Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Conrad's comments after the US Intercollegiate

Conrad thanks those who made it a great tournament and gives out the awards, including 2nd place individually to Sihwan Kim and 2nd place to the team. You can also find hole by hole highlight videos of each Stanford player in the event in the video section of the website.

Close Call at the U.S. Intercollegiate

Greetings from the Farm!

This past weekend we ran into a buzz saw! Unfortunately the buzz saw came in the form of a hot USC Trojan Golf team and course record 62 by USC golfer Rory Hie in the first round of the U.S. Intercollegiate. The boys were able to hang in there throughout the weekend after being 13 back after round 1 but we came up short finishing second at -2 for the 54 hole total.

The final round was definitely a bright spot with the team shooting -11 and our fifth kick-out score being plus one. This solid team effort is going to be a critical factor to our success as we move forward and eliminating high rounds will be important especially at the Pac-10 Conference tournament next week at the Meadow Club where we play with six players per team instead of five.

Next week promises to be a fun week and a bit of a shootout. We have plenty of motivation to do well. 1994 was the last year that Stanford won the Conference Championship. The Meadow Club is all about putting so we will put in some extra work this week with the flat stick and look to build on the momentum from this past weekend. Not mention, any time we can perform well in Golden Bear country it is a bonus.

I hope you can also take the time to check out the press release on the opening of our new practice complex, The Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex. Look for a video tour that will be coming out shortly.

Thanks to everyone that helped make last weekend a success. Having an event like ours really makes you appreciate the support we have and the beautiful setting Stanford University and the Stanford Golf Course provides.

Go Cardinal!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring Break Recap!

Greetings from the Farm!

Spring is upon us and we are nearing the end of our regular season schedule and quickly approaching post season play. The team has just returned from our spring break trip to Atlanta where we participated in the US Collegiate Championships hosted by Georgia Tech. This tournament is considered “The Masters” of college golf and the team was extremely excited to be invited this year. Overall our 11th place was a bit sluggish but the guys learned a lot ... including how to play in snowy conditions as we found in Round 1! The temps were low and the scores high but as the week went on we got better and our final round was more like what we are accustomed to. We hope to build on the experience going into our final event here at Stanford. We all witnessed that tournaments are won and lost from 100 yards and in, so keep that in mind as you practice and play this spring, I know our guys will!

Fortunately, we had a few days after the event to blow off some steam and enjoy some beautiful weather and local golf compliments of Stanford alums Rocky Rief and Brandon Farley. We had the opportunity to play Peachtree Country Club, home of Bobby Jones and which many say plays a close second to Augusta National in the state of Georgia. The team had an absolute blast and we are so thankful to Rocky and Brandon for putting this wonderful day together. Brandon hosted us the following day at Settindown Creek for another wonderful day of golf and plenty of laughs too. What a great way for the team to finish up Spring Break. Thank you again to the folks in Atlanta!

On the home front, we are looking forward to hosting the U.S Intercollegiate right here at Stanford University Golf Course, April 19-20. Come out and watch some of the top teams in golf compete on this great course and root the Cardinal on to a repeat victory in 08’. We have had tremendous support in the past and we hope you can make it out again this year.

SAVE THE DATE! The Cardinal Golf Classic of 2008 is on the books. This year’s event will take place on September 12th at the Stanford Golf Course and we hope you all can participate. We will have some interesting auction items this year that should catch everyones attention. More information will be on it's way in the coming months.

Thanks for the support you give Stanford Mens' Golf!

P.S. – There are still spots available in the Alumni Match on April 12th! Please get back to us if you are interested!

Go Cardinal!