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John Abendroth is a native San Franciscan, former PGA-Tour player, PGA Member, and a graduate of Weber State University, class of '74. As a co-founder of Celtic Golf Management in San Francisco, John is the director of golf operations for the company which owns Franklin Canyon Golf Course and owns and operates the Plumas Pines Golf Resort. John is co-host of Hooked on Golf, along with Mitch Juricich, since 1994 (KNBR-680 am and www.hookedongolf.com).
|Article by John Abendroth|
|2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at the Olympic Club, September 2016|
Paul Brekke-Miesner is the author of Home Field Advantage: The City That Changed the Face of Sports. Brekke-Miesner was born and raised in Oakland and covered high school and junior college sports as a stringer for the Oakland Tribune and Berkeley Gazette. He holds degrees from California State University, Northridge, and Lone Moutain College. Home Field Advantage is the culmination of thrity years of research and interviews and has received excellent reviews, requiring numerous reprintings.
|Articles by Paul Brekke-Miesner|
|Warriors Record Run Adds To Oaktown's Pedigree, May 2016|
|Oakland: The City That Changed The Face Of Sports, April 2015|
Retired San Francisco Chronicle sports writer David Bush covered spring training for 20-plus years and it was his favorite time of year. His suggestion that spring training last six months, followed by a six-week regular season, was only partially in jest. In this essay he recalls a venerable spring training water hole, the Pink Pony.
|Article by David Bush|
|Tales From Spring Training And The Pink Pony, February 2016|
Nick Curran was the NBA's director of public relations from 1969 to 1976. After his NBA years, Nick and his wife, Eileen, spent 47 years combined, partnering as vice presidents/financial advisers at Morgan Stanley and its predecessor firm, Dean Witter Reynolds, in Santa Barbara. They retired in 2012 and are the proud grandparents of Edison James Curran.
Andy Dolich, President, Dolich Consulting -- Dolich has held executive positions in the NFL (San Francisco 49ers), NBA (Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers), MLB (Oakland A's), NHL (Washington Capitals) Pro Soccer and Lacrosse. He is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Menlo College and teaches sports business at Stanford's School of Continuing Studies.
Pete Elman worked as a sportswriter for the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune from 2000 to 2011. In 1991 he came up with the iconic moniker RUN TMC for the Golden State Warriors of the early 1990s. He is a lifetime musician and record producer and currently teaching several classes on popular music through the OLLI program at Cal, Sonoma State and Dominican College. Elman is also the author of an acclaimed children's picture book with music, entitled Seasons, Rhymes in Time.
Leland Faust is an honors graduate from UC Berkeley (economics) and Harvard Law School. He was the founder of CSI Capital Management, where he served as chief investment officer from 1978 through 2011. Faust has represented hundreds of pro athletes over his career and Barron's has named him four times to its annual list of the top 100 independent investment advisers in the country. He has also been named to the Sporting News' list of the 100 most powerful people in sports, one of only two investment advisers ever to be included in that roster. Faust is also the author of the recently released book: A Capitalist's Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America.
Daniel Geary is an exuberant 49ers fan.
Dan Lindheim is a professor at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. He was Oakland City Administrator from 2008-2011.
|Article by Dan Lindheim|
|Great Game One, Festive Easter Sunday, Packed Oracle, Appreciative Crowd, April 2017|
Richard Lupoff has written two dozen novels and more than 40 short stories and is also a contributor to the Ultimate Sports Guide. Lupoff's latest book is Where Memory Hides: A Writer's Life, published by Bold Venture Press.
Dave Newhouse's journalism career spans more than half a century, including 45 years at the Oakland Tribune before his retirement in November of 2011. His twelfth book, co-authored with Eddie Hart, hit book stores in August: Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics. Dave grew up in Menlo Park, graduated from San Jose State, and has radio and television experience in addition to his work as an award-winning sportswriter and columnist.
Oakland A's play-by-play announcer Amaury Pi-Gonzalez is now entering his 24th season as the Voice of the A's for all Spanish broadcasts. For a sixth straight year, Pi-Gonzalez will also do selected games for the Los Angeles Angels on Fox Sports Network West in Southern California. Reprinted courtesy Amaury Pi-Gonzalez: That's Amaury's News and Commentary. For more information, visit: SportsRadioService
Jonathan Siegel represents individual employees and unions at Siegel LeWitter Malkani in downtown Oakland, where he hopes someday to be able to walk to a new A's ballpark. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelia Young, the Golf contributor for the Ultimate Sports Guide, was previously affiliated with the Oakland Chamber, the Airport Area Business Association, the San Leandro Chamber, President TLWGC, Mayor Emeritus of San Leandro, et al., and all-round lover of fun times.
|Articles by Shelia Young|
|Cecy Silva, Tony Lema Womens' Golf Club, October, 2017|
|Is It Golf Or Is It Soccer?|