Saturday, July 5, 2008

Summer Update!

With the days of July upon us there is a ton to update you on from the world of Stanford Men's Golf. It is hard to believe that we are into July already but much has been happening and many of the Stanford players are well into their schedules filled with amateur golf.

Most if not all of the current team has seen some good action this summer already. Jordan Cox has returned from the US Open where he got a chance to hook up with Tiger Woods for a few practice rounds and then take his best shot during the event but coming up a bit short of the cut. An amazing experience nonetheless and a big confidence boost for Jordan who we will look for big things from in the fall. Sihwan Kim is playing well recording solid finishes in the Northeast Amateur and Sahallee Players Championship where Daniel Lim recently competed as well. Dodge Kemmer and Steve Ziegler just finished up in the North South Amateur where Steve made it to the first round of Match Play before being defeated. Many of the team will compete next week in the Players Amateur near Hilton Head South Carolina so keep an eye out for those scores as well.

On the Alumni front -- a huge congrats to Tiger on another major and for making all of us even more impressed with what he can accomplish... even on a bad knee. Notah Begay played in the PGA Tour event this week in DC and Rob Grube is tied for first in his pro debut on the Canadian Tour in Saskatchewan. Lets hope the putts drop for Rob over the next few days!

I recently have returned form the Palmer Cup in Irvine, Scotland where I had the honor to coach the U.S. side of the Palmer Cup. What a great trip we had... a ton of fun to see the top US players in action and experience links style golf. In the end the U.S. came up a few matches short to the Europeans but a trip we will not forget. I want to go back! Between golf camps running at full steam, a trip to Scotland, and recruiting trips at a yearly peak there has been little time to catch up but much to be excited about. Next season will be here before we know it and I can't wait.

I hope everyone has a great summer and I will be sure to post an update soon.

Go Cardinal!!!