Tag archives: golf

Golf Coach Wins Tourney
By Tim Buckley   |   January 2, 2024

Congratulations to Westmont men’s and women’s golf head coach Joshua Ault, who won his first mid-amateur tournament in the AmateurGolf.com Winter Invitational December16-17 at Corica Park Golf Course in Alameda. Ault finished at 2-over with rounds of 72-74. He led by one stroke heading into the challenging final two holes. Facing wind and rain, he […]

22nd Annual St. Vincent’s Golf Classic Fundraiser at the Montecito Country Club 
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 31, 2023

Monday, October 16, saw the 22nd Annual St. Vincent’s Santa Barbara Golf Classic at the Montecito Club, a charity tournament supporting single mothers and young children in the Family Strengthening Program. There were 20 teams with 80 players who competed for grand prizes in over five categories. The event commenced at 10 am with breakfast, […]

Birdies for Horsies
By Richard Mineards   |   August 29, 2023

Golf clubs replaced mallets when Santa Barbara Polo Club’s Polo Training Center hosted its 5th annual golf tournament at the Montecito Club with 18 teams raising a hefty $100,000 for the Carpinteria-based facility. Players went round the Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole course in foursomes during the Farmers & Merchants Bank-sponsored event, although a BMW donated by […]

Golf Max 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 21, 2023

The largest golf store in Santa Barbara and Montecito is under new ownership, featuring 25-year-old local resident Alex Bollag at the helm. Golf Max is located next to Harry’s Plaza Café in Loreto Plaza and opened for business last fall.  The location was formerly a golf store called The Golf Klub; owner Tom Noyes announced […]

St. Vincent’s 21st Golf Classic Fundraiser at the Montecito Country Club
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 18, 2022

An overcast Monday, October 10 saw the 21st Annual St. Vincent’s Golf Classic Fundraiser at the Montecito Country Club touting 88 participants from 22 corporate sponsors, the most since its inception. This year the tee-gift for each participant was a pair of golf shoes. Overseeing the event were St. Vincent’s President & CEO Rosa M. […]

Teeing Off for the Warrior Golf 
By Scott Craig   |   September 27, 2022

Westmont men’s golfer Peyton Hendricks’ collegiate career is off to a stellar start. The freshman from Livermore notched the individual championship with a three-under score of 69 on September 8 to guide Westmont to a tri-match tournament against Hope International and Vanguard at El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach. The following day at […]

PTCSB Hosts Annual Golf Tournament
By Montecito Journal   |   July 26, 2022

The Polo Training Center Santa Barbara (PTCSB) is hosting its annual benefit golf tournament on August 22 at the Montecito Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature course. The PTCSB is a nonprofit dedicated to making polo more accessible for local youth. Not only does the organization envision the sport’s growth as increased training and collegiate scholarships, but […]

Golf Classic Brings in $120,000
By Nick Masuda   |   January 11, 2022

The United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County, the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center, and the Technology in Schools Program each received $40,000 as part of the 2021 Chumash Charity Golf Classic at Alisal River Course in Solvang. The tournament returned after a one-year hiatus, with proceeds aiding funding for […]

Friday Night Alumni Concert
By Scott Craig   |   October 13, 2020

Soprano Megan (Silberstein) Billings will perform as part of the music department’s Alumni Spotlight on Friday, October 9 at 7 pm. Listen to the free concert at vimeo.com/showcase/westmontmusic. Billings, a 2014 Westmont graduate, will sing recognizable tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals as well as productions of Bridges of Madison County and Frozen. She earned […]

Warriors Season Swings to Santa Barbara
By Scott Craig   |   February 27, 2020

The Westmont men’s and women’s golf teams hosted their first intercollegiate golf tournament, the Westmont Invitational, on February 23-24 at Sandpiper Golf Club in Goleta. Seniors Tanner Shean of Santa Ynez and Miles Witt of Mount Vernon, Washington, lead the men, and seniors Kat Bevill of Crystal Lake, Illinois, leads the all-first-year women’s team. The […]

Warriors Dedicate New Putting Green
By Scott Craig   |   October 3, 2019

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and alumnus Stan Anderson cut the ribbon to the new Stan Anderson Golf Complex at a public dedication ceremony September 10 on Westmont’s lower campus. Anderson then sank a ceremonial first putt surrounded by hundreds of cheering Westmont student-athletes and supporters. The new facility features an 8,000-square-foot artificial putting green, […]

Another Hole-in-One
By James Buckley   |   July 4, 2019

A couple years ago, I was proud to announce that my trusty 10.5-degree lofted driver helped me score my first hole-in-one at the 170-yard 17th hole at Glen Annie into a stiff wind; well, that was then, the glory has faded, and I’m once again just another hack. However, one of my regular golf buddies, […]

By James Buckley   |   May 30, 2019

Montecito resident Lawrence Dam‘s son-in-law Jason Baffa, who lives in Summerland, is the director and director of photography of the film Loopers, which opens Friday, June 7 at the Hitchcock Cinema & Public House on Hitchcock Way in Santa Barbara. The film takes on a subject I kind of know and absolutely love: golf. And, […]

Tee It Up
By James Buckley   |   May 23, 2019

If you are a woman and are simply fed up playing with the guys, LPGA pro Lori Kibbie‘s Girls Night Out (GNO) league runs every Tuesday at Glen Annie Golf Club in Goleta, and again on Thursdays at River Ridge Golf Club in Ventura. I see Lori pretty much every Wednesday when I take advantage […]

Montecito Club
By Lynda Millner   |   April 18, 2019

After living overlooking the Montecito Country Club for almost 20 years, and watching the construction of the new Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course (we now have the 14th green in our view instead of the 13th) we were anxious to see people playing golf again. The course has been finished for a long time, waiting […]

It’s Now Montecito Club
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 28, 2019

After more than three and a half years, owner Ty Warner reopens the Montecito Country Club, renamed “Montecito Club” on March 29. In addition to the renovation of the property, the new Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course makes its debut.Limited memberships are still available, with initiation fees up to $275,000 for the Connoisseur level.  “The […]

Grants Launch New Sports
By Scott Craig   |   August 23, 2018

A philanthropic family from Tacoma, Washington, has given Westmont $575,000 as seed money to launch women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. The Tom and Meg Names Family Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant to the swimming program, and the Names Family Foundation has donated $75,000 toward the creation of […]

Goggles, Golf Clubs Coming to Westmont
By Scott Craig   |   July 26, 2018

Westmont will offer women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, bolstering an already successful collegiate athletic program. The college earned sixth place in the 2018 NAIA Learfield Directors Cup final standings, the best finish in its 80-year history. The cup measures overall success by awarding points to each sport […]

The Genesis Open
By James Buckley   |   February 8, 2018

Could not pass up the opportunity to play a round at the fabled Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, so accepted an invitation from the folks presenting the Genesis Open, which runs February 15 to 18, to cover world number 1 golfer Dustin Johnson (D.J.) at a press conference there a couple weeks before he […]

It’s All in the Game
By James Buckley   |   November 16, 2017

The Sixth Annual Ace Angeloff Alumni Scholarship Fund Golf Classic, held once more at La Cumbre Country Club golf course on November 6, featured a hole-in-one contest that promised a new BMW to a lucky golfer (no one won that particular prize), but there were “closest to the pin” contests on all the par threes […]