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Congrats to my brother, Sean!

I want to congratulate my brother, Sean, who was the cinematographer on the multi-Oscar nominated film 12 Years A Slave.

This is a photo of Sean, my son Redford and I last week.

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We are all so proud of him!

Give the Gift of Golf

Hey friends,

I am running a holiday special and would like to share it with you.

Please consider giving this to the golf lovers in your life.

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Redford Bobbitt’s Speech at the SDJGA Awards Banquet

As you may have read from an earlier post, my son, Redford Bobbitt was named the San Diego County Junior Golf Associations’ 2013 Player of the Year.

As a parent, first and foremost, and as an instructor, I couldn’t be more proud of my son for this major accomplishment.

Here is a one minute introduction of Redford: Introduction of Redford

Redford made a great speech, here: Redford’s Speech

I am so proud of him and this major milestone in his career.

Brian

San Diego County Junior Golf Association Annual Awards Banquet 2013

My son, Redford Bobbitt, entered 10 tournaments this year and earned a total of 1,270 points, finishing 287.50 points ahead of the 2nd place finisher Tyler Moore (982.5 pts). This fantastic year was capped off by Redford winning the San Diego County Junior Golf Associations Player of the Year at the SDJGA Awards Banquet at the Hall of Champions this weekend.

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Besides Redford, I also coached several other award winners this season.

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These are the Glossner sisters. Kiana took third place in the Girls 8-under category; while big sister Napua took fourth place in the Girls 9-10 year old bracket.

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In the Boys ages 9-10 division, my student Darrien Zhao took home second place!

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Finally, Phillip Kench, playing in the Boys 8-under division, also took home second place this year.

Congratulations to the all my students for showing great determination and skill this season – way to execute what we practiced. A special thanks to all the parents out there as well!

Teaching Junior Golf has been a passion of mine for years, ever since my son took an interest in following in my footsteps and took up golf.

Redford, graduated from Torrey Pines this summer and just wrapped up his Freshman fall season playing for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels under Head Coach Dwaine Knight and his Assistant Coach JC Deacon. UNLV begins their spring season on Feb. 19 in Hawaii at the John Burns Intercollegiate.

In 2014, I will be starting a series of Junior Golf Clinics on Wednesday Nights.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, contact me at 858-232-5516 or brian@brianbobbitt.com.

Clinic Update – Thurs 9/26 & Sat 9/28

I will not be able to teach the Thursday clinic or Saturday clinic this week. My son Redford is playing in his first collegiate event and will be representing the UNLV Rebels! I will be watching him at the William H. Tucker, which is played in New Mexico. I will be back teaching starting Monday. Thank you!
Brian Bobbitt

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PGA Championship, Preview of the Last Major of the Year

Thursday marks the first day of this years’ final major.

Glory’s last shot, the PGA Championship.

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The event will be held at historic Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Oak Hill is a par 70 and will be played at 7,163 yards. The PGA Championship was last played at Oak Hill in 2003 when unheralded Shaun Micheel took the Wanamaker Trophy.

This will be the 95th edition of the PGA Championship and should provide plenty of drama. What makes the PGA Championship unique is that the field includes 20 certified PGA teaching pros, as the top 20 from the PGA Professional National Championship book their ticket to the PGA Championship. This allows the hard working instructors to show the world their game.

Here are the criteria to qualify (since 2010 – from wiki):

– All former PGA Champions.
– Winners of the last five U.S. Opens.
– Winners of the last five Masters.
– Winners of the last five Open Championships.
– The last Senior PGA Champion.
– The low 15 scorers and ties in the previous PGA Championship.
– The 20 low scorers in the last PGA Professional National Championship.
– The 70 leaders in official money standings on the PGA Tour (starting one week prior to the previous year’s PGA Championship and ending two weeks prior to the current year’s PGA Championship).
– Members of the most recent United States and European Ryder Cup Teams, provided they are in the top 100 of the Official – World Golf Ranking as of one week before the start of the tournament.
– Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship (does not include pro-am and team competitions, but does include alternate events).
– The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above.

The total field is a maximum of 156 players. Vacancies are filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings).

The heavy favorite is red hot Tiger Woods, who won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational by a 7-stroke margin. Tiger will be seeking his 15th major, first of the season and the first since the US Open at Torrey Pines in the 2008 classic.

TNT and CBS Sports will be combining to air the tournament from Thursday’s opening round to the Sunday Finale. Go set your DVRs and reminders now.

US Open, A Fathers’ Day Tradition at the Bobbitt’s

Every Father’s Day, a tradition continues on at the Bobbitt’s.

I get the opportunity to watch a new US Open champion be crowned with my son Redford each year. This year was extra special because my father John joined us to watch the US Open play out. This year it was England’s Justin Rose who prevailed at the historic Merion Golf Club in Philadelphia.

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Rose won the tournament with a +1 total to win by 2 over fan favorite Phil Mickelson and a rising star from Australia, Jason Day. Take note of the way Justin Rose composed himself down the stretch. He stuck to his routine which is very key under immense pressure. Hope everyone enjoyed their Father’s Day!

Redford’s Recent Run of Success!

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On June 11th my student (and son) Redford Bobbitt qualified for the 114th SCGA Am. He shot a -1 71 at Pala Mesa and won a 5 person playoff for 2 spots. With a 20ft birdie putt on the first hole he is in and will compete with some of the best amateurs in the State at San Diego Country Club in July. Past winners include Charlie Wi and world No. 1 Tiger Woods!

Later in the week he shot 69-73 for a 2 under 142 at River Walk Golf Club in a SDJGA junior world qualifier. He hit 86.11% of the greens on the weekend. On Tuesday, Redford began another event, AJGA Under Armour/ Vicky Hurst Championship. He shot a tournament career low 65 in round 1 then followed up with a 69 and 72 to finish an impressive -10. He wound up placing T3!

The key to the recent run of success for Redford was his tempo. Right before his great stretch of golf he had a very quick swing tempo. So, he came for a lesson before his play and we slowed it down and it greatly helped his timing and ball striking.