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From the Archives


Legendary amateur E. Harvie Ward (crouching) watches over junior Bob Fromm at the 1964 NCGA Junior. NCGA past-President Bill Power (1961-62) and an unidentified junior look on.


PHOTO: MOULIN STUDIOS


A Look Back 1967


• The January edition


reports on the opening of Spyglass Hill the previous March. The NCGA moves its headquarters to the building behind the 9th


green, jointly owned by the Association and Spyglass Hill. The Association’s first full-time employee, Assistant Secretary Hazel Thompson, retires after more than 27 years of service. Thompson began her career in 1939 at an office in the Financial Center Building at the corner of California and Montgomery streets in San Francisco. At that time, there were 57 NCGA clubs and the Association administered two tournaments.





1979 • The NCGA rules


committee, ever vigilant about pace of play, adopts a “40-30” rule whereby the first player to putt has 40 seconds from the time he reaches


his ball on the green until the time he strokes his first putt. All subsequent players have 30 seconds. The first violation of the rule results in a warning, the second a two-stroke penalty. Bobby Clampett is featured as the 1978 NCGA player of the year. The 18-year-old Carmel Valley resident established a new point record at the time on the strength of low amateur honors at the U.S. Open, and wins at the California State Amateur and Western Amateur championships. The cover of the January edition depicts The Links at Bodega Harbour,


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a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design open for little more than a year.


1997 •


NCGA members can look up their handicap indexes via the Internet for the first time. The ability to post scores via the Internet is not


foreseeable as it’s considered a violation of peer review.


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Del Monte GC in Monterey celebrates its 100th anniversary. It is the oldest continuously operating golf course west of the Mississippi and has been a public course throughout its history. Poppy Hills and the brand-new Poppy Ridge let members know that as of January 1, 1998, metal spikes will no longer be allowed.


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