Sebastian Crampton has a one-stroke lead after 36 holes and the first two rounds of play at the 90th annual Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament last weekend.
Crampton, a Pacific Grove native, was stellar in the opening round of the tournament, played at Chuck Corica Golf Complex’s Earl Fry North Course. He posted a six-under 65. The UC Berkeley golf team member ended the round on Saturday, April 22, with a share of the lead with Jason Anthony.
The Commuters Golf Tournament’s Green Jackets gathered last Saturday in an annual tradition to honor those who won’t be returning to help run the tournament now in its 90th year. This year the group honored Golf Pro Jack Cummings and Joe Williams who passed since last year’s event. The storied amateur tournament starts this Saturday, April 22.
The Chuck Corica Golf Complex is offering several new golf programs aimed at introducing Alameda youth to the game of golf.
The first is the Junior Second Sunday Series. The series is a group of tournaments on the par-three Mif Albright Course aimed to get kids on the course. It is also a great way to get kids to interact with other young golfers in the area. The series pairs the kids up by age and experience. Kids are allowed to borrow clubs.
Renowned golf course architect Rees Jones was in Alameda on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to show the new Jack Clark (South) Course he designed to members of the City Council, the Park & Recreation Department and the Golf Commission.
This was no ordinary show. Jones has designed a new course unlike any in the Bay Area. He describes the course as a minimist design more like you would find in Australia, where you can play the ball to the hole by air or ground.