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!