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Barry Salberg
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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barry Salberg is a communications professional and freelance writer, with a wide range of media background, including byline credits in virtually every major golf publication.

Among his various projects, he’s written for Skype, EA Sports, and an assortment of other venues in a variety of styles and formats. He is a former marketing and sales executive in the apparel industry, and a former top-40 radio air-personality. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, and an undergraduate degree in Communications from UCLA.

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Bay City Epicenter for Major League Golf

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 5:42 PM

There's a plot of land near the southwestern corner of San Francisco that extends just slightly into adjacent Daly City. Keep in mind, the City of San Francisco is essentially only a seven-by-seven mile square surrounded by water on three sides. So, we're talking a little geographic rectangle here, maybe...

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Teen Queen Swings Again in San Francisco

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 1:04 PM

They used to call her Miss Firecracker, heir to the Dottie Pepper-Helen Alfredsson school of high voltage on-course emotion -- and not ashamed to shed a few public tears either. But then again, Morgan Pressel was only twelve-years-old when she first came to national prominence as the youngest ever to...

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LPGA Swings in San Francisco: Notebook from the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 3:09 PM

There's a framed exhibit that hangs on the wall in the lobby just adjacent to the pro shop at Lake Merced Golf Club. It's a tribute that includes Lydia Ko as a 15-year-old semi-finalist in the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in 2012. Now less than two years later, she returns...

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Big-Time Amateur Golf in San Francisco -- U.S. Girls' Junior Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 4:41 PM

While the big guns were doing battle last week at the British Open, another key tournament was being contested here in San Francisco. The 64th U.S. Girls' Junior Championship was held at Lake Merced Golf Club --technically LMGC is in Daly City, but it's just a mile or so from...

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Reporter's Notebook From the U.S. Open at Olympic Club

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 4:17 PM

There were story lines up the zulio as we rode the shuttle bus from the parking lot to the course last Thursday morning. Months of anticipation now finally coming to fruition in that bone chilling, early morning fog. Tiger, Phil, and Bubba all paired together and teeing off early at...

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Cohorts in Cool

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 1:11 PM

They called it "the world's greatest radio station," and back then, when AM radio really meant something, it very well might have been. From the late 1950s throughout the '60s, KSFO dominated the San Francisco radio market with a heavyweight mix of personality, style and swagger like none other. No,...

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Swinging With the Swells in Monterey

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 5:30 PM

It might have been some kind of world record. Almost eight minutes into the press conference for the upcoming AT&T Pebble National Pro-Am before the name Tiger Woods was even mentioned. And it came not from one of the media members in the audience, but from the outgoing Chairman of...

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Hillsborough Heavies Celebrate Concours d'Elegance at Crystal Springs Golf Course

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 6:06 PM

It's one of the preeminent old-guard, upscale communities in the West, one-time home to the legendary Crockers and Hearsts, later Bing Crosby, and now the likes of Charles Schwab. Mid-way between San Francisco and the top end of Silicon Valley, Hillsborough is also home to the longest continuously running auto...

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Annika Sorenstam Debuts Signature Chardonnay at the Course at Wente Vineyards

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 12:16 PM

It was something right out Herb Caen -- or maybe one of Pat Steger's society columns. Yeah, I know, unless you're a San Franciscan, you're probably not going to know those names, so let me hip you, and then we can move on. Herb was the dean of San Francisco...

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Let's Not Kid: It's Phil, Tiger, and Pebble That We Really Care About at the US Open

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2010 | 5:48 PM

The summer mornings can be cold -- even in paradise. Drizzly gray skies and heavy coastal air can play havoc with touch and distance, and cause some mean stingers on miss-hits. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's nowhere near as bad as the bone chilling fog or torrential downpours of...

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NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice Makes Pro Golf Debut on Nationwide Tour

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2010 | 11:57 AM

He was a shoo-in Hall-of-Famer, the greatest wide receiver of all time, and some say the best all around football player ever. But it's been the better part of decade since he last suited up in the NFL, and next week, at age 47, Jerry Rice makes his pro golf...

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'The Clambake': A Week Long Swing-fest with some PGA Action

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 5:03 PM

They called it "The Clambake" -- a week long swing-fest and celebration of the high-life, with an official PGA tour stop thrown in to give it a little credence. The Bing Crosby Pro-Am -- it was the grande dame of celebrity golf tournaments and everyone from Sam Snead to Frank...

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