Category archives for: Professional

Del Mar golfer Michael Kim named to 2013 USA Walker Cup team

Michael Kim

Golfer Michael Kim, a Del Mar native, has been selected to the 2013 USA Walker Cup team. Many of the game’s greatest players have participated in Walker Cup competition, including U.S. Open champions Francis Ouimet, Bob Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods for the USA.

Solana Beach golfer thriving on Senior Tour

A very short stint washing dishes at a Solana Beach restaurant helped steer Jeff Hart’s career path.

Former Carmel Valley baseball star sharpening skills and enjoying life as a pro

Daniel Camarena Photo/Charleston RiverDogs.

Daniel Camarena concluded his distinguished Cathedral Catholic baseball career two years ago in the middle of a giant dog pile at Tony Gwynn Stadium as the Dons celebrated a San Diego Section championship.

Former Carmel Valley standout golfer Michael Kim shines at U.S. Open

Michael Kim (Photo courtesy USGA/Steve Gibbons)

Michael Kim was 7 when he moved to the United States from his native South Korea. He knew little about golf at the time, and everything he did know was through the prism of the Tiger Woods phenomena.

2012 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship is May 18-20 at La Costa Resort and Spa

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees met with media members April 10 to speak about the upcoming 2012 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship at a press conference.

San Diego Derby Dolls wrap up season with toy drive


On Saturday, Nov. 6, the San Diego Derby Dolls will be wrapping up the 2010 season on the banked track in an intra-league bout, while wrapping up some gifts for children at Rady Children’s Hospital. This event will be held at O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Solana Beach tennis team places third in national championship

From left are teammates Florencia Cordero, Sara Cheng, Jill Cooper, Susie Burger, Crista Hubbard Gracie Jones, Donna Kuriyama and Linda Giase-Froese. Photo: Courtesy

A group of eight women have hit the courts regularly for years at Winner Tennis Club in Solana Beach. But when the women formed a team this season, none of them had an inkling they’d soon be making club history.

Del Mar woman’s career 180 allowed her to follow her dream

Patty Atkins, a former critical care nurse, has found her 'dream job' as a golf coach. Photo: Courtesy

Three years ago, Patty Atkins’ career was in full swing. After working for more than a decade as a critical care nurse, this mother of two was at the top of her game as a director for Sharp Health Care and her team had just earned the highly prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award, which was given by President George W. Bush.



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