March 27th, 2014
My son Redford qualified for “The Goodwin” tournament hosted by the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Golf Course in the Bay Area. The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels flew there in style on this private jet.
The 18-team field is comprised of host Stanford, UAB, Northwestern, Colorado State, San Jose State, Fresno State, Washington, TCU, Oregon, UC Davis, USC, St. Mary’s, UCLA, USF, Washington State, San Diego State, UNLV and Loyola Marymount.
The Tournament will span three days (March 28-30th) and features 54 holes of stroke play. Groups begin from holes 1 and 10. All players will be re-grouped before each round based on scores. For the purposes of tournament honors and awards, ties will be split per NCAA Championship tie-breaking procedures.
You can follow the tournament live here.
March 9th, 2014
In what is possibly the best field in Collegiate Golf — with seven of the top ten schools and all of the top five playing this weekend, The Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters is one of the highlights of the Division 1 Golf season.
My son, and 2013 San Diego County Juniors Player of the Year, Redford Bobbitt is golfing for UNLV in the tournament. The Runnin’ Rebels, enter the tournament ranked 33rd in the nation.
The favorites are the Alabama Crimson Tide, ranked #1 and led by #1 Player in the Country Trey Mullinax. Returning SHC Champions Cal Bears are also in the field and ranked #4 in the country.
It is a tough field, and Redford, as a Freshman is honored just to be in such illustrious company. We’re here in Las Vegas supporting him this weekend! Wish us luck.
You can follow the tournament at Golfstat.com and UNLVRebels.com.
The tournament will conclude Sunday with 18 holes starting at 8 a.m. Live scoring of the tournament is available on the internet courtesy of Golfstat through a link at UNLVRebels.com.
March 3rd, 2014
This isn’t golf related, but when something this exciting happens in your family, you cannot help but scream it out for all to hear.
This was a huge weekend for my brother, Oscar-nominated cinematographer for 12 Years a Slave, Sean Bobbitt.
On Saturday at the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years A Slave took home a boatload of awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Sean took home the best cinematography award for his work on the film! Here is a full list of award winners.
Sunday, at the Oscars, Sean was once again nominated for best cinematography. Unfortunately, he didn’t get that award, but just being part of the Best Picture team is reward enough. He got shout-outs from Lupita Nyong’o in her acceptance speech and from director Steve McQueen during his speech during the Best Picture acceptance.
This is life changing for my brother, and my family and I couldn’t be more proud of this major accomplishment.
We love you Sean, and we cannot wait to see what you are going to do next!