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By Jeremy Oberstein | December 1, 2007
BURBANK — Demolition of the clubhouse on De Bell Municipal Golf Course started Tuesday, elating officials who hope the new facility will attract more golfers. “It’s very exciting for everyone,” said Scott Scozzola, director of golf operations. “I’m really looking forward to the new building, and I think it will bring the whole facility up to a new level that we’ve never been at before.” Crews are tearing apart the building with light machinery as part of the demolition, which will last seven to 10 days, Scozzola said.
By Joyce Rudolph | February 20, 2010
A rustic exterior and timeless California design are reasons DeBell Golf Course Clubhouse has received the runner-up title in the national clubhouse competition for public facilities presented by Golf Inc. Magazine. The city-owned facility, which was renovated and reopened in early 2009, was recognized for its Craftsman design and choice of materials that tie-in with the surrounding natural environment, said Judge Bryan Webb in the publication’s winter 2010 edition. The design was submitted to the magazine’s competition by the architect Mark Melzer, principal architect of Irvine-based Melzer Deckert Ruder Architects and Planners, said Scott Scozzola, director of golf at DeBell.
January 12, 2005
Jeff Tully Editor's note: This is the first of an ongoing column focusing on local golf. A couple of items, if you will, before we begin. I'm glad that between my work and my location, I'm in a place that allows me to report on golf for my hometown newspaper. As a Glendale native, Burbank resident and assistant editor for the Southern California Golf Assn.'s "Fore Magazine," I hope to help develop solid coverage of the game in our area. This column will be a regular feature for the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader, and we're takin' names, so to speak.
By Jeremy Oberstein | November 10, 2007
BURBANK — With its new parking lot completed this week, De Bell golf course is one crucial step closer in the $6.77 million effort to replace the aging and rundown clubhouse, Golf Operations Director Scott Scozzola said Thursday. The lot was finished Tuesday, and visitors will now be allowed to park their cars there, as opposed to Walnut Avenue, where most parked during construction, said John Meyer, an assistant golf professional. “We’re still working on a few small things on the parking lot, but it is available for use from now on,” he said.
By Jeff Tully, | March 7, 2014
It might be difficult for the three local boys' golf teams to look forward this season without thinking a little about the past. That's because all three squads, Providence High, Burbank and Burroughs, all enjoyed their share of success during the 2013 season. Leading the way were the Pioneers, who, despite having a program for just three seasons, captured a share of the Liberty League championship. It was the program's first title. The Bulldogs competed well in the Pacific League, finishing second, while the Indians placed third in the final league standings.
June 20, 2013
Golf offer to reader Molly Shore alleges in a letter to the editor ("Low-income programs and the chopping block," Mailbag, June 19) that golfers who play at DeBell golf course are "fat cats up on the hill. " That is a surprise to the many members of our Burbank Senior's Golf Club who are retired and living on social security benefits. Remember, Ms. Shore, the original money to build the clubhouse came out of fees that golfers paid. The override in completing the building was not caused by golfers but by poor oversight from those in charge in the city.
August 11, 2011
Those who are so strongly objecting to City Council's decision to lend money to DeBell Golf Club would be advised to check out what is happening in Sunland-Tujunga with the beautiful Verdugo Hills Golf Course (“Water could change Verdugo's course,” July 22). A developer named Snowball West Investments, L.P., has purchased the property with the stated intention of destroying the golf course and building hundreds of single-family homes on 28 of the site's 58 acres, leaving 30 acres for whatever future development Snowball can get approved.
December 13, 2000
--Lolita Harper GLENDALE -- Nike will offer a series of holiday golf camps for boys and girls ages 7 to 17 at Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale this weekend and Dec. 27 and 28. Nike Junior Holiday Golf Camps are held at golf courses operated by American Golf and are open to juniors of all skill levels. They combine traditional golf fundamentals with instruction in such practical areas as golf jargon and terminology, proper etiquette and how to operate a golf cart.
By Jeff Tully | June 6, 2009
DE BELL GOLF COURSE — Tina Mickelson has experienced the frustration that many women golfers have faced in a sport that had been popularized my men. As a golf instructor at the Santaluz Club in San Diego, and a member of the PGA, Mickelson — the younger sister of the No. 2-ranked men’s golfer in the world, Phil Mickelson — has spent her career helping female golfers navigate all there is about the sport. “Sometimes it can be tough for women who take part in golf,” she said.
By Jeff Tully, | May 6, 2013
It was a struggle for the Burroughs High and Burbank boys' golf teams Monday in the first round of CIF Southern Section play. Neither team was able to qualify out of the CIF Southern Section Northern Team Divisional at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai. While the Indians finished 15th out of the 19 teams that took part with a team total of 424, the Bulldogs placed 19th with a 453. The team competition was won my Westlake, which carded a 360. It was followed by Oaks Christian with a 375 and Arcadia out of the Pacific League, which had a 376. Burroughs was paced by Patrick Colvert and Sivakorn Losakul, who both fired nine-over-par 81s. They were followed by Daniel Kesicbasian with an 83, Sean White with an 89 and Dylan McNeely with a 90. The top scorers for Burbank were Brady Dunayer and Andy Chung, who both had 85s. Teammate Jason Apinchapong had an 89, Jason Tatka also had an 89 and Grant Le had a 105. Crescenta Valley's Paul Park finished second overall with a two-under-par 70. The Falcons placed 17th with a 445.
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