Diane Blum

Freelance Writer

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Silicon Valley Golf

It’s all about WINNING

Winning weather.

Winning courses.

Winning play.

Winning tradition. #1 Best Pairing of Today’s Golfing Legends with Tomorrow’s Potential Pros

Nature Valley First Tee Open, September 23-29th

This unique event features some 81 Champions Tour players, 81 junior golfers (ages 15-18), and over 150 amateurs playing a $1.8 million tournament that spans Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course. Past participants have included Scott Simpson, Craig Stadler, Hale Irwin, Fuzzy Zoeller, and last year’s winner, Kirk Triplett…see the prestigious player’s list at www.thefirstteeopen.com . Clint Eastwood chairs this year’s event, with his Honorary Co-Chair and fellow legend, Arnold Palmer.

#2 Best Pairing of Golf History with A Perfect Day of Golf

Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum at Cinnabar Hills Golf Course

Enjoy challenging golf amid panoramic views; and linger on in a time capsule of golf history. The collection includes fully engraved, sterling silver and gold replicas of trophies for the U.S. Open, British Open, Masters and PGA Championship; as well as the Ryder Cup. Admire personal golfing mementoes of greats like Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, along with historical photographs and an exhibit of artifacts relating to the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am tournament.

#3 Best Pairing of Oceanside Golf and Scottish Tradition

The Links at Spanish Bay

The course’s design team of Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatus followed Scottish design principles in creating this challenging links style course, maintaining a focus on preserving natural habitat and ecological balance. If the rugged coastal beauty, wetlands, native dunes and ever prevailing winds don’t remind you that you still have a round at St. Andrews on your bucket list, the lone evening bagpiper’s mystical sound certainly will.

#4 Best Pairing of 49'er Football Greats - and a challenging day of winning golf - to Raise Money for Kids in Need

The Steve Young-Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic, October 30th, 2013

The beautiful CordeValle golf course will host this annual fundraiser just a few weeks after the PGA Tour comes through for the Frys.com Open! Imagine the fun of playing at the same venue as all of the PGA professionals. Register to play and support the Forever Young Foundation, as well as the Technical Museum of Innovation.

Founded in 1993 by NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, the Forever Young Foundation is focused on providing resources for children facing physical, emotional and financial challenges by providing them opportunities they would otherwise not have available to them. Check out all of the organization's good work and register at www.foreveryoung.org.

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