84th annual Alameda Commuters golf tournament starts Saturday
By Mike Maurice
The 84th Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament is set to begin play this Saturday and Sunday and April 16-17 at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.
The Alameda Commuters is one of Northern California’s more prestigious and premiere amateur golf events. The event has been played at the Alameda golf complex since its inception in 1927. The event is played as a 72-hole stroke play format.
Starting times have been posted at www.alamedacommuters.org. Scheduled to compete for the 2011 Commuters Championship are 2010 champion George Grandanata, along with past “Commuters” champions Rick Reinsberg (’03-‘04’-06’-07), Darryl Donovan (’00-01’) and current NCGA Player of the Year, Randy Haag (1994). Alamedans playing in the championship division are Michael Schmitz, Andrew Wood, Rob Schmitz, Alameda Golf Club Champion Rich Schacht, Matt Hettich, Shawn Shelby, Patrick Byrne, and Patrick Wlazio.
The Alameda Commuters is also proud to announce the 24th annual Alameda Commuters Senior Golf Tournament to be conducted April 16-17. The Alameda Commuters Senior division, for amateur golfers over 55, continues to attract one of the strongest senior amateur fields in Northern California. Scheduled to compete are Jeff Burda, John Enright and Mark Miller, all of whom will play along with two-time defending champion Jim Knoll.
Alameda’s Bob Blomberg, who owns six “Commuters” titles, will also compete for the senior crown. He will be playing alongside Alameda’s Mark Merrigan, one of Northern California’s finest players, who is just coming off competing in the Northern California Senior Amateur championship.
All golf will be conducted at Alameda’s exceptional championship golf courses, located at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. Play starts at 7:30 a.m.
Spectators are encouraged and entry is free. For more information, log onto www.alamedacommuters.org or find us on Facebook.