Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Coming To Arroyo Trabuco in August

The South County Club Academy and Arroyo Trabuco are excited to host the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, the nation’s largest junior golf tour, in August. Click the button below to sign up your junior now for this exclusive event on Aug. 15-16.

The tour is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It was founded in 2007 “with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one,” according to www.hjgt.org.

The tour is open to both male and female players who compete in individual and team competitions. Juniors compete in six divisions. They are: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys under 10, Girls 14-18, and Girls Under 13.

The event at Arroyo will feature stroke play and team competitions. See the flyer for tournament details.

The entry fee is $259 for members and $309 for non-members.

This is the first time the tour has come to Arroyo Trabuco and South County Golf Academy Director of Instruction Brian Schippel said it’s a unique opportunity for local juniors.

“We are honored to be partnered with this tour as it makes its way to the West Coast,” he said. “We are impressed with their ability to run professional, and college-type events, and are excited to bring that to our students.

 

Arroyo Trabuco’s Golf Club’s Masters Preview W/Michael Block Prediction

The golf world entered last year’s Masters buzzing about the looming rise of a youthful Big Four. A year later, there’s mostly only talk of an emerging Big One – and it isn’t that guy.

DJ, not TW, is turning into the Tour Goliath that his tremendous talent suggested possible but hadn’t been realized. His breakthrough win at the 2016 U.S. Open appears to have changed all that.

After being named Player of the Year in 2016, DJ has only built on that momentum by rising to world No. 1 and flattening the field on the way to three straight victories coming into Augusta. But a back injury has taken him out of the running at the last minute.

Will DJ continue his Tour dominance with a win at Augusta National, a place where he doesn’t have a great track record? Or will players with a better history and feel for the place (Spieth, Mickelson, etc.) stem the tide and deny him the green jacket?

The question: Can DJ’s greatly improved short game and putting stand up to the staunch test at Augusta?

Does that open the door for a new face or will a former winner rise from the ashes to reclaim the title?

We ponder that and four other storylines coming into what many regard as the best week in golf and follow it up with a prediction from our head golf professional, Michael Block. Here’s a look at our top five.

Here’s a look at our top five.

DJ, will he continue to dominate is Out – His nearly unrivaled length has always made him a fearsome force on the Tour, but it’s his newfound touch on and around the greens that has changed his game and has him lifting more trophies. Unfortunately, a back injury sustained from a simple slip down a few stairs has him out of the running for a green jacket this year.

DJ finished a very quiet T-4 last year, which is his best finish at Augusta, previously T-6 in 2015. If he’s stealthily been stalking the jacket, then the new DJ might be ready.

The Golf Channel shared a story about all the work Johnson has put in honing his game inside the scoring zone (125 yards and in) in the past year, and his second major and a fourth straight victory will likely be riding on it. But most critical, will his recently steady putting touch stand up to the test of the slick Augusta greens? Guess we’ll have to wait until next year.

Will Jordan rebound? – We would likely be talking about a two-time defending champion going for a third straight green jacket had Jordan Spieth not gotten two consecutive tee shots wet on the par-3 12th a year ago. That turned what looked to be a runaway into an open door for underdog Danny Willett to sneak in and claim the championship.

Spieth claims not to be haunted by No. 12. He returned to Augusta last Dec. and played the hole without issue. Still, you can be sure the replays of his meltdown will roll when Jordan steps to the 12 tee on Thursday.

Spieth seemed to burn out a bit a year ago after playing a hectic schedule. He’s dialed that back this year and seems to have rediscovered much of the form that had him chasing the Grand Slam two years ago.

We know Spieth can putt the notorious greens of Augusta, but will his ball striking hold up under what are expected to be challenging conditions on Thurs. and Fri.? But if Spieth gets into the weekend around the lead, it’ll be hard not like his chances. With a T2, 1, T2 history at Augusta, would you bet against him?

He’ll certainly be seeking redemption on No. 12 and savoring another chance to win back the green jacket.

Is Rory ready? – The Masters is the only gap in Rory’s major resume. Is this the year? He seems to have found his form again after being briefly sidelined with a rib injury.

