California 2015

California · June 2015

In June 2015 four lucky members of Saints Golf travelled to northern California for a golf trip of a lifetime. Our purpose was to visit with some of our dearest friends and supporters including Dave Bonuccelli, Carol Kaufman and Kimberly Briggs.

Our first 5 days were spent in San Francisco where we had been kindly put up in the historic Western St Francis hotel right in the middle of downtown. Using this as our base we then had the fortune of joining Carol in playing some of the most renowned courses in America.

Upon leaving San Francisco we travelled south, stopping at Cordevalle, before settling into our base for the second half of the trip in beautiful Carmel. Here we met 600 Club member Dave Bonucelli and St Andrews alum Kimberly Briggs for what was going to be three days of incredible golf.

Day 1 – Claremont Country Club

Day 2 – San Francisco Golf Club

Day 3 – The Olympic Club

Day 4 – TPC Harding Park

Day 5 – Cordevalle

Day 6 – The Preserve at Santa Lucia

Day 7 – Pebble Beach Golf Links

Day 8 – Monterey Peninsula Country Club / Tehama

One of the most special features of Saints Golf is the ability to travel and spend time with our supporters, everyone on this amzing trip experienced this friendship and camaraderie in one of the most beautiful golfing locations in the world. Our thanks go out to everyone who made it happen.

  • “As a parent of a student presently attending St Andrews and playing for Saints Golf, I cannot imagine another University anywhere being able to offer a better golfing and educational experience than the one my son is receiving.”
    David McCarthy – Parent & 600 Club Member
  • “The golf programme they have at St Andrews is a great option for players who want top level academics but do not want to compromise on the quality of the golf programme - it's a special opportunity to be a student athlete in the Home of Golf.”
    Claude Harmon III
  • “For over 600 years the town of St Andrews and the University of St Andrews have had a seamless partnership that celebrates the legacy, tradition, and values that bind them together. This standard of excellence is seen through the prism of the Golf Programme.”
    Dave Bonuccelli – David L Bonuccelli & Associates, 600 Club Member
  • “I decided to start supporting the University of St Andrews golf programs about five years ago. I thought I could help make a difference for these programs by financially helping you start a golf donor program. I'm very proud that you have used my funds to create a Saints Golf Website to help you get the word out.”
    Van deWar – 600 Club Founding Member