Going to School on The Great Game of Golf


SUN VALLEY GOLF COURSE – It is not unusual for a school to have a parent fundraising golf tournament – with the traditional hole sponsors, closest to the pin contests, raffles and auction.

It is, however, quite unusual to have the students join their parents for the event.

That was the scene Sunday afternoon at La Mesa’s municipal pitch and putt – a nine hole course tucked in between I-8 and the city’s Community Center.

More than 60 fathers, mothers and children of the Warren Walker School picked up the sticks and headed out onto the links in the kind of brilliant, sun-drenched afternoon that this winter’s rainy weather made that much more appreciated. The tournament was named for the school’s inspirational artist and gym teacher, Savaii Seau, brother of former Charger linebacker Junior Seau.

Golf, they say, is a lifelong sport – and if that’s true, this Sunday outing launched more than a few love affairs with the old Scottish game. And, in keeping with a school activity, there was much learning to be done.

Students as young as pre-kindergarten learned not to walk in front of others’ shots. All were taught how to swing safely and there were on-going lessons in etiquette and honesty. This is, the students were taught, one of the few games in the world in which the players serve as their own judge, referee and scorekeeper.

Warren-Walker Head of School Ray Volker met each golfer as they arrived and was seen throughout the day delivering water to refreshment stands and assuring safety. Each hole was sponsored by a school supporter and, following the golf, all the families retired to the nearby golf cottage for a fish taco dinner and the announcement by Savaii Seau of the golf and raffle winners.

Undoubtedly there has been greater golf played at this little jewel of a course, but there have not been more energetic outings for a larger group of new golfers.

And there were winners: First place went to fourth grader Rachel Amaral and her dad; second place went to fifth grader Claudia Hall and her father; and third place went to Liam Hudson and his father.

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Tags: Coach Seau Golf Tournament, Ray Volker, Savaii Seau, Sun Valley Golf Course, Warren-Walker

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Comment by margaret hudson on March 15, 2010 at 9:56am
Congratulations to all the golfers !! What a wonderful day.........M. Hudson

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