San Francisco Clubs Helped Trainer Progress
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in Global Golf Post after Martin Trainer captured the El Bosque Mexico Championship on the Web.com Tour in March 2018. Trainer won his first PGA Tour event last week at the Puerto Rico Open. We are reprising this story in recognition of that victory.
It warms the cockles when good things happen to good people in golf, and I could not help but delight in the news earlier this month of 26-year-old Martin Trainer winning his first Web.com Tour event, the El Bosque Mexico Championship. The French-born California transplant who learned to play the game on a municipal track in Palo Alto had made it into the tournament on a sponsor’s exemption after securing the last spot in a qualifier playoff. He then went on to shoot 14-under and win by two strokes, collecting in the process a first-place check for $117,000 that will it make it that much easier to afford the move he just made to the Haight district in San Francisco after living with parents once he finished college five years ago.
But what makes the story even better is the assistance he has been receiving from an entirely different source. And that would be the members of the California Golf Club of San Francisco, aka the Cal Club, in the form of a deeply discounted membership so he had a proper place to play and practice his craft. According to Al Jamieson, a past president of that historic retreat with the towering eucalyptus tree...
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