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2022 Tournament Dates

In 2022 the Tournament will be held at Golden Gate Park Golf Course. Qualifying round: September 24-25, Brackets: October 1-2 & October 8-9, 2022 (Saturdays & Sundays). Entries due between August 14 - September 10.
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2021 Tournament Results

The tournament results are published here. Congratulations to the Championship bracket winners: Panos and Yanni Gogonas!

Entry Info

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History

Current Champions

Originally known as the “Father and Son”, this alternate shot, match play tournament was the brain child of legendary San Francisco sports writer, Art Rosenbaum. It was first played in the summer of 1951 as part of the grand opening of Golden Gate Park Golf Course. In 1995, the tournament was opened to female players and the name of the tournament changed to the “Family Golf Tournament”. This event was played annually from 1951 through 2003. After a three year break due to financial problems, the tournament was restarted in the fall of 2007 and continues to this day. Past participants include U. S. Open Champions Ken Venturi and Johnny Miller; former San Francisco Amateur Champion John Susko; current LPGA star Dorthy Delasin; former San Francisco Champion Tom Culligan; and former mayor Art Agnos.

Format

Qualifying

An eighteen-hole medal play, alternate shot qualifying round will be played to determine match play flights. The lowest qualifying scores and the defending champions will play in the Championship flight. All other flights will consist of teams determined by their qualifying scores.

Match Play

This is an eighteen-hole, alternate shot event. Each team chooses a player to play from the first tee. From there, alternate shots until the hole is completed. The partner who didn’t tee off on the first hole will tee off on the second hole and alternate shots after that.

Eligibility

Any combination of parents and children can team up to play in the event (including grandparents, aunts & uncles). Each team must have a generation gap. No husband and wife teams or brother and sister teams are allowed. Children must be six years old. No handicap required.

Information

Northern California Family Golf Tournament (Formerly Father & Son)

Past Tournament Results

  • 1951 - Maurice Barnblatt & Lloyd
  • 1952 - Dr. H. Glen Bell & Glen Jr.
  • 1953 - Winston Howe & Winston Jr.
  • 1954 - Albert Liotta & Gary
  • 1955 - Don Dunnaway & Linn
  • 1956 - Pete Biocini & Paul
  • 1957 - Richard Opperman & Stephen
  • 1958 - Fred Miranda & Gene
  • 1959 - James F. Gallagher & John
  • 1960 - Victor Gomes & Norman
  • 1961 - William Aragona & Bill
  • 1962 - Ray Buffalo & Bob
  • 1963 - George Fair & Jim
  • 1964 - George Fair & Jim
  • 1965 - George Fair & Jim
  • 1966 - Bernard Lozares & Brad
  • 1967 - James Gallagher & John
  • 1968 - Vern Kundert & Ken
  • 1969 - Frank Peralta & Paul
  • 1970 - Jim Diaz & Jim Jr.
  • 1971 - Vern Kundert & Ken
  • 1972 - Jim Diaz & Jim Jr.
  • 1973 - Robert Kerns & Mike
  • 1974 - Andrew Kumas & Stan
  • 1975 - Lloyd Barnblatt & Michael
  • 1976 - Frank Ford & Cameron
  • 1977 - Hal Armbruster & Dan
  • 1978 - Ray Healy & Matt
  • 1979 - Bill Hoza & Steve
  • 1980 - Bud Brody & Biff
  • 1981 - Frank Ford & Cameron
  • 1982 - Ray Healy & Matt
  • 1983 - Zane Kaplan & Lance
  • 1984 - Jim Doherty & John
  • 1985 - Doug Nelson & Scott
  • 1986 - Steve Miraglia & Chad
  • 1987 - Ralph Huber & Brad
  • 1988 - Doug Nelson & Scott
  • 1989 - Doug Nelson & Scott
  • 1990 - Doug Nelson & Scott
  • 1991 - Lou Vaccaro & Tony
  • 1992 - Bill Fitz & Rob Shaw
  • 1993 - Mitch Calegari & Matt
  • 1994 - Mitch Calegari & Matt
  • 1995 - Bill Fitz & Rob Shaw
  • 1996 - Kevin Johnson & Rod
  • 1997 - Kevin Donohue & John
  • 1998 - Tom O'Connor & Brian
  • 1999 - Jim Hayden & Joe
  • 2000 - Joe Faulkner & Danny
  • 2001 - Torres Leong & Mike
  • 2002 - Jim Knoll & Nicholas
  • 2003 - Doug Boston & Scott
  • 2004 - 2006 - No tournament
  • 2007 - Nancy Markey & Paul Mooney
  • 2008 - Noel Murray & Danny
  • 2009 - Joe Faulkner & Danny
  • 2010 - Jim Porter & Tim
  • 2011 - Matthew Baumann & Matthew
  • 2012 - Tony Ralph & Joson
  • 2013 - Bruce Olson & Bobo
  • 2014 - Tony Ralph & Joson
  • 2015 - Tony Ralph & Joson
  • 2016 - Paul Savin & Michael
  • 2017 - Joe Hayden & Joey
  • 2018 - Joe Hayden & Joey
  • 2019 - Joe Hayden & Joey
  • 2020 - Mike Cinelli & Matt
  • 2021 - Panos Gogonas & Yanni

