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Callaway Junior World

One of the best Junior Golf Tournaments in the world is being held on various courses throughout the county.  In 1968, The Junior World was first introduced by San Diego Junior Golf Association as a means for young players throughout the world to come together to play golf and share in a cultural exchange. This prestigious tournament has a rich history. Check out a list of past winners here.

The following is taken from the 1968 Junior World Program:

  • The idea behind the Junior World Golf Championships is simply “YOUTH.” The San Diego County Junior Golf Association is founded on the principle of serving young people, in the hope that by doing so today’s youth will have a better chance of creating the world we all want. The Junior World tournament is an international extension of that principle. We believe that by bringing together young people from all parts of the world and all parts of our nation, we are helping to bring about greater understanding among people of differing cultures and values.

Now, with sponsor Callaway, the Junior World continues to bring together golfers from throughout the world to San Diego.

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(Photo by Raymond Photography)

From July 15th to July 18th, the following courses will be host to Junior Golfers from ages 7 to 17:

  • Torrey Pines Golf Course – South Course
  • Colina Park Golf Course
  • The Country Club of Rancho Bernardo
  • Lomas Santa Fe Exec Golf Course
  • Morgan Run Resort and Club – North/South
  • Oaks North Golf Club – North-East Course
  • Ranch Bernardo Inn
  • Sycuan Resort – Oak Glen
  • Sycuan Resort – Pine Glen
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course – North Coarse
  • Welk Resort San Diego Fountains Executive Course

You can follow the tournament in real time here.

This is a special event, and as an instructor who has several players golfing this week, I hope to see you out on the courses.

Good luck!

Brian Bobbitt

Redford Made the Cut!

Redford, my son and the SDJGA 2013 Player of the Year, made the cut on Friday for the 115th Annual SCGA Amateur Championship at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.

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He shot two rounds of 74 for 4 over par and tied for 22nd place.  He will tee off on Saturday morning at 8:09am.  You can follow the live leaderboard and track Redford’s progress throughout the rest of the event.

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I am carrying the bag for him for this tournament and I couldn’t be prouder of his progress from last year. Playing NCAA Division 1 golf for a year at UNLV has given him more consistency, confidence and maturity. As a golf instructor, I can see the consistency in his game.  As a dad, I see the maturity of my son in the last 12 months.

Instructing Junior Golfers is one of the best aspects of my job.  Seeing my son hone his game at the collegiate level gives me so much pride because I know that I have instilled a great foundation that his golf coaches at UNLV are taking to the next level.

Wish us luck as we tackle the next two days and we hope to climb the leaderboard against some of the best competition in Southern California!

 

Quick News on Redford

A quick update on my son, Redford — the reigning San Diego County Junior Golf Player of the Year.

Redford will be starting his sophomore year at UNLV this fall, but he has qualified for two very important tournaments this summer.

The first one is the 103rd Annual California Amateur Championship at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa from June 16th – 21st. George Von Elm, Ken Venturi, Gene Littler, Johnny Miller and Mark O’Meara are just a few of the previous winners of this tournament.

Although this tournament is over 100 years old, this is only the second time that it has been held in San Diego County.  All contestants will play 36 holes of stroke play – 18 holes on each of their newly redesigned courses, the Champions Course and the Legends Course. The low 32 players will then advance to match play on the Champions Course.

The second tournament Redford qualified for is the 115th SCGA Amateur Championships at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club from July 11th – 13th. This championship is open to amateurs who are members of a current SCGA member club with a handicap index of 5.4 or less at the time of registration.

The tournament format is as follows:

Friday, July 11th: Rounds 1 and 2 (36 holes stroke play). 84 players will play two rounds. Following the second round, the field will be cut to the low 42 scores (plus ties).

Saturday, July 12th: Round 3 (18 holes stroke play)

Saturday, July 13th: Round 4 (18 holes stroke play)

Mentoring and teaching Juniors is one of my passions.  I have a proven track record of taking Juniors to the next level.  This summer, I am offering Junior Camps in June and in August.  Please consider enrolling your Junior Golfers in one of these camps

See you on the course!

Junior Camps for Summer 2014

I’ve had great success in mentoring and instructing Junior Golfers during my teaching career.  It is one of the most enriching experiences seeing young golfers find an appreciation for the game and give them life lessons they can take off the course.

It is a well known fact that individuals who receive quality instruction in a sport at a young age have a significant advantage in perfecting their skills. My sport, Golf, teaches life skills of honesty, integrity, self-control, character, and discipline – all valuable traits to be cultivated in young individuals. My thirty years of playing professional golf and teaching the game has equipped me to develop golf skills not only in young people, but also in individuals of all ages.

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This summer, I will hold two Junior Camps — the first one runs from June 23rd through June 27th; the second one will be from August 4th through August 7th.  The sessions are from Monday through Friday and starts at 9:30am to noon.  All sessions will be at Sorrento Canyon Golf Center (5605 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92121). Each of the week-long sessions are $300 per student.

These sessions cover all aspects of the game at every level: Putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers, full swings with video analysis and are open to Junior Golfers ages 5-17.

Assisting with these camps will be Redford Bobbitt, SDJGA 2013 Player of the Year and currently playing NCAA Division I golf for UNLV

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Camps includes: PGA Instruction, Balls, Clubs, Video Analysis, Use of 18 hole Putting Course. This is a great opportunity for your kids to get mentored by a PGA Golf Pro and a former SDJGA Player of the Year.

If you would like to book a camp session for your Junior Golfer, please click HERE.  You can also email me at brian@brianbobbitt.com or call 858-232-5516 with any questions.

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.