What do you do if you have a money-losing, mediocre golf course in a region full of world-class golf courses?
You let the fairways go and have putting contests!
Brian Newmark was just visiting family in San Diego when he dropped by the Encinitas Ranch golf course on December 26th for a little day-after-Christmas putting and chipping practice.
Turns out it was worth the trip, as Brian won the U.S. Putting Tour's National Championship qualifying event that was taking place at Encinitas Ranch that day. For his victory, Brian received a $100 gift certificate good at the pro shop and an automatic entry into the USPT's National Championship schedule for September at The Crossings at Carlsbad.
Dang. Lost out to Carlsbad for the prestigious National Putting Championship. Obviously, we need to get some of those miniature golf windmills and volcanos and such.