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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.