CLOSER LOOK: Riverside Poly’s Eric Cross

Take a closer look at Riverside Poly’s Eric Cross and you’ll see a young man who has already picked his life path. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior is going to be a golf professional. First stop: Cal State Fullerton. The Titans offered and Cross agreed. Next stop: Go pro. He’ll have four or five years to get his game ready, and … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: May 2, 2012

I covered the Big VIII League Boys Golf Individual Finals on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 for The Press-Enterprise and came away thinking Aaron Wise (far left, in light blue above) has a lot more to offer. He’s just a 16-year-old sophomore and already 6-foot-2. His drives are 320-ish and he possesses a short game years … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Big VIII Golf Finals

I’m covering the Big VIII Golf Individual Finals today at Temeku Hills Golf Club in Temecula today for The Press-Enterprise. The best part of this assignment will be covering the Corona Santiago’s Aaron Wise and Ryan Odom, two of the best amateur golfers in the Inland Area. THE LOW DOWN: Corona Santiago’s Ryan Odom comes … Continue reading

Local Lessons: Inland Empire Amateur

I covered the Inland Empire Amateur Golf Championships on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, and Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, and came away with some blood on my hands… and my tape recorder… and my pants. No. I didn’t commit murder. I simply shook hands with tournament leader Nick Paez. He apparently had open blister(s) on his right hand. … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: April 18, 2011

I covered the Riverside Poly-Corona Santiago boys varsity golf match at the Golf Club at Glen Ivy for the The Press-Enterprise on Monday, April 18, 2011, and came away thinking freshman Aaron Wise is every bit the leader of the Sharks. The lanky 6-foot-2 righty was poised and in control of his game this afternoon, and was … Continue reading