As one of the few on Tour who can challenge DJ off the tee, that’d be a power pairing if it happened on the weekend. Is Rory ready to end his major drought? It’d certainly put some juice into the Augusta gallery if he’s contending going into Sunday.

Can Lefty be right one more time? – Though he’s played some of the most consistent golf of his career and been around the lead often (see the British last year), Phil hasn’t won since he won the British in 2013. Can he pull out one more major surprise with that famous Augusta-friendly short game?

If he’s steady off the tee, the decider for Phil will likely be that claw putting grip he remains committed to. Can he roll it for four rounds again like he did at the British last year? If so, look out for Lefty.

Will it be a favorite or will it be someone like Willett? – More than the course, the weather may be the wildcard to answering this question.

With windy and potential wet weather on tap for the first two days, it could open the door for underdogs to secure some precious landscape near the top of the weekend leaderboard.

The forecasted cool conditions are being likened to 2007, when Zach Johnson used some clutch and calculated wedge play to surgically conquer Augusta National and the field. Will a similar approach prevail this year?

The Tour saw four first-timers claim all the majors a year ago. Will that trend continue or will a favorite emerge victorious? We’ll soon find out during one of the best weeks in golf.

Go to our Facebook page to view Michael’s predictions for the week as well as a few other video takes on the Masters, including Michael’s own personal experience attending in 2007. Happy Masters week!

O’Neills Bar & Grill Now on Facebook!

See O’Neill’s Events & Specials in your Facebook News Feed

Arroyo Trabuco’s O’Neill’s Bar & Grill now has it’s own Facebook page.

The restaurant is committed to high service standards and delicious food. That plus the awesome location, with it’s scenic landscape views by the 18th hole of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, make O’Neill’s a true hidden gem. O’Neill’s Bar & Grill has the best patio dining experience in South Orange County.

LIKE O’Neill’s Bar & Grill on Facebook for mouthwatering images, news on special offers, and information about our famously decadent buffet events.

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Turkey Camp is Here! Teaching Lil Turkeys (boys & girls ages 8-12) The Game of Golf

2016 Turkey Camp

Turkey Camp

Sign your little turkeys up for Turkey Camp at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club.

Turkey Camp has become a tradition at our golf course. Every year during the week of Thanksgiving kids come to our course for a fun and dynamic camp led by PGA of America Professionals and Junior Golf Specialists.

It’s the perfect way for grateful golfers to inspire their children to take up the awesome sport.

The camp is for boys and girls from 8 to 12 years old. The camp is Monday, November 21st to Wednesday, November 23rd from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm each day. Each child will learn full-swing to short game skills and receive on-course coaching. On the last day of camp the lil turkeys will play in a 9-hole tournament and then enjoy a pizza party with their new golf friends.

The qualified coaches leading Turkey Camp are Seiko Matsumura, PGA and Aki Matsumura, PGA.

Register your kids today.

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Who Else Wants to Enjoy Live Music Under the Stars?

Join us for our Summer Music Series!

We’ve put together three awesome events to create the Summer Music Series at Arroyo Trabuco. Three Thursday evenings, three talented bands, three mouth watering buffets, and you can enjoy it all under that stars. Find out more about each event and Reserve Your Spot.

Thursday, July 28th

Come see Branch & Arrow – This trio plays a great mix of country, new and old, Southern Rock and Americana.

We will be grilling delicious grub for our Barbecue buffet. Buffet costs $24.95 per person.
A limited Dinner Menu will also be available.

 


Thursday, August 25th

Join us and Hollywood U2 – A U2 Tribute Band

We’ll also have a buffet full of delicious dinner items. Buffet costs $24.95 per person.
A limited Dinner Menu will also be available.

 


Thursday, September 22nd

Performance by His Boy Elroy Band – The band plays Classic Rock, Dance & Blues Music.

Our chef and his team will put out a delicious buffet for the event. Buffet costs $24.95 per person
A limited Dinner Menu will also be available.

 


 

Summer Concert Series