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Photo: ACTION ALERT: OPPOSE AB672 – “The Public Golf Endangerment Act”  UPDATE: AB672 failed to pass the Appropriations Committee.

ACTION ALERT: OPPOSE AB672 – “The Public Golf Endangerment Act”  UPDATE: AB672 failed to pass the Appropriations Committee.

by - San Francisco Public Golf Alliance

California Assembly Bill 672 is a radical anti-golf measure that would put a $50 Million bounty of public funds on California’s municipal golf courses to entice cities to replace golf with high-density housing. An earlier version died in committee but it's risen from the grave. Help us put a stake through the heart of this unfair, polarizing legislation! Save the only available venues for millions of students, retirees, and socially and ethnically diverse men and women of all ages, incomes, and abilities who play the muni courses.

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Photo: 2021 Year-End Appeal: Giving Thanks, Seeking Support

2021 Year-End Appeal: Giving Thanks, Seeking Support

by - San Francisco Public Golf Alliance

We give thanks for the historic public courses and municipal gems in our City and for our San Francisco Public Golf Alliance members who contribute financial and moral support to our many years-long fight to preserve public golf in San Francisco. In particular the on-going effort to restore San Francisco's muni "diamond in the rough" at Sharp Park.

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Photo: California Assembly Tees Up “The Most Damaging Golf Legislation In A Generation.” UPDATE I: AB 672 Dies in Committee. UPDATE II: Undead AB672 Rises From the Grave.

California Assembly Tees Up “The Most Damaging Golf Legislation In A Generation.” UPDATE I: AB 672 Dies in Committee. UPDATE II: Undead AB672 Rises From the Grave.

by - San Francisco Public Golf Alliance

Assembly Bill 672 Threatens California Golf – in particular Public Golf. The Southern California Golf Association calls AB672 “the most damaging piece of golf legislation to be filed in a generation”. We need your help. UPDATE: Sanity prevails. California Assembly Bill 672 failed to clear the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee for consideration in the 2021 legislative year.

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Photo: Holiday Fundraising Appeal: Thanks, Giving, Muni Golf, and Sharp Park in Interesting Times

Holiday Fundraising Appeal: Thanks, Giving, Muni Golf, and Sharp Park in Interesting Times

by - San Francisco Public Golf Alliance

Our main annual fundraiser, the Alister MacKenzie Tournament to Save Sharp Park, was cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus. Because our fights for public golf and to preserve Sharp Park require money, we are announcing our first-ever year-end fundraising campaign. Our Board and a few generous supporters have agreed to match the first $20 thousand in donations. If you can, please step up again for the Cause, and Donate.

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Photo: Ken Venturi - San Francisco Favorite Son, Hall of Fame Champion and Defender of The City’s Public Links

Ken Venturi - San Francisco Favorite Son, Hall of Fame Champion and Defender of The City’s Public Links

by - San Francisco Public Golf Alliance

Cal Berkeley golf All-American and 2020 PGA Champion Collin Morikawa is the latest Bay Area golfer to cut his teeth on SF public courses before etching his name in local golf history. Ken Venturi is the dean on that list. He grew up and learned to play at Harding Park, attended nearby Lincoln High (as did his fellow Hall-of-Famer Johnny Miller), won City prep golf championships, won "The City" Championship three times, the Cal State Amateur twice, the '64 US Open and defended our historic municipal gems to the end of his life.

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