Friday, September 30, 2016

It's Ryder Cup Week!

Santa Barbara is World Class Real Estate & Legendary Golf

september 30, 2016

When you think of Santa Barbara, most people think of year around sunny warm beaches, authentic Spanish homes with glorious views or red tile rooftops lining the downtown corridor.

Coming from a nationally ranked competitive golfing family, we think golf.

Some of the finest golfers, both PGA and amateur, grew up and made their home in Santa Barbara.  Santa Barbara has donated to the golf world Al Geiberger, also known as “Mr. 59” who became the first player in PGA history to card a score of 59, 11 PGA wins, 11 Champions Tour wins.  Buddy Allin (10/13/44 – 10/07) also a Pate Family relative, with 5 PGA tour wins.  Sammy Randolph, 3 time, first-team All American with 13 collegiate wins, US Amateur, California State Amateur, Haskins Award winner, low amateur at The Masters Tournament, winner of Bank of Boston Classic ’87 and now working as a PGA teaching pro spending time between Fort Worth and Palm Springs.

                                                           Steve Pate, 1999, Ryder Cup Team                                              
                                            “The Putt Heard Around the World” - The Country Club 

And, then there are our two Santa Barbara personal favorites, brothers John Pate and Steve Pate.  John is a nationally ranked amateur with mounting tournament victories as he enters the Senior Division of most tournaments. John has competed in many USGA events over his long amateur career. One of the most fun tournaments was when the Pate Brothers played in the US Senior Open in Omaha, Nebraska in 2013, John as an amateur and Steve as a pro.

Steve Pate has been on the PGA Tour since he was 26 years old, he holds six PGA Tour victories, and one Nationwide Tour victory.  Steve Pate, affectionately known on tour as “The Volcano,” has a charismatic way about him and is not afraid to show his “enthusiasm” when he misses a short putt.  He has also mastered the helicopter club toss!

                           Steve Pate, Ryder Cup Team, 1991, Kiawah Island "The War at the Shore"

The most exciting Santa Barbara golf moments were when Steve Pate was a proud member of two United States Ryder Cup Teams, the first in 1991 penned “The War at the Shore” at Kiawah Island and in 1999 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts with Justin Leonard sinking his long putt for the point win called “The Putt Heard Around the World.”

Enjoy this weekend’s Ryder Cup Tournament being played at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota.


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