Friday, October 31, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Mickelson-signed Masters flag is part of Madrigal golf fun

Phil Mickelson Sr., right, and longtime friend Mike Miller — who put the golf mentor in touch with the Davis Madrigals — show off a flag signed by PGA superstar Phil Mickelson Jr. The flag will be auctioned at next month's Madrigals golf tournament fundraiser. Courtesy photo

By
From page B1 | February 20, 2013 |

The inaugural Davis High Madrigals Benefit Golf Tournament, planned for Monday, March 11, at the El Macero Country Club, is just a dogleg away.

And while a round on the local links should be enough fun by itself, the involvement of world-famous golf mentor Phil Mickelson Sr. and his wife Mary — parents of PGA superstar Phil Mickelson — will make this day something participants will remember for a long time.

A former naval aviator who lives in San Diego, the elder Mickelson will conduct a rare fundamentals clinics and then join his wife in an address at the awards banquet following play.

In addition, the Mickelsons will add to the evening’s festivites by donating a Masters flag stick to the auction. The flag, which was actually a pin at the major tournament, is autographed by three-time winner Phil Mickelson Jr.

“We are blessed to have them involved,” explains Suzi Kinkle, a Madrigal mom and tourney staffer. “It is generous of Phil Sr. and Mary to be involved with us like this.”

So how did the Mickelsons get involved?

Kinkle taught at a school in Willows where Mike Miller was the vice principal. The two developed a friendship and through that relationship, Miller — although having moved to San Diego — knew the Madrigals well.

Miller, a close friend of the Mickelsons, was attending a function at Chico State with Mary and Phil Sr. last fall. Miller brought the Mickelsons to the DHS group’s wine pour that same weekend and involvement in the upcoming golf tournament evolved.

The Mickelsons’ offspring are well-placed in American golf.

In addition to the pro they call Lefty, daughter Tina is an LPGA professional in San Diego and son Tim is the Arizona State golf coach.

The senior Mickelson rarely gives clinics these days, but in helping to raise money for the Madrigals’ June trip to Italy, he figured an exception was in order.

“Until now, I have been successful in declining requests of this type,” Mickelson joked with The Enterprise. “But you just can’t continue saying ‘no’ to your lifelong best friend’s (Miller) pleading, especially when it’s a good cause (like the) Madrigals.”

Mickelson says he’ll talk about “implementing simple fundamentals around which successful golf swings have evolved for our three children. I plan the clinic to be very casual and informative and expect that requests and questions will partially determine the content.”

At the banquet, Phil Sr. says he and Mary will share personal family stories and “how similar experiences could affect the growth and development of (others’) children.”

Mickelson has been a longtime advocate and benefactor of junior golf and he and Mary have done extensive work on behalf of nonprofit organizations throughout the nation.

Madrigal tournament greens fees are $125, which includes golf, a boxed lunch, the clinic and dinner.

Tickets for the afternoon clinic (time to be announced) or the banquet may be purchased separate from the tournament. The clinic cost is $25 ($10 for youths under 18) with dinner tickets going for $50. The shotgun start is at 11 a.m.

Reservation forms are online at www.davismadrigals.com.

Notes: Additional tournament, prize donation and sponsor information is available from Rafael Soler at respvs@comcast.net.  … The Madrigals will be in Italy June 14-22. They will perform at the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Cathedral and other Italian venues while making Rome and Sorrento their base cities. The DHS choral group has opened the trip to the public as well. Find out more about the cost and logistics by contacting Dion Wiedenhoeffer at 530-219-4774 or at dionww@sbcglobal.net. Deadline to sign up for the trip is March 15.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8047.

Comments

comments

Bruce Gallaudet

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    State superintendent makes campaign stop in Davis

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Indians celebrate Diwali with gala on Sunday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Rairdan dinged for late report

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A3

     
    Veterans will tailgate at ‘Salute to Heroes’ game

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Wolk hailed for environmental votes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Yamada honored for leadership on aging issues

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Embroidery group meets at mall

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Bones for Life classes offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Bet Haverim will hear Israel update

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Local artisans featured at holiday craft fair

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Kids walk for friends at Birch Lane

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Got bikes? Donate ‘em!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Explorit: Creep out with some spooky science

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A4

     
    Shambhala offers Tai Chi class

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Enjoy wine, music and art at Sunday fundraiser for DHS choir

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Forum

    My choices on Tuesday

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Garamendi, Dodd get my votes

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

    High hopes for Sunder

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Public service is in her heart

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    A calm, thoughtful voice

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Sunder is a perfect fit

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Best predictor is past behavior

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Vote for students, with Tuck

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    .

    Sports

    DHS plays undefeated Pacers Friday night

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Blue Devil girls net an easy win at Grant

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Aggie offense A-OK; now what about defense?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    In Davis, rugby is as American as apple pie

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
     
    Niemi’s 43 saves aren’t enough in loss to Wild

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    Calling all artists for upcoming show

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    ‘Birdman': A dark comedy that soars

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11

     
    DHS Madrigals host singing workshop

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12

     
    Marcia Ball to play at The Palms

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    Big, capable luxury defines Yukon

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Joseph Francis Gray

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, October 31, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6

     
    .

    Real Estate Review

    Featured Listing

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER1

    Professional Services Directory

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER2

    Lyon Real Estate

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER3

    RE/Max Gold

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER4

    Kim Eichorn

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER5

    Susan von Geldern

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER6

    Team Traverso

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER6

    Yolo FCU

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER6

    Juan Ramirez

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER6

    Tracy Harris

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER7

    Susan von Geldern

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER7

    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER8

    Julie Leonard

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER8

    Joe Kaplan

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER9

    Melrina A Maggiora

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER9

    Coldwell Banker

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER10

    Leslie Blevins

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER12

    Julie Partain

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER12

    Robin Garland

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER13

    Jamie Madison

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER13

    Diane Lardelli

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER13

    Karen Waggoner

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER14

    Jamie Madison & Associates

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER14

    Lisa Haass

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER14

    Ciana Wallace

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER15

    Travis Credit Union

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER16

    Malek Baroody

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER17

    Marcelo Campos

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER18

    F1rst Street Real Estate

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER20