Thursday, August 12, 2010

The summer is winding down!

Friends of Stanford Men's Golf:

A few months have gone by since my last post but much to report on the Stanford Golf Program. The team has been playing great in their individual summer events, I have hired a new assistant, and the new season is approaching with birdies in store!

I am proud to say that Stanford Golf has had a stellar run this summer in most of the nations top amateur fields. We have produced a US Open Competitor (Bramlett), the Northeast Amateur Champion (Bramlett), The Dogwood Champion (Yun), The San Diego Amateur Champion (Kearney), The Western Amateur Champion (Chung), and The Porter Cup Champion (Chung). Not to mention David Chung represented the Stars and Stripes on the United States Palmer Cup Team in grand fashion going 4-0 in his matches against GBI. To date, including alums and future Cardinal committed recruits, we have 6 players gearing up for the United States Amateur Championship in a few weeks at Chambers Bay. We also produced three golf All-American's last spring (David Chung, Sihwan Kim, Steve Ziegler) and one academic All-American (Steve Ziegler). Go Cardinal is all I can say!

Also thanks to Bob Stevens and Pat Phillips for all of their continued hard work keeping track of scores and postings on

It is also that time of year to start thinking about the season ahead. The team reports back on September 10 and we will be diving right in. Qualifying will get us ready for our first event again this year at Olympia Fields in the Chicago area ... a amazing course, stout field, and great warm-up for the season ahead.

If you haven't read already about our new assistant please check out Phil Rowe's link on the homepage. Phil is a perfect fit for what we are looking for and eager to welcome him back on the Farm. Phil plans to get going as our new assistant early next month. We all will miss Coach Matt Tight. I want to personally thank him for his dedication and hard work for our program over the last few years. We will miss him and we all wish him well as he moves on to greener pastures.

Finally, we hope you can all save the date for this fall's Cardinal Golf Classic. The Cardinal Golf Classic is slated for a 12:30 shotgun on Nov. 12th this year. We hope you can all make it and please contact us if you are interested in playing. If you don't already know the Cardinal Classic is our annual team fundraiser and it has grown into a really special day for the well being of the program. It is a guaranteed fun day and spaces fill up quickly so please mark it on your calendar.

I hope all of you have been making a bunch of birdies this summer and are enjoying this great game we all love. We are very fortunate to have the support of the Cardinal faithful and I have a feeling that this could be a special year for the team ....

Thanks and Go Card!