October 28, 1993
The Glendale City Council has approved a $3-million expansion and remodeling project at Oakmont Country Club. City staff told council members that the purpose of the project, scheduled to begin in January, is not to attract more members, but to better accommodate the needs of the club's 730 members. The plan approved Tuesday calls for demolition of the existing snack bar and relocation of other utilities equipment.
June 15, 2007 |
The last time the U.S. Open came to Oakmont Country Club, in 1994, the scoring average for the first round was 75.2. So, 13 years later, 284 yards longer and with one shot lost to par, Oakmont yielded a scoring average Thursday of 75.3. Oakmont's official length is 7,230 yards and its playing as a par 70 now instead of the par 71 when Ernie Els won in 1994, but regardless of the numbers, it's still capable of packing a wallop.
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February 15, 1997 |
You don't often see a golf caddie shinny up a palm tree, but one did at the Oakmont Country Club on Friday. Anything, apparently, to save a player a penalty stroke for a lost ball. The arboreal rescue effort added a slightly silly, if perhaps desperate, touch to the opening round of the Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship--a day that mixed the unexpected with the usually sedate. Like the man in the Green Bay Packers jersey--but no Cheesehead--who stood out in a crowd dressed in pastel prep.
February 14, 1997 |
Any number of factors can come into play when LPGA players pick and choose which tournaments they will enter, but the decision to play in this weekend's Los Angeles Women's Championship at Oakmont Country Club was easy to make for at least three tour veterans. Jan Stephenson, Jane Geddes and Chris Johnson each won at Oakmont when the tour visited from 1985-87. So when they found out that Oakmont would be a tour stop again, they were among the first to sign up.
June 14, 2007 |
The par-three eighth at Oakmont is certain to give the U.S. Open field a test -- and a workout. At 288 yards, it is the longest par three in major championship history, passing the 262-yard No. 17 at Interlachen at the 1930 Open, according to Rand Jerris of the USGA: The folks at Oakmont Country Club didn't like it much when several players needed only five-irons to reach the 252-yard par-three eighth hole during the 2003 U.S. Amateur Championship.
February 12, 1997
The Los Angeles Women's Championship is a 54-hole, $650,000 LPGA Tournament that runs Friday through Sunday at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. An impressive field featuring 25 of the top 30 money winners from this year's tour is vying for the $97,500 first prize. The two-day pro-am includes 76 teams of five--40 that tee off today, with 36 more on Thursday. Each fivesome consists of four amateurs and one professional. Prizes go to the winners.
June 16, 1994 |
They're hard, they're fast and they're the color of Kermit the Frog's family portrait. They are the greens at Oakmont Country Club, where the 94th U.S. Open begins today in hot, humid weather guaranteed to curl your hair, stick your shirt to your back and make you feel as uncomfortable as possible while standing over a putt. These aren't greens, they're pressure points. The last time anyone saw something this fast, they were waving a checkered flag at it. It's all a little unnerving.