Alister MacKenzie was born to Scottish parents on August 30, 1870 in Normanton, Yorkshire, east of Manchester in Northern England.His impact on golf in general and Northern California in particular cannot be overstated.
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.
The PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park has finally arrived. For your reading (and viewing) enjoyment, a compilation of links and articles of historical interest to the PGA Championships and San Francisco munis.
Public golf courses have proven to be a popular and safe recreational option during the COVID-19 pandemic. And San Francisco golfers – old and new – are responding by turning-out in numbers for a "good walk spoiled".
The coronavirus shutdown disproportionately impacts small business entrepreneurs that are an important part of our Bay Area public golf community. They've been there for us and now is the time for the golfing community to support them.
The World’s Best LPGA Tour Professionals Tee It Up in Bay Area’s Premier Professional Women’s Sporting Event at the Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City on Aprils 30 - May 3. UPDATE: This event has been postponed indefinitely.
For your reading enjoyment, a Fall, 2019 golfing press sampler on the joy and importance of municipal golf courses to local communities, the game at large, and efforts to renovate and restore munis nationwide.