Past Medalists (low qualifier)

  • 1951 - John Tate & John Jr. - 64
  • 1952 - Winston Howe & Winston Jr. - 58
  • 1953 - Al Burtleson & Alf - 60
  • 1954 - Eli Leider & Charles - 58
  • 1955 - Doug Watkins & Dave - 59
  • 1956 - Eli Leider & Charles - 57
  • 1957 - Fred Miranda & Eugene - 57
  • 1958 - Sumner Goodell & Lindsay - 57
  • 1959 - Howard Whitman & Steve - 57
  • 1960 - Joe Huber & Ralph - 58
  • 1961 - Paul Wilcox & Paul Jr. - 56
  • 1962 - George Fair & Jim - 58
    John MacKay & Bill - 58
  • 1963 - Bernard Lozares & Brad - 58
  • 1964 - George Fair & Jim - 58
  • 1965 - Harry Turner & Gary - 56
  • 1966 - Donald Rones & Donald Jr. - 57
  • 1967 - Victor Gomes & Norm - 58
  • 1968 - Howard Whitman & Stewart - 58
  • 1969 - Raymond Smith & Craig - 58
  • 1970 - Phillip Dwyer & Dan - 57
  • 1971 - Raymond Smith & Craig - 55
  • 1972 - Eddie Campos & Eddie Jr. - 57
  • 1973 - Peter Giamnini & Steve - 61
    Bob Kerns & Mike - 61
  • 1974 - Dr. Cameron Ford & Cameron - 58
  • 1975 - Hal Armbruster & Dan - 57
  • Tom Trixler & Dennis - 57
  • 1976 - Jules Michelucci & Joe - 56
  • 1977 - Joe Vetrano & Joe Jr. - 54
    George Fair & Jim - 54
    Hal Armbruster & Dan - 54
  • 1978 - Zell Pellegrini & Ray - 53
  • 1979 - Jack Luceti & Joe - 55
  • 1980 - Frank Ford & Cameron - 57
    Jim Diaz & Jim - 57
  • 1981 - Merlin Porter & Merlin - 58
  • 1982 - Franklin Ford & Cameron - 54
  • 1983 - Bill Hoza & Steve - 54
  • 1984 - Walt Giubbini & Gary - 57
  • 1985 - Walt Giubbini & Gary - 59
    Alfred Reynaud & Louis - 59
    Dick Yokota & Richard - 59
    John LaRoux & Jack - 59
    Tom Molumphy & Chris - 59
  • 1986 - Franklin Ford & Cameron - 57
    Arthur Pira & Edward - 57
  • 1987 - Ralph Huber & Brad - 56
  • 1988 - Hal Armbruster & Dan - 54
  • 1989 - Doug Nelson & Scott - 55
    Alfred Reynaud & Louis - 55
    Tom Molumphy & Chris - 55
  • 1990 - Arthur Pira & Edward - 59
    George Fair & Jim - 59
  • 1991 - Walt Giubbini & Gary - 59
  • 1992 - Larry Lange & John - 55
  • 1993 - Tom Culligan & Jimmy - 55
  • 1994 - Dave Watkins & Jason - 55
  • 1995 - Tom Molumphy & Mark - 55
  • 1996 - Dave Watkins & Jason - 57
  • 1997 - Noel Murray & Dan - 57
  • 1998 - Noel Murray & Dan - 57
  • 1999 - Dan James & Daniel - 55
  • 2000 - Joe Faulkner & Danny - 57
  • 2001 - Jim Hayden & Joe - 58
  • 2002 - Nancy Markey & Paul Mooney - 51
  • 2003 - Kevin Johnson & Rod - 58
  • 2007 - Dave Sciandri & Tony - 56
  • 2008 - Kevin Johnson & Rod - 56
  • 2009 - Kevin Donohue & John - 56
  • 2010 - Kevin Johnson & Rod - 57
  • 2011 - Matthew Baumann & Matt - 59
  • 2012 - Tony Ralph & Joson - 56
    Kevin Donohue & John - 56
  • 2013 - Tony Ralph & Joson - 57
  • 2014 - Bill Houghton & Cole - 54
  • 2015 - Tony Ralph & Joson - 60
  • 2016 - Paul Savin & Michael - 58
    Kevin Donohue & John - 58
  • 2017 - Jack Bieber & Judd - 58
  • 2018 - Kevin Donohue & John - 58
  • 2019 - Lee Ragland & Ben - 57
  • 2020 - Peter Canton & Jerry 62 (Marina GC)
    George Ellard & Will 62 (Marina GC)
  • 2021 - Mark Molumphy & Thomas - 58

