May 15, 2010
GLENDALE — For 90 golfers, the road to qualify for the 110th United States Open Championship begins Monday in Glendale. The field, which will include a dozen area residents looking to make their inaugural appearance in the prestigious championship, will take to fabled Oakmont Country Club in hopes of advancing. The local qualifier starts at 7:30 a.m. A solid 18-hole round will move them one step closer to the championship, which will be held June 17-20 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach.
May 18, 2010
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — In less than five weeks, a champion will be crowned at the 110th installment of the United States Open Championship in Pebble Beach. More than 80 golfers, including 10 local athletes, took their initial step at trying to head north for the prestigious event by traveling to Glendale’s Oakmont Country Club on Monday for an 18-hole local qualifying round. With a light drizzle falling throughout most of the round, the event had some dramatic moments that included a one-hole playoff featuring six contestants battling for five qualifying spots.
October 13, 2006
Educators Gael and John Davitt, Mary Ann Fell, Skidettes coordinator of 10,000 meals for the homeless, and Cappy and John Mieding, champions of the working poor and their children in inner city Los Angeles, will be honored by Msgr. James Gehl and St. Bede the Venerable parishioners at a gala awards dinner Saturday, Nov. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. The Pastor's Award Event, initiated by Msgr. Gehl to recognize parishioners for their positive impact on the lives of La Canadans and the Los Angeles community, will honor the recipients with an evening of fine dining and dancing, a live auction and a special opportunity to benefit St. Bede's parish.
April 26, 2011
GLENDALE — Oakmont Country Club will once again be associated with the U.S. Open Championship. This time, the Glendale course will add to its résumé by hosting a 36-hole sectional qualifying round June 6. The course, which opened in 1922, will be one of 11 sites in the nation and 13 internationally that will host a qualifier for the 111th rendition of the U.S. Open. The U.S. Open, one of 13 championships conducted by the United States Golf Assn., will be held June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. A local qualifier for the U.S. Open was held last year at Oakmont.
June 21, 2007
GLENDALE — For the first time in 97 years, there will be a break from tradition. The prominent California Amateur Championship will shift next year from the picturesque Monterey Peninsula and move south to the Glendale/Burbank area. The 2008 California Amateur Championship will be held June 16 through 21, 2008, at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale and Lakeside Golf Course in Toluca Lake. Stroke-play competition will be played over both courses with the match-play portion being contested at Lakeside.
June 22, 2002
G lad I ignored the warning before I stepped gingerly around the crowd to stake out a spot behind the green rope at the first and 18th holes. I took in the aroma of cigar smoke, hot dogs and beer that were devoured by some of the 170,000 fans -- some who would become "hecklers" -- at the 102nd U.S. Open Championship at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. Maybe some of golf's finest from around the globe shouldn't have ignored the wooden sign that appropriately read, "The Black Course is a very difficult golf course, designed for highly skilled golfers only."