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Experience Sandpiper

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This one is about the experience…

47a5cf20b3127cce98572cfa614e00000030100AauWTJk4YsWSgFor the past 7 years Future Champions Golf has been hosting an annual event in October at the beautiful Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara, CA. When I played collegiate golf for the SDSU Men’s Golf Team back in the late 90’s we played UC Santa Barbara’s Tournament at Sandpiper and it was one of my favorite courses to play; so beautiful and so challenging. What makes it challenging is the greens; they are always in fantastic shape and at speeds played at a major championship. The severity of the tilts from back to front are amazing and this puts a premium on your iron play to hit your approach shot below the pin so you have an uphill putt. With this crazy demand on your iron play it then becomes important to hit your drive in the fairway so you can control your golf ball. Catching a flyer at Sandpiper and hitting it past the pin doesn’t make par impossible but it makes it much harder for sure.

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The golf course is set right on the ocean and has several holes right along the California coast. The first 5 holes are all inland and you can’t really see the ocean until you walk up to the green on the par 5 fifth hole. Hopefully you don’t get distracted lining up your eagle putt. The 6th tee is literally on the cliff and is a gorgeous mid length par 3 that requires a solid shot as the wind is usually blowing steady here. The next 3 holes on the front 9 head back away from the ocean but are a good test of three steady par 4’s with good length and of course some strong tilt on the greens from back to front. The back 9 is where you really start to see the beauty of Sandpiper with the dogleg left 10th hole that has a very 47a2ce34b3127cce98568edcb41f00000030100AauWTJk4YsWSgnarrow two-tiered green. From the tee box you can’t help but look out at the ocean in the distance. The 11th tee is the annual photo hole that we have thousands of pictures on our website from. It’s a downhill par 3 with a severely tilted green from back left to front right. The tee shot looks right at he ocean with a gorgeous sandy beach and palm trees. The par 4 12th hole is back up hill and for the boys 15-18 play from a tee box that sits basically on the beach. Hole 13 is again on the ocean and very similar to hole #4 on Torrey Pines South although at Sandpiper this hole is a par 5 and has a tough ravine to carry near the green. The finishing stretch requires accurate driving and continue to place your approach shots short of the hole. The final hole is unique as it is a par 3 over the only lake on the course. The green is severely tilted from back to front and many of our championships have come down to the final hole. It is a great scene to watch players finish here with an amphitheater like atmosphere behind the green and near the clubhouse.

Future Champions Golf prides itself on creating experiences for kids and families that last a lifetime. This event fulfills this mission and we are so happy to continue to offer this extraordinary experience at the amazing Sandpiper Golf Club.

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Past Results:

2015 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Cullen Plousha, Carlsbad, CA
70, 74: 144
Girls 15-18
Kornkamol Sukaree, Anaheim, CA
69, 77: 146
Boys 13-14
Michael Son, Korea
76, 75: 151
Girls 13-14
Isabella Ranches, San Diego, CA
87, 91: 178
Boys 11-12
Arman Rahgozar, San Diego, CA
79, 89: 168
2014 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Boys 15-18
C.J. Coleman 2015, Manhattan Beach, CA
71 70 141
Girls 15-18
Chaehee Oh 2015, Gardena, CA
69 80 149
Boys 13-14
Alexander Yang 2021, Corona del mar, CA
68 70 138
Girls 13-14
Yuree Huh 2019, San Diego, CA
90 85 175
Boys 11-12
Cooper Goyette 2020, Newbury Park, CA
75 76 151
2013 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Boys 15-18
Corey Eddings, Roseville, CA
73 71 144
Girls 15-18
Haley Tygret, Gardena, CA
74 76 150
Boys 13-14
Devon Bling, Ridgecrest, CA
72 70 142
Girls 13-14
Taylor Scornavacco, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
80 85 165
Boys 11-12
Alexander Yang, Newport coast, CA
74 73 147
Girls 11-12
Emma Han, Walnut, CA
84 88 172
2012 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 16-18
Jonah Texiera
68-71
Girls 15-18
Yubin Huh
76-82
Boys 13-15
Marc Hansen
76-73
Girls 11-14
Isabella Vigna
94-85
Girls 11-12
Wesley Harper
74-86
Boys 10 and under
Ryan Hansen
104-99
2011 CHAMPIONS
Boys 16-18
Ben Doyle
73-69
Girls 15-18
Kassidy Teare
78-78
Boys 13-15
Sean Crocker
73-75
Boys 11-12
Charlie Magruder
75-75
Boys 10 and under
Ryan Smith
77-74
Girls 10 and under
Amary Avery
76-83
2010 CHAMPIONS
Boys 16-18
Cody Miller
77-75
Girls 15-18
Texie June Petchel
83-84
Boys 13-15
Gordon Neale
79-75
Girls 11-14
Alisa Snyder
78-75
Boys 11-12
Dominic Rector
74-80
Boys 10 and under
Hansi Hell
77-71
Girls 10 and under
Karah Sanford
74-76
2009 CHAMPIONS 
Boys All Stars
Matthew Hansen
74-70
Girls All Stars
Casie Cathrea
81-71
Boys 13-15
Tyler Moore
74-75
Girls 11-14
Haley Moore
82-89
Boys 11-12
Sahith Theegala
77-73
Boys 10 and under
Devon Bling
77-78
Girls 10 and under
Jade Isra Siphomsay
82-78

 

 

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