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Golf column: Silver bells ringing in June

June 22, 2000

two men's basketball season tickets on hole No. 14.

A putting contest and lunch after golf will also be provided. Details:

(949) 263-0727.

Yardley VII, the fun-filled Newport Harbor High event and one of the most

successful fund-raisers in the Newport-Mesa School District, starts at 2

p.m. Golfers can register online at

George Yardley, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and Newport Harbor


alumnus (circa 1946), is once again the event chairman and celebrity


Last year, Yardley VI launched an essay contest for students, won by

Princeton-bound John Swigart, and began a community outreach with Olive

Crest Home and Services for Abused Children.

Some of the local golf pros expected to play this year include Big Canyon

Country Club head pro Kelly Manos, Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club head

pro Brad Booth, Santa Ana Country Club Director of Golf Mike Reehl and

Pelican Hill Golf Club PGA pro and Director of Instruction Glenn Deck.

The event raised over $40,000 last year for the Newport Harbor golf

programs. Details: (949) 856-2200.

Scott Kuhns captured the men's club championship Sunday at Costa Mesa

Golf & Country Club. Results are forthcoming next week.

The 101st Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship is

Friday through Sunday at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club will feature four

players with local ties:

John Wardrup of San Diego, a Corona del Mar High product and former

Newport Beach Country Club junior champion; Newport Beach resident Mike

Walker; former CdM High standout Chad Towersey; and Costa Mesa's Farrell

Hinkle of Mesa Verde Country Club.

Registration material is out for the 12th annual Steve Van Horn Memorial

Golf Tournament Scramble Aug. 28 at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club.

Van Horn, a former Estancia High basketball star, was killed in an

accident while on vacation in Mexico in March 1982. The event provides

scholarships for students. Details: (406) 995-2234, the Van Horn

household in Montana.

The 2000 Southern California PGA Junior Tour Championship will come to

Newport Beach Golf Course Aug. 17.

Richard Dunn's golf column appears every Thursday.

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