Since our return from Cordevalle Stanford Golf has hosted two of its fundraiser events. The Cardinal Classic was held on November 12th and the Big Game Cup took place yesterday (November 18th). Both were held at the Stanford Golf Course and were lots of fun for everyone, but most importantly they provided great opportunities for coaches and players to express thanks to its many friends and avid supporters of the Cardinal golf program.
The Big Game Cup matches up die hard Cal Bear supporting golfers against their Cardinal counterparts in the run up to Big Game football weekend.
Here is the Big Game Cup scoresheet published:
By an extremely narrow margin (32.5 to 30.5), Stanford BEAT CAL ...It all came down to the last score posted!
In the Big Game Football matches, Cal have been victorious in the past 7/8 matches. Like Coach Harbaugh, Coach Ray recalled similar dismay for his side prior to this latest Big Game Golf Cup encounter. However, whilst no-one can precisely quote the correlation between Big Game Golf and Big Game Football, Ray and his Stanford supporters are hopeful that perhaps this triumph signifies a turn in fortune.
Friendly rivalry was the spirit of the day and both Coach Desimone of Cal and Coach Ray of Stanford exemplified that spirit in their post match presentations. Turning attentions to the strength of present day Men's Golf teams on both sides of the Bay, "In all my years coaching, I have never known such a phenomenally high standard of college golf and the absolute icing on the cake would be to see Stanford and Cal battle it out down the stretch for the PAC 10 Championships at Stanford and then the 2011 NCAA National Championships at Oklahoma State," said Coach Desimone.
If you are up early tomorrow morning you can listen to Coach Ray and Coach Desimone talking Big Game on 680 am radio "Hooked on Golf" at around 7.15am.
The Cardinal team now break for Thanksgiving followed by "dead week" before "finals" exams.