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By: Chris Yemma | September 23, 2005
Playing golf with someone who is about a million times better than you can be interesting, to say the least. But as I missed putt after putt, shanked a couple of approach shots and sliced my driver on the back nine like I was carving a turkey, I reminded myself that I was playing golf for the greater good of humanity. And so were about 98 other patrons Thursday in the Mesa Verde Country Club fundraiser tournament for Hurricane Katrina relief. For $250 apiece -- all donated to the American Red Cross and designated for Katrina victims -- community members teed off with the utmost of good intentions.
By: Dave Thorpe | October 1, 2005
Katie McKitterick is the type of athlete that would excel in any sport she chose. As a freshman at Sage Hill School, she played tennis, soccer and softball and did well in all of them. "She's a tremendous athlete. She played three sports at Sage Hill and she was voted the school's Most Outstanding Athlete as a freshman," Corona del Mar High girls golf Coach Mike Starkweather said. "When she came to us, she just wanted to play golf." That was fine with Starkweather.
October 29, 2009
A local service organization raised more than $60,000 for academic and enrichment programs for the low-income Oak View community in Huntington Beach. El Viento Foundation raised the funds at its fourth annual golf classic Oct. 19. More than 100 golfers came out to support the event and participated in a round of golf, live auctions and a Chinese raffle. The organization works with students from fourth to 12th grade by providing them with college scholarships and assisting them with educational and leadership skills.
July 27, 2000
Local golfer Scott Osterhout has qualified to participate in the California Golf Association State Tournament, which currently is underway in northern California. The 18-year-old Huntington Beach resident is a graduate of Marina High, where he was a four-year varsity letterman and three-time golf MVP. This past school year, Osterhout helped guide Long Beach City College to a second place finish in the state, and was named all-conference. The California Golf Association State Tournament usually is played at Pebble Beach, but because of the recent U.S. Open, it has been relocated to Fort Ord. Osterhout's caddy is his father, Alan Osterhout.
February 4, 2009
The SeaCliff Country Club will open its golf course to supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley at 10 a.m. Monday for a special event to support the club’s “Building Dreams” campaign to build the state’s first club on a college campus, at Golden West College. A $100 contribution gets supporters golf for one, a cart, a boxed lunch, use of the driving range and putting green. The new club facility will include an eight-classroom child development preschool, a school-age youth facility and a gymnasium, which will serve up to 2,500 Huntington Beach-area youth per year.
May 29, 2003
HAPPENINGS Dog days Five Surf City dachshunds, including titleholder Noodles, will compete in the eighth annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals on Saturday. B1 ALSO: Reel Critics review "Bruce Almighty" and "Down with Love." B2 Tom Titus reports on Huntington Beach Playhouse's 40th anniversary performance. B3 Fig relates the latest from the surf scene. B1 CITYSCAPE A say with OCTA A bill before the legislature would expand the transportation authority's board to include representatives from the county's five largest cities.
July 17, 2003
The Independent went to the Skyhawks golf camp at the Edison Community Center in Huntington Beach to ask children, 'Why is golf fun?' "I get to hit the balls." Ryan Moore, 5 Huntington Beach "I like picking up the balls." Yasuha Kimbara, 7 Fountain Valley "Because you can play games and stuff. You can hit cones over with the ball and you can do lots of stuff." Jay Veale, 6 Huntington Beach "Because you get to hit balls, but that's really easy."
June 14, 2007
Edison golf tourney deadline is Friday The Edison High football program will present the 2007 Pro-Sport and Celebrity Golf Tournament on July 9 at Mile Square Golf Course in Fountain Valley. The scramble start includes 144 golfers and 36 teams. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The $150 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf including cart, special events, lunch, awards dinner banquet, raffle and silent auction. In addition, participants have the chance to win $100,000 in a hole-in-one shootout.
April 2, 2014
Thursday Track an Field (2 p.m.) Edison, Huntington at Fountain Valley (3 p.m.) Santa Ana at Ocean View Boys' Golf (2:30 p.m.) Edison vs. Huntington (at SeaCliff CC) Marina vs. Fountain Valley (at Mile Square Park) Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.) Los Alamitos at Edison Marina at Huntington Ocean View at Westminster — Friday Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.) Segerstrom at Ocean View Baseball (3:15 p.m.) Fountain Valley at Edison Huntington at Los Alamitos Marina at Newport Harbor Ocean View at Segerstrom Softball (3:15 p.m.)
December 30, 1999
-- ANGELIQUE FLORES Mile Square Park has been the center of a number of controversies this year -- over foxes, another golf course and a place for hobbyists to fly their airplanes. The gates of an area where model rocket and airplane hobbyists flew their planes for 25 years were locked in June to make way for an expansion that will add another 109 acres to the Mile Square Golf Course. The new 36-hole course is expected to generate about $1.2 million a year for the county.
April 30, 2014
Thursday Boys' Golf (2:30 p.m.) Los Alamitos vs. Huntington (at SeaCliff CC) Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.) Huntington at Edison Fountain Valley at Marina Ocean View at Santa Ana Softball (3:15 p.m.) Edison at Marina Fountain Valley at Los Alamitos (6 p.m.) Newport Harbor at Huntington Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.) Huntington at Edison Boys' Volleyball (5:30 p.m.) Huntington at Edison — Friday Track and Field (2 p.m.) Sunset League Prelims (at Huntington Beach High)
March 12, 2014
Registration is now open for the 9th annual Baron Football/Michael Musso "Moose Invitational" Golf Tournament presented by the Fountain Valley High Football Boosters. This year's event is June 23 at Mile Square Golf Course (10401 Warner Avenue, Fountain Valley). The tournament will consist of a four-person scramble, longest drive contest, closest-to-the-pin contest, and a putting contest. The cost is $150 per golfer and includes green fees, cart fees, practice range, door prizes, gift bags, buffet lunch and banquet dinner.
January 8, 2014
The Huntington Beach High baseball program will hold the second Collin Balester-Hank Conger Giveback Golf Invitational next Monday. The shotgun start is 10:30 a.m. at SeaCliff Country Club (6501 Palm Ave.) in Huntington Beach. Registration for the tournament, which benefits the Huntington Beach High baseball program's "Dream Field Foundation," begins Monday at 9:30 a.m. The cost per player if $150 and includes green fees, cart and a barbecue dinner. The tournament scramble is a four-person team scramble.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 31, 2013
When Jake Olson isn't playing football and golf for his high school, he's often offering inspiration or promoting his new book on his life. While all his activities would be a lot for an average 16-year-old to handle, Jake is blind. When people ask how can he possibly play golf without being able to see the ball, he credits his father with guiding him. But it seems apparent that his early experience playing sports as a person with sight and muscle memory - repeating behaviors over and over until they become second nature - have also enabled Jake to hit the ball, and quite well.
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