On Other Fields 6.15.05

Buick Scramble all set for June 26 tournament at Gilroy GC
The Buick Scramble, the world’s largest amateur golf tournament,
is scheduled to host a local championship at Gilroy Golf Course on
Sunday, June 26.
Buick Scramble all set for June 26 tournament at Gilroy GC

The Buick Scramble, the world’s largest amateur golf tournament, is scheduled to host a local championship at Gilroy Golf Course on Sunday, June 26.

Sponsored by Gilroy Pontiac Buick, four-person teams with certified USGA handicap indexes are eligible to compete in the Buick Scramble Local Championship at Gilroy Golf Course. Winning teams will advance to compete in the Buick Scramble PGA Sectional Championships in the summer. Two winning teams from each PGA Sectional Championship will advance to the Buick Scramble National Championships, scheduled for Oct. 13-16 at Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla. Interested teams can sign up for the local championship at the golf shop through June 25, 2005.

Tiger Woods returns as the Buick Scramble Honorary Chairman for the 2005 season. As the Buick Scramble Honorary Chairman, Woods is scheduled to present the trophies to the 2005 Buick Scramble National Champions at the awards ceremony following the conclusion of the final round of the national championships.

The PGA of America sanctions the Buick Scramble, now in its 22nd season and fourth under the Buick banner. The Buick Scramble hosts more than 1,500 local championships nationwide annually. Local winners advance to one of 104 PGA Sectional Championships, with those winning teams advancing to the Buick Scramble National Championships.

Entry fees are $100 per person. This includes a variety of Buick Scramble tee-gifts, greens fees, golf carts and incentives, including a dozen Nike golf balls and a redeemable Buick Scramble test-drive certificate.

For more information on the Buick Scramble Local Championship at Gilroy Golf Course, contact the pro shop at 848-0490, the Buick Scramble hotline at (800) 582-1908 or visit www.buickscramble.com.

Gavilan baseball camp

Gavilan College will hold its inaugural co-ed baseball camp beginning June 20.

The camp, which will be led by Gavilan baseball head coach Neal Andrade, Gavilan assistant coaches and players, is for children ages 7-13 who are interested in learning the basic skills to improve their baseball talent.

Two five-day sessions will be held, the first beginning on Monday, June 20 and ending Friday, June 24 and the second beginning on Monday, July 18 and ending Friday, July 22. Each day, the camp will take place from 9am to 12pm at the Gavilan College baseball field.

The fee for each session is $75. Campers should bring a glove, bat, hat, baseball shoes, sweatshirt and a snack.

For more information or to register, call Community Education at (408) 847-2514 or enroll online at www.gavilan.edu/ce.

GHS girls’ volleyball camp

The 2005 GHS Girls’ Volleyball Camp is an all-skills camp for all levels where players will learn the fundamentals of volleyball. The camp will cover passing, setting, hitting, blocking, serving, serve receive, various rotations and game play.

All camp proceeds go directly to the Gilroy High School boys’ and girls’ volleyball program.

When: Aug. 8-11, 9am-3pm

Where: Gilroy High School Gym

Ages: Girls entering 6th through 12th grades

Instructors: GHS volleyball staff

Fee: $70

For more information, call 842-1887.

Gavilan baseball camp

On Saturday, June 4, the Gilroy Tennis Club hosted the Hot Fun in the Summertime Men’s and Women’s Doubles Tournament. The ladies played at Las Animas Veterans’ Park and the men played at Gilroy High School.

Kathy Gonzales and Patty Ramirez won the women’s 8.0 division and Elena Ayala and Kathy Cabassa were finalists. Lora Bozzo and Iris Kabert won the ladies’ 6.0 division and Jeanie Alaimo and Gay McLaughlin were finalists.

On the men’s side, the 8.0-8.5 winners were Pat McBrearty and Ed Cecena, and Jeff Anderson and Bob Schuman were finalists. Chris Bhola and Gary Melching were the 6.5-7.5 winners, and Ray Blagoff and Bill Alaimo were finalists.

Ray and Lisa Blagoff provided nutritious snacks during the tournament at both sites. Following the tournament, Ed and Lucy Grisetti and their crew prepared a wonderful barbecue for members and players.

The next tournament will be the NTRP Gilroy Garlic Tournament on July 9-10. This is the Tournament of the Year for Northern California as voted on by USTA members.

For more information, visit the USTA Norcal Web site or the GTC Web site at www.gilroytennisclub.com

Gilroy summer youth clinics

The City of Gilroy will be conducting several youth sports clinics this summer, including basketball, flag football, fastpitch softball, indoor soccer, t-ball and volleyball.

Both the boys and girls basketball clinics will be instructed by Lisa Goncalo, former Santa Barbara High School junior varsity coach Lisa Goncalo, and will focus on ball handling, shooting and rebounding. Along with instruction and game play, there will be daily free-throw contests. Winners will take home prizes at the end of the week.

The volleyball clinics are open to middle school and high school students only and will be divided by Beginning/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced to accommodate all level players. Gilroy High School volleyball coach Sue Grogan will instruct participants on proper footwork, setting, spiking and passing techniques.

At the flag football clinics, participants will learn the basics of pass throwing, pass catching, route running and playing defense from former Saratoga High junior varsity football coach and Gavilan College football player Kitrell Hayslett. Players will spend half their time learning new skills and the other half perfecting them in non-contact scrimmages.

The indoor soccer clinics are new for this summer. Indoor soccer allows participants to play the ball off the wall, making for a fast-paced twist on the sport of soccer. Players are forced to make good passes and think quickly as they try and score a goal.

The fastpitch softball and t-ball clinics give players a chance to hone their skills before the leagues begin. Fastpitch participants can expect a challenging level of instruction on how to field ground balls, catch fly balls, steal bases and bat properly. At the t-ball clinic, players will learn basic mechanics including catching, batting and baserunning.

All clinic-goers will receive a practice pinnie required for each clinic practice. Those who join three or more clinics will receive a City of Gilroy sports bottle. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the summer at the Community Services Department at 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy, but early sign-up is encouraged because some camps are only offered once.

For all camps, except t-ball, fast pitch softball and girls basketball, fees are $40 for residents, $45 for non-residents.

SCHEDULE OF CLINICS

Flag Football

Dates Times Age group

6/27-7/1 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

7/11-15 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

7/25-29 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

8/8-12 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

Location: Solorsano Field

Boys’ Basketball

Dates Times Age group

6/27-7/1 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

Location: Gilroy High School

8/8-12 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

Location: Solorsano Gymnasium

T-Ball

Dates Times Age group

7/5-8 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

7/18-22 9am-12pm Ages 5-8

Location: Christmas Hill Park

Fee: $32/res, $45/non-res

Fastpitch Softball

Dates Times Age group

7/5-8 1-4pm Ages 12-15

7/18-22 1-4pm Ages 9-12

Location: Christmas Hill Park

Fee: $32/res, $45/non-res

Girls Basketball

Dates Times Age group

7/5-8 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

Location: Solorsano Gymnasium

Fee: $32/res, $45/non-res

Indoor Soccer

7/11-15 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

8/1-5 9am-12pm Ages 8-11

1-4pm Ages 12-15

Location: Solorsano Gymnasium

Volleyball

7/18-22 9am-12pm Ages TBD

1-4pm Ages TBD

7/25-29 9am-12pm Ages TBD

1-4pm Ages TBD

Location: Solorsano Gymnasium

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