pergola for a designated meeting place at the course. Patty Penn, Tournament Director at Oaks North, found a nice big pergola that needed a new home so she approached Ron Nichols Jr., Men’s Club President, and asked if the club would consider leaving a
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Join us in congratulating Evan Biundo, Tournament Director at Carmel Mountain Ranch, on his recent election to Class A Membership of the Professional Golfers Association of America. Evan has been with JC Resorts since 2008. We are proud of Evan’s accomplishment as he has dedicated a lot of time, effort and commitment to the golf profession. Welcome to the PGA of America, Evan, and congratulations!
It seemed only fitting that the U.S. Ryder Cup team earned its first victory in eight years. The Americans did, after all, have a golf god in their corner. Arnold Palmer, known to golf simply as “The King,” died of heart complications just over a week ago. A seven-time major winner, Palmer was a larger-than-life character who brought golf to the masses. With his unmatched go-for-broke style, he was the
Davis Love III called this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup team “the best golf team maybe ever assembled.” The captain better hope so. The American team hasn’t won since 2008 and has been victorious just twice in the last 23 years. Frankly, it’s been embarrassing and something needs to change. After the Meltdown at Medinah in 2012 when Love’s team turned a 10-6 lead after Saturday into a 14 1/2 to
I will never forget what Fred Wood, the longtime head pro at Oceanside Golf Course, told me more than 20 years ago when I took my first golf lesson. I was having troubling controlling my 7-iron and was expressing my frustration with every bad swing. Finally, Wood looked me in the eye and deadpanned: “Don’t get so upset, Marc. You’re not that good anyway.” So prolific. We both laughed so
SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The Cal State San Marcos Department of Athletics and Welk Resorts have agreed to a new partnership, making Welk Resorts the official home practice facility of the CSUSM men’s and women’s golf teams. CSUSM’s golf programs will have the ability to play the course throughout the year. “We’re excited about the partnership with Welk Resorts for this coming season. The Oaks course will give our student-athletes
Football is back! And that can only mean tailgates, barbecues, all-you-can-eat nachos and beer helmets, right? Nope. While couch potatoes and stat geeks will be glued to their big-screen HD TVs from now until February, golfers who are willing to break away on Sundays are doing a little happy dance themselves. Since football and its mammoth following can keep some golfers home, JC Golf courses are offering twilight rates all
Beer may go flat. But when you bring together the best craft beer in San Diego with a day on the golf course, the experience is anything but stale. Late last month, the annual Twin Oaks Brewery Tour welcomed nine breweries and 144 thirsty golfers. The sold-out event is getting so popular that Twin Oaks will be hosting two events next year – one featuring North County breweries and the
Did you see Scott Brown’s ace on Sunday in the Wyndham Championship? It was déjà vu considering he aced the same hole (No. 3) in the same round just one year before on the same course. If you asked Brown his favorite hole on the PGA Tour, his answer would be obvious. It got me thinking about some favorite holes at JC Golf courses. I asked a few teaching pros
For as long as he can remember, golf always has been a focal point of Lee Sanudo’s life. His love of the game stemmed from his father, Cesar Sanudo, who played on the PGA Tour for 14 years and was a beloved icon in San Diego golf circles. Lee followed his father’s footsteps. After a brief playing career, Lee has become a respected teaching professional at Encinitas Ranch.