Barbara Youth Golf Association
Memorial Jr. Golf Fund
were held at the Mass. National Cemetery on
"Tony" Gomez of Marstons Mills, MA and formally of Santa Barbara, CA,
died suddenly in his home with his dedicated care provider, Beverly
"Blossom" Anderson by his side on October 16, 2013.
While living in Santa Barbara, Tony worked as a gardener and was an
avid golfer. In 1963, Tony was the Champion of the Santa Barbara
Men’s Golf Club; and was a founding member of the Santa
Barbara, Los Paisanos Golf Club, where he was Club Champion in 1964,
1967 and 1977. He is a member of the Los Paisanos Hall of Fame.
A proud World War II Veteran, Tony served overseas in the Philippines
and Japan. A Rifleman with the US Army 35th Infantry Regiment, he was
initially in the Philippines and then was part of the Allied occupation
forces in Japan. Tony was awarded five service medals including the
Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Philippines Liberation, Good Conduct, World
War II Victory and Army of Occupation.
lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to
benefit Santa Barbara youth golf programs.
Donations can be made through PayPal, by clicking the donate
button below. Proceeds will be distributed to the junior programs
included on this website and used to purchase equipment or to sponsor
youth golfers to participate in these programs.
special thanks to
Tony's nephew, Anthony Gomez, for making this
Credit Cards will be billed with "Youth Golf" or "SB Youth Golf" on
your statement. Our site is not
non-profit, so donations may not qualify as tax deductible. Please
check with your accountant or tax advisory to be certain.. As an
alternative, the PARC Foundation, which handles donations
directly to the Russ Morrison Jr. Golf Program, is a non-profit, and
donations can be made directly to that program
via checks made out to PARC Foundation, and mailed
PARC Foundation, P. O. Box 91742, Santa Barbara, CA 93190.
Please include: "Tony Gomez Memorial
in the notation area, so PARC knows the funds are for junior
never too young to start! Guppy is for children 3 to 6.
LPGA golf instructor, Sally Quinlan Guppy Golf offers fun and
keeping activities including putting, chipping, and full
ages 7 to 17, this program provides a social
non-competitive environment to help teach the fundamentals of
golf to beginners, and also includes twice weekly course
for advanced members of the Blue Group. Learn
PGA instructors Dave Thornton and Brent Cole for fun and informative
summer and Spring Break golf camps.Learn
First Tee in Santa Barbara
First Tee is a national junior
golf instruction program for kids of all golf skill levels from ages 7
to 17. Courses run 9 weeks, and are offered 4 times a year. The program
not only teaches golf, but also focuses on 9-core
values for success in life as well as on the course. Learn
Youth Golf Leagues
in a monthly after-school 9-hole junior golf
league. Trophies, awards, and
prizes awarded in 2 age divisions, 9-11 and 12-14. Sign ups
begin in August each year. Requires a golf coach or golf
Barbara Junior Golf
Tour provides competitive stroke and match play in both
team events. Tournaments are held throughout the summer at local and
nearby courses and country clubs. Ages 10 to 18. Membership requires
passing a qualifier and a recommendation from a golf coach or
instructor to participate in the qualifier. Learn
Youth Golf would like to thank Dr.
Steve Smith, PhD
Sports Psychologist for
his support of Junior Golf!
You can visit Dr. Steve at his website at: sparcsb.com
Or like him on Facebook at: facebook.com/sparcsb
ups for The First Tee and Russ Morrison Jr. Golf Programs will begin
again in mid-January.
Please check back after the hollidays for sign up
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