Posted by: randyhaaggolf | March 14, 2016

HISTORIC FINISH TO THE 100th SF CITY CHAMPIONSHIP

WHAT A DAY TO REMEMBER FOR YOUNG DANIEL CONNOLLY WHO RALLIED TO WIN THE HISTORIC 100th SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!

https://youtu.be/gLfT5xQWcoI

FOR ALL THOSE THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THIS GREAT EVENT, THANK YOU FROM ALL THE PLAYERS. THANK YOU TO THE SF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE, TO THE NCGA OFFICIALS OUT THERE IN THE RAIN AND WIND OFFICIATING OUR MATCHES, AND TO THE GLOBAL GOLF POST FOR PAYING ALMOST $4,000 FOR ALL THE FINALISTS GREEN FEES. ALSO A VERY BIG THANKS TO RON KROICHICK FOR HIS AMAZING FRONT PAGE ARTICLE THAT THE SF CHRONICLE RAN, AND HIS CONTINUED COVERAGE OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT. ALSO TO THE OTHER UNSUNG HERO’S ARE THE GUYS BEHIND THE SCENES, THE MAINTENANCE CREW FOR GETTING THIS AMAZING COURSE READY FOR US TO PLAY, DESPITE HUNDREDS OF FALLEN TREE BRANCHES, AND MANY INCHES OF RAIN!!!

THANK YOU ALL!!

I WAS FORTUNATE TO WIN THE 100TH SF CITY SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, LARGELY DUE TO A CHIP IN ON 11th HOLE WHILE THE MATCH WAS ALL SQUARE, FOLLOWED BY A 3 METAL TO 8 FEET FOR EAGLE ON THE TWELTH HOLE. THAT TWO UP LEAD WAS PROTECTED WITH PARS ON THE NEXT 5 HOLES. DEAN PRINCE IS A FRIEND, A FINE GENTLEMAN, AND A GREAT COMPETITOR. AFTER MY MATCH CONCLUDED, I WENT BACK OUT TO WITNESS DANIEL FINISH OFF HIS MATCH ON THE 35th HOLE TO BECOME THE HISTORIC 100th CHAMPION OF THIS LONGEST RUNNING GOLF TOURNAMENT IN THE WORLD.

PHOTOS TAKEN DURING THE AFTER PARTY CELEBRATION WILL FOLLOW THIS POST

STAY TUNED


Responses

  1. Congratulations Randy – you are a great champion!
    Obviously #11 & #12 were important, but your tee shot on #17 was impressive too. I’m sure you didn’t want the match to get to #18. So, with the gusting wind and trouble to the left, you stepped up and knocked it on the green. After that, all the pressure was on Mr. Prince. Easy to take shots like that for granted, but very hard to pull off in that situation (pressure). Well done!

  2. Congratulations on your victory!
    Holes #11 & 12 were obviously important, but your tee shot on 17 was fantastic (I’m sure you didn’t want to let the match get to the 18th).. With the wind howling, and trouble left, you stepped up and knocked it on the green – effectively ending the match. It’s not easy to hit a shot like that in competition when it counts. Well done!
    (great tournament for Dean Prince as well – congrats!)

    • Bob,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment, and thanks for reading my Blog!!
      You are absolutely correct, that tough shot on 17 sealed the deal for me, as anything can happen on the 18th hole. I lost the 2008 finals on that hole, my 36th of the day.
      Great that you were out there!!
      Thanks again,
      Randy Haag


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