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Pebble Beach caddies launch Christmas giving campaign

Pebble Beach News, Breaking Pebble Beach News and More: Monterey County Herald

Pebble Beach >> In what is hoped to become an annual holiday tradition, the some 300 caddies who work for Pebble Beach Resorts are in the midst of a campaign to raise money for worthwhile causes on the Monterey Peninsula. Dubbed the ...

AT&T Pro Am winner has golden putter returned to him 12 years after it was stolen

Pebble Beach >> When Aussie golfer Brett Ogle won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 1993, he was awarded an engraved gold-plated commemorative putter in honor of the occasion. To Ogle, it was a prized possession. As he recently told ABC News, ...


  • Golf

    Pebble Beach VP of golf RJ Harper dead at 61

    Pebble Beach >> RJ Harper, who climbed through the ranks at Pebble Beach from golf marshal to executive vice president of golf and retail operations and earned a reputation as the smiling, friendly face of the course, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at 61. Mr. Harper came from a humble background in Memphis, Tennessee, before receiving a full scholarship to Rhodes College in Memphis and graduating in 1978. “His dad walked out on the family when he was really...

    Tom Wright

  • Events

    Concours d’Elegance surpasses $25 million in donations

    Pebble Beach >> Besides being known as a showcase for the most prized collector cars in the world, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance celebrated a new milestone this week. On Tuesday, during the event’s annual charitable luncheon, the distribution by Pebble Beach Company CEO Bill Perocchi of $1.7 million from the event to local organizations meant that its total charitable donations to date have surpassed the $25 million mark. “This year, donations...

    Carly Mayberry

  • Business Columnists

    Steven Merrell, Financial Planning: Tax reform and the home buyer

    Q: I’ve been reading a lot about tax reform and frankly I understand very little of it. I am thinking about buying a new home and I am concerned that I will lose my mortgage interest deduction. Is there anything else I should worry about? A: If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, you should pay attention to the proposed changes in the rules governing the home mortgage interest deduction and Section 121 capital gains exclusions. The proposed bill will allow you to only...

    By Steven Merrell Financial Planning|

  • Golf events

    Pebble Beach adds 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and 2027 U.S. Open to its hosting duties

    Pebble Beach >> For the first time, the best female golfers in the world will find themselves teeing off on Pebble Beach’s iconic seventh hole with the waves of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop during a U.S. Women’s Open Championship. That’s because the United States Golf Association announced Tuesday Pebble Beach Golf Links will host the U.S. Women’s Open in 2023. It also announced the iconic golf course will host the 2027 U.S. Open. That’s in...

    Carly Mayberry

  • Environment

    Advisories posted at Stillwater Cove, San Carlos Beach

    Monterey >> The Monterey County Health Department posted two beach advisories on Tuesday due to high concentrations of bacteria in the water. The two affected beaches are Stillwater Cove in Pebble Beach and San Carlos Beach in Monterey. Concentrations of Enterococcus bacteria — a bacteria commonly found in the guts of humans and mammals - spiked over the past week, exceeding state standards in samples taken Monday. The presence of the bacteria may not pose a direct health...

    By Jeremy Rehm [email protected]|

  • Fires

    Fire at the Lodge at Pebble Beach causes damages, no injuries

    Pebble Beach >> A structure fire at the Lodge at Pebble Beach caused about $150,000 worth of damage but caused no injuries on Tuesday, according to a Cal Fire news release. At 11:56 a.m., the Pebble Beach Community Services District of Cal Fire was dispatched to a fire at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, 1500 Cypress Drive. According to Cal Fire, when crews arrived, they could see smoke coming from the second floor of the 20,000-square-foot commercial building. As fire personnel...

    James Herrera

  • Real Estate

    Pebble Beach Company affordable housing project tree removal under way, neighbors disappointed

    Del Monte Forest >> Work to remove hundreds of trees as part of site clearance for the Pebble Beach Company’s $8 million Morse Way employee housing complex project began last week as neighbors who fought unsuccessfully against the proposal looked on wistfully. Retired Pebble Beach Company official Mark Stilwell, who continues to represent the firm on the project, said it will take about two weeks to remove more than 600 trees on about 3 acres of the 13.2-acre site where...

    Jim Johnson