July 15th, 2014
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.
(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.
July 12th, 2014
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.
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.
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!
February 24th, 2014
I am proud to announce that I am one of the first sports instructors on TakeLessons.com, and the FIRST GOLF INSTRUCTOR!
I was approached last week to gauge my interest in being among their first sports instructors on this very popular website. After speaking with them, I thought it was a great way to reach more students, especially in the Junior Golf lessons — since Take Lessons has about 80% under 18 students using their site.
This year, I am focusing on Junior Golfers during their Spring Break and Summer Holidays. As you may know, I have a proven track record in sending Juniors off to the Callaway Junior Worlds — averaging ten players a year. Also, as the life long instructor for my son, Redford, I see how mentoring kids on not only golf, but also nutrition and proper exercise has an impact on their entire game. I am proud to say that Redford was not only the 2013 San Diego County Junior Golf Associations Player of the Year, but he is also continuing his golf at UNLV.
If you are interested in golf lessons for your kids, or have friends or family who may be interested, please send them my way.
November 7th, 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.
Besides Redford, I also coached several other award winners this season.
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.
In the Boys ages 9-10 division, my student Darrien Zhao took home second place!
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 email@example.com.