|Tournament Alert: Think Pink and Join Us in October|
Grab your pink golf gear and your clubs to join us in golfing for a great cause. On Oct 8. we'll be holding our ninth annual Pink Tournament to fight breast cancer. Register your team today by calling (619) 296-4653 or send an email to email@example.com.
The contests that day include awards for best dressed and most pink team. As the event draws closer, look to our pro shop to help keep you pretty in pink with the latest styles. We hope to see you on the 8th!
|Make Your Home on the Range with Us!|
There’s still time to reach your 2017 golfing goals! Or maybe you can get a head start on 2018!
The members practice range at Riverwalk Golf Club is the place to go! This month, Riverwalk is highlighting our popular range memberships which are designed to accommodate all budgets, schedules and skill levels. So, whether you have hours to practice or just time for hitting a quick bucket around lunch, we have a membership to serve you.
Our Green membership is for recreational golfers looking to play and practice at their own pace.
The Green membership includes access to our Performance Center located on the east side of the driving range, which offers a short game area and practice putting green. The range also provides short game distance markers for improving your scoring game from 100 yards and in.
For a more information on this or other Riverwalk range memberships, visit our website: Riverwalk Range Memberships
All range memberships include $29 green fees Monday – Friday, $15 Super twilights and a range ball bucket daily!
The west side of the range opens at dawn and closes an hour after dark.
The Performance Center opens at 7 a.m. and closes at dark.
Tuesdays are maintenance days, on which the range opens at 8 a.m.
Stop by our pro shop or call (619) 296-4653 to join.
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|August Is Turf Improvement Month At Riverwalk|
|Riverwalk Golf Club’s turf improvement summer project is nearly complete. The project began in July with the re-sodding of fairways #2 and #5 on the Friars course. By the time the project is completed, all fairways on the Friars course will be re-sodded along with a handful of small areas on the Mission and Presidio courses.
More than 150,000 square feet of turf has been committed, which Riverwalk General Manager Brendan Cronin says is the most in the history of the course’s seasonal upgrade.
“We usually do it this time of year because it’s the growing season and the soil temperatures are warm,” he said. “It ensures we have good turf the rest of the year.”
Improved areas are marked as Ground Under Repair (GUR) during the grow-in period to give the grass a chance to establish itself. The re-sodded areas usually re-open for play several weeks after installation.
Cronin extends his thanks and appreciation to Riverwalk golfers for their etiquette and understanding during this maintenance period.
To the golfers, Cronin said, “We appreciate their patience and cooperation avoiding where the grass is growing and for allowing the maintenance crew to work while play is going on.”
A special thanks is also directed to all the Riverwalk maintenance crew for their tireless effort completing this project.
Come see the improvements to the course yourself: Book A Tee Time.
|2017 British Open Preview|
It's no secret that we're big fans of golf at Riverwalk Golf Club. We can't wait for the British Open.
As the pros travel overseas to Royal Birkdale for the year’s third major, the name of the championship seems particularly fitting – The Open.
In a year lacking a dominate player, parity has become the norm on a wide-open Tour. That’s best illustrated by the majors, where we’ve now seen eight straight first-time major champions after Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open.
Will a former champion step forward to claim the Claret Jug or will first-timers continue to break through? And if so, who? Rickie Fowler? John Rahm? Tommy Fleetwood? Hideki Matsuyama?
Last year, it was Henrik Stenson’s turn after an epic duel with Phil Mickelson, who opened the tournament with a 63 and lost to Stenson’s 63 on Sunday. Conditions don’t seem so conducive for scoring this year. Blustery weather is in the forecast.
Who will weather the weather and the unique tests of links golf? We’ll start to find out on Thurs. Here’s a look at the top storylines going into the week.
Rookies rule right now when it comes to major championships. But rather than celebrate the depth of the Tour, the media has instead clamored for someone to seize the season.
A year ago, Dustin Johnson began a run of dominance after a win at the U.S. Open that led to him being named Player of the Year. If you had to vote right now, who’d it be? Rookie John Rahm? He’s one of the few to have multiple victories and consistent strong showings on Tour. Otherwise, many of the Tour’s best have either been hampered by injuries or inconsistency.
Stenson is among those having a ho-hum season. If he can get his game together, he has a chance to be the first repeat Open champion since Padraig Harrington in 2008-09.
But eyes will also be on last year’s runner-up because of …
Phil’s Major Change
Mickelson stunned the golf world after the U.S. Open (he didn’t play because of his daughter’s graduation) when he announced the end of his relationship with long-time caddy Jim “Bones” MacKay, who was on the bag when Phil won his last major at the British in 2013.
This time, Mickelson’s brother Tim will be on the bag and MacKay will be in the booth working for the Golf Channel. Having listened to MacKay on a few Callaway Golf podcasts, I for one am excited to hear his unique take on the game and insights from 25 years of touring with Mickelson. (What’s the over/under on Phil stories told during the tournament?)
Will the change help Mickelson rediscover his winning ways? He hasn’t won any Tour event since that victory in 2013, even though he’s played some of the most consistent golf of his career.
After skipping the U.S. Open, will Mickelson be rested or rusty? He’s professed a new-found love of links golf. Will it love him back again this week?
Can Rickie Shake His Case Of The Sundays?
Fowler was in contention on Sunday at the Masters and the U.S. Open – and never made a charge. Similarly, he failed to make a move Sunday at the Scottish Open.
A few analysts criticized Fowler for overly conservative play on Sunday at the U.S. Open. Will he find the formula to finally contend and close at Royal Birkdale?
At just age 28, Fowler finds himself carrying the mantle of best player to have never won a major. Will he change that at the Open or carry the title onto the PGA Championship and maybe into 2018? Sunday will be the key if Fowler contends again. Will he muster the effort to finally conquer a major?
When It’s Breezy …
It hardly seems like an Open without a spot of weather. This year, the forecast is dry but high winds are predicted.
Will that forecast favor the Europeans, who are used to these conditions, or possible a Texan (Jordan Spieth?) also accustomed to playing in the wind?
Given the usual penchant for parity that comes with the bounces and breaks of links golf, a windy forecast makes a wildcard winner seem an even more likely outcome.
Where’s The Beef?
Heavily bearded Brit Andrew “Beef” Johnston became a cult hero during last year’s Open and a running subplot amidst the Mickelson/Stenson duel.
Playing on home soil, Johnston is likely to have a sizeable and vocal gallery this week. That actually seems the only safe prediction coming into a week where the Tour and trophy are there for the taking if someone can rise to the occasion like Stenson did a year ago. As always, it’ll be great fun to watch it all start to unfold across the pond on Thurs.
Come on by and catch some of the Open in the clubhouse with fellow golf fans. And since golf is more fun to watch after you've played a round at Riverwalk you might as well...