Aces

  • 1951 - John Tate Jr.7th hole - 163 yards - 5 iron
  • 1955 - Bob Snelling3rd hole - 109 yards - 9 iron
  • 1956 - John Geiger2nd hole - 131 yards - 6 iron
  • 1959 - Bruce Seligman1st hole - 164 yards - 4 iron
  • 1959 - Mike Holland3rd hole - 109 yards - 7 iron
  • 1959 - Jon Brand2nd hole - 131 yards - 4 iron
  • 1961 - I. G. Zahat4th hole - 178 yards - 4 iron
  • 1962 - Ken Kerns Spalding5th hole - 187 yards - 3 wood
  • 1971 - Peter Bylacq8th hole - 113 yards - 9 iron
  • 1971 - John LeRoux8th hole - 113 yards - 6 iron
  • 1971 - Bud Behrend3rd hole - 109 yards - 9 iron
  • 1971 - Bill Moll1st hole - 164 yards - 4 wood
  • 1972 - Ken Kundert4th hole - 178 yards - 5 iron
  • 1985 - John Mullen Jr.1st hole - 164 yards - 4 iron
  • 1985 - Gary Baffico4th hole - 178 yards - 7 iron
  • 1989 - Doug Nelson7th hole - 163 yards - 6 iron
  • 1990 - Scott Nelson6th hole - 109 yards - wedge
  • 1995 - Pat Quinn4th hole - 178 yards - 6 iron
  • 1995 - Chris Perez6th hole - 109 yards - sand wedge
  • 1996 - Kevin Johnson6th hole - 109 yards - lob wedge
  • 1999 - Billy Meek6th hole - 109 yards - wedge
  • 2000 - Dave Sciandri6th hole - 109 yards - gap wedge
  • 2007 - Kevin Tierney2nd hole - 131 yards - 7 iron
  • 2009 - Zak Leuesque4th hole - 178 yards - 6 iron
  • 2011 - Brad Jones7th hole - 163 yards - 6 iron
  • 2016 - Eric Jones6th hole - 109 yards - wedge
  • 2021 - Adam O’Dea9th hole - 187 yds. 5 wood

Results, Entry Form & Tee Times

2022 Tournament Dates (Saturdays & Sundays)
September 24-25, 2022Medal Play (Stroke Play)
October 1-2, 2022, 2022Match Play - Brackets
October 8-9, 2022, 2022Match Play - Brackets Semi Finals and Finals

Entries accepted after August 14, 2022. First 96 entries will be accepted.

Entry deadline is September 10, 2022.

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2021 Results

Sunday, 2021 October 10, Final Results
              Flight                Result
              Championship          Panos Gogonas + Yanni def. Mark Molumphy + Thomas 4-3
              
              Culligan Family       Russell Wong + Tyler def. Patrick Quinn + Bryce 19th hole
              
              1st - John Ambrosio   Mark Clementi + William def. David Salyer + Jeffery 3-1
              
              2nd - John Susko      Vidal Carlin + Josefa def. Dan Markey + Ed 4-3
              
              3rd - Art Rosenbaum   George Bacigalupi + Paul def. Shahin Nazarian + Andre 2 up
              
              4th - Ethel Venturi   Ravi Wilson + Satchel def. Andrew Soss + Marc 1 up
              
              5th - Alta Sumers     John Keenan + John def. Michael Rubenstein + Henry 4-2
              
              Nelson Cullenward     Joel Nicolas + Matthew def. Michael Mendoza + Santiago 4-3