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!
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.
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 10th, 2013
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.
June 18th, 2013
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.
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!
June 16th, 2013
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.