San Francisco Public Golf Alliance


Since my son’s freshman year on the high school golf team in 2005, I’ve been involved with the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance. It’s a group of golf enthusiasts who’ve worked together to keep Sharp Park Golf Course from the hands of a group of environmentalists who sought to close the course and turn it into a wild life preserve.

Once a year the golf alliance holds a tournament at Sharp Park to remind the public that the course is always in jeopardy and requires stewardship to stay open.

The 2018 tournament is May 26, 2018. Entry forms are here.

We created a promotional video, to support the alliance, narrated by Mr. Bo Links.

Golfdom Magazine Cover

Golfdom Magazine hired me to do a photo shoot at Sharp Park Golf Course.

We hiked up the hill to photograph Wayne Kappelman, Sharp Park Golf Course Superintendent, in the foreground and the course and Pacific in the background. Wayne was awarded the Herb Graffis Business Person of the Year for his work at Sharp Park.

He had to figure a way to make the course green and playable, while eliminating all chemical pesticides. The result earned him thanks from the local community, environmental groups and appreciation from the players.

Photos were taken with a Canon 5DMII and Canon 24-105 lens.

Golfdom Cover