Sportstars
ELLIE BUSHNELL Granite Bay – Golf – Freshman
SportStar of the Week –Ellie Bushnell, Granite Bay Golf, Freshman It would be hard to have a better first season of high school golf than Ellie Bushnell. Her stellar season potentially reached an apex on Nov. 4 when she fired a 5-under par 67 to take the top medalist... Read more
Rally in the Valley: San Ramon Jr.’s Take Third in League
Team Georgia Comes Back from Stunning Divisional Loss to Capture 8th PGA Jr. League Golf Championship. Team Texas finishes runner-up; California is third; and Minnesota fourth. SPECIAL: 11-year old Brody McQueen sinks dramatic 25-foot eagle to clinch championship Team Georgia’s journey through the 8th PGA Jr. League Championship presented... Read more
Granite Bay Golf: Diverse, Talented Roster Fuels Girls Powerhouse
NEW WORLD ORDER: A Young Phenom, Tested Veterans And An International Talent Has Granite Bay Golf Aiming For More Than Just A Fifth Straight SJS Girls Crown • On Oct. 14, Anika Varna shot a two-under-par 70 across 18 holes to lead Granite Bay Golf to its fifth straight... Read more
San Ramon All-Stars Win PGA Jr. League Section, Advance to Regionals
Update: San Ramon Wins PGA Jr. League Regionals! The San Ramon All-Stars won the PGA Jr. League Regional at Boulder Creek Golf Club to advance to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental at Grayhawk Golf Club (Scottsdale, Arizona) Oct. 11-14. Below are the final results,... Read more
Youth on Course Golf Awards Students College Tuition Support
Latest round of college sponsorships propels Youth on Course over the $1.6 Million marker. Youth on Course, the non-profit renowned for providing affordable golf – awarded $258,000 in scholarships to 18 high school golf graduates, continuing its commitment to provide youth with access to high-quality education. This year’s scholarship... Read more
Luke Dugger, Davis Golf SportStar of the Week
You’d be hard-pressed to have a much better June than Luke Dugger had. Just weeks after graduating from Davis high school, Dugger shot a 5-under-par 67 at the Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland to qualify for a spot in the USGA Junior Amateur Championship. One week later he posted... Read more
Luke Dugger: Davis Golfer Reaches National Stage
Davis High 2019 Grad Gets A Taste Of The Big Stage After Qualifying For And Competing At The U.S. Junior Amateur Championships In Ohio • Like many kids, Luke Dugger grew up playing basketball and baseball. It wasn’t until age 13 when he and his friends decided to give... Read more
Bay Area 75 Rankings: 2018-19
We Reveal Our Annual Ranked Countdown Of The Bay Area Athletes Of The Year For The 2018-19 School Year • Below are the first 55 athletes from our seventh annual Bay Area 75 — SportStars’ rankings of the top 75 Bay Area athletes of the year from 2018-19. The Top... Read more
Ka’anapali Tees Up Next Gen Golfers
The Golf Courses at Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii are teeing up the next generation of junior golfers with a “Juniors Play Free” on the Ka’anapali Kai Course With Their Own Tees! Bring the Ohana Helping to bring up the next generation of golfers, Ka’anapali Golf Courses announces the continuation of... Read more
Watch out Tiger Woods, The Swinging Skirts Are Here
USGA Announces 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying Sites The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced sectional qualifying sites for the 74th U.S. Women’s Open Championship. Playing 36 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 25 courses, including four international sites, between April 22 and May 8. The Open will... Read more
3 Exercises Add Distance to Your Golf Swing
Want to add distance to your golf swing? Here’s how: Add Stability! Every golfer who plays the game wants to hit the golf ball farther and add distance to his golf swing. This game is tough enough as it is, so adding 10-15 yards would definitely help. There are... Read more
5 Exercises Every Golfer Needs in Their Bag
5 Exercises Every Golfer Needs in Their Bag High draw, no problem. Stinger, got it. Low fade, easy. You may have all of those shots in the bag. But do you know how you move your body to produce that power stinger? You might think the golf club is... Read more