Join this great San Francisco golf tradition!

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Welcome to the Northern California Family golf Tournament

Family Tournament

Join this great San Francisco golf tradition!

Tournament Dates: September 28-29, October 5-6 & October 12-13, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays).

Download the entry form and send it in. Don’t forget to include your email address or we won’t be able to confirm your registration. Entries accepted after August 15, 2019. First 96 entries will be accepted. Entry deadline is September 15, 2019.



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 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.




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.



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.


For more information contact George Ambrosio  650-588-2911

For more information contact George Ambrosio  

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