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!
June 3rd, 2014
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!
May 21st, 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.
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
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 email@example.com or call 858-232-5516 with any